I've been a writer for about 35 years and have a variety of print publications but had stopped publishing for a few years when I had both preschoolers and 2 Alzheimer's parents to care for. In the midst of this crazy time, I started a blog mostly because my husband was blogging. I only expected to have a few friends look at it. After about six months, I got too busy to write. When I went back to look at the stats on the blog a year later, I was astounded to find thousands of hits on a few of my informational posts. That made me decide to try an online writing career and after researching, I ended up on Hubpages.
I don't think I needed any convincing, it was a natural transfer, but it did take me some time to adjust to it.
I HAVE to write...........have been doing so, in some form, since 2nd grade.
I choose to post my writings online, to find an outlet, to speak to others who may share my views, my pain, my experiences as a human, to let others know, that, they are not alone in the trials or celebrations of a lifetime.
They are things that I just HAVE to say.......even, to a stone. I simply must voice them.
Of course, I hope to have readers and listeners....but even without, I simply must cry out.
I do not know "why"........perhaps, 8th graders will ponder this, generations later!
I started to write online as a way to leave a lasting legacy for my family and friends. I wanted to share my thoughts and stories with others and writing has always been one of my gifts.
When I get positive reactions from my writing, I am encouraged to write more. At times, my thirst to write is so deep that I become frustrated if I can't pen it. It's like what onegoodwoman said in her comments, I have to write. It's so much a part of me, that if I don't write, I feel broken somehow.
I was looking out for ways to earn online and writing as such was furthest from my mind. I did try out the usual click sites, on emails, ads and the like but was very disappointed with the results.
Then I landed on hubpages, I don't remember exactly how and I got hooked to writing. I am not a writer by any chance but have improved I think.
And now, I look forward to comments on my hubs to improve my writing and also as a morale booster since I try to contribute some knowledge through my hubs.
Ofcourse, my ultimate aim is to earn extra money, but I will be more happy in contributing my share of knowledge to earn that.
An outlet....an escape....a way to deal with all the emotions running through my mind. Some events in one's life is hard to verbalized to others. My way of expression was to write. Until I started writing, I would only sit and cry continuously. I had to find a way to start living again and coping with the events in my life. It didn't fix the issues, but it helped me to cope with the cold, hard facts of the truth.
I LOVE TO WRITE, i love to share and want people to tell me if they appreciate my works and why. It is the fact that you are out there, meeting people you would never hear from, that you discover magnificent works, inspirations and people that you would never meet any other way. I am an artist at heart and love different formats and ways to express myself and my feelings, mind, spirit and intellect get very motivated and moved by words, pictures, movies and other arts... so here I learn about everything and share a lot.
Love and peace on all
The desire to monetize my writing genius....especially since getting a book published is too costly for beginners
I've always loved to write so I started a blog and had a lot of fun with that. Plus, I'll be very honest, we're potless right now so I'm exploring new ways of generating income. I have no wish to be a millionaire but I'd like to stop worrying about the next gas bill. :-)
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