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If you hadn't discovered hubpages...

  1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
    Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago

    What would you be doing right now??

    1. KeithTax profile image79
      KeithTaxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Picking my nose. No. Really!

    2. cpvr profile image60
      cpvrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I'd be still making websites.

    3. J Sunhawk profile image72
      J Sunhawkposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Either running arms into Africa or designing cupcakes for bar mitzvah parties.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
        Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Now that is creative! big_smile
        You joined the rite place for creative people.

    4. Marisa Wright profile image93
      Marisa Wrightposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Probably on Squidoo or Infobarrel!

      However,without HubPages, I doubt I would have got up the nerve to start my own websites, so I think I would be a lot further behind than I am now with my online endeavours.

      1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
        Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        I have been on IB, and never had this community feeling over there. Same with squidoo(although not a member but I've checked that place thoroughly). So I am sure you would've got bored of them.

    5. iamalegend profile image72
      iamalegendposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      stick on to my blogger blog

    6. warchild75 profile image48
      warchild75posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Watching tv!! that or playing the xbox!

    7. Pandoras Box profile image66
      Pandoras Boxposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Back at the 9 to 5, sitting in 2-hour commutes, and eating too much take-out food.

      Damn I miss that take-out food.

    8. profile image0
      karma.posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      working more on my book sad

    9. Stevennix2001 profile image84
      Stevennix2001posted 6 years ago in reply to this

      i would simply never write at all.  i remember before i joined hubpages, i used to write film reviews for fun, but i was going to stop doing that, as i was starting to see it as a waste of time.  then when i saw hubpages, i thought it was an interesting way to make money.  however, i did gain a lot more than that though from hubpages, as i met a lot of good people here.  many of which hardly ever log on anymore, but still good people nonetheless. 

      however, to answer your question, i'd probably just watch tv or waste my time playing games during my free time.

  2. Richieb799 profile image62
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    Probably wasting my time with some venture doomed to fail lol, I think HP has given me prospects

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Or you might be designing a website like hubpages? big_smile

  3. paradigmsearch profile image86
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    A very interesting question as to life. smile

  4. Randy Godwin profile image91
    Randy Godwinposted 6 years ago

    The same as before, writing elsewhere. smile

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Where did you write before?

  5. Cagsil profile image60
    Cagsilposted 6 years ago

    Well, I wouldn't be correcting your spelling of "rite", which is actually spelled Right? tongue

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      LOL!
      I wouldn't have misspelled in the first place. I have changed it to RIGHT now. smile

  6. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 6 years ago

    I started a blog about a month before I discovered Hubpages. It would probably be dead right now, I probably wouldn't have just handed in my resignation and I'd probably not be preparing to write my book right now either.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      So hubpages did change your life to some extent?

      1. WryLilt profile image88
        WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Definitely. I was always too scared to get into making my own websites and knew nothing about how to make them work.

        Hubpages was an easy stepping stone into learning about things like keywords, backlinks, traffic and SEO which has given me an amazing amount of new knowledge in the last year.

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    TopUniverseposted 6 years ago

    Before coming to hubpages I was actually thought about wordpress sites. So I would have been there.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      You should still make some wordpress sites. A combination of HP and wordpress works better.

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        TopUniverseposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        What about blogspot? Any idea how it will be ranked in search engines?

        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
          Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Manny hubbers have written hubs on improving your search engine rankings including me. Use the search feature.

          But let me assure you one thing, it is really a hard job ranking your blogspot blogs and blog-posts as compared to your hubs.

  8. Lita C. Malicdem profile image59
    Lita C. Malicdemposted 6 years ago

    I would have been unable to pick myself up from the threats of sadness as a widowed retired teacher living alone at home away from my only family, my 2 daughters working in a distant place. HP opens for me a world of opportunities to become human- living with and loving others in my little room.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      HP certainly gives a great sense of community! smile

  9. sagebrush_mama profile image76
    sagebrush_mamaposted 6 years ago

    I'd probably have a great virtual farm on Facebook... smile
    And a top Farkle score, too!

    Never realized I could write as a pastime, and earn money, too!  I should have just discovered HubPages first, and joined it instead of Facebook.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      They say its never too late! lol

    2. WryLilt profile image88
      WryLiltposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I have a high score of 18,300 on Farkle, beating all my friends. Still totally possible!

  10. ediggity profile image61
    ediggityposted 6 years ago

    Wasting time on the internet. lol

  11. Ivorwen profile image79
    Ivorwenposted 6 years ago

    I probably would have given up writing online and would have gone back to penning stories by hand in notebooks.  Actually, I have been rediscovering the joy of that lately anyway.

    I think I would also sew more.  I'm sure I would have an esty account, teaming with baby quilts and other accessories.

  12. emievil profile image79
    emievilposted 6 years ago

    I probably would have still continued to write for this academic writing site (which I quit last December) and probably focusing more on eLance. And I would probably still be looking for a place like HP where I can write what I want when I want smile.

  13. IzzyM profile image89
    IzzyMposted 6 years ago

    I've no idea where I would be.
    I was looking for a job online and fell on this after spending hours filling out forms for advertising companies - which should have  been easy except with me being in Spain they kept sending the dmn things in Spanish!
    So it took me twice as long as I had to actually read the questions and translate them in my head first.
    I'm not sure how I stumbled across HP. I don't even know if there is someone above me claiming earning rights.
    But when I saw this site, I knew I'd found a home smile

  14. rebekahELLE profile image90
    rebekahELLEposted 6 years ago

    hmm, I wouldn't be writing a hub about why I love HP!

    I have no idea, I may be like the other hubber who mentioned having an awesome farm! I neglected mine to the end that it is probably dead to the point of no return. In fact, I think I deleted Farmville.

    or maybe I would be working harder on my first children's book, of which I'm also working on in between life's pause.

  15. Hestia DeVoto profile image60
    Hestia DeVotoposted 6 years ago

    Spending more time with my cat.

  16. Rafini profile image86
    Rafiniposted 6 years ago

    I'd probably be using something else to procrastinate with.  Nothing like a hub-diversion when it comes to not doing homework!

  17. kmackey32 profile image80
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    Playing farmville....lol

    1. wheelinallover profile image81
      wheelinalloverposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I came across HP while I was looking for information for a website business I was trying to get off the ground. I wish I had found HP first I wouldn't be $10,000 in debt and not have any money to finish what is needed for the business. I have yet to publish but find a lot of interesting reading here. I don't have a profile here yet so probably better get working on one.

    2. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is it that blonde again? lol

  18. Ign Andy profile image59
    Ign Andyposted 6 years ago

    Build website and still get no check from Google adsense smile

  19. tritrain profile image76
    tritrainposted 6 years ago

    I'd still be a rocket scientist.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I can see that from your avatar. lol

  20. viryabo profile image87
    viryaboposted 6 years ago

    Probably with Squidoo, but i doubt if i'd have stayed there past six months.

    Don't like Squidoo much, plus they are stingy IMHO. Made in 1 whole year less than what i make in 1 day at HP.

    HP kept me going, taught me so much, i think i'll be here forever.

    1. cpvr profile image60
      cpvrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Why did you make more with HP than you did with Squidoo?

      1. viryabo profile image87
        viryaboposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        There is no helpful community like you'll find here at HP. The people here are so helpful, it's awesome. You learn something new EVERY day. And as you put it to practice, you see positive results, always.

        If you are where people can teach you and show you the ropes, that's where you'll progress faster and probably get successful.

        1. cpvr profile image60
          cpvrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Ya, I just checked their site out, and I don't like it.
          I think HP is pretty nice, and easier to get around.

          Which site is older though?

          1. viryabo profile image87
            viryaboposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Squidoo i think (i'm not too sure though).

            You are right, it doesn't look so nice. Colours too garish for me anyway. lol

        2. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
          Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Can't agree more!

  21. kirstenblog profile image75
    kirstenblogposted 6 years ago

    I have to say its hard to image that I wouldn't have found it another day if I had not found it the day I did, or had not signed up first visit I probably would have after finding several articles hosted here. i guess if I literally had not found HP it would have been because I was not looking for ways to earn money online (I started with blogging for money and when I realised I had no clue what I was doing I found HP! I guess I would be at a day job or watching telly, such a full and rich tapestry to the life of that alternate me! lol

  22. rtaylornw profile image60
    rtaylornwposted 6 years ago

    I've been using Suite101 up to now, but since I've found Hub, I'm going to start here from now on and see how I get on.

    1. cpvr profile image60
      cpvrposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      What made you change, Rtaylor?

      1. rtaylornw profile image60
        rtaylornwposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        This is a higher ranking site, plus I like the way the community interacts with each other, although it's a bit overwhelming reading up on it today.

    2. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Welcome to hubpages! smile

  23. reindeerz profile image72
    reindeerzposted 6 years ago

    I'd probably still be writing with Examiner.  I hated being stuck in a rut of writing about the same category all the time though.

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      This is what I love about HP, you can write almost anything here.

      1. StayInVegas profile image59
        StayInVegasposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Almost anything? Gee, I thought you can only write about Vegas. lol

        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
          Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol
          Is it you ryankett, writing hubs during your honeymoon trip to Vegas?

          1. StayInVegas profile image59
            StayInVegasposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            No. But I saw him in the casino a minute ago. wink Wait a sec. I'll take a pic.

            1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
              Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              Hahaha!! I am sure you did! big_smile

            2. StayInVegas profile image59
              StayInVegasposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              There you go.

              http://s3.hubimg.com/u/4565794_f248.jpg

  24. Don Ship profile image65
    Don Shipposted 6 years ago

    I would have been playing games on my Laptop and Xbox. What else? Lol! big_smile

    1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
      Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Or on your Nokia C3 phone? tongue big_smile

      1. Don Ship profile image65
        Don Shipposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Lol! Oh yeah, that too! But I'm done with all the games on that phone. It was cool! I am thinking of getting a Sony Ericsson Xperia arc now. tongue

        1. Ultimate Hubber profile image80
          Ultimate Hubberposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          I am sure you will write a hub about it once you get the phone? smile

          1. Don Ship profile image65
            Don Shipposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            Yes, for sure! Once I get it, that would be the first thing I'd do. Lol! smile

  25. profile image0
    ralwusposted 6 years ago

    ummmm, masturbashun?

  26. Barbara Kay profile image85
    Barbara Kayposted 6 years ago

    I'd probably be working on new websites. I like being able to write about anything I want here instead of sticking to the same old subject. At websites you can't do that.

  27. quicksand profile image84
    quicksandposted 6 years ago

    If I had not found HubPages, I would be busy looking for it! lol

    Seriously HubPages is addictive. I am here for well over two years and the number of hubs I have read are well over 2000 ... and counting ... slowly but steadily. smile

  28. brandonhart100 profile image83
    brandonhart100posted 6 years ago

    In my spare time when I got bored I use to play facebook applications.  I'm not sure why so don't ask, but that's what I'd probably be doing... what a waste!

 
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