Writing For Hubpages-More Then Just A Passion!

Writing articles on either our favorite typewriter or via more modern day means, such as the internet, may be more than and addiction than many of us realize. Eventually that addiction may turn into sheer madness, taking us away from even our family.
Writing articles on either our favorite typewriter or via more modern day means, such as the internet, may be more than and addiction than many of us realize. Eventually that addiction may turn into sheer madness, taking us away from even our family. | Source
typing can be an addiction for many to begin with. When you get involved in online writing on various internet content sites, you will find that the addiction may grow even stronger, to the point that it may be at times inescapable.
typing can be an addiction for many to begin with. When you get involved in online writing on various internet content sites, you will find that the addiction may grow even stronger, to the point that it may be at times inescapable. | Source

Have you ever felt like you were a piece of metal that wound up too close to a giant magnet. Or possibly you could visualize yourself on a raft, floating aimlessly about in the ocean. And as a result drifted a bit further out from shore and soon found yourself suddenly being sucked in nearer and nearer; to a whirlpool within this vast sea that you were floating on?

Well maybe not everyone has had such an experience, though possibly in his or her dreams. But each and every hubber here, writing for the hubpages community; whether they be seasoned experts or beginning writers, may have a definition of how hubpages has taken and transformed them into a writing junkie. I myself have found that writing for hubpages is an addiction or sheer madness for lack of better words. One thing I do know for sure, is that it is definitely not my imagination, leading me to believe that I have been addicted to writing for this awesome community on what I call an almost constant, and inescapable basis.

Even though I enjoy writing, almost as much as all the other hubbers here do, within our closed knit little community of 229,000 plus hubbers. If not we all without a doubt, would most likely be wasting our precious time on this platform in the first place. On the other hand the addiction of hubpages seems so powerful, that as of late, I have found it difficult to stay away from the keyboard. In addition to this, I believe I am also on the verge of carpal tunnel syndrome as a result of the incessant typing necessary to complete my articles. In addition it is like a madness, a madness in the sense, of having this deep love and affliction of writing sometimes almost continuously into the wee hours of the morning. Only to stop for a sip of water or tea possibly, or yes, to go to the lavatory to relieve myself on occasion.

So is this really some kind of madness, or just all in my imagination, that I have been addicted to the hubpages online community, or do others have a similar story to tell? If so I would like to hear from others who write along side me over the internet and comfort of their desk chairs, either for relaxation, to earn a supplemental inocome, or for whatever reason. Give me some additonal feedback to digest, in the comments section after you have read this article. In fact I find myself so busy, sometimes busier than a bee, that often I find excuses for not completing chores that need to get completed around the house. I have been writing articles for hubpages for a little over ten, going on eleven months. And I am surprised that writers block has not yet hindered my abilities to continue this writing madness.

Like many of writers on hubpages or other writing sites, I know that like myself many of you also aspire to continue and complete that novel you have so long wanted to complete. If that is the case with you for example, than you may have some difficulty completing that project. I am not saying that you will not ever complete it, but you will have to manage your time better. And by managing your time, you still have to remember not to spread yourself too thin, as not being able to spend quality time with family and friends. This is one area where a writer can hurt his relationship with others, so remember to always keep at least one eyeball glued on a clock; that you may have already placed on your writing desk.

It's not such a bad thing, not being able to escape the grasp that the hubpages community may have on some of us. Because if you are a fairly newbie to hubpages, than this can be a great writer's platform, to help you hone your skills over time. And here you can also develop a nice little portfolio of different articles on various genres to share with others via the internet. Feedback from those who read your articles, will only help you become that better writer that I'm sure is waiting to get out from within all of us. I even thought at times of going to other popular websites... Wizzley, Squidoo, Reddit, Redgage, InfoBarrel,Helium among a few of many. But because of the hubpages addiction that I currently find myself wrapped up in like a cocoon; that it is difficult to swim up and out of that whirlpool, we may all have even found ourselves in, earlier at the beginning of this article.

So I enjoy writing for hubpages and why should I want to try to escape my writing addiction here, you may be asking yourself right now? Well to answer that question-again, there is really no reason to leave if you are comfortable. You may have already established somewhat of a name for yourself here and among the other community members. In addition you may have met a good number of people who are not only followers of articles that you write and that they find useful. But also you are beginning to see earnings as a result of the work you have crafted as well.

Between the conglomeration of Google Adsense, Ebay, Amazon and yes, don't forget those hubpage Ad program earnings, you may have already now noticed that you are earning a supplemental income. And in todays economy every bit certainly helps, does it not? unless you are of course Donald Trump or another popular Icon of wealth. Some writers on hubpages earn a substantial amount on a monthly basis. You may not be one of those individuals, not yet anyhow, but with time and a yes, a little patience-hey you will never know. Those small earnings that now amount to cents per day, that you see at the top of your accounts page, may increase dramatically over a years time or even less. Many hubbers here earn in access of $1000.00 plus per month, so don't give up the ship yet! As the saying goes-"The grass is not always greener on the other side." I believe this saying applies to online writing sites as well. If you found a good thing like I have writing for hubpages, well why the heck and look any further? Happy Hubbing to you all!!

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homesteadbound 5 years ago from Texas

I am certainly addicted. My life is absorbed in this community.I have tried one other sight and found it lacking what hubpages has. I have a hard time turning my brain off at night to be able to go to sleep.


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Jlbowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York Author

Hello Homestead:

Thanks for your comment and feedback as well. I thought it was all in my head, but now know I am not alone. Happy Hubbing!

JL


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Moon Daisy 5 years ago from London

I'm writing this at 1:15am, so you can see that I am also addicted! It is a passion too, well writing and HubPages are both inter-connected passions. And I think that addiction and passions are probably much the same thing really!

Like homesteadbound I also find myself having hub ideas when I'm trying to get to sleep..


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Jlbowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York Author

moon daisy:

If you are writing a comment to this article at 1:15a.m, than you are without a doubt addicted like many of us are here. I am in the Eastern time zone, so I have a ways to go to catch up to you, but have found myself also writing into the wee hours of the morning. Also I have to agree with you,that an addiction can be somewhat similar to a passion. If you are addicted to something,it certainly can be a love or passion as well. It all depends on what viewpoint you look at it from. Thanks for your comments on my article as well!

Jl


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GoodLady 5 years ago from Rome, Italy

I'm hooked. It is fascinating. I have a lot to learn, so I can't let go. (I am quite new here). I'm like a dog who won't let go of it's bone. Glad you brought up the word 'addiction'; it is addictive. It is important though to realize this and to try to watch the clock and get sensible, to establish limits. Good for you to bring it up.


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Jlbowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York Author

Good Lady:

Thank you for your comment in reference to my hub. It is good to see new members become addicted as well. Welcome to this wonderful network of talented writers and happy hubbing to you as well!

JL


SusieQ42 5 years ago

You can tell I'm addicted! I've written 3 hubs today and generally write only 3 in a week. I do enjoy writing here and have checked out other sites, but why bother, although I do write for clients at Text Broker for income now. But I am starting to see some $ here and am very pleased with that. Thanks for the good read.


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Jlbowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York Author

Hi Suzie:

Thanks for the comment and it does certainly look like you are addicted, because I see that in your six months of being on hubpages, you have written a lot more hubs than I have in nine months time. Good for you and am glad to see your earnings rise as a result. Welcome to the addiction club (:

Jl


5 years ago

Yes, keep it up!


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Glenn Stok 5 years ago from Long Island, NY

Wow! Well done. This should be chosen as Hub Of The Day. You definitely are right that HubPages is an awesome community. And I think that's one of the major reasons why my addiction is increasing also.


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bangingbeauty 5 years ago

Very inspiring post! I just joined and I'm already addicted! Cheers, bb


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Jlbowden 5 years ago from Long Island, New York Author

BB:

Glad you have joined our community of inspiring writers and also happy to hear that you're having as addicting of a time as the rest of us here. Happy hubbing!

Jl


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Janellegems 4 years ago from Virginia

Thanks for this article. I am new to hubpages.


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Jlbowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York Author

Janellegems:

I hope my article version about hubpages inspires you with your writing here on this platform of talented individuals. You are not only on the right freelance site, but will soon find that this is a community of writers who are not only friendly, but equally as supportive. Again thanks for stopping in and glad you enjoyed the article.

Jlbowden


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stars439 4 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

Wonderful hub with great information , and a lot of logical ideas, and thoughts. GBY


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Jlbowden 4 years ago from Long Island, New York Author

Stars:

Thank you again for stopping by and providing insightful feedback, in reference to yet another hub article of mine. I am glad to see that you are reading through the various collection of articles that I have written with others in mind. I hope you as well as many others continue to find them useful in trials and tribulations that all will eventually stumble upon in our daily lives. Stay well.

Jl

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