At present and being new to all this I find all my time is taken up with HP. Writing hubs, reading hubs, asking questions, answering questions, replying to comments and rereading the learning centre.
I have also spent a lot of time reading the "HP success story" hubbers to gain a little insight.
I read as much as I can about successful article writing on the "net" and the overwhelming message coming through is that you need your own website or blog along side HP.
From my perspective as a new hubber and someone who has never written anything before, HP is a fantastic, fabulous platform to test the water and see if anyone is interested in what you write and more importantly, does anyone like what you write.
I for one will be staying with this fabulous HP site for one main reason. This site gave me my start in "online writing" and it is very important to remember and respect those who gave you your start in life or in your first job and so on.
I am looking at my own website and blog but won't pursue these avenues until I'm sure I know what I'm doing.
For me at present, "Hubpages Rocks"
and I won't be leaving, unless of course they ask me to, ha,