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Is Writing Worth All your Time?

Updated on October 20, 2016
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Writing and Thinking

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She has a plan to write. | Source
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Writing opens the Mind to New Experiences

I write when I can and spend some time commenting on other hubs.

Writers learn from each other.

I have accomplished such a friendly and worthwhile community here and am pleased to continue writing at Hubpages.

  • Do you think online writing is worth your time?

To make money from writing it is difficult. No matter how much you try there is that snag, or loophole that keeps you concerned about your income.

All that hard work from getting your work intact and into a perfect manuscript can be tiring and frustrating at the same time.

The marketing and publishing can be most stressful and exciting.

Am I popular?

I think not, and did not intend to be that popular as a writer.

There are many ups and downs and failures in writing. You have to bare that before gaining your stability.

Finally, I got on with my writing and trying to keep up with the daily challenges.

  • Is writing paying your bills?

Some people write to pay their bills, others write and can't reach that point of paying bills from that income.

Writing can help you with a small earnings.

Also writing can ruin your reputation if you don't pay attention to what you really want from writing itself.

Freelance writing can be a failure to many well-tried writers and this often spoils the chances of other writers.

Spammers are the other problem for online writers. The problem which many writers are affected by in their daily online writing.

Writers must work hard in standing up for themselves. Self-promotion is crucial.

The well-formatted style of an article does pay to get more views, and shows a better professional side of the writer.

If you build a passive income through your blogs you will find that freelance writing earning is rather slower.

In time you will surely see your earnings increase though some writers don't know how to be patient.

I have learned how to be patient in the writing field and patience and hard work has paid of for me.

Before you take the plunge into writing think about what you actually want from your writing skills.

for example, your main focus on a certain topic.

  • Do you want to earn from writing or do you want to write for pleasure?

When I first started writing I was in for the money. I learned lots after thorough research.

The sign of the Internet made my research even simpler. Thereafter, everything worked out for itself.

I had patience and whatever I earned did make a difference to me. I grew to enjoy writing and got paid for my hard work.

I quit my job not to only earn from online writing. To be self-employed and to avoid working for an abusive boss.

I worked a very difficult seasonal job. The hard times were too much to cope with at that time in my life. I had no choice but to work that way.Being a foreigner in this country, and place allowed for many obstacles.

With no options I worked my hardest.

I quit when I realized I won't be in line for that promotion, no matter how hard I worked at my goals, that did not mean a thing to my boss.

I started online writing to earn a few bucks and to gain my independence. I needed a computer, and a connection to the Internet.

I worked toward my urgent needs and went on from that. I spent hours daily online in trying to find the best writing sites for which to write.

I found many writing sites most were scams. I earned from my kindle published books and from some of my online writing and in all I succeeded.

Since I found Hubpages I have become more improved with my writing skills, and have learned lots more of other writers.

I have become more aware of what I write and how I write. I feel my way of writing is fairly understandable and to the point.

  • Why am I so interested in Writing?

My life has changed in many ways and writing has given me that opportunity to express my feelings directly.

I feel writing makes me more than a self-employed mother. Writing gave me more to talk about and more of an opportunity to write about my personal experiences.

  • The way one writes is the way one feels.

Be at in it getting to your network of friends and be heard of at all times with your flowing promotion.

Be the active writer and the active promoter.

  • What do you expect from writing online?

  • Do you want to be the better writer or are you a good enough writer?

  • Are you writing badly and writing the hard way?

Some writers just love writing and enjoy what they do.

You can write what you like once you call yourself a writer. In that way you can gain the confidence you need and the pride in writing for yourself.

Experiment with writing a book, and see how the words come flowing to your mind after each short interval breaks.

A writer writes best when in the moment of a topic. The subject you are thinking about unravels quickly and easily.

Don't wait for tomorrow to write what you think of today. Dive into writing and see how you improve greatly.

Whenever, I think of a topic , or when someone speaks of a different topic, that gets my attention immediately.

Writing brings you back to life.

  • Is this a good time to be a writer?

  • Do you think the free downloading of books is a distraction for people to sit down comfortably and read a book?

I developed a routine in writing, where I start on a blank page without a thought of what to write of, and this works well for me. I sit down and say to myself.

''What am I going to write about today?''

I approach the daily writing in the same way just like I would with a complete stranger.

It is exciting and shows me I can write a hub without preparing ahead for the following day.

I learned to treat writing as a job and disciplined myself to a routine.

My thoughts are always organized on my subjects.

I feel free as a bird when I write, and don't think of what needs to be done. My best way of keeping my mind free of any distractions.

Writing allowed me to be more positive, and to be more confident with myself in daily activities. Also, in my daily conversations with the people around me.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello RachaelOhalloran so nice of you to read my hubs and I fully understand about conflict as I too feel the same way words back and forth are meaningless to me. I write for pleasure all the changes in my life has given me an opportunity to write and pass my time daily with something to look forward to. Writing to me was not a planned and a big dream of mine my different lifestyle motivated me and most of all my son inspired me. I enjoy reading your work and so appreciate you comments at my hubs take care and have a lovely day.Thank you.

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      Rachael O'Halloran 3 years ago from United States

      I write because I can. No other reason, just that. I don't expect to make a ton of money. I don't expect to become a big famous name in the book stores. I don't even expect to be a famous name on Hubpages. But I write because I like it, because I am encouraged, because I am uplifted and because I live in a world where a woman can do almost anything she wants to without condemnation or repercussions, and that is the best!

      I get to meet people from all over the world. I get to read different styles of writing - essays, poetry, short stories, biographies, opinion pieces - and it all contributes to rounding me out as a person. It is learning. The day we stop learning, we will be dead. The day I stop writing, will be that same day.

      I notice you write about relationships a lot and although I do read much of what you publish, I may not have anything to say, but I read them. If I don't agree with someone, I don't comment. If it has all be covered in other people's comments, I don't write anything. Other times I don't comment because I don't want someone to disagree with me where it becomes a war of words back and forth.

      I am a very easy going person and don't like to cause friction.

      Sometimes I have a comment all written out and then I erase it because it either will hurt someone's feelings or cause someone to write something negative back to me. I hate conflict. lol

      So I do write because I can, but I also choose what to write and where, because I can. I don't write permanently for any other site, just testing the waters here and there. I don't care if I make $1.00 or $1 million, I just want to be able to write stuff people like to read.

      If anyone has a problem with your writing style, mine or anyone else's, they can click the X and go on to the next hubber. If a comment left for me is negative, that's why I have control over whether to publish them or click DENY button. And sometimes I do click that DENY button.

      You asked: Do you want to earn from writing or do you want to write for pleasure? We live in a world where we can have it both ways. I write for pleasure most of the time. Getting someone to pay me for it is not always consistent, but it is also not important to me at my age. As long as I'm having fun doing it and as long as people enjoy what I have t say, that's all that matters.

      Thank you for writing this post; it gives the reader a lot to think about when it comes to their choices.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      VioletteRose thank you kindly for stopping by

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      VioletteRose 3 years ago from Chicago

      I am just a beginner here and this is really inspiring, thanks for writing this. I agree, we need both passion and patience here!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Cherylann Mollan it is possible providing you research your writing sites or write for magazines or choose a specific genre and write about that topic. Lots of hard work thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      midget38 thank you kindly have a lovely day.

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      Cherylann Mollan 3 years ago from India

      Nice advice here, especially for those writers who are still finding their footing in the industry. I wonder whether one can ever be able to write professionally, like in a 9 to 5 job, and yet enjoy the kind of writing they do? I hope that is not a fallacy and that someday I will be able to do that.

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      Michelle Liew 3 years ago from Singapore

      Devika, you have the true heart of a writer. Keep at it!

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      DeborahNeyens keep writing I enjoy reading your hubs thank you.

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      Deborah Neyens 3 years ago from Iowa

      I can tell you have a true passion for writing. And talent, too. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      CraftytotheCore, thank you all writers in whichever way they feel is comfortable and understandable. I appreciate your kind comments.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      tobusiness thank you and I did have a pleasant weekend all my best to you and take care.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC, thank you very much for sharing your mind here

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi mylindaelliott you said perfectly and a meaningful comment indeed would be nice to read more from you thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi D.A.L. so glad you could share your wonderful comment here thank you very much.

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      CraftytotheCore 3 years ago

      Writing builds the character of a person and makes us stronger. I know that from all of the support I get on HP and the wonderful community that we have, I feel free to let my creativity do the typing.

      DDE, it's true, you do have a certain style of writing. It's very enjoyable to read your articles.

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      Jo Alexis-Hagues 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

      Devika, this is another interesting article. I'm pretty sure that a large number of us here on HP, write because we love writing. However, if we happen to make a little money in the process, that's a bonus. Hope you had a great weekend, my best as always.

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      Linda Crampton 3 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      I love writing and will continue to do it for the rest of my life. I do want to earn money from my writing efforts, but even without money I would write in some way. Thanks for sharing your interesting thoughts, Devika.

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      mylindaelliott 3 years ago from Louisiana

      I see people discuss writing all the time. I'm afraid I am not very structured about how I write. As for the 'why'... I don't really know I have always written things. Well as long as I remember anyway. Finally, any time is a good time for writing, when I was young, now, and later when I'm older will be too!

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      Dave 3 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Another excellent article about your passion for writing which can ,once again, only help others that read it. So glad you mentioned about the friendly community here at hubpages. In my experience you only get help and inspiration from this hub -family, which in turn inspires one to keep on writing. [regardless of earnings}. Voted up,useful interesting.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Jodah you are always showing your true talent, thank you for commenting.

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      John Hansen 3 years ago from Queensland Australia

      I write because I love it and to keep improving Devika.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway thank you and my best wishes to you keep writing and earning. Your hubs are interesting and very useful to all readers.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nell great thinking about writing, ''but I can't stop writing anyway! lol!'' Well said. Thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Harishprasad thank for all votes up and for making the time and effort to stop by at my hubs have a lovely day.

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      jtrader you are right on thank you

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      Devika Primić 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc great for you and what you do your work is outstanding and always informative. Thank you

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      FlourishAnyway 3 years ago from USA

      I don't make a lot of money but I do enjoy the art of writing and the interaction.

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      Nell Rose 3 years ago from England

      I love writing, I do earn money, not a lot, but I can't stop writing anyway! lol!

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      Harish Mamgain 3 years ago from India

      Devika, every article you bring forth about writing is always inspiring and thought provoking. This is also no exception. Tips you have suggested are very useful for aspiring writers. Voted up.

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      jtrader 3 years ago

      I thoroughly enjoy writing. I also enjoy several other creative pursuits. I am so glad when we can all find like minded people to share our joys. Encouraging article DDE.

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      Bill Holland 3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I can't speak for other writers, but I can't imagine not writing. I make money and enjoy what I'm doing. How great is that?