Writing and Reading Hubs on Hubpages – Is There a Cure for the Addiction?
Addicted to Hubs
Writing hubs is addictive, reading hubs is addictive. Making comments and checking out the new Hubbers, it is all addictive. I have to admit I am totally hooked. HubPages has me in its hooks. Sadly while I spend the bulk of my time reading other hubs and checking out the new hubs, my own portfolio sits unattended. While I am addicted to writing hubs there is just never enough time to do justice to any of them.
A Woman Becomes Obsessed with HubPages
The other day I started a new list for topics suitable for HubPages. I have dozens of titles sussed, with notes and reference points ready to go at any given moment. I must admit, I was feeling rather pleased with my efforts until I received an e-mail in my inbox. Yep, another hub from one of my favourite hubbers. It was good, it was more than readable so I had to take a moment to comment and rate it up, of course. Oh, if only I could get off other people’s Hubs, stop commenting and connecting with other Hubbers and get on with my own writing. Maybe then I will be one of those successful Hubbers who are making more than a few dollars a month from Google Adsense.
The Distant Dream or the Unattainable Goal? $$ for the Written Word
Is it a distant dream, this making money from writing? Is HubPages the answer or should I be concentrating my efforts on Constant Content instead? It’s not as if I don’t have a paying gig, I do, but even that gets left behind when I start searching through the wonderfully written, informative, funny and sad hubs from my fellow Hubbers.
The paying gig is so demanding. They tell me what to write and what keywords to use. Constant Content and Suite101 are both restrictive in not allowing use of the first person narrative that I love so much with all my writings. That’s what I love about HubPages. The freedom to pick my own topic, use keywords or not, and put ‘I ‘and ‘me’ into every single sentence if that’s where the words take me.
Every day there are dozens of new Hubs published to read and explore other people's lives from distant lands.
These are the reasons I love HubPages. Freedom in my writing and a sense of being part of a community, all from the comfort of my own home. If you enjoy reading, are searching for information or share my passion for writing, it’s easy to sign up to HubPages. But I do have to warn you it can become addictive. Be prepared to watch many hours fade into yesterday and your to do list remain unfinished especially once you have discovered the extra curricula activities -- HubMobs, Forums and Contests!
Bob Newhart Video - Stop It
Bob Newhart has a quick and easy solution to this woman's obsession. If we all followed his advice we could save thousands of dollars in therapy.
Break from HubPages
As it turns out I did manage to stop my obsession with reading and writing Hubs. I have left it alone for a few years now and turned my attentions to other writing. But I have missed it. There is a sense of connection here, interacting with other fellow Hubbers from around the globe. I love that the Internet has brought my neighbours into my world.
Unlike other addictions, there are real positives for being associated with HubPages such as:
- Getting information
- Joining discussions
- Making new friends
- Learning new things
- Making some pocket money or
- Starting a career in writing
No doubt you’ll find as I have that this site is well worth the time you spend here and perhaps you’d rather not find a cure for this particular addiction after all.
© 2010 Karen Wilton