I just do not know....
I have been "hubbing" now for awhile. Not every day, or week, or month...but for awhile. Hubbing is "okay" but it is not like blogging, which is much more satisfactory to me. When I come to Hubpages, I cannot find much of what I am looking for and I get irritated with all the religious hubs. Seems to me that everyone is on a bandwagon of some sort about God, Jesus and sin. I lived in Texas for 7 years, which I officially call my time living in HELL. It is an overly judgmental place that I have no desire to ever return to. Hubpages is kind of like Texas to me. I do not see many positive and upbeat posts and most of the writing is atrocious. I am no perfect writer, but as a composition and creative writing teacher, I know talent, and some of the people here are not talented! And the funny thing is, some of them seem to win contests and have huge followings.
I do not mean to sound mean spirited, but some of the topics people post are totally ludicrous to me. There are some people who post their poetry and short stories here and they are pretty well done. I am happy they have a post to post their work since they will probably not get published. My husband tried to publish a book 11 years ago and got 669 rejection letters. Seems people think they are writers, but everyone wants into it, and it is like getting a government job: ya gotta know someone!
I am all about people writing as a way of being creative, I know it makes me happy. But, it kind of reminds me of a junior high school popularity contest.If you are not "someone" you get shuffled back to the end of the line. Been there, done that. I am an adjunct college instructor. We are notorious second class citizens, or at least we are treated as such. I do not think of myself as being a part time instructor, else I would probably commit beriberi. After all, with 2.5 masters degrees under my belt and $150K in student loan debts to pay, I need some kind of sense of accomplishment. Fortunately, the schools I work for are kind and considerate places to work. I have seen the worst and work at the best.
I bet you think I sound kind of curmudgeonly like Andy Rooney? Truth is I usually am not so negative, but I am pretty disgruntled about making less than $5 here on this page after so many "winners" are raking in the dough! It should not matter and normally it doesn't, but some days I can see the inequity, as do the OWS protesters. I must give it to them, they are strong, while I am weak and wimpy.
C'est la vie.
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