The 2018 Hubbie Award Winners

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  1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
    samanthacubbisonposted 4 months ago

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    I wish to extend a huge thank you to everyone who participated in the Hubbies this year. It’s because of you that we have such a flourishing community. The team at HubPages is looking forward to next year (and those that follow) to brainstorm creative and more involved activities for everyone to participate in. Stay tuned for community polls for suggestions/recommendations on our Facebook page.

    We hope to promote user engagement and motivate authors even more with some exciting contests and giveaway opportunities as well. Be sure to follow our Instagram (@hubpagesnetwork) for giveaway updates.

    Head on over to our blog where we’ve unveiled the winners, OR read the weekly newsletter. Sign up from your “Account Settings” page if you haven’t already. I have some pretty cool stuff to say.

    Also, be sure to shoot your favorites a “congratulations” or a virtual high-five or something.

    1. chef-de-jour profile image98
      chef-de-jourposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Well done all you guys and gals. Fully deserved. Long live the democratic process!

    2. Thelma Alberts profile image91
      Thelma Albertsposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations to all the winners. Well done!

    3. erorantes profile image51
      erorantesposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Congratulations to all the winners. I wish you all are enjoying your success.

    4. gerimcclym profile image96
      gerimcclymposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      These awards were spot-on. Congratulations to all of the hubbie award winners!!!  smile

  2. lobobrandon profile image90
    lobobrandonposted 4 months ago

    Awesome! It's nice to see that many who I voted for are on that list. Congrats everyone.

    Small note to Bev: You at least get something out of the noobie attacks smile

    DrMark: That's a well deserved Life Time Achievement award.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I wanted to vote for Bev in the "Able to deflect bullets and attacks by Noobies" but I could not find that category.
      Oh well.
      Thanks. I am still a ways from hitting my next goal, which I will see as an achievement, but this was nice to see.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Is your next goal a traffic/earnings goal or that 300 article mark (no pun intended).

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 4 months agoin reply to this

          I was over 300 at one point but I deleted a bunch of things no one was interested in. I want to get up to 500k a month and was pretty close before that October update hit. My traffic went down about 15% that month but my income was not affected, which I thought was weird.
          My traffic is down a little this month again and my income is way up. I think this is going to be the best month ever, income wise.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Cool. Yeah, I guess the higher CPMs is helping level that ship.

    2. theraggededge profile image97
      theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I only just found out - thanks so much!

      1. Jean Bakula profile image94
        Jean Bakulaposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Your saintly patience not only with newbies but with tech challenged people like me can't be surpassed. I hope it all comes back to you 3x3x3!

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 months ago

    WOOHOO! Two years running! Thanks all!

    https://media.giphy.com/media/xmQh8NQ78y8QU/giphy.gif

    ...and hey, since I inspired Rupert to write this one, I'm gonna claim half credit for it. big_smile


    You're welcome Rupert! High five!

    Congrats to all the winners! Onward and upward!

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Haha, yea you should smile

  4. AliciaC profile image97
    AliciaCposted 4 months ago

    Congratulations to all the winners! It was great to see some new names on the list as well as some familiar ones.

  5. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 4 months ago

    Okay Keith. Which part of the T-shirt would you like? And, heartiest congrats to Bev for your tireless work in helping newbies as well as old farts such as me.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      I was saddened by your article today. I thought the fourth industrial revolution would have something to do with modernized and industrialized rutabaga production.

  6. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    I see that the "Hubber Mostly Likely to Be Banned" wasn't publicly announced, but that's ok.

    First, I'd like to thank all the little people. I will do my best to live up to this honor. big_smile

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      lol

    2. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Wait, does that mean they will send you a t-shirt that has the Hubpages logo with a big line through it?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Nah, just the usual $50,000 severance check. I'm fine with that. big_smile

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 4 months agoin reply to this

          They sent you a check? They just put my $50,000 into my Paypal account. I guess I am okay with that too.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Really? They've been sending me mine piece by piece over the last 9 years.

          2. Natalie Frank profile image96
            Natalie Frankposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Shoot - I just got stock options.  Maybe it will be better in the long run but I could really use the cash now smile

    3. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Deleted

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Those of us with the "skewed" sense of humor are really the normal ones. smile

    4. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      The community feedback seemed to suggest that it was just too negative. So to be respectful of everyone's wishes, we decided not to include it this year.

      I thought it was funny, but I guess my sense of humor is just skewed. *shrug*

  7. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 4 months ago

    Meanwhile, congrats to the winners. Well deserved and on the mark.

  8. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
    samanthacubbisonposted 4 months ago

    This was really fun for me to orchestrate. You guys are great. I'm looking forward to next year for sure. smile

  9. Chriswillman90 profile image97
    Chriswillman90posted 4 months ago

    Congrats to all the winners!

  10. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 4 months ago

    I just found out and am happy to have won it two years running.  Congrats to all the winners!  I loved seeing Bill win two categories!  Thanks to all who voted for me and thanks Sam for all the work that must have gone into orchestrating this.

  11. letstalkabouteduc profile image97
    letstalkabouteducposted 4 months ago

    Congratulations to all the winners! In addition to their writing prowess, they're all generous souls who share they knowledge on the forums or in their articles. I think so many of us here have been touched by Bill's encouragement and open heart. Dr. Mark and Bev show infinite patience helping new hubbers. I also want to salute Brandon for being a terrific authority for us non-tech types. I learn a lot from you so a big thanks!

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Thanks smile

    2. Jan Saints profile image87
      Jan Saintsposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Brandon must have missed an award by a whisker!

      1. theraggededge profile image97
        theraggededgeposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Yes, he must have sad

        Pleased about the rutabaga hub though. It inspired me to have mashed swede with butter and pepper with our Sunday lunch last week.

      2. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Looking forward to the 10 Mil accolade smile Long way to go but I'd like to have that.

      3. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        I agree, must have been close. I voted for Brandon and was sure he'd win.

  12. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 4 months ago

    Sorry about that Dr. Mark. I'm hoping the boffins of the fourth industrial revolution are working on genetically engineering rutabagas to make them palatable. That would be Nobel Prize-worthy.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 4 months agoin reply to this

      That would be great. After I read your rutabaga article a few weeks ago I rushed to the feed store and bought a bag. Even my cows were not amused. It kind of makes me wonder why Monsanto is not working to increase rutabaga palatability through GMOs.
      They could get the Nobel prize runner up.

      1. lobobrandon profile image90
        lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Because Monsanto doesn't exist anymore! I had no clue who they were just Googled it.

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 4 months agoin reply to this

          Which is why everyone should be against big Pharma.

          1. lobobrandon profile image90
            lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

            Yup.

  13. aesta1 profile image89
    aesta1posted 4 months ago

    Congratulations to the Winners. You are all very deserving of the recognition.

  14. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 4 months ago

    I think the Americans have a thing happening today big_smile Have a great one!

    The rest of us carry on as normal... if writers at HP could ever be 'normal'.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      Today was the first snow of the year. That's something big_smile Happy Thanksgiving to the folk across the Atlantic.

      EDIT: I must add it was good snow, just in the air and it all melted as soon as it landed. Not going to be so lucky the next time around. Got to prepare for the attack of the black ice.

  15. Kenna McHugh profile image88
    Kenna McHughposted 4 months ago

    Hot Dog! Congratulations to the winners!!!

  16. janshares profile image94
    jansharesposted 4 months ago

    Congratulations to all the Hubbie winners. smile Great picks, fitting choices. I'd like to offer an honorable mention to Brandon for being the coolest member of our HP community. cool

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      cool hehe I don't know about that, thanks smile

    2. Sherry H profile image93
      Sherry Hposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      +1

      Congratulations to all the Winners! I missed to vote as I was not here but if I were to choose these were (almost) exactly the people I would vote for. And truly a special mention to Brandon smile

  17. aesta1 profile image89
    aesta1posted 4 months ago

    Congratulations to the winners. They truly are great contributors here.

  18. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 4 months ago

    Congratulations to all the winners. It’s all well-deserved! And thank you to those who elected me as most likely to be a HubPages employee. Guess I need to get my resume in order. LOL.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 4 months agoin reply to this

      After Relache and Marisa, you're the only other person I can think of who would be good for that role smile

      1. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 4 months agoin reply to this

        Thanks Brandon. I voted for Marisa last year for that, when she was still here.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Congrats, Glen! And to all the other worthy winners as well!! smile

  19. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 3 months ago

    Thanks, Randy!

    1. Randy Godwin profile image92
      Randy Godwinposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      That's right Natalie, I forgot you won a Hubbie as well. Double congrats!  smile

      I enjoyed meeting you, Glen and the other Hubbers at Whistler, but sorry to have missed the dinner at Stonesedge. I was in agony and had to go back to the hotel therefore missing meeting more HP people. Enjoyed the experience anyway though.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image96
        Natalie Frankposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        I enjoyed meeting you also Randy.  Whistler was a great time and great opportunity to meet other hubbers in person not just on line.  It really gave me more motivation to keep writing and staying involved on the forums.  I am hoping that perhaps there will be something similar this year!  I'm sorry you were in such pain and had to go back to the hotel.  I had something similar the first night with a migraine.  I went briefly but then had to go back to my room.  But the rest of the conference I absolutely loved.  Hope to see you again sometime (hopefully at another fabulous conference in a wonderful location!)

        And thanks to the HP staff for sponsoring the conference and giving us a chance to meet.  I can't wait to see what "other opportunities" the HP folks have planned for this year.  Take care.

        1. Randy Godwin profile image92
          Randy Godwinposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          I enjoyed the experience as well, Natalie! Perhaps there will be another conference in the future. smile

  20. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
    samanthacubbisonposted 3 months ago

    REMINDER: If you've won any category, please don't forget to reply to the email! (Let me know if something went wonky.) Thanks!

    1. FatFreddysCat profile image97
      FatFreddysCatposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Samantha, I replied several days ago but have not gotten aa answer to my inquiry about the possibility of getting a t-shirt in 2XL size. I'm a tall fella (6 foot 7) so a standard XL shirt doesnt quite provide the necescary "coverage."

  21. Nell Rose profile image90
    Nell Roseposted 3 months ago

    Congrats Everybody!

  22. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 3 months ago

    Thanks Nell!

  23. Solaras profile image94
    Solarasposted 3 months ago

    Congrats to all of the winners!!

  24. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 3 months ago

    My prize package arrived in today's mail. Thanks y'all. I shall rock my HP tee proudly.

  25. Natalie Frank profile image96
    Natalie Frankposted 3 months ago

    I got my prize package as well.  The water bottle is great and I will wear my "ringer" with pride!  Thanks for such great gifts!

  26. Glenn Stok profile image96
    Glenn Stokposted 3 months ago

    I just received my ringer T-shirt and water bottle today too. That bottle is bigger than the Maven one I got in April. Great for hot and cold drinks. Thanks, HubPages, and to all who voted for me.

    1. Will Apse profile image90
      Will Apseposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Did the Maven visit entail any kind of surgical procedure? All those who went seem curiously quiet these days.

      1. Natalie Frank profile image96
        Natalie Frankposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        Not sure who you're referring to - I think we're all still around. And at least as far as I'm concerned I still have my tongue and all my fingers smile  Or did you just mean went quiet about Maven?

      2. Glenn Stok profile image96
        Glenn Stokposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        I don’t know what you mean. I see all of us being very active in the forums and/or continuously publishing new articles.

        1. Will Apse profile image90
          Will Apseposted 3 months agoin reply to this

          Sorry Glenn, that was meant for Solaras. Can't help noticing a change in the forums since the takeover.

          1. Natalie Frank profile image96
            Natalie Frankposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            How so?

            1. Will Apse profile image90
              Will Apseposted 3 months agoin reply to this

              It might have something to do with corporate brain worms, lol.

              I never thought I would say it, but I miss Making a Mark and Writeangled. Their savage criticism of everything HP set out a big space in which people could say whatever they thought was true or just plain boredom reducing.

              I mean, if they could be tolerated (and they were) people could certainly speak their minds.

              Also, I sense that Samantha just wants everyone to be nice. I reckon Christy had reached the sad conclusion long ago that people are pretty mad and there was nothing could be done about it.

              1. lobobrandon profile image90
                lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                What are you mad about? I see a lot of people speaking their mind about the horrible recommended stuff. I ranted about the bad QnA feature and the possible ranking drops due to it and quite a few others complained about this feature too.

                Right now I personally have no other complaints (not no more), you?

                1. Will Apse profile image90
                  Will Apseposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                  I am guessing that you are using the word "mad" in the American sense of "angry".  Rather than the meaning I intended of howling at the moon, unreliable witness, menace to decent folk, sadly crushed by an unrelenting and inimical reality that is not designed to support human sensitivities.That kind of reading...
                  lol.

                  But putting the cultural nuances aside, let us consider the evidence.

                  The Maven executive retreat was a remote location in the Canadian outback. The geographical features included millions of acres of gloomy, impenetrable conifer forests. With lakes that could gulp down whole cities of evidence...

                  Randy comes back transformed. Is there a more reasonable soul in the entire forum? Solaras is almost silent. Glenn is absent from controversial topics. I must admit that Natalie is a state unto herself but she is a rarity...

                  What is a person to think?

                  1. Glenn Stok profile image96
                    Glenn Stokposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    That all depends on what your definition is of a “more reasonable soul.”

                    You’re very observant Will, but speaking only for myself, Maven hasn’t changed me.

                  2. lobobrandon profile image90
                    lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    lol Gotcha.

                  3. DrMark1961 profile image96
                    DrMark1961posted 3 months agoin reply to this

                    You do realize this makes you sound like one of those conspiracy theorists? Is the alternative account going to be filled with articles like ""How to make a tinfoil hat to protect against alien microwaves"?

  27. theraggededge profile image97
    theraggededgeposted 3 months ago

    My package arrived this morning and the t-shirt and water bottle are lovely smile A pre-Christmas gift for me. Thank you.

    1. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Yay! Glad you received them so quickly. smile

  28. paradigmsearch profile image88
    paradigmsearchposted 3 months ago

    Commas; who uses commas; I never use commas; commas are for sissies.

    1. DrMark1961 profile image96
      DrMark1961posted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Is that a Norman Mailer qoute from his book "Tough Guys Dont Dance or Use Commas"?

      1. paradigmsearch profile image88
        paradigmsearchposted 3 months agoin reply to this

        I do post lots of quotes here. But this one though is a paradigmsearch original. And I start sentences with "but" and "and".

        1. DrMark1961 profile image96
          DrMark1961posted 3 months agoin reply to this

          I think that calls for one of your great memes. A PDS original.

          1. paradigmsearch profile image88
            paradigmsearchposted 3 months agoin reply to this

            Thanks. If a really good one comes to mind...

  29. Rupert Taylor profile image97
    Rupert Taylorposted 3 months ago

    My prizes made it across the border; the dog sled team delivered the package to my front door. Many thanks to voters and Hub team. I bet the Pulitzer Prize winners don't get a T-shirt.

    1. lobobrandon profile image90
      lobobrandonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      I doubt they do.

    2. samanthacubbison profile imageSTAFF
      samanthacubbisonposted 3 months agoin reply to this

      Woo! That's great that they made it safe and sound.

 
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