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Are hubbers bored?

  1. Jellyrug profile image60
    Jellyrugposted 7 years ago

    Just wondering?

    I got pointed to hubs, to try and correct someone who hates superbikes, being a superbiker myself. Actually ended up posting a couple of hubs in the process.

    Right now I'm finishing a three year assignment in a remote spot in the Pacific, so for once I have too much time on my hands. Once I am back in the mainland, there will be no time for this, simply too much other stuff going on.

    So, I'm wondering, why would people publish hubs, if they could work, play golf, go cycling, go rock climbing, go to the movies, ride motorcycles, or have parties instead?

    In short, what causes hub addiction?

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      annvansposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I cannot work right now, so this will give me a little money.  I kind of enjoy it sometimes though.  Believe me, I would much rather be out doing something I would really enjoy doing.

    2. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Excellent question. There are Hubbers who are writers, and they're probably introverts whose idea of heaven is sitting alone in their study, gazing out over a spectacular sunset. They'd rather write than do anything else!

      Then there are the Hubbers who want to make money, and this is another avenue. 

      I'm more like you!   I was a prolific writer in my teens when illness prevented me doing much else.  I even wrote a full-length novel. As soon as I got up and mobile, I stopped writing and didn't give it a second thought until a couple of years ago, when I was in a boring, caretaker-style job and needed something to do.  That's why I've only written 80-odd Hubs in 2 years - writing is fun, but I'd rather be dancing!

    3. chucky12 profile image60
      chucky12posted 7 years ago in reply to this
    4. Pamda Man profile image61
      Pamda Manposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Why would you do that??? You ended up being controlled by the other guy.

      1. Jellyrug profile image60
        Jellyrugposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        You be the referee of the outcome, it depends which side of the fence you are sitting on. All I know is we had a whole lot of fun with Mr. Licino, both in my hub and his.

    5. Mark Knowles profile image61
      Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      LOL

      This is what I do for a living.

      And yes, it becomes boring after a while. I keep myself awake and alert by arguing with religious nutcases (and the occasional rational one). big_smile

      1. quicksand profile image82
        quicksandposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        lol

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        \Brenda Scullyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        He means me there don't you Mark

      3. frogdropping profile image84
        frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ... so you found one?

        As for me - because I choose to. I lead an interesting life and HP puts my ass on a seat. Otherwise I'd be on the move.

        And there's really nothing worse than a prowling frog. Apart from a sulking Grim Reaper.

        1. Mark Knowles profile image61
          Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          A couple actually - and the discussions are worth it. wink

          Have you read "Mort" by Terry Pratchett?

          1. frogdropping profile image84
            frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Many times. Terry Pratchett is attracted to me. Did you not know that? It's a frog thing smile

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Sounds like a Terry Pratchett thing to me. wink

              1. frogdropping profile image84
                frogdroppingposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Though I think he'd blame the Luggage ...

          2. Marisa Wright profile image94
            Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Yes I have, in fact I have a hard cover copy

            1. Mark Knowles profile image61
              Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Probably his best book, I think. The whole idea is brilliant.

  2. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I guess it is the best place for writers to be read, the community is marvelous, and as many of us have to work online all day anyway, we write our hubs like you have and still have time for other activity. Also you will see that it is a great place to learn. There are so many different styles and types of work here that make it fascinating to read on whatever you like.

  3. Eaglekiwi profile image74
    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago

    Bascially cant work and Im a long way from home .

    Trust me these many other things Id love to be doing.

    I look at it like large airport terminal , people come n go ,so I might as well make myself comfortable while Im waiting too. smile

  4. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Writing on HubPages isn't necessarily an "addiction" - so that's one point.

    People who enjoy writing don't write because they're bored.  They write because they enjoy writing.  I've done a lot of writing that's what other people want, rather than what I feel like writing.  As someone who enjoys writing, writing what other people want (for work) isn't the same thing.  A site like HubPages gives people who enjoy writing a place to write (and earn for what is often "hobby writing").  For people who enjoy writing, writing is something you can do that's "just for you".  It's precisely because I have no time to be bored that I take some time for myself and do something I enjoy (while watching tv or DVD at the same time). 

    I'm sure some people may write because they have nothing better to do; but for people who truly enjoy writing, they'll make the time to write even when it would seem they have little time for it.

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    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    I write (especially here on HP) because no one would hire me after we moved in April and AdSense has at least paid me once in the past.  But I'm not bored with it.  If I were to suddenly become financially independent--say two or three million in the sock under the mattress--I'd undoubtedly be writing less because I'd be building a house to replace this aging camp trailer.

    But I write primarily for the joy of writing.  Along the way, various people have told me that this or that Hub (or other writing, in the past) has helped them in some specific manner. When that happens, I realize I'm doing what I'm meant to do, if you will.

    My favorite author is the late Robert Jordan, author of The Wheel of Time fantasy series.  He stated long ago that he'd still be writing as they were pounding the nails into his coffin.  That turned out to be a self fulfilling prophesy; he died young, before he could finish the series.

    I echo his sentiment.  As long as I can find a keyboard, a pen, the stub of a worn out pencil, or an old lipstick, I will write.  I couldn't be bored if I wanted to, and I do not see it as an addiction.

  6. charm_baker profile image81
    charm_bakerposted 7 years ago

    Just like there are different degrees of everything else in life, there are different degrees of writers and there are different degrees of Hubbers.  When people are smart enough to use such a wholesome and healthy outlet as a solution to whatever there issue is,it doesn't matter what the motivation is.  It is what it is.  WE LIVE, WE BREATHE, WE THINK, WE REACT, THEREFORE WE WRITE!

  7. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    I have to say I'm neither the very introverted type nor the money-only type.  Writing is one of the things I enjoy in an otherwise not-particularly-introverted life.  I think there's a lot of casual/hobby writing that falls between "only writing because I have nothing else to do" and "writing because I don't do anything else".

    (charmbaker, I like your answer and only saw it after I hit "submit" on mine.  I agree about "different degrees".)

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks for that insight Lisa.  I came to the conclusion I was the odd man out, and that most writers were introverts, when someone posted a question on the Harlequin forum - "what's your idea of the perfect home?"

      99% of the replies imagined a solitary house by the sea or in the mountains, with a study perched on the top floor overlooking the view - and peace and quiet to enjoy it.  In other words, a setting I would have found unbearably lonely! 

      I am an introvert, actually - I'm just one of those odd introverts that needs to be amongst people.  And I like to feel my body moving.

  8. cynthiaalise profile image59
    cynthiaaliseposted 7 years ago

    I am just enjoying the heck out of the whole process.  I think that there is a lot that can be said and done.

  9. fierycj profile image85
    fierycjposted 7 years ago

    I'm self-employed, so I can pretty much do whatever the hell I want.

    1. beautyrose profile image61
      beautyroseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I also like writing but time is my problem since I work in school most of the time lols.

  10. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Marisa, I don't know about anybody else, but that's one big difference between all those "solitude people" and me.  Mountains and woods make me claustrophobic because they're suffocating in their own way; and if I ever get my home by the ocean there will be plenty of guest rooms and a nice, big, dining room for entertaining.  smile

    1. Marisa Wright profile image94
      Marisa Wrightposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Me too!

      1. blondepoet profile image80
        blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Oh boy tell me when you have it, I would love to come and stay, I promise not to break anything. smile

        1. Lisa HW profile image84
          Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Ok - I've got Marisa's name and your name on my list for the second gathering.  (The first will be a family get-together to celebrate the new Summer home.)  I should probably tell you, though, about as close as I am to that house on the ocean is a box of dishes I've put away and said, "These are for my Summer house on the ocean some day."    hmm  Well, now I have the beginnings of my guest list too.  That's progress.   smile

          1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
            Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Oh Lisa add me pleeeeease, I love the ocean , my middle name means Ocean, and and and I make the best kiwi smoothies and arabica lattes smile

            1. Lisa HW profile image84
              Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              That's another name for the "invite" list.  (Just don't buy the ingredients for the smoothies and lattes quite yet.  I'm fairly certain the expiration dates could become a problem.)   smile   I just looked up "Lisa", and apparently (and oddly) it means, "my God is a vow".  That's not sounding very party-like, so I looked up my middle name.  Apparently, it means "light" (still not boding well for this ocean-side shindig).  That's ok.  I have that box of dishes and a dream.  Party's on - but the date remains uncertain.   smile

              1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                Oh nooooo...the Ocean is forever bathed in Light , that is the perfect namefor the Hostess with the Mostess smile


                http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2289/2347864266_ec6f387111.jpg

                1. Lisa HW profile image84
                  Lisa HWposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Oooh - beautiful picture.

                  http://i602.photobucket.com/albums/tt107/MBBalka/Beach%20Connected/beachfiltered.jpg   

                  (I hope erosion doesn't get to this one before I buy the sign the papers and buy the paper products.  Actually, I'll need to get new dishes if I buy this one.  The dishes I have wouldn't be right in this place.  smile  )

                  1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Ohhhhh...wow close my eyes , I am there!

                2. Jellyrug profile image60
                  Jellyrugposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                  Sheeez. When I started this thread I posed the question about why not party instead of hubbing? The next thing you know, the gals have a party coming up under a full moon over the ocean. Company and ocean looks real cool, it's that full moon I'm worried about. Will there be a magic potion and a dance?

                  1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
                    Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

                    Its always magic when the girls party smile the moon ,well, I feel energised by the moon .

          2. blondepoet profile image80
            blondepoetposted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Woo hooo am totally wrapped....

  11. blondepoet profile image80
    blondepoetposted 7 years ago

    I always have so much to do, boy oh boy I really do but this place is like a magnet, plus I have an addictive personality Jelly!!!!!

  12. AsherKade profile image76
    AsherKadeposted 7 years ago

    NO, JUST DRUNK....

    http://www.dreamstime.com/sad-and-drunk-man-thumb9179627.jpg

    1. Jellyrug profile image60
      Jellyrugposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      U need an ambulance over there???

      1. AsherKade profile image76
        AsherKadeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        LMFAO
        h[img]ttp://images.stockxpert.com/pic/s/c/co/cookelma/800748_91921612.jpg[/img]

        1. Eaglekiwi profile image74
          Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          jelly the 'h' was missin from the http ,so I added it for ya
          BP taught me y'know smile

  13. Lady_E profile image81
    Lady_Eposted 7 years ago

    I guess Hubbers could get bored. I'm new to it and for now it's a nice distraction. 

    Not bored yet...

  14. lawretta profile image78
    lawrettaposted 7 years ago

    I write because i love writing and fortunately Hubpages provides that platform. secondly people from all over the world gets to read your write ups.It's soooo good!!!

  15. BODYandSOUL profile image60
    BODYandSOULposted 7 years ago

    some are bored..some are not
    some stays..some leave
    some earn..some learn

  16. Beth100 profile image83
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Ah, ya see, hubbing is not for the bored, it's for the socialites out there...we just like to part-ee hardy!!  lol

    I'm here for the fun...and I still manage to enjoy a lot of other activities.  I'm not addicted, though that would be easy, but I haven't made this my number one activity (though, it may appear to be at times...lol )

  17. Davinagirl3 profile image60
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    I am not bored, I am entranced by some of the intellegent recourse.  Sometimes, I just sit and throw ideas out into the ether.  I know it is possible that someone will find them interesting and throw an idea back.  It is like playing intellectual pong!

    1. Jellyrug profile image60
      Jellyrugposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Looking at the hubs and the forums, you can learn quite a bit about the person. Interesting. I wonder if some of the thoughts would have remained hidden, if the discussions were in person, during a social thing. Let me know if you want an analysis? :-)

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image74
      Eaglekiwiposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It sure has been today ,my minds had quite the work-out lol

  18. Pete Maida profile image60
    Pete Maidaposted 7 years ago

    I enjoy writing; it is a good hobby for me.  It doesn't take all of my time.  I still get out with my wife and do things I need to do.  I mostly enjoy writing fiction.  I know this isn't the greatest place for fiction but I settled here for now.

 
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