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Nathan Bernardo says
Your time on HP sounds a little bit more l ike mine.
Audrey Hunt says
Ha, I feel ya. It's one of those; "yeah, I'll take care of that in just a couple minutes" kind of thing, next thing you know you lost an hour of the day. Wrinkled clothes in the dryer, getting kid up for school 15 minutes late and no more al dente!
LOL... sounds like me. I don't think I've cooked since I've been on HubPages. I'm kind of liking the hubby cooking for once. (Hehehe!)
Is there any frustration in your house because HP pulls you away?
I know, one hour turns into two and then before I know it its been three or four!
Actually, I'm trying to get a grip on my schedule. Like with anything new, I can become obsessed. So, I have to limit my time. However, if the hubby gets on his laptop at night, that's my cue for leisurely time in the hubs. LOL.
I guess it's a good thing to have 2 computers in the home ;-) My family has been patient, but I feel bad when the man of the home has to start dinner because I haven't gotten to it (though it is a nice treat).
I know, I always set out to just spend an hour...like that ever happened!
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Abby Campbell says
That's what happens, you keep coming back. Thanks for reading and answering my question!
Tom Ware says
Keeping each other going is what keeps the system going. Support.
Paul Richard Kuehn says
Good morning, Cantuhearmescream. I am also a newbie and joined the Apprenticeship program. Sign up for it, as you will most definitely get a lot from it and be rewarded. ;)
I was interested in the Apprenticeship but it is "on hold" :-(. Congrats to you though! I was actually looking into finding out if there might be some kind of an idea when they might accept applications again. I don't want to miss the window.
Oh, I didn't know that it was on hold. The Apprenticeship program is for 6 months. I don't know if they have more than one group. My group has 15 apprentices. It started in January, so maybe it will begin in July??? It is an awesome program.
I was extremely interested. What I read was they are reviewing the program to see if they can make any improvements that would benefit both apprentices and the HP community. I really don't want to wait, I feel like I'm ready now, I'm super eager.
To stay in the program, I have to write 8 hubs per month. My goal is to get 2 hubs per week done, and I spend about 4-6 hours/wk on them. I think it will be less as I get more efficient. I get paid for each hub (up to 15 per month) which is nice. :-)
That sounds so great and they guide you along the way, correct? Do they ask you to write about particular topics or is it up to the individual author?
They definitely guide and build on that guidance each month. They encourage you to pick Exclusives for topics, but you can get approval for your own. There are many Exclusives in different genres, so you should be able to find what you want. ;)
I know what you mean. With me though its checking comments and follower's hubs...I can't walk by the computer without stopping to check.
Awesome, I'm looking forward to my chance to get in. Thanks.
Absolutely! I feel guilty going to bed, waking up to 9 comment notifications and scrambling to make sure you get to them before anymore poor in.
As the song goes, "you've only just begun" .. :)
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Glimmer Twin Fan says
Really, a break? The only time I take a break is when we go to see my kids for the weekend and I'm not home....I really am addicted.
Karen Hellier says
In and out a lot each day pretty much says it for me too!
Sam Little says
Wow. I admire you for beign able to only spend 30 minutes!!
Some of my hubs alone take me six to eight hours, not all in one day but added to the rest, I'm here a lot!
Marie Alana says
Definitely. If I don't read and make comments I feel guilty.
Jaye Denman says
Its good that you can keep it limited.
That my friend is kind of how I see it!
Chitrangada Sharan says
Sounds like you have a sensible system going.
well I have only been on Hubpages for a couple a weeks now but i say i spend about 2-3 hours a day on it now.
I can assure you, the more you write and the more comments you get, the more time you will spend here! Welcome Lucky writer and Lauren.
From what I understood it is getting revamped and then will start up again. Have you heard something different?
Hopefully the apprentice program will be back, I think they are revising it, but not sure. Glad you are enjoying.
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Bill Holland says
Really? I would've thought more for you Bill since you write so many good hubs and seem to comment on everything...like this question.
Don Bobbitt says
That's very interesting.
Lisa HW says
Hmm, well, that's an answer then ;)
Janet Giessl says
I commend you for taking on writing in another language, that's great!
Ashok Goyal says
I just love your formula!
Derrick Bennett says
That seems to be the average.
I know it must be hard with a family. The apprentice program will definitely keep you busy.
Back in 2005-2006 I got my Master's Degree in Business through the University of Phoenix and that kept me busy working F/T on a swing shift with 75 mile commute each way. Familar with the sacrifices that I need to make. Plus work steady nites now
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Mary Hyatt says
Jim Higgins says
I just wondered if I was the only one always on the computer ;)
Rahul Parashar says
Its great to have you here wowtgp! The community really is great and I'm seeing three to four hours is the norm.
I'm amazed you can spend so much time being an EE major!
It gets to be a habit, addiction, necessity, and just plain fun!
Keeping active and in-touch is what helps in the long run.