I used to do journal writing everyday for several hours a day...now writing articles is my focus...so is that a hobby (because I enjoy it)? or, is it an obsession (because I spend so much time on it)|? It could be both!
Writing for me has always been more an obsession than a hobby, (though it's been both) especially now at this point in my life. Due to circumstances and the need to earn a living, my need to write has alway taken a back seat to other concerns...I'm trying to change that now.
writing is a hobby to me, except once i start in a novel.. then it just becomes a blur as word follows word and i forget to make a coffee or eat for days on end because i am so engrossed in what i'm throwing over the keyboard.
lately, writing hasn't been of interest at all and i come to hub pages to get the brain working again. doesn't mean i write what makes sense tho but most times, it does to me haha
you'll know it's become an obsession cos there will be a dumping of hubs that just appear out of nowhere over night LOL
some good soem crap, depends on who's doing the reading...
I would say writing is a near obsession with me. Happily its become even more so since I've discovered HubPages. HubPages makes writing so easy. I used to "blog" a bit, but I gave that up because I got no interactivity there. I felt like I was writing into the void. HubPages has actually catalyzed my interest in writing.
It is a hobby, I enjoy writing on just about anything and everything depending on the situation I find myself in. I just had not had a chance to login due to medical reasons. I am doing just great and thank God for His wonderful mercy and love during the time of illness. So is writing a hobby or near obsession to you?
In some sense, I guess I could say that it is a hobby because I do derive pleasure from the execution of it just like someone does from golf or woodworking. On the other hand, when I am able to create a piece that is above the crease, I feel something different going on. From a hobby perspective, I take pen in hand and attempt to create. From an obsessive perspective, the need takes control of me and I become the instrument that delivers something that seems to already exist somewhere else within me and must come out...when that happens, I have to call it an obsession. As I look around, I see two types emerging in the writing arena. There are those who can and do write almost as if it is a gift from God. They may take a bit of training along the way but for the most part, they can do it and do. Then there are the ones who "desire to write"...they ache for it, they envy those who can, they want it badly but for whatever reason, they just cannot get there even though they try. They waste their time reading books, taking courses, getting advice from others but in the end, they cannot climb that mountain. For them, it is an obsession...one that seems to be just out of reach. I suffer that way with the guitar. If the guitar came to me like writing does, I could be happy. With that contrast in mind, I can truly say that sometimes God gives us a talent without asking what it is we really wanted. The answer is that he really does not care what we wanted...it was what he wanted us to have...it is a gift. It is then up to us to decide what we do with it. WB
by Jay M. Juster 4 years ago
Why did you decide to start writing articles on HubPages?What motivated you to write on this site? Are you just starting and needed an outlet? Did you want a place to earn money/publicity? Tell me!
by Mary Hyatt 6 years ago
Do you consider HubPages a hobby or as a way to boost your income?I started writing on HubPages as a creative outlet, but now that I'm beginning to make a little money, I'm changing my outlook.
by Peg Cole 3 years ago
What do you like the most about writing articles on Hub Pages? The least?The Hub Pages community is changing daily with the influx of new members and new guidelines. What do you enjoy the most about the opportunity to write here and why?Are there things you would like to see change? Please explain...
by Carolee Samuda 5 years ago
What is more challenging for you as a writer?Writing articles, creating fiction or creating non fiction stories?
by Lily Rose 8 years ago
I've never written for anyone other than myself, but I've been contacted and asked to write some articles on different (online) platforms on a general topic that is of some interest to me. I have no idea if it would be worth my while and no idea how much to ask for. Anyone here have any...
by Neerizzle 6 years ago
Is writing articles ever a chore for you?My goal for now is to write at least one article every day, and so far I'm having fun since I'm fairly new. I have an overwhelming number of ideas that I want to write about. But I imagine after a while I'll be forcing myself to write. Do you write only when...
Copyright © 2018 HubPages Inc. and respective owners. Other product and company names shown may be trademarks of their respective owners. HubPages® is a registered Service Mark of HubPages, Inc. HubPages and Hubbers (authors) may earn revenue on this page based on affiliate relationships and advertisements with partners including Amazon, Google, and others.
|HubPages Device ID||This is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.|
|Login||This is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.|
|HubPages Traffic Pixel||This is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.|
|Remarketing Pixels||We may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.|
|Conversion Tracking Pixels||We may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.|