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Hubbing Widows And First Impressions About Hubbers

Updated on May 4, 2009

You have ofcourse heard of grass widowers and golf widows. But is there anything like a Hubbing widow or widower? I don’t know. What I do know is that ever since I became a Hubber two weeks ago, thanks to Shalini, a talented and prolific writer, my wife is wondering what has happened to me. I seem to be suffering from the opposite of writer’s block. Is there a term for it? The need to bang those not-so-dainty fingertips on the keyboard ( the term “putting pen to paper” has sadly become invalid) is surprisingly strong. As fellow Hubber Feline Prophet points out, for someone who took 20 years to write four hubs, my output has suddenly increased. Adding another seven in a few days.

I would meanwhile like to share my first impressions about Hubbers from the few pieces I have read. I will repeat these are just a few pieces. The good things first (what was it Shakespeare wrote about the good that men do being interred with their bones). There is a huge amount of talent out there. Virtually every article I have read, speaks of class. Well-written, informative and eminently readable. If there is one well-meant criticism, it is that a fair degree of back-slapping seems to go on. Could one see some constructive criticism as well? Especially the more experienced could, I am sure, suggest improvements to the new kids on the block. These should ofcourse be taken by the writer in the spirit they are made.

Another good thing is the amount of help every hubber seems to want to give. On everything from relationships to sex to cameras and how to make money. Subjects which I am sure are of importance to all hubbers. There is also a surprisingly high degree of openness. Hubbers are ready to share their most intimate feelings. Even on sad happenings such as broken marriages.

There is such a diverse set of topics one comes across in hubpages that ideas are being forever sparked off in my brain. Unfortunately there is only one brain (of sorts) and two sets of digits to process and handle all the information. There is so much to read that 24 hours are just not enough.

One thing that interests me is why some people assume pseudonyms and fake identities. I have no idea what the percentages are like but seems even stevens to me. Between those who call themselves “Invader 1” and a put up a photograph of a wrestler. And those who put up their own pictures and call themselves by their real names. One reason could be the need for security in a virtual world where one cannot distinguish the real from the fake, where things may not always be what they seem. Speaking for myself, it is important to show that what you see is what you get. It would in any case be interesting for me to hear from fellow hubbers – both those who reveal themselves and those who don’t.



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      sabu singh 6 years ago

      Thank you for visiting and the kind words, agvulpes.

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      Peter 6 years ago from Australia

      Interesting line of thought on this Hub. Yes I will admit to my wife being a Hub Widow. However she also writes here and fully understands.

      Rated up :-)

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      sabu singh 7 years ago

      Thank you for visiting and for your comments Tony. May peace be with you too.

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      Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

      I enjoyed this Hub very much. I tend to agree with you about the "back slapping" ! Maybe we do need to see more constructive feedback here.

      Thanks for sharing

      Love and peace


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      sabu singh 8 years ago

      Thanks for your comments Trish. I quite agree with whoever made those comments about your being open and honest - it comes through quite clearly. I look forward to catching up with your writings soon.

      I appreciate the need for security especially where ladies are concerned.

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      trish1048 8 years ago

      Hi Sabu,

      A comment was left on one of my hubs yesterday, stating that I seem so open and honest in my writings, so why, then, do I have no photo?

      Actually, I had my photo on here for several months, and one day, a hubber whose work I read changed his avatar.  I thought, gee, I'm tired of my photo, let me put something different up.  So, I did.  I am toying with the idea of having a new photo taken so I can put it out here, but I haven't quite convinced myself that I want to do that.  It has nothing to do with deceiving anyone.  Heck, if I wanted to do that, all my writings would consist of bull crap.  I'm also thinking in terms of security.

      As far as a being a hub widow, that isn't the case here, as I am a real widow.  So, when it's 10 pm, my grown children, if they care to know, know where to find me :)

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      Shalini Kagal 8 years ago from India

      I hope you don't ever blame me :D

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      sabu singh 8 years ago

      FP perhaps you should change the Feline to Funny

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Oooooh, they're saying nice things about me....(blush, blush!)

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      sabu singh 8 years ago

      Thanks so much Dianacharles. I would very much like to be a prolific and hopefully a reasonably decent writer. Your encouragement will help a lot. Thanks so much for reading. I would also appreciate your feedback on how to improve the content and style.

      FP ofcourse is a champ

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      dianacharles 8 years ago from India

      Welcome sabu to hubpages. Somehow I quite suspect that you are going to be one of the prolific writers over here. I go by of course the 12 hubs in just 2 weeks. Why not put your wife also onto Hubpages....then there won't be any Hubber widows or widowers :P

      And the above writer...she is just a puddy tat who writes from the heart and extremely well. :)

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      sabu singh 8 years ago

      Thanks FP. Would'nt you like the hubworld to know your real identity? You certainly don't seem pompous from your writing style.

      Another thought that just struck me is to try and build the personality of a hubber from their writing. Would'nt that be interesting?

      Thanks as always for your encouragement.

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      Feline Prophet 8 years ago

      Feline Prophet - yeah I'm as pompous as the name suggests! Actually there's no deep dark reason for adopting an assumed name - a friend created the identity for me and I decided to stick with it. Like I said I'm a pompous cat! Hehe...

      Keep writing Sabu, and make sure you show your wife what you're doing on HubPages so she gets into the spirit of things too! :)