I joined Hubpages.com because I was in love with writing on the web. I had some sort of overwhelming need to express myself, and I loved writing on the web because I felt like I could literally talk to the entire world.
I had been blogging on Myspace, and when their site started to die - someone told me that Hubpages.com was where I should be at, and that it was the best single place to write on the web because it was a very helpful community.
I was also told that it was just dumb to be doing what I already did - without the possibility of making a dime, and also because other persons were making money off of my own writing.
I'm very glad that I listened, and only regret that I didn't start writing on Hubpages sooner!