It can be difficult, Til..no doubt about it. Especially for me, because I don't even have the time I want or need online, due to my outrageous real life schedule. My hub time is basically, short spans of time.....(15 to 20 min.)...several times throughout a single day and night. Back and forth to the computer, when I am able.
I finally limited myself to a quasi-routine.....1st thing in the a.m., I check my email notifications and read at least 4 or 5 hubs.....leave my comments and I'm off to check all the "news" on my thread, look up my stats and if I feel any editing is needed, I take care of that.
Later on in the day, I will respond to comments left on my hubs and maybe read a few more hubs by others....and of course, comment.
If I decide it's time to actually write a hub, I'll do that in the evening when I have some "uninterrupted" time.
Also, because it simply cannot be helped, due to the time element, if one hubber has 4 or 5 currently "new" hubs, announced in my emails.....I will choose 2, to read immediately....and leave the rest for a later time, when and if possible. There are an awful lot of really BUSY hubbers who can whip out hubs, faster than I am able to keep up. I have to deal with this as best as possible.
As is evident, I am not one to leave brief, generic comments......such as, "great hub, keep up the good work".... Before I ever resort to that, I simply will not comment at all. I'm just not a "Quantity" girl.....I go for quality. If I have read someone's hub, I can see what they have put into it....and IMO, they deserve a sincere and thoughtful comment from their readers......or, in my case, some "funny" response...to create a bit of laughter and fun.
You are one of the more seriously productive hubbers, therefore, will feel more pressure, schedule-wise......and I'm sure that commenting can get crazy. It seems to me that even creating a schedule for yourself, nothing is carved in stone....and we're bound to get off-course.
Those of us who have gotten to know and love each other, as far as I'm concerned, should be comfortable, knowing that none of us would intentionally skip or miss a hub....and that eventually, we get around to catching up. Remind yourself, Til, that you needn't read a hub the instant it is published......any time within a couple of weeks is totally acceptable........(I talk too much)
Think of the TIME you could save by just not reading my COMMENTS!.....LOL