Hubpages More Than a Hobby

Copyright Ruth Elayne Kongaika
Copyright Ruth Elayne Kongaika

What is hubpages to you?

  • A hobby
  • A passion
  • An addiction
  • An escape
  • A living
  • other
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Check-up Time

Okay newbies, and old timers, this is a list to help you determine if you are in getting too carried away with your hubpages usage:

  • Your former reason to live is a faint memory
  • Your movies from Netflix sit on the shelf for weeks
  • You go to sleep thinking about the newest questions and wake up with the answers
  • You check your Hub Traffic Statistics every 30-40 minutes
  • You are working on three hubs at once
  • You are considering catheterization instead of making trips to the bathroom
  • You have memorized the affiliate codes
  • Your day job is suffering because you can only concentrate on writing your next hub
  • You wake up with red eyes because you stare too long at the computer screen
  • All your flowers are dying from lack of care
  • Your husband keeps wondering if you are ever going shopping again
  • You go into major panic mode if your computer temporarily freezes up
  • The dust in your house is about one inch deep
  • You put off eating at your favorite restaurant so you can write another hub
  • You have an unending urge to get back to your computer as soon as possible after you leave
  • You scan all the media not for something to watch, but for ideas of what you can write about
  • Your muscles in your mouse fingers are getting larger than muscles in any other part of your body
  • You get downright giddy when you have come up with a new topic to write about
  • You feel an excessive need for privacy
  • Grooming is no longer important since you never go anywhere
  • No topic is too degrading or crazy
  • Your computer area has multiple stickies scribbled with different ideas for hubpages
  • You have forgotten your children’s names
  • You listen intently to your friends for ideas and do not finish your conversation because you are writing new thoughts down
  • You mumble to yourself – people think you might have lost it and you let them think it so you can have more time to write hubs
  • Your friends tell you to “get a life”
  • Sleep becomes a burden
  • You rarely get dressed

I’m sure you can think of some of your own, but these are some of mine and I have only just begun. I hope I do not totally go crazy because of hubpages since I am enjoying it so far.

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peacegirl101 6 years ago

Thanks elayne. Aloha

P.s. I like netflix :D


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

unfortunately, I was that carried away, and still am some days peacegirl101. That is good that you can control yourself with Hubpages.


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peacegirl101 6 years ago

Very nice hub, Consider me a newbie i have only been on hubpages for about a month and some days and i love it a lot. hubpages is one of my hobbies. LOL to your list i am really not THAT carried away with it....:)


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Glad you liked it Lisa. Hubbing definitely can be addicting.


Lisa Ward 6 years ago

You made me laugh! This is funny, I am not quite at the addictive stage yet, but once I log on, I can't stop!!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

I thought I would outgrow the need to check hubpages every day, but it is too hard. So just give in to it and don't spend your whole life online. Thanks Juliette for your comments.


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Juliette Morgan 6 years ago

Hi Elayne you've just described me!! I'm at the height of my addiction - just had a text from my husband - apparently we're going out tonight (on a Mon?) and then straight to bed and something about no laptops on for me! But it's a lonely life earning money at IM and without interaction with others, you'd go out of your mind - I had to laugh as I read your list of symtoms!


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liswilliams 6 years ago from South Africa

This is awesome, really funny. I can relate to 1 or 2 of those points!


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

We have much in common, us Hubbers. Thanks for your comments febriedethan.


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febriedethan 6 years ago from Indonesia

I love your lists, I have to admit, I did few of your lists :)


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

You can do it Truth From Truth. We are all progressing slowly. Aloha!


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Truth From Truth 6 years ago from Michigan

I really enjoyed your list, I'm not there yet, but you never know.


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elayne001 6 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Sorry suziecat7 - we have lots to learn.


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suziecat7 6 years ago from Asheville, NC

Oh boy - now I feel bad - but it's nice to know I have company - thanks.


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

thanks LianaK. Glad you enjoyed it.


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LianaK 7 years ago

Fun! Loved the lists.


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Yeah me too! not! LOL


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RTalloni 7 years ago from the short journey

Okay, okay...I get the message. :) (Maybe I'll dust.)


diogenes 7 years ago

Just sniffing around your hubs! (Sounds a bit raunchy!). had a good chuckle at this one, hubbing can become addictive. I am going to watch myself in future; wouldn't want the budgie water to get stale! (Me? get a life? How very dare you!) Bob


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks for stopping by dyesebel0. Sure a fun ride though!


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dyesebel10 7 years ago from USA

Your hub is funny.. yes I can relate.. thanks for sharing.


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Cindy - I would love to do micro and macro - takes very special lenses though, right? One day....


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Cindy Says 7 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

I'm serious about the photograpy. Do a Hub search for 'microstock' and for 'macrostock' for information. It may not be for you, but it is definitely worth looking into.


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

thank you Cindy - I too get caught up in reading other hubs, but then I rationalize it by that fact that I am learning so much.


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Cindy Says 7 years ago from St. Petersburg, Florida

I've become more addicted to reading than writing. I did one hub, then found all this other stuff to read about and never got back to writing again.

Great photo, by the way. Very professional. Very mico-stocky (I like to make up words, too).


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Good on you Epsilon5 - you have self control! I hope I can go a day without HP soon.


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Epsilon5 7 years ago from Eastern Pennsylvania

When I first found HubPages, that was SO me. For the first two weeks, I did nothing but write hubs. After that, I took a vacation and when I came back, I resolved to only write hubs on Saturdays. I write them one Saturday, and usually publish them the next Saturday. That leaves my non-weekends free to do other things... like go to work, go to school, eat, sleep: those sort of things, lol.


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Thanks corwinnighthawk for your comment - yes, expect the unexpected : )


corwinnighthawk 7 years ago from Louisville, KY

Is this what I have to look forward to? What am I getting myself into? LOL!


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

If it wasn't hubpages, it would be something else, so I guess this is not such a place to be addicted to.


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Dwayne Terry 7 years ago

This is so very funny! I think I found myself in most of those things listed and my wife found me in the others!


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k@ri 7 years ago from Sunny Southern California

LOL...yes, I guess it's definitely more than just a hobby...I can so relate with your reasons. Fun Hub! :D


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Glad you are no longer addicted emohealer. You are very strong and a good example for us. I hope we can all just change it to hublove.


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emohealer 7 years ago from South Carolina

Very cute! I am passionate, no longer addicted. I Love hubpages and I love this hub. Great list, I enjoyed it...Thanks!


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elayne001 7 years ago from Rocky Mountains Author

Me too - I don't feel like the day is complete without checking out hubpages and adding my two sense worth!! I used to do that at facebook. I'm not sure this one will go away!!


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IslandVoice 7 years ago from Hawaii

It's more than a hobby! My husband thinks i have a 'lover', and feels neglected! Just kidding. He's my no.1 fan! Fun hub.


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Catherine R 7 years ago from Melbourne, Australia

This list made me laugh. Yes I am very definitely addicted. I am also still very new here though so I am hoping the addiction may wear off. Will it? We do eat - but only if I am writing a recipe hub and need to photograph the food!

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