Congratulations to the Winners of the Mother’s Day Writing Contest!

We are pleased to announce the three winners of this year’s Mother’s Day Writing Contest. Congratulations to Jill Spencer, Linda Crampton, and Oyewole Folarin!

The winning articles are:

Easy Fresh-Flower Bouquet for Mom on Mother’s Day

Classical Vocal and Piano Music About Mothers and Motherhood

Thank You Messages for Mom on Mother’s Day

We received so many fun and interesting articles that it was really tough for us to narrow it down to just three. The winning articles really exemplified creativity and quality writing. We look forward to reading more of your amazing articles in the next contest!

Mother’s Day Writing Contest

Due Date: May 10th at midnight PST

Where to send submissions: social@hubpages.com

Write an article by May 10th that is dedicated to the celebration of motherhood, and submit to social@hubpages.com where it will be judged by our team of editors (informative articles only; no creative writing, please). The best three articles will be featured in the HubPages blog and on one of the HubPages’ social media handles. Happy writing!

Some topic ideas:

  • Things to do on Mother’s Day
  • Mother’s Day crafts
  • Mother’s Day recipes
  • Mother’s Day gift ideas
  • Flowers or plants to give to mom
  • A Mother’s Day playlist with songs to dedicate to mom or songs about mom

Congratulations to Our Easter Writing Contest Winners!

Happy Easter! We are delighted to announce the three winners of this year’s Easter Writing Contest. Congratulations to Bethany Halbert, Diane Lockridge, and Janisa Chatte!

The winning articles are:

Easter Traditions: Bunnies or Bells?

How to Care for Easter Cactus

How to Make Russian Easter Biscuits With Homemade Icing

We received so many wonderful articles for this contest that we had a tough time narrowing down our three winners. We are so proud of everyone’s originality and hard work, and we look forward to seeing more of your creativity in the next contest!

Maven Discusses the Power of the Acquisition of HubPages and Say Media

I’m thrilled to announce that Maven has officially signed a letter of intent to acquire HubPages (as well as publishing and advertising firm Say Media). The goals of this dream team are to provide highly curated content of excellent quality for readers (while fighting fake news), to be the best home on the internet for independent content creators, and to ultimately revitalize the field of journalism to better suit modern writers and their audience. Big goals for a coalition with big dreams. We can’t wait to see where this next stage of the HubPages journey takes us, and we’re so grateful to have such talented writers along.

Join the Holiday Fun With the HubPages Easter Writing Contest!

What’s better than egg decorating and honey glazed ham? Writing about it! To celebrate Easter, HubPages is hosting the HubPages Easter Writing Contest!

Write an informative article (creative writing isn’t eligible) by March 29 at midnight (PST) on something related to Easter, and submit for consideration by our team of editors. The best three articles will be featured in the HubPages blog and on the HubPages Facebook Page. Happy writing!

Some topic ideas:

  • Easter craft tutorials
  • Easter recipes
  • Odd, interesting, out-of-this-world Easter traditions
  • Flowers and vegetables that sprout around Easter
  • Easter decorating tips

Due Date: March 29 at midnight PST
Where to send submissions: social@hubpages.com

Meet the LoveHub Writing Contest Winners

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today I’m delighted to announce the winners of the LoveHub Writing Contest. We only intended to chose one winner, but there were so many wonderful submissions that HP staff had trouble picking our favorite! We decided to make it a tie. Congratulations to authors Sally Gulbrandsen and Glimmer Twin Fan!

How to Make a Wet-Felted Heart Cushion for Valentine’s Day and Conversation Heart Petit Fours are the winning articles. Both projects blew us away with the amount of effort they took to create, the stunning original photos, the excellent writing, and the fact that they were perfectly on-theme. Well done!

The winners weren’t the only great submissions. We couldn’t resist giving a shout out to our 3 runners up as well:

Strawberry Cheesecake for Your Diabetic Sweetie

A Grammarian’s Guide to Asking, “Will You Be My Valentine?”

Mango Peanut Butter Valentine’s Heart Dessert

And finally, we would like to extend our thanks to everyone who participated. HubPages and our Network Sites are a better place because of the delightful works you’ve created. Keep up the great writing!

Announcing the LoveHub Writing Contest!

 

Howdy, friends! Love is in the air this year and we’ve decided to celebrate with a Valentine’s Day-themed contest! Want to try your hand? Simply write a Valentine’s Day-appropriate article and submit it.

What kind of articles will be accepted?

We will be considering all submitted articles having to do with Valentine’s Day and/or romance. Stuff like relationship and dating advice, articles on the history of Valentine’s Day, Valentine’s-themed craft and recipe tutorials, a list of top favorite romance novels, and Valentine’s Day activities for kids will all be accepted. Your article must follow all HubPages rules, and ideally, meet the Stellar Article guidelines as well.

What is the prize for winning?

The winner will have his/her article featured in the HubPages Blog and on the HubPages Facebook Page, as well as on the Facebook Page of the appropriate Network Site.

How do I enter?

Write a new article between now and February 13th at midnight and email social@hubpages.com with a link to the article. You are welcome to submit multiple articles as long as they are all new and theme-appropriate.

The winner will be announced Valentine’s Day afternoon. Best of luck and happy Hubbing!

Maven Partners with Po.et to Protect Copyright

Maven announced some very exciting news today; a new partnership with Po.et, a blockchain-based universal ledger for tracking rights and ownership of creative works. It is Maven’s goal to empower content creators to monitor and protect their writing, photos, and other digital assets, with greater ease. We know how important content protection is to writers and we’re 100% on board. Check out this discussion with Paul Edmondson, David Bailey, and James Heckman for more details:

CEOs of Maven and HubPages Discuss the Benefits of the Acquisition

Today it is my pleasure to share with you an interview with Paul Edmondson and James Heckman (CEO of Maven) where they delve a little deeper into the detalis of why HubPages and Maven are such a great fit. The two companies share a compatible vision on everything from company culture to technology to a desire to provide both more resources to writers and more value to advertisers. It is truly a match made in heaven!

HubPages Joins Independent Publisher Juggernaut – Maven

Dear Hubbers,

We are really excited to announce that we are joining Maven. Maven is an expert-driven group media network, whose innovative platform serves, by invitation-only, a coalition of professional, independent channel partners.

We just completed the most successful 4th quarter in our history with the highest ad CPMs we’ve ever seen.  As we formed our ad strategy, Josh Jacobs from Maven consulted with us on which partners to use, how to think about unique demand, and how to help the passionate experts on HubPages present their inventory to premium programmatic buyers.  The results have been outstanding.  

From monetization synergies and shared technology to increased promotion of our sites, this is a great opportunity for us to continue what we do, but even better, and with more opportunity for Hubbers.

We greatly appreciate the dedication of the writers on HubPages and our niche sites and want to assure everyone that the continued success of authors is the central theme of our joining with Maven.

What will happen with HubPages and Network Sites?  

  1. We will continue to develop the HubPages Network platform, with the addition of new niche sites and a suite of unique services to help people create and maintain world class content for readers around the world. We will look for opportunities for select Hubbers to migrate to Maven’s user experience after careful testing and extensive planning.
  2. Network sites have been a central theme of our joint success over the last two years.  We are excited to bring this knowledge to Maven as well as preserve, improve, and expand our sites that the folks from this community have helped to make thrive.

What are the benefits for Hubbers?

  1. Increasing the scale and sharing technology costs benefits all the writers across our ecosystem and Maven’s.  Small gains add up, and will help us deliver world-class design, improved site speed, and adopt the necessary technologies to be successful for years to come.
  2. The increasing complexity of the technology required to monetize with programmatic ads will be better served with a dedicated team focusing on achieving world-class yields across the HubPages Network and Maven.  With just informal discussions, this cooperation has already proven very fruitful.

What’s the team doing?

  1. First, we care deeply about the community of writers who have chosen to write on HubPages.  We want to thank our community and we plan on personally working for the benefit of Hubbers and Maven partners for years to come.
  2. The entire team will be joining Maven.  We will be working extra hard for the next several months to ensure that Hubbers remain successful as we get to know our new team at Maven.

We just want to say thank you to all the Hubbers, the over 35 million readers, our team at HubPages and to our new team at Maven for welcoming all of us.  Here is to a better future of discovering, creating, and connecting people with wonderful words across the world.

Best,

Paul E and Paul D