I am usually signed in and 'lurking,' every day, often in the forums, or reading hubs/making comments/answering questions...(or asking them), but I haven't had the energy to write much lately...just too much on my plate at home right now.
Thanks, Jo... Around here, the issue of "ever more to do" is my husband's health problems, and the fact that I am his sole caretaker, on top of all the normal household duties...LONG, ugly story about bureaucracies, but we don't qualify for in-home help.... Between actual things that must be done, and the stress of worrying about him, I'm just spent...I wake up tired.
Well, I guess we are blessed with our men for a reason. I think we are initally drawn to them because of the safety to know they will always need us strong women. It is amazing over the past couple weeks, how I have found some similar instances where there are other people experiencing one storm or another. I know what you mean about waking up tired!
All we can do is breathe and pray through this time and be grateful when the storms pass. Try to give yourself some well deserved T.L.C. This is how I am coping. hugs!
From my experience, for the average writer like me, it is not possible to publish one article a day of high quality and/or on well-researched topics. So now I write at my own pace ensuring high quality articles. Quality takes priority over quantity.
I try to get on here daily to (at a minimum) check my notifications. Life doesn't always make this a possibility, but for the most part, I'd say I'm on here or on Word writing a hub at least 3 to 4 hours a day. I like reading others' hubs so that takes up a lot of my time. I also like taking and organizing notes on how to be successful, as I am really hoping to make writing a career someday.
I'm in and out every day to check stats, comments, etc. If I have a new hub, I'm usually in more often checking traffic. This lets me know if I'll be asked about my latest hub at the next dog show. I'm not in the forums everyday and can go many days without checking.
I check my stats just about every day. It's always exciting to learn whether I've earned one cent, two cents, or (hallelujah!) three cents on a particular day! I also click through to HP on at least one link to a new hub or a new forum post (like this one, for example) in most email notifications that I receive.
Every day as I have been doing in the past 5 years. Stopping by when the dogs are napping and allowing me a chance to take a break. Writing when I have ideas for handouts for clients or other inspirations.
I try to be on every day but as we are traveling I cannot always get free wifi like on the ferry from Prince Rupert to Port Hardy .Also on the Alaskan cruise I wasn't on here for the week - was too busy exploring !
As an out gay man, I'd like to address a topic that I've noticed in recent months that's extremely disturbing. Specifically, I'm talking about forum posts that are nothing more than homophobic sentiments, disguised in...
PROBLEM: Whenever I write a hub on a controversial subject, a number of people create new, fake hub accounts solely for the purpose of posting negative comments and feedback on my hubs and/or threatening me anonymously....
When you log into HP for the first time in a day, what do you look for first? Stats, comments, other posts, what?I look at the comments next to my userpic so that if I am able I can reply to that first. Then I look at...
I'm sure this comment will bring out all the smartass hubbers. And I'm sure you will all visit me with more smartass comments. Well, I'll just count how many of you are out in hubberland then I will go on with my day.