Have you ever needed a break from hubpages?
I have not written a hub in quite a few weeks now as I just felt I needed a break from the whole community. Have you ever felt this way and for how long?
It depends what you mean by "take a break". I have certainly had periods, like now, when I don't write much on here. I try to at least read the forums fairly regularly though, just to keep in touch with what's going on. Taking a break now and then is a good idea, I reckon.
I actually take a break on purpose sometimes. It is so I can have some creative time. I spend a certain amount of time making things, thinking of new ideas for videos and articles. I normally write the idea down on paper so when I return to the computer, I do research and start writing the hub again.
Since I am fairly new, I don't stay gone for long. Maybe a day or two. As I move towards my own blogs, I will take longer breaks away from Hubpages. I am in the "builder" mode right now. Getting myself and hubs to the point that I am making money each month. I am sure I will want a longer break after that is met. This takes a lot of drive, ambition, focus and time. Everyone needs a break from all that thinking and working at times!
No, but then again I don't really see it as a 'community'. It's just words on a screen. I come and go as I please. If I'm inspired I write many hubs. When I'm not I find other things to do.
Some people take breaks from a variety of online places like chat sites, forums, etc. I can't equate writing with actually seeing and communicating with people. It's weird. I guess I don't get addicted to it. When I see the 'community', I'm thinking huh? When did this all become 'real'?
Yes, but it was do to not making any money not the Hp community.I had to focus on more lucrative assignments.Now I only write for fun on Hp.I only write on hp and post articles when i have nothing else to do.
I took a break for awhile, not because I needed to get away from Hubpages or the community but because I wanted to focus my efforts on my freelance writing. Then suddenly after not writing a hub in a couple (maybe four) months I got paid from Hubpages and was thrilled. Now I write occasionally, not as much as I like but I'll admit the break did me wonders. My freelance career is doing great, and I am getting ready for my second payment from Hubpages.
Yes I feel like that now.. In the last few weeks I haven't been on much. One of the reasons was a trip to Poland. But I just need a break from writing and enjoy the summer with my friends. But I will be back! More powerful than ever!
Yes, there are times I get on here and just start reading, and before I know it an hour or two has already gone by. This place can draw you in sometimes.
I've been here 7 weeks and I haven't published a new hub in over 3 weeks. Things slow down for me during the summer and I like to spend time with friends and family. I also have plenty of other projects to work on.
Yes, I certainly have felt like this-more often lately than not. In fact I have been idle on hubpages for over three weeks. Have not written any new articles, or have I participated in the forums, or greeted new members. Which as an elite member is part of my assigned other duties here within the community. In fact your question is the first I had answered over the past three weeks. I guess we all need a break once in awhile, whether it's something we really enjoy doing or do not enjoy doing so much.
Yep. I've had some personal things to do, too-- but, especially when my page views went from 800+ a day down to about 80, I didn't feel like putting in much time and effort.
I still like HP a lot-- maybe later I will get going again.
Interesting question. As a business owner/writer/trainer/mom and wife (least important to most important), I have a very busy life. When I joined Hubpages, I did it for an outlet for my "other writing" -- not as a real business adventure. I can get paid much more dollars day from work ventures or pennies on each hub. The value of the hubpages has to be more than a dollar amount. It has to be part of a passion or soul investment. I have been told often that if you are willing to do a job for free often, than it is probably one that you love. Writing is something I have always loved.
While I love it, I do not let it control me. I have a lot of things to do and a life that revolves around the people I care dearly about. Hubpages allow me to express myself and when I need to take a break from it, I do without guilt or displeasure. I plan on doing a lot of hubs, but also plan on breaks and am willing to take a few unplanned breaks for those times that the people in my life need my devoted attention.
Yeah, Have taken off 2 weeks to travel. And sometimes writer's block takes hold of our muses. But you need a break sometimes. This site can be addictive...!
I am fairly new to the hubpages and working on it at a pace that I am comfortable with. I have submitted a few hubs and do spend a few hours each week to read and comment on other people's hubs as well as anwering interesting questions. I would rather progress at a slow but consistent pace than to publish many hubs and then have to take a break due to exhaustion.
Yeah it shouldn't feel like you have to do it, or like a jail sentence.
I write because I love to write, and sometimes I need a break. Sometimes it'll be days, sometimes weeks.
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