Hello Hubbers, thank you for last week's hubs supporting Cancer awareness, we had a total of 29 hubs on the topic. You can find them all in last week's round up HubMob Cancer Awareness, Cancer Prevention, and Living with Cancer by rmcrayne.
This week, we have an unusual topic which will let your imagination fly. This week we are going to be writing about the uncommon history of common things. This is the time to let your inquisitive minds find out about all those things around us, things that we take for granted and never before have wondered how did they come to form part of our everyday life. I am talking about common things such as toilet paper, zips, high heels, cutlery, deodorant, etc. Anything that you can think about; this week only your imagination is the limit. Surprise your readers with the most uncommon history of common things.
To join this week's HubMob please follow the steps below:
1. START YOUR HUB CLICKING THIS LINK. Choose the "Answer this Question" green button. Choose the MAKE A HUB ABOUT IT option.
2. Choose a relevant title for your Hub to get a good ranking in the search engines, AVOID starting your title with "Weekly HubMob"
3. Include the HubMob RSS Feed in your hub: http://hubpages.com/question/107216/hub … ew&rss
4. Add the HubMob graphic at the start of this thread created by wyanjen especially for this week's HubMob http://i665.photobucket.com/albums/vv19 … istory.jpg
5. Categorize your hub according to your topic. This week's topic is very wide and I have categorized it under Education. Please, categorize your hub under the category that fits it best.
6. After you publish your HubMob Hub, come back to the forum and post a link to your hub with a brief description of what you wrote about and why. Take advantage of the free publicity!
Hiya Princessa, great topic! I am so in this week. I love reading about how common things came about. I'll probably submit more than one. One question, how come whenever I include the Hubmob rss, it will be ok in the preview and then it will disappear. It's happened in my older hubs too. So I just delete the rss. Does anyone else have the same problem?
Have a great day,
Mine seems OK. Hope yours settles back in.
It might be the way you are creating the RSS feed itself. When you are using more than one word, put a + between the words. It should be recognized by the RSS feed system.
I hope that helps.
@topic- seems to be a very interesting and imaginative topic for this week's HubMob.
Good luck to all who write hubs.
This happens all the time when you select "copy" vs "copy hyperlink", "copy link location" etc. See leahlefler's response to you above. Or check out these how-to hubs:
http://hubpages.com/hub/HubMob-For-Dumm … HubMob-Hub
The Odd and Uncommon Histories of Commercial Icehttp://hubpages.com/t/20cc96
I wrote my hub: the uncommon history of the wishing well. http://hubpages.com/hub/Wishing-Wells-A … Decoration
Rosie, make sure you are not just "copying" the rss link: you need to select "copy link location" or whatever option your system gives when you right-click on the rss feed link. The first time I joined a hubmob, I had trouble with the rss feed disappearing and it was because I was using the "control-c, control-v" method of copy and paste. I hope that helps!
I wrote a little bit about lipstick. I've never participated in a hubmob before! I'm stoked and I hope I did everything like I was supposed to!
http://hubpages.com/hub/Mama-Why-Do-I-H … -Lipstick?
Sorry! - my link did not work before. The Odd and Uncommon Histories of Commercial Ice
Were Flash-Frozen Vegetables Invented or Discovered?
I've been planning for several weeks to write this ever since I heard the story. HubMob got me to do it!
Here mine on the history of coffee mugs
History of Chocolate Chip Cookies
http://hubpages.com/hub/History-of-Choc … ip-Cookies
This is my hub on the history of a common toy-the Slinkyhttp://hubpages.com/hub/Slinky-Toys-based-On-Physics-PrinciplesGravity-and-Inertia
The History of Toilet Paper
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-History-Of- … Paper-Roll
Thought this would make an interesting subject.
I've always wanted to write about this fascinating topic...now's my chance. Everything(almost) you ever wanted to know about cling wrap:
PS: Nice graphic wjanjen
Ok I'm in! I wrote about the history of mirrors - seems like a common enough thing to write about!
http://hubpages.com/hub/Reflecting-on-t … of-Mirrors
WooHoo! Fun Just finished
up with this.
Calendar History Of The Pope, Farmer
And Pinup Girl
I don't want to click on this, because it doesn't appear to be a hubpages link. Should this be flagged?
History of candles
Cuz I love candles!
This is my second Hubmob ;-)
We all use teletext, but did you ever wondered how it was created. By whom?. Read and enjoy ;-))
I thought Piggy Banks might interest a few people.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Piggy-bankssavi … y-or-coins
Hi, I'm camelia.
I wrote a short history of the paper coffee filter.
I just wrote about the advent of bubblegum, you can read about it here:
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-Uncommon-Hi … y-gum-pink
http://hubpages.com/hub/history-of-vide … ontrollers
My first attempt at a hubtopic. Hope I did it right
Hi, welcome to the HubMob
Yes you did things right:
1) You started your hub from the answer this question link, and
2) You added the HubMob graphic
There is just the RSS feed missing. It would be great if you could add it to your hub.
I have just put out something on ~~~~ Smoking
This is a history of the Incubator for infants.
This is the story of bricks. very common things.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Bricks-Used-for … y-Building
Thought I would do Popcorn. I thought it would be an interesting research. Hope I did this right.
My hub on the history of the pillow. http://hubpages.com/hub/The-History-of-the-Pillow
This was actually something I started wondering about months ago, and this week's topic gave me the perfect excuse to do some research on it. Thanks for that, Princessa! I learned quite a bit and had a lot of fun.
I decided to write about rocking chairs because they're something my family has always had and loved and I have 3 of them in my home.
A Brief History of Rocking Chairs and Their Rise to Popularity.
What a great idea this 'Uncommon History of Common things' is , I'v learnt so much!
The Hubmob weekly topic hub sprung forth from the act of brushing my teeth! I quickly searched to see if someone else had done the
History of the Humble Toothbrush
http://hubpages.com/hub/-History-of-the … Toothbrush
Enjoy. And don't forget to brush your teeth twice and after every meal. In a rotatory motion and not just from side to side. and don't forget the molars. And floss. And I'll shut up!
I love reading about the history of common things, because they so often have really interesting stories behind them. I've read a few great hubs that people have already posted so thought I'd try my own (my first hubmob!).
I decided to write about the history of the umbrella. It is so common that nobody really gives it a second thought and yet it has a really long history and originates from all over the world. Anyway, here is a link:
I thought some readers might be interested in the history of chewing gum.
http://hubpages.com/hub/History-facts-a … to-Present
I did another one, and have started a third though it won't be finished this week. This is a great hubtopic and has given me lots of awesome ideas! So thanks so much!
Here is my contribution to this week's HubMob Weekly...
The Uncommon History of the Common Paper Clip:
This is my second HubMob Weekly contribution (I started last week with the cancer HubMob) so I hope I'm doing this correctly. As far as I know, I am.
Thanks for a fun topic! I love reading this type of trivia...
Here is my hub on The Legend of Coffee! Enjoy!
http://hubpages.com/hub/Have-You-Heard- … -of-Coffee
Ok, here is my contribution to this week's hubmob. It is my first so I hope I did everything correctly. My topic is on the history of the yo-yo. Hope you enjoy it!
http://hubpages.com/hub/The-History-of- … Games?done
Yep, you did everything you needed to: Started from Princessa's link, wrote a hub on our topic, included HubMob graphic and RSS, and came back and posted in the thread. Welcome to the Mob!
Great job, Cara, and it was an interesting hub about the yo-yo.
Hi Everyone, I see there are lots commonality among us this week...sorry I couldn't resist. I hope you like my uncommon history hubs, I gotr excited and wrote two. The Uncommon Hisatory of a Pacifier (you wouldn't know that I am about to become a grandmother) and The Uncommon History of the Toothbrush. I learned things about each topic that I did not know before. I appreciate the challenge.
I have written one on the history of facial tissues, aka Kleenex.
I wrote my hub on the history of the coffee cup. I found a lot of weird information from researching this title. It's weird to see what coffee cups were made from.
And one more, A short history of the martini glass
http://hubpages.com/hub/A-short-history … tini-glass
This was such an interesting topic I decided to write another one on the history of toothpaste. Here it is: http://hubpages.com/hub/TheHistoryofToothpaste
Hello everyone! I really enjoyed last weeks topic but this weeks is lighter and fun. I hope you enjoy!
I guess dayohund beat me to publishing this but oh well, I still went through with my idea on the history of chewing gum. Gum is found almost every where in our lives nowadays so I started to wonder what sparked all of this. Which is why I wrote my topic on the History of Chewing Gum:
I decided to write about the old vintage kitchens small appliances we once used as compared to all we have now.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Vintage-Kitchen … -New-World
Great history of hamsters even though some of the stories vary this seems to be the break down of where they came from and when. Alot of good information in it.
Got carried away - literally- always wanted to write about the history of Kites and thought this was a great opportunity to leap from the humble toothbrushes to the
soaring History of Kites!
Thanks Hubmob weekly - for the inspirations...
Here is your Uncommon History HubMob Round-up hub. I have entered the first 20 of 45 links in the RSS so far.
Uncommon Histories of Common Things- Post It Notes, M&Ms, Chocolate Chip Cookies, Paper Clips and Much More
http://hubpages.com/hub/Histories-of-Co … aper-Clips
Learn interesting and uncommon histories of common things like Post It notes, sock monkeys, M&Ms, Twinkies, Barbie, Tupperware, popcorn, chewing gum, toothbrushes, coffee, zippers, lipstick, slinky, toilet paper, mirrors, piggy banks, umbrellas, pillows, and Coca Cola bottles.
Hi all. The common thing I wrote about is a phrase I often use with my kids. It has changed somewhat over time and in ways seems to have less meaning. So I used it as a jumping off point about making sense when we use common sayings when we talk to our kids.
http://hubpages.com/hub/A-common-Saying … ssues?done
http://hubpages.com/hub/Paperclips-An-O … mmon-Thing
Here's the link to my hub on paper clips. I use so many of them at work it was the perfect subject to write about. They are so common but oh so useful.
UNCOMMON HISTORY HUBMOB TOPIC HAS BEEN EXTENDED.
Hello HubMobsters. The Uncommon History of Common Things HubMob topic has been extended. A new topic will be announced next Monday by Princessa.
In the common history of thingamubhobs, how uncommon is this?
Usually there is a new topic every Monday. We mirror contest topics. In the "off season", when activity is low, we sometimes plan to run topics for two weeks. This one was not planned, but we decided to keep the topic due to multiple circumstances.
Oh goodie! I really want to write another one. thanks
Right, it wasn't planned... but I'm pretty excited about a second week. This topic has so many interesting hubs! I'm loving this one.
Great work HubMobsters! Let's keep it up for another week
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What could be more common than breakfast cereal? Here's a hub on how corn flakes came to be.
http://hubpages.com/hub/Corn-Flakes-The … tal-Cereal
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