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Oh my I've become a Hubpages Stalker!
I need to get a real life
I got up this morning, I logged online, I checked my ebay store, and then I headed over to good ole' Hubpages. I checked my new comments that I'd received, responded to the pathetically small amount of people that I've managed to lure into my Hubs, and then began to wander the site. I did a small amount of Hub Hopping, looked at some questions, voted on a few peoples answers, which I must say, seems rather petty of me to think I have any right to vote on their opinion. I mean, heck, it's THEIR opinion! How do I earn the right to give it an up or a down thumb?? But that's off topic. Then I wandered off to look at the small amount of money I've made off Google Adsense...small amount mostly because I have a paltry 10 hubs, and most of those are about matters that are private to my family, which, let's face it, is not going to generate great amounts of interest, or money!
I then went to read the Hubs of some of the people I "follow" on here. And I must be totally honest with you. I follow approximately 64 people on Hubpages. In the very beginning, before I really knew what I was doing, I kind of thought the purpose was to go and follow all types of people, and get them to follow you. So that is where some of them came from. Then I became more discriminating in how I followed...I only picked those that had things I felt I would actually read, or those that I found more interesting. I did not automatically begin to follow people just because they followed me. If they began to follow me I went to their profile and looked to see what they wrote about, and if it was something interesting, or I thought I might return and read things, I followed them. There are a couple on my list that I follow who have taken a break from writing and no longer add anything to their hubpages, and there is at least one who is only on here to read hubs and does not write anything of their own. So the number is 64, but the actual number of people writing content is slightly smaller than that. But still, of the approximately 55-60 people that I follow, I regularly read every new Hub written, of about 4 people. Seriously.
And of those four, there are 2 that I can't wait to read. I go to their pages first and read whatever new Hub they've written. I usually comment on their writings, unless I'm feeling extremely uncreative that day, or for some reason have a limited amount of time and do not feel I can do their creativity justice at that time, in which case, I return later and try to make sure I comment. There are a few hubs of theirs I do not comment on, just because some content is perhaps a topic that is not quite as interesting to me as others. But for the most part, I read, I comment, and then I wait to see if they respond to my comment.
This is where the stalking comes in. I've discovered that I find myself logging on to Hubpages several times throughout the day, looking for new hubs, or new comments by my favorite few people! My God, do I have no real life?? How in the world can a woman with a husband, a dog, a fairly large house, two kids, two grandkids, and an eBay business have time to log onto hubpages that many times a day just to see what relative strangers have to say?? Do I need help?? Are there others out there like me?? Logging on, looking for new hubs, searching frantically for comments to respond to?? Do we need to start a 12 step program for ourselves?? Please, let me know I'm not alone in this twisted need to log onto hubpages! At least if I knew there were more out there like me, stalking other hubbers, perhaps stalking ME, I'd feel better. Misery loves company type of thing you know! I just can't be the only one out there telling my family I'm on here writing so I can make money on Google Adsense, or that I'm trying to "be discovered" for my writing ability, or that I'm learning new things, all just so they won't look at me funny when they catch me running over to the computer for a quick check for comments!