How many hubbers considered writing as their passion before hubpages?

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  1. Randy Simonato profile image61
    Randy Simonatoposted 13 years ago

    I've had a passion for writing ever since I can remember.  I started with short stories as a child then locked onto poetry and from that I've never turned back, what about everyone else?

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      DoorMattnomoreposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      yup. I remeber when I was two, my younger sister was born and I was given a little slate chalkboard with the alphabet framing it. The idea was to keep my busy so Mom could handle the newborn. I LOVED that thing and wrote hundreds of "stories." when I learned to read and then spell....I wrote all the time.

      at all times now, everything I see or do goes on verbaly in my head and I think about writing it into a story or poem or diary entry...

      I think most people would still not consider it a passion exactly as I have never done anything with it, I am still happy writing all by myself and for myself, but I am pretty passionate about it.

    2. LittleSueII profile image60
      LittleSueIIposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      That is a good question. I have to admit I thought I was p√Ęssionate about writing before learning about HubPages, now I am really passionate about writing. For decades I worked on fiction, writing short stories and such but after joining this site, it came to my attention just how much I like writing short non-fiction and that others find my articles interesting. I wish I knew my talent laid in that style of writing years ago.

  2. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
    SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years ago can't say it's been a personal passion...just felt like writing recently....but i do write all the time in my work life....boring stuff...technical...

    ...i'm a Canuck too - west coast....said hi on another thread, you probably missed it....

    Anyway, welcome...I see you just joined recently!...i'm fairly new too!

    I'll have to check out your poetry...

  3. WryLilt profile image90
    WryLiltposted 13 years ago

    Always loved to write.

    Was under the impression that writing was "writing a book" or "publishing poetry."

    Hubpages has taught me that if you can make someone want to read on the most boring subject - you are a writer.

  4. Randy Simonato profile image61
    Randy Simonatoposted 13 years ago

    SomewayOuttaHere, my deepest apologies hello back to ya, surely I must have missed it.  Please do check out my work as I will do yours.  Is it true you can make money from this?  I mean enough that some people are saying this is all they do.  I couldn't imagine it, but I just love the exposure to read my works

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ...there are people that have figured it out...i haven't joined to make money...i don't have ads connected to my writing...just felt like writing some stuff...and stumbled on's been'll meet some great folks...and there are many that will provide you with advice, etc. on writing and advice in relation to making dollars.

      i'm originally from your province...moved away a while ago...know the area and have fond memories of it....

      right now, today, i'm interested in's not my specialty...but love reading good poetry and learning from those that have a natural ability with it...

  5. Randy Simonato profile image61
    Randy Simonatoposted 13 years ago

    That is awesome, I can't really say I'm in it here either for the money but more so for the passion.  I have published two books though and reading the rules of these forums I don't think I can reveal what they are but in one of my hubs I have to links added from amazon to them.  I reallt appreciate poetry and love reading a great write, also I like the feedback both positive and negative

    1. SomewayOuttaHere profile image60
      SomewayOuttaHereposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      ...excellent...published books? wow...good for you...i'm off to check out your stuff....your poetry!

      Another thing that I like about this site....there are folks here from all over the world...that's the coolest for me...i luv diverse views and experiences!

      good to meet ya Randy!

  6. brimancandy profile image80
    brimancandyposted 13 years ago

    I started writing when I was in elementary school. I also studied journalism when I was in highschool. I wrote an article about rollercoaster safety when I was just 17, and it was published in the Grand Rapids press. (Grand Rapids, MI)

    I thought about a career as a journalist, but really got tired of reading and seeing what the media thinks people want to read about. Constant war, terrorism, people dying in horrible accidents, and sex scadals. Nothing like the kind of articles I wanted to write.

    I was more interested in tourism, amusement parks, and fun stuff, all this gloom and doom just totally turned me off to journalism all together. But, now I think I might want to get back into it. But, only in the areas that interest me, with nobody hanging over my shoulder telling me what I can and can't write. One of the reason's I love hubpages. I can really express myself here. It's great!

  7. lex123 profile image79
    lex123posted 13 years ago

    I have been writing since my school days, but became serious about writing, after my marriage. Many of my articles and stories have been published in the local newspapers, magazines and anthology. I even have a website for writing (see my profile), and when I discovered hubpages, I found I have a platform to write on more topics with a different type of audience.

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    TransScribblerposted 13 years ago

    I wanted to do two things when I was a kid. Become a writer, and work in a bookstore.
    Pleased to say that I have achieved both dreams.

    1. Sunny Robinson profile image70
      Sunny Robinsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I'm a bit jealous.  Working in a bookstore must be so much fun.  Personally, I've always wanted to own a bookstore.

  9. sofs profile image79
    sofsposted 13 years ago

    I always wanted to write..never got to it until..HP happened! smile

  10. telltale profile image61
    telltaleposted 13 years ago

    Not exactly a love prior to hubpages.  Came in to see if I can actually write, and also on various topics, more of a challenge on myself. Still not sure what my niche topic is, still working on it, if my inspiration comes at the right time, will then write more. smile

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    shazwellynposted 13 years ago

    Writing is a huge release for me - the party has been in my head since time began for me! big_smile

  12. kirstenblog profile image81
    kirstenblogposted 13 years ago

    I used to write in school all the time, stacks of journals and even had a few poems published! My creative writing teachers were the best. I always took creative writing if it was available and when a teacher could get something published for me I knew my grade was of no consequence. I however was taught as a kid mostly by family that most people cannot do what they love for a living, that you have to work in this world. So my writing waned. I could no see writing for someone else as satisfying anyway, more like the reports I used to do for the nuns back in catholic school all the time. By the way my spelling was always horrible, tho it has gotten better with the help of spell check!

    Finding HP has given me different ways to revisit an old passion but in a new way. I enjoy the challenge of writing about some boring product. I also love writing about the stuff I know and injecting my humour into my writing. I am a total scatter brain and it can be a challenge to organize my thoughts when writing, I guess that is a challenge I will always face!

  13. Lisa HW profile image63
    Lisa HWposted 13 years ago

    I have to say my "passion" has been in an area other than writing (and "passions" being what they are, it's not something I share with too many people).  (It's not like it's a big secret or anything.  It's just something I've always kept to myself.)

    As far as writing goes, it's mostly about the act of writing and what I can do with writing for me.  I kind of accidentally discovered the power writing can have, but I also accidentally just happened to be pretty good at it in school - so I just kind of followed up on it.  Most of the time, writing is just kind of meaningless and effortless to me.  I take it for granted, the way I take walking and talking for granted.  When and if I apply writing to the area that is my passion, that's when the act of writing gets infused with something that isn't meaningless.  All this shows in the mediocrity of a whole lot of my online writing too, but - hey - I'm here in my spare time.  lol   Then again, I've been writing long before HubPages, and not always for reasons related to money (so - I don't know - maybe people have a "major passion" and a "minor passion"??   hmm

  14. Randy Simonato profile image61
    Randy Simonatoposted 13 years ago

    I guess I used the terminology "passion" because I don't refer to anything that people wish to take to the next level and pursue as being a "hobbie".  I can agree certainly that I'm not comfortable sharing other passions of mine but freedom and expression of speach whether writer or verbal to me is relieving and self-satisfying.  I lover to share my thought processes and unique talents for several reasons but mainly because I know a lot of what I ponder is universal and very relatable.  It's interesting finding out you have so much in common with someone on the other side of the globe who's probably living a total diverse lifestyle yet shares your same views.  Writing is extremely power and I'm glad I have the opportunity to share my literature to a huge population of people.

  15. travelespresso profile image68
    travelespressoposted 13 years ago

    Welcome Randy.  Writing is definitely a passion but its also a release for me.  I just have to write and write every day.

    I hope that you enjoy it here.

  16. Karanda profile image81
    Karandaposted 13 years ago

    Writing is my biggest passion. There have been many over the years, music (love to play piano), dancing (can never get enough of that dancing), my family (having children was a big one). But writing is what I think about, dream about and always want to be doing. Too many thoughts, not enough hours in the day to write them all down. HubPages came along at a time when I needed it. Funny how life just fits into place at a time when you may least expect it. Enjoy your writing Randy, who knows where it may lead.

  17. Boogr profile image60
    Boogrposted 13 years ago

    Since I was old enough to hold a pencil I have been scribbling away. I recently have stumbled across the free time to write as I please. I joined HubPages because I wanted to opportunity to put out there about anything that was on my mind. I am fairly new, and I don't have many followers. I dont even mind not making any money, just the fact that people read what I have written is the greatest feeling in the world!

  18. Sparhawke profile image61
    Sparhawkeposted 13 years ago

    I mostly consider reading to be my passion, when writing I tend to know what I want to say and then as soon as I get to a keyboard or pen my mind decides to take a short stroll and watch on in abject amusement sad

    1. Boogr profile image60
      Boogrposted 13 years agoin reply to this

      I am a passionate reader myself, and most of the time, when I try to write out the juicy scenarios in my head, they don't come out anything like I pictured!

      1. Sunny Robinson profile image70
        Sunny Robinsonposted 13 years agoin reply to this

        Same here.  It's so frustrating! Every time I start up a story or a hub, I had so many words put into place in my head and they would all just turn out really ridiculous as soon as they are put on screen or paper.

        On the other hand, I have no problems reading for hours on end until I finish the book.  I can't just put a book down once I start reading.  I really wish my writing would be that way.

  19. richtwf profile image61
    richtwfposted 13 years ago

    I never really considered myself a writer before joining HP. I only began using Facebook at the start of the year and then only recently in the summer began to blog and from there it led to HP quite fortuitously. And the writing journey just gets more interesting because since I've joined I've also discovered a passion for writing poetry and that's an amazing revelation for me as I'v never been inclined to like poetry before! I  was in the Navy for a while and I was a writer assigned to administrative duties. The acronym for a writer was Wtr. If you change my initials (R T-W) around you get Wtr! Seems quite an irony that after leaving the Navy to get away from paperwork and I'm now a Wtr again! But now I know that I do have a passion for writing and I have to sincerely thank HP for being some kind of spark to some how inspire me into beginning my humble journey into poetry.

    Cheers HP and to some of the most inspiring hubbers that I could ever meet: 'Sir E' (Epigramman and 'Sir Micky Dee' (Micky Dee).

  20. jdaviswrites profile image71
    jdaviswritesposted 13 years ago

    i didn't really realize it was a passion...i just liked to do it on my own time. when i realized there was a place i could go to write and people would give their feedback on it, a passion developed. i love hubpages, man, i love it. i still don't consider myself a writer, but i like writing and don't see myself stopping anytime soon.

  21. WoodsmensPost profile image62
    WoodsmensPostposted 13 years ago

    I never really had the passion to write let alone read books or a newspaper. When I first was able to get a Gateway computer with credit at a time when I was jobless I discovered reading and then discovered blogging. I am very much an amateur in my native language English due to my high school years but I always managed to succeed in one way or another. Typing was another set back at first but the honest truth hubpages started again to bring out something that may have lay dormant for my entire life. I do however remember telling a Aunt of mine that someday I want to write a book. I learned more over the last 10 years through reading and writing than ever and maybe I really do have that book in me.


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