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Do your friends and/or family know you are a hubber or are you anonymous? Why or

  1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
    Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years ago

    Do your friends and/or family know you are a hubber or are you anonymous? Why or Why not?

  2. RunningDeer profile image83
    RunningDeerposted 5 years ago

    My sisters and my mom know I am a Hubber and they occasionally read my stories when I pin them on Pinterest.  Otherwise no one else in my family reads my work.  I don't know why I haven't really told extended family.  I guess I just want to make it myself and gain a new family in Hubworld.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting.  Only my husband and my daughter know that I do.

  3. sassydee profile image75
    sassydeeposted 5 years ago

    some do because they stalk me and many don't because they don't  know what it is.  the ones' that do is because I asked them to check out my hubs.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I've thought about telling a few friends, but am still to shy to do that yet.  Maybe one day.

  4. Cristale profile image84
    Cristaleposted 5 years ago

    I am trying to keep my online life separate from my personal life to avoid drama and crazy people, like stalkers. It's not that important, but defining a line between my two worlds helps me to relieve stress.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I totally understand.

  5. thisiknow profile image61
    thisiknowposted 5 years ago

    Currently my family and friends do not know that I am a hubber. I feel this way I am able to write one hundred percent what I think and feel along with what I have been through... no one feels exposed and I don't have to censor anything.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I definitely understand the need for privacy when writing.

  6. onegoodwoman profile image77
    onegoodwomanposted 5 years ago

    Many of them do...................most of those are more interested in their own pursuits.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting.  My guess is that if I ever told anyone besides my immediate family they'd be more interested in their own pursuits too.

  7. thranax profile image52
    thranaxposted 5 years ago

    Everyone I know knows I am a Hubber. I mean really why keep this a secret? Is it high school all over again? Being a writer and writing on Hubpages shows character and sometimes shows people your willing to try something new to make money, or something new to do as a hobby. Regardless of why you write hiding the fact your a hubber is completely ridiculous!

    If you are unfortunate enough to actually be criticized for writing online then I would say take a lyric out of one of my favorite songs In Da Club - 50 Cent:

    "I'mma tell you what Banks told me: "cuz go ahead, switch the style up
    If the (people) hate then let them hate and watch the money pile up"

    ~thranax~

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Interesting.  Not sure if I agree with being worried if people like what I write, maybe that anonymity helps with the creative process.  Good answer and thoughtful.

  8. duffsmom profile image61
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    Most don't know. It is just a part of myself that I don't tend to share. I love my family very much but none of them has ever really been interested in my writing or other hobbies for that matter.  So this I do for me.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like that you do it for yourself!

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

      I am like duffsmom, I don't really share unless they happen to see my posts on FB, Pin Interest, etc.  I don't know how much they would really be interested and don't know if I want them to be yet.  I am still wet behind the ears.

    3. FatFreddysCat profile image98
      FatFreddysCatposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      My brother will occasionally read one of my Hubs but aside from him nobody in my family is particularly interested in the geeky junk I write about...

  9. FatFreddysCat profile image98
    FatFreddysCatposted 5 years ago

    My family knows about my Hubs but they don't really care.... it's just something I do for my own amusement.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks Fatfreddy.  My daughter gets annoyed when dinner is ready at the normal time.  That's the extent of her interest.

  10. profile image55
    kumar24894posted 5 years ago

    My GF knows that I write a lot on internet.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks kumar.  I hope she likes what you write.

  11. houseofjcjee profile image75
    houseofjcjeeposted 5 years ago

    Some of my friends do because they are also hubbers like me and we share techniques and ideas about our hubs.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like the idea of sharing things.  Don't know any hubbers in "real life".

  12. ashish04joshi profile image72
    ashish04joshiposted 5 years ago

    I've shared this with only a few people...just two of my best friends.
    I haven't shared this yet with my family coz I want to give them a surprise if at all I get known here someday!

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Hopefully your hubs will take off and you can brag to your family!

  13. weekend profile image61
    weekendposted 5 years ago

    I write all over the Internet and everyone knows, although I write for HubPages secretly in case people laugh at me.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Well at least this way you can write stuff that you don't want them to see.  Thanks.

  14. donnah75 profile image97
    donnah75posted 5 years ago

    Sure, why keep it a secret?  I want everyone to know, so they click and read.  I will admit that at first I was reluctant to tell the people I know, as I was unsure of the site, how successful I would be, etc.  It is always harder to put yourself out there in front of people you know, especially when it comes to writing. After about a week of posting and getting really nice, positive feedback from other hubbers, I took the plunge and posted all my hubs to facebook. After about a week, I told my parents over dinner one night, so proud that I had earned a whole 75 cents!

    I also found two of my co-workers on here.  I had no idea they were writing on this site, so I guess some people do keep it to themselves.  It all depends on your comfort level I guess.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Wow.  I wonder if there are folks on here that I know?  My parents would be mortified they might be mentioned in something.

  15. newcalendar profile image67
    newcalendarposted 5 years ago

    My best friend tends to steal every idea I come up with so I refuse to mention it to him as well as my other male friends, not ashamed it's just, if I feel a need to write about them I'd hate for them to read it. My best female friend knows and encourages me daily though which is wonderful.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's nice to have some encouragement and I understand the need not to tell your friend.

  16. ChristyWrites profile image83
    ChristyWritesposted 5 years ago

    Yes, my friends and family do know. I enjoy having their support and ask them sometimes for feedback about my writing. Having another set of eyes to look over my work can help! Good question Glimmer Twin Fan.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It is nice to get some feedback before a hub gets published. Thanks for the comment.

  17. Amanda Gee profile image61
    Amanda Geeposted 5 years ago

    They all know I'm a hubber. They're all very happy with my decision to be and are very encouraging.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's nice to get that encouragement.

  18. Volitans profile image81
    Volitansposted 5 years ago

    I'm anonymous. My family differs significantly in their religious and political views from myself, so I want the freedom to speak my mind without worrying about offending them or having to defend my political opinions when I'd rather be visiting with my nieces and nephews. I don't hide my opinions from my family, but if they're constantly reminded about them from reading my hubs then it will forever be a subject of discussion.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good answer.  I haven't written anything political, but I can see where it might spoil the dinner conversation.

  19. Damodar Bashyal profile image70
    Damodar Bashyalposted 5 years ago

    It's hard to hide as i chose my fullname as username and i share my hubs :-)

  20. FreezeFrame34 profile image77
    FreezeFrame34posted 5 years ago

    I've told my immediate family, but a lot of them seem uninterested in reading anything I have written. I do post my hubs to Facebook, and every once in a while someone will say, " I agree with the author- I just realized it's you !"

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's fun to get a reaction, but so far only my husband and my daughter know I do this.

  21. ChitrangadaSharan profile image54
    ChitrangadaSharanposted 5 years ago

    My family knows about it.  Although they do not get enough time, they have always supported me.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      It's nice that your family supports what you do.

  22. flipsideproximity profile image60
    flipsideproximityposted 5 years ago

    None of my family or friends know that I am a hubber. It's just nothing I've really told them - and I'm new. I joined here wanting to improve my writing skills. Eventually I hope to make some extra money... But I know that is a long ways away tongue

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think it's been a nice way to get some thoughts off of my chest with a little anonymity.

  23. Redberry Sky profile image93
    Redberry Skyposted 5 years ago

    Most of them know I’m up to something, but I’ve not told them the details.  One friend was interested and he’s been to one of my Hubs, but most aren’t really that interested – I think if I start to make money they’d be more curious!

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I think you are right about making money and people getting more interested!

  24. SportsBetter profile image79
    SportsBetterposted 5 years ago

    I don't show my hubs to my friends and family.  I guess maybe since I know them I don't want to be under their criticism.  But I have told family and friends that I write on here, just never showed them any of my writings.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like being able to write anonymously, but my husband and daughter know.

  25. dghbrh profile image76
    dghbrhposted 5 years ago

    My best friends know that I am into hubbing.
    My family also knows.
    I don like to keep secret from them about what I am doing.
    But they hardly know exactly what I am writing because they are not into very much reading excluding my son. He sometimes know that on what topic i am writing what.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can understand not keeping secrets.  I just don't mention it to anyone.

  26. roxygurl464 profile image60
    roxygurl464posted 5 years ago

    I haven't officially told anyone specifically about Hubpages.  My boyfriend knows I love to write and that I spend a great deal of time on my lap top, but I doubt he would actually care to sit down and read anything that I have written.  To be honest, I don't recall ever seeing him read about anything besides motorcycles or rock bands....oh well.

    1. Glimmer Twin Fan profile image99
      Glimmer Twin Fanposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      You never know.  Maybe he'd see a different side of you.

    2. sassydee profile image75
      sassydeeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      i know exactly what you mean my significant other reads about his toy truck and other toys?!

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