peeples......There have been several times through my 3 and a half years here, when I felt it was time to simply stop. My reasons are more than likely very similar to many other hubbers who may have entertained this thought.
I know for certain that the really wonderful hubbers who have actually left during this period of time, left for reasons I can definitely relate to, although I tried my best to talk them into staying. I miss every one of them.
If not for our fellow-writers, I can honestly say that I have no other reason to be here. Before even joining HP, I satisfied my love/passion for "writing" in many other positive ways, with no problem whatsoever. For 4 years I wrote a monthly column for a local magazine and left only when I no longer had the spare time to invest, due to a surge in the business my husband and I owned.
If ALL of my favorite hubbers were to suddenly leave HP?......what a horrible thought! The "change" for me would be huge. The time, thought & effort I spend here writing, reading, commenting & "chatting" would be drastically reduced. Quite honestly peeples, the thought of perhaps losing touch with the "friends" I have made here, makes me much too sad.
Sure, we can remain in touch or correspond in other ways.....but this is our "original hang-out."......almost like the friendly neighbor hood cafe where friends meet up, exchange ideas, events and support one another. You are one of the many I would miss, peeples! I'm interested in the responses you will get to this question.
Great question.......Peace, Paula