Anyone else obsessed with their hubscore?

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  1. Sue B. profile image92
    Sue B.posted 12 years ago

    So, is anyone else obsessed with their hubscore? I watch it go up and down and I become obsessed.  I hit 91 once and I returned to the 80's again and dream of the day I could return to a higher number.  Numbers, scores, and grades are so silly but I find it fascinating at how fixating people can become on them-- including myself!  For all I know this score could be meaningless but I'll think about it way too often.
    Anyone else want to admit their silly obsession?

    1. heavenbound5511 profile image65
      heavenbound5511posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It is tempting to become obsessed with your own score here.
      It's nice when it goes up- it's encouraging. I have become disappointed too when I was doing the best I could and it dropped.
      Now I don't care about it because it varies to much. I can't let my score be my motivation- even though it's nice to have a higher score.

      My score can be 89 one day and the next 81 or something. It can be frustrating sometimes so I disconnected from it's importance to me.
      It's nice to get comments too- but I can't go by it either.
      I have to focus on why I even started writing and sharing here to begin with. Which is so I can study the word of God. You see I don't like to read a lot, or study. Now if I am doing it to help someone else it is a great motivation and I benefit from it also. I ask God to lead and guide me while writing so the message is powerful and effective. I like the win - win situations.
      God bless you! smile

    2. heavenbound5511 profile image65
      heavenbound5511posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      It's looks as though you have came here to write and share to help improve peoples lives too from the subjects you write about. Good health are important after all our bodies are the temple of God. We should treat ourself like we are valuable to God and take care of our heath. The bible it full of good healthy habits.

    3. Marisa Wright profile image88
      Marisa Wrightposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Yes, it is meaningless in the scheme of things!   However you're not the only newbie to obsess about it. 

      HubScore is just a reflection of your success.  It doesn't help you gain success. 

      For example, if your Hubs have good earnings potential, your HubScore will go up.  A good HubScore won't have any effect on earnings, though.

    4. Sue B. profile image92
      Sue B.posted 11 years agoin reply to this

      Just to update, I still have an obsession with my hubscore.  I seem to float between 92-95 now.  I think part of my obsession is the mystery- what really makes my hubscore plummet 3 points in a day and what makes it jump 5 point over two days?  I can't seem to really tie any activities to my hubscore although I noticed it does dip for a short time after I publish a hub.
      Hubpages is fascinating- who thought to ever make this website and all of these features?  I must not be as creative as I once was which makes me awestruck when someone else is.
      I probably should start a thread about innovation.  In hindsight, nothing looks so grand but at the time, to be the first, to be creative enough to think outside of the box- and actually create the "box" of the future is amazing.

      1. Cardisa profile image88
        Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

        I used to be really obsessed with my score to the point where I would write hubs and poetry about

        I soon realized that I could not figure out the system and am so grateful that I am in the mid to high 90s most of the time so I am not to obsessed any more.

        I think my new obsession is getting more traffic to my hubs because my goal is to earn $200 per month from HP.

        I think after a while you will get over the obsession when you figure out how to keep it within a certain range. A score of 100 doesn't necessarily make you a better writer.

    5. Shinkicker profile image54
      Shinkickerposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      It's nice to hit the ton but the score never hangs around the 100 mark too long. It does bring out the obsessive in me a little but not too much I hope :-)

  2. profile image0
    Muldanianmanposted 12 years ago

    No, I don't even know what mine is.  I enjoy writing my hubs and I enjoy writing on the forums.  As to my hubscore, it is of no importance to me.

  3. mskills profile image83
    mskillsposted 12 years ago

    So far, I haven't placed a lot of weight on monitoring my hub score since, like you, I have yet to determine its meaning.

    However, those little blue triangles that hop around on my account page -- I love 'em.  Considering how often they appear and reappear next to my hub titles, I'm convinced I'm doing something right.

    1. Aficionada profile image80
      Aficionadaposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Did you actually mean blue here, or red?  I am one of the ones who didn't quite get the reason for the color-coding at first.

      Blue = cool, i.e. cooling off, getting less traffic, fewer views.
      Red = hot, rising in traffic/views.

      It's actually probably not 100% straightforward, because so many of our numbers have some randomness thrown in. But I do know that the red triangles are the ones we want.

      --- Or, were you possibly being ironic, and it just went over my head?  (not for the first time, believe me)

      1. mskills profile image83
        mskillsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Just joshin' around.  Not about the number of blue triangles, just the lovin' part. big_smile

  4. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 12 years ago

    I don't really notice it anymore.

  5. lizzieBoo profile image60
    lizzieBooposted 12 years ago

    I just don't understand it.

  6. Lisa HW profile image62
    Lisa HWposted 12 years ago

    The only thing that would really get me to think about it much might be to see it drop to a low that it hasn't been at since I've been on here for awhile.  I'd probably wonder what was going on, whether I was doing something wrong, etc.  Even if it dropped dramatically, though, my thinking be along the lines of "whatever....".   hmm

    Having said that, I'll admit that I like seeing 100 better than not seeing it.  Strangely, though, I kind of also like being at my "low".  It feels most familiar.   lol

  7. b4murray profile image80
    b4murrayposted 12 years ago

    Hmmmm... Mine seems to be sinking not sure why. Someday it will be 100! LOL

  8. 2uesday profile image66
    2uesdayposted 12 years ago

    Best not to worry about it too much when the score drops as no one seems to be able to define the exact reasons why.

  9. IzzyM profile image86
    IzzyMposted 12 years ago

    I'm sure it drops when God is annoyed.

  10. Cagsil profile image72
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    I've been here too long for the numbers to matter anymore. Besides, the numbers have no relation to earnings. It's a pure ego boost more than it is anything else.

    1. Lisa HW profile image62
      Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Sometimes it isn't even particularly an "ego boost":  I notice that whenever I post a Hub my score inevitably drops until I stay away from doing/saying much of anything for awhile!!  lol   What does THAT tell me?   lol

      1. Cagsil profile image72
        Cagsilposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I don't Lisa, what does THAT tell you? tongue

        1. Lisa HW profile image62
          Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          I'm not entirely sure I understand your post, Cagsil; but my point was that I've learned I, for one, seem to be "rewarded" (score-wise anyway) by staying away and not writing/posting anything.   smile  Maybe soon they'll start paying me to stay away too.   lol

          1. Sue B. profile image92
            Sue B.posted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Lisa, I noticed that too. I thought that it was because a new hub has a low score at first so would impact some sort of average if that is partially what contributes to the hubscore

            1. Lisa HW profile image62
              Lisa HWposted 12 years agoin reply to this

              Sue, I think that's probably what it is.   smile   It certainly is enough to make a "girl" wonder sometimes, though.   smile

          2. Cagsil profile image72
            Cagsilposted 12 years agoin reply to this

            Hey Lisa, I appreciate the clarifying post. I wasn't sure what you meant. Hence, my post. lol

  11. Randy Godwin profile image61
    Randy Godwinposted 12 years ago

    No!  smile

    1. Sue B. profile image92
      Sue B.posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Well that was fun!

      I can't help but notice the people with 97-100 seem to not even notice the score

  12. Cardisa profile image88
    Cardisaposted 12 years ago

    I try not to be. I have been advised not to be. But I am a competitor by nature. I have to achieve the highest score. I want to see my hubs and hubberscore get to 100.

  13. rebekahELLE profile image86
    rebekahELLEposted 11 years ago

    I think so. Maintaining a nice fluctuation is fine. 100 really has nothing to do with being a better or best writer. I think it has more to do with traffic, sales, contributions to the site, etc.

    1. Cardisa profile image88
      Cardisaposted 11 years agoin reply to this

      RebekahELLE, I just saw my comment of 9 months ago and thought, "I have come a long way" I used to be so obsessed with my score back then!
      Look at me now telling people not to be

      1. rebekahELLE profile image86
        rebekahELLEposted 11 years agoin reply to this



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