Real talk getting discouraged as writer
Keeping your eyes on the prize
Getting discouraged as online writer today is a bummer for sure, many of us are writing for a living, and doing it full time as well to help support our families. This is the very reason why it is imperative not to allow anything that occurs, even low web traffic drops, which are a mere minor set back and momentary adjustment actually that we shouldn't get so uptight about, but many writers do today.
This article shall explain in great depth the effects of jumping the gun sort to speak, and allowing short term lows, failures, frustrations and all as online writers to get us down. If you allow your motivation to subside, because things appear to being doing bad as for web traffic, comments, social interactions, feedback etc, well then think again, there's alternatives and ways to fight such an occurrence.
Writing on the web is definitely a gamble for the most part, and this is being stated due to the very fact that many of us don't own web space of our very own that is attractive enough, supported enough, robust enough with millions of viewers surfacing daily, to even think of earning a living from a single web location of our own, whether it be a personal website, blog site, or what have you.
Note: (Using Youtube is one sure way to boost online potential, but you need high quality, relevant and well thought out videos, how to videos work wonders & so does nature videos there.)
Imagery counts Huge!
What makes us join writers networks?
The very reason why freelance writers choose to go and join a writers network in the first place, is due to the fact that they believe they can earn money writing online. The video up above show cases Hubpages success stories, and these are some of the factors that fully represent potential to succeed in a monetary fashion on this writers network, and many other networks do the same in their own unique way to attract more serious writers looking to earn a passive income over time, with perseverance, dedication, professionalism, and patience.
For the most part online writing has become a sort of life blood today in terms of earning a consistent revenue stream, and for many people worldwide who have run out of options it seems, this writing thing is very attractive. It has become a way to help many people to earn a more honest living for sure, and mostly because the web has shown to have high paying results once monetized. This also means that if and when enough of the right decisions are put into action here by anyone motivated enough, and skilled enough to try it out and do the needed research it takes to master such a dedicated craft, anything is possible from that point onwards.
So, what are the truest means and modes of making the right actions to succeed online today, one might ask themselves. Well, that all depends on the individual, and the skills one may possess to gain the needed potential to truly achieve success they seek, and in all ways possible for that given person.
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I really love writing in real life, so why doesn't it work online?
Writing online isn't quite like it is in the real world, and mainly because there are completely differing dynamics involved when it comes to that of the web. A online writer who is in seek of reaching the potential millions of viewers may need to dig deeply into the web by using their knowledge and resourcefulness of doing intense research. As for those particular individuals are concerned, they will tend to do the best in earning money online, and when it comes to earning that actual goal they seek if not for a monetary one.
Whether it is to earn a better way of life for them or not, these folks are out here online doing their best to make it, and so this also spells the fact that we are all in a huge competitive market with one another as web authors. Some of us are fierce when it comes to online writing and will not let up for nothing writing with a certain fury, so the relentless passion for hitting keyboards at miles per millisecond shall continue to commence and for hours on end, even if some of us potentially allow anything to get us discouraged.
"One persons loss is another persons gain", is one thing many of us have heard before, and its so true on the web, a good example of this fact is when something trendy hits the web all of a sudden, like when Jeremy Lin, and the whole "Linsanity" craze was creating havoc on the web, online writers seeked to gain huge by writing up a storm all about it, and surely when he had gotten hurt, everyone dove in, but his loss became our gain until all the web traffic died down. (You win some you lose some, just pick back up and flow with the digital punches)
The moment such a person comes up for air, they tend to realize that maybe they didn't go to the bathroom yet, or haven't even eaten, showered, went outside to get some fresh air or what have you, and many are simply in fear that they may lose that fiery train of thought they had once mustered up by being so engaged into such writers digital liftoff.
These are moments that many of us true online writers all share a commonality in, and the success is yet a moment away thereafter, at the point we decide to hit that publish button, or at least that's what many of us think much of the time.
"Wow, my traffic suddenly halted, what to do now, I thought everything was good, my article was spectacular and all", this is what's on most of our minds today, and yes it is quite frustrating, but no way shall we fret about it, we must regain intensity to improve, adapt, and over achieve all obstacles to survive as writers on the Internet today.
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Why is writers block not the only problem?
The funny thing is, the feelings of things going down hill may tend to hit even the best writers right in their brain stem, the emotional sides of it and all, because they also realize that it isn't just about writing to attract people to that of their web locations.
On the contrary its a vast host of many other necessary parameters, constraints, filtering systems, rules, regulations, web protocol, and all for their articles to have to get accepted, to get through, and to successfully make it to yet a single persons eyes besides themselves or that of their 1000+ FB family members, and friends they think they have or once had (Overly possessive traits maybe).
This has posed a sort of mental block, and its much worse then that of having writers block. So, what does one do in this case when they're really feeling like they've run out of all options once again (Since finding a job in this economy is for the "Angry Birds"), because now maybe Google has decided to suddenly update something, and then some huge Panda bear comes jumping in your articles way with his huge police bear suit on, and says "No, you cannot pass", This is when you tell the bear, "OK you silly digital police bot aka Panda Bear, move on over out my way, I care not for whom you are, even though I respect your maker a great deal (Google)."
All jokes aside what needs to be done is, you need to do a full reassessment on the current and latest updates that lets say Google comes up with, whether its a huge bear, or some stinky little penguin, even a angry pelican, or maybe an Android thingy that they tend to come up with from time to time, as their naming games frustrate us even more. (Oh yes, its hard enough to keep up indeed, and or to succeed online today, but we shall all triumph once again as the pandemonium dies down, the intense filtering pans out and while we work diligently wiser through it all).
Once you've done the research as to what are the new requirements of SEO, keyword usage, content placement, and the website attribution laws etc.Then you can return back to your web locations, and begin a thorough inspection as to your content you've rendered onto the screen. Implement the changes as you have learned of the newer regulations, enhanced and fully optimized its appearance, relevance and all.
What do they want from me?
Google doesn't like old irrelevant web content anymore, and other users on the web don't either pretty much, because its mostly outdated, and even if you swear that your content is king.
Actually you should let the people whom are searching for your content decide the fate of your content, rather then allow yourself to try and judge your own content as being of high quality, and the web stats over long periods of time will tell you if your location you've put into action per say on hubpages is ranked top notch, or if its a dud with the online crowds.
This is why none of us should get discouraged as online writers, what we need to do is realize that not everything we choose to title, to place into topic categories, and or to publish will get recognized as the all star, all knowing source of web fame and glory, because that is a faint distant reality, and extremely hard to come by for most online writers period. (Maybe on Youtube, viral action of crappy authorship, or that of poor editing can actually work for some lucky tricksters, but not on Hubpages, or many other official writers networks, that includes this very article here, so no one is the exception to the rulings of the web gods)
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Is there real money in passionate writing?
Now, if you continue to write with a flair of passion, and work on all aspects of what it takes to make your articles actually appear as a attractive webpage, well then your off to the start of a good relationship with all of the search engines, because it is where about 95% of all the web traffic is coming from, and if you think otherwise, then go try to argue with Google, Yahoo, Bing, and all the others that are judging our digital data.
Besides that well known and widespread cool factoid, Hubpages has recently made it ever so difficult for a single hub to take lift off, because this network is a true article writers network, and not a personal blogging website. Hubpages scan's their web location here for potential low quality authorship, spam, illegal activities, suspicious activity, and for topnotch articles to be given high worthy praise if and when located, but the web page ranking factors play a huge role in it all as well, an no matter how spectacular a written works you might think you've written or that of others who have supported your writing efforts here. (Patience is the key, but accuracy, and attractive powers is as well.)
If you produce high quality web related, relevant content here, that doesn't break any rules, goes along with the flow of things, is evergreen in its overall context, appearance, attractiveness for your viewers, well you're in for a huge surprise, because this is what professional online writing is all about.
So, complaining about the fact that your not getting views anymore, or what have you will not fix a thing, the issue is what you place into action onto the screen, and not entirely about what you've written. Doing the needed adjustments to your overall technique and approach to online writing, and content editing will make all the difference in a day.
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