Do you write for purposes other than money...

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  1. sofs profile image80
    sofsposted 13 years ago

    Money could be one .. what else motivates you to do what you do, here at HP

    1. britneydavidson profile image59
      britneydavidsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I write to share my knowledge with you all. Money is 2nd part.

  2. proudmamma profile image81
    proudmammaposted 13 years ago

    When I started writing on HB, it was to see what I was capable of doing. Then it became an outlet of expression. I enjoy the challenge of seeing what I can do.

  3. MPG Narratives profile image60
    MPG Narrativesposted 13 years ago

    I write for the enjoyment of it, the money is now secondary. In my younger years I had to write for money but these days I prefer to write about what I want and enjoy that so much more.

  4. Joe Badtoe profile image59
    Joe Badtoeposted 13 years ago

    I don't write for money I'm not interested in whoring myself for the sake of advertising. The offline world is already saturated with inane drivel in print and on screen and the online world is getting to be as tedious.

    I understand why folk want to condition their writing to include the right words/links etc but for me that's not writing that's simply taking instructions from a commercial venture.

    This contaminates creativity in my view.

    No offence intended to Hubbers who actively pursue the money.

    1. Peter Hoggan profile image68
      Peter Hogganposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I don't think you will offend anyone, even though you deliberately elected your hubs 'commercial' and display ads.


      1. Joe Badtoe profile image59
        Joe Badtoeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Well given that I have little clue or interest how those ads work and it appears impossble to have an ad free page what can I do ther than leave the site?

        I haven't earnt a dime and have lttle ntention of chasing a paycheck. I joined this site becasue it seemed lke a good idea at the time and somewhere else to let others see what you write.

        I am cynical too!!

    2. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Strong views indeed!  You have a valid point there!

    3. Flightkeeper profile image68
      Flightkeeperposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Are you independently wealthy?  According to your definition, if you earn money, you whore yourself out in some form.  You also have a limited definition of creativity.

  5. WryLilt profile image88
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    Second to money?

    I write for practice. I plan to publish a book eventually (and maybe one day more than one). So I want to learn what works, what doesn't, as well as read and get feedback from other writers.

    I believe writing information and reviews is far easier than writing fiction or biographical material - so the former is just practice for now.

    1. Joe Badtoe profile image59
      Joe Badtoeposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      second to money indeed! I get paid for writing stuff that I originate and thqat I have control over. This limits some commercial opportunities but then I've never chased money because I've seen what it can do to people.

      It troubles me that the main publishers have a format and writers have to conform to that format in order to sell books. The death of independent bookstores will be the death of original artists in my opinion. There seems to be no classics written anymore because the money has taken over the idea.

      Cynical I know but that's my experience thus far.

    2. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      WryLilt  I also do this to sharpen my skills, I haven't written after my college mag.......... absolutely out of touch!!
      Its nice to know, that how differently people look at the same thing!

  6. saleheensblog profile image61
    saleheensblogposted 13 years ago

    i write for pleasure.In my own language i am very good to write at.Now i want to develop my English skill.I don't think about money.

  7. habee profile image93
    habeeposted 13 years ago

    I love writing for just about any purpose. My favorite is to make readers laugh!

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wow! habee i want to read your stuff, I don't have great sense of humor when it comes to writing.
      Need to learn more!  big_smile big_smile

  8. Pamela Kinnaird W profile image84
    Pamela Kinnaird Wposted 13 years ago

    I guess I just write when I feel an urge or need to write.  So I'm never going to be able to fit myself into the right mindset for succeeding at making money.  I have tried to do the keysearch thing twice.  It went pretty well because I could still write the particular article  I had in mind.

  9. Joy56 profile image69
    Joy56posted 13 years ago

    i don't really write for money.  I write as i enjoy it, too selfish i think to write to please an audience, and certainly far too lazy,

    I write on hub pages, because of the inter change of encouragement.....  Being amongst friends, is a great inspiration.

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      Wonderful perspective  smile

  10. Tim_511 profile image78
    Tim_511posted 13 years ago

    I write for both.  Making money would be great (although I'm too new to be making any yet) and is the reason that I found hubpages, but I like writing about interesting subjects.

    Also, I'm not that great of a non-technical writer (too many scientific papers) and I'm trying to get better at it.

  11. 4elements profile image67
    4elementsposted 13 years ago

    I just write to write. I enjoy it have been doing it since I was a child. I started out with poetry, and moved up to short stories. My friends who read my stuff love to do so. Maybe they do it because they love me, but I believe them when they say that it is good and they enjoyed it. I love getting feedback, the good the bad and the ugly. If I make money on it great if I don't great. To me writting is fun. Peace, love, and light!

  12. Chaotic Chica profile image60
    Chaotic Chicaposted 13 years ago

    When I first found hubpages, I was looking for a place to express my views and share my experiences through written word in hopes of helping somebody else understand that the things I have been through are not singular events exclusive to me.  I also wanted to get back into the swing of writing again as I have been away from it for too long.
    Finding out that it might be possible to earn a little something extra in doing so was merely a bonus for me, not a deciding factor.  I really enjoy writing and love the interaction and feedback from others letting me know what works or doesn't work.  big_smile

  13. profile image0
    Home Girlposted 13 years ago

    if you have wings you have to fly...

  14. jacobkuttyta profile image46
    jacobkuttytaposted 13 years ago

    just to improve my writing

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I keep saying that all the time, I love to polish my skills, what is the use of a tool in a tool box if it is not cleaned , sharpened and ready for work.
      I am cleaning and sharpening my rusty tools here.

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    shazwellynposted 13 years ago

    I write about all sorts of things.  I write because I need to - I get ill otherwise!

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      This is the first time I have heard of this.........

      Addicted to the core, You have withdrawal symptoms!  big_smile

  16. Bill Manning profile image63
    Bill Manningposted 13 years ago

    I write only to make money. I do it full time, it's my job. Others write all kinds of stuff in their office and cubicles, I happen to write online. smile

  17. Beth100 profile image71
    Beth100posted 13 years ago

    I write because I love to write.  I write as part of recreation, work, income, education and health.

  18. Cordale profile image73
    Cordaleposted 13 years ago

    It amazes me to think about how much knowledge we all have stored up in our brains. Whether it is from personal experience, research, or being able to see things from different angles. I'm not going to lie to you and say I don't write for money, but I think we should all strive to put all of this personal knowledge out on the internet to make the world a smarter place.

  19. Bard of Ely profile image81
    Bard of Elyposted 13 years ago

    Sharing info and because I am a creative person!

  20. Flightkeeper profile image68
    Flightkeeperposted 13 years ago

    I like to write first and the fact that I can earn money from it is amazing because writing is a competitive business.

  21. profile image0
    ahorsebackposted 13 years ago

    I write to clear out my mind and soul....

  22. DebtFreedom profile image76
    DebtFreedomposted 13 years ago

    I write to practice my writing. I'm just at home talking to babies most of the time so I noticed my vocabulary and how quickly I made sentences were deteriorating so I thought I needed something to help me with that.

    1. sofs profile image80
      sofsposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I know the feeling, I have vegetated a while and I 've had to shake myself from the stupor before I got the courage to do any thing useful !!


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