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Ah This Dam Forum

  1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    I have been working almost 4 hours on a new hub and I keep coming back to the forum.

    This place is too addicting, so how do all of you divide your time between Hubbing and the forums.

    1. ledefensetech profile image80
      ledefensetechposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      It's a fine line.  Try using the forums to get ideas about hubs to write.

    2. geminimoon profile image61
      geminimoonposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Just have FUN with it!!

    3. dutchman1951 profile image60
      dutchman1951posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      it is addicting I will say...lol


      Jon

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    wordscribe41posted 7 years ago

    Can't give good advice on this one, Dale.  I'm so guilty of procrastinating on the forums.  I will sometimes VOW to stay off until I finish my hub.  Then it's like my little reward...  I feel for you.  smile

  3. Misha profile image74
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Welcome to the club smile

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    Ghost32posted 7 years ago

    Can't help you, Dale. Right now my HP time is 10% maintining my existing account, 90% forums, 0% writing hubs.  (With the occasional exception; did one a few days ago.)  Naturally, I have an excuse lined up:  Building a house, installing a wind turbine, building a platform for a water storage tank, chasing an ephemeral mattress we need for  my wife's bed...etc.  So I bagged writing hubs "for the duration", since it's not uncommon to lose 6 hours just getting one done.

    My excuse for hanging in at the forums?  It's my way to unwind from the day, chill....

    At least that's what I tell my  wife when she asks. lol

    1. emievil profile image84
      emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Good one Ghost. I'll remember this the next time my husband looks over my shoulder when I'm on the computer lol.

      Seriously, Dale, I can sympathize with you. Took me over a week to get my 50th hub and I knew I could have reached it last week! But then again, the forums can be so interesting, sometimes more interesting than writing hubs smile.

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

      Me too.

  5. thranax profile image49
    thranaxposted 7 years ago

    Took me 6 hours to do 40 mins of upgrades and add-ins on one of my hubs...

    Thanks forums!

    ~thranax~

  6. dohn121 profile image88
    dohn121posted 7 years ago

    Sheesh!  My last hub was 12 days ago!  I've never had that much time elapse between writing hubs!  But I paid my due...My hubberscore dropped like Enron stock lol  Welcome back to reality!  Yes, thank you forums!

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      Ghost32posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I've had up to eight months (maybe ten) elapse between hubs.  Score dropped, but not through the floor.  Unlike Ezine Articles, which deleted my (admittedly ONLY) article completely and revoked my Expert Author button for doing the same thing over there.

      'Course, if I'd had 67 Ezine Articles at the time, like I did have 67 hubs, maybe 'twould have been different.  But to this day, all Ezine gets from me any more is the fickle finger. lol

      1. dohn121 profile image88
        dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Really, Ghost???  How long was the hiatus before Ezine dropped you?  I wrote an article for them about a month ago.  Now I'm scared...Sad to say, I was counting on them as a bonafide backlink to my second home: Hubpages (of course).

        1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
          Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          If you are in this to make money then Ezine will be one of your best friends.

          I have articles under a penname that gets 60% click thru which means I have had over half a million clickthrus on just one article.  That doesnt count the countles views and click thrus I have got from all my other articles.

          1. dohn121 profile image88
            dohn121posted 7 years ago in reply to this
  7. loveofnight profile image83
    loveofnightposted 7 years ago

    the hub is where i have a beer and unwind....beats running the streets

  8. Dale Mazurek profile image62
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    I am thrilled to know that I am not the only one who gets stuck in the forums.  I guess I will have to practice self control lol.

    1. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
      Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Dale when you come up with a recipe for self control please post it I spend way toooooooooooo much time here in the forums too

      1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
        Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Im working day and night to figure it out  lol,  when I find the answer I will either be the most popular or most unpopular  lol

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Ahhhh, the forum. The place for entertainment, bullcrap, relaxing with a beer while reading over the various threads that make one say WTF? Great pictures at times, and the haunt of little butt sniffing trolls.

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
      Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Oh yes the trolls, definatly people we can do without

  10. Davinagirl3 profile image61
    Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago

    The thing about the forums, to me, is that there are always topics dealing with what I am going through.  I like the fact that we are all just normal people with real problems.  I feel comforted knowing I am not alone in my plight.  Sometimes, I am looking for inspiration. Sometimes, I suffer from writer's block, so I use the forums as a crutch to keep in touch with the community when I just can't think of anything interesting to write.

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      ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Well dear, if you ever suffer that block again, just ask, I'll give ya lot's to write about. Anytime.

      1. Davinagirl3 profile image61
        Davinagirl3posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks, pal!

  11. qbanmamiof2 profile image59
    qbanmamiof2posted 7 years ago

    I got the cure for your forum addiction. I use it myself...DON'T FIGHT IT!!! big_smile 

    I love the forums

    1. Dale Mazurek profile image62
      Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Ya Im thinking you might have the ultimate answer

 
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