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The Secret Lives of Hubbers

Updated on December 4, 2011

The Secret Lives of Hubbers

So what is a hubber? Quite simply it is a person who writes for Hubpages. We are an international lot and we completely agree on to civilly disagree. We are generous to a fault and a bit of introverts. Our work on hubpages is as about as extrovert as writers get. You know the saying writing about life instead of living it. But that isn’t the rule on Hubpages. There are many people who lead fascinating extraordinary lives either traveling or right from their living room. It is all in how they view the world. For the hubber who is an artist he/she is haring their specific artistic view of the world. They see things differently then most people. And that is why they wish to share their view. In may ways the hub represents a treasure chest to the hubber of his/her most valuable thoughts. ideas and expressions. It is a place where they go to retreat of the demand of the day and to reflect in a world that doesn’t allow anyone time to reflect.

And writing is their meditation on their lives or on things going on around them. And when the commune with their friends on hubpages they exchange ideas, recipes and even jokes. There is a culture inside hubpages and then many subcultures that go beyond that. But in general and please don’t comment about a bad critic we all have them and once and a while we are them. In general, it is a place to hone one’s writing talents while networking within this community.

Would You Recognize a Hubber on the Street?

No you probably would not. I personally have told very few people I am even doing this. I think maybe three people know in my life outside of my hubpages family. Hubbers come from all walks of life all with one purpose to write and share. A few of us even have big heads but I will not mention any names. But we are not one nationality are one thought but a group dynamic which is constantly ebbing and flowing like the tides.

How Can You Tell It Is a Hubber?

They can hand out criticism but they can’t take it well. We are all a sensitive lot. It is the nature of a writer. As it isn’t a curse enough to see the world in a different way then everyone else we take offense when our views are challenged. But that is not true of everyone either. I have challenged a few people and they have taken it very well. I follow them religiously. I am certain that if they can take criticism so well I have a lot to learn from them. But when I first started I used to get pretty upset with the comments. It was like a hazing so to speak. But instead of quitting which I never do anyways it made me more determined then ever to continue to work.

What is A Hubber’s Goal?

To be read is the first goal. They also would like to receive accolades but that comes with time and they eventually would like to make a little money. I have yet to meet a hubber who thought they were going to make millions from hubbing although I have read articles where people claim to be pulling in $1600 USD a month. That is nothing to sneeze at.

And even a few hubbers would like to be discovered. And there are many many talented people involved with Hubpages. So the competition is friendly but fierce in attempting to stand out as a writer.

The Secret Lives of Hubbers

We do read as much of each others work as possible so we get an idea of the standard of writing and given American English and England English are different languages there is a bit of a language divide.

We try to leave supportive messages to our friends, new writers or really well written articles. We secretly want to be discovered and to receive all the accolades but what is second best to our own personal success is one of our fellow hubber’s success. We live vicariously through them.

For most of use our computers are pretty shot from hubbing so much. We are computer junkies and most of us but not all have blogs and other websites as well as work on HP.

We are god natured and have good sense of humors even when our friends poke fun at us.

But most of all we are interconnected to each other around the world in every race, religion, gender, educational background and socio-economic status.


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    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida


      You are a wonderful writer and I too have kept my Hubbing on the down low. But your hubs are more of a public service. How could anyone judge you but as a great writer with a generous nature?

      Happy Holidays My Friend.


    • debbie roberts profile image

      Debbie Roberts 

      7 years ago from Greece

      I've told hardly anyone that I hub, a fear of being judged through my writing and people just not getting it, I think. I really must admit to being a Hubber in 2012, it's really something to be proud of after all!!

      Another good hub, JT!!

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Xenonlit,

      And what a wonderful process it is. And people for the most part are so supportive. I have notced you commenting before and i am folowing you. I llok forward to read your work in the future.


    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Chaplin,

      It is great to meet you!! We all are in this secret little society of writers and it is so wonderful!! For the most part really lovely people in it with us. Nice to meet you and I will be lookng forward to your hubs.


    • Xenonlit profile image


      7 years ago

      Nice tribute. It is so true that writers read and support each other and that this is not just a process of writing, then expecting to be read.

    • ChaplinSpeaks profile image

      Sarah Johnson 

      7 years ago from Charleston, South Carolina

      Yes, this is my secret life while my kids are in school. Writing Hubs and hub-hopping. Becoming a little addictive! Thanks for an awesome Hub.

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi Steve,

      We are a diverse and sometimes motely crew on hubpages. It is lovely to make your acquintance and wow, China!! I am a Math and Science person as well so I appreciate your background.

      I am following you now and I am looking forward to reading your work.


    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida


      Diversity is a source of strength D. We have this come thread in our existences whicc all mere here on hubpages.

      Watch me I will take a break now but in my break I will read others work and keep up my hubs.

      I'll be back me friend and you always know how to get a hold of me.


    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      Hi bellartdesigns,

      It is nice to meet you. Good luck on your CPA exam. You must a be a wonderful inspiration to your children.

      Thanks for reading, commenting and providing feedback.


    • Steve LePoidevin profile image

      Steve LePoidevin 

      7 years ago from Thailand

      I'm still a newbie but this seems like a great description of the group from what I have seen so far. Enjoyed reading your tribute!

    • Lord De Cross profile image

      Joseph De Cross 

      7 years ago from New York

      You getting a break JT?

      maybe in your dreams..Lol! Was nice to read this hub. Yep we are hubbers from a different kind of world. If you see me on the street you will keep on walking unless I tell you who I am. We come from different backgrounds and it shows in our work. Thanks for the share JT


    • bellartdesigns profile image


      7 years ago from Fredericksburg, Virginia

      "They can hand out criticism but they can’t take it well. We are all a sensitive lot" I love this! There is so much truth to this statement. My secret life is creating new items out of used items, studying for the CPA exam, and writing what I know and learn on HubPages. Thanks for this Hub!

    • JT Walters profile imageAUTHOR

      JT Walters 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I write in the kithcen and other places in the house as well. But as of tonight I am taking abreak from writing. I will continue to read, coment and vote but I need the break for the Holidays.

      Thanks Millionaire Tips.


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      Shasta Matova 

      7 years ago from USA

      This is a great tribute to hubbers everywhere. My secret life consists of sitting in front of the computer all day writing hubs!


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