Making Money Online - Linked to Hubmania

I wanted to write a Hub about Hubpages – The Addiction. However, after checking the site, I noticed there are several Hubs published about it, so I decided to give it a different spin.

As you know, it’s important to have regular check ups and the most recent one I had, I got diagnosed with Hubmania. I don’t know how the Doctor arrived at that conclusion but the dialogue we had is below:

 

Elena: "Hello Doctor."

Dr Slocum: "Hello Elena, how are you? I just need to ask you a few questions."

Elena: "ok"

Dr Slocum: "What are one of the first things you do in the morning?"

Elena: "I log on to Hubpages." (Elena goes on to explain the site)

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Dr Slocum: "Do you have any thing that persistently dominates your thoughts?"

Elena: "Yes Doctor, I’m always thinking about the next Hub to write."

Dr Slocum: "What are your hobbies?"

Elena: "Hubbing, writing on the internet, Blogging."

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Dr Slocum: "Hubbing?"

Elena: (Explains the meaning).

Dr Slocum: "I see. So you use the computer a lot. Do you have any friends you visit or who visit you?"

Elena: "Yes Doctor, I visit my Hubber friends online regularly on Hubpages Hubspace. They are really nice people."

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Dr Slocum: (with a worried frown) "I mean normal friends."

Elena: (getting defensive) "They are normal Doctor.  Is there a problem?"

Dr Slocum: "Well, not really but it’s nice of you to have friends you see in reality."

Elena: (Gives the doctor one of her piercing stares, without even blinking)

Doctor: (Coughs nervously.)

Dr Slocum: “Ok. Lets move on to your eating Habits? Do you eat well and do you take time to enjoy your meal?”

Elena: “Yes, Doctor – I eat well and sometimes eat while reading, commenting or interacting on Hubpages.”

Dr Slocum: “Mmmh…. I see.”

Elena: Thinking (“why is he looking at me funny? Doesn’t he sometimes eat while workng in his office?”)

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Dr Slocum: “Is everything okay? Do you have any worries?”

Elena: “Not really doctor, but I do get a bit bothered when my Hubscore drops. I feel I have to keep on writing to keep it up.”

Dr Slocum: “Hubscore?”

Elena: (Explains the meaning).

Dr Slocum: (Writes some notes).

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Dr Slocum: “Well, Elena from what you have told me and all this issue of Hubbing, Hubscore, Hubbers, Hubpages and Hubspace - it seems you have a condition called Hubmania. The remedy would be to spend less time on the computer. Meanwhile, maybe you should think of asking Hubpages for compensation, as it started when you signed up with them.”

Elena: “I don’t think its necessary doctor besides, they place Ads on my Hubs which earns me money. They also publish my articles for free.”

Dr Slocum: “Okay Elena – your decision. Take care of yourself. Don’t over do things.” (he smiles, the appoinment is over)

Elena: (smiles at him) Thank you. Doctor.

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Dr Slocum: Closes his door and thinks “strange lady.”

Elena: Walks out of his office and thinks “weird Doctor.”

Before driving off, she switches on her mobile and goes on the internet to see what's happening in Hubspace......

Ps. Part Fiction.

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ahorseback profile image

ahorseback 6 years ago

Funny! What an imagination. May I be the first to comment?!


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MartieCoetser 6 years ago from South Africa

Hilarious! Oh gosh, I’ve got it too! All the symptoms, even checking my mobile! Thanks for the laugh, Lady_E!


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Allan Douglas 6 years ago from Great Smoky Mountains, Tennessee

That's GREAT! Once again you've delivered a much needed message with wit and tact. I've been posting hubs for a little less than three weeks, and already I find myself checking in multiple times a day. Part of it is the affirmation I get from kind hubbers such as you in comments posted to my hubs, part of it is the thrill of watching the numbers ticking upward. Other sites I write for only offer page views. Hub Pages might as well be handing out narcotics in the way they've put together such a winning combination of good-hearted, talented people and an encouraging user interface. I just have to learn to white-knuckle it a little more and take time to accomplish other things between Hub Pages visits! Thanks for a refreshing and humorous reminder.


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H P Roychoudhury 6 years ago from Guwahati, India

It is a great pleasure of life to interact with the people of versatile minds. A great interview with a Doctor rightly expressed the Hubmania.


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Very witty it can be addictive though I got cured of that when my hubberscore plummets inexplicably - that will cure it :(


Words by Mike 6 years ago

Well, At least I now know it is not just me. Whew… I can tell my family I am not the only one taking up residence at my desk. This was so funny. Thanks for the laugh this morning. ~Cheers


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Mentalist acer 6 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

As long as your investing in your HubKarma for retirement,Lol;)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hello ahorseback - Nice to see you here. Thanks for being the first to comment. :)

** Hi Martie, Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for sharing those comments. :)

** Hello Allan, thanks for posting those interesting comments. It feels like you've been here for more than 3 weeks as you seem to have settled into Hubspace. lol. I'm sure you'll continue to enjoy it. My tiny advice is for you to visit forums often - even if you don't participate, you will read a lot of useful info that will not only help you with Writing on HP, but in other areas. Best Wishes. :)

Hi HP Roy - It is nice to interact. It helps and builds. Thanks for reading my Interview. :)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** It certainly can be addictive Billy - Months ago, I used to worry about my Hubscore but I don't now and the very funny thing is, the few times its been 100, my adsense drops. lol. So a high score dosen't necessarily bring more money. Regards. :)

** Thanks words by mike - I'm glad it brought a smile to your face. Best Wishes. :)

** Cheers Mentalist acer - another word to add to the Hub Dictionary (Hub Karma) I like that. Thanks for stopping. :)


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

voted up & beautiful! Very well written, with an honest spirit of wit and humor. Don't feel alone with the diagnoses Lady_E, I think most of us here have caught it too...


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tsulliva 6 years ago

Very funny. Great presentation!


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drcrischasse 6 years ago from NH/Foxboro

Amazing, I so enjoyed it!


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Jai Warren 6 years ago from Dallas, Deep Ellum, Texas

Lady E, I'm an admitted Hubaholic! I've recently discovered "Hubaholics Anonymous", a group dedicated to, not curing the disease, but to use the affliction to become a more successful Hubber. It's a 10 step program.

~ Write as many quality Hubs as humanly possible

~ Read as many Hubs as you can

~ Leave comments on Hubs you enjoyed

~ utilize all the resources on Hubpages (forums, search, contests etc.)

~ Learn the basics of SEO

~ Use twitter, facebook, RedGage, Xomba etc. to promote your Hubs

~ Create quality backlinks

~ Social bookmark all your Hubs

~ use social networking to create an online presence

~ And, finally, Have fun!

Great Hub Elena, Ciao. Keep on Hubbin'!!!


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Mike Lickteig 6 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

I have to admit I usually have HP up when I'm on the computer, even if I'm doing something else. It hasn't gotten so bad that I check it from my phone or while visiting family and friends, but I do have it going here. I know circumstances will limit me before long, but for now--yeah, I'm addicted. But that's my only addiction.

Oh, and also Coca Cola or Pepsi. But that's it.

Well, I guess sometimes I use too much salt. But that's really it.

Well, and chocolate.

Sigh..................................

Good article, Elena. Very amusing but still on the money.

Mike


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K9keystrokes 6 years ago from Northern, California

Very cool and fun! What a creative way to present the issue,...I am affraid a I too may be a victim of hubmania! God stuff Lady_E!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks Samsons - It's nice to know that I'm not alone. Regards.

** Thanks, Tsulliva.

** Cheers Dr Chris.

** Hi Jai - Jokes aside, that is a very good 10 Step program. Excellent Tips. Also, I have another word to add to my Hub Vocabulary "Hubaholics Anonymous". lol. Thanks for sharing those important comments. Regards :)

** Lol Mike - are you sure there's nothing else you want to add to the list. Thanks so much for stopping. Best Wishes. :)

** Hi K9keystrokes - good to know. Join the Club. :)


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Wrath Warbone 6 years ago from Cleveland, Ohio

I wish I had the same problem. I'd get more hubs done that way! I might have caught something from this hub. lol


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Anamika S 6 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

That was a wonderful Post on Hubmania. I am sure thaere are many more who could give you company. I am fortunate that I no longer have Hubmania and do not worry anymore about hubscores. As long as adsense makes me bucks i have no complaints.


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equealla 6 years ago from Pretoria, South Africa

My doctor do not have the priviledge to see me, I'm too busy hubbing! The addiction is severe, and I do not think there is a cure.

The way you have aproached the subject, is so unique, it needs a special price! You are just a special star.


Peter Maida 6 years ago

That was really cute. I guess I'm not quite that additcted.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Wrath Warbone - nice to see you here and also to know you might have caught something. Thanks.

** Likewise Anamika - its mostly Fiction. Shuku ria. :)

** Lol Equealla - No worries. Some Doctors do "home visits". We'll have to get him to visit you at home as you are so busy. Thanks for your warm comments. :)

** Thanks Pete - Much respect. I actually see you as being a "Hub Guru". Glad you stopped by.


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always exploring 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

This cracked me up,so funny and true, your idea of seeing a dr. is brilliant.

Cheers


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theboxmeister 6 years ago

Where the community is great always the addiction comes in.


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John B Badd 6 years ago from Saint Louis, MO

Very funny hub Lady E. I am on my way to becoming a Hubmaniac. I keep telling my friends if I can just make enough money to cut down my outside the house job to part time I could write alot more.

Keep up the good hubs :)


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Cari Jean 6 years ago from Bismarck, ND

So I'm sitting here reading your hub while eating a bagel and drinking coffee - I look a lot like the lady in the photo!


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andromida 6 years ago

I must say you have a cracking good imagination power.I used to think about hub score a lot when I joined hubpages, but don't bother anymore.Thank you so much :)


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HappyHer 6 years ago from Cleveland, OH

We must be seeing the same doctor :) Rated up for helping me self-diagnose a hubmania condition!


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

You described it so well, Elena-I guess I'll have to admit I'm a Hubaholic. With Hubmania. Oh dear.

But hey, I'm not going to any meetings, they'd take me away from HubPages for too long!!


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akhimamun 6 years ago from UK

This is very amusing, I enjoyed reading this, thank you.


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kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

THAT WAS HILARIOUS!!! I feel exactly the same way. I felt that conversation has just described ME. So I'm not the only one. Good! (sigh of relief). ;-)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks always exploring - glad it tickled you. Regards.

** Thats so true Boxmeister. Best Wishes.

** Hi John Badd - We look forward to having you in the club. Thanks for stopping.

** Lol Cari Jean - mind the keyboard. So glad you stopped by.

** Cheers Andromida - me too. Hubscore doesn't affect your adsense. One could have a score of 100 and cents in Adsense and sometimes just over a score of 90 with Pounds of Adsense. Thanks. :)

** Lol Happyher. "We must be seeing the same doctor ". So glad you stopped by. Best Wishes.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia

Great and funny too! I especially like the retort about whether he eats while working at his desk. If this was a real doctor, he'd be a jerk! How come he never heard of Hub Pages? And did he take your blood pressure? Flash his torch light thingy in your eyes? Okay, I know it's part fiction. We're getting quite a name on the Web, you know! Hub Pages has some great new stuff coming down the tracks soon.

Cheers. Rating this up, and still smiling!


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Hello, hello, 6 years ago from London, UK

Great hub and well written. It really points out the problem. My computer was playing up for over four days and the withdrawal systems I had you wouldn't believe it. I couldn't sit down. I jump up and down and pressing the on button. It worked for a while and I could quickly write a few comments and bingo it went again. It was a nightmare. I don't dare writing it just in case Mr Evil from the anti-Hubpages read and will start on my computer again.

Thank you for linking my hub to yours. Well since there is no cure we just to bear it as best as we can. All the best.


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Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Lol...

Loq...

Iddwl...

I'm convulsing with laughter here, My Lady_E


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Bloget 6 years ago from Minnesota

LOL ! I love it! ;-)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Hi Cheeky Girl, I agree - He didn't even bother taking my blood pressure. lol. I like the suggestions you made. So nice of you to visit. :)

** Oh Hello, Hello sorry to hear this. Dr Evil from anti-HP? Anyway, glad you are up and running again. Best Wishes.

** Hi Royal Mark, Thanks for dropping by. Regards.

** Cheers Bloget. :)


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Support Med. 6 years ago from Michigan

LOL!!! It's easy to catch!! Only part fiction for most of us I think. I'm always thinking of something new to write as well. Gotta be original, have a different spin on things if it's been written about hundreds of times, going 'YAY!! when hubscore is high and 'what happened' when it drops!!! All the while, having fun!

This is great experience. The world should watch out, we hubbers all carry the gene (many pinches of salt) LOL!! Voted-up!


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Cy V 6 years ago

Great hub! I think Hubpages can definitely be an addiction.


dreamreachout 6 years ago

No doctor or anybody else will understand our hubmania unless he/she are there themselves!! Wonderful hub put up in a very hillarious way!!

By the way, I didnt send you that ipad mail, some hacker must be hacking my account!! I dont have definite ideas about ipad myself!!

Cheers!! :)


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas

His diagnosis mirrors my symtoms to a tee! My wife told me I was sick and now I am getting the picture. Oh this can't...perhaps it's just a severe case of Hubitius and will clear up quickly if I just write one more hub and try to get my score up a bit. This may require some counseling now that I think about it...addiction therapy no less! Good Write Thanks for sharing! WB


hubpageswriter 6 years ago

Hilariously done. I might have to see this doctor too, care to recommend to me, Elena?:). Hubbing is very good for the mind and soul. I couldn't help but notice one responder saying somewhere along the lines of people with differing minds and thoughts, which equate to a fun read. I dare to say I love Hubpages.He:)


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

**Hi Support Med :)

Just to encourage you. Honestly, Hubscore has nothing to do with Adsense. It just relates to traffic. Love your comments. Thanks for stopping.

** Hi Cy V - rightly said or written. Its affecting so many. Regards.

** Thanks Dreamreachout - for the warm comments. I have to warn you, the IPAD email was sent to me again today but I didn't reply. I thought maybe you forgot you had sent it before. P/s ensure there is no confidential info in your emails. Take care.

** Cheers Wayne -"Hibitus" another word to add to the Hub Vocabulary. Good luck with the counseling and thanks so much for stopping.

** Hi Hubpages Writer - glad you enjoyed the Hub. No worries, I have recommended you, He is expecting your call.

Thanks for visiting. :)


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Philipo 6 years ago from Nigeria

This funny and educative. Thanks for sharing.


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FGual 6 years ago from USA

Hello LadyE. Now that you mention it I do have a mild case of Hubmania. This was a funny story. I see a bright future for you as a flash fiction writer.


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DeBorrah K. Ogans 6 years ago

Lady E, Excellent! How marvelously creative you are! This was quite Hilarious as well as informative! Thank you for sharing in His Love, Peace & Blessings!


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rachsue 6 years ago from Alberta, Canada

Hello LadyE. Thank you for that funny way of looking at the addiction of hubpages.

Very Creative

Thank you again


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

No doubt all of the above. Since I found the Hubs I eat and sleep it. When I am sitting on my couch my laptop is always open and I click periodically in between t.v. and movies to see if any comments left:0( sigh..if none. But usually there are one or two or more:0))) Surprises come in internet packages:0) I can't start or end my day without a peek or two or three or four or five, oh gosh I'm foaming at the mouth, gotta go check my comments and work on my newest hub...LOL...Love it..great post. I've become a clickaholic hubmania syndrome. Is there a cure for my ailment.


SilverGenes 6 years ago

Hubmania! Ah.. this explains the power of those little blue arrows, too! Very funny hub and way too true! LOL


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

** Thanks Philipo - Best Wishes

** Thanks so much FGual. Regards.

** Nice to see you Deborrah. Thanks for stopping. Glad you enjoyed it.

** Cheers Rachsue - nice to meet you.

** Hi Saddlewriter - you click in between tv and movies? Nooooo. lol. Thanks for the funny comment and new word for the Hub Vocabulary "clickaholic". Regards.

** Hello SilverGenes - nice to meet you and thanks for visiting. Glad you enjoyed it.


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Bimendra gun 6 years ago from Sri Lanka

Hey Lady _E

It's very cool and quit funny,but your creative ability is perfect,keep on,good luck


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Bimendra, I appreciate you stopping by.


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Lady E, I've been diagnosed with Hubits disease... Everything I see i think... Hub IT!


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks Katie - another one for the Hub dictionary "Hubits". Thanks again for visiting. :)


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ponx 6 years ago from USA

Hi Lady_E...I joined HubPages 4 days ago and yes I do find myself being addicted to it....logging in many times a day to check whats going on...I see that you have been hubbing for quite a while now and I wanted to know if you have any useful tips for a starter...thanks...


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks ponx and welcome to Hubpages.

I hope you are settling in well. Most of what you need to get started is in the link below. Let me know if I can be of any further help. Regards, Elena.

http://hubpages.com/community/Newbies-Kick-Start-t...


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Royalmark 6 years ago from Lagos, Nigeria

Thanks...


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shane_75 6 years ago from Murrieta, Ca

Thanks for sharing. I am rather new to hub pages and the time I put into it is seldom. Thanks for sharing your "life" as a hubber.

~ Shane


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Cheers Shane

Glad you stopped by and Best Wishes on HP. :)


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dashingscorpio 6 years ago

Nicely done! Thanks for the information.


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Lady_E 6 years ago from London, UK Author

Thanks for stopping dashingScorpio.

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