Lately I have no computer and I only go to the library. When I had one at home I found myself online and this was my favorite website. Besides facebook and email, whatever.
So, it was easy for me to indulge in everything, forums, reading, writing.
But lately I'm glad I have no computer at home, not that I'm not going to get one, because I can do other stuff that's more physically active for one anyways.
So, may I ask those who are on here so much, "Why do you spend 5-10+ hours a day on here if you do?"
or "What are you focusing mostly on here" for example,
a) mostly writing
b) writing and forums and reading
c) reading mostly
d) forums mostly
e) something else
I think this is a great question...why the hell do we spend so much time here and make the effort to do it???
For me, your b) would be the answer. I find this place a wealth of information about what people know, and how they think and relate online. This information is fuel for my writing, but also insight for other aspects of my life, aspects like trust, ethics, and commitment.
I've never been a "street-smart" person, but being here has helped me be a "net-smart" one, which has opened my eyes to the goings-on in my day-to-day interactions in my physical life.
For me, time spent here has been well-spent.
I'm a "b" also.
Yes...I have learned alot here with the various hub topics, as well as info in forums and questions answered. ANd fun too.
I usually don't get ideas for hubs, sometimes I do.
Yeah I think it's well spent too.......I will def get back on the HP wagon soon when I get my own computer.
Its quite easy to be on Hubpages for five or more hours. That is especially true if you are writing two or more hubs per day. I get a certain gratification when I know I've written my last hub for the day. I know I have shared a piece of me that i wanted the world to learn about. On the other hand, I had to stop spending so much time on this hub because i was letting life pass me by. Now I manage my time better and try to write when I can not go outside or my friends and family are not available. But in the long run, this is a fun place to be.
I just love it here!!! Better than facebook and Twitter! There is so much to do, you can just keep jumping from one thing to another and never get bored! Oh, and the best thing i enjoy on HB is watching my earnings rise and if anyone writes a comment, replying back to them!
I'm a gamer. So, I spend a lot of time on the computer. I decided I wanted to at least be somewhat productive while on the computer and help fellow gamers. I'm pretty much a b) as well. But I just started yesterday. I'm hoping to establish myself as a freelance writer. Who knows where hubbing will lead me.
I probably look as if I spend hours here!
The reality is, I earn my money as a freelance translator. I hoped to set up some passive income through hubs, but so far this has not borne fruit. However, I enjoy the forums. Hubpages is one of several sites I have active on my browser. When I need a break from work, I sometimes flip through forums here.
Angela Morgan, I would love some tips on how to get my Death Knight out of the starter zone! I'm on my fourth attempt so far. I keep running out of money to mend armour, especially when I try to kill the ballistas. I play WoW on a laptop and cannot control the flying thingummy or see where my shots will land.
By not washing, showering, sleeping, eating, shopping or cleaning or tidying the house. That way, I have plenty of time to spend on here.
I have a lot of times on my hands at my job (I have a desk, public relations job) so I do most of my hubbing during that time.
But I love to write and to see what others have to say, so that's why I get on here.
I'm not really devoting the kind of time to HubPages that my time signed in and/or the frequency with which I post on the forums (or occasionally Answers) would seem to indicate. I usually leave a window up and pop on and off between doing other things (including work). It's fairly rare that I actually devote a solid chunk of time to HP. Sometimes I'll have a few hours at night, or before I start my day, and will devote that chunk of time to something like writing a Hub and then coming to the forums to after publishing it (and before either going to sleep or getting busy with my day, depending on the time it is). I have an erratic workload, so once in awhile (particularly if it's raining out and I have little else to do), I'll sit for hours and just goof off on the computer (which usually means wasting time on the forums unless/until I get inspired to write something, a Hub or something else). Basically, if I'm on here for five minutes or five hours, it means I have nothing else pressing to do and am trying to make use of my "down" time. I have no system whatsoever, but being on here whenever I have a free moment (or few hours) is better use of that free time (whether "productive-wise" or "sort-of-social-wise") than, say, watching television or talking on the phone.
(I can't write at the local library, even though it's a beautiful library and usually isn't all that crowded. I have a netbook in case I can't use my PC for some reason. I have a typewriter for the unlikely event I couldn't use either of my computers. I wish I could function (as far as getting work dones goes) at the libary. It would be good to have a change of scenery. I can't, though. My writing-brain won't work if strangers are coming and going around me. )
I spend a good amount of my time floating between HP and playing some online games. I'm trying to focus on writing more hubs since I now have a nice area set up in my house to be at the computer. I'm probably going to be getting a laptop for christmas since this computer is getting very old and new software is just as expensive as a new computer. When this happens I'm sure I'll at least double the amount of time I am on this page working on my hubs.
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