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Is anyone Obsessed with HP and forums?

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    cookingdivaposted 6 years ago

    Hi,

    My name is cookingdiva and I am hubpage and hubpage addict. I have spent last 2 weeks about 15 hours day (yes I know, there are only 24 hours in a day) here.

    I am reading, questions/answers, sometimes participating and commenting but mostly silently trying to learn from great and some interesting people (specially in answers section).

    I took a part in 30 minutes challenge that took me over 3.5 hours to finish as I choose broad topic of Xmas movies. I guess I am very bad at math too. And I am not as quick writer as I thought, matter of fact, if anyone does slow hub challenge, I know I may win! :-)

    I have stopped blogging on my blog, my family and friends do not remember me (in 2 weeks) as I am always on here. They are all threatening me to come back to real life.

    I think and feel, I am beyond cure. Is this common to feel this way? Is there a cure?

    I am planning to take a few days break to get my family out of my back...will it work? See I come here for answers.

    Thanks for listening and reading.

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I guess, I am the only one :-)

      1. saleheensblog profile image61
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol you are close to me but haven't beaten me yet. I am hubronie addicted too.

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          cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Shifa,

          Wow, You have spent more than 15 hours a day here? Then my friend you surely win!

          I hope that there are more than 2 of us who are forum addict.

          1. saleheensblog profile image61
            saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            lol lol there are many more for sure

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              cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              I sure hope so :-)

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      Jake Gene Barnesposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I wouldn't say I was addicted... not quite yet anyway.

      However, this is really the ONLY thing I do on the internet now-a-days (that's not an exaggeration either, lol).

      Every time I get on my computer it's either to:

      A: Listen to music

      B: Write

      C: Get on Hubpages

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        cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Jack,

        Sound like you have 3 good thing going! I do mostly B and C here :-) I guess I can do it while listening to music as I love it. Thanks for the idea.

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      David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is the site I am usually on. While other people are on facebook I am on here.

      My goal is to succeed on here. I like the forums. I can not say I am addict, however, this is where I am on the internet mostly.

      The thing is, people on facebook can not make money, I can on here.

      This is a great site, and can be very productive to learn and write wink

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        cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        David,

        I am not on facebook but I heard some people are making money on FB, how? I wished I knew.

        Hubpages I get to be creative, make money and make cyber friends, many benefits indeed. Good for you.

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          David 470posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Wait, how can people make money on fb? You mean the people who created it or???

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            saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            no. there are many ways like creating application and others. Now you can write for facebook and earn digital currency which is great towards games within the website. http://www.facebook.com/product_application/ If you have paypal you can create a group to sell fb games' materials also. I have an account that was offered 500 dollar by someone but I just couldn't sell as I don't have a paypal. Many people earn a lot selling accounts and materials through their groups.

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            cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            David470,

            I am guessing that people may advertise their money making site there to make money but not sure.

      2. saleheensblog profile image61
        saleheensblogposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        people can make money from FB too

    4. yolanda yvette profile image60
      yolanda yvetteposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I know where you're coming from, but I don't think I'm that far gone yet.

      I had been away from HubPages for about nine months.  I was working on other ventures.  I cheked my email about 2 weeks ago and saw that people were commenting on hubs I'd written way back.  And after getting to my moderator page to check the comments, I finally checked out my hubscore (the one on the profile picture (not sure that's what it's called) but it was 90 or close to it and I couldn't believe it was that high since I hadn't been active on here for nearly a year. 

      Then the next thing I knew I'd been captivated, once again, by hubbing.

      It's funny I ran across this post today.  Yesterday I was supposed to spend the day doing things other than hub or anything online.  The plan was:  get online for an hour or two at the most earlier in the day.  Then shut down the computer and do other things I needed to do. I ended up spending more than half the day online and on HubPages.  That's crazy.  I said I wasn't going to do the same today, and I'm not. 

      The internet hasn't taken over my life, but it sure can overtake anyone's if you let it.  I'm not going down that road.  Everything in moderation.

      It probably won't be easy for you, but you should TRY slacking off a little at a time.  Maybe give yourself a certain amount of time to be online, then when that time is up, get off the computer. Stick to whatever time you set.  Then perhaps, get back on the computer later. I have to do that myself sometimes.

      As a matter of fact, it 3:42pm central time right now.  At 4 I'm getting offline so that I won't have a repeat of yesterday and end up getting nothing done.

      I'll get back on later, I'm sure.  But taking the breaks helps.

      You're not beyond cure.  You just need to exercise self-control.  And so do I.

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        cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Yolanda,

        So true! Thanks for detailed response. I am hoping to balance my hubpage addiction to normal level :-) let' see.

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      TheRaptorClawposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I am not obssessed but i like it a lot. It is something i like to do in my free time.

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        cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Raptorclaw,

        You're normal like me then ? tongue

  2. Cagsil profile image61
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Is anyone obsessed with HP and forums? When I first stumbled on to HubPages, I was amazed at how simple the Platform was for writing. Then, when I began participating in the forums, to get to know people who were part of the community(which I learned from), was a huge bonus.

    Yes, people can be addicted to the forums, because it is so easy to keep up with forum posting, almost like a chat type atmosphere. That's the attraction. A Chat isn't necessary, with the speed of the forums. Besides, you can talk to more than one person in a thread. So it has a similar feature to an open chat room. This is only providing you use forum decorum(if you are directly talking to someone else, you reply to their posts. If you are talking in general, then you simply post to the thread.).

    HubPages ROCKS! without any doubt. smile big_smile

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Cags,

      I agree, hubpages and Forum rocks. I used to hang out and answer people in Answers sections but after few spat over minor thing, I hardly go there and hang out here.

      Most people here are so inspiring to me, that what makes it more addicting. :-)

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    skyfireposted 6 years ago

    http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4251882_f248.jpg

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Skyfire,

      Nice pic, care to elaborate?

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    evvy_09posted 6 years ago

    I am not addicted, I just spend most of my time here...
    I know I'm not, I do do other things sometimes... ummm... I did go to sleep last night with no problems so that proves it right?












    ....Right?

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      wildernessposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes.  I did the same, and went to bed last night.  I had breakfast this morning, though I skipped lunch writing a hub.  That's OK, isn't it?

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Envy_09 and Widerness,

      Yes, it surely proves you are not hubpages addict! :-) You're taking time to sleep and eat,

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    vicki simmsposted 6 years ago

    Cookingdiva, I am 100% addicted, I LOVE Hubpages, i'm very similar to you with quietly learning and reading everything although sometimes I do stick my nose in and add to the forums. I love reading the forums and hubs that help you learn new things. I really have learnt so much and i'm starting to know different hubbers who are great and really help me and others out, I asked a stupid question yesterday and they straight away helped me, they are great and its such a brilliant community big_smile

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Vicki,

      Yes, it is fun to learn and be part of conversation. That is what I like about it. There are no stupid questions as long as we are learning ! I am sticking to this story :-)

  6. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    I have to tell you, when i first found hub pages, i was absolutely addicted.  I couldn't even use a computer very well, but wanted to write, and communicate.......  I made some many friends, and it helped through a very difficult time, i have changed my name since, but still have some friends out there.  Never have i been so addicted to anything i was to the forums, and learning to write, i got so much encouragement.......


      No time on hub pages is wasted, it is a great community and learning curve.....  alias, Brenda Scully, Poet Lorraine..... some may recognise these names.  And remember my 15 hour stints on here..... enjoy

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Joy56,

      You are no time on hubpages is wasted is either doing something you love, eventually get paid and be with great people from the world. I just need to balance a life so I can do it all. It is fun to be here, as long as you stay away from religious and political things. :-)

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    2uesdayposted 6 years ago

    I suppose I am drawn to the HubPages habit as I consider the time I spend here is what I think of as my 'time out' from problem sorting.

    I found once I could say I had earned something through writing here, people did not think I was wasting my time any longer. In fact although I do not earn as much as some people here, I earn on some days what it took me a month to earn in the beginning (enough for a couple of cups of coffee) was my original quote for a month at the fifty hubs written stage.

    After a day out when I come home, I like to check the Hubs out to see what is happening and then if I am in the mood to write I forget how long I am here for.

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      2uesday,

      I can imagine that. I do not know how much money, when I will make it here. But it sure is good and educational. I went out today and first thing I did was to check here :-)

      I am learning a lot, which I did not learn from blogging.

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    lindajotposted 6 years ago

    This is so funny that I came across this thread - I was literally thinking about how much time I spend on here reading, and writing of course.  I was so shy to post my first message on the forums, but, everyone is so nice here.
    I've learned so much from the "pros" here.  Haven't been so hooked on something for a very long time.

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lindajot,

      Yeah, me too.  leave it to me make a fool of myself to ask questions :-) I am enjoying and learning here.

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    princess gposted 6 years ago

    I spend way more time than I should, lately. But I love how active the community is, especially the forums

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Princess G,

      Me too, I love it too. Did you find your hot guy? tongue

  10. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    I expect to see everyone of you in Hub Therapy Monday morning bright and sharp!!!  lol  lol

    It is also expected you be showered and fully clothed, as is expected in this writing profession.

    Please have your Hub Journals and Logs up to date ,as these will be presented for quality and content.


    Nice to meet all you  great cubby hubbers smile

    Have fun and rest assured the addiction will subside, though for me it happened cold turkey ,relocated and no internet.
    ( After the shaking and trembling stopped ,it was actually good,because I had no distractions and wrote..( in preparation -of course)..lol )

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Eaglewiki,

      Aye aye Captain, will be there!

      I wish to have balanced in addiction so I can pay attention to all my likes. Some friends and family members seems to be missing my corky absence.

      1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
        Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        May your pockets be heavy and your heart be light.
        May good luck pursue you each morning and night. wink


        Balance is a game ,sometimes ya get it right ,sometimes ya dont.

        Communication helps a little.




        What irriates me is my hubby is addicted to TV, and its whiney noise is constantly on,but TV abusers (lol) are often sarky as soon as you fire up the computer -Whats with that.
        Double standards..dont impress me much

        Now I just give it back or express comments like ..You should have been a comedian,too funny ,or challenge him right back..

        Geeze I really am too old to have to account to anyone what I turn on or off anymore  lol

  11. lorlie6 profile image87
    lorlie6posted 6 years ago

    I was seriously strung out on HP for over a year and only recently did I back off a bit.  But I actually needed a break from computers in general.  Like Joy, I am pretty new to computers and left behind an essentially sedentary existence in front of the TV when I needed to be entertained.  A couple of weeks ago, I pretty much disappeared from HP, just checking in every day for sh*ts and gr*ns.
    A number of days ago, I got to 'jonsing' for community and good writing-and of course, the friends I've made here.
    I LOVE this site and am glad to be back!!!

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Lorlie6,

      Yes, Hubpages is very good but it is great have balance in life. Good for you, I hope it happens to me too.

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    lindajotposted 6 years ago

    I'm sure everyone is glad you are back as well lorlie!  I'm sure I'll need a break as well some day - just not yet, lol.  But, it's only been about 6 weeks.
    And, Eaglekiwi - I shall be showered, but fully clothed . . .uh, m m maybe.  Is barefoot okay?

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      lorlie6posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Thanks!  Hey, lindajot, you know unless you have Skype, you don't have to wear a da*ned thing!!
      Barefoot is best, as well!

    2. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Barefoot absolutely!

      Highly recommended for Kiwis and Aussies this time of year too  smile

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        wytegarillazposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        been so hot just a sarong is best, was 44 deg sunday , will wear swimmers for swim tho , only skinydip in private!

  13. libby101a profile image60
    libby101aposted 6 years ago

    I think a lot of people get addicted quite easily to hubpages! It seems there is quite a few who get highly addicted to the forums. i know when I first came, I was very addicted to the forums...then I took a long break from the forums to write--now I am right at 100 hubs!

    I think the forums are fun and probably a little too easy to get addicted--and truthfully they can keep you from writing hubs! So be sure to manage your time wisely! Don't get so hooked on forums that it keeps you from writing--because writing is the reason we are here!!!

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Libby101a,

      Yes, being addicted to forum means less writing hubs, good point. No wonder my hubs at 15 only. Thanks for inspiration. I am learning this from forums too. Thanks for keeping me straight.

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    know oneposted 6 years ago

    Tonight I seem to be! Staying up late while hubby works on a report... I'm supporting him from my study, but its nearly midnight and I think one more cup of tea, perhaps a post or two,  and I'm done in for the night.

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      Richieb799posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Im hardcore, I stay up with coffee lol

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        know oneposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        lol, never thought of that wink  Truly, I had too many double-shots during the day... was queasy at the thought of more. And yet here is another day with more double-shots chasing the tiredness away.  smile

  15. Karanda profile image84
    Karandaposted 6 years ago

    It's true, I'm an addict. HubPages, writing hubs, reading hubs, participating in forums. There's not much else that gets done around here unless it's related to hubbing. I even wrote a hub on it, hoping that someone would offer a cure for the addiction.

    How comforting to see I'm not alone. lol lol lol

  16. Eaglekiwi profile image73
    Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago

    At the end of the day

    I really like the Internet !! smile

  17. lindajot profile image82
    lindajotposted 6 years ago

    Oh my gosh, I thought I was gonna be late!  Insomnia was not my friend last night.  Still time to shower?  No matter - my hubbing day begins!

  18. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    definately a good idea to stay away from politics and religion, as no fun when the rows start.

    1. Eaglekiwi profile image73
      Eaglekiwiposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I agree ,sometimes the forums get well...childish ,and I come to escape parenting  lol

  19. Disturbia profile image61
    Disturbiaposted 6 years ago

    Is anyone Obsessed with HP and forums?

    Not me, I can quit anytime.

  20. lindajot profile image82
    lindajotposted 6 years ago

    I've heard the 12 step thing doesn't work here.

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      cookingdivaposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Knowone, Richib799, Karanda, Eaglekiwi, Lindajot,  joy56, Disturbia,

      Thank you so much for your voice and input. I am glad to know I am in company of great people and not alone.

 
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