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First of all lets say I have become addicted to hub pages... help!

  1. b4murray profile image59
    b4murrayposted 6 years ago

    I just began posting hubs about two months ago.

    I have become slightly addicted to HP, which isnt good because I should be spending free time looking for a new job...

    But I seem to magically land here on HP instead of Job search sites. And I dont think I'll be making a living here anytime soon.

    I signed in the other day and my Hub on POP ART was listed on the front page! Yay

    I may have to ban myself from the site for awhile.

    Dont know if any others have had this problem, with spending too much time here.

    1. Karen N profile image59
      Karen Nposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You'll find that a lot of us are addicted to hubpages.
      And you never know, you might just end up making more money here than you think.  smile

      1. Cagsil profile image61
        Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I'm not addicted, but I will agree with most of your post. smile

        1. shogan profile image86
          shoganposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Seriously, Cags?  You're not addicted?  How many forum posts do you have?  big_smile

          1. IzzyM profile image89
            IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            big_smile big_smile big_smile

          2. Cagsil profile image61
            Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Just because I have a lot of forum posts, doesn't make me an addict. wink But, nice try. tongue

            1. IzzyM profile image89
              IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I'm not addicted. I've never even made a forum post!

              1. shogan profile image86
                shoganposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                You're both raving lunatics.  I can help you, but you first need to admit you have a problem.  wink

                1. Cagsil profile image61
                  Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  A raving lunatic? How dare you apply your issues to me? yikes





















                  tongue

                  1. shogan profile image86
                    shoganposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Look...even the rest of this thread is trying to get away from you!  big_smile

    2. mega1 profile image79
      mega1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You are definitely so strange and weird!  NO ONE ELSE has ever been addicted to HPages!  Honestly!  We all just spend a little bit of time here and never ever binge out hubbing.

      well.

      almost never.

      so yeah.  I guess maybe sometimes I overdo it, but only when I only have a couple other things I should be doing - like, you know, sleeping or working.  Unimportant things.  So NO, I definitely would not consider myself addicted.

      well, maybe a little bit to the forums - but only when I really really have nothing else to do that's important, like paying bills or getting dressed.  But otherwise,  no, I think you're the only hubber who is addicted.  Really!  lol

      1. IzzyM profile image89
        IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        big_smile big_smile big_smile big_smile

    3. profile image0
      Marzimeposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Hubpages is a great place to spend your free time. It's having alone time while helping others. It is like having a intern or voluntary job, just online smile

  2. camlo profile image87
    camloposted 6 years ago

    The first thing I do when I wake up in the morning is look to see how my Hubs are doing and how much I've earned during the night. I do this again every time I return to my computer throughout the day, and take a look about every ten minutes when I'm working on my computer.
    I can't help it - I think it's addiction ...

    1. paradigmsearch profile image94
      paradigmsearchposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Pretty much the same here… When I reach payout (I am creeping there 1 cent at a time…), I am banning looking at AdSense for a month!

    2. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      What...you LEAVE your computer during the day???

      1. camlo profile image87
        camloposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Only because I have to. Last time I looked was at 6:15 this morning, then I had to go out and have been suffering withdrawal until now.

    3. mistyhorizon2003 profile image97
      mistyhorizon2003posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Crikey, I do all of that too, it must be contagious wink

      1. camlo profile image87
        camloposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        There should be a warning with 'highly contagious' and 'highly addictive'.

  3. wychic profile image90
    wychicposted 6 years ago

    I, too, am addicted -- but don't rule out making a living! smile Maybe not here on Hubpages specifically, at least not for a while, but plenty of us do earn a living online. I make my living with a combination of freelance clients, a couple of my own sites, and four affiliate writing sites (including Hubpages). My solution to being unable to find a job I liked was to make one wink.

  4. profile image0
    klarawieckposted 6 years ago

    Hello... my name is Klara and I've been addicted to Hubpages for eight months now. smile I feel GREAT just saying it out loud!!! WOW!!! lol

    1. wychic profile image90
      wychicposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Good luck in your recovery -- I have been in the iron clutches of my hub addiction for over three years, and some days it feels like I'll never be able to find my way out. Now I'm off to write a hub about addiction recovery.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image86
    Mighty Momposted 6 years ago

    Yup. We are our own 12-Step program for each other.

    1. Cagsil profile image61
      Cagsilposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      lol lol lol

  6. Midnight Oil profile image82
    Midnight Oilposted 6 years ago

    Hi my name is David - I am not totally addicted to Hub Pages just yet.  The main reason is because I have to go to work for several hours a day, and Hub pages is one of the restricted sites on the work's computers - so no access at work sad

    I am very good as I resist the temptation to have a quick 'fix' at work using my iPhone too wink

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You lot are sad!!! Be like me and don't post..ever.

    2. wychic profile image90
      wychicposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Better watch it, you never know if someday you'll end up like me and making Hubpages part of the work day instead -- even worse, I got my employee/husband addicted too! My home is a horribly toxic environment.

  7. Ohma profile image75
    Ohmaposted 6 years ago

    I am not an addict! I am not an addict!! I am not an addict!!!

  8. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    I'll tell you what hurts.  What really hurts is when you think you've made some pretty good hubber friends.  you know?  and you think you've been there for people.  Then when I don't even come to Hubpages for two and a half days and NO ONE EVEN NOTICES!!  or if they notice they are way to polite or something and so no one says anything - no one say BOO!  I mean, I thought I was important enough in all your lives that when I stayed away (not because I HAD to stay away, but then I did have to see that one Dr. who for some reasons thinks I'm obsessed about hubbing - I'm really not)  when I stayed away all of you fickle hubbers act like I wasn't even gone.

    That really hurts.  Big time.

    tongue  hmm  lol

    1. IzzyM profile image89
      IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Look - save the sweet talk for someone who cares - all I want to know is how did you manage to stay away for a whole TWO AND A HALF DAYS!! I mean, where is your sick note? Tsk! Standards these days are falling...

      1. mega1 profile image79
        mega1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        I wasn't sick.  I really had to work.  Really!  After all, my Hubber checks don't keep me in Depends so I can really hang out at the computer ALL THE TIME!  I have to work now and then so I can make a difference here with all my close buddies!   I wasn't aware I needed a note - but I suppose I could get one . . .

        1. IzzyM profile image89
          IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Course you could! You have a computer, haven't you? Just make one up......and don't let it happen again. I want to see those sick notes in future lady!!

          LOL, hey you know I'm only kidding smile

          I've a cheek to talk anyway. I lurk more than post then have a burst for a day or two...which was fine when I was churning out hubs, but I'm still kinda slowed up with the algo thingie.

          1. mega1 profile image79
            mega1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I did sort of notice.  vaguely, that you lurk and post irregularly - in fact, I've decided to use you as my new role model - that way no one will have to know that I'm here, spying, as it were!

            1. IzzyM profile image89
              IzzyMposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Attagirl! wink

  9. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    It may have only been two days.  I'm not so good with calendars and days and time and stuff like that.  so, yeah, two whole day, and I didn't even get up during the night to log on!  but that was cuz I was so exhausted from moving around and working.  Not that any of you care!  :_:

  10. mega1 profile image79
    mega1posted 6 years ago

    from now on, then, no one will know whether I'm actually here, lurking and spying, so they better be nice to me!!  smile

  11. CARIBQUEEN profile image71
    CARIBQUEENposted 6 years ago

    It is a nice place to be to read hubs and answer relevant questions.  However, I am not addicted.  I just like meeting people and sharing.

 
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