Sometimes it is Time to Take a Rest from Article Writing
Taking a Vacation from Article Writing
Time to take a rest from writing articles. Each one of us from time to time needs to take a rest from things, even from those we love doing. Taking a rest is needed not only to recharge our energies, but also to appreciate more what we like to do. And it's also useful to avoid being burned out from something we love to do.
Coincidences: there is a saying that coincidences are what happens when God, or a Higher Power, wants to do things undercover. I don't know if this is the truth, but it makes a lot of sense. Thoughts to ponder, and things to consider.
Some time ago, after having written more than twenty articles finally I've been able to write three good articles which gave a boost to my traffic, and made me to make some "good" money with AdSense. I was finally able to say to myself: "Wonderful, I have begun to climb the mountain."
Then, on a specific day, everything stopped suddenly: no more traffic and no more money. I went in a day from 500+ visits to around 100 and the money from 1,5 - 2 € per day to 0. After some weeks with a constant increase in both earning and traffic. It made me thinking: " Is it worth the effort?"
Writing an article takes me around four hours, a couple of hours to find the pictures and another two hours to get links from social bookmarking sites. Total eight hours minimum. To earn nothing or to earn let's say 2 dollars a day. And of course this earning can stop at any moment, because for some reasons the traffic goes to zero, or Google decides to reduce the money given to publishers, or ads are so bad that no one wants to click on them...
Because I'm one of those "lucky" writers who earns nothing from Amazon, and are not allowed to have an Ebay account. So the only theoric source of income is Google AdSense.
So again the question is:" Is it worth the effort?"
Now Spring has finally arrived, flowers and bees are everywhere, and honestly I need much more to feel the sun on my skin and the wind through my hair than passing eight hours of my time to write an article that can make me to earn some, or zero money. Yes, article writing is something I really love to do but there are also bills to pay. Time is money, and I don't like to throw away money. Once used time can never be used again, what's gone has gone.
If 30 articles don't make me to earn at least 50 cents a day it means that either I don't write good articles, or that in reality the money to be earned with ads is very little. Better use my time to tweak the hubs I've already written and see if something happens. At the end, for my own pockets, it's useless going on writing articles if they are not good enough.
So, my beloved followers and readers, this hub is just to tell you that I'll be much less active on HubPages as I'm focusing on my own website, The Hypnotism Weekly. I'll always answer to comments on my hubs, and I'll try to comment on yours as much as I can. Maybe I'll even write a hub or two. Who knows?
And if I can tell you one thing after having decided not to care anymore about my author score, my hubs score and traffic, well, I feel so relieved and relaxed that you can't imagine. No more Damocles' Sword for me. Will I write again on HubPages? Sure, when I'll feel like, it's no more a commitment for me.
Article writing is a pleasure and a passion so when it ends being it it's time to stop and recharge.
Final Thoughts on Article Writing at HubPages
Does this mean that I'm leaving HubPages? No, of course, some cents a month are better than nothing and earnings have begun to increase again. Also I have too many friends here to just say "Bye Bye". This is the place where I've learned a lot about article writing but I simply don't have enough time to make article writing profitable as it should.
Tweaking my already written articles and letting them time to grow will show me if the theory that writing good content and waiting enough money arrives. We'll see.
Two articles a week for the dream or wish to earn some money in a distant future are a luxury that now I cannot afford. Also, after having been here for four months it's time to see what I can achieve sailing on other seas.
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