Hubbers Are Swamping Me: Help! What Should I do??
Do you dread switching on your PC?
It's Getting Hard to Keep Up with Emails
My new Acer system has gone bottoms-up and my old and creaky HP laptop is shuddering under the burden. My mobile broadband dongle is trying to electrocute me: I made this bed and I have to live with it, but how can I keep up?
Anyone have a clue of my dilemma? Yes! That’s just it, I am getting so much stuff on my hotmail account from hubbers of all stripes: comments, comments on comments, followers, those wanting to be followed, new hubs arriving like ripe grain on this sere ground.
I know I’m not alone in this and I wonder if anyone has found a solution apart from just saying, frig it and hitting the “all delete” button 3 or 4 times a day. I mean, heck, shouldn’t we be getting paid for this? I’m as altruistic as the next chap/chap-ess, (not very), but I’m starting to feel like a mother-hen with chicks clamoring round her, or the real Diogenes peering out of his barrel while Athens congregated around for the wisdom dripping from his lips.
I mean, this is adding up to around 3 hours a day answering emails, far more than I usually spend on churning out a 1000 word hub. And even this basically lazy, semi-retired septuagenarian (70! Shit, I though that meant born in September!) has a few other things I have to do every day: feed the budgies, take a crap, watch youporn, swear at the budgies, take another crap; you know what I mean.
I suppose I should sort through all these folks and weed out the weeds who I am commenting on and following, but who never comment on my hubs after their initial scammy praise to get me on board. You won’t even know who you are, cause you won’t read this hub either.
I do swear every day I will never follow another hubber until some sort of attrition lessens my load, but then some great writer compliments me by asking to follow and I feel duty bound to reciprocate and so the list grows. (I don’t follow any new hubbers now unless their profile pics are really pretty!..call me a dirty old man if you wish, at least I‘m honest).
And…I suppose some lasting friendships are made on HP, but mostly we are ships that pass in the night. Especially true as HP is really a US site, people from the UK other countries are few and very far between,
It would be interesting to find out how many have found partners from HP, as they would on dating sites; there’s nothing to stop writers trying to “hook up” I suppose (I don’t really know what that means but it sounds hip). You might really get to know someone on here by the content and quality of their writing…
Well, I don’t think there’s a thousand words in this, so will wind up here and hope for some useful comments…anyway, I have budgies to feed and 50 emails to answer!