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We don't write hubs. We buy lottery tickets.

  1. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    But instead of buying them with money, we buy them with time and labor. And then every morning we drop by our accounts page to see how much we've won. I'm fine with that.

    I don't know where my above thought came from, but I decided to inflict it on everybody anyway.

    1. Barbara Kay profile image92
      Barbara Kayposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I was just thinking the same thing. That's funny, because I found an old lottery ticket here while I was going through my files for income tax stuff. When I checked it and it wasn't a winner., my thought was getting some good earnings from Google is just like the lottery.

  2. profile image0
    Jane Holmesposted 5 years ago

    I don't buy lottery tickets. We have a few times in the past - never one a cent. That told us to walk away!

  3. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    Great idea for a new HP homepage.
    Hubpages---sign up now--You canĀ“t win if you dont play.!

    1. Simone Smith profile image94
      Simone Smithposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      <3 that!

    2. ktrapp profile image97
      ktrappposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Reminds me of what my brother-in-law used to tell me, "If you don't go out in the storm, you won't get struck."

  4. WriteAngled profile image83
    WriteAngledposted 5 years ago

    Unfortunately, this lottery does not carry a jackpot, just the possibility that some anonymous person in a country far from me, whose interests and passions are far removed from my own, will decide that my tickets are worthless and flush them down the toilet.

  5. cfin profile image81
    cfinposted 5 years ago

    Its true. I always hope that one of my hubs has struck an audience.

  6. Patty Inglish, MS profile image93
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 5 years ago

    That's funny about the lottery! And maybe true.

  7. Stacie L profile image88
    Stacie Lposted 5 years ago

    It does feel like a long shot some days! wink

  8. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 5 years ago

    Great analogy, so true. It does feel like gambling your time away with no guarantees. I wrote my latest article earlier today, will probably put it in hub form tomorrow. I spent a lot of time on it. I hope it pays off. We really never know, do we?

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image95
      Rochelle Frankposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      'You can't win if you don't play.' I'd rather do this than buy tickets. 
      [Ooops, should have known that has already been said.-- I didn't read the previous replies first.]

  9. cclitgirl profile image97
    cclitgirlposted 5 years ago

    Love this analogy!  It's true, though.  You could have that one hub that strikes gold.  smile

  10. DrMark1961 profile image98
    DrMark1961posted 5 years ago

    Is the Powerball (Hub of the Day) picked by one of those big machines? Are there flying balls involved, or does a human reach into a bin and pull out a random hub?

  11. Victoria Lynn profile image90
    Victoria Lynnposted 5 years ago

    paradigmsearch--You come up with some good ones! Love the analogy, as CC mentioned. I like how DrMark extended it. Enjoyable forum. :-)

  12. Len Cannon profile image89
    Len Cannonposted 5 years ago

    That's not really true. If I know there's a hole I can fill that the internet hasn't snatched up yet, I'm pretty comfortable it will get decent traffic. It'll end up on HubPages or somewhere similar if I don't have a blog or website it belongs on. Or if I have it in me to write it three or four times across multiple platforms, haha.

    Of course, the problem is that is hard to find that hole. Sometimes (read: usually)  you just write something because you want to and hope to take a sliver of the existing pie.

    1. janshares profile image96
      jansharesposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      True dat, Len Cannon!

  13. paradigmsearch profile image92
    paradigmsearchposted 5 years ago

    What is really neat is that we get to play the same tickets over and over everyday without having to pay for them again (mostly). The 6 out of 6's are few and far between, but I think most of us at least bang out a few bonus numbers and 1's, 2's, or 3's everyday (relatively speaking). When you come right down to it, it really is fun. And the eternal search for the 6 of 6's continues... big_smile