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Hubbing is Like Being Promiscuous

Updated on March 5, 2017
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Kathleen Cochran is a writer & former newspaper reporter/editor who traveled the world as a soldier's better half. Her works are on Amazon.

Hubbing is Like Being Promiscuous

I am always in love with my latest tryst, my latest hub. Whatever I've just written, I can't stop thinking about. I go back and read it over and over again. I touch it. I fix little things I don't like so much about it. I reread my favorite parts. I overlook mistakes because I'm so enamored of the whole.

But then a week or so goes by. Sometimes just a few days, and the love affair with the newest hub loses its ability to thrill. It was OK. I'm glad I wrote it. But I'm on to the next, proverbially hanging out in bars, surfing the net, playing on the office softball team. Keeping myself available and on the alert for the next attraction.

Every once in a while I'll stumble across an old hub. It's like finding a months-old movie stub in a coat pocket, or a half-torn ticket to a concert by a band they don't even play on the radio anymore, or a corsage flower pressed in a book that I decide to reread on a rainy afternoon. And I remember how much I liked it when I wrote it. I reread it, and you what? It's not half bad. Maybe it would be a better piece of writing if only I'd known then what I know now. Who knows? But it's old. It's in the past. It's over. Still, I'm glad I had the experience of knowing it. I smile remembering how it made me feel at the time. Like a former lover, I put the memory away and move on to the attractions of today.

What a writing slut I am. I fall so easily. I'm so ready to turn up my tender underbelly and expose all my fears and feelings and secrets to the faceless screen on any available computer. I give in without playing hard to get for even one drink - writing whatever inspiration seduces me. Then I just walk away. Leave that hub to wake up alone in my profile, wondering where I went. Wondering if I'll ever call again. But I'm long gone. On to the next. Like the Fleet just docked.

The truth is, I never really forget my former loves, all those hubs listed on my profile page. I may not want to relive the circumstances that prompted me to get into bed with those specific ideas, but no experience is ever remembered with complete regret. When I recall each and every hub, I'm reminded of the sensations they made me feel at the time, for that brief encounter. That literary one night stand. The memory usually brings a smile to my face.

And I fall in love with each one a little bit again - for the moment.





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      ThoughtSandwiches 5 years ago from Reno, Nevada

      Hi Kathleen...I too am a hub slut apparently. The clandestine meetings on my account page...the sneaking around to see that article on Facebook...yes...you have nicely detailed my shame... Voted Up, funny and awesome.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks Thought Sandwiches. My husband is reading this hub as we speak to see if he has anything substantial enough to call a divorce lawyer!!! Hope I haven't given him too much ammunition! Thanks for the comments.

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      MonetteforJack 5 years ago from Tuckerton, NJ

      HAHAHA! It's uniquely you :) I was entertained! I clicke all 4 and voted up!

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks MFJ!!! I was starting to wonder if anybody was reading this one . . . and it was soooo fun to write!

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      poetvix 5 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country.

      This was great, relatable and big time funny all at the same time.

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      Barbara Bethard 5 years ago from Tucson, Az

      ha!! right on!

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      RNMSN and poetvx: Thanks for the comments. I'm glad to welcome you to my hub world!!!

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      SilentReed 5 years ago from Philippines

      One night stand affairs

      my feelings and thoughts I pen

      never looking back :)

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      Alexander Thandi Ubani 5 years ago from Lagos

      I like what you made of this little piece. Sometimes, we give our attention to the 'now things' whether writing, clothing, cars etc but the truth is there is always a favorite in our past. Like me when i write new hubs i love them, when new ones come, i seem to overlook the old hubs. But sometimes, memories take me back to those hubs especially poems and make me love them again. Awesome piece i can relate with. Great work

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      ubanichijioke : Thanks for the read and the comments. I knew there had to be some hubbers out there who felt like me about their hubs! It's just taken a while.

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      Theresa Ast 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Great Hub about Hubbing. Very clever, a fun read...and who would have imagined that someone could come up with so many sensual and sexual allusions when writing about writing! I am duly impressed. :)

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      Kelly Umphenour 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      I was on to chapter 4 - and look what I found;) I loved this....very true and I say I get obsessed with an idea until it's in Hub form:). Lol. Very funny!

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks Real! There seem to be many of us HubSluts!

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      Natasha 5 years ago from Hawaii

      This was a fun little read. Voted up and interesting.

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      Kathleen Cochran 5 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      It was fun to write. Thought it would bring an avalanche of comments. It didn't. Glad folks are still finding it though! And welcome to my hubs.

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      Gulf Coast Sun 4 years ago from Gulf of Mexico

      What a thrill to see a different perspective to writing. You're too funny. Thanks for a laugh. Kathleen aka Gulf Coast Sun

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      This one was the most fun to write and came out of absolutely nowhere. Glad you enjoyed it K!

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      sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

      Can a guy be a shameless HubHussy too? We writers are so self-involved in our creations. There is a palpable narcissism in our creative personality as there must be in all artists. Unlike a bodybuilder who spends hours in front of a mirror worshiping his own six-pack abs and pecs, our portfolio is only one step removed, but the self-love is the same.

      No one has ever said it as well as I did. I am a legend in my own mind. I am such a Hub Hussy that I look at my comments every day!

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Of course a guy can be a shameless Hub-hussy too! Love the term! This was a fun one to write and came out of absolutely nowhere in about 10 minutes. It actually may be my favorite because it is soooo true! Glad you found it!

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      sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

      We may as well invent all of the slang here on your Hub. My second choice had alliteration but no rhyme -Hub Harlot. I definitely prefer coining Hub Hussy. But I think that one of the Hub Sluts should write about the Hub Hunks if they are really promiscuous. That might create a swell of traffic.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      !!! :)

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      sligobay 4 years ago from east of the equator

      Read my Toilette Etiquette Hub for a laugh. It's my top view of the week.

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      Theresa Ast 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      So even though I commented months ago, apparently the Sixteen are all going to comment in turn. :) Well it certainly makes sense as we all have writing"chromosomes so to speak." Kathleen, this is a fun read and very well-written. Sharing.

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      LaThing 4 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      Lol, lol..... What a .... great (??) comparison! My affairs with my hubs are even worse.... More like 'one night stands'; love the feeling and the excitement, trying to sneak in the time, of going through the writing process.... Once done, I just leave it! What a shame!! Once in a while I will give it a call and see how it's doing, hahahaha.... Can you relate?!

      Enjoyed your hub very much..... Voting up :)

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      LaThing: I think we can all relate! "trying to sneak in the time" Wish I'd included that!

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      Jaye Denman 4 years ago from Deep South, USA

      I'm glad this was shared, as I missed it the first time around. What a clever analogy! This one you'll want to "re-visit" often, I should imagine, though I don't think you could improve it by tinkering. You wrote it so well the first time.

      Jaye

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      JayeWisdom: I'm glad you liked it. I assume you saw yourself in it. Most of us hubbers do. I appreciate the encouragement - more gasoline on the fire!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      .....love your savvy, wit and charm - and your writing style is so reader friendly ......yes it's true all of my hub poems/epigrams are my little babies too and I get hurt when they are 'banned' or 'unpublished' and some I even manage to sneak by the Hub censors - lol lol

      sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 3:20am

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Well this hub is perfect for late night. What a beautiful place to be with all your little babies! Thanks for the read epigramman!

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      Frank Atanacio 4 years ago from Shelton

      Kathleen this was just clever and creative voted way awesome :)

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks Frank. I think we all see ourselves in this one!

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....well I would like to think that I practice 'safe' hubbing ......and I always try to rescue/revive old hubs of others - kind of like a hub archaeologist - because all writers treat their old work like babies and all babies are beautiful and need attention and nurturing.

      So glad I found this buried treasure though, Kathleen, you are such a delightful witty and marvelous writer - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time 9:43am ontario canada

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      epigramman: Aw - shucks . . . Really, thanks for the encouraging words. That's the kind of writer I am - you have to pan for the gold.

      Glad you found this one and it inspired a comment. Appreciate it.

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      beingwell 4 years ago from Bangkok

      Voted up and shared, kath. This is just perfect for a late afternoon read! It made me smile. hihihi... :)

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      beingwell: Glad you found this and smiled! Welcome to my hubs. Hope you read more, but I have to disclose: this one is one of my favorites.

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      Jim Higgins 4 years ago from Eugene, Oregon

      This is wonderful humor and excellent writing as well. You touched all the bases of your "promiscuous" metaphor so delightfully. Up on all counts here.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      xstatic: So glad you found this one. It was fun to write and thanks for the comments.

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      Sarah 4 years ago from USA

      haha, this is too cute. I fear I may become this one day too :)

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      sarahshuihan: Don't be afraid - join the rest of us hussies!

      Glad you enjoyed this one and thanks for commenting.

      Welcome to my hubs.

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      Linda Crist 4 years ago from Central Virginia

      What great honesty. I am afraid I'm a hub slut too and I bet most of us are. While reading this, I felt as if you had been looking over my shoulder. lol Great revelation and an honest look into our vulnerability. Loved it!

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      lrc7815: Welcome to my hubs. Yes, I can tell you are one of "us" ! Thanks for the comments and I'm glad you saw yourself in this one.

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      Randi Benlulu 4 years ago from Mesa, AZ

      fun, funny and true! Thank you for sharing this!~

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      btrbell: Welcome to my hubs. You started with one of my favorites - one of those that just comes out of nowhere! I'm sure you know what I'm talking about.

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      Jackie Lynnley 4 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I use to be this way when I was new here but it seems I have changed, guess I have been married here too long now, lol.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Jackie: Ain't the thrill it used to be, huh? Know the feeling! Here's to a new fling! Thanks for commenting and welcome to my hubs.

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      John David LeCoq 4 years ago from San Antonio, Texas

      Well, this pretty much describe me. I am really bit I guess. Sometimes I wake up in the middle of night just to write a hub. I need some help!!

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      Rebecca Mealey 4 years ago from Northeastern Georgia, USA

      A delightful personification. Well, I'm getting close to 1oo lovers now. LOL. This is extremely well written and a pleasure to read. Voted awesome and shared.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      cajunrooster and rebeccamealey: Thanks y'all! Happy New Years! We can't stay away even on a holiday, can we? You know they say what you do on New Year's Day is what you'll do all year long. We're in for quite an HP year!

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Oh, how I loved this description of your love affair! It is so descriptive of how we love our own words and can't bear to part with them. I have Hubs that I know I should delete, but I can't bear to do that. I just let them go idle and look at them from time to time.

      May I link this Hub into My Silly Little Poem" I wrote for my fellow hubbers? Voted UP, and will share.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      By all means, link away. I started to mention this hub when I read your poem, but I thought that was bad form. Glad you found this one. It's a slightly different variaion on your theme in the poem.

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      Mary Hyatt 4 years ago from Florida

      Thanks for the link, Kathleen. I think the two Hubs will compliment each other.

      Goodnight, Mary

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      Brian Leekley 4 years ago from Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA

      Up and Interesting.

      I wonder if you might be an enneagram 7 -- the personality type whose greatest fear is boredom and greatest need is new adventures.

      I've read that Google likes sites to be occasionally updated. so making little tweaks to old hubs every few months or anyway annually is supposedly worthwhile.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      B. Leekley: I've done Meyers-Briggs an a variety of other personality quizes but I haven't heard of enneagram 7. Sound like me though. It's probably why I had 18 jobs between college and retirement.

      Thanks for the tip about Google. I've been finishing a book I've spent almost three years working on, and I've let everything go for a while. I know I need to update most of my hubs. There aren't enough hours in the day!

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      ocfireflies 3 years ago from North Carolina

      THUMBS UP! You nailed it. Kim

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      ocfireflies: I think this is your first visit to my hubs. What a one to start with! This was too much fun to write and we've all been there. Welcome and thanks.

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I'm about to reach my two year anniversary on HubPages, and this is still my hands-down, all-time favorite hub. I think I like it best because it's really an homage to all my hubs. Thanks for a good time, HP!

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 3 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      Kathleen,

      This is an awesome hub which I find humorous but oh so true. We do fall in love with our hubs, and for some we treat them as one night stands which we probably won't revisit. I have always lived by the philosophy of working hard and playing hard. Hopefully, some of us can do both on Hubpages. Voted up and sharing with followers.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hubbing is Like Being Promiscuous great hub and so true about how one is dedicated to their work on Hubpages. Interesting and useful,

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Paul Kuehn and DDE: As two of my newest followers, I'm so glad you found this hub. It's one of my favorites and was soooo fun to write. I had so many hubbers tell me that they absolutely saw themselves in my words. That's what we write for, isn't it?

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      Mary Craig 3 years ago from New York

      I have to admit I was drawn in by the title, Promiscuous ay? Then, I was a tad upset that I'd missed this great little piece all those months ago. This is really delightful. Yes, I related to every word and the intensity with which we greet our new hubs and the neglect of our older ones ;) The romance of the hub!

      More importantly I was amused and impressed! This hub is short, sweet, and incredible!! You should win accolades for this.

      Voted up, useful, awesome, beautiful, interesting, pinned, and shared.

      P.S. I hope it's okay that I link this to my pathetic little hub entitled "Why Do We Hub".

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Tilsontitan: I love it when a new hubber finds one of my older hubs - then it's new for everyone! Link any of my hubs to any of yours. I'd be honored.

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      Greensleeves Hubs 3 years ago from Essex, UK

      I read this with interest Kathleen, though I'm not sure I view my hub writing experience in exactly the same way. Like you I keep re-reading and tinkering with them when I'm writing them, but I find that a bit of a chore. It's hard work for me involving lots of rewrites and often lots of research, and sometimes I find it a boring exercise, and sometimes frustrating. Then when I publish I am often too anxious about how the hub will be received to fully enjoy the moment.

      For me - assuming the reception is favourable - the pleasure comes a little later, when hopefully a few nice comments come my way and then I'll re-read in order to try to see what the reader has seen, and great satisfaction is then derived from the feeling that this little piece of work that I have created may have brought a few minutes of pleasure to someone somewhere. That's when I fall in love with my hubs.

      I love your turn of phrase though. However it is derived, if we don't love the hubs we write, there's not much point in doing it. We certainly don't do it for the money! Voted up. Alun.

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Just when I think I've lost my fast ball, a comment like this one comes along. Thanks. I needed this.

      I think I'm more narcissistic than you. I never like a hub more than the moment I finish the first draft. It's all downhill from there for me. Good feedback is fun, but if I like a hub I like it even if HP unfeatures it. In fact, when they do that, I recycle it just for kicks.

      Thanks for your comments and your honesty. It's interesting to hear other writers' processes.

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Kathleen Cochran

      Love it when I discover a gem from someone's whose work I have not yet discovered.

      Sometimes we give 'birth' to a hub which gave us an inordinate amount of pleasure in it's creation. It is always my hope that when this happens, it's birth it will be received with pleasure.

      Like you, I am always delighted when someone new discovers one of my own personal favorites, just to bring it back to life again!

      I really enjoyed this read, thank you.

      Sally

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      sallybea: Welcome. So glad you found me and one of my favorite hubs. Hope you'll come around again for some of the others.

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      Oh, this is a great simile. Isn't it strange how sometimes the hubs you thought were one-night-stands -- the ones you wrote for a cheap thrill -- keep calling you back for more? How unexpected. Then there are the ones you poured passion into, devoted so much to, only to have them rarely (if ever) call again? Some of my top traffic getters involve few comments. I'm wondering if they're saying to me let's just do this and not talk about it? Voted up and sharing.

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      Dean Walsh 3 years ago from Birmingham, England

      Lol, this is a very entertaining look at what its like to be a hubber! Voted up and funny.

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      FlourishAnyway: "Some of my top traffic getters involve few comments. I'm wondering if they're saying to me let's just do this and not talk about it?" Love this line!

      electronician: Always a pleasure to hear comments from Mother England. Thanks and Happy Christmas across the pond.

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I am guilty of many one night hubs that make you want to kick them out of your house in the morning, but for some strange reason I have to keep them around just in case they decide to transform from toad to prince one day. Then there's those ones that are inspired writing like a long term lover - every time you read them, they just seem to grab you more and more. Voted funny!

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      Amy Magness Whatley 3 years ago from United States of America

      Precise and very well written. Though I have not the "old' hubs, yet, I will. I feel this way about all of my writing and it is the safest whoring of which I have ever participated. :)

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Suzanne Day and bipolarist: So glad y'all found this oldie! Still one of my favorites because it still rings true for me. "safest whoring" - brilliant.

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      Audrey Howitt 3 years ago from California

      So true--I haven't visited your work for a while and I had forgotten how much I like it!

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      Sally Gulbrandsen 3 years ago from Norfolk

      Oh I do love this Hub. It is one of those Hubs which I will remember for a long time - perhaps I might even think of myself now as a 'writing slut' . I love those feelings one has when giving birth to a new Hub.

      I have a few favorites in my own arsenal but this Hub takes first prize.

      Voted up and pinned.

      Sally

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      Joanna Chandler 3 years ago from On planet Earth

      Hey Kathy this hub shares my sentiments exactly. I re-read it over and over i watch my layout etc and hope that others will like it to. I also forget hubs that i have written and when i go back i am like waw i wrote that. As you also mention older hubs sometimes can really do with some brushing up but if back then we had know that we would have illustrated it better.

      Thanks for sharing this interesting and funny hub and please get your act together and stop slutting around LOL

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Audrey, sallybea and LadyFiddler: I was just telling a friend today that if I really had any talent, I'd surely have more to show for it by now. Then I come home and find these nice comments. Makes me want to keep trying. Thanks!

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      Brenda Thornlow 3 years ago from New York

      Great hub and so true! I've only been on HP for a couple months but I'm already recognizing those feelings about my first few hubs. Never really thought about them as a "former lover" though! Great analogy! Voted up!

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Bk42: Oh, to be new to HP! To have it all ahead of you: the friends, the days of multiple comments, the high scores (before they seek their own level again). You're in for a treat - and lots of "former lover" hubs!

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Just a word of encouragement to my fellow hubbers. This hub is unfeatured according to HP wisdom, and today it is my most-viewed hub (as it often is!) Don't dispair - to each his own.

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      rebekahELLE 3 years ago from Tampa Bay

      I enjoyed reading this Kathleen. It just popped up on my feed. Hub slut, love it! I haven't written for so long, but I still play around with my little loves.

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      Kathleen Cochran 3 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      rebekahELLE: Good luck with your little loves. Glad you found this one of mine.

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      abidareacode 2 years ago from Areacode , Kerala, India

      But I am just opposite . I love all my write ups always because it is creation by my own. No matter whether it inspired any one or loved by any one. While reading again there may be some chances of editing also.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      All good points. To each his own - especially in writing.

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      Andrew Smith 2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Excellent writing, and a great summary of the way I feel about my hubs. I enjoyed reading this!

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      goatfury: On to the next, huh? Glad you stopped by and for the encouragement.

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      Andrew Smith 2 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Indeed. *drops the mic

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      Hi Kathleen, This was an interesting read and I have similar feelings towards my hubs. Some people say they delete their older and low scoring hubs to keep their hubber score up. I can never bring myself to delete any hubs. They are all like my children and I will improve and update rather than delete them. Some may not be as good as others but they were all special tome when I wrote them. Good read, voted up.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Jodah: Welcome! You started with a hub that was probably the most fun for me to write. It's been interesting to read the reactions of other hubbers as so many feel the same way I do - and now you as well.

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      Barbara Kay Badder 2 years ago from USA

      I compare Hubpages to an addiction. Many people go through and delete what they think wasn't too bad. I can't do that. I at least use them someplace else. I can't give them up.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Barbara Kay: Welcome - a kindred spirit.

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      Dr.Anisha.S.K.Deepesh 2 years ago from THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA ,INDIA

      Kathleen Cochran, its so interesting....the fact is, I always do the same to my writings..good read..voted up

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      dranisha: This one was so fun to write and so true for me. Glad you found it and I hope you find some others. Welcome to my world!

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I too just found this hub Kathleen. I can so relate to everything you say. I can never bring my self to completely part with my old hubs. They remain too special to me to ever delete. Even if their score drops and they become in featured, I just revamp them. I do think this promiscuity goes even further with some writers and they prostitute themselves by writing hubs on subjects that they don't really care about but make them money. Anyway, voted up. Well done.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Jodah: Glad you found it. Every hubber has that one article that glimpses into their soul - maybe revealing more than it should. But that's writing, isn't it? Baring it all.

      (Love your "prostitute themselves" comment. What a hub that subject would make!)

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      John Hansen 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

      It certainly would make an interesting hub Kathleen, but I don't think I could handle the controversy it would cause. The terms "hanging" and "lynching" come to mind.

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      Dr.Anisha.S.K.Deepesh 2 years ago from THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, KERALA ,INDIA

      Thank you Kathleen Cochran....

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      Susan Trump 2 years ago from San Diego, California

      I thought it was only me...thanks for putting it into words.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Susan: Thanks for commenting. We're more alike than we are different, right?

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      Patricia Scott 2 years ago from sunny Florida

      Love this....promiscuous indeed. Aren't we all?? I too am guilty as charged of being in love for a moment with the latest hub, tweaking and sprucing it up and all, and then alas before to long I become sleazy and must pour my affection upon a new one.

      Great job

      Voted up+++ Shared

      Angels are winging their way to you this morning ps

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      you said it right, great hub, very happy to have read it

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      Hazel Abee 22 months ago from Malaysia

      I just started hubbing ... and you are an inspiration ... I have always loved writing and at times sharing my own thoughts with people and making friends with them who have same vibration ...

      Cheers ...

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      Kathleen Cochran 22 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Hazel: Good luck and welcome. Most here will do whatever we can to encourage you. Looking forward to your hubs!

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      Faith Reaper 20 months ago from southern USA

      Wow, Kathleen, I'm so glad I noticed your hub on the "related" hubs feature on someone's hub and I could not resist checking it out and I'm delighted I did!

      I think we all can certainly relate to birthing our babies and loving them, then the love fades a bit. I do that same thing with my older hubs after something makes me read one again, and they do make me smile and bring me back to why I had written it.

      I regret now having deleted some of my older hubs, poems, etc., as I catch myself looking for them as they produced such wonderful comments, and they are no longer there ...now, I don't delete any unless I just find I am not thrilled with them at all.

      Well, I would have voted up and across but ... I will share to get this circulating again.

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      Kathleen Cochran 20 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks, Faith. I never delete anything. Like you said, these are my babies whether they are featured or not. I also treasure to comments, many from folks who aren't on HP any more.

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      Cynthia B Turner 18 months ago from Georgia

      Hi Kathleen, What a fun read! One thought, you can always fix a hub - over and over, in fact. I don't think it applies as easily to that new love interest.

      Take care.

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      Kathleen Cochran 18 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Cyndi10: Thanks for reading one of my favorite hubs (I think it is because it remains so true of me!) It was fun to write also!

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      Catherine Giordano 12 months ago from Orlando Florida

      Me too. Only my hubs are not my lovers, they are my babies. I love them no matter what they do, but still I'm always looking for ways to make them better so they will be more successful in life. Sometimes I'll go to my profile page and just look at them the way I would look at a family photo album. I smile as I remember their formative years.

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      Kathleen Cochran 12 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Catherine: I know what you mean, but I tend to fell like that more about my books than my hubs. My hubs are brief encounters compared to the years I spend on my books. I recently had two friends who tried to encourage me to make changes in my books, fundamental changes (a title and my penname) and it's like renaming my children.

      Thanks for contributing to this hub! It was fun to write.

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      Audrey Hunt 12 months ago from Nashville Tn.

      Move over fellow hub sluts and make room for one more! Been here 1 month shy of 6 years. I must like it :)

      Enjoyable hub and sharing.

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      Kathleen Cochran 12 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Thanks, VocalCoach, for the comment and the share. This has always been one of my favorite hubs!

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      Peg Cole 4 months ago from Dallas, Texas

      Glad I ran across this hub in the feed this morning. You've nailed the experience so completely. My guilty pleasure is when someone leaves a comment and it makes me reread my work, checking for context, grammar, fixing small awkward phrases, or substituting a photo. Hopefully that improves the overall effect. If not, then, maybe next time.

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Welcome to my hubs PegCole17! Thanks for the comment.

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      Kathleen Cochran 2 months ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      I need to inject some humor into my world. Maybe my hubber followers could use some too!

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      Kathleen Cochran 7 weeks ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      As true today as it was five years ago!

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      Sherrie Weynand 4 weeks ago from San Francisco, CA

      Hi, I'm new around here, but I can already see a bit of my writing slut emerging. What a great place to be, knowing there are more just like me. Kind of like...I found my people. Great hub!

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      Kathleen Cochran 4 weeks ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Welcome Sherry. Your people are glad you've joined us!

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