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Updated on July 15, 2012
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Admitting Addiction to HubPages

If we are honest with ourselves, we would admit that from time to time, we have gone through phases of adddiction to HubPages. In the beginning we were confused, like a tourist in a foreign place trying to understand the customs and the language. We stuck out like a sore thumb because we asked questions like, "What is a fanmail?", "What is Google Adsense?", or "What is the difference between an author score and a hubscore?".

As time went by, we became more accustomed to our surroundings and started to fit in. Then somewhere along the way, addiction kicked in. We started to make comments like, "Were you just listening to Keith Urban? That is like sunshine's favorite country singer!" (Your friends look at you like you have been abducted and brainwashed by Martians.) Trying to hold in the laughter you reply, "Oh yeah, sorry, that is someone I follow on HubPages". You know when you start conversing in HubPages language in the real world, that addiction has set in.

So, I have chosen to dedicate a Limerick to HubPages and I hope you enjoy!

HubPages Limerick

Beginning is chaotic confusion

Capsules and fanmail what is their function

A few weeks have now passed

Answers received at last

Confusion is replaced with addiction


Addicted to this writing website,

Where you begin to read and then write

As you get on a roll

HubPages takes your soul

Nothing to do can try all your might



Funny Disclaimer

The example I used above regarding sunshine and her love for Keith Urban never did happen to me for real. It was just an example of how we can intertwine both HubPages and life together without even noticing it.

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      Rich 5 years ago from Kentucky

      I sit with eyes blurred vision woes

      my aching back, my freezing toes

      statistics stare

      I'm counting share

      Hubpage addiction just never slows

      I wish I'd have seen this before I ever signed in! lol

      Great job!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      rfordin,

      Thanks friend! We all can relate to this message!

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      Rfordin 5 years ago from Florida

      Yep! You hit the nail on the head with this one. I still consider myself a newbie but I'm learning the ropes because addiction has taken over. Thanks Josh!

      ~Becky

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Pamela,

      Thanks for yet again another kind visit from you! I am very grateful for that! We can all become addicted every now and then!

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      Pamela Oglesby 5 years ago from United States

      Loved the limerck and the Hub. It is easy to get addicted to Hubpages. I just don't have as much time as I once did but still read and write every chance I get. Voted up and funny.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Gypsy,

      LOL, yes it does work quicker! :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 5 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Voted up and funny. How very true we're all HubPage addicts. lol In other words it's just as dizzying as liquor but works so much quicker.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lesley,

      Glad you liked it! :)

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      Movie Master 5 years ago from United Kingdom

      Great fun Josh - voting up and best wishes from a fellow addict!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Suzette,

      Thanks for that kind compliment! I am glad you enjoyed it as well! :)

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      Suzette Walker 5 years ago from Taos, NM

      josh: You are one funny guy! This is charming. You say out loud what we all feel. I love it! You know how to express yourself so creatively!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ruchira,

      Thanks for reading and I am glad you enjoyed it! We are all addicted together! :)

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      Ruchira 5 years ago from United States

      hahaha...good one Josh.

      YES, I admit I am addicted to HP and nothing can refrain me from it...lol

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Rajan,

      Thanks for commenting! I am glad you enjoyed it and I love the picture! :)

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 5 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      I loved this. The picture is a nice complement to the limerick Josh. I bet all of us are addicted to hubpages to some degree.

      Voted up, awesome and funny. Shared this on HH

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Victoria,

      ROFL, Hilarious comment, thanks for stopping by and giving me a laugh!

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      Victoria Lynn 5 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      So true, so true! I try not to talk about HubPages too much in the "real world," because we all REALLY know that our own HubPages is really the real world. LOL. Fun hub!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Rosemay,

      Thanks again for commenting on another one of my hubs! It is greatly appreciated!

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      Rosemary Sadler 5 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Ah this is so true, we all go through this phases, and some of us are still confused as well as addicted. Lol

      Love the limeric.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mhatter99,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it! :)

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      interesting... funny... limerick you say... :))...

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Annie,

      Thanks for reading and commenting! Yes, it does take our soul in a good way! :) Thanks for voting and sharing my fellow hub friend! Take care now!

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      Annie Fenn 5 years ago from Australia

      Yep, you got it in one, Josh, least this has been my expereince too!!! It does take your soul, in a good way but!!! Lovely poetry, great pic, is that you clinging for dear life to your PC??

      My votes and best wishes, and sharing of course.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      Glad you are in the boat with me! I feel like we have a lot in common since we have started HubPages at the same time! :) I am glad you and I are making some progress and that we have each other to support us! I hope your vacation went well and that your daughter's party was a success!

      I am glad you loved it and thanks for your votes and shares!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      M,

      Thanks for your kind words and glad you loved it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Neel,

      Excellent poem! Great job, you should publish it as a hub, and we could link our two hubs together, just a thought.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      Josh, I totally love this limerick and have to agree that Hubpages can totally addictive and loved how you used writing to voice this. Even being on vacation and having my daughter's birthday party right when we got back today, I still can't help but check in now that I have free moment. So that says a lot as far as my addiction to hubpages. Seriously, loved this limerick as usual with your writing. Voted up and shared too. Also loved, how you gave a shout out to Linda's recent haiku on Keith Urban!

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      IAmForbidden 5 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      J.. this was pretty cute and lovely hubpages limerick. sooo good :)

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      neeleshkulkarni 5 years ago from new delhi

      inspired by Josh-

      _____________________

      when they publish you

      you get to the top

      but when they say no

      your mood does drop.

      _______________________

      the days people read you

      you hit a new high

      the days they iggy you

      all day do you sigh.

      ________________________

      if it was just liqour

      would throw away the bottle

      this writing addiction

      seems difficult to throttle.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ann,

      Thanks I love the picture as well!

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      Ann1Az2 5 years ago from Orange, Texas

      josh, clever, and I'm afraid more than true! lol love the picture.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mike,

      Thanks glad you enjoyed this funny outlook on HubPages, I enjoyed writing it!

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      Mike Pugh 5 years ago from New York City

      Very funny Josh, you have managed to sum up all of our activities here, or at least a minute drop of them into a cool kind of comical hub. Nicely done voted up and getting shared for sure. Your Cool!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kelley,

      Glad you enjoyed it, yes there are many of us in the same boat! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Dana,

      I am glad you can relate! That story you mentioned regarding your boyfriend is hilarious! Thanks for the awesome response Dana!

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      kelleyward 5 years ago

      This is so true Josh. I really think Hubpages if full of addicts! That is hubber addicts. I'm one of them. Voted up and shared! Kelley

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      Dana Strang 5 years ago from Ohio

      Awesome.

      I totally relate! I talk about my fellow hubbers now just as much as family, friends, and co-workers. And Yes. I get odd looks when I use words like "hub" and "hubber" "comments on comments". And there is the look my boyfriend gave me last night: house to ourselves, doors locked, us on the couch, AND me on hubpages "Honey, I just want to read my comments, I will commment on them tomorrow. Two minutes!" LOL!

      Love the way one Limerick leads to the other. You capture the evolution of hub addiction perfectly! GREAT JOB!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      starmom,

      Thanks appreciate it! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      starmom,

      Thanks appreciate it! :)

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      Starmom41 5 years ago

      cool hub- and I really like the image!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      seo,

      You are alone in this boat of HubPAge addiction! :)

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      seotechnology 5 years ago from India

      Ha ha. Nice hub. Yes, I am getting addicted to Hubpages and keep login in an out multiple times throughout the day.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joseph,

      LOL, yes we all are aren't we?! Thanks for sharing your insights!

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      Yeah Josh! Guilty we are. We forgot to tell you 4 weeks ago that addiction w was going to kick in sooner than later. Well, I guess you found out yourself Lol! Great limerick and greatest smiles. See lots of hubbers that fell for HP like us!

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      Not so for the established ones I guess...they've got other places to look after too. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joshi,

      We are all addicted no matter where we are on the journey!

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      Ashish Joshi 5 years ago from India

      Ha ha...reading this I've started to think I'm on my way to addiction to HubPages...specially because I'm still learning about it still and that needs time to spend.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Patty,

      Thanks for that awesome comment, very much appreciated! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      ROFl Awesome! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Christy,

      Thanks for reading, and I am glad you enjoyed it! Yes, she deserved the shout out! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      ROFL, hilarious response thanks! Too funny! Thanks for your awesome comment and for giving me a good laugh!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      Thanks for commenting! Haha, regarding rehab, LOL. Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Patty Kenyon 5 years ago from Ledyard, Connecticut

      LOL Josh, Another Funny and Awesome Limerick!!! By the way, loved the intro!!!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mary,

      HA HA, i love that idea, too funny! We could have weekly sessions, we could have so much fun, we could.....ok I will stop that for now. LOL Thanks for stopping by as always!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Beckie,

      Thanks, I am getting so many comments on the photo, LOL It is pretty funny! Thanks for the compliment and glad you had a good laugh!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Bill,

      Thanks! Yes I am addicted, I think LOL

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      Hi my name is Julie. I am a Hub addict. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mary,

      No I have not read it, but I will be checking it out for sure, thanks for the mention. Thanks for the votes and share, much appreciated!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Katrine,

      Thanks, glad you enjoyed it, yes it is a good addiction for sure!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      TT,

      Yes I am entrenched in it for sure! LOL

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Shout-out to Sunshine! Awe. I like the limerick, especially the line about how confusion is replaced by addiction :)

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Oh my. You mentioned three of my addictions in one hub limerick...HubPages, Keith Urban and sunshine! I need help. Nah, not really. I'm good with my addictions. I have had mentioned HP and KU so many times that people have asked if I'm an obsessive person. I dunno, ya think?!?! :)

      Excellent limerick, hub and photo!!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      Yep, you hit the nail on the head, Josh. HubPages is definitely addicting and I hope never to go to rehab! We can all relate to the initial confusion leading to understanding, addiction and talking Hub talk everywhere we go! I'm guilty for sure!

      Great job!

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Perhaps you could start a HA group (that's for HubPages Anonymous although it could be ha, ha!)

      Great job as always Josh. Voted up and funny.

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      Shining Irish Eyes 5 years ago from Upstate, New York

      From one addict to another - very funny and relatable subject. You have a true talent for making people laugh in your vehicle of writing. I enjoy every word.

      Love the funny photo too!!!

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Fun stuff Josh! There is no doubt that you are addicted. Admitting your problem is the first step towards recovery.

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      Mary Hyatt 5 years ago from Florida

      Hi, Josh. How true! Did you ever read my "silly little poem" about being addicted to HubPages?

      Loved this. I voted it funny, awesome, and will certainly share.

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      KatrineDM 5 years ago

      Josh, this is fun really. It can be addictive, but it's a great addiction, because sharing what you love and learning in a process is a wonderful thing to do.

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      Terrye Toombs 5 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

      Josh, good to see you are finally fully entrenched in the HubPages addiction. And you worried it would never happen for you. Well, there you go! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Icbenefield,

      Thanks glad you enjoyed it. We all can be addicted at times.

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      lcbenefield 5 years ago from Georgia

      Love the picture. Great hub. So true. So very true.

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Michelle,

      You are very welcome!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      La thing,

      Lol. Thanks for commenting and glad you enjoyed it. And thanks about the picture :)

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      LaThing 5 years ago from From a World Within, USA

      ROFL.... I CAN RELATE TO YOU 100%!!!!! boy, are we hooked or what!! Nice piece..... Voting up

      By the way, great picture of yours up top, lol..... :)

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      And thank you kindly!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Michelle,

      Thanks for stopping by, my faithful limerick fan! You are mmcuh appreciated and a big reason why I keep writing them!

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      Michelle Liew 5 years ago from Singapore

      So true about the chaos. We all feel this way, having to navigate hub tools! It's not easy. All the way, Limerick Man.

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      Mandar Karandikar 5 years ago from Ratlam, India

      Not a problem. :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mandar,

      Thanks bud for the continual support and encouragement! Have a good day friend! :)

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jen,

      Yes we are all addicts at some point whether we will truly admit it or not. LOL I know I have admit it several times over haha :)

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      Mandar Karandikar 5 years ago from Ratlam, India

      Josh,

      Another amazing limerick. The introduction was quite true. These are the exact phases that every hubber has to go through. I can't quite make out how you can do all this. I am amazed!

      :) Mandar

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hehehehe.... too true Josh! We're all just hopeless addicts! Great job, voted up and stuff, Jen