We ALL Love (and Need...) MONEY, MONEY and MONEY... (Making Money on the Net)
I received an e- mail yesterday from a friend and one line that struck me says, “Hey, I have read your new blog… why the hell did you publish that, when advertisements won’t appear? You said you can make money at that site…” And I was smiling. Another day, to talk about money making… earning….? It’s all about the money… money, money almost (if not) everyday.
We all talk about money every day, we begin each new day focused on our work to make a living. Well, why not? We all need money to survive… everything is all about money. Gone are the days when we get things for free, that we even have to pay a good price for a minute leaf of vegetable, or even pay for air whenever we get sick and need to be given some extra oxygen. And, hey, I just feel literally bad one time when I have to pay for a “dying” leaf of vegetable I bought at the grocery store because I didn’t have time to go to the public market.
But, anyway, I am laughing!
... and I want to be a BILLIONAIRE...
Another friend called me months ago crying, and said, “I was so happy when my family called me because I miss them so much… I thought they were worried of my situation here because civil war is about to erupt… but guess what- they said, they are running out of cash and I need to send impromptu…”
Everyone wants to be a billionaire. I would be a hypocrite if I say that I don’t. Oh, I WOULD REALLY WANT TO BE A BILLIONAIRE, because I could buy all the things that fancy my taste. I could give all the material things for my love ones. I could buy everything… yes, EVERYTHING- from the most luxurious houses and cars to more vain things like a better and sexier abs without diet and exercise, whiter teeth, a slimmer and curvier figure without having to sweat it out the hard way, a shinier straighter or curly hair. Name all the material things and one could buy them all when one is a billionaire... and most of all, I could send instant cash to people who needs it. Who would not love that?
Then, why “the hell” did I publish a blog that could not earn?
Writing is my cup of tea… errr, I’d better say “coffee” to fit with the slide show… lol! I am not a professional writer, yet I AM IN LOVE WITH WORDS… I LOVE TO WRITE since eternity. It is my life because it is where I am free, it is where I could reach out to people that I know who would love to listen to me yet time and space won’t allow. It is a place where I could somehow share a word to people who would just stop by, to friends and family who might need me at the moment but distance and time might be a barricade… or to strangers who might just need to kill their time by reading what I need to say.
I never write perfectly well. I write because it makes me happy. I write because I feel inspired when some people who read my work compliments me and say, “Hey, you inspire me…” or “Hey, you lifted up my day…” I am not a perfect person, and I am very temperamental, I can’t be so good almost all the time. I could receive comments almost every day from some people who would never fail to say, “Hey, you are so mean…” I would just bite my tongue, and I choose not to defend myself, because it is true. But when I write, I get the chance to be at least nice and touch other people's life... and in return, I get a little bit better look at my self and say, "I am not as bad as what other people may think..." And I could somehow smile with tears on my eyes especially in times when I feel like I am alienated. I write because it sustains me. It is my companion on my sunniest and even on my most stormy days.
It is not every day that people brings out the best in you. But God knows- the people who read what I write are the people who make my world a better place to live in. They inspire me a million times more than they could imagine. I could write much more because they are there to listen. I write even more because it is where I could be me. It is the place in this world where I could just be freely and placidly be ME.
How Do WRITERS WRITE?...
Writing is NOT ALL ABOUT THE MONEY, it is ALL ABOUT ENJOYING WHAT A WRITER DO BEST AND WHAT A WRITER LOVES. It is all about romancing the words to make the writer and a readers’ world a brighter place to live.
Like life, status symbol is not what makes a man. When a writer writes, it is not the money that gives him gain; it is the inner peace and happiness that he embraces because of doing what he loves. It is enjoying the serenity of being at home with words that inspires him and others.
Whenever a writer drinks his “cup of coffee”, he is not really so conscious about what “cup” he is using. He just wants to enjoy the aroma and exotic taste of his own “coffee”. No matter how fat or thin a writer’s wallet is, he does not really care so much when it comes to writing. I am not professionally trained to write. I am just a wannabe who is a writer by heart, but one thing I am sure of, WHENEVER A WRITER WRITES, HE IS SHARING A PIECE OF HIS WORLD WITH HIS READERS WISHING THAT HE COULD TOUCH THEIR VERY SOUL.
We can never really deny the fact that WE ALL LOVE MONEY, I LOVE IT TOO because it helps me walk this life. But KEEP IN MIND THAT MONEY IS NOT EVERYTHING. I can still remember a funny conversation I had with my dad. I once said, “Oh, I wish I could earn more and more money every day…” He smiled back and said, “I do too… but keep in mind if you fail to use your money THE PROPER WAY, IT COULD GIVE YOU SOME AMNESIA…” I laughed and asked why. He replied laughing, “Why? You see when some people are in debt, they forget that they once knew the person they owed money from. And when some people suddenly gets more money than they usually did in the past, they forget where they came from..” We laughed. And I jokingly said, “Oh, I don’t care if I get amnesia… ”, and he said with a hug, “Oh no, I wouldn’t want you to, you might forget your family and friends. You might fly so high that you might bloat your head. And I might be forced to beat you up.” I still laugh each time I remember this, but it has given me so much help dealing with life. WE ALL LIKE AND WE ALL USE MONEY, but sometimes, WE FAIL TO KEEP IN MIND THAT WE SHOULD ALWAYS BE THE ONE USING THE MONEY WE EARNED NOT THE MONEY USING THE ONE WHO EARNED IT. It is NEVER WRONG TO WORK HARD AND WISH TO BE A BILLIONAIRE, WE ALL NEED IT- but KEEP IN MIND THAT IT IS NOT EVERYTHING IN THIS WORLD. We need money to sustain life, but we should never let our world revolve on it alone.
As a wannabe writer, I would rather use some money to share my mind. When we published my book, we did not really earn from it. The printing press was the one who earned much... lol! We got it printed because it is my dream since childhood to publish a book. And as I grew up, there were times when I needed some uplifting words- some of them I read from inspiring books that has affected my life positively, especially in those times that everything else around me seem so scarce with kind words to help me to stay courageous, to remain hopeful and seem so unable to sustain my self worth. And I really pray literally every time for the authors who wrote those books which has helped me become what I am today. I wish to have a book like that- a book that can touch the life and the very soul of the one who spend time to read it.
I AM A WANNABE WRITER, WHOSE HOME IS WRITING, second to the hugs and smiles of my love ones trying to go between the LINES OF THE MIND AND THE RIPPLES OF THE HEART OF MY READERS.
TO ALL THE ONES WHO SPEND TIME WITH MY HUBS AND TO MY FELLOW HUBBERS WHO UNSELFISHLY SHARE THEIR TIME AND KNOWLEDGE SO THAT I CAN BE A GOOD WRITER, I WANT TO THANK YOU MORE- NOT JUST FOR SPENDING TIME TO READ WHAT I HAVE TO SAY, BUT BECAUSE YOU MAKE ME FEEL APPRECIATED FOR WHO I AM… FOR BRINGING OUT THE BEST IN ME, FOR MAKING ME ENJOY MY SECOND HOME AND FOR PUTTING MORE MEANING TO MY EXISTENCE. These are the things that mean most in my life… THESE ARE THE THINGS THAT MONEY CAN NEVER BUY.
“We enjoy life not by the clothes we wear or by our multiple bank accounts… we enjoy life by HOW we spend our every day…” (DjBryle, “Living Life by Living It…”)
... One time, a relative told me, "Do not spend so much time writing, it will not earn you money, it will get you nowhere..." And I smiled and said, "I will write ALL MY LIFE to my heart's desire... because it earns me happiness, it gives me life, it takes me to a place I can call my second HOME." Hey, I WILL ASK YOU NOW, WHAT COULD BE BETTER THAN TO BE AT HOME WHERE YOU CAN JUST STRAIGHTEN UP AND LET YOUR HAIR DOWN?
I just turned ONE YEAR at Hub Pages 2 months ago... I AM LOVING MY SECOND HOME and MY HUB PAGES FAMILY much more. At Hub Pages, I write and read hubs from hubbers who have inspired me much more than they can imagine. Thank you all! =)
Copyright by DjBryle, 2011
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