Why do you write for hubpages?
Do you write here as a form of catharsis, a source of income, a way to improve your skills or something else?
I do it for the money.
I do it to spread messages I feel are important (such as delayed cord clamping).
I do it because I hate answering questions more than once. If someone asks me something, it's easier to link a hub than repeat myself.
There is an innate urge in all of us to communicate to other human beings. It is a matter of belongingness. Very few people seek absolute isolation and a non-communicative way of life. The true recluse is rare. So what better way to communicate, be it a one-way broadcast, than to write on a site like Hubpages.
On Hubpages there are very few restrictions on what we can write about, and there is the potential of thousands of readers. Not that many of us get thousands of readers, but the opportunity is there.
I guess there are two sides to it: our ego side of wishing to be recognized for what we're capable of doing (or think we are capable of doing) and the REAL self desire to put stuff out there that will actually help other people. These question-and-answer forums certainly fall under this last category, for you can often see people go out of their way to give wise explanations and good advice to people they will probably never meet.
But, to reiterate, there is a need in us to communicate and, in the 'writer' that need can be very demanding. As Kathleen says above, writing can have a strong catharsis effect. It also clarifies the thought and philosophies of the writer. So that's a couiple of the reasons I write.
I do it for money ... I hope. I am new so I hoping the income is worth it
I do it for the love of it.
I enjoy writing and informing people about different things.
For me the money is not important but its a nice little extra.
I write here to practice my writing and master the craft I love. What I like about it is that you can write about almost anything (well within certain guidelines) and there are templates and help at hand if you need it. Money is only a secondary consideration for me. The community and support through comments is a big part of it for me as well.
I have two reasons for working here:
My first reason is to improve my writing skills, (grammar, proofreading, and such). I have liked it here from the beginning and I am still trying to find my niche, or niches - if there is more than one.
I know what hobbies I like and I am good at but I am not sure yet what my best writing skills are - if I have any.
My second reason is for a source of income, which is coming along slowly.
Mainly as a hobby, though it's nice to get the occasional payout too.
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