Weekends do my head in......

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    ryankettposted 9 years ago

    I think hubpages may become a Monday-Friday hobby for me, things are so bleeding slow at weekends on here!

    Its not just the search engine traffic either, its the lack of comments, the lack of hubs published, a slow forum, this whole place dies!

    Does anybody else get a bit demoralised or even bored at the weekend on here?

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      LOL

      What you need is a life outside of hubpages. The only reason I am here over the weekend is because I stopped smoking 10 days ago and dare not go near a bar. lol

      Thanks for the link by the way. smile

      1. smokenchic profile image55
        smokenchicposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        I would like t give ya encouragement mark, I quit for 10 days 2 weeks ago and that's as far as I got, good luck... smile

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        ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        No worries it's the least I could do for cheering me up that day wink Theres some more old uni notes for me to publish, so I will probably do you another couple of those backlinks..... no reader wants old news, so its all good pointing them in the right direction.

        As for smoking, I am a smoker myself..... and I know exactly how you are feeling. I have been trying to pluck up the courage for another crack at quitting. I managed 3 weeks once.

        Good luck with that. They say that the 3rd week is the hardest, so get yourself to week 4 and you will be home and dry wink

        1. Mark Knowles profile image59
          Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          Climbing the walls right now. But I have started a website in honor of the occasion: http://illquitsmokingifyouquitdriving.com/

          I will be building it out soon.The frog made the header and as soon as I can think straight I wilkl wrote some content for it. big_smile

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            ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

            Good stuff, always taking the positives out of not too pleasant situations I see wink

            I will have to check that site out at some stage, probably in the winter..... when I seem to develop that a smokers cough (which at 24 isn't too encouraging).

            Anyway, believe it or not..... I have something to do in the 'real world' now!

            Laters.

      3. Jane@CM profile image58
        Jane@CMposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Mark, are you going to write a hub on quitting.  I've tried so many times, seems the only thing that ever really worked was being pregnant -- now that won't work for guys and I'm too old to go down that road again.  And I need to quit.  I don't want to facing another freaking cold winter outside just to have a smoke.

        I generally don't go on the internet over the weekend.  I just happen to be unusually bored right now.

    2. anjalichugh profile image72
      anjalichughposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      It might be because people like to spend weekends outdoors. Its going to change in winters when everyone stays in. smile

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        ryankettposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Thats the hope wink and is the reason why I am still churning out the hubs at 2 or 3 per day wink

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      annvansposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      I do, I feel like I am the only one on here when I sign on on the weekends.

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    Pacal Votanposted 9 years ago

    I notice there are periods when it takes 5-10 minutes for a new post to show up in forum. These are the times I can't believe what I see. And don't come back at me this is impossible. It happened.

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    ryankettposted 9 years ago

    I have seen it even longer than that Pacal, I think 14 minutes the longest I have ever seen - and that was a weekend wink

    At busy times, the posts at the very bottom can be less than 14 minutes old!

  4. arunjain1989 profile image51
    arunjain1989posted 9 years ago

    You are so right ryan..things are frustratingly slow on weekends.I am new to hubpages but me so  addicted to it that it is really demotivating.I wont like to publish my hubs on weekends!!

  5. smokenchic profile image55
    smokenchicposted 9 years ago

    Hi Mark! good to see u! (goodfriendiam)

    1. Mark Knowles profile image59
      Mark Knowlesposted 9 years agoin reply to this

      Hey - want to pledge to quit smoking with me?

      1. smokenchic profile image55
        smokenchicposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        NO!..lol I just went through ten days of trying....lol, I need to smoke another couple months until my nerves are ready for another attempt...lol

      2. viryabo profile image85
        viryaboposted 9 years agoin reply to this

        Maybe i should. I so desperately want to kick the habit. IT'S SO HARD! sad

        1. Lisa HW profile image65
          Lisa HWposted 9 years agoin reply to this

          I hope too many of you don't all quit smoking at the same time.  The politics forum will be meaner than ever.   smile

  6. Gemsong profile image71
    Gemsongposted 9 years ago

    I just spent 6 hours researching and writing a hub on a saturday. I now need a nap. And chocolate.

  7. patful profile image59
    patfulposted 9 years ago

    The discussion started out with "Traffic is so slow here on the weekends that it's making me nuts." It developed into a mutual support group for smokers trying to quit. Makes the problem of slow hub traffic look like chump change.
    I'm not a smoker but I appreciate watching how smokers are empathizing with each other...it's like a family around here.

  8. shamelabboush profile image67
    shamelabboushposted 9 years ago

    I am one of the people who take the weekend off from HP since I spend five continuous days hubbing... Weekend is my rest.

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    lynnechandlerposted 9 years ago

    I'm using my weekends to work on other projects between checking forums.

    Not sure how much traffic is around but with other sites I have learned that the weekend just doesn't pull enough right now, so I am trying to get ahead on some of these other things I have started.

    Mark good luck on the smoking. I recently quit only to go back to it. Gonna take some time.

  10. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 9 years ago

    Def slow on the weekends...at late at night (that's EST around here in Canada).  I'm lucky to see one peep out there late at night!  All the action seems to take place during the day and the week day.

 
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