The Tall Tale Signs Of A HubPages Addict

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There is something mysterious and mystical about this writing site. Maybe its the layout or design of the writing platform better known at hubpages. We can't seem to place our finger on it. Could it be the color of the layout? The faces that we see when we are responding? Maybe its how much you can do or get involved with while writing on HP. Whatever it is many of us have an addiction. We can't sleep, eat or go anywhere without thinking about it. Our Internet goes down and we find ourselves explaining that we won't be here for awhile. "No worries," we tell everyone, come hell or high water we will be back on. We begin to exchange cell phone numbers so that we can text our HP friends to let them know we are alive and well. When we are away we go through withdrawals and our bodies shudder when we don't get our fix. We grow agitated with those around us and our family members are ready to have us committed! What is this unusual addiction? Chapters are being set-up as we speak to assist those who cannot tear themselves away from this compulsive behavior.

There are many tall tale signs of this addiction. If you know someone who suffers from this, please tread cautiously and at any cost do not touch their computer. Removing it can cause convulsions and fits of rage.


Tall Tale Signs Of Addiction

You know you are an addict when you can't even watch the television without logging into your account.

The picture capsule is giving you a problem. You panic and post it in the forum anxiously waiting for a response. 60 seconds seems to be the longest 60 seconds of your life.

You couldn't log-in to your account for several hours and when you finally get in you run to the forum to let everyone know about it. You find that someone had gotten there before you and began to already vent. You chime-in releasing all of the pressure that built up, being thankful that you did not throw your computer across the room.

Freaking out someone has duplicated your content. Fuming you search for the thief and are ready to lynch them if you find them.

You check-in multiple times in one day or keep your domain up to see how much money you have made. When the amount hasn't changed you post it in the Q&A of Hubpages.

Instead of checking to see if any of the rules of changed. You voice your opinion everywhere you write and argue the fact that HP has made a mistake and didn't tell anyone that the information changed.

Your cell phone app becomes your gateway to getting involved with the political thread and you don't know anything about politics.

Watching the clock at work, there is one minute before check-in time to your addiction. Head beading, hands trembling you rush out the door to get onto your laptop just to see what is happening and how many comments you have received.

You get upset when your hub as not made Hub Of The Day. You ask everyone, "what is the criteria for hub of the day?" " How did that person manage to win, when there writing was so poor." Not believing that your hub had a few errors in it too.

You worry about not reading enough. If someone comments on your hubs, you have to respect the person and comment back.

Eyes bugging, teeth chattering your hubscore is plummeting, views have hit rock bottom and you know it is Panda. In a panic you tell everybody you are leaving hubpages because your not making any money and its all their fault! Forgetting that your mind is jaded you have forgotten that all sites are effected not just HP.

You have been invited to other websites, but you can't seem to pull completely away from the site you started on.

You become defensive when anyone speaks against the site, you write on. Your horns come out and you go to battle and do not back down until you have won.

Going to sleep earlier was the norm at one time and now you find that your eyes are bugging out of your head and it is 3am. With 4 hours of sleep you look like a raccoon and try to hide the dark circles when you get up the next morning. Frazzled you drink an entire pot of coffee and get ready to greet the day.

You run yourself ragged, just trying to keep up with others who can seem to write more quickly then you.

If you have any of these signs, you have an addiction. Please seek attention as soon as possible. These signs can lead to heart palpitations, salivation, blurry vision and numbness of the behind because you have sat for to long.

Should signs worsen ,seek another hubber for hub intervention before you spiral out of control and go into convulsions.

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Nell Rose profile image

Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, Oh my God! I said yes to every single one of your addictive pointers! I had better get help quick! I do sit up until 3, and yes the tv is on, but I am not watching it! and so on! I need a drink quick, but that means getting up from my computer! lol! rated up! now whats the cure for this addiction?!


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

You got me pegged.. LOl You described me to the tee.. love your hub..

voted way up

be blessed

Debbie


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

Voted up and all the way across. You are so funny and so right! I am addicted, too! :-)


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RealHousewife 4 years ago from St. Louis, MO

What do you MEAN???? haha!

So funny - yeah and I knew I had an addictive personality before I ever got started here. Could be worse - I don't drink much and I hardly ever kill people or bet my husbands check...so look on the brightside - could be worse:)))


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Nell Rose: I don't know of a cure, but if one is found I will let you know. lololo!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Deborah Brooks: Thank you! Now we know who you are too! :D


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hazelwood4 4 years ago from Owensboro, Kentucky

Oh my this is so funny! I also agree with everyone who has commented on this so far, this is me too. Thank you for the laugh.:) I voted this one up, up, and away.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Victoria Lynn: Aahhhh!!! There is something about HP that is hard to shake! lololo! Glad you enjoyed it.


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Jessi10 4 years ago from Lancaster, CA

LOL OMG! I didnt think anyone would notice this addiction! Its SOO hard to say NO to HP though. I'm definitely addicted to writing, and reading Hubs. I find more information on here, than I do anywhere else! PLUS, there is the MONEY! LOL

AMAZING hub! I'm bookmarking it and voting it UP! Love it!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Realhousewife: lololo! This is true! :D


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

hazelwood4: Thank you. I do enjoy making people laugh and I am glad it made you smile! :) Thanks for the vote up.:)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Jessi10: All of us see ourselves in this one! lololo! It is hard to even step away for a moment. I am glad you enjoyed it!:)


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Oh yeah, I'm addicted too! It's such fun to read Hubs and comment, and write. I wrote a silly little poem dedicated to my fellow Hubbers about my addiction. Great Hub. I voted it UP, etc.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

mary615: I will be there to read it. You should have added your link here, I am one who doesn't mind that at all. Glad you enjoyed. :)


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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

I admit I was addicted to this long ago and I'm not even getting paid for it. My newest hub was three or four days ago and still no comments. What is the world coming to? Is my hub no good? Is nobody seeing it? What am I going to do? I guess I will go bananas while I am waiting for a comment. LOL.


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mary615 4 years ago from Florida

I thought we were not allowed to place a link to our work in the comment section. Correct me if I'm wrong, OK. Thanks a bunch. goodnight.


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zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

I have heard the same thing Mary. I think some people do from time to time but I don't know if they get in trouble for it. How about if I do it for you? Just like magic, here it is.

http://mary615.hubpages.com/hub/The-Lure-Of-My-Com...


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sofs 4 years ago

LOL this is so funny...I am addicted... I cannot have anyone speak ill of HP.. lol and there I am...defending. I cannot write for long on any other site even if they feature my articles.. lolol. Sure signs of addiction...but has HP come up with some Rehab or de-addiction centers... Please I need help :) Have a lovely day ;) God Bless!


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Victoria Lynn 4 years ago from Arkansas, USA

hahaha. Just saw this great comment from sofs! So true, so true, sofs!


AEvans profile image

AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

zzron: I believe I was over there, but will go back and see which one you are talking about. Don't go bananas I am on my way! :D


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

mary615: A friend did it for you. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

zzron: What a team player you are. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

sofs: lololo! When they do we will be the first share! lollol!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Victoria Lynn: Yes it is! lololo


zzron profile image

zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

Okay thanks AEvans, a hub without a comment is like a day without sunshine. Thanks so much for saving the day!

LOL.


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Melovy 4 years ago from UK

I’m not sure what you mean in your first sign of addiction - what’s a television? Is it that thing we have in the living room that looks a bit like a computer but has no useful purpose?

Very funny hub. I laughed out loud in places!


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Lauryallan 4 years ago

Yeah I have to say I have displayed a number of these symptoms. I am a total stat junkie and constantly check Hubpages for comments and updated earnings. I used to sleep like a baby but now I dream of impressions, visitor graphs and what I can write in the morning when I wake up. Lol sad but so true.


AEvans profile image

AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

zzron: You may end up with many more. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Melovy: HA! LOLO! I am so glad you enjoyed! :D


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Sally's Trove 4 years ago from Southeastern Pennsylvania

Up and very, very funny! I don't have all the signs of addiction, but enough. Anxiously awaiting an HA (Hubbers Anonymous) Chapter in my neighborhood. LOL


AEvans profile image

AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Lauryallan: They are starting chapters all over the place for people like us. loll! I will see you there. lol!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Sally's Trove: I will update you once one open's in your area. It is coming soon! lololo! :)


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

Hi AEvans! I was an addict, but sought treatment. I am now happy to say that I am a recovering addict!


AEvans profile image

AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Dexter Yarbrough: Please let us know about the treatment and how we can become a recovering addict! Many of us need to really get some rest. :)


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sam209 4 years ago

You have me smiling! Great hub! I don't have any of the tall tale signs yet, but give me time, I'm sure I'll become an HP addict like everyone else! This site can be truly addictive!


Cardisa profile image

Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Julianna, you have been spying on me! I don't want to recover. You forgot the one about checking the stats every few minutes...lol


mary615 profile image

mary615 4 years ago from Florida

Just wanted to thank my friend for putting in the link. Hope your day is productive and fun here in Hubland!


AEvans profile image

AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

sam209: Oh you will and once it begins it is a hard habit to break. lololo!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Cardisa: Oh yes the stats! lololo! I am going to think on about that one and then add it later on. This addiction is worse then chocolate. lololo!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

mary615: He is a great person isn't he. The poem was wonderful! :)


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homesteadbound 4 years ago from Texas

Hi! My name is Cindy, and yes I am addicted to HubPages. But ... yes, I must add a but ... I am not searching for the cure. In fact, currently I am avoiding the cure. I am so guilty of all of the things you mentioned and then some. I guess you could say I am enjoying my addiction!


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

homesteadbound: Nice to meet you Cindy, my name is Julianna and I to have a hubpage addiction. lollo!


zzron profile image

zzron 4 years ago from Houston, TX.

Thanks AEvans, you to are a good sport.


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DFiduccia 4 years ago from Las Vegas

Although you touched on many of the quirks of Hub addiction, I found this to be a very entertaining Hub. It is always laughable when one can recognize their own idiosyncrasies in the tongue-in-cheek confessions of another Hubber.

Voted up.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Oh yes indeed, this describes me well for the most part. I don't want to be addicted, so I am trying to cut back now that circumstances have shown me waht would happen if I don't spend as much time on this site. I actually get work done, spend time with my cat, send in my resume online in a new format than I've ever had it, etc. I don't know that I sleep any more being that I am an insomniac anyway, but yes, the idea of writing hubs at 3:00 am explaining that I had a really horrible day and need to vent doesn't happen as much anymore. I may even get a full-time job outside of the house (gasp!)

The one thing that didn't describe is the fat that I've never worried about not being chosen Hub of the day. Having my hub featured on the home page always made me wonder if I would be more open to being plagerized by people who otherwise may not have known I existed because there are over 200,000 accounts on this site.


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Follow-up comment- I LOVE the picture of the cat.


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

zzron: So are you. :) Always happy to share :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

DFiduccia: When we can recognize our own idiosyncrasies it makes the moment even more delightful. Thank you for appreciating this hub. :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

FloraBreenRobison: The description is for many. Truth is I have never worried about being HOTD either. But after being here for 4 years I can say I have seen it all. lololo! Glad you enjoyed it and found yourself in the hub too! :)


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

Flora Breen Robison: Thanks! :)


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ishwaryaa22 4 years ago from Chennai, India

You exactly described the addictive behaviour of almost each and every hubber! In my case, I sleep quite well. But after I wake up, I immediately log in HP! HP is really a wonderful writing-site with a friendly and encouraging community of good writers. A fetching hub! Well-done!

Thanks for SHARING. Awesome & Interesting. Voted up


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AEvans 4 years ago from SomeWhere Out There Author

ishwaryaa22: HP can be addicting. I login too its a daily routine for me. lololo! :)

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