Why Do You Write For HubPages?


Why Do You Write?

At some point and time you will ask yourself this question. Why do you write on Hubpages? I am wondering that myself tonight as I celebrate my six month anniversary and my 20,000 page views. Why did I join Hubpages community and start out on writing? And why have I stayed so long?

Honestly, it was to gather my thoughts and my self together after my Mother’s sudden death which was extremely traumatizing to me. As I have expressed before during her death and afterwards my memory was shot. I had to do everything by lists. I never needed lists before my Mother’s passing. Honestly in college if I heard it in class I could remember it for the test. I just had to pay attention.

Why I Shouldn’t Write?

And perhaps I should tell you the reason I shouldn’t be writing on hubpages. First I am a horrific speller. Second I have dyslexia which means I type things backwards and read them forwards. Third English grammar is abstract to me and I don’t completely understand it. Fourth I confuse homonyms frequently like write and right. And there are even more reasons I should never ever try to write professionally. And still yet I am hear doing what I should never do and exposing all my weakness to all of you instead of doing really fantastic Math problems which I am good at.

Maybe I write because I believe I should strength me weakness even if that means humbling myself in front of my entire Hubpages community. And I have had some really humbling moments in front of all of you with my editing errors. But I am making marginal progress. I am getting better slowly but surely. And I never give up.

But I also write because there is something deep inside me that tells me I must write. It is as much apart of me as Math or my oil painting but not as much apart of me as my son. For him I love the most. Poetry is quickly becoming a very fun outlet for me as well though. And I never knew it before. I mean I had read poems but no one explained them to me. My and my son’s course on poetry this month has been quite enlightening.

The contest has also allowed me to dabble back into fictional writing which I absolutely adore. I could spend my life writing fictional books and not waste a minute but I also have to be very practical as I do have a child.

So Why Do I Write and Specifically for Hubpages?

Because I believe it will lead to something else and until then I will keep honing my writing skills. The pen is still mightier then the sword and that tickles me to no end.

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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

Okay, so you may make errors and need to reread, edit and correct, which we all do.

Dyslexia creates some extra work. Hey, at least you have an excuse for getting some words backwards etc. But there is no excuse for many of us, except we might be a bit lazy, more concerned about the number of hubs we have, the earnings etc. But, eventually garbage hubs will catch up with lazy writers, and they won't get any views, whether they have 5 hubs or 5000 hubs.

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nicregi 5 years ago from Malaysia

Oh my! Good hub! Enjoy reading and love the last part (that much) quote: "The pen is still mightier then the sword and that tickles me to no end".

Lovely! Marked as beautiful.

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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi nicregi,

Thank you for the mark. I appreciate it. It is always good to do something that tickles you.

All My Best,


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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi LindaSmith1,

So sorry about Michael. My son has a rare disorder and is medical fragile as well as Autism. I care for everyday. We seriously need representation in DC for the disabled.

I have been very fortunate that I am well read each day. I average over a 100 hits a day and sometimes as much as 500. I am lucky I guess.

Thanks for reading and commenting.


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LindaSmith1 5 years ago from USA

Definately need reps in DC. There was a group here that had young adults and kids on ventilators at home. The Secretary was going to cut all of it. Michael Dallas Waiver Program. These people loaded up their kids, with their life support systems and went to Harrisburg.

Others went, and had all kinds of problems. Reps refused to see them. In fact, they had security and police block them from getting into the building.

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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Right and that is why we need to elect people with children with medical complexities. And I spend a great deal of time writing on politics and disabilities. So now you know why I have so many hubs. I am slaying the dragon of indiference everytime I write on the subject.

You are as well and it is nice to meet you.


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Seeker7 5 years ago from Fife, Scotland

Wonderful and inspirational hub! And why shouldn't you write? You have a warmth and a real talent for drawing the reader in and holding them. You also give out a very strong air that you care about your readers. You have dyslexia and this means extra work for you through no fault of your own. But you check and correct. There are a very small group on HP and elsewhere who don't have dyslexia, but write with horrendous grammar and spelling errors and leave them. Why? Because they don't really care about writing; or their readers; or their subject. What they do care about is money.

I salute you for all the hard work you have done and for the wonderful writer that you are. Voted up.

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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author


You are too kind and have perhaps made an extraordinarily bad day IRL tolerable. I do care very deeply for my audience and I try desperately not to make mistakes but I do.

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and that makes you absolutely gorgeous. You are a wonderful person to encourage a person who is dsylexic to follow their dreams of writing.

I will be following you now as well. A soul as generous as yours is truly a miracle in today's gae.

Thank you for your extremely kind ocmment.


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claptona 5 years ago from Earth

Hi JT,

Very enjoyable read.

Good reasons to carry on, but the best one is the "The pen is mightier than the sword."

Go out and slay more!


John D. Wilson

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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi claptona,

I will have to sharpen my sword. I have dulled the blade lately with all the jabs at the USA political system with my political satire poems.

Cheers to you as well my friend.


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debbie roberts 5 years ago from Greece

Don't be hard on yourself!! You are a good writer and write from the heart. I and I doubt anyone else read hubs to pick them apart for errors and if they do then what sad people they are!! Look at what you are achieving when dyslexia can't make it easy.

I find that reading and writing on hub pages gets some of the dusty old mind cogs turning again, and that I find quite invigorating.

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JT Walters 5 years ago from Florida Author

Hi Debbie,

You are too kind. Writing is not my strength though and I readily admit it. That is so cool that writing get's your mind clocks working it is like the Socrates getting the Machine to work again.

Always a joy to hear from you. Thank you my friend.


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