does anyone feel that what they write is pointless?

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  1. jdaviswrites profile image88
    jdaviswritesposted 9 years ago

    does anyone feel that what they write is pointless?

    maybe not so much pointless, but at least un-benificial. i know i write on here because i like structured writing, and i like to hear feedback. at the same time, it seems so self-serving. in reality, i am probable just thinking too deep into write now since it's late and i'm filled with caffeine.

  2. jdaviswrites profile image88
    jdaviswritesposted 9 years ago

    i probably should have previewed that before i posted it. i apologize for the typos.

  3. travelespresso profile image77
    travelespressoposted 9 years ago

    Hello jdaviswrites. 

    Heck no!  I only write what I want to write.  I don't have the time or inclination to write anything which is pointless.  I sincerely hope that what I write isn't self-serving but I guess you never know, others may think so.

    I just try to write the best way I can and hope that others enjoy reading it.  If they don't they will move onto other writers/genres that they do like.

  4. Challah1202 profile image59
    Challah1202posted 9 years ago

    I write because I find a topic that is interesting to me.  In writing about it, I learn and I work out what I think.  When I try to make it make sense for others, I discover what I think.  I don't know if it is pointless to them or not.  Maybe when they don't read it they are the ones who are missing out.

  5. Wayne Brown profile image84
    Wayne Brownposted 9 years ago

    Writers share their work for the most part.  At the same time, I think most writers write about the things that are interesting and comfortable for them.  That's okay for the most part but if one is not careful they will find the scope of their writing begins to follow a very narrow path which they are very familiar with in the writing process.  When that happens, I think some of the creative and imagination gets lost.  Ultimately, I think a writer must go outside their comfort zone in order to grow and improve.  The other danger here depends on the type of writing that you do.  Here is an example.  Have you ever bought an item that required assembly and found that you could not understand the instructions well enough to complete the assembly.  This happens often and it happens because the instructional writer understood the subject so well that they could not see the holes in their own directions for the assembly.  I frequently encounter this in software manuals, etc.  So, it is important to step outside your work and attempt to read it from the mind's eye of the reader. This is difficult but it can be done. I hope this helps you.  Thanks.  WB

  6. Coolmon2009 profile image87
    Coolmon2009posted 9 years ago

    It depends on what and why you are writing. If you are writing to make you happy, or because you feel what you write on will help others than it is a good use of time. However, if you don't feel passionate about your topic or it is just about making money, than maybe you need to pick a different topic. The bottom line is keep it real.

  7. eli grey profile image59
    eli greyposted 9 years ago

    Yeah. I do because I can't imagine my work ever being published. I mean, words used to be so powerful and moving but someone has already said what you have to say. On the other hand, I find that writing motivates me to explore things I want to know better. So yeah. Writing has its ups and downs.

  8. Harlan Colt profile image72
    Harlan Coltposted 9 years ago

    Every answer is an extention of a person, their thoughts, ideas, and their being. What may be pointless to one, will have some meaning to another and perhaps some deep meaning to even another.

    Some people read the bible and think it is a bunch of garbage, other's read it and it changes their life - and God wrote it. So unless you can write better than God.... get my point?

    I would worry more about certain elements, or words within my writing that may be pointless, rather than whether the whole of my writing is pointless.

    You see writing as self-serving. Is the rain self serving because it falls where it will? Does not a wealth of life benefit from the rain? There will be those who will find great benefit in what you have to say, and others who will give it a glance and think "eh" and move on. So what.

    Write for yourself and to heck with what I think - or anyone else. That is where you will let down your mask and people will enjoy relating to and seeing the real you.

  9. k kissel profile image54
    k kisselposted 8 years ago

    MOST CERTAINLY NOT !!!                                                                                                                     LESS IS MORE AND NOTHING IS AS MEANINGFUL AND TIMELESS AS THE WRITTEN WORD.....

  10. thephilosopher899 profile image68
    thephilosopher899posted 8 years ago

    I have come across this question so many times in my writing, I almost want to "x" out of everything and go watch TV. I realized something a little while ago though. What I write, especially about religion and philosophy, I would write anyway in a spiral. I start typing and the words keep coming, I really don't have to force it. That's how I know I love it. At least by putting it on hubpages I get the chance to show someone else what I wrote with the possibility of them agreeing/learning/discussing something with me.

    To answer your question, I would write about stuff that you would write about anyway, that way you have intrinsic value in your writing. Hope it helps!


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