A Hubber's Monologue Overheard: A Day in the Life of a Hubpages Writer

A prologue to Key Success Factors for Personal Growth.

I'm dedicating this monologue piece to all the newbies around who may need some inspiration or two. The experts are most welcome to drop by of course. This is written in a verbal stream of consciousness format. And thanks to my pomeranian buddy for allowing me to take some candid shots.

Hmmm stretch and yaaaawn aaand stretch mmmmhhh ..oh, that feels greeeaat. Good morning world! I wonder if I gained more fans overnight. Gosh how do they do that…get all those fans and make all those hubs. Don’t these guys ever sleep?! Okay shake that thought away and start moving. Get up, get up, get up!

Coffee, yes, coffee…gotta get me one quick! Yawn…. I bet they’re at it again…outwitting each other at the forum….or having a ball with a newbie and I bet someone’s celebrating their perfect hubscore or birthday or their 1000th fan or whatever. What a lot. They’re a pretty cool bunch….experts on various fields. Oh boy, now what the heck is my expertise? ...Hmmmmm that is what I call gooood coffee....

Aw! Not again!? Victoria, you left your ball in the middle of the room again! Come here. Sit. Good dog. Don’t give me those eyes. You know I’m mad. How am I suppose to write a hub about you when all you do is make my life….okay, okay stop that…stop the licking…I get it…you’re sorry… oh gosh. See....you’re doing it again. Training me to be the buddy you want me to be. Hmm yes why not. I guess there is something there. Okay, come on. Let’s go see if someone’s written anything about dogs training owners. That could be a jump off point.

Good morning CP… work well for me today okay? No crashing, no hanging and no slowing down. We have got to get in the game now. If they can do it, we can too. That’s good. Now show me the works.

Hey look at that… I’ve moved up to 95 and hey three more fans and two comments. Seems like a good start for us today, huh? Now onto increase those numbers. It’s still the numbers game. Wherever you go, it’s still the numbers that count. Okay…become a fan, join the fan club, leave a note, and check the comments.

Aw that’s sweet. I can’t believe these people actually take time to read and appreciate the things we do here. You can’t help but be touched. Right, Victoria? Good dog. I guess that’s one of the things that keep me coming back here. There they are….. all these people from everywhere, chancing upon your hub and leave you a comment that assure you someone out there ---- does care.

That reminds me…I wonder if that person took my advice in the forum. Well, I guess he hasn’t returned yet. I hope everything’s fine with him. He seems to need an outlet for all the anger in him and hubbing maybe just the answer to that….hhmmm hubtivity. I wonder who’s out there now. Wow! She published 3 more hubs?! I don’t believe it! And they all seem to be hot ones too. Okay stop right there. I guess that’s my problem. I always compare myself to them. When will I ever get out of this competitive state!

Breath….. relax…. let go…. all is well. You’re focusing too much on others when all you’ve got to do is focus on the self. What are you feeling now? Frustrated, I guess. Frustrated about what? …about not knowing what to write, obviously!...and about still being competitive. And what do you want to do about that? Yeah, yeah… stop competing and start creating! Good! Now create!

Creating something out of nothing is the essence of a truly artistic person. It begins in the nothingness within and expressed in everything that is about.

It is felt in the words vibrating from the mind to the screen laid out in a hub. It is seen in the glow of one’s face upon reading comments that touch the soul. It is heard in the oohs, the aahs, the sighs, the giggle, as one responds to hubbing techniques revealed

You can taste it in the lip smacking, mouth watering, tasty and sumptuous descriptions of exotic dishes shared. You can smell it in the images of hubs showing dew drop adorned foliage or meadows bursting with a thousand blossoms.

You sense its dynamism in the ever flowing, ever changing, ever increasing state of development. You experience its intensity in its ecstatic state of finally finding...... freedom.

Creativity. Creation. Expression. Deliverance.

…and so it goes.

Well. Victoria I guess I know why I keep coming back. It’s not about the competition… it’s all about the creation --- the freedom to create. It’s all about creating an impact on each other’s lives. It’s all about creating a better self --- jumping from one hub to another, gathering valuable information. It’s all about creating good relations with people across this universe—inspiring and supporting them while being enlightened and encouraged yourself. It’s all about creating a more loving world ---- using the net this time.

In the end…It’s not the numbers that count. It’s the love that’s shared.

Okay Victoria you win. Let’s get us some lunch.


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Rob Jundt 8 years ago from Midwest USA

Reading hubs drinking coffee thinking about the next word or phrase is all so consuming maddening and wonderful I hope you don't mind me continuing your thoughts because that's part of the essence really is it not? Oh well back to the coffee...

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ripplemaker 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines

I hear you...LOL hmmm I had to laugh because after all my sharings about the hubs and the hubbers and all, you now have the HUB bug. LOL Your musings reflect mine too...well, minus the dog and minus the coffee... care for a cup of green tea? :) Cheers.


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jezzbb 8 years ago from Philippines

Indeed we have so much to gain in this hub community...all the learning and sharing.. it's just wonderful!

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Dottie1 8 years ago from MA, USA

I'm in it with you. Coffee, reading new hubs, yours this time! When will I find time to write my own. Gotta bake and pack for a weekend away. No worry, I'll be back to get that hub written soon. Have a great day Dayzeebee and Victoria!

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Marina Rosa 8 years ago from Southern California

As one of the "newbies" of whom you refer, all I can say is that you are right on about our thoughts on you prolific veteren hubbers! I've had my daughter and grandkids visiting this wee and haven't written a thing since rthey arrived. But at least I've kept up on the reading (and rating). I've had lots of inspiration from you all - as well as from the family visit and look forward to writing and sharing.

"Making something out of nothing" sure does define creativity very well and simply. I am trying to remember that emptiness (as in the blank page) is not really so scary at all . . .

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trish1048 8 years ago

Nicely expressed, thanks for sharing :)


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Rob. haha go ahead, go with the flow, create. thanks for dropping by.

Hello ripplemaker. you got that right...haha that's neat...the hub bug. you never told me it was contagious!

Bro jezz i think you got the hub bug from me courtesy of ripplemaker.

Good for you Dottie 1. have a great weekend! will look forward to your next hub.

Marina Rosa the experience with your daughter and grandkids will be a good source of inspiration for your next hub.

Trish thanks for the compliment. see you around.

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Constant Walker 8 years ago from Springfield, Oregon

Fun read Dayzee. I'm still a reletive "newbee," but it's never been about the numbers, as you said at the end, for me. For me, it was always about writing something worth reading... hoping I wasn't churning out crap - there's some good writers on HP and they'll call you on it right away... or worse: Not read it!

I had a lot of ideas: life experiences, cool stuff I wanted to pass on, something I've read in Discover magazine, something I've seen on History Channel - things I felt were important enough to tell others about. The challenge, write it well enough and make it entertaining enough that others will think so, too.

"If you built it," (correctly) "they will come."

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

thanks constant walker. one thing i like about being in HP is that it has motivated me to write scripts again. i find this place to be a source of inspiration. finding people like you in this community who take time to lend a hand is simply amazing. thanks again

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rmr 8 years ago from Livonia, MI

I agree! Hubpages is a place to be inspiring, and inspired! Keep the flow going!!

cvaughn570 8 years ago

The hub bug....I've got it too ;-) If I go away, I have to check my hubs as soon as I return and of course all the latest happenings too. I loved reading this while drinking my coffee and taking care of the dog....lol I am off to read some more now. Thanks for the smile this morning;-)


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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

hello rmr, it's great to know many of us feel the same way about HP. onward then to creating more useful and inspiring articles.

hi carol! i'm sure the hub bug is affecting more and more writers around. it's amusing to find out that the scenario i used in the monologue is able to capture "real life conditions" of hubbers. do give your dog a belly rub for me.:)

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compu-smart 8 years ago from London UK

Hi dayzeebee, very motivational!! It's deffienetly a lip smacking, mouth watering, tasty hub:)

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

LOL funny one compu-smart. hence, we'll be expecting more hubs from you soon.

Abhinaya 8 years ago

dayzeebee,Will you share Victoria with me?I seem to talk to walls and tiles at home when I am alone LOL...Thanks for sharing such an inspirational hub.Loved it! and Thumbs Up!

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Abhinaya, victoria is available anytime you get to this island.LOL. glad you liked this hub. thanks for the thumbs up. see you around.:)

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gilortiz001 8 years ago from Philippines

victoria! omg! hahahaha! i love you, victoria...even after that one night when you kept barking at me and chased me during rehearsals. yes... i still love you! .. i think this is what they call "unconditional love"... hahaha!

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

LOL. i remember that day! i'm glad you still find her lovable and all. she's more mellow now but still unpredictable.:)

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StayingAlive 8 years ago from Around the World

Sharing, caring, we are all looking for the same things, I believe, just at different parts of the journey.  Thankfully, we don't all fall apart at the same time, so we can lend a hand.   I am new, and my hand is out..to lift and be lifted. 

I enjoy your writings.

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

hello stayingalive. thank you for for dropping by. welcome to hubpages. many are here ready to lift you up if you need it. there are beautiful people around here who can give you great ideas to move on. in the meantime, you do what you feel you need to do to get things going. no pressure. enjoy the process of rediscovering who you are. do take care and keep staying alive:)

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Shirley Anderson 8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Daisy, you are so right about the Hub family - that's what it feels like to me. I've been on other sites similar in nature to HP, but this is the only one that I've felt the kind of kinship that one can have here. I love this place, and it is addictive - highly! I like what you called it - the hub bug, that's perfect.

Victoria is beautiful. She looks so fluffy and 'pet-able'.

Thx for another inspiring hub, Daisy!

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dayzeebee 8 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

hello shirley! it's great to find you visit this hub. the net was down for two days but i'm glad it's back. 

true, meeting people like you make the hubbing experience more fulfilling and exciting. yes it is the kind of kinship we find here that makes all the difference. little playful michelle coined the hub bug term and it is a perfect way to summarize how many hubbers feel. Oh and victoria -- "pet-able" under ceartain conditions LOL she chooses who and how she must be touched else you get a growl but when she sees me cry she readily jumps up my lap and gives me a tail wagging lick-filled hug. have a great day. :)   

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Paula Andrea, MA 7 years ago from www.mode of cosmic therapy.com


Lovely, refreshing 'pick-me-up' read! Light, airy, comfortable and easy to get next to. I enjoyed the uplifting humorous inspiring message. Being so new, myself, and certainly not understanding all these numbers, I appreciate the nourishing supportive words. Best to ya....


Paula Andrea

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Paula, I'm happy to know you found this refreshing. Hubbing is an interesting and exciting way to give and get some nourishment for the mind, body, heart and spirit. I'm sure you'll enjoy it here. Happy hubbing!

C. C. Riter 7 years ago

I was all warm and fuzzy while reading this dear dayzee. I felt as though I was right on your lap. i can smell the coffee and feel you pat mine head. kewl

thanks for a great hub dear.

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi C.C. Riter I'm glad to know you felt so at home with this monologue.That's nice to know. I suddenly smelled the coffee too. LOL. Thank you for the kind words (patting your head as I grin) and your warm visit. God bless:)

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ProCW 7 years ago from South Carolina

I LOVE coffee! :) Well cold, coffee flavored energy drinks! :)

And BOY have you NAILED this!!! :)

Tell Victoria I said hello. :)

ProCW (Thumbs up BTW.)

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Lady Guinevere 7 years ago from West Virginia

Dayzeebee, where you bee?

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello ProCW, thanks for dropping by. Victoria says Hi too. She loves the attention. I bet she'd jump right on your lap for a belly rub. Thanks for the thumbs up. Coming from a great playwright like you that is a compliment:) Godbless:)

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dayzeebee 7 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Lady Guinevere, Have been busy with production work lately as we are off to perform Siddhartha the Musical come April in two different cities. I just arrived from a motivational talk out of town. My schedule is pretty tight these days. Hope to be more active after April. Thanks for asking. Will visit your hub next. See you:)

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sweetypie1968 6 years ago

As a light-weight, you had me sold at the opening picture! I applaud your writing. You really make it look easy. I have hundreds of ideas, it's just impossible to stay motivated. Thanks for the encouragement.

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sweetypie1968 6 years ago

P.S.: Very funny!:)LOL

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dayzeebee 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Sweetypie sure glad you came to eavesdrop LOL. Thanks for sharing your thoughts and hey there's a lot of hub loving going around in this community and hopefully that will help keep you motivated. Blessings:)

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Nell Rose 6 years ago from England

Hi, thought I would stop by, and when I read this I thought, this could be me! sitting in front of the Pc trying to think what to write. Then checking everbody else out. I agree with you, I am addicted. and thanks, it is nice to meet you. Cheers nell

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dayzeebee 6 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hello Nell, welcome to hubbing and loving! Great to meet you too. Hope to get to know you better too. Cheers and a whole lot of blessings to you:)

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nicomp 5 years ago from Ohio, USA

Great writing. Stay out of my head. ;)

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dayzeebee 5 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi Nicomp, thanks much. Blessings:)

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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Wonderful hubful thoughts, and you certainly captured the essence of writing on this site, where people will actually read what you have to say, and maybe even make a comment or two about what you wrote. I certainly have learned alot about political correctness, the hatefulness of fanatics, the narrow mindedness of die hard supporters of what ever they think they believe is truer that anyone else's views, etc...

But most of all, there are a lot of wonderful people across this world that are kind, loving, considerate, and have progressed far beyond those selfish worlds of hate, ignorance, bigotry, intolerance, and judgementalism. Those are the truly gifted and interesting people that i want to know more about.

Hubpages has been a godsend for me, and for many others, to find a connection across the globe with like minded people who can hold an intelligent conversation and discussion without name calling or judging everyone else. The worst kind of people, to me, are those who insist on arguing (not debating) their points of view by simply quoting things from their bible, koran, or Torah, or what ever those fantasy books are called, and yelling,and name calling to anyone who does not agree with them. Thanks for this reminder of why i stay on hubpages, and why i enjoy it so much. Yes, i am also quite addicted, but i can think of things far worse to be addicted to. L.O.L.

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dayzeebee 4 years ago from Cebu, Philippines Author

Hi D. Williams, sorry for the delayed response. have not been getting notices of comments in my mail. Will have to check on my settings. Thank you oh so much for your valuable sharing. It lends more credence to this hub. Blessings:)

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