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Can you ever spend too much time on Hubpages?

  1. Debby Bruck profile image73
    Debby Bruckposted 5 years ago

    Can you ever spend too much time on Hubpages?

    I haven't been writing Hubs in quite some time. Yet, reading the works of all these fine authors, I've been stuck on the computer for over an hour. I would love to read what others have to say about the value of spending their time on Hubpages just reading, commenting, rating, thinking, sharing and making friends.

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  2. xstatic profile image60
    xstaticposted 5 years ago

    You probably can, and my wife has suggested at times that I do. It is addicting, however, and I have met many wonderful people and excellent writers here. I was suddenly thrown into the unemployed/not ready to retire status. While still looking for work, I discovered HubPages (don't remember how) and it has become a sort of avocation, feeding my need to write. I read many hubs, comment on almost all I read and enjoy the whole process immensely. I intend to write many more as well. Good question!

    1. Debby Bruck profile image73
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you for this answer, so I'm not the only one spending too much time here. Addicting is the word many of us use when it comes to Hubpages. Avocation sends a better connotation to the time here. Like it!

  3. Curiad profile image78
    Curiadposted 5 years ago

    Well that is a tough question Debby. For a person that is currently working as a writer, or trying to build a reputation as a writer, the time spent here on HubPages in invaluable. The community, the exposure, the tips and suggestions are all very worthy of the time spent.

    Now, for someone that is not writing here, it becomes a personal value judgment as to how much time reading and commenting is worth and how much the community means to you.

    For me, I can say I have met some very great people here, and made friends I never would have otherwise. A couple of those people have helped me through some tough moments, so to me HubPages is a good thing.

    1. Debby Bruck profile image73
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hi Curiad. I see what you mean. It's not just the time reading, but the time making friends and getting support that makes it worthwhile for you.

  4. bankscottage profile image94
    bankscottageposted 5 years ago

    My wife says that I spend too much time on the computer, the HubPage site specifically.  She watches HGTV, I read and write on HubPages.  A perfect marriage.

    Since I just got a Level VI commenter accolade in less than 5 months, maybe she is right.

    1. teaches12345 profile image94
      teaches12345posted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I have to chuckle at the HGTV... that's my second addiction!  I try to balance my time on the computer, home life and work... some days it's harder than others.

  5. WillStarr profile image84
    WillStarrposted 5 years ago

    Sure you can. "Everything in moderation" still applies...even for HubPages.

    Great question!

  6. cactusbythesea profile image86
    cactusbytheseaposted 5 years ago

    If Hubpages is getting in the way of basic care (such as regular showers, eating, etc), then I'd say that person is spending too much time on Hubpages.  smile

    1. Debby Bruck profile image73
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed!

    2. Debby Bruck profile image73
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Right on! If you do not find the time for general self care, then we've crossed the line. I'm so surprised more people are not writing about the positive attributes of being on Hubpages.

  7. Vledoc profile image62
    Vledocposted 5 years ago

    Hubpages is extremely addicting! The great thing about it though is you can learn SO MUCH while you browse all the available hubs. Spending time on Hubpages is definitely better than a lot of the bad habits people develop. On the other hand, they say everything is good in moderation.

    As long as I remember to eat and sleep I think I am doing ok smile.

    1. Debby Bruck profile image73
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thumbs up. Better than other bad habits. But, as the consensus seems to imply, anything can become an addiction, none of which can be healthy.

  8. cyoung35 profile image86
    cyoung35posted 5 years ago

    I believe you could spend too much time on almost anything. I wish I could spend more time on Hubpages but I have to balance out my time with work and family.

  9. Sherry Hewins profile image96
    Sherry Hewinsposted 5 years ago

    Absolutely you can, and I'm a perfect example. It would be different if more of my hubbing time was spent posting and reading hubs. But it's easy to get distracted, and I'm afraid the questions and answers are a huge distraction for me.

    1. Debby Bruck profile image73
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      If anyone figures out a technique to get in and get out quickly and easily, let us all know the secret.

  10. Civil War Bob profile image61
    Civil War Bobposted 5 years ago

    Only if your alarm goes off to get you out of bed and you have to step away from the computer to shut it off! wink

    1. ComfortB profile image87
      ComfortBposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      lol. 'Cause you never did make it to bed to begin with. still lol.

    2. bankscottage profile image94
      bankscottageposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You need the iPhone HubPages app.  You can follow HPs anywhere, and I mean anywhere.

  11. myownlife profile image39
    myownlifeposted 5 years ago

    I really really like to spend as long as possible but due to job, I hardly have 14 hours a week, but really wish to spend longer hours so that I could find the best hubbers and their writings.

    1. Debby Bruck profile image73
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you would like your own life and set your own hours so you can decide how to spend your own time.

  12. ComfortB profile image87
    ComfortBposted 5 years ago

    Yes, you can. I have burned many a casserole since I started here on hubpages. Even setting off the fire alarms too. Really, it's that bad. I need deliverance.

    1. Debby Bruck profile image73
      Debby Bruckposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Sounds like you easily get absorbed in the online network, instead of paying attention to what's cooking in the kitchen. I know exactly what you mean. Let's all get an alarm clock to ring every hour and get up to check what's burning on the stove.

 
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