I am a lazy hubber. I have been working on a hub for almost a year! does this happen to anyone else?
This question is so funny. I'm a very motivated hubber and have been cranking hubs out lately, however, I do feel your pain. Fighting procrastination is something I think we all struggle with. You should start a hub about this topic. Also, don't forget gig sites like fiverr are there to help you out. For $5 you can get someone to write a 500 word article for you about the topic of your choice. This might be the assistance you need to get going.
can't afford 5 bucks to pay to write, would love someone give me five bucks to write anything
Okay, forget fiverr. How about making this topic a hub??? I'd really appreciate a hub where someone has researched how to overcome procrastination, writers block, and the like. Productivity hacks are very popular now.
You aren't fooling me at all, Clive. I see you name pop up two, three and four times weekly with new hubs. Nothing lazy about you as a writer....now, regarding household chores, I have no idea.
LOL@billy.....i have this hub that is killing me....its been in my account for a year and i have been working on it. I am lazy regarding this hub....need to get it out
If you're still writing, its probably just that hub. Sounds more to me like you need motivation surrounding the topic. I have maybe 3 or 4 hubs that have been hanging around like that - one has been sitting as a draft for over a year.
All this looks like you people are kidding. It's a pleasure to fool people. Enjoy!
But, I myself take 4 or 5 days in writing it directly here in edit mode- One or two paragraphs a day. It depends on moods and topic. At times, I finish it in one day.
I go through these bouts of inspiration where I write a few hubs, sometimes multiple per week but then I go for months without writing anything! It's very frustrating for myself.
I do also often start a hub and then never finish until months later.
I might have an idea looming in my head for a year. But once I have the idea formatted in my head, I can knock it out in a few days. I think we all drag our feet in one way or another as writers. You'll get it done, Clive.
Ha - Ha . . . :-) How big has it grown? Is it now a book? It seems that is the case with some I have been working at for a year or more. That presents perplexity. Do you discover those types of hurdles with some projects too?
I could drift probably too far on the subject of being a lazy Hubber . . . best not got there LOL . . . okay you talked me into it :-), so . . .
Presently all my hubs are on the drawing board. I have not published in a while now. My score suffers because of that I guess. My challenge may be laziness too, but I think more to indecision. Thus, I tend to lean toward it can wait while I have a desire to better Hubs . . .
Oopps! I see this can become a Hub . . . best not got there . . . hmmmm, maybe a book . . . I dun'no . . . Maybe just copy/paste into my file and set it aside to simmer . . . thus the cycle of being lazy? I dun'no . . .
Ok Tim, i think you just beat me on the lazy hubber meter. I push out hubs, but there are some i take up look at and then dress it back in baby clothes and put to sleep. They never grow. With some hubs, i am definitely a lazy hubber
I have to giggle + giggle Clive. My file named appropriately 'Hub ideas not published', of which most are from the QA section has 6 sub-folders ;-) They are Prior 2013, 2013, 2014, 2015, Back Burner, and Develop. I guess I am lazy or am hoarding LOL
I can't say I have ever had a hub that took over a year to write Clive. My convict series probably took around a month for each part because of the research involved. Like you I often publish shorter simpler hubs while working on a more detaied one. I have one I want to write this month but just can't make myself start it as I know when I do it will consume all my time and I have other important things to do. Keep at it though, I am sure it will be well worth the wait.
You are an active chap here, I don't see you are that Iazy at all.
No, you are not the only one. I have not even started my first hub, but I am new at this. So all I have to say is hang in there it will come to you. Sooner than later.
Ah misery loves company. Nope it ain't the hub buddy. It is you. We love the term lazy in my home. I am the big lazy elephant. Lazy lazy lazy. Does it mean you are laying in the grass with a fishing line tied to your big toe with some straw in your teeth looking up at the clouds as they pass by and contemplating the meaning of the word "work"? Now that is my kind of lazy.
The hub is not the problem. You have an issue. The hub writing makes you deal with that issue. And you are not ready to take out the knife, cut yourself open and do some exploratory surgery. It hurts like hell and leaves you feeling rode hard and put up wet.
Probably you need some deep emotional pain that you want to avoid so you go ahead and dive in head first.
Well I hope you enjoyed my bullshit pop psychology -- I did ;-)
lol...hope you dont plan on being a psychiatrist any time soon.......
Eric is that not the plight of a writer not matter the type, style, genre, and even financial motivation? The writer has issue be that of self or otherwise that gnaws at them. The only way to make sense of such an 'issue' is to get it out of mind.
I get sick of hubbing. Then I get some time and find it fun again.
I always have about 10-15 semi-finished hubs floating around. Sometimes I start and just get more interested in other things. Eventually I'll either finish or delete them. My record is waiting 3 years to finish one of them. I wouldn't call it laziness; I just don't think that writing on a topic unless you're passionate about it is a good idea. Passions can go through phases, so I just wait until the phase comes through again..
I don't think you are a lazy hubber Clive, your name always pops up here on the comment section. You might be working on a novel that is why it is taking you a year. I am the lazy one, I only publish a hub when I get inspired or I get an idea. Then I stop and start again. My publishing a hub is not continuous and I get frustrated sometimes. I just don't have the motivation nowadays. I guess I call myself an irregular hubber.
Im a new hubber and I guess I'm still trying to find my hubbing-feet...but i must say I'm glad that other 'hubbers' face these challenges...I have written one hub that to my great beginner's joy got the little icon that said 'featured'on it...now I have written my title for the second one and i am stuck wondering if I am not branding my writing into a box.
I do want to write atleast 2-3 short hubs a week, just to get me into the flow and habit of writing and researching on content...look forward to learning how to hub my way and hope it is more fulfilling for the process than the quantity of published hubs...be blessed
I can answer this with a simple "yes". I have many partially written hubs and a few of them I have been working on for more than a year. Usually, I get an idea and get started on it, only to find myself short on time, or the idea does not flow as I intended. Yet I keep getting new ideas. I could double my hub count simply by finishing up my partials.
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