SYTYCWO Official Contest Thread (Week 4 Winners Posted)

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  1. barryrutherford profile image68
    barryrutherfordposted 11 years ago

    WEll Tweetmom best thing to do its delete it and all will be forgotten smile

  2. K9keystrokes profile image89
    K9keystrokesposted 11 years ago

    Wow! I have been scooting around to read some of the entries from yesterday (for today's judging) and I gotta say, I found some really remarkable stuff. It makes me very proud to write among this community of talented folks.
    Keep up the good work peeps! smile

  3. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    I agree with K9 110%   My only problem is now I have to stop reading long enough to write!smile

  4. Gordon Hamilton profile image93
    Gordon Hamiltonposted 11 years ago

    Belated congratulations to all the winners so far. I have just spent some time reading the winning (and many other) entries to the contest and have learned a lot - particularly about the Glasgow gangsters that are a mere twenty miles or so to the North-West of me...!! sad

    Hopefully, the worst case of writers' block with which I have ever been afflicted will soon pass and I can add some further entries of my own.

    Good luck to everyone going forward!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Gordon, I bid you a swift recovery from your writers' block. It is never a good place be stuck. Good luck with it.

    2. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If you're got writer's block, you can always fight it off by poking through the questions on the Q&A portion of HubPages big_smile
      A lot of Hubbers get ideas from there!

    3. cardelean profile image90
      cardeleanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The hubmob challenge is also an option for ideas.

    4. Gordon Hamilton profile image93
      Gordon Hamiltonposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks everyone! I am trying to push myself through the barrier and the Q&A and Hubmob are great ideas. I'll definitely give them a try.

  5. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Today's winners are up!

    • Staff Pick winner: cocopreme for her ice experiments for kids Hub
    • Daily Drawing Winner: sarclair for her frugal tips Hub

    Cocopreme's Hub won today's staff pick because it has original photos, a search-friendly title, useful information, original information, and judicious use of not only text and photos, but also video, poll, link, and Amazon capsules.  What's more, the Hub is nicely broken up by several text capsules with helpful headings and is very easy to follow.  Brava, cocopreme!

    And props to the rest of you, too!  These have been really amazing to read.  I am sorry I do not have the time to leave the thanks and comments I want to leave on everyone's Hubs!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Great choices! Cocopreme, kids are going to love your ice experiments, and sarclair-- frugal is my middle name! Big congrats for your winning hubs. It's so much fun seeing everyone working to create super good hub content. It feels like we're all winners...
      I think that means you guys have to split your winnings with the rest of us!? smile

    2. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I forgot to add the tag writingcontest when I published yesterday. Can I still add the tag?  Do I have to unpublish & republish?  Or is it too late?

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        You're saying 'yesterday' when because of the global time difference that could be any time.
        If it is still within the 24 hour period from 12pm Pacific Time then yes add the tag.

        1. profile image0
          Baileybearposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          it's still within 24 hours of publishing - so should be okay?

          1. IzzyM profile image87
            IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Yes and no smile

            If you published at say 4pm and added the tag at 3pm the following day, it would miss because the contest day in which you published finished at 12midday.

            But if the question is just can you add the tag after you published, then yes you can.

            1. profile image0
              Baileybearposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              if it appears on the list, does that mean it made it for consideration?

              1. IzzyM profile image87
                IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                Yes, but remember they have hundreds of entries each day. Best of luck smile

                1. Laura du Toit profile image78
                  Laura du Toitposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                  Does that mean if two hours after I published and it does not appear on the list that it will not be included?

                  1. Simone Smith profile image87
                    Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

                    Sometimes the list has a bit more of a delay than that.  You should be fine.

    3. eBuddy profile image74
      eBuddyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Simone, I created two hubs today, both on different Acer Netbooks and views. But one hub went to April 6th and the Other one went to April 7, but I created both Hubs today, how is this possible? Or will it just update later on and show up as April 7?  I know our time zones are different but I'm only 3 hours ahead so I wonder; how is this possible?  Thanks for future replies.

      1. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        You may have published one just before the deadline of the 6th and one right after big_smile
        Not to worry- both should be fine!  It doesn't really matter which day the entries are entered in. That's why we designed the contest without daily topics.

        1. eBuddy profile image74
          eBuddyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Hi Simone,

          Thank you very much for replying to my message, but I must insist that this was a terrible mistake from the system, as I published them both today with a three hour window between each Hub and one somehow shows the publish date of yesterday. I am aware that contest are not based on daily topics, but how can two hubs that I published in the same day, 3 hours apart in the middle of the day be separated? Perhaps something happened that I am not well aware, like maybe I started the hub yesterday but only published today, but I am not sure if this was the case. But if something like this is possible I just want to make sure that If I start a hub today and publish it tomorrow it will still count for yesterday. In this case I would avoid doing this.

          But this is just me showing that there was a problem I am not aware of, I am not trying to create confusion or anything like that, just pointing something that no one was aware of it as well. Thank a lot Simone for everything.

    4. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The links inside here don't work for me. Google Chrome user. I see no-one else seems to have any problems.

    5. BlissfulWriter profile image75
      BlissfulWriterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Simone, can you check the link that you put in your post of the winning hub "ice experiments for kids Hub"     I tried to click on that using Firefox, but it didn't work.   

      The other link "frugal tips Hub" works.

  6. Green Lotus profile image58
    Green Lotusposted 11 years ago

    Congratulations cocopreme (love your moniker) and sarclair! Very very cool.

  7. sagebrush_mama profile image60
    sagebrush_mamaposted 11 years ago

    Drat, I haven't had much time to write the last week...got one done this morning...looking forward to reading some of the winners from the last few days!

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hey, later entries tend to have a better chance of winning anyway, so you're all set!

  8. soni2006 profile image75
    soni2006posted 11 years ago

    I just published a hub for the contest - I think I am too late for today's one. Need to rush to my daughter's new school early in the morning. bye bye.

    Check it out if I am in for today's as I have committed myself to write at least one hub a day in the contest.

  9. JillKostow profile image89
    JillKostowposted 11 years ago

    Kids are the best solution for writers block....they always seem to be doing something interesting that gets my mind jogging or sometimes running.....lol

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image81
    Mark Ewbieposted 11 years ago

    I've just realised why I haven't won anything yet.  I was tagging with writingcontest - all lower case- instead of WritingContest.

    What a fool.  Five winning entries... all wasted.

    Anyway, I have rectified this problem - so looking forward to tomorrow's post and a bit fat cheque.

    Thanks in advance.

  11. sunforged profile image74
    sunforgedposted 11 years ago

    just in case that wasnt a joke - case would have no effect on the tag working correctly, as long as you can click on the tag and it leads to all the other entries than you are solid.

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
      Mark Ewbieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh.  Thanks.

      Well, there must be some other reason why my hubs were invisible for the first few days.

      I'm sure I pressed the publish button.

      I feel a limerick coming on.  Something about Nantucket.

      1. ByChanceTV profile image60
        ByChanceTVposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        "who put all his Hubs in One Bucket?"

  12. Laura du Toit profile image78
    Laura du Toitposted 11 years ago

    I created 4 hubs today - all linking as they cover the same topic. I tagged the hubs with "writing contest" but they do not appear on the list of writing contest hubs for today. Is this not automatically updated when you publish your hub?

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      tag is writingcontest - no space.  Retag ASAP

      1. Laura du Toit profile image78
        Laura du Toitposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        thanks smile

  13. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Week 1 of this contest is now coming to a close- phew!  It sure has been quite a week. 

    With no further ado, here are the winners for Day 7:

    • Staff Pick winner: SimeyC for his Hub on taking a road trip across the United States
    • Daily Drawing Winner: Gordon Hamilton for his Hub on different ways to cook potato skins

    SimeyC's Hub won Staff Pick for several reasons:
    -Its title, which is both search-friendly AND keyword optimized.  While "road trip across america" is not a very common search, "East coast to West coast" is searched 33,100 times a month, and none of the top three results are satisfactory answers to that query, nor do they contain particular threatening page ranks.
    -It contains VERY useful information, including a fantastic table at the end outlining costs and travel times
    -It contains original images
    -It is well-formatted
    -It is well broken up

    SimeyC and Gordon Hamilton, congrats to you both!

    1. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Nice Job! Congrats to you both!

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Both great hubs! Congrats smile

    2. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Well done, SimeyC! Congratulations!

      This brings a question up for me about the max # characters titles should be--65, I heard said at Hub Camp. Seeing the winning titles, it seems I should not be trying so hard to keep them that short. Is this a correct conclusion?

      Thanks!

    3. DaNoblest profile image60
      DaNoblestposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Grats to you both!

  14. DaNoblest profile image60
    DaNoblestposted 11 years ago

    I have a question... Even though I entered my hub during the wrong hours is it still eligible for the weekly prize?

    1. profile image0
      Baileybearposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      and how long do we leave our tags on to have a shot at any other prizes?  Are only the daily prize-winners eligible for further prizes?

  15. habee profile image94
    habeeposted 11 years ago

    I just jumped into the contest! Great idea!

  16. profile image0
    PrettyPantherposted 11 years ago

    I'm confused (nothing new there).  I just received an email with a link for voting on the People's Choice Award, but when I click on the link I am taken to the Contest Page and I cannot for the life of me see where to vote.

    What am I missing?

    This is the link:  http://hubpages.com/help/so-you-think-y … ite-online

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      LOL thought I was doing something wrong! I got the same email - I think the email went out early as the rules say that voting starts 4:00PM PT.....

      1. profile image0
        PrettyPantherposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That sounds like a reasonable explanation.  I'm glad it wasn't just me!  lol

        1. SimeyC profile image89
          SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Did I miss the voting page now? I want my 7000 facebook friends to vote...OK so maybe my 20 facebook friends!!!

          1. profile image0
            PrettyPantherposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            I still don't see it, either.

    2. Mutiny92 profile image66
      Mutiny92posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Too funny!  I had the same question.

    3. habee profile image94
      habeeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There's a People's Choice Award??

      1. profile image0
        PrettyPantherposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, it seems that there is one per week, the one receiving the most votes from the seven staff picks.

  17. sagebrush_mama profile image60
    sagebrush_mamaposted 11 years ago

    Is the feed for the contest more behind than usual?  I was just looking to read some of the latest entries, but it hasn't changed from a couple of hours ago!

  18. soni2006 profile image75
    soni2006posted 11 years ago

    Published one hub for APRIL 7 at 11:57 AM Pacific Standard Time. Will it be counted in today's or tomorrow's contest?

  19. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    OK where's the winners? I don't think I even had an entry but I still want to see the winners.  I'm ready to red some great hubs.

  20. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Today was a really frustrating, unfair day of judging- unfair in that there were several clear winners and we could only pick one.

    But pick one we did.  Because that's what we have to do.  And it's a pretty impressive Hub at that.

    The winners for today:
    • Staff Pick winner: Sir Cumference for his Hub on climbing Mt. Fuji
    • Daily Drawing Winner: ZozieM for her Hub on earthquakes


    Sir Cumference's Hub is...
    -Search-friendly
    -Well-written
    -Very useful, with lots of specific references, facts, and figures
    -Engaging and entertaining
    -Packed with relevant capsules (photo, map, table)
    -Embellished with photos he took himself


    And get this.  This is his first Hub.  BAM. 

    So props to you, Sir Cumference, and congrats ZozieM on the DD win!

    The weekend winners will be announced on Monday; until then, happy trails to you!

    1. BlissfulWriter profile image75
      BlissfulWriterposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      How come I'm unable to read the Staff Pick winner "climbing Mt. Fuji"?  It says hub no longer published?

      1. IzzyM profile image87
        IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        How odd!

      2. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        It's up and running now- no worries big_smile

  21. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    ooops "read some great hubs" sorry been working on videos all day
    I wish somebody would write a hub about keys sticking on my computer  AAAAhhh it's a pain.  No, before anyone even thinks it, not me, I know nothing about it

    1. IzzyM profile image87
      IzzyMposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      If its not a laptop, unplug and turn it upside down and tap it to dislodge all the crumbs and ash and stuff that gets into it.

      If its still sticky after that, unplug it and run it under the cold tap.

      Make sure it is completely dry before you turn it on again.

      Water won't short it, sugary drinks will, which is why if you ever spill your coke or whatever you are drinking on your keyboard, you should immediately unplug it and rinse under running water.

      If it's still sticky, buy a new one, they are cheap anyway smile

  22. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    Congrads winners.  First hub WOW

  23. K9keystrokes profile image89
    K9keystrokesposted 11 years ago

    What an impressive first hub! Congrats to both winners.

  24. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    Thank you Izzy I'll try it. I don't know if I could handle the running water method though  A new computer hhhhmmmmmm.
    Thanks again

  25. DaNoblest profile image60
    DaNoblestposted 11 years ago

    Quite a way to make an entrance Sir Cumference! Great hub.

  26. Mutiny92 profile image66
    Mutiny92posted 11 years ago

    Simone, any word on how to vote?  I can't seem to find the link to the voting page.  Thanks!

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I figure it'll be a tie with zero votes each and we'll all get $100!!!

      1. Mutiny92 profile image66
        Mutiny92posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        LOL!

    2. englightenedsoul profile image58
      englightenedsoulposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Mutiny I have already voted for you.  Here is the link:

      http://hubpages.com/topics/arts-and-design/2

      1. Mutiny92 profile image66
        Mutiny92posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        thanks ES!

    3. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      So sorry about that Mutiny92! I should have mentioned that earlier! Thanks englightenedsoul big_smile

  27. Trish_M profile image80
    Trish_Mposted 11 years ago

    I published an entry on 2nd April, but I can't find my name on the list.

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The list only shows the most recent 1,000 entries, so yours has probably been bumped off by now.  Not to worry!  Your Hub on Writing on the Internet was definitely counted smile

      1. Trish_M profile image80
        Trish_Mposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, Simone, for letting me know smile

  28. soni2006 profile image75
    soni2006posted 11 years ago

    Again published a hub at 11:57 AM PST.

  29. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
    DzyMsLizzyposted 11 years ago

    Ok--I am a little bit confused, here.

    1)  Is it a must write 5 hubs/day or simply a limit of 5?  (I could never do 5 in a single day while maintaining quality!)

    2)  Is it (was it) just a 1st week of April contest, or all month?

    3)  If I have an already published hub that was first published after the contest start date, is it too late, or acceptable to go back and add the 'writingcontest' tag now?

    Thanks for clarifying!  wink

    1. sid_candid profile image57
      sid_candidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Here are the answers:

      i) 5 hubs a day is the maximum number of hubs you can submit it is not a rule you can even submit just one quality hub a day.

      2) Contest begins at 12:01 P.M. (PT) on March 31st, 2011, and ends at 12:00 noon (PT) on April 29th, 2011

      3) You can add the writing contest tag at any time but it won't qualify for the contest. Only hubs you are publishing for the first time with the "writing contest" tag will qualify for the contest.

      All the Best. smile

      1. DzyMsLizzy profile image91
        DzyMsLizzyposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you, sid_candid

        So, I've now published a hub I'd been working on, but not yet published.  Finis!  Since it says at the start, "do not post links in this thread," is there a place to post links, as with HubMob topics???  Or do we just trust that with the contest tag, it will get found?

        Thanks again..

        1. sid_candid profile image57
          sid_candidposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Just add the tag "writingcontest"tag to your hubs you are publishing and it automatically qualifies for the hubs. No need to post links to the hub anywhere.

  30. WannaB Writer profile image90
    WannaB Writerposted 11 years ago

    I was in the hospital all day yesterday and last night, and when I came home and tried to see the latest staff pick contest winner, Staff Pick winner: Sir Cumference and clicked the link in both Safair and Firefox, I got an error message that the page had been taken down. That doesn't make much sense to me, but on the profile page for Sir Cumference I didn't see the name of the winning hub, either. Can anyone give me a better link or explain why this might have been taken down after winning? I'm still not up to par,and may have missed something obvious.

    1. lakeerieartists profile image64
      lakeerieartistsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The page is definitely down.  Just tried it myself.

    2. Mutiny92 profile image66
      Mutiny92posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      hmmm....a mystery!

    3. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Looks like the Hub is up and running and all's well big_smile

  31. Howard S. profile image90
    Howard S.posted 11 years ago

    Maybe they won't send his award until he republishes it. And if he does, he gets a shot at the two weekly awards, Best Hub and People's Choice!

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Even stranger -  a hubpages he commented on is also down.....

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        DOH the hub he commented on was the award winning one!

  32. profile image0
    RenePogelposted 11 years ago

    This truly is a wonderful event and tremendous opportunity.

  33. Uninvited Writer profile image76
    Uninvited Writerposted 11 years ago

    I can't find the hub I wrote for the contest yesterday in the list. Do you not see your own?

    Never mind, it showed up under the 8th, even though I published it yesterday I started it on the 8th.

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      All's well that ends well!

    2. Michael Willis profile image67
      Michael Willisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I was under the understanding that if you write a hub for the contest that it is entered when you "publish it" for the contest. If not published yet, it cannot be eligible.

      If that's the case, I can forget adding the one I am working on, since the time past since I started it. I thought we had more than a 1 day window to write the hubs for this.

      1. Michael Willis profile image67
        Michael Willisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Is this not correct per the official rules?
        All eligible Hubs, up to a maximum of five (5) per day, that are published for the first time between 12:00 noon (PT) on one day and 11:59 AM (PT) the subsequent day during the Promotion Period are considered for the Staff Pick, Daily Drawing, and weekly and final winners (the "Best Hub Winner", "People's Choice Winner" and "Grand Prize Winner").

        I take this to mean that if you Publish the hub on 4-11-2011 (today) it becomes eligible Today, not back on 4-7-2011 when the writing of the unpublished hub began.

        1. lakeerieartists profile image64
          lakeerieartistsposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Yes, and that is how hubs usually show, the date you publish is the publish date.  ??

      2. Uninvited Writer profile image76
        Uninvited Writerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That was my understanding too.

        1. Michael Willis profile image67
          Michael Willisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          This is why I am asking. I saw where you spoke about your hub being posted yesterday, but it showed up on the 8th?
          I am interested in posting my hub for the writing contest, but not if it means nothing since I started it last week. it takes time to make the proper research and check everything over in some hubs.
          If it is the day you start, then I will just remove the "tag" and post it when I am ready to later on.

          1. Howard S. profile image90
            Howard S.posted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Michael and UW: You are likely overlooking the noon start/finish time for contest days. UW probably published before noon on the 9th, which bears a contest date of 8th to be judged with those hubs, even though it bears a "first published" date of 9th in your personal stats.

            If it helps any, think of the contest judges looking at a clock in India and a calendar for 2010. And hope that for the next contest, they make the cutoff time midnight. Either that or label by "contest day 1" rather than "March 31."

            1. Michael Willis profile image67
              Michael Willisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              As long as it does not go back to the "start writing date" instead of the published date that is great.

      3. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        It's first published timing that is counted.  big_smile

        1. Michael Willis profile image67
          Michael Willisposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Thanks Simone!

  34. profile image0
    Ken R. Abellposted 11 years ago

    I can't find a Hub I published around 2:00 Eastern Time this afternoon, the 10th.

    Any suggestions?

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      There seems to be a bit of a delay with entries showing up, so sit tight and it should work out.

      1. profile image0
        Ken R. Abellposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I just double checked the list. The Hub I published around 2:00 PM on the 10th is not included---the Hubs for the 11th have just started being posted.

        I also double checked, writingcontest is a tag on my Hub.

        Perhaps I missed seeing it, but I don't think so. . .

  35. sid_candid profile image57
    sid_candidposted 11 years ago

    Are the People's Choice and Best Hub already announced for the first week. I can't find any hubs to vote for for the first week winners.

    1. SimeyC profile image89
      SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      sid_candid: the voting isn't on the competition page, but if you go to a main category then you can vote:

      Try here:

      http://hubpages.com/topics/books-litera … riting/522

    2. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      SimeyC's got it right- I probably should have said something about that.  Sorry y'all!

  36. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Hey everyone!
    Something I forgot to mention a couple days back is that voting for the People's Choice award takes place on all topic pages.  A couple of Hubbers have already pointed this out, but I just wanted to reiterate that big_smile

    Here's a quick link to one of those topic pages: http://hubpages.com/topics/hubpages-tut … unity/2848

    I know this answer is coming late, but there are still 2.5 hours or so left to vote, so if you haven't done so already, go for it!

    1. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      So, the voting is over for the People's Choice? hmm

      1. Simone Smith profile image87
        Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Yup.  And voting for next week will start on Friday (or Thursday evening) smile

  37. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    The suspense is killing me.  AAAAhhhhhh  Just kidding

    1. Mark Ewbie profile image81
      Mark Ewbieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's killing me too.

      On the plus side, Simone hasn't flagged my entries as sub standard while checking them.

      1. Charlu profile image77
        Charluposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        That is definitely a hhhuuuggge +++++

        1. Simone Smith profile image87
          Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          fufufufufufu  >: D

  38. lakeerieartists profile image64
    lakeerieartistsposted 11 years ago

    You can sort the list by the hubber name.  Did you try that?

    1. profile image0
      Ken R. Abellposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you. I found it under April 9th---weird.

      Oh, well.

      1. Howard S. profile image90
        Howard S.posted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Not at all weird. From the time stamp, I'd say you live in the Central time zone. "About 2 pm" there is about noon in Pacific time zone, which is when the contest officially increments the contest day from yesterday's calendar date. You apparently published just before the hour. The majority of confusion in this thread has been about how to read time and date the way the contest does.

        1. profile image0
          Ken R. Abellposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Thank you. I know it's Pacific Time that is in play, but I thought midnight was the official start of a new contest day.

          Now I know.

          BTW, you were close--Eastern Time Zone, so when I published around 2:00 on the 10th, for the contest parameters, there was still an hour left in the 9th.

          Thanks, Howard.

  39. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    I wish I had as many views on my hubs as this forum has had in the last 5 minutes.smilesmilesmile I'd be kicking it

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I'm going as fast as I can!!!!! Typing takes TIME!!Dggdfhlsjdfg;lkngxdoblk

      1. SimeyC profile image89
        SimeyCposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Don't worry - my next hub will be about how to clone yourself!

        1. MelissaBarrett profile image57
          MelissaBarrettposted 11 years agoin reply to this

          Can you write a hub on how to clone $100 dollar bills as well?  Oh wait forget that, just tell me how to clone Huge Laurie.  Who needs money?

          1. waynet profile image69
            waynetposted 11 years agoin reply to this

            Huge Laurie? is he really that huge lol!

            1. cardelean profile image90
              cardeleanposted 11 years agoin reply to this

              lol lol lol lol

  40. MelissaBarrett profile image57
    MelissaBarrettposted 11 years ago

    LMAO, that was not a typo... it was a Freudian slip. I do not have typos.  Ask my editor.  After she gets done laughing, I'm sure she'll agree.

  41. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Ok folks! With no further ado, the weekend winners!!!

    FRIDAY, APRIL 8TH
    • Staff Pick winner: K9keystrokes for some awesome cat facts
    • Daily Drawing Winner: swedal for his cereal box rescue tips

    SATURDAY, APRIL 9TH
    • Staff Pick winner: DzyMsLizzy for first-timer camping advice
    • Daily Drawing Winner: PeggyW for great camellia how-to

    SUNDAY, APRIL 10TH
    • Staff Pick winner: Om Paramapoonya for a guide to doing yoga in bed
    • Daily Drawing Winner: Stephanie Henkel for her wild camel adventure

    And... drumroll please... THE WEEK WINNERS!!

    • Best Hub goes to: leahlefler for her Hub on hearing loss simulations
    &
    • People's Choice goes to: Len Cannon (by a landslide!) for his excellent computer fan fixing guide!

    To ALL of the winners, congratulations!!!

    1. Mutiny92 profile image66
      Mutiny92posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      congratulations to all!

    2. Ms Dee profile image86
      Ms Deeposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Ditto, my congratulations to all, as well!

    3. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Congrats to all of the winners from the weekend and the weekly winners too! Great stuff!
      How exciting! I am thrilled to be selected. All the help I am finding in the learning center, HubCamp section, and under the Topic of Hubs, seems to be paying off! Very grateful to the judges for choosing my cat facts article. With so many super good hubs these days it means more than ever to me. Thanks for the congrats as well everyone. 
      Keep writing great content Hubbers!  wink

  42. Charlu profile image77
    Charluposted 11 years ago

    Congratulations to all the winners Phenomenal Job!!!!!!!

  43. soni2006 profile image75
    soni2006posted 11 years ago

    Congratulations to everyone friends. Keep smiling.

  44. Rosie2010 profile image68
    Rosie2010posted 11 years ago

    C9ongratulations to all the winners!!!!

  45. tlpoague profile image82
    tlpoagueposted 11 years ago

    Congrats to the winners!

  46. rebekahELLE profile image88
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    Congrats to all of the winners! Your hubs are amazing. big_smile

  47. Simone Smith profile image87
    Simone Smithposted 11 years ago

    Yeah, seriously though.  These Hubs are AWESOME!! 

    A bunch of the finalists for each day are featured on the homepage, and shall be featured in this week's newsletter as well.  What's more, we'll be featuring a bunch in podcasts, so even great Hubs that haven't gotten prizes will hopefully get a little boost in traffic from our extra promotion big_smile

    1. K9keystrokes profile image89
      K9keystrokesposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      These are really cool components to offer the contest competitors Simone. Thanks to you and the HP team for the extra boost, you guys rock!

    2. rebekahELLE profile image88
      rebekahELLEposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      I saw them on the front page this morning. I think it's great that these hubs are being featured. These are some of the best contest hubs I've seen. Sometimes contest hubs look 'hurried', but these are awesome. Great job, everyone.

    3. Mrs. Menagerie profile image90
      Mrs. Menagerieposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Hooray! I noticed an increase in views on one of my hubs and couldn't figure out why...then I realized it is on the homepage!  Thank you sooooo much.  I am just thrilled to be along side such fantastic hubs.

  48. Ancillotti profile image60
    Ancillottiposted 11 years ago

    Congrats for all the winners!

  49. JillKostow profile image89
    JillKostowposted 11 years ago

    In the rules it states "up to 5 entries per contest day", does this mean you can only use the "writingcontest" tag for no more than 5 hubs each contest day?  I noticed that some had more than 5 entries so I wasn't sure if I understood the rules correctly.

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      That's right.  Submitting more than five entries in a day disqualifies one for that day, though the Hubs will still show up on the submission list.

      1. JillKostow profile image89
        JillKostowposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Simone....I just wanted to make sure I understood it correctly.  I thought maybe you can only have 5 entries for the daily drawing.... Now I just have to work on hitting the maximum 5 entries per day. lol

  50. mcimicata profile image59
    mcimicataposted 11 years ago

    I am considering joining the contest, and I rally loved the "So You Think Yo Can" title, it was really appealing smile

    I don't know how well I will be able to compete, but I will surely put my heart into it

    1. Simone Smith profile image87
      Simone Smithposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Oh, go for it!  At the very least, you'll be adding some great Hubs to your profile that you can continue to earn from over time big_smile

 
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