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Write What You Love

Updated on July 10, 2010

Making an important choice

 When I first started writing hubs on hubpages, my thought was that I would write a lot of stuff and make a lot of money.  It is clear that some people are making money with blogs and with websites and also on hubpages.  But I quickly came to a fork in the road.  I have looked at the writing of some of the more successful people on hubpages, in terms of hubscore, in terms of followers, and in terms of generation of income.  As I studied their work, I asked myself, "Do I write like that?"  "Can I write like that?" 

In 1989, Marsha Sinetar wrote a book called Do What You Love, The Money Will Follow.  I had to make an important choice.  I was either going to write what I loved, or I was going to write to try to make money.  As a newcomer to hubpages, I have chosen to write what I love and believe, like Ms. Sinetar, that the money will follow.  I encourage other newbies to do the same.

If you write what you love, the quality of the hubs you write will be better.  You are more knowledgeable about things you love.  You have more passion for things you love.  You can work up more enthusiasm for things you love.  I am sure there are good writers, professionals, who can write on just about any topic and do it well.  But if you are not a professional writer, writing what you love raises the bar on your writing. 

When you write what you love, your interest and enjoyment of your subject shines through.  There is a freedom in doing something just for the love of it.  You may be more willling to stretch yourself creatively and you may find that the writing has a better flow to it.  Rather than being distant from the work, you put yourself wholeheartedly into it.  I believe readers can sense these things when they are present. 

It's not all about money

The best writing comes from the heart not the wallet.
The best writing comes from the heart not the wallet.

You still have to promote the work

Of course, even when you write what you love you have to spend some time letting people know it is there. You still have to do the work to promote what you have written. You still have to link to social media and email and tell people offline what you are doing. But if the love of your subject is shining through, others will find their way to you.

I have taken all these things into consideration and decided to write what I love. The first rule of hubpages is to write quality hubs. Your best writing will come from your heart and not from your wallet. I am already discovering that there is writing inside me that I didn't realize was there.  I have felt the creative wheels turning and experienced the joy of just expressing myself.  So I plan to do just what the book title says--write from the heart and let others know my writing is out there and then let the money take care of itself. This is my personal experiment to see if what Ms, Sinetar said in 1989 is true or not. This is my opportunity to find out if doing what I love (or in this case, writing what I love) will cause the money to follow.


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    • bjspivey-rivers profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago

      I'm not making a fortune, but I am seeing some income from the hubs I write. I am up to almost 20,000 page views! I hope you have the same or even better success.

    • JenIncognito profile image


      6 years ago

      I am trying to write from my heart as well. There's a lot inside me just crying to get out into print so Hub Pages will hopefully help me do that. I enjoyed this hub. I read that book by Marsha Sinetar. Here's hoping she's right...for both of us!

    • bjspivey-rivers profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thanks. Me, too.

    • Putz Ballard profile image

      Putz Ballard 

      8 years ago

      Hoping this is true. Great hub


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