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Updated on September 17, 2012

Writing on after Thanksgiving

Taking time out from our regular routine can be just what the doctor ordered however sometimes when we take the time out it can be hard to get right back into our day to day activities again.

Take Thanksgiving for example. Taking time out with the family and sharing delicious food and having real quality time doing something different from your usual activities is great and can be very therapeutic. All the delicious tastes, kicking back and putting your feet up, watching the kids enjoy their time off can all be great “unwinders”.

Yes Thanksgiving is great.

Once all the family leave and the dishes have been washed and put away it can often feel like more of an effort to “get back into things”.

Feeling relaxed when you are usually running at 100 miles per hour can in turn cause you to feel a bit sluggish and less inclined to jump back in the saddle and write, write, write.

Perhaps if your endeavours were not quite bringing in the money you had hoped for, or traffic was falling or maybe your creative flow had come to a standstill. All of these factors can be a great excuse not to start where you finished off.

Often thoughts of having a break from writing come into your head to “focus on other things”.

Well if you do feel like you need a break from writing after your Thanksgiving think about this.

What were you doing leading up to Thanksgiving on

Were you actively writing daily? Had you got into your groove and the ideas were free flowing?

Or perhaps you have been looking for a reason not to write. Perhaps the ideas you had were not what you needed to write. Maybe the impending Thanksgiving celebrations and time with the family were pre-occupying your thoughts and rightly so.

These are all valid reasons. If you feel is not generating what you hoped it would, then often a break is as good as a change. Like a relationship sometimes we need time out to assess the direction things are going in.

Do take time out however diarise to come back. Act like it were an appointment at the doctor. Do not miss the appointment. Set the date and the time. Log in on the date and see how you feel when reviewing your account. Who knows, in your absence you may have earned some money or your following may have increased. Review all the hubs you have prepared previously and see where you can perhaps improve on SEO or your eBay or Amazon ads.

Once you have done this assess your motivation for writing again. Perhaps you are putting yourself under unnecessary pressure to write about topics you are not motivated on now. For example if you tend to write a lot about recipes or places to visit, why not change to another topic completely and see what fresh nuggets you can conjure up for your latest hub on HubPages.

For many hubbers at the outset and for a long time, will not be your primary income and most of us have other avenues to earn. Maybe your expectations for earnings from the outset were a little high? You will have a lot more fun writing if you forget the cents for a few good hubs and focus on the quality and keyword research.

In addition you do not always need to write directly into Why not prepare a few word documents in a folder then take your pick from your top 5 and cut and paste. This way you can do the hubbing upfront and simply publish at a time that suits rather than bombarding your account with material which you are not 100% sure is going to get the traffic or revenue you are striving for.

If you are feeling bloated, sluggish, tired or really needing more time away from writing take it but you must make an appointment to come back for a review and hopefully a kick-start.

Like losing weight over a long period of time you need motivation and sustained levels of momentum for it to work. Some weeks you lose pounds, other weeks you stand still. is a lot like losing weight, only hopefully some weeks you make $$ and other weeks you may not see a spike in revenue.

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving and enjoyed quality and special time with friends and family.

We look forward to seeing you back hubbing with your fellow hubbers on really soon.


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      Tom_Radford 6 years ago from London

      I've just started hubbing again after quite a big break...funny how I always drift back. i think my initial motivation for hub pages was to make money, but it's the community which brings me back. I like the comments, I like the ideas and I get loads of useful feedback and information from other hubs. Win win really.

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      Tamara Wilhite 6 years ago from Fort Worth, Texas

      How many hubs do you think are necessary to generate cash flow of a hundred dollars a month?