Why do you write?
We all think we know the answer to this until we really think about it. Surprisingly many may not even say it is for the money as the struggling writer is a norm. So why do you sit for hours, alone in the company of your laptop trying to pin your ideas down?
Firstly I enjoy writing. I also hate sitting in an office working for someone else 9-5 lol. With writing, my time is my own and I can do other things through the day that I enjoy too. I can write at a time that suits me in the day, and be my own boss. Enjoyment and freedom are my reasons. Money is part of that because if I had to earn through a conventional job, I would not have the time to properly write, so would lose the freedom. The money from writing enables the freedom from a boring job that I hate doing.
My twin passions in life are movies and hard rock/heavy metal music. None of my friends or immediate family share these interests (or at least not to the depths that I do) so I never have anyone to talk about these topics with. Writing Hubs gives me an outlet for all the useless movie/music trivia and other pop culture junk that takes up way too much real estate in my brain.
I write because I wanted to share my ideas and knowledge with others. I enjoy writing especially if it pays me to write. I never imagine to be writing on the Internet until a year ago when I discovered HubPages. I also write for WebAnswers which is a question and answer site. I like it there because you interact with different people all over the world.
Because if I don't write then the urge to (write) builds up inside my body until I can't sit still, I can't think about anything else. It becomes an obsession. I don't really know why I'm drawn toward writing (a feeling of accomplishment, perhaps?), but I just know that I can't successfully ignore it. Therefore, I write.
by Edward Zhang 6 years ago
Do you write on HubPages for the money, or for your own enjoyment?Or maybe even neither! What's your reason for writing at HubPages?
by Joel Diffendarfer 3 years ago
If you win the lottery, would you write more or less?Once a day, as part of my routine, I walk to the local convenience store, partly to clear my head or concentrate on an aspect of an article or story I am currently working on. And, everyday, I buy a lottery ticket...I sometimes wonder...if...
by Keith James Kennedy 6 years ago
For some it's the ability to share your thoughts, for others it's to purely write, and then there's the people with dollar signs over their eyes. Which one are you or are you different?
by kennynext 24 months ago
I have been on hubpages almost two months and I just enjoy writing. Is there others here who just want to write and are not concerned about the money?
by Sajib 7 years ago
I want to know the way of earning money from this site. May be it will help to the others who are wanted to earn money from this site.
by Kathleen Odenthal 3 years ago
Other than HP, where do you enjoy writing online?Im sure most writers on here don't have all their eggs in one basket, and write elsewhere. I was wondering what sites you all write for and what you think of them?
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