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My writing career
Reason for my writing career
Writing become a part of my life after I started to write. First I wrote my thoughts. To share it with those who want to read. Then I wrote to gain some knowledge. Then I wrote to gain some money. Some times I write to kill time. Now writing is a stress remover some times. It keep me engaged and now it become a part of my life. Always people say "write". Write stories. Write articles. Write poems. Write reviews. Reviews about books. Reviews about articles. Reviews about products etc.
I wrote stories. I wrote poems. I wrote about places. Wrote about my colleague. I published my writings with blogger. Then I started to write on http://hubpages.com/@iamsam . On the way many people introduced me about many sites. There are countless websites. They are looking for your writings to publish free of cost and wanted to share a portion of the traffic. If you can create traffic, you will earn money. More traffic means more money. If there is no traffic, no money. Page views, traffics, earning potential, clicks, are the some of the terms we use while doing on line blogging or publishing.
By writing many made money. Some writers made small money. Some writers made a lot of money. Writing for big money is better than writing for little money. So when you write, make sure you are writing for a lot of money. You can count your page views through Google Analytical. You can use your gmail Id or create a google account for using it. Then you will come to know how many people from which country are reading your blogs or articles. How many unique visitors are there to read your articles etc.
It is nice to see that many people from different continents reading my blogs and articles. By writing you can make friends across the globe. They would love to meet you and interact with you. Through internet, world become a small village. You can see the places through google map. Roads and places with pictures. Locating address is become easy. You can come to know about different cultures and people through internet. How they practice different rituals. What they eat. How they cook, what they wear etc.
Subjects to write about
If you are not writing and spreading your thoughts and ideas, it is a
loss. It is a personal loss and national loss too. No writing means no articles. No articles means no publishing.
No publishing means no earnings. So the answer to how to earn money is
write as much as you can. Write about your place. Write about your
religion. Write about your feelings. Write about your relations.
Write about your colleagues. Write about your passion. Write about
your hobbies. Even you can write about your dog. Yes, many are
interested about your dog. They love dogs. And read your article about
dog. Tell them how you take care of it. And it will pay you. Happy
are those who have a dog. Happy are those who have a cat. Happy are
those who have a horse. Happy are those who have pet animals. They can write about it.
Writing about rain, How beautiful it is
So, not writing is the biggest loss. Why don't you write about your
garden. Your garden is beautiful. Your wife is beautiful. Your
children are beautiful. Why don't you write about those beautiful
things. Rain is beautiful. Now here it is raining. For the last few
weeks, we have rain every day. I love rain. Cloudy afternoons. Wet
roads. Driving while it is raining gives me a pleasant feeling.
In a cloudy afternoon, you can see pictures in the sky. Clouds makes beautiful pictures. That is wonderful. Nature making pictures! Then comes wind. Some times strong wind which carry away all the dry leaves. That is also a beautiful site. Stand outside your house. You can enjoy the light wind and strong wind. Sometimes it carry dust. Then you have to go to inside of your house and close yourself to protect you from the dust. If you happened to stay outside during the dust storm, it would be terrible. Your eyes, ears, mouth and nose will fill with dust. It is better to keep away from such dust storms.
Then comes the thunder and lightning. It is scary and better to stay away from it. Watching it withing the house is better than staying out. Light comes first, followed by the sound. Big bangs. Then comes the rain. If you are having a hot season, it is great to stay outside. Enjoy the rain. It is cool. Really wonderful. I enjoy it a lot. It is great sight. Leaves and plants would be bowing down to welcome the rain. That is another great sight we must watch. Rarely sunlight and rain come together. That is another wonder. And we enjoy it too.
Then the dry streams started to flow. Canals and rivers will started to flow. Sometimes it overflows. That is dangerous. Water logged roads are a regular sight after rain. Brake down of vehicles will add up the traffic jam. And there would be a mess. Farmers are happy to receive rain. City people are also happy to receive rain. But they hate that watter logged roads and traffic problems. Still we love it. We cannot avoid it. Neither we can prevent it. It is a blessing. It become a blessing to someone. And become a curse to some other. After the rain, it is more beautiful. Calmness cover the atmosphere. Wetness prevail everywhere. The small of wet soil is elating. I love it. Then the clouds go away. Sun comes. We feel that some heavy things gone away from within us. New hope and new energy flow through the body. Every one likes the change. Am I right?
One side of the room where I am sitting is covered with plain glass. I can see whatever happens outside. I love watching rain through the glass wall. Enjoying hot tea and snacks (Pakoda - is an Indian snack to eat with chutney) are my favorite on a rainy day. I don't want to go out. Just sitting there and watching rain gives me immense joy. I love it. Don't you want to join me? Come on! come on my dear friend.
What should I write
So writing can be of different subjects. Just like I shifted to explain the rain, you can do it on different matters. Write about the things you love. Jokes are a good item to share with. Everyone like it. I don't prefer dirty jokes. You may be wondering what is dirty jokes. There are good jokes. Which can be shared with our family members. If the joke is not shareable with our family members, that is considered as a dirty joke. These jokes are shared with selected people. You know it better than me.
Reading and commenting
There are plenty of thing to write about. Writing... writing... writing... Then you become tired by your own writing. This is the time to read. Read what others wrote. If every one is writing, who is there to read them. So there should be some one who is willing to read the stuff. It is an enriching time. It will increase your knowledge. You learn about many things. It will assist you to write more. There is no limit. You can learn as much as you want. I love reading. Reading ebooks. Reading article published online. Reading blogs. Reading comments. Reading reviews. Reading about new products. Reading about wonderful thing. There is no limit. Religious doctrines. Spiritual matters. Atheists view points. Poems. Dramas, Stories. Scientific findings, cultural heritages, wonders of the world etc. The list goes...
After reading you may want to make a comment about it. Or you may leave it, without a comment. There is no compulsion. If you want to encourage the writer, then write a positive comment. Voting, commenting, rating are there to express your views about the articles. That is the way to express your reaction. Writer depend on these ratings and comments and votes to know about your response.
There are people who write comments which may be discouraging. The worst thing is that some people write provocative comments. Reading that comments create emotions like frustration, anger, sorrow..... etc. Have you ever experienced that. No one would love such comments. Most of the such comments go to the thrash. Very rarely some one will reply to it.
Encouraging comments elate the spirit of the writer. It encourage him to write more. Which will eventually make him wealthy. He become a reputed writer. His ego will grow. Or he will become more humble. When I read blessing comments at the foot, I become more humble. It makes me humble. I don't know why. I think, who am I to get such comments. Then I wanted to thank those who read and comment. From the depth of my heart. I bless them. And pray to God to bless them abundantly. That is my way of life. I want to take this opportunity to thank you all who read this article. Also I want to thank those who are reading my other articles. They may not be knowing that I am blessing them and thanking them. But they will realize the blessing in their life. That I am sure.
Junk Writings and writers
Junk writers and junk websites are prevailing in the Internet. If you
search something in the internet, it will direct you to a website with
headlines. If you click on the headline, it will direct you to another
Then you click a link, it will direct you to another site. And it
continue... website after website. You will also find Junk writers.
Who write about irrelevant matters. You find only key words in their
blogs. Unorganized key words. A list of key words. They are doing it
for making money by creating page views. Don't do it. No one would
love to revisit them. People run away
from them. It is a waste of time and energy. We are searching some
key words. But they are showing ads
and key words. Some times see search results after search results
with ads. They are making money. It provides a short term gain only.
For a long term gain, you need to write contents. Good contents
attract more visitors. More visitors means more traffic. More traffic
leads to more money. It is a money making tree. Over the years it
will make money for you. How beautiful it is. You don't have to write
everyday, just like you go to your day job every day for making money. Once you wrote, it is
going to make money for the coming days, months and for many years. As long as it attract
visitors, it would be making money. Good money will come to your way easily. While you are
eating, your articles are working for you. You have articles to work
for you. You have blogs that work for you even when you are sleeping.
It doesn't matter whether you are making love with your spouse or
sleeping or spending time with your kids. Your writings are making
money for you. Tell me, which employer will pay you for making love
with your spouse. (unless you make a film and publish it) or spending time
with your kids. Which employer will pay to you for sleeping. None.
But your articles will pay for it. They will pay for you. So what is stopping you?