1. Having fun writing on topics I'm passionate about
I have six blogs - five related to writing and one travel blog - but even though this is a lot of blogs, it doesn't give me the complete platform I need to express all of my interests. HubPages does. I love that so much about HubPages, I'm having to think about ways to curb my addiction to it and balance my Hubbing with the rest of my writing activities.
I've only been here a week and I've yet to prove to myself that the man hours I'm putting in will give me the return on income that I'd like to see. I know it takes time to write enough Hubs to generate revenue and to build traffic to your Hubs, but seeing income happening right from the first day has been encouraging.
From reading various pages on HP, I've received mixed impressions of what's realistic to expect in terms of earning power. I'm still delving into this. I'd like to have a better picture of the TRUE earning potential here, for a Hubber who works diligently to create quality content.
3. Making friends and reading great Hubs from other writers
I already had an active online social life with other writers before I arrived here. At first glance, I don't really need more of that - I can barely keep up with all the blogs of the writing friends I've already got. But I've already met some amazing people here, and I've read some wonderful Hubs. It's hard to say "I don't need more of that" when the quality is so high.
Having enough of it in my life already also makes me choosier about what I'll read here and who I will follow. Convince me with your writing that you're worth my reading time!