What motivates you to write?

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  1. Freeway Flyer profile image84
    Freeway Flyerposted 12 years ago

    I've really enjoyed writing over the last year, but I often find myself wondering why the heck I am doing this. The prospect seems pretty slim that I will ever make enough money to even come close to justifying the time investment. So what compels me to keep going? What (honestly) compels you to write? Is it mostly about money, or is it something more?

    1. David 470 profile image82
      David 470posted 12 years agoin reply to this

      1. My interests can be shared with others.

      2. I find it relatively easy to write

      3. The money is passive income

      How do I stay motivated......Well, I know this is not a get rich quick site, which I think many new comers think it is....but the possibility of created $100-1500 monthly income is great because its PASSIVE, and self employment allows you to be your own boss and not deal with anxiety.

      The reason I say that amount is because I believe that's what many successful hubbers make, and if you think about it the top hubbers have only been writing few years on hubpages, but they worked hard and stayed consistent....Now they reap the awards of passive income

    2. Daddy Paul profile image64
      Daddy Paulposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I do it in my spare time. All i have to do is turn on the TV and I am ready to shut it off and write some more.

    3. profile image0
      L a d y f a c eposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      What compels me to write is the need to share all of this crazy that's in my head. Really though, the desire to connect with people, and share with people. The sense of pride and accomplishment I feel when someone appreciates my work, or even better, when someone takes something away from it.

      1. Freeway Flyer profile image84
        Freeway Flyerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        I'm largely with you. There is something inherently gratifying about seeing someone get something out of what you have shared. I'm also a teacher, and both writing and teaching at their best are gratifying for similar reasons.

    4. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      If it's mostly about $$ you'll never make it nor will your hubs be passionate and that's what sells, passion in your writing!! :-)

    5. Reality Bytes profile image77
      Reality Bytesposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I enjoy learning, as I do my research I like to produce a hub when the information is still fresh in my mind.

      It has taken me several months to put together certain hubs.

  2. Cagsil profile image75
    Cagsilposted 12 years ago

    True Freedom! smile big_smile

  3. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 12 years ago

    I seem to be following Cags around the forum tonight... wink

  4. RedElf profile image89
    RedElfposted 12 years ago

    I write because I love to write, and getting some money every month for it is great! It took some time, but I have learned a lot writing here, and have met some really great people.


    1. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      yeah, great people, for real
      also it takes time to make money but once you're making it, I hear it's pretty steady if you maintain, am I right?

  5. Pearldiver profile image69
    Pearldiverposted 12 years ago

    Not doubting whether or not I am any good at writing!

    I like seeing my works on the front pages of search engines and knowing that the average time spent reading my work is 4.45 minutes. That means I have no reason to doubt whether people appreciate my work.. and with the bounce rates and % of repeat readers that I have, it also means that they do appreciate it far more than they would if I was trying to selling basting brushes for turkeys!
    There are still some of us here who write creatively and with passion...
    Though with all due respect to those who write reviews... those that do well at writing reviews are often those that have used a good balance of passion within the sales script...
    Though conversely there are also many who appear to be a little too passionate with the turkey or the brush! lol

    To me it's about being unique, genuine and honest - which in itself seems to be quite unique smile This gives you the power to always be real... and consequently carry that into your writing.

    And if it is about making money... then develop your own sites and don't prostitute them to Google and co.

    1. profile image0
      Whikatposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      Hey Pearldiver,
      Great comment, but I just have to ask... This is the second thread you have mentioned basting brushes and Turkey. Are you having your Thanksgiving day dinner, or are you making a shopping list today?

      Damn, now I have this strange craving for a turkey sandwich tongue

      1. Pearldiver profile image69
        Pearldiverposted 12 years agoin reply to this

        Hi Guys... Nope... More of a Subtle Promo for the Current Forum Troll that got me banned recently for telling it to respect women!
        It writes incredibly misleading reviews on Pizza Cutters and Basting Brushes... roll

        So... Yeah if the Turkey Fits!! lol

        I've Always Been Allergic to Fakes and Snake Oil Salesmen! hmm

        1. profile image0
          Whikatposted 12 years agoin reply to this

          Hey PD,
          Thanks for the info, that makes more sense to me now. I can stay on my diet and not eat that turkey sandwich. smile
          I am sorry to hear that you got banned for just being a gentleman, and standing up for us ladies. 
          You just go ahead and bash that "Turkey" with "basters" all you want mate. I hope you "slice" him up good lol

          Get it slice? as in pizza slice? big_smile

    2. profile image0
      kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      nice post!

    3. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
      schoolgirlforrealposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      unique, genuine and honest!! awesome smile

    4. Freeway Flyer profile image84
      Freeway Flyerposted 12 years agoin reply to this

      I haven't tried writing reviews yet, which may explain the lack of money. I have a few ideas for reviews in my head, however, and turkey basters are not likely to make the list. Instead, they will be about stuff I really like and know a little about: Disneyland, racquetball, music, etc. We'll see where that goes, but for now, it will still be the impractical philosophic/academic stuff. It may not be profitable, but at least it's fun.

  6. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 12 years ago

    Pain [emotion]

  7. schoolgirlforreal profile image80
    schoolgirlforrealposted 12 years ago

    writing is theraputic, you can write about practically anything you want

  8. Rafini profile image72
    Rafiniposted 12 years ago

    My voice has something to say and cannot be stopped until it has said what needs to be said.

  9. Rajab Nsubuga profile image61
    Rajab Nsubugaposted 12 years ago

    What inspires me to write is to get out of the loneliness and share my views.

  10. Pcunix profile image92
    Pcunixposted 12 years ago

    I write because otherwise I'd be talking out loud all the time, and you know how people look at you then.

    Better to let it out.

    And yes, gratification from helping others is a large part of what keeps me going.  But sometimes I just have something I need to say and it's a lot easier to do this than rent a hall.

  11. kmackey32 profile image63
    kmackey32posted 12 years ago

    My stress level motivates me to write....

  12. Victoria Stephens profile image77
    Victoria Stephensposted 12 years ago

    I'm a tiny blonde, young minded woman that spent lots of years in college.

    What does that mean for me?

    Well, most people look at my playful manner, my blonde hair and assume I don't know 'anything' and refuse to listen to any views that I put across.

    My friends who know I'm a bit of a secret geek already come to me for a lot of technical stuff they need to know about or have already heard waaaayy too much of it!  So it's great to have somewhere where I can share as much info about stuff as I want to or have time to (and people are listening) yea!!!  :-)

    Only wish I'd have found hubpages sooner.  I don't even care about the money, I just love writing about the things I know about (or think I know about) lol.xxx

  13. sydney123456 profile image54
    sydney123456posted 12 years ago

    my picture is my kid and my neace they love me and they were always with me. but i have no money no food................ and some food to go and take it down but no i do not and i have some news in steptember 1th .and i was on here and my brithday is october the 8th so the thing i hang  with this so i need to ask you a answer when's you brithday like i have some to and noboddy can stop me cuase we have aleram froce .and make it luckey for me but .no

  14. sydney123456 profile image54
    sydney123456posted 12 years ago

    and the music great

  15. lekanabolarin profile image60
    lekanabolarinposted 12 years ago

    mine is just a bit different. I am not used to writing in the first instance but since i figured the economical importance and how it can help me to really express myself i have decided to have a rethink. i am new in this lovely site and want to know the reason why i should continue to remain in this site. thank you in anticipation

  16. BobbiRant profile image60
    BobbiRantposted 12 years ago

    Wow, some great reasons here.  Social issues, politics and relationships are my passion.  Good question too.


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