Psychic HubNuggets: HubNuggets Team Goes to the Psychic Fair
Exciting times round the HubPages - the entire HubNuggets Team has been undergoing intense training as Psychic Mediums - reading Tarot cards, tea leaves, palms, crystal balls, head bumps (Phrenology), and psychic auras; becoming proficient in casting runes, using calligraphy (for automatic writing), attuning crystals, and harnessing the powers of special candles and aromatic oils - as well as attending a workshop in dressing as gypsy fortune tellers. We're off to the Psychic Fair to predict the next eighteen nominees for HubNuggets fame and fortune. Why all the excitement? Well...
Marketing Manager Menayan contacted the whole team early last week - Friday morning, to be exact - right after the Empress Zsuzsy Bee, published her HubNuggets round-up hub. He sounded pleased and, yes, excited, as he outlined his plan for rounding up this week's nominees.
Straight from the Swami...
"There's a Psychic Fair in town. "Hubbers" from everywhere will be attending. I'm sure we can harness your team's psychic powers to uncover six nominees in each of the three chosen categories."
He continued, "Manager Maddie and Simone will begin testing each team member for psychic abilities, and make sure each is outfitted to suit your particular discipline. I foresee great things from all of you."
With that, Manager-turned-Swami Jason handed us over to Manager Maddie and Seer Simone to put his plan into action.
We spent hour after countless hour poring over palmistry charts 'til our eyes crossed and our own palms were sweaty. We cast so many runes we must have sounded like a troupe of Flamenco dancers.
We gazed into crystal balls, poised to catch the least flicker of anything. We puzzled over complicated tarot card layouts, trying to distill messages from the ancient meanings.
Within a few short days, we were all at the fair, meeting new people, reading palms, crystal balls, tarot cards, and hubs, in search of six candidates in the first category.
Enelle Lamb showed a definite flair for runic divination, poring through stacks of ancient tomes crammed with arcane knowledge, in search of answers to some musical questions...
"What was floating in the water?"
"Who sang the Disney hit, The Animal Song ?"
Enelle's research and rune casting revealed that "pets" was hot topic this week, and full of juicy, related keywords.
KoffeeKlatch Gals displayed virtuosos talent passing as a wide variety of tea leaves, from Green, Organic, Herbal, Darjeeling, and Spice, to more traditional blends, including my favorite, Earl Grey. Working undercover as TimeForTea Gals (great disguise!) with a traveling Gypsy Tea Leaf Reader, Gals saw similar results in the cups of many writers, reporting, "Six great hubs to read!"
M'ladyjane1, Tarot Card Reader and Mystic Seer, studied the Major Arcana spread she'd just laid out. Raising her eyes to the writers clustered around her table, she intoned, "The cards have spoken - casting your vote below will decide the top three HubNugget Wannabes in the Pets and Animals category."
Which one of this week's Pets and Animals nominees is your favorite?
- 28% Dogs and Children: How to Make Sure Your Kids and Dog Get Along
- 23% RAVEN-First Nations Trickster or Demon?
- 11% Reintroducing Top Predators
- 21% The gratitude of the stray.
- 2% South African Boerboel
- 15% Animal Afterlife: Do all Dogs go to Heaven?
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Pets and Animals Nominees
- Dogs and Children: How to Make Sure Your Kids and Dog Get Along
Most people are familiar with situations where someone had to find another home (or a shelter) for a dog that did not get along with a new baby or a child. The dog was too “hyper” and jumped up on a little...
- RAVEN-First Nations Trickster or Demon?
Since Raven is such a key figure in West Coast First Nations Mythology there are many carving of Raven on totem poles, masks, plaques, and other First Nations Works of art. In many B.C. First Nations culture...
- Reintroducing Top Predators
Debate in conservation circles has raged in recent years about the pros and cons of reintroducing large predators back into the wilder areas of the UK. Wolves, Brown Bears and Lynx are all possible candidates...
- The gratitude of the stray.
Okay, first I better declare my bias. That's him, right there, those photos below . That's The Toof and he's a born-again ginger tom and a real smart cookie. So smart that when he was a starving, worm and flea...
Empress Zsuzsy Bee, "Madame Bee, Crystal Ball Gazer, par excellence ," was quickly besieged by hordes of writers seeking answers to life's serious questions:
"What should I write about?”
“Where can I find great hubs about art and design?”
Gazing deeply into her crystal ball, Madame Bee proclaimed, "The spirits of art and design are strong - I foresee great writings about them. The answers you seek are written in the hubs! Search your terms among hubs and forum topics - all will be revealed."
Patty (Psychic-P.I.) Inglish, MS, our resident psychic detective, cleverly disguised herself as part of a palmistry chart.
From her position on a sign board high above the crowds thronging the fair grounds, she could spot a tasty hub a hundred yards away - well, alright, perhaps only from as far away as the next yard, but still that was pretty far...
In no time at all, Madame Bee and Psy-PI collected six nominees for their category - Art and Design
Which one of this week's Arts and Design nominees is your favorite?
- 28% Learning how to carve wooden masks
- 25% Learning to Draw -- You Can, Too!
- 8% You can make Green art from recycled materials
- 11% Why and How to Block a Sweater and Other Handknits or Crocheted Garments
- 23% Encouraging a Creative Art Environment for Your Kids
- 6% Reinventing Myself as an artist.
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Arts and Design Nominees
- Learning how to carve wooden masks
. Carving my First Masks I arrived early to night school class, there at the front of the room stood a tall man with blood running down his arm, his bloody knife on the table. "I just ran my thumb on the...
- Why and How to Block a Sweater and Other Handknits or Crocheted Garments
Knowing how and why to block a knitted hand knit or crocheted garment will turn your finished piece from "homemade" to "holy cow, you made this?!" Knitters who pulled up their boot straps and...
Ripplemaker was flitting from booth to booth, her Mystic-Crystal-Mobile completely attuned to her radiant positivity. HubNugget Wannabes clustered around her wherever she settled, just to steep themselves in her soothing aura.
The technology writers were all atwitter, anxious to check their "best new high-tech product" reviews with their favorite soothsayers. "Our prognostications are all based on market analysis and years of research, but we like to triple check our forecasts of what will be "hot" before we publish them," one techno-reviewer explained.
Red(gypsy fortune-teller)Elf was kept busy reading cards for a steady stream of customers.
Shuffling her deck, the kitty announced, "Only hubbers with an author score of 75 or better, who've been on HubPages 3 months (90 days) or less, are eligible to have their hubs nominated by the HubNuggets Team members."
As the crowd gathered, she laid out the cards, saying, "The cards never lie - an eligible hub must have been written in the last seven weeks, in one of the featured categories, and have a hub-score of 55 or better."
Flipping over the final card, RedElf proclaimed, "I have foreseen this - there are six nominees to vote on in the category below!"
Which one of this week's Technology nominees is your favorite?
- 20% GO GREEN! Print Everything as PDF Files Using Free Software
- 3% Google's Sense of Humor - Easter Eggs and More
- 14% How I got Rogers Wireless to cut my monthly payment in half (and give me an Iphone 4)
- 40% How to use the notes application on Facebook - a step by step pictorial guide
- 9% Top 10 Restaurants With Technological Capabilities
- 14% The Winds of November...
This poll is now closed to voting.
The Technology Nominees
- How I got Rogers Wireless to cut my monthly payment in half (and give me an Iphone 4)
My wife is sick of hearing this story. So are my friends. So are the people in my car pool. So are my colleagues at work. But I will never, ever tire of telling and retelling it. Yes, dear readers. It is that...
Greek Gypsy Music
What were the HubNuggets?
HubNuggets Program - The HubNuggets project was a Special Program of HubPages and is explained at the HubPages Learning Center by Simone Smith, our Online Marketing Community Manager
The program was used by Hub Pages to shine a spotlight on new writers and introduce them to both the Hub Pages community and the WWW at large. Showcasing their work and encouraging members to read and comment on the new writers' hubs helped launch many new writers on this site and broaden their reader-base.
Zsuzsy Bee created this fun, Project Dictionary: HubNugget Lingo
More hot tips on how to get traffic: Drive Traffic to Your Hub With Hub Pages Participation
And now, what you've all been waiting for - the answers to the questions posed by our psychic HubNuggets team...
We just knew you'd want the answers...
Who sang the Disney hit, "The Animal Song"??
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