Where do you get your inspiration to hub?

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  1. Whitney05 profile image86
    Whitney05posted 10 years ago

    After starting the other thread about how you get ideas for your hubs, I started thinking and wondering what is your motivation and where do you get your motivation to hub?

    Is it money? To take up spare time? Learn something? Help someone? What?

    Again, I'll start... I will admit that the money is great and is definitely a motivation in itself, but after I quit my job at a pet store, I needed a place where I could share my love for animals and help people with their pets. HubPages is that place.

    1. lauradrummer profile image59
      lauradrummerposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      hey, well for me, i'm using this place as a great way to practise my writing and reviewing so hopefully I can work as a freelance writier for a website or magazine reviewing music and films, appart from that it's just nice to rant about something! smile

      1. GeneriqueMedia profile image60
        GeneriqueMediaposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I concur. This is really one of my favourite reasons for contributing to this site. And like jjrubio says, its good therapy. Its always been good therapy for me. As a child I started writing early on and all of the positive feedback given to me by friends and family members cemented my love of the pen.

        As for where I get my ideas for topics....many just come to me. I'll stay up late writing things out in dead tree format then begin a new hub only to use half of what I originally wrote.

        My biggest inspiration, right now, is to help make heads or tails out of the economy. But I'm also always up for doing fun, silly stuff. And weird stuff. And stuff.

  2. Bard of Ely profile image86
    Bard of Elyposted 10 years ago

    I am a writer for newspapers, magazines and the Internet as well as being an author, poet and singer-songwriter so I am on the lookout for ideas and also coming up with them pretty much all the time.  I have published a lot of articles that are not online but have already appeared elsewhere (eg most of my Tenerife hubs) as well as a lot of totally new hubs. My problem is not coming up with ideas but with finding the time to get them written down and organised! This place is a showcase for my work and somewhere I can spread the word about people and subjects I am interested in and don't have to worry about editors or deadlines! If I make any money that is great but if I don't it doesn't worry me because I really appreciate this site!

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    Rainbow Briteposted 10 years ago

    It sounds stupid, but I use the money as an excuse to write!  If I just wrote just to be writing, no one would understand.  This way, I can say "Yeah, I write for this website online, and I get paid for it!"  "What do you write about?"  "Oh, you know, a little of this, a little of that, pretty much anything I feel like."  So, basically, I pretend to be an accomplished author when really I'm just doing this so someone besides me can read my work!  Although, I do wish more people would be a bit more critical, as I am always looking to improve myself...."Great hub" is nice, but it doesn't tell me anything...SPECIFICALLY what did you like or dislike and why?

  4. imadork profile image79
    imadorkposted 10 years ago

    I get my inspiration from the Lord Jesus Christ.

    1. profile image0
      Rainbow Briteposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I figured you'd say, "I get my inspiration from my Lord Imadork."....I mean, that's where all MY inspiration comes from...

      1. imadork profile image79
        imadorkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thank you RB!  Nice to know somebody still worships me.  In the forum post "What Hubber Would You Like to Meet", nobody picked me!  sad

        Forgive the Lord, for they know not what they do!

        1. goldentoad profile image60
          goldentoadposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          You're my inspiration Lord Dork

          1. imadork profile image79
            imadorkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Thanks "Dude"!

            1. goldentoad profile image60
              goldentoadposted 9 years agoin reply to this

              Can I get my rug back now?

              1. imadork profile image79
                imadorkposted 9 years agoin reply to this

                It's got piss all over it!

  5. profile image0
    jjrubioposted 9 years ago

    My inspiration to write is just writing itself. It is therapy to me...and if someone enjoys what I write then good! if not, too bad. And the money...I don't make crap for money on here. I don't know the tricks of the HUB trade so if anyone has any pointers on that...school me!
    Otherwise...I will keep my day job preparing Subpoenas all day!

  6. profile image0
    C. C. Riterposted 9 years ago

    I'm just dorkin' around. having fun with the alphabet. Inspiration is 1 part dreams, 2 parts the world around me and 97 parts hard work.

    1. goldentoad profile image60
      goldentoadposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      CC what are you doin' up still?

  7. imadork profile image79
    imadorkposted 9 years ago

    The Big Lebowski is one of my favorite comedies ever.

    1. Cris A profile image60
      Cris Aposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      So which hubs of yours were inspired by it? cool


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