Seems like the "Hub Of The Day" is always a food related article or a recipe. Anyone checking out this site would think it was a cooking or food site instead of place where one might find info about a multitude of other subjects.
Perhaps there should be a separate category called "Grub Of The Day" for the foodies searching HP. Who picks out these things and what is the qualifying criteria for HOTD?
I've been wondering the same thing and have also noticed some contest nominations are of hubbers with a short time on site and few hubs while others with longer time and more hubs seldom, if ever, get a nomination from staff.
Oh well....guess I'll try doing some recipes on "How to Burn Food The Quick & Easy Way" soon....
I was not even aware there is such as thing as hub of the day and am not in the least interested in finding where it is featured. I believe those sort of things are usually either a fix or a totally random lottery.
It is also probably irrelevant for the vast majority of visitors who come straight to a hub they find through search engines and leave when they have obtained the information they were seeking.
I did a turkey hub.
It even has before and after pics.
I was going to nominate this, but....
you left out a process step, so....
No feather in the hat for you!
Oh man, y'all made my day with this thread.
Clearly, Randy Godwin, SOME people at HubPages HQ are REALLY, REALLY HUNGRY and therefore unfairly favor recipe Hubs. But in all seriousness, here's the reasoning behind the trend....
Let's start with the Hub of the Day program- here's the LC entry explaining what it is and how it works.
You'll see from the Hub that Hubs of the Day must meet the following criteria:
*Legally used, properly cited images OR original images taken by / created by the author
*A first image that will fill the full dimensions of the carousel that appears on our homepage for signed-out visitors
*Excellent (and free of grammatical errors), engaging, well-formatted, and interesting writing
*A good, well-chosen title (captialized properly, no misspellings, etc.)
The big troublemaker there is... wait for it... IMAGES!!!
There are TONS AND TONS AND TONS of Hubs that we want to make Hub of the Day but CAN'T because the images are not legally used or not properly attributed. It breaks my rotten, festering little heart.
So why are recipe Hubs always being selected? Because folks tend to use their own photos with these, so we're less likely to encounter image use issues.
For those who might be wondering about this whole legal image use thing, we put together a guide on legal image use and proper citation. If that seems like too much of a hassle, all I ask is that Hubbers use their own images. At least... if they want to have a shot at making Hub of the Day.
I hope that explains it. I would really, really love to see more non-recipe Hubs selected!
P.S. image by Oloremo, CC-BY, via flickr. ZING!
Wow! Most of my hubs use only photos I took because I take them during projects I'm working on at the time. Not saying I don't use some images obtained legally but I try to use mine if possible. But then, I can't do anything about my awkward writing style or lack of grammatical skill or other writing abilities.
I do appreciate you giving somewhat of an answer even though you probably don't choose the HOTD anyway. I didn't realize there was such a dearth of original images on the many hubs published daily.
I had a recent "hub of the day," and it wasn't about food. It was about fall activities for kids.
Does it make a difference between linking to the stream:
Or to the image page:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/oloremo/57 … hotostream
So if no source is mentioned or attributed, do you assume the image is illegally used Simone, because if I use my own pictures I don't usually state they are 'my own' apart from in my recent vegetable growing hub when I decided to start doing so?
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