Week 3/Day 3: Grow the HubPot Challenge Results

Hello, Everyone!  Here are the results of yesterday’s challenge.   There were a lot of Featured Hubs, which made the selection quite difficult.  Congrats to the Top 10 and the winner!

Number of Featured Hubs: 158
Daily HubPot: $ 19.75
Weekly HubPot: $54.75 (17.25+17.75 +19.75)

  1. DonnaCosmato: Canine Liver Problems: Important Facts Every Pet Owner Needs to Know
  2. JessBraz: The Black Bears of Algonquin Park
  3. kiddiecreations: 10 Types of Artistic Expression that I Love (And Why I Love them)
  4. cre8tor: Little League Baseball | Basic Pitching Mechanics and Rules
  5. jpcmc: 10 Essential Parenting Tips on Disciplining Your Toddler
  6. ChristinS: Unusual Ways to Enhance Focus and Concentration at Work
  7. sehrm: Natural Constants: G and e
  8. RonElFran: How To Safely Use Windows XP After Microsoft Ends Support
  9. JoeMacho: Care for Corn Plants
  10. TIMETRAVELER2: Why and How to File Your Consumer Complaint

And the winner using Random.org is…

#8:  How To Safely Use Windows XP After Microsoft Ends Support by RonElFran

Well done, Everyone!

 

Week 3/Day 2: Grow the HubPot Challenge Results

Here are your results for Tuesday’s challenge!  It’s great to see a few new Hubbers in the mix!

Number of Featured Hubs on March 11th: 142
Daily HubPot: $ 17.75
Weekly HubPot: $ 35 (17.25+17.75)

  1. healthmunsta: DIY: Top 5 Easy Homemade Face Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin
  2. LCDWriter: Easy Way To Take A Screen Shot With Windows
  3. NornsMercy: Easy & Quick Banana Clip Hairstyle Tutorial (for VERY Thick, Poofy, Medium Hair!)
  4. Millionaire Tips: Creative Uses For Extra Photographs
  5. MJennifer: Spring Clean Your Barn!
  6. Phyllis Doyle: Appalachian Mountains and Appalachian Trail
  7. Kelly Wassmer: SIDS and SUID: How to Reduce the Risk and Current Theories
  8. K Nichole: How to Write an A+ Thesis-Driven Paper
  9. LisaRoppolo: Spring Seed Planting Guide
  10. amandalu: Race Car Birthday Party

And the winner using Random.org is…

#9:  Spring Seed Planting Guide by LisaRoppolo, a Hubber that joined only 2 weeks ago!  Congratulations, Lisa, and everyone who participated!

 

Week Two Grand Prize Winner and Top 10 Hubs

What a week!  Here are the results of the Grand Prize Top 10 Hubs and the winner!

  1. spartucusjones: Captain Kirk Sings The Blues: 10 Best William Shatner Songs 
  2. RonElFran: Robert Smalls: A Civil War Hero’s Fight for Racial Equality
  3. ESPeck1919: How To Cast On For Knitting – Three Ways!
  4. vespawoolf: How to Make a Latte or Cappuccino
  5. oceansnsunsets: The Beautiful Asiatic Lily – Gallery of Asiatic Lillies
  6. Colleen Swan: Psychology – Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  7. JessBraz: The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park
  8. AliciaC: Periodic Table Games For Education and Fun
  9. Krysanthe: Ice Art: How to Make Rainbow Icicles
  10. calculus-geometry: Why There Are Infinitely Many Prime Numbers & More Curious Facts About Primes

The Weekly Grand Prize Winner using Random.org is….

#5: The Beautiful Asiatic Lily – Gallery of Asiatic Lillies by oceansnsunsets

Congratulations, oceansnsunsets for winning the HubPot of $97!

Week Two Weekend Contest Results!

Another great weekend of Hub creation!  Congratulations to the 30 best Hubs of the week and to everyone that participated!  We are hoping the HubPot will increase next week with the change in our contest guidelines:  instead of requiring an AdSense ID to participate, all you need is to be part of the HubPages Earnings Program.   We hope that you tell your friends and family to start writing on HubPages!  Stay tuned for the Weekly Grand Prize Winner that will be announced tomorrow.  

March 7th HubPot Challenge:

Number of Featured Hubs: 100
Daily HubPot: $12.50
Weekly HubPot: $ 72.75 (16.25+13+14.75+16.25+12.50)

  1. akirchner: Breadbaking: No Knead Loaf
  2. RonElFran: Robert Smalls: A Civil War Hero’s Fight for Racial Equality
  3. davidlivermore: How to Get the Most Out of a Business Conference
  4. cre8tor: Air Duct Sealing & 6 Other Ways To Save Money On Energy Bills
  5. VirginiaLynne: 15 Fun Family Christmas Traditions
  6. Patty Inglish, MS: The First Paralympics Hall Of Fame Athletes
  7. crazyhorsesghost: Haunted Colorado Locations
  8. patsybell: Grow a spaghetti sauce theme garden in a 4′ x 4′ raised bed
  9. Viking305: How to Grow Onions in a Small Garden: Onion Recipes
  10. millionairetips: Penny Wise and Pound Foolish: Real Life Examples of Wasting Money While Trying to Save

And the winner using random.org is….

#1:  Breadbaking: No Knead Loaf by akirchner

March 8th:

Number of Featured Hubs: 92
Daily HubPot: $11.50
Weekly HubPot: $84.25 (16.25+13+14.75+16.25+12.50+11.50)

  1. Sharkye11: Grown-up Proofing Your Child’s World
  2. viking305: How to Grow Carrots in Containers in a Small Garden: Carrot Recipes
  3. raymondphilippe: 100 + Things that can make you Happy
  4. JessBraz: The Eastern Wolves of Algonquin Park
  5. EricDockett: American Robin Facts: the Early Bird of Spring
  6. Phyllis Doyle: Chief Seattle of Pacific Northwest – USA
  7. Will Apse: Rainforest Trees for Beginners
  8. Availiasvision: 10 Sports You’ve Never Heard Of
  9. dzymslizzy: Do I Have the Flu?
  10. Rebecca Furtado: The Hoosier Experience of Spanish Flu

And the winner using random.org is….

#2:  How to Grow Carrots in Containers in a Small Garden: Carrot Recipes by viking305

March 9th:

Number of Featured Hubs: 101
Daily HubPot: $12.75
Weekly HubPot: $ 97 (16.25+13+14.75+16.25+12.50+11.50+12.75)

  1. AliciaC: Periodic Table Games For Education and Fun
  2. thougtforce: Enjoy the coffee break! Take a Swedish “fika”
  3. PegCole17: Real Italian Cream Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting with Step-by-Step Photos
  4. oceansnsunsets: Clematis Flower Vines – Information and Photos
  5. ESPeck1919: Casting Off Knitting and Finishing Projects
  6. Natasha Peters: Language Weirdness: There Are No Real Synonyms
  7. prestonandkate: Free Images for Online Writers
  8. BigBrains: Top 10 Best Roy Orbison Songs
  9. drpennypincher: Buy Nothing Day
  10. randomcreative: Mother’s Day Consumable Gift Ideas

And the winner using random.org is….

#3: Real Italian Cream Cake and Cream Cheese Frosting with Step-by-Step Photos by PegCole17

Congratulations, Everyone!

Week 2/Day 3: Grow the HubPot Challenge Winners and an Opportunity for Newbies

Hello Hubbers,

We have a quick update for the remainder of the contest, and then we’ll get to the Top 10 and the Daily Winner!  One complaint that we have heard about the contest is that new users without an AdSense ID can’t participate.  We’ve decided that we would like to have as many participants as possible, so we are changing the requirements a bit.  Starting Monday, instead of requiring an AdSense ID to participate, all you need is to be part of the HubPages Earnings Program.   This will allow Hubbers to participate that are in the same household but share an AdSense ID as well as new Hubbers that haven’t been accepted to AdSense yet.  We hope that this helps grow the pot and encourages Hubbers to tell their friends and family to start writing on HubPages!

One other quick announcement:  we are going to announce the Weekly Winner on Tuesday starting next week.  This gives us a little more time to go through all of the Hubs of the week.  And now… the the Top 10 Hubs for March 5th!

Number of Featured Hubs: 118
Daily HubPot: $ 14.75
Weekly HubPot: $44 (16.25+13+14.75)

Top Hubs of the Day in no particular order:

  1. Silver Q: Passive Aggressive Behavior: How to recognize it and how to deal with it.
  2. Lee Tea: Why Are All the Articles that Suggest Ingesting Essential Oils is Safe Written by Young Living Sales Reps? 
  3. JustAskSusan:  Polar Bear Dips, Swims, Plunges and Jumps 
  4. calculus-geometry: Why There Are Infinitely Many Prime Numbers & More Curious Facts About Primes
  5. greatstuff: Issues on Malaysian Tax for Expatriates and Non-Residents
  6. flourishanyway: The Inside Track: What HR Won’t Tell You About Why You Can’t Find Work 
  7. Outbound Dan: How to Add Topographic Maps to a Garmin 62 GPS
  8. Beth Eaglescliffe: Creating a Volunteer Recruitment Campaign for Nonprofits and Charities
  9. healthmunsta: DIY Mango Face Mask Recipes for Beautiful Skin 
  10. ESPeck1919: Natural Wonders: Underwater Crop Circles, Fairy Rings and Ice Circles

The winner chosen using random.org, is…

#1 Silver Q: Passive Aggressive Behavior: How to recognize it and how to deal with it.

Congratulations, Everyone!

Week 2/Day 1: Grow the HubPot Challenge Winners

We are entering our second week of the Grow the HubPot Challenge and Monday was another fantastic day. Check out the results and congratulations to everyone that wrote a Featured Hub!

Number of Featured Hubs on Monday, March 3rd: 130
Daily HubPot: $16.25
Weekly HubPot: $16.25

Top 10 Hubs of the Day:

  1. annart: INTERESTING ENGLAND: Somerset – a History of the Lighthouses of Burnham-on-Sea
  2. ChristinS: Five Important Social Skills Tips for Introverts
  3. vespawoolf: How to Make a Latte or Cappuccino
  4. eugbug: What Are Air Tools Used For?
  5. ESPeck1919: How To Cast On For Knitting – Three Ways!
  6. Noel Tanti: A Brief History of Carnival in Malta
  7. FatFreddysCat: A Guide to Collecting Sony/BMG’s “Extended Versions” CDs
  8. Beth Eaglescliffe: Thundersnow Storms – Extraordinary Weather
  9. daughterson: Basic Cooking for Beginners, How to Measure, Basic Cooking Terms and Techniques.
  10. Millionaire Tips: When Should You Write a Will?

The winner chosen using random.org, is…

#7 A Guide to Collecting Sony/BMG’s “Extended Versions” CDs by FatFreddysCat

Congratulations! Your winnings of $16.25 will be added to your HubPages Earnings balance! Well done, Everyone!

Grow the HubPot Weekly Winner!

The first week of the Grow the HubPot Challenge has finished and everyone at HubPages Headquarters is thrilled with the quality of Hubs that were written.  Reading through everyone’s Hubs this week has reinforced my belief that we  have the best writers and community on the internet.  Congratulations to everyone for a job well done.  We hope that the contest has inspired you to write more high-quality Hubs and to tell your friends, family, and other writers about HubPages and the Challenge.  We look forward to another fantastic week!

It was extremely difficult to choose only 10 Hubs for the final Weekly Winner.  Congrats to the final 10; you were among some good company and overcame some stiff competition!

Number of Featured Hubs during the week:  984
Weekly HubPot:  $123.75

  1. How to make Wet Felted Slippers or Boots using Duct Tape Shoe Lasts by Sallybea
  2. How to Grow Peas in a Small Garden: Gardening Tips and Advice by Viking305
  3. 10 Fun Techniques for Photographers by noellenichols
  4. A Tutorial: How to Make Homemade Napkins Using Terrycloth by prestonandkate
  5. Eight Strange (But True) Science and Maths Theories ~ That You Never Heard Of Before by susi10
  6. Criminal law – Assisted Suicide by Colleen Swan
  7. Shapeshifting Witches: Legends from Europe and North America by kittythedreamer
  8. What HR Won’t Tell You About the Hiring Process by FlourishAnyway
  9. What are Fractals? How is Maths Used to Make Art? by aalite
  10. Debunking the Myth that Generic Drugs are inferior to Brand Name Drugs by cecilaportilla

The winner chosen using random.org is…

#7  Shapeshifting Witches: Legends from Europe and North America by kittythedreamer

Well done, Everyone!

HubPot Roundup: Weekend Winners

What a fantastic ending to the first week of the Grow the HubPot Challenge!  If you haven’t heard, the contest will continue for the rest of the month.  We hope to see even more Featured Hubs each day to grow the HubPot.  Without further ado, here are the winners for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday!

Friday, Feb. 28th

Number of Featured Hubs: 117
Daily HubPot: $15
Weekly HubPot: $93.25 (22.50+19+18.75+18+15)

  1. Cre8tor: Humidifier | Installing An AprilAire Whole House Humidifier and More
  2. followthestray: Sickle Cell Trait
  3. Phyllis Doyle: Yukon History , Klondike Gold Rush and Lore of the Yukon
  4. AliciaC: Jigsaw Puzzles – Game Facts, Benefits and History
  5. Guitar Gopher: The Fender Heartfield Talon: A Classic Super-Strat Guitar
  6. CWanamaker: Relatively Speaking: The Plague, The Stranger, and the Life of Albert Camus
  7. Dragonflycolor: 5 Places to Take Unwanted Animals
  8. RonElFran: How Robert Smalls seized a ship to escape from slavery to freedom
  9. Billybuc: How To Make Money As A Ghostwriter  
  10. kittythedreamer: Shapeshifting Witches: Legends from Europe and North America

The winner chosen using random.org is…

#7:   5 Places to Take Unwanted Animals by Dragonflycolor

 

Saturday, March 1st 

Number of Featured Hubs: 130
Daily HubPot: $16.25
Weekly HubPot: $109.50 (22.50+19+18.75+18+15+16.25)

  1. cecileportilla:  Medicare and Medicaid Fraud. Get angry and learn how to fight it.
  2. spartucusjones:  The Protest Movement: 10 Best Protest Songs about Climate Change
  3. gypsumgirl:  Book Series that Motivate Tween Boys to Read
  4. DrMark1961:  Best Seven Dog Breeds That Don’t Stink
  5. Colleen Swan:  Criminal law- Assisted Suicide  
  6. Meisjunk:  You Know You’re An Adult When…  
  7. suraj punjabi:  6 Things I have Learned from 4 Years Of Marriage
  8. calculus-geometry:  Drawing Hearts on a Graphing Calculator
  9. ercramer36:  Using VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel  
  10. LCDWriter:  Kate Chopin’s The Storm:  When Nature and Love Combine

The winner chosen using random.org is…

#9:  Using VLOOKUP in Microsoft Excel  by ercramer36

 

Sunday, March 2nd 

Number of Featured Hubs: 113
Daily HubPot: $14.25
Weekly HubPot: $123.75 (22.50+19+18.75+18+15+16.25+14.25)

  1. misslong123: Beginner Knitting: Knit and Design a Pattern plus Free Resources
  2. hbng84: Fly Tying – Simple Foam Rubber Grasshopper
  3. Natasha Peters: How to Gain Self Confidence in Minutes: Power Posing
  4. Phyllis Doyle: Battle of Trenton – American Revolutionary War
  5. gitachud: GEMBA WALK: Checklist for Genchi Genbutsu
  6. Anne Harrison: Novels To Read When Visiting Hong Kong and China
  7. Jonathon Wylie: iPad Accessibility Options for Special Education Classrooms
  8. Merej99: Super Duper Hoagie Rolls Recipe
  9. Patty Inglish, MS: Passenger Trains and Railroad Stations In Ohio
  10. Luna B.: Top Five Lena Horne Films

The winner chosen using random.org is…

#10:  Top Five Lena Horne Films by Luna B.

Congratulations to the 30 Hubs chosen as finalists over the weekend and the lucky three winners!  For previous winners, check out our Forum post and stay tuned for the Weekly Grand Prize Winner!

Day 4: Grow the HubPot Challenge

Goedendag, Hubbers!  Our fourth day of the challenge is complete and we have another great batch of Hubs.  If you didn’t hear, we are extending the challenge for the entire month of March!  We hope that this gives everyone time to write more of the fantastic Hubs we’re seeing.  Congratulations to today’s top 10 and to the winner!  Our next blog post will be Monday with Friday, Saturday, and Sunday’s winners as well as the Weekly Winner!  Monday’s a big day!  Without further ado, here are the numbers and winners (in no particular order) for Feb. 27th!

Number of Featured Hubs: 143
Daily HubPot: $18
Weekly HubPot: $78.25 (22.50+19+18.75+18)

  1. Janshares:  Murphy’s Law: When it Goes Wrong / Events Impacted by Murphy’s Law 
  2. susi10:  Eight Strange (But True) Science and Maths Theories ~ That You Never Heard Of Before
  3. Flourish Anyway:  What HR Won’t Tell You About the Hiring Process
  4. calculus-geometry:  How to Integrate 1/(x^3 + 1) and Its Cousin 1/(x^3 – 1) 
  5. DzyMsLizzy:  How to Prepare and Cook Beans
  6. Jellygator:  Lawyer Referral Service | Helpful or Not?
  7. raymondphilippe:  What I Love About Manchester UK
  8. successfulliving:  Hidden Gluten
  9. StacieL:  Pickett State Park, TN – A Nature Lovers Dream
  10. Faith Reaper:  Container Gardening: How to Choose the Perfect Container for Your Needs

 

The winner chosen using random.org is…

#7:  What I Love About Manchester UK by raymondphilippe!  Congratulations!

 

Day 3: Grow the HubPot Challenge

Cheers, Hubbers! The third day of the Grow the HubPot Challenge is completed, and we had another amazing day! We also have VERY exciting news!

Since the contest has been such a great success (we’ve seen amazing Hubs and great community support to grow the HubPot), we have decided to run it for an entire month! The contest will run until midnight (PT) March 30th.  Keep on Hubbing, recruit your friends and family to write for the contest, and continue growing the HubPot!

Here are the numbers for Feb. 26th!

Number of Featured Hubs: 149
Daily HubPot: $18.75
Weekly HubPot: $60.25 (22.50+19+18.75)

Top Hubs of the Day in no particular order:

  1. 10 Fun Techniques for Photographers by noellenichols
  2. Lesson Art Activities for American Art Appreciation Month (August) by Tina Truelove
  3. 12 Things That Online Writers Can Learn From Star Trek by Sharkye11
  4. Piano chords and music theory basics by Jon Green
  5. Pet Ideas for 5 and 10 Gallon Aquarium Tanks by Melissa A Smith
  6. Drakensberg Mountains by Tashaonthetown
  7. How to make Wet Felted Slippers or Boots using Duct Tape Shoe Lasts by sallybea
  8. American Civil War Life: Union Infantryman – Life On Campaign III by GaryTameling
  9. Queen Victoria’s Longest Day by Stevarino
  10. How to Grow Peas in a Small Garden: Gardening Tips and Advice by Viking305

 
The winner chosen using random.org, is…

Pet Ideas for 5 and 10 Gallon Aquarium Tanks by Melissa A Smith!

Congratulations, Everyone!