The problem with writing hubs is that writing them can be addictive, especially if one is a writer and has an opinion on everything! So, I couldn't resist anymore and wrote my first hub in about a month today. In other words, I could not resist - never mind the fact that I'm supposed to be formatting my ebook and finding someone to do the art!
It's so good to see you back writing on HubPages! We missed you the month you were gone.
Sophia, apples never fall far from the tree, welcome back.
Think of it as a release valve. Writing serves to get your thoughts out and share them. Serves to advance your writing skills and it can be fun. So writing at Hubpages as well as on other sites is a lot of work but can be beneficial not only mentally but perhaps to some extent monetarily, although based on the low income potential it's mostly for the experience.
I agree everybody! I had such fun writing my hub this morning. Nothing else got done but I felt a profound sense of satisfaction.
I think that writing a hub allows one a beginning and an end, so there is closure. That is why it's so pleasurable!
I so agree. I love when inspiration comes for an idea and you just can't wait to produce a hub.
Ah, so that's why I'm writing Hubs rather than finishing my novel. I think you could be right about that "closure" feeling.
Although in my case, I fear it's just an avoidance technique!
Oh, I understand the 'avoidance technique' very well. It was actually how the hub that I've just written came to be written. I was trying to understand what my hold up was and discovered it's because I have extrovert characteristics when it comes to work. I don't like to write on my own. I like to have people around me!
And I thought I was the only one! Actually, I know I'm not the only one because my husband is exactly the same. We're both introverts, but we both need the buzz of other people around us to keep motivated, even if we're not interacting with them.
I am so addicted to writing hubs, that I have started three of them. Each time I sit down to write tho, I get interupted. Then I feel a brain fart, and have to start over. I was happy to post a hub for this week without any interuptions. I don't know what I would do without HP to share my inspiration.
I know the feeling Sophia, I've been so busy haven't had much time to write on HP so was glad to post a hub last week after months of being away from writing here. Still been greeting though as that doesn't take up as much time. Enjoy writing again on HP.
Good for you Sophia, it does feel good to publish hubs.
I have one in the works. It's in notepad now, I probably won't be able to publish it until the weekend. I write when I'm inspired and have time. I don't write online full time. [I don't even think I could. I need to be out and moving around and being around people.] This is the longest interval I've had since I started and I miss it, but I'm back in the classroom and I don't feel like writing when I get home!
Yup! I've never really used Notepad. In some ways, I think it might make Hub writing easier.
Hi Sophia - good to see you back.
On subject of writing Hubs outside of HubPages... I find it much better to use Word and just flow into it. Then rearrange, play with where headings might be appropriate and generally edit before starting to create a Hub.
I can maintain an ever growing list of half started / finished ideas away from my HP account.
I end up with an offline copy of all my text without having to do anything.
It seems easier to separate writing from editing capsules - two different activities.
I think there are several nice things about writing hubs:
1) When writing hubs, one often has to research things that interest one anyway, so you learn more about something you love.
2) They're reasonably short so they can be done in a certain amount of time, even if it is a longish hub. This means that there is closure, and with closure comes a sense of satisfaction.
3) Response to the hub is almost immediate. One can see from readers marking it up or making contact whether one has hit on something or not. There is a sense of satisfaction when one has provided something that is useful, funny, beautiful, or has some sort of meaning for others.
4) There is a learning curve that stands one in good stead for other areas of writing.
Here I thought I was an idiot for writing a hub about my hubpages addiction! I feel much better knowing that I am not going through this alone. The good thing with this addiction is the very that that caused it is the only thing that can heal it: WRITING!
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