Don't you think we get (are getting) addicted to HubPages and money is not the only driver?
Hubpages is not addictive because the behavior of logging onto the website daily is classified more as a habit. Money is not the only driver of which I agree. Hubpages can allow the writer to realize the niche topic that would be of the most interest regardless of any other motivation, such as money.
I feel that getting feedback from my writing is the greatest reward. And I wouldn't say that it's an addiction, but it is a nice place to get noticed for your creations. Although, I do get a little frantic when my Hubscore drops ;-)
Money should never be the only reason that you do something. Socializing online is the new reality for most here, and though it might not be entirely "natural," it can be healthy, so long as it's not the only type of socializing that we do.
Addiction is defined as a compulsive behavior where a person is willing to give up other activities or necessary things (like eating and sleeping or working) or taking care of themselves to indulge in the habit.
If you have an addiction to HubPages, you most likely have much larger and underlying psychological issues in your life, and probably have other addictive behaviors as well. If you are "addicted" to money from this site, that's sort of ridiculous, as a day job will pay a lot more money a lot faster, so why not go be "addicted" to one of those? But there are people with psychological problems who have no friends in real life and get addicted to social websites because it's the only way they seem to be able to interact with others.
No and yes. I'm not addicted to Hubpages and have easily ignored it for weeks if not months at a time. But I don't post for money. I post to establish contacts with like-minded writers in hopes of exchanging work, swapping critiques, and improving my craft through peer review. I also try to gain a following, not for advertizing revenue, but for the ability to approach a literary agent with my next manuscript and boast that I already have an audience of however many thousand. The less marketing they have to do, the more seriously they take you as a writer.
I believe Hubpages is a building thing, you start off and then you see it grow, some times rapidly.Then you get more involved when you get more traffic to your hub, your score rises and you feel somewhat rewarded. Maybe it's just satisfaction of a job well done rather than addiction.
For me yes. The potential to earn money is always there, but its also fun and theraputic writing for HUbpages.
Hubpages is a fun place to be, addiction or no addiction. Of course, we have to prioritise between time, money and social interaction.
by ofmelancholy 7 years ago
Although looking at low traffic figures is disappointing hubpages is getting addictive for me, what say you?
by Steve Andrews 4 years ago
I never thought I would be asking this and have supported HubPages through thick and thin. I have often said it is the best revenue sharing site for making money at but sadly I cannot say this any more.The amount of effort now expected here with no guarantee of traffic or earnings is too much I...
by Paul 5 years ago
I joined alittle over a week ago, it's all I think about. Will this pass? If so, when?
by IDONO 4 years ago
Do you believe that once addicted, always addicted?Whether alcohol, drugs, gambling or any addiction, when you stop the act of your addiction, does that mean you are cured or is it arrested as long as replaced by something else? Please don't confuse obsession with addiction.
by Jennifer Bart 5 years ago
In AA they say a recovering addict can never use again I am in recovery myself and personally I agree with the 12 steps but I wanted to hear from you do you think once an addict always an addict.
by psf 7 years ago
Frequently I am losing concentration on my official works and tend to open and be engaged on HubPages. If I do my work for sometime, I will go to Hubpages and do something, then comeback. After next few minutes I will go back to HubPages again. It’s look like I addicted with HubPages. My office...
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