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Hub Topics Are Endless!

Updated on March 25, 2013
Jot down that idea before I forget!
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How my Life Has Changed on Hubpages

I joined Hubpages four months ago and my life has changed radically. Hubpages has become part of my daily life just as taking a shower or eating is. A day doesn’t go by that I don’t connect in some way with my fellow Hubbers and my mind doesn’t stop as I think of new ideas for Hubs continuously!

As I watch TV I’m reminded of another topic for a future Hub-“jealousy and suspicion”. I’ll get that one written and posted right away!

I walk downtown and notice the multitude of street vendors selling everything from sink stoppers to bras and underwear on the streets of Pereira. Another topic: “the street vendors of Colombia”! Can’t wait to get that one published!

We take a drive through the mountains and I’m snapping shots with my little camera. Another great Hub in the making!

Back home in the kitchen I whip up a new dish- snow peas and lemon ginger chicken…wait, another Hub just waiting to be written!

In bed I start to drift off to sleep and there it goes again-my mind is filled with great ideas for future Hubs! I hop out of bed and find my notepad and scribble the ideas down before I forget them.

In the morning as I sip my coffee I enjoy the parrots that make their regular stop in the bamboo thicket outside. They squawk at each other and ask my neighbor to put out their favorite treats on the balcony. They visit another neighbor’s caged parrot, sitting on the window seal, speaking reassuring notes to her: “We’ll get you out of there soon honey. In the meantime we won’t forget you”. Their loyalty impresses me and another Hub starts to form in my head.

My brother calls and as we speak I’m reminded of the time in Africa when a neighbor’s monkey got loose and bit him on the head as Mom pushed him down the street in a stroller. Another Hub!

Since joining Hubpages four months ago, my mind has not been still for a single day. Everywhere I turn a potential Hub pops up and won’t leave me alone. I can’t rest until the Hub is written and published. The list is growing and I fear I’ll never get the hubs all written. The more I write, the longer the list of future Hubs grows. The more I explore on Hub pages, the more I want to explore. I’m thinking I may have to quit my job so I can read all those wonderful Hubs that my fellow Hubbers have written. I don’t want to miss a single one!

My husband walks in and asks “What are you doing?” The answer is usually the same: “I’m reading Hubs”, or “I’m writing a new Hub”. He thinks he has lost me forever to Hubpages, my new love. What has Hubpages done to me?

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      Mary Merriment 4 years ago from Boise area, Idaho

      This is great to hear how inspired you get. I used to write on another site and I had lists of potential articles to write. For some reason though, my mind has really slowed down and I struggle to put my ideas together. I keep hoping that I'll get back into that mindset again. This article has helped me to realize that I may just need to look at things differently once again. Thank you!

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Victoria, that's very true, I never expected some of my hubs to be read so much but you never know. The art of writing is alive and well!

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      mactavers 4 years ago

      Yes, no convert like a new convert. Anything that promotes creative thinking about writing is good in this age of instant video, heck instant everything. As many of the people have commented here already, it's a great way to share and "test" writing. Some of my Hubs that have drawn the most traffic have totally surprised me.

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Nina, I'm so glad you also found Hubpages, this great community of writers and friends!

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      nina64 4 years ago from chicago, Illinois

      I believe that I've caught the hub bug as well. Everywhere I look, I see another idea for a hub. So far, my hubpages experience has been very positive. I'm meeting lots of great people through their writings. I'm amazed at the creativity of my fellow hubbers. Looks like we all have something in common.

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Faithbuilder, I agree, this is a great place to share information, stories, and practice our writing skills! Welcome back!

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      faithbuilder23 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      I just got back on to hub pages too!!!! I started this summer and now I'm back to reading and writing hub!!!! Such a great addiction to have!!!

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      Debbie Pinkston 4 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thank you CrisP, ahorseback and Richie! I think we're all in this Hub boat together, learning from each other and sharing our view of the world around us. I look forward to learning from each of you!

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      ahorseback 4 years ago

      Debbie , after two and a half years Im still here and love the connections , as a matter of fact,with so many of the great people above ! Nice tribute to some great people ! Awsome hub ......and welcome !

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      Richie Mogwai 4 years ago from Vancouver

      Thanks for sharing your experience with Hubpages. Yeah, I hear you,hubbing can get really addicting. I have to stop myself some times.

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      You nailed it there debbiepinkston! I can very much relate to this. I noticed, you're on your 7th month now. I also started somewhere in April and that's exactly how it went to me since I discovered HP.

      HP stole my FB time, lol!

      Good hub. I enjoyed it. Voted up and will share. Thanks.

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Healthwealthmusic, thank you for the kind words, but I still feel very much like a beginner in this area of writing. I never knew that I actually liked to write and somehow felt that my writing would be very amateurish. I guess the only way to learn to write is to read a lot, and practice writing! I have learned a lot from reading what other Hubbers have to say!

      Don't be shy about writing what you love even if others have already written on that topic. It just means that you share many things in common with other writers, and they will definitely appreciate your hubs.

      I look forward to learning from you and your Hubs. Thanks for stopping by!

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      Ruth R. Martin 5 years ago from Everywhere Online ~ Fingerlakes ~ Upstate New York

      Your hub has the ring of a writer with passion who has suddenly discovered their ability, talent, and love for writing! I have to admit, I am slightly jealous of how your hubs just flows so naturally, and seemingly without effort. Some day I may be in your place, but my ideas for hubs tend to run a bit stilted and on topics that have already been written about too often before. Good luck on continuing you fun-filled journey in the hubbing community!

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Thank you! I have enjoyed learning from you.

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Debbie, Hubpages is addicting, but fulfilling and a wonderful place to meet professional writers. I will look forward to reading your posts.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

      I can relate. I carry a pad and pen, just in case! Funny read..Enjoyed..

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      Hub addict, right here! :)

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      And this is an awesome community where we learn from each other and encourage each other's love for writing!

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      Sherri Tuck 5 years ago from Virginia

      I agree. I have been hubbing for a little over a week. The process has put me back in touch with my love for writing and doing research. I find inspiration in everything and anything!

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      Chantele Cross-Jones 5 years ago from Cardiff

      Great hub, I know how you feel! I love writing and researching articles so much I wish I could leave the day job and just carry on hubbing full time. Glad you having fun though!

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      Shruti, sounds like we've all been bitten by the Hub Bug!

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      shruti sheshadri 5 years ago from Bangalore, India

      haha, I totally agree with you debbie! Hubpages is totally addictive isnt it? where ever we go, we tend to find inspiration in some way or the other for our writing! I face the same crisis daily, or should we call it a crisis? That is a negative word! :)

      Great hub, voted up, take care :)

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      Debbie Pinkston 5 years ago from Pereira, Colombia and NW Arkansas

      I agree with you Birdie! Even children are spending all of their time on their iPhones, iPods, video games and social networking, not getting enough exercise.

      It takes discipline to put the laptop down and get outside to walk or jog!

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      Crazy birdie 5 years ago

      That's also sad- humans are becoming so involved with social networking that it is an almost mandatory part of our day.;( but hubpages is incredible-I learn so much.