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Why do some people quit writing hubs

Updated on March 4, 2016

Not sure why, well me neither

To many people begin writing on Hubpages, & then suddenly they just seem to give up writing on it altogether, or for some folks for long lengths of time. This I discovered today just randomly hub hopping, and looking through profiles.

I just got done looking through many hub's for reasons of curiosity, to see what goes on, and on other people's pages besides myself. I done this because I've noticed a huge drop in my readership levels, which I had no clue had occurred until I logged back onto Hubpages.

This was definitely alarming to me, also knowing that I had just finished receiving acknowledgement, that one of my hubs had received placement onto the official weekly hub newsletter for it getting nominated & eventually winning me a Hubnugget award! which I got third place in the subject category of technology, and it was titled "The hidden power of Cloud Computing resides in us."


Is Hubpages Fun

For sure, Hubpages is a fun place for writers to enjoy sharing their best articles, poems, creative writing, & for other reasons as well. You can use Hubpages to get across a message to online users anywhere on the web, with whatever it is that's on your mind using text, imagery & video. There's also other ways to communicate on here, there's polls, fan followings, forums, contests, Q&A, and so many other cool ways to interact.

Hubpages has a user friendly interface, that each author gets equipped with to construct each article or hub. You can choose from a wide range of topics and many of your own can actually get placement here simply by creating unique hub titles. I've read hubs about many things thus far in 3 months and anywhere from articles about your cat's mittens, to the hot rod that inspired Bob when he was 17 years old to get a better career, so on and so fourth.

One thing I've noticed though is that many authors here seem to continuously write without need for taking much breaks, maybe due to the factor that monetization of their hubs are imminent. This monetization or eventual value being placed on digital works has always inspired people as a motivating factor to participate in anything done that's web related, so the possibility of earning money here also makes it fun and challenging to me.


Are you a Great Hubpages Hopeful - could it be possible

There's definitely always going to be great hopefuls that seem to try and beat the odd's that are definitely stacked up against them based on the obvious statistics at hand. This is definitely proof to people once they log on and notice the monetary dollar value, if they actually could figure out the configuration connections and get things rolling, from the start.

I think it's a funny thing to start something, without the total realization, that it may not work out for you in the long run & definitely not the way you planned it too. The reality is that life as a whole will present this sort of obstacle like mental barrier, that places you between that which is your goal to reach, & that which appears to be what you must do to make it there.

The tendency for people to make the obvious mistake and replace their dreams of achieving that goal, by simply thinking about it over & over again, does not suffice as sufficient enough physical doing to get them there in the first place.

Like life this is also true in this digital place and or arena they call hubpages, which is actually a sort of web evolution for writers, to be able to fully express, & interact with other writers worldwide, as opposed to simple blog writing on personal blogging spaces where no one finds you at all, unless by chance of an extreme rareness. Hubpages is definitely a place that's determined by user activity, or as they call it Hubtivity.

"Hubtivity is something that a writer on Hub must experience entirely , to be able to understand how it all works, it's not something that can be taught actually. This is purely my point of view on the subject itself. I had no clue as to how it all worked when I first began writing on Hubpages just a month ago, until I decided to go the distance and see what my actual writing skills can do for me here." Quote by Mike Pugh aka Cloud Explorer the author of this article on hubpages and when he first joined the network here.

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Getting serious about hub writing

I took it all very seriously at first on hub, but suddenly realized that all I was doing, was writing one hub after another without a purpose or focus & I was becoming addicted as well. This needed to be addressed, so I quickly made some adjustments & began re-balancing things in my free time, and my work life.

So finally I came up with an alternative method of quality hub writing, with proof reading & focus on titling adjustments, as opposed to just overly doing it on hubpages. This change up of sorts worked well for me in dealing with writing in general, without it all being a deterrent to me or life blockage & I was headed up the Hubpages charts fast in only my first month.

Don't get me wrong I love writing, but I don't ever want it to become a sorta illness or addiction, just because I know money can be earned from achieving such a powerful presence. Life definitely takes balance, and Rome wasn't built in a day.

Today I'm happy to say that I took my wife's advice and decided to write a few hub's a week, so that I never feel over whelmed and If others feel the same way as I do please don't hesitate to express that in the comments. I would like to say good luck & thanks to all of my fellow hubbers, from the new comers just joining, to those veterans who've gone before me, and especially the Hubpages Elites, that have voted for me and accepted my style of writing as a first class Hubnugget Quality work of literature.

Mental Note:

Never quit dreaming, you never know how far you can go with putting in consistent efforts, just a drop at a time. Like the hour glass that's never tipped to far, but has enough momentum to add up the grains of sand to complete the days count.

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Join Hubpages today! to earn money writing whatever you like, its fun, its easy & heck your words have value behind a powerful network as hubpages, plus there's loads of great authors here to learn from and to share reading thought provoking articles as well as poetry.

The video on the right there can help new comers to get a much better idea of how hubpages works for us online writers, and freelance writers today.


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      Treathyl FOX 2 years ago from Austin, Texas

      Firts, continuous and consistent writing on the Internet takes determination. It looks easy enough until you write what you think is the best article ever written for all time! But nobody comments. Comments? They don't even read it! They don't even land on the page where it's published. Ouch! That's discouraging.

      Second, people want to write what they want to write and if the OWNERS don't want that content at their site, they want to demand that the owners not exercise their “right to make a decision about their own business”! Let's be real. You, the member, are here for free. They, the owners, are the ones making the financial investment. More of their time, energy and money go into making this site a success than the few articles you put out. The site has rules. Follow them or go elsewhere!

      Third. Some don't QUIT voluntarily. They're asked to leave. Sort of.

      Fourth. Sometimes when you try things out you decide it's just not your cup of tea. As for me, I like the quality assessments and helpful writing tips. Am I a Great HUBPager? Nope! But I've never been a “great” anything. I'm OK with that. :)

      The good thing is … nobody is making you stay here. The writing is work at your own pace and leave or stay. If you leave you can take your material with you.

      I like this arrangement! But then … I'm easy to please. :)

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Hezekiah, that is a good point for sure, patience is definitely the key to success in anything, and for those folks who initially thought it would be that easy to gain such online success were sadly mistaken as you stated, simply by quitting.

      Thanks for the cool comment and for sharing.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @ElSeductor, everyone is entitled to their own opinion, and perspective on things in terms of how they view hubbing, and so I fully understand what your getting at and all.

      Hubbing as a career hubber and choosing to make it a full time thing isn't easy for anyone, and mainly because we need to write in such a way to adjust to the swaying changes of the way the web works, and how Google is laying down its well defining laws to the whole SEO games.

      With that stated this is one key factor into the whole equation of things, and if online writers learn to adapt to these truthful realities it all tends to work out better for them, and also not everyone with be cut out for it all, or want to stick in with it all to attain the true online success they seek.

      Love for writing definitely plays a huge factor in terms of a person remaining on any network, but I think even the love of writing won't keep a person here if they haven't found a voice in the hubpages community. To me its all about community activities, and how committed one chooses to be in it all.

      Thanks for the comment, and for sharing your perspective here with us all, it was well taken for sure.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Doodlehead, I feel ya on that aspect of being into your working and job career life, which is truly awesome indeed.

      I do indeed know that everyone isn't going to be a career writer for sure, because many of us have full time jobs on the outside world of online life, and online everything today.

      Thanks for the comment and for sharing with me.

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      Hezekiah 5 years ago from Japan

      Good article, I think too many people expect to get rich quick. People who quite are simply not patient enough.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @loveofnight, oh yes the detoxing affects actually are rough for me, and each time I take a hubpages vacation, and so yup this addictive writers network is powerful indeed, and I just love it, because I know some day its going to pay off and in a huge way for sure.

      Thanks for the cool comment it was much appreciated by me, and thanks for sharing.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Diana Lee Thank you so much for your insight here, its tough for us writers on the web, because life happens such as this massive hurricane, and loads more distractions which throw us all off course, but in due time we make it back to our writers placement, and get it done.

      I do my best with grammar as well, and its not easy at all, but I keep on doing my best, so I know how you feel. Thanks for sharing!

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      Doodlehead 5 years ago from Northern California

      I wouldn't say I'm that great of a writer-maybe a bloviator!..When I write hubs I am "into" it. Lately I have been more "into" my real job.

      It comes and goes. I have some ideas for hubs but too much other work right now. Then one day I will be ready again and write a few more hubs.

      I thought the first hub was the hardest to write.

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      loveofnight 5 years ago from Baltimore, Maryland

      I am loving the whole writing aspect of Hubpages, I did not see a million dollars at the end of the tunnel but would not turn down the check if they gave it to me. When ever I have been absent it was usually due to my laptop being sick or a replacement was needed.In the beginning of my hubbing I was so absorbed both day and night.It was as if I felt obligated to either write a hub, answer some questions or just hub hop. It took my laptop getting sick to force me to take a hubpage detox was not easy but I have survived and am still here.

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      Diana L Pierce 5 years ago from Potter County, Pa.

      I understand your concern for being addicted to writing hub articles. I was a bit like that to start with, but as time went on I realized I should be putting more focus on writing something more rewarding like struggling with my first novel. I still haven't quite figured out the SEO and traffic thing to actually earn money here. I do it for the exposure. I know I need much practice, yet and my grammar hasn't improved that much. This is a good topic. Voted up.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @Randy Godwin for the cool comment.

      Oh yes indeed many people tend to go about blindly these days, and I cannot state that fact that I know of much what you've stated here, but I do not put anything past anyone, because we are only human bro.

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      Randy Godwin 5 years ago from Southern Georgia

      Many have stopped writing here since the utter downfall of quality being featured by staff lately. The many crappy HOTD's including horrible grammar and spelling has left a bad taste in the mouths of those who feel quality is important to a writing site.

      It's a joke how the AP mentors choose their students so often which only reflects on the mentors abilities to teach in the first place. I often laugh at the choices they make daily. Blind leading the blind. LOL!


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @girishpuri, I'm glad yo decided to comment after reading my hub here, change is the very reason many hubbers have chosen to pick up a hub writing career, and to publish yet a single hub.

      Reading many hubs here within my first year or so as a highly active hubber I have notice such a thing as purpose as well, which many hubbers exhibit true purpose with that of their writings, which I find very unique, and many other web locations lack such a thing today.

      Thanks bro for voicing your perspective, it was truly appreciated by me.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @John-Rose, Thanks bro I did my very best to point things that I had thought would help many hubbers, and this all was in the very beginning of my hubbing career here. Yup people do go and come for sure, I agree.

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      Girish puri 5 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      If you are here for a change, for the enjoyment of of your writing skills, some cause or some mission, you re t the right place, otherwise..., very accurate analysis, voted way up and above.

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      John-Rose 5 years ago from USA

      CloudExplorer, great hub. I have only been on HP for a little while. I have noticed some Hubs that have been abandoned while exploring. People will always come and go. Thanks for the hub, John

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @chamonixfirst, Yes hubbing definitely times consuming and takes a massive level of dedication, and I hope for you to find much success as a writer here.

      I love this community for the most part, and it is what motivates me to keep pumping out these hubs, one after another.

      The pay means nothing to me for now, because its far to low to worry LOL, but reputation, and credibility of my written works is priceless here on the web, and that's been my aim from the start for sure.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Hey @Pavlo Badovskyy 7, what up bro, thanks for sharing your perspective on the whole ordeal about quitting and all.

      You're right, everyone has their own reasoning behind what they perceive as success online and all.

      Thanks for the cool comment, and it was also nice to have met you too. I've seen you around before, but forget when we may have communicated once before.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @samnashy, Yes its tough at first starting out and all, and even several months after when the hubpages addiction begins to really sink in, I feel ya on that.

      I manage my own online business so its easy for me to manage it all, and plus I'm working from home, but I understand its a balancing act for sure.

      Thanks for the cool comment, and its nice to have met you here on hubpages for the first time.

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      Phil, Sarah and Danny 5 years ago from Chamonix

      I have only written 3 hubs but i really enjoy it and i think i will continue to write. I do genuinely find the people here very friendly and the kind words we have received are great, keep hubbing people :-)

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      Pavlo Badovskyi 5 years ago from Kyiv, Ukraine

      I guess, often people seek for quick money . If they do not see respond adequate to their time and efforts investment, they feel disappointed and leave HP.

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      Sam Graham 5 years ago from Australia

      A good hub. I wrote lots f hubs at first and became quite addicted. I've taken a break and focus on my long-term goals. Do I want the money? Yes, I do but I also want o enjoy the journey. Thanks for your thoughts.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      I'll try to give your location a try soon as well, chat with you there.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      Your welcome, and thanks,too.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @gail641, oh yes indeed there's so much things to read here and to write about for sure, thanks for stopping by and spreading the love for me.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @Kerry43, thank you for the kind words and for sharing with me.

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      Gail Louise Stevenson 5 years ago from Mason City

      I think its fun to write on hubpages, and to read all of the hubs when I have time. I try to write hubs, and find interesting subject matter to write about. I think that there are many subjects or topics that people can write about. Interesting hub, and I voted up. There must be about a million things that people can write about. Really nice photos on your hub and your hub is really great!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @fpherj48, I don't think we need to go there, or wherever your line of questioning is leading as for the being English or not.

      I'm a writer, I create titles just like every hubber here, and there's a great deal of variations of how titles are written, and by over 200,000's of us hubbers.

      (I removed the ? maybe that will help things, because its actually a statement in the form of a question, I recently added the question mark when I edited this hub to get it off of sleep mode, ZzZ.)

      My particular title was not meant to be answered, and I stated in the beginning of the hub such a fact that I have no clue why others choose to leave hubpages. Its pretty obvious that no one truly knows why so many people do such a thing, only those who in fact have chosen to quit know why. (Maybe I should stress that towards the end to clarify and conclude this hub to avoid folks from thinking that there should have been an answer to the title.)

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      Kerry43 5 years ago

      Good job! Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I also love it here.

      Enjoy your weekend:)


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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @RichieMogwai, Thanks bro for responding that was cool, yup helping one another is the name of the game here in the hubpages community.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @JoanCA, oh yes indeed practice and repetition is the key to mastery indeed, I learned luckily early, because I was already into web development, and so I know what you mean though.

      Hubpages is definitely a different place to learn how to make the web work for us all, and it does take loads of time to figure it out. I still have loads more time to master much of the hubbing techniques that work best.

      Thanks for the cool comment, and for sharing with me.

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Cloud.....I read this hub yesterday.......but didn't have time to comment. I went back later and noticed your hub had disappeared. I actually had a feeling that would happen, due to the hubber who left a comment with the link of another writing site where she claimed she was "actually making weekly money."

      Did you choose to delete that or were you told by HP to delete it? In either case, I would wonder "why"......because there are dozens of hubs written about other writing sites and how to make money...Can you explain this? Several hubbers emailed me to ask if I had noticed this.

      Also, often do you proofread and/or edit your own hubs before publishing? Is English your second language?

      As we have all noticed, there are more and more hubs and questions submitted, asking "what the issues seem to be lately, with views & earnings and various other problems." Your Title is a question. It does not appear you offered an answer.

      In any case, Cloud, best of luck to you.....and continue to dream.

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      Richie Mogwai 5 years ago from Vancouver

      You're welcome, CloudExplorer, and keep up the good work of sharing your insights about Hub writing. We all need to support each other, as we are all in this together. Hubpages does feel like a huge condo building where we all have our own space to write, share and inspire.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @AudreyHowitt, Thank so much I do my best to helphers on the web, and on hubpages, its the least I can do for folks helping me by visiting all of my web locations I put up, you know.

      Giving back is the name of the game, thank you for spreading the much needed love my way.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @RichieMogwai, yeah time constraints are tough to deal with for most people, so I fully understand how that could happen to a hubber today, and in the past from when they first began hubbing.

      So seeing isn't always believing in terms of the numbers and all, and especially the whole accolades thingy, I feel ya.

      Thanks for the cool insight here, and for checking out my hub, I will definitely think about that possibility next time for sure, if I wrote another hub on this particular subject.

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      JoanCA 5 years ago


      I would add to that, like anything else, the longer you do something the better you get at it. I didn't really pay attention to basic things like titles and keywords when I started out. I've really learned a lot over the last almost two years on Hubpages.

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      Audrey Howitt 5 years ago from California

      You always have something positive to add to the experience here. Thank you!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @ignugent17, Thank you so much for your comment it isn't easy to be dedicated to anything today, and there's so many distractions, but for those who manage to focus in on it all, I guess they tend to have the best overall experiences here for sure.

      Good Luck on your hubbing success here, and in everything in life, thanks again for sharing with me.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @JoanCA, you're so right about that it takes a great deal of time for most of us writers, because not everyone has the right know how to make it all happen so soon, and or the time to write like a mad person non-stop.

      Thanks for the hub visit, and for sharing.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @ImKarn23, Thank you so much for saying such kind words about my writing skills, I do my very best to be a s real as ever just as you do.

      Not all of us have the same intentions in life, or the same personal goals, and so I sense this is the key reason many people may simply quit trying to get anywhere online and especially as a writer here on hubpages.

      You and I are definitely nothing like most writers here, your bold as ever, and I never hold back from telling the truth that is on the top of my mine, and no matter what.

      Thanks for being you, and for doing you, we love you for it Leslie.

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      Richie Mogwai 5 years ago from Vancouver

      I signed up two years ago, wrote like three hubs then I got so busy with my full-time job. I just went back to hubbing again less than two months ago. I realized that my passion is really writing, that's why. I am just starting to get acquainted with the Hub neighborhood and it feels so good!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @mary615, I felt funny when I had first joined hubpages finding many hubbers accounts with no hubs at all, but with 1 or 2 years on hubpages. This made me think what was wrong with their motivation to write, but then I also though probably they had gotten discouraged a bit, and so I went ahead and began to write this hub, which was about 13 months back.

      I'm so glad I did, because many folks are thinking of leaving hubpages today, and if they're only leaving because they feel they haven't yet earned much here it would be a shame, in honest opinion, because writing isn't really about making loads of money, I believe its about the love of life as a whole.

      It does help to earn along the way, but the way the web is, on must write for the web to earn the most income on the web, because people are in search mostly of whats trending, whats commercially the hot things today, and all.

      Thanks for participating, and commenting in this hub here of mine I definitely appreciate the kind gesture.

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      Kris Heeter 5 years ago from Indiana

      I joined just to get some practice in writing something other than grants and research papers - which gets REALLY boring! I really wasn't sure how long I would stick with it but have to admit it's been fun and it's given me the opportunity to explore and write about other topics of interest! Great hub:)

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      ignugent17 5 years ago

      Great hub thanks for sharing the information. If I got time I write and read other hubs. I started last year and then stopped. I am active again for almost 5 months now.

      Voted up and interesting. :-)

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      JoanCA 5 years ago

      I have two accounts here and it took about a year to actually make any real money. It is a long-term commitment.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      I think a lot of people stop writing when they discover they are NOT going to make tons of money right away on HubPages. It takes time and effort.

      Great Hub. I voted it UP, and will share.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      @summerberrie, thanks for reading and for sharing with me in my hub.

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      Karen Silverman 5 years ago

      Mike, you're a phenomenal writer - and it won't take long before your hub elite! Congratulations on the nomination and placement! You may know i am on a tongue in cheek trek for the HOTD - so - don't be geting in my way, eh?


      i've been here 9 months now, and i love it - altho - as mentioned - not sure they love me back...

      the PEOPLE however - are, as you, indescribable..

      i also notice some folks who are able to write and write and write, ad nauseum - but - when i had to do what you did, and re-balance - those are also the folks that i stopped reading as much of..

      i had some guilt, but - i need balance - i am libra after all! Geez...

      voting up/sharing out!

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      summerberrie 5 years ago

      Great advice :) I'm pacing myself at two hubs a month now. Two hubs a month seems to be my enjoyment level. Anything over two begins to feel like work and interferes with other responsibilities.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Hey Carol7777, Yeah we all need a boost of inspiration every once in a digital blue moon to keep the furnace burning, and the writers engine going, and so I figured why not play that part for folks here on hubpages who may be falling short of such motivated energies.

      I hope many other folks can find this hub as well, if was designed to boost people up in many ways, and as you said how it worked a little for yourself, I do it to keep myself going as well, on high and intense with all systems go & full steam ahead. Hehe!

      Thank you for sharing with me here your cool comment, precious insight, it was truly awesome of you Carol.

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      carol stanley 5 years ago from Arizona

      I just came across this hub and it really got me thinking. When I started out I wrote a few hubs a day--mostly recipes which got few views. I decided to cut back on the number of hubs and write meatier topics. I still write what I fell passionately about or at least enjoy. Your words came at a good time. Thanks for sharing. Voted UP.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thanks @A.A. Zavala for the comment and for sharing with me, yup its tough for me to imagine quitting something I love with all of my heart, and mainly because I put all of my effort into.

      I guess some people never catch on to the beauty of hub writing, you know.

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      Augustine A Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

      Good points! I stopped writing after I got burned out. I was on a hot streak, then hit a wall. I took a break, and my writing has gotten much better because of it. I tend to back off and not do anything, then come back refreshed and revitalized. Thank you for sharing.

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Thank you Unknown Spy for visiting my hub here, and for voting as well.

      This was one of my very first hubs I wrote to help people on hubpages, and I just figured why not do one to help those who tend to give up, or are thinking of doing so, so to encourage more writers to remain motivated about being a hubpages writer, you know.

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Hi Cloud, I really love writing here in HP, since I came back last week of March. I'm so glad HP did not deactivate my account for the past 4 years! :) How lucky! All my votes for u!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Hello @Ann810 , thank you for paying one of my first helpful hubs I wrote here a visit, see you soon on your hubs as well. Oh and also thanks for the cool vote, that was nice of you to do for me.

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      Ann810 5 years ago from Sunny Cali

      Hi Cloudexplorer, Hubpages members have to stay encouraged about writing, and make it work for them, and mainly maintain their vision. Thanks, interesting article, voted up.

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Hi @Phdast, I haven't forgot about your hub, its on the way, hey thanks for visiting mine, and for sharing with me as well.

      I just been truly busy trying to get all my hubs updated, and new one's launched. See ya soon in your comment section as well, I'm glad to see that you enjoyed this hub.

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      Theresa Ast 6 years ago from Atlanta, Georgia

      Good Hub with a good message. Balance and moderation and quality should be the key words in all our endeavors and certainly this is true of HubPages. Enjoyed the Hub, look forward to reading more in the future.

      Just as an aside, I am an Air Force brat and got to live in lots of different and interesting places as my father was reassigned. Thank you for serving your country.

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Yeah it is still a mystery I guess, & still unknown, I guess only those who choose to quit known the answer. Thanks for reading Kiela.

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      Kiela Starcatcher 6 years ago from Chicago, IL

      Hmm... a hub that doesn't actually answer its own title question? LOL It's a positive message, but didn't quite contain the content I was hoping for. :)

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for the kind words you've all expressed to me on hubpages, I am dedicated to making my presence felt across the entire spectrum of the web, as well as in the hub community.

      I will never give up hope, & remain faithful that someday my legacy can be discovered, in which I believe we all have a powerful purpose as well as presence to be noticed and felt, no matter what level we are perceived to be viewed at on earth.

      Thanks to powerful networks like hubpages, we all have a new home for our idea's, thoughts, innovations,knowledge, doubt's, failures, triumphs, stories, creativity, terminology, and a wave of many more earthly wisdom's to finally take root in.

      Many other networks are tough to get feedback, but here I find it so awesome to gain notice from others in the community in such a quick amount of time, this means that real people are here & care for one another in some odd digital way. I simply love it! Thanks again, can't wait to read up on all my readers hub's.

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      Gail Sobotkin 6 years ago from South Carolina

      First of all, congratulations on your Hubnugget Award.

      I believe there are many reasons why people quit writing hubs, many of which were touched upon in your hub and in the comment section here. Also there were many changes at Hub Pages this past year in response to changes at Google and I've known some prolific hubbers who became frustrated with decrease in viewers and decrease in their incomes and more rules and oversight in regards to content. Others chose to weather the changes and adapt and may or may not be doing as well as before. Also some left and are doing well after creating their own websites and blogs.

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      Elena 6 years ago from London, UK

      I like your mental note at the end. I think many quit because they have not become Millionaires within the first year of joining HP..... ok,... exageration but it is something along those lines.

      Earnings take a while to rise and be consistent but if people truly enjoy writing, they will keep at it and surely reap the rewards later.


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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Yes there's always going to be better places to place content into & those that offer more rewards. That is a true thing indeed, I guess there's many dynamic factors that make or break a persons interest overall.

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      Richard Ricky Hale 6 years ago from West Virginia

      I agree. There are other sites that pay more. For myself, it is life. Right now, I am employed and I try to bring in an income at all means. I am a coal miner and once I find a job, I will have little time to write. I love writing, but it don't pay my bills. So "life" is my obstacle. I know others have been kicked off google adsense and quit writing.

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      Margaret Minnicks 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      I am still a hubber, but I went to another writing site that pays for my efforts. I write for and get a reasonable monthly check.

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      Mike Pugh 6 years ago from New York City

      Thanks for the nice word Jenubouka & RachieH, I'm working hard at all this web stuff, not just on hub. Developing websites for myself and others takes a toll on me, but I will never ever quit. I'll be reading your hub's soon as well. Enjoy your day!

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      RachieH 6 years ago

      Thank you for the positive hub! Voted up :)

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      jenubouka 6 years ago

      I signed up about 7 months ago, but got caught up opening a restaurant and for the last 6 weeks or so have been trying to absorb all I can from other hubbers,and the web in itself. Just when I think I have figured out, some road block comes my way, mental, low hubscore, no comments. I come across some hubbers that have 50 some followers and only been on for 3 weeks, and the material is quite, well, one dimensionalm though who am I to judge? That you for this hub, it came in the nick of time, I hope


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