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How Long Does The Average Hubber Last ?

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    badcompany99posted 7 years ago

    Ok his is mainly aimed at the older hubbers, by old I mean a member for 1 or 2 years. I have only been here 4 months but seen so many come and go already.

    What would you say the lifespan of the average hubber is, I reckon 3 months. In fact how many hubbers are over a year old, hands up !!

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good question ( for a pirate) lol
      actually have been thinkin the same thing

      1. beautyrose profile image59
        beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        maybe a hubber will last as long as her/his account will not be disabled cause if so then all revenues will disappear though he/she can still continue hubbing without revenues anymore.

    2. Ms Chievous profile image82
      Ms Chievousposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      16 months and countin' Captain!

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      Hack Retisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just checked my expiration date, it doesn't look good.

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Lol yer deff not average !

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          Hack Retisposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Thanks man!

          I never thought of myself as average, my teachers often told me I should be in special classes. wink

          Actually, it was more like: "Hack, do you want to do advanced courses?"

          "No, I like to sleep."

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      iamqweenbeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good question! I am one to get bored quickly and will venture off to find something new. I had a myspace account for 4 months until I got bored and moved onto friendster, then moved onto youtube, then yedda, then newsvine, then blackplanet, then facebook, then twitter, and now I am here on hubpages. I would say...I have about two more months before I move on to something else.

    5. Crawling Surface profile image60
      Crawling Surfaceposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      This is a good question. I myself have only been here for a couple of months, so I couldn't really say. Although I'm going to make the commitment to stick around for a while longer and try to get involved a little bit more. Up to this point I really haven't done much in the way of getting involved in the community, you know the whole pressed for time thing. At this point I'm going to give it an honest go. If anyone has any advice as far as anything to do with Hub pages feel free to take a look at some of my Hubs and let me know what you think my next move should be. Piece.

    6. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      That's about the lifespan for an average anyone signed up anywhere. Be it at other publishing sites, forums... in fact I'd be surprised if the average forum poster even lasts that long.

  2. Kim Cantrell profile image60
    Kim Cantrellposted 7 years ago

    Hand up!  I've been here 2 years.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago

    I misunderstood the topic.  I was about to brag.

    1. RooBee profile image85
      RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      big_smilebig_smile
      Keep it up, Ron. yikes

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Yuk Yuk Yuk

    2. darkside profile image80
      darksideposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh my goodness, that's gold!

    3. blondepoet profile image78
      blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LMAO that is what I first thought smile smile

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        listen to you too lol  wascally wabbits

        1. blondepoet profile image78
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          What's up doc???

      2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I was going to let you answer for me.

        1. blondepoet profile image78
          blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          I am the last one to stand.

          1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
            Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's because someone has to untie you first.

  4. relache profile image87
    relacheposted 7 years ago

    I start year 4 on July 31st.

    1. RooBee profile image85
      RooBeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are like a sage here.
      http://i248.photobucket.com/albums/gg191/youpimped/gallery2/gallery_1608.gif
      on your upcoming anniversary!

  5. Misha profile image75
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    IDK, ask an average hubber smile

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I tried to, they had left smile

      1. Ladybird33 profile image64
        Ladybird33posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Being a little negative huh?  Well, if you don't like it, change it smile  Go on staff with hubpages and make changes for us all...there's your challange my friend smile  Sorry, I HAD to give you a hard time...still my friend?  sad

  6. embitca profile image87
    embitcaposted 7 years ago

    My first hub was published April 07, so just over two years ago.

  7. Ultimate Hubber profile image81
    Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago

    I don't think I will last long here. I don't intend to quit hub pages completely but won't be very active once I am done with the hubChallenge.

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      sad  why are so amny people quitting? I am still new and havent gotten in trouble YET...
      is it the clash between "true artist vs. money"? or ...what? I dont know...like I said...still new.
      btw. guess whats on my radio right this second?
      " God is great, beer is good, and people are crazy...."

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
        Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Its an omen lol

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          dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          ha ha..the freemasons are coming....

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            is ok ,they probably just bringin the beer lol

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              dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              I dont believe I would trust a free masons beer, or fish for that matter.

              now I am listening to.."I know its tough, you got to suck it up, sounds like life to me..."
              good motto I say.

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image75
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                definatley ,where else can ya tavel , no make-up an suck it up n spit it out all before dinnertime lol

            2. Ron Montgomery profile image61
              Ron Montgomeryposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              http://www.lukecole.com/Root%20Beer/Masons.jpg

              Root beer

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        pgrundyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        I would venture to guess that most sites like HP have very few writers who stay past a post or two and lots that never get around to posting anything. It's a lot of work and not everybody wants to put in the time.

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          dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          that makes sense...the new wears off, and all that.
          I still like it here.
          smile

        2. Eaglekiwi profile image75
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Yes I agree.
          I know I signed up in Oct 08 , wrote one hub and thought , geeze this is nuts , I got 1 c..lol

          then life happened ,and I just was too busy, an forgot about HB.

          Kicked started my first peek in the door earlier this year ,March I think...

          I didnt used to mind unregistered walk ins leaving comments , but its getting a bit old taking their rants and not being able to read any of there work , blank spaces, grrr...

          1. Jane@CM profile image61
            Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            BINGO...you said it so much better than I was trying to..to many unregistered walk-ins just posting on the forums, or registered and just posting in the forums & turning the forums into their own & going way off topic.

            1. Marisa Wright profile image92
              Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Unregistered people can't post on the forums. Don't complain about them posting comments on your Hubs - the unregistered visitors are the ones that pay you Adsense! 

              As for the forums, I also notice there's been a huge increase in people joining HubPages, not writing a single Hub and doing a lot of posting on the forums. I think it's because some people are promoting HubPages more as a social networking site (like Facebook) than as an article writing site. I have no idea where that came from!

              1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
                Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Is there a way to restrict forum posting to hub posters? -- or is that a bad idea?
                I can understand that some newbies might want to ask some questions or get a feel of what the regular participants are like . . . but some of them seem not really interested in positive contributions.

        3. Maddie Ruud profile image83
          Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          In my 2+ years here (first as a Hubber, then as a Hubber and staff member), I've seen a lot of people come and go, for a myriad of reasons.  In my experience, the people who stay:

          1) Sign up knowing they're going to be in it for the long haul (ie, aren't here to make quick money, have realistic expectations about the time and work it takes to earn a decent monthly payout).
          2) Genuinely enjoy writing, in and of itself.  (You have to, if you're going to last.  See first point.)
          3) Have a thick skin and pick their battles.  (Many people take forum bickering very seriously and very personally, and get themselves worked up to a point where they leave in a huff.)

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            dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            awwww.
            #1...I signed up with no idea how cool this was going to be
            #2...I really hope my "I have no intentions to make a single penny." view effects anyone? If it does, I would TOATALLY not be here and hurt other hardworking people.
            #3 I have elephant knee's skin

          2. Chris1|Chris2 profile image60
            Chris1|Chris2posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            That's good advice. I'm still a newbie here, and trying to get a realistic idea of how long it'll take before there's any sort of cash flow... Looks like it's gonna be a while. I've started out by doing the 30 day challenge thing though--do you think that's a good way to jump-start my place in the HP community and start racking up clicks?

            1. Maddie Ruud profile image83
              Maddie Ruudposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Absolutely.  Be sure to check out Hup's video on how to pick a good hub topic for some keyword tips.

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            pgrundyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yes that makes sense. #3 can definitely be hard. You really have to know when to let stuff go and when to just ignore negative remarks, and I think (at least speaking only for myself) there's a learning curve involved in that.

            As for #1 and #2 that's definitely me. My kids are grown, and even when they were small I wrote every day. I would write every day whether the internet existed or not because I love to write. Writing here I make some friends and a little money too. smile

  8. dawei888 profile image61
    dawei888posted 7 years ago

    My Captain,

    I think how long we stay here depends on one single thing: THE GOOGLE SLAP. If HP gets the google slap like squidoo then people will leave by the thousands. so, it's of utmost importance that a) people don't use this site for spamming purposes and b) HP staff stays vigilant against spammers.

    i think that part of the downside of a good website's success is the attraction of spammers. once they grow in numbers the value of the site decreases and google takes notice. look at twitter now. try driving traffic to a site w/a new twitter account - good luck.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image81
      Ultimate Hubberposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      TRUE!

    2. Jane@CM profile image61
      Jane@CMposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Absolutely.  When I first joined, I actually liked the forums here, but now I see they are sprinkled with spammers,stalkers & wannabe's galore.  I hope this doesn't affect whether people stay or not. 

      It has been said by quite a few members, that participating in the forums does help your Hubs, and you become acquainted with fellow writers, who truly want to write quality.  I'm finding that the most simple topics are now spammed consistently from people who a) haven't even written a hub, b) are attention seekers, c) have their own agenda & over post in every thread.  This to me is a huge turn off, enough that I'm reconsidering staying on here.

      I like the idea of free thinking, not spamming or are just in the forums to make peoples lives miserable smile

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        badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You have a stalker, jeeez ya learn something new every night. I certainly wouldnt leave over what others do though, I would though if google left. People don't bother me at all, I actually like all different kinds, be boring if we were all boring, no ?

  9. Rochelle Frank profile image89
    Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago

    Fifteen months.
    Is there such a thing as an 'average hubbber'?

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yeah I have noticed they give up around the 3 month mark, on average that is !

  10. flread45 profile image82
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    I shall agree that if google leaves the hubpages,anyone here who is making money will leave also.I have been here 18 months,and it takes a long time to hit payout,but it's interesting and fun if you don't let people get under your skin in the forums,which I have seen.There is a big change on the topics,with a lot of criticism on some subjects.

  11. Pennie Packard profile image80
    Pennie Packardposted 7 years ago

    I've been a Hubber for only six weeks and so far only have 10 hubs up so I'm not sure where I'm headed at this point or how long it will take me to get there.

    Hubbers, do most of you have some sort of goal in mind, like hubbing till you reach 100 hubs or 200 hubs or something? Or hubbing until you reach a certain monetary goal and if you don't reach it or don't feel you're going to, will you stop adding hubs altogether and go somewhere else?

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I just enjoy writing Pennie, I will write away unless as dawe suggests that google go, then moi ship would sail !

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      iamqweenbeeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just like most other sites I join, I am hubbing until I get bored and will move on from there. ;-)

    3. Eaglekiwi profile image75
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      My original goal was to get some writing tips,( while I whipped out a bestseller lol and test the waters so to speak ,and in some ways it still is
      Think Id really love to write more in a 'writers setting' ie maybe the local community high school has night classes or something inexpensive.

      To be honest, its more of a hobby than a job ,although some hubbers do have successful careers writing here and other places.
      I dont have the knowledge or focus or dare I say talent.

      For me now , its a moment in time.

      I think I will be around 75 yrs old when I make my first $100 , so maybe I can play bingo lol

  12. Aya Katz profile image89
    Aya Katzposted 7 years ago

    I've been here for thirteen months. I find that my enthusiasm for Hubpages waxes and wanes. The first six months I was very dedicated, and then one of my hubs got linked on reddit, and I had about 60,000 views in a couple of days, and then things went quiet and I had some other things going on, so I stopped for a while, and now I've come back, but am not as avid as before.

    I think it takes a while to establish realistic expectations...

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      badcompany99posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I know what you mean, I get like that as well. You get weeks the clicks are going well, then it drys up and you think why bother. Then it clicks why, I have no life, woe is me !

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    pgrundyposted 7 years ago

    My first hub was January 3, 2008, so about a year and half for me, plus a few weeks.

    I've been checking out other sites and trying to link more between the different places I post. I like HP the best as far as community goes but I'm not convinced it that writing here is the most productive use of my time dollar wise.

    As for my enthusiasm, it comes and goes but I usually post at least an article or two a week, sometimes more, and my ad revenue has recently started to get lots better. smile

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      And we are glad you do. You are one of those who make this a good site.

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        pgrundyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Rochelle! And same to you! smile

  14. Lisa HW profile image83
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I'm heading on completing three years (sometime in the next couple of months).  Time sure flies when you're having a good time.   smile

  15. Mighty Mom profile image92
    Mighty Momposted 7 years ago

    This is an excellent question, BC! Like everyone else, I've noticed a huge amount of turnover in my time here. But that doesn't affect my writing -- maybe my participating in comment threads and forum posts. I mean, until you "get to know" a group, it's not all that comfortable to jump in and bare yourself, ya know?

    Another question that I think is a valid one is this: How many hubbers "reinvent" themselves? I can't help but think some of our newer hubbers are really old school hubbers with new identities. Hmmm:-). MM

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      dennisemattposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      for myself, I am really me, never been anyone else. But I have wondered this exact same thing. PLUS how many people are here, at at the same time as themselves...like, they never left but have more then one person...hmmmm...good question indeed.

  16. DennisBarker profile image60
    DennisBarkerposted 7 years ago

    If I was focussed on making dollars I would have stayed away, but I enjoy writing and the more I proactice the better I get and the easier it gets to come up with stuff that I think has merit.

    As long as theres a place to post ideas I should still be here. Having said that I've only been active again  for three months and I have that same four month hopping cycle as has been mentioned previously. All I can add is that hubpages is an in the moment self expression thing for me, If I find somewhere else to write thats more profitable I'll write there as well.
    Regards
    Dennis

  17. SweetiePie profile image86
    SweetiePieposted 7 years ago

    Wrote my first hub on the site in December of 2006.  I wrote another one a few months later, and periodically would check the comments I got on my hubs from time to time.  It was not until December of 2007 that I become a more active hubber on this site, and I have never looked back.  Hubpages has opened the door to meaningful online communications because in the past most sites never really held my attention.

  18. waynet profile image50
    waynetposted 7 years ago

    Around 2 or 3 minutes is my personal best...oh for actually sticking around?!!!

    This can be worked out by subtracting the time taken from the addition of equal amounts of variables that engulf the er....yeah okay there is no working this out...brain is fried at the moment!

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    Sidney Rayneposted 7 years ago

    I would imagine the turnover is exceptional...there is essentially a crowd that will come to this site under the premise that they will earn a quick dollar....suffice to say that statement alone shows lack of dedication.

    There is nothing quick about money (unless you consider spending it) and usually when earning a dollar is the only catalyst for your being involved in a project...the project is less than short-lived.

    It appears this site shows potential for earning some money...but the core group that resides here is passionate about writing and having an outlet to express their ideas or opinions.

  20. darkside profile image80
    darksideposted 7 years ago

    On another note, most of my referrals (I have a total of 1599) have published zero hubs.

    So I don't know if they stuck around more than 3 minutes let alone 3 months.

  21. DonnaCSmith profile image84
    DonnaCSmithposted 7 years ago

    I came on board 15 months ago. Doesn't seem like that long.

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image89
      Rochelle Frankposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Donna told me about this from another site-- You're right, time does fly. Really, really glad she did. My  meager earnings  are growing toward payout, but the fun and learning is a very good benefit. I gotta get back to posting hubs.

      Thanks, pgrundy. Keep up the good work. (I know you will, but I just had to say that to take some credit.) smile

  22. Haunty profile image86
    Hauntyposted 7 years ago

    I am doomed to haunt these forums for ever...

  23. chucky12 profile image61
    chucky12posted 7 years ago

    Well I may post in the Forums, but my ex has signed up now so, I probably won't bother writing, as she'll be readin.
    I dunno, just feel that people aren't too tolerant, of others opinions on the Forums, I don't mind being read the riot act.
    But I got told not to "bitch" about my life first night.
    Except for the one guy, everyone took my alki ex's side. Are ya readin this darlin?
    So while one guy Earnesthub, was a Gent, others just whined.

    1. ClaudetteK profile image60
      ClaudetteKposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well you came on here and whined your guts out what did you expect Charles.

      1. chucky12 profile image61
        chucky12posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Been feeding up since I left Claudie, ha is that meant to be Miranda, she is not going to be impressed.

        1. ClaudetteK profile image60
          ClaudetteKposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          You can save it and shove it in your wallet babe!

          1. chucky12 profile image61
            chucky12posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yeah thanks will do that, re[place the one I have of you, I won't be answerin you again.

 
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