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OMGosh I only joined 3 days ago and I can't STOP checking my stats!

  1. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
    Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago

    Does anyone else have this problem when they first joined?

    1. BRIAN SLATER profile image86
      BRIAN SLATERposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, it is perfectly normal to do so, life will return to normal very soon, happy hubbing and welcome to hp's.

  2. Joy56 profile image61
    Joy56posted 6 years ago

    no i didn't.  Just my stats were hidden

    1. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
      Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Is that your real hair color?  That is just awesome!  I always wanted blue hair but never had the courage to dye my hair.

  3. DIYweddingplanner profile image89
    DIYweddingplannerposted 6 years ago

    Yes, I find HP extremely addictive..even after five months.

    1. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
      Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Yes, I couldn't agree with you more!  There are so many interesting questions and topics on here.  I just want to keep reading and reading.

  4. puddingicecream profile image72
    puddingicecreamposted 6 years ago

    I left my stats alone. I usually just take a peek but other than that, I leave them alone.

  5. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    Coincidentally and for the first time ever I have only just written a hub on this.  It's not very good.

    1. Greg Sage profile image58
      Greg Sageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Coincidentally, I wrote a hub about you writing a hub about it.  It is also not very good sad

      Well, I wasn't gonna look at my stats today... but since y'all brought it up, I decided to check.  Dang.  Now I'm not gonna be able to rest 'till I know I've gotten 1000 vies by the end of the first week.

      Dammit.

      1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
        Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Well, I expect mine is worse than yours. 

        This gets harder by the way...

        1. Greg Sage profile image58
          Greg Sageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

          Seriously.

          10 followers in a day... then none...  I feel like a day trader.

          SELL!!!  SELL!!!!  SELL!!!

          1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
            Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

            I probably should say something reassuring and welcoming.

            It's not really my thing though.  Hey ho.  You'll get there, wherever there is.

            On topic. Stats are not very important but they are addictive.

            Beware the blue triangles...

            1. Greg Sage profile image58
              Greg Sageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

              wuzzat?

              1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
                Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                Blue triangles show against your hubs when traffic is lower than the day before.  Freaked me out when I first saw them.  Thought I had lost the love.

                Now of course I welcome them.  At least SOMETHING happened.

                1. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
                  Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                  I like the pictures you use for your articles.  Quite original.

                  1. Mark Ewbie profile image84
                    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago in reply to this

                    Thanks Mr Yo.  I needed that.  Someone said they were like a two year olds doodlings.  Knocked me out of my stride for a while.

    2. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
      Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Mark, in your article you mentioned an author who wrote 12 articles per day.  Would you mind sharing who that person is?  I'm quite curious.  I enjoy seeing different styles of writing.

  6. Richieb799 profile image62
    Richieb799posted 6 years ago

    You never stop checking! OMGoodness!

  7. CyclingFitness profile image90
    CyclingFitnessposted 6 years ago

    I have the same problem!!

    I'm slowly weening myself off the hubs for specific times of the day. It's going to take time but I feel I can get there

    Woohoo a couple of double red triangles today!!

  8. Rising Caren profile image76
    Rising Carenposted 6 years ago

    When I made this account all I could do was check stats.
    But about 2 months later, I stopped.

    So don't worry - it'll pass.

  9. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
    Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago

    woohoo! I just checked again and I made my first PENNY($0.01) on hubpages!

    1. earnestshub profile image89
      earnestshubposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      Now you know you can make SOME money here, you may be able to drop the stats obsession! lol
      The first penny is sweetest! Welcome to hubpages, I hope you stay and grow.

      1. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
        Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks for welcoming me!  big_smile That penny almost made me jump out of my seat when I first saw it!

        1. Rosie2010 profile image74
          Rosie2010posted 6 years ago in reply to this

          lol Welcome to Hubpages!  I was also ecstatic to see the very first penny I made six months ago.  I earned zero on my first month.  Congratulations on your first earnings.

  10. Mark Ewbie profile image84
    Mark Ewbieposted 6 years ago

    I wish I could remember the link, I was just trawling.

  11. imatellmuva profile image84
    imatellmuvaposted 6 years ago

    I obsessed with checking my stats after I first joined, and slowly the desire began to wane. Not because I was no longer interested, it was just that the newness finally wore off, and I had other things to do, like...go the the bathroom, eat, etc.

    Welcome to Hubpages!!! Here you'll find a great community of people...like the ones who responded to your forum post! Happy Hubbing!!!!

    1. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
      Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      I guess it's safe to call this obsession the newbie syndrome. 

      People are great here and I love it.

  12. kmackey32 profile image81
    kmackey32posted 6 years ago

    I check my stats all the time.....

  13. Cardisa profile image91
    Cardisaposted 6 years ago

    Didn't any one warn you that HP, features and all, were addictive?

    big_smile

    1. Mr-Yo LV profile image59
      Mr-Yo LVposted 6 years ago in reply to this

      No.  I found this site by myself online.  I found a bunch of answers/questions and hubs regarding how addicting hubpages is though.

      1. Greg Sage profile image58
        Greg Sageposted 6 years ago in reply to this

        They all lie.  There's nothing addictive here.  No one cares about their stats.

        Read all my hubs, vote them up, follow me, and find out why.

 
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