Top Ten Reasons for Not Finishing a Hub

Number Ten:

10. The dog ate it.

9. The restraining order went into effect before I could get my spouse to finish explaining how I’d ruined his life.

8. The cop said writing on a public building, even just the side, was vandalism.

7. I finally learned what copyright infringement meant.

6. I have so many unfeatured hubs, the icon appeared before I got a chance to hit “publish.”

5. Somebody else’s hub was exactly like mine and became the HOD.

4. I decided I could leave it half finished and Bubblews would take it any way.

3. My agent called and the movie deal for my novel went through.

2. Billybuc is still proofing the first two-thirds.

1. The HP staff says “How I Lost My Virginity” won’t get past the title tuner.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Interestingly thought of and so well written. The ten tips does make sense. I try to finish whatever i am working on.


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thanks DDE. Do you see the David Letterman Show in Croatia?


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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Oh you crack me up!!!


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Audrey: Thanks. Glad somebody finally noticed this one! I had fun writing it. Sometimes that has to be enough.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

In a show of humility, I will say that #4 and #5 are my favorites. Way too funny, Kathleen. What a great sense of humor. This reminded me of Letterman and that's my highest compliment....and seriously, thank you for the tribute. The editing is done; go ahead and publish it. :)


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PDXKaraokeGuy 2 years ago from Portland, Oregon

Ha. Nice. My problem isn't finishing hubs. it's starting them. To busy with other writing projects.


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grand old lady 2 years ago from Philippines

This kept me smiling from start to finish. Funny hubs are going large in number. Hooray, laughter is the best medicine:)


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

PDXKarokeGuy: Thanks and what's your favorite Karaoke song? Mine's the Eagles Heartbreak Tonight. Anybody sounds good singing it. My second is Patsy Cline's Sweet Dreams because it's in my range!

Grand old lady: I agree! Thanks.


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Jo_Goldsmith11 2 years ago

So very funny! I agree with billybuc # 4 and # 5 are my favorites too.

I as well like # 10! Because I have a dog, and her barking sometimes doesn't help my creativity. :-) Shared and up!


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Meisjunk 2 years ago from Pennsylvania

Ahaha, love this! I have a couple unfinished hubs myself.

And when I wrote a poem "Not Your Damn Pin-Up Girl", I changed it a million different ways to see why it wouldn't get past the rating barrier, and it was because of "Pin-Up Girl"!!! NOT "damn"! I was floored! That was the whole point of my poem!

I guess HubPages was worried I'd next post pictures. xD

That one I ended up deleting. I'll put it another site that allows it.

Voted up and funny! Thanks for writing. =)


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Jo Goldsmith11 and Meisjunk: Welcome to my hubs! You found me on a good one if you tend to teeter on the edge on a regular basis. M: I'm going looking for that hub with Damn in the title. Sounds like just my style. Jo: Let that dog bark - might bark out your next hub!


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

Voted Funny! I just may consult you list if I'm not able to generate my own excuse. Thanks for sharing.


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

MsDora: Glad to help! Thanks for the votes.


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phdast7 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

Oh my! This is a change of style and tone, but I can actually her you saying these things with a funny smirk. :) What a great idea and Letterman leaving was the inspiration. :) Sharing. Theresa


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

phdast7: You have an unfair advantage! Breakfast tomorrow?


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Original and a wonderful read.

Eddy.


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Eiddwen: Thanks and welcome to my hubs!


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Michael Kismet 2 years ago from Northern California

Only 10? I'm planning to trump your 10 list with my 1,000 list. No, I'm just kidding. I have too many reasons not to finish that hub, ironic. =)


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Hey - Michael Kismet - take your best shot! I'd be fascinated to hear more reasons. I was just doing an homage to ole Dave before he retires. Welcome to my hubs!


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handymanbill 2 years ago from western pennsylvania

That was great! up and shared


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Thanks Bill! It was fun.


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prairieprincess 2 years ago from Canada

Hilarious! Short and sweet, and I love the sly reference to BillyBuc! Lots of fun!


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Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

This one and my one about hubbing being promiscuous get found by a newbie (to my work) every once in a while. It's always fun when someone new finds them. We hubbers have so much in common, it's eerie we have all found each other! Thanks for taking the time to comment.


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Paul Kuehn 23 months ago from Udorn City, Thailand

Kathleen, I couldn't stop laughing after reading this hub. I really need a good laugh today.


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Kathleen Cochran 23 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

This one began as a homage to Dave's last year, but it sure was fun to write and share. Glad to provide a laugh!


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mary615 18 months ago from Florida

My biggest problem is just beginning to write a Hub! I have a thousand excuses for that.

Thanks for the chuckle!


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Kathleen Cochran 18 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

This started out as an homage to Dave Letterman. He's gone now. But the hub remains! Thanks for commenting. And get to those hubs!


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DzyMsLizzy 18 months ago from Oakley, CA

OH, no! Not the David Letterman "top 10" list! LOL

Very funny and clever. I'm still laughing trying to type.

Voted up, and funny.


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Kathleen Cochran 18 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

I'm on Letterman withdrawl. Thanks for the support.


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fpherj48 18 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

Kathleen..........LMAO! BRAVO! This is a huge belly laugher. Clever as heck. Thanks. I needed that!.....Paula UP++


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Kathleen Cochran 18 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia Author

Glad to be a help! Thanks for the comment!


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btrbell 13 days ago from Mesa, AZ

Fun hub!


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AudreyHowitt 11 days ago from California

This was fun!

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