What motivates you to answer questions on HubPages?

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  1. breathe2travel profile image73
    breathe2travelposted 11 years ago

    What motivates you to answer questions on HubPages?

  2. lburmaster profile image74
    lburmasterposted 11 years ago

    It depends on the question. Do I know about the subject? Am I interested in the topic? Etc.

  3. Faceless39 profile image90
    Faceless39posted 11 years ago

    For the most part, they make me think about things I wouldn't normally think about, and I learn about myself and my views on things.  It's also nice to write about something other than my own hubs (during breaks!)

  4. tsmog profile image83
    tsmogposted 11 years ago

    It varies on my mood and the time of day. Like now. I don't have enough time to write a hub (it is 12:10 PDT & where I work a chain of tire stores is having a sale and I have to get up early) and I am composing a letter to a friend. I'm looking not for inspiration for the letter, more so looking for words. I'm too tired to stay focused on hub, so quick glances here and there keep me perked up.

    Other times I am in the mood and have time for a hub. I will trot through the questions like a blood hound or a springer spaniel sniffing out the right question to answer with a hub.

    Sometimes I go to the back looking through the dusty shelves and new hubbers. A a spark may be all it takes to fire up their enthusiasm. Next thing you know there is a new hub

    And, there are those times I feel cranky and mischievous and leave riddles for the answers, yet still be about the question. I do that to tune up my mind. Usually only with a friend who knows if they want they can kick it and I will just grin.

    The next one is I am in agreement with Faceless39. Questions offer the opportunity to learn from the comments and giving pause, even though an answer may not be offered.

    Lastly, I use questions for therapy. I do word association. An EX: This question is a very good question that captivates the mind. Like a page in training and a skilled knight the pair wander about asking and thinking of this and that. Then the battle draws near challenged with a what and a why we soon discover a hub with a hoot and howl.


  5. forall profile image61
    forallposted 11 years ago

    Giving help in the limits of my knowledge.

  6. M. T. Dremer profile image86
    M. T. Dremerposted 11 years ago

    I like the cleanliness and finality of the questions. Forums tend to get overly long and the topic wanders off. Granted, the option to comment on answers is here now, but I still feel like I can just find a question, answer it, and then move on without worrying what sort of thread will come out of it. I do enjoy seeing responses to my answer, but the character limit on comments ensures the continued focus of the original question.

  7. Seeker7 profile image83
    Seeker7posted 11 years ago

    If I find a question interesting and I know a bit about it that might add something useful for the person asking, then I will answer the question. Also if it's a question asking for help and if a similar thing has happened to me or if I feel I know something about the subject, and feel I can offer some useful advice, then I will answer the question. I've actually met a couple of good hubber friends on the site due to answering questions or when they answered mine - so it's also a good way to meet fellow hubbers and get to know them.

  8. BIZBSACRAMENTO profile image58
    BIZBSACRAMENTOposted 11 years ago

    In all honesty, I want to get my first accolade for answering 10 questions. Realistically, I am at a slow pace in getting that accolade because I don't find many good questions that I can answer based on relevancy to my interest in the topic being asked. I answer only questions that are intriguing and that I have the right answers to.

  9. DrMark1961 profile image97
    DrMark1961posted 11 years ago

    I am motivated NOT to answer if I see a question from a hubber that is asking 5 or 10 questions a day. It seems like they are just trying to attract other hubbers to their site and I do not want to waste my time giving them an answer. I am motivated to answer if I feel that I have a unique opinion or knowledge of the subject.

    1. breathe2travel profile image73
      breathe2travelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      So, you see yourself as the Q&A police? wink LOL.
      I like to ask questions, and I enjoy reading what others have to write/ask.
      I highly doubt the majority of people answering my questions have felt obligated to visit my hubs. IMO. smile

    2. DrMark1961 profile image97
      DrMark1961posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      The police? Not by any means. I am not going to flag or otherwise try to interfere with that person but neither am I going to bother answering just for the sake of answering, especially if I have nothing to contribute (ie "good question").

  10. thisiknow profile image65
    thisiknowposted 11 years ago

    If I find the topic interesting then I will read the other hubber's answers, and if I have something more to add then I will answer. I have to say that I somewhat agree with DrMark1961 in being turned off to answering a hubber's questions when I see that person asking many questions on different topics all within minutes of each other. There is no focus there and it seems as if the hubber is asking questions just for the sake of asking questions rather than having a genuine interest in the topic being discussed.

  11. profile image0
    Milli Thorntonposted 11 years ago

    My honest answer right now is "I don't know." I've only been on HubPages for one week, and I want to try everything. I spent my first week concentrating on writing some Hubs, commenting, following and leaving fan mail. Now I'm trying out the Q&A section.

    So far, I've found it a mix of frustrating and enjoyable. Frustrating when the questions are low quality, enjoyable when I find one I can contribute something worthwhile to.

    I want to be a good Hubber but I also want to spend my time wisely. I'm here in Q&A to find out whether answering questions is a good use of my precious time.

    1. breathe2travel profile image73
      breathe2travelposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Welcome to HubPages! I hope you find success here.  Just keep writing and being involved.  Check out the hubpages tutorial page, as well as hubbers' hubs about tips - I have one - "Five Tips..." Best regards, Milli.  Thanks for your reply. smile

  12. profile image0
    Ruth Pieterseposted 11 years ago

    Interesting questions.  There are some silly ones.  But a good question gets me thinking and that's always a good thing.

  13. josechukkiri profile image46
    josechukkiriposted 11 years ago

    It is interesting to answer questions if they deserve answers.

  14. profile image53
    kaykay7posted 11 years ago

    it helps one to comeout with a solution in most situations than being passive.


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