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Confession of a Hub Pages Junkie-Another Couple of Years On.

Updated on August 23, 2019
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Student of life, nature lover and enthusiastic traveller. B.A. from UNISA and M.A. from Abilene, Texas

Hubbing side by side, never to young to begin.
Hubbing side by side, never to young to begin.

What hubbing has done to me!

No one warned me that it was addictive! My daughter just said: “It’s fun and I don’t care if anyone reads what I write, I just enjoy it”. Yeh!

Having been accused in the past as bring a compulsive obsessive person and my obsession with Hub Pages has grown over the last 8 years and shows no signs of fading away.

Well it is fun, and now that I am hooked it has become a part of my life. The first couple of articles were pretty innocent but then I got a message from Hub pages; "Isomeone is following you". Wow, that was when the downhill slide into addiction started.

It’s not that I can’t stop, I can tomorrow, but I don’t want to. It is more than fun, it’s amazing. And now I have earned some cents on Pay Pal, and several people have said they liked my photos that has spurred me on to take even better ones. After all sharing is such fun..

Sometimes I have to sneak off to the computer when my wife Audrey goes to the shop and I no longer have time to play Free Cell or Patience or even watch Law and Order. “What are you doing on the computer?’ Audrey asks, and I cannot again admit that I am writing or hopping hubs, so I evasively say, “working on my photos dear.” This is not really a lie because to some extent I am working on them on the edit component, “upload”.

Every alcoholic lies about their addiction and hides their booze. At least I am not doing that as there they are for everyone to see. Perhaps I need to start writing under another name?

Another eight years down the line.

Well I have made so many friends as the list of those following me and the list of those I follow grows consistently. Those wonderful awards are also adding up and one of my hubs has had over 6000 hits. Others are hovering in the 3000 area and the list of new hubs is growing steadily. I am also reading more interesting hubs by other writers and am amazed by their ability.

The research that I have done for every new hub has increased my general knowledge. Every where I go I seem to see another hub looming and on a regular basis. I have also been upgrading some of my earlier ones and hopefully improving them. The interesting thing is that as time goes by I have not lost interest, if anything my interest has grown and my addiction has got worse. This addiction is however something I can live with, and even my family has grown to accept it.

With over 60 000 hits on my Hubs I hope I have made the world a better place by sharing positive thoughts and ideas. But most of all I have enjoyed every minute of it so why don't you start your own journey? There is an idea or experience in your mind waiting to be shared and enjoyed by others.

Yes, it is unashamedly self indulgent as my daughter, who got me hooked in the first place, told me. While I have even earned a little money that I plan to spend soon I must admit that I enjoy every minute of the whole process from when an idea jumps into my mind to when I press the publish button and the notice appears: "you have published a new hub!" Hooray!


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