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Hubpages: How to Tell If You're Addicted!

Updated on March 5, 2012

Hubpages Addiction - It's Real!

If you've followed my hubs at all, you'll know that addiction can happen anywhere at any time. It all comes down to our basic emotional needs, and hubpages is glad to provide those needs in numerous ways.

By writing for hubpages and being a part of the community, we get the certainty of having a place to write and of having readers to read what we wrote. We get variety, from all the hubs to read, advise, vote up and flag. We gain significance through our writing and comments, and we can't forget our need for Contribution, which is the biggest need hubpages fuels.

We also make connections with people in this interesting community, that we could not necessarily make in other ways. Which helps up re-connect with ourselves as much as the outside world. That alone is enough of a lure into the clutches of hubpages, that few can resist once they've gotten started.

Am I Addicted?

After hours, weeks, months or years on hubpages, you might look around and ask yourself, "Am I addicted to hubpages?". Some of you might already know the answer, while others still aren't sure. So if you're still on the fence (more like hidden in denial), here is the list of signs and symptoms that will let you know when you're officially addicted to hubpages.

  • When you get up in the morning, one of the very first thing that crosses your mind is, "I wonder if I got any comments on my hubs today?"
  • The minute you see your computer, you wonder how much traffic your recent articles are getting.
  • When you're at work, you wish you were on hubpages.
  • Most of what you post on your social networks, are hubpages links (yours and others)
  • You have two or three favorite hubpages authors.
  • You have at least one regular reader who comments on just about everything you right these days.
  • You know that the blue arrows mean the traffic is going down on your hub, and the red arrows mean your hub is getting more traffic.
  • You have at least a dozen unpublished articles that you intend to finish later.
  • You leave detailed comments on the hubs that you read, and not just the regular "good job!" or "great hub".
  • When you're having conversations with your friends and family, you sometimes start a sentence with "When I was on hubpages the other day..." or "I laughed so much when this one hubber wrote about..."
  • You answer at least three questions on hubpages everyday.
  • You ask at least three questions on hubpages everyday
  • You know that you can't ask more than ten questions in the answers section, within a 24 hour period.
  • If you can't check your hubpages for an entire day, you get cranky.
  • You know that no one's ever become rich from hubpages, but you secretly dream of being the first hubber to do it.
  • You regularly check the top earning hubbers list, hoping to see your name there some day.
  • You have at least 8 hub badges.
  • You know how to use your HubTracker links, and you use them most of the time to earn double the revenue.
  • You check the Top 50 Earners list, to see if you're on it yet.
  • You flag any article of clearly bad quality, not just because it's poorly written or overly promotional, because you know that the more bad hubs on hubpages, the less money there will be for everyone.
  • You advertise "writers for hire" on free classifieds
  • When you're happy, you come to hubpages
  • When you're upset, you come to hubpages
  • When you can't find some information on the internet, you ask on hubpages
  • You learn more from hubpages then you ever did in college
  • You tell you're partner not to wait up for you, so you can keep playing around on hubpages.
  • You have a set daily goal of traffic coming into your hubs
  • You have hubpages bookmarked on your mobile phone.
  • You have more than one hubber account...
  • You regularly contribute to the forums
  • When you go to bed at night, you think about what you'll write tomorrow...

Are you a hubpages addict?

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  • BizGenGirl profile imageAUTHOR


    4 years ago from Lake Stevens

    Margaret, I'm not entirely sure what problem/solution you're referring too? Is this hub causing some sort of issue?

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    4 years ago

    I'm one of a few admins on a site and we each have mutiplle computers, locations, and browsers we use.From what I can tell, your solution seems like it'll take care of all of that by just inserting your code problem is, where how/ does one use it?Obviously, I'm completely clueless on coding, I'm just a blogger who is tired of seeing 2/3 of our hits come from the admins (not to mention how much that's skewing the other results- notably time on site and bounce rate).Thank you for your help.

  • BizGenGirl profile imageAUTHOR


    7 years ago from Lake Stevens

    It crept up on ya slowly eh? =)

  • amithak50 profile image


    7 years ago from India

    I think ...I am addicted Now ..but when I joined two years before I was not that much but Now I am

  • Robert Erich profile image

    Robert Erich 

    7 years ago from California

    This is an awesome article! Very thoughtful and entertaining. I would love to end up on the Top 50 Earners list! Keep writing - you're thoughtful and talented.

  • mary615 profile image

    Mary Hyatt 

    7 years ago from Florida

    This was a great Hub, and so true. I'm an addict, that's for sure. I spend far too much time on here, but I love it.

  • cherylone profile image

    Cheryl Simonds 

    7 years ago from Connecticut

    I knew the first time I wasn't able to go on hubpages for an entire day, I felt like I was missing something.


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