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Writers Influencing Society
Writers influencing society
"Wise men talk because they have something to say, fools talk because they have to say something." Plato
The problem with having so many people writing hubs and blogs is that so many people are writing hubs and blogs. It would be a lot different if there was an editorial board, but with no oversight, people can say (write) whatever they want to. Take, for example, this.
Should I Earn or Should I Orble?
Society Influencing Writers
See how I did that?
We must always remember that we have but one life to live, and live that life to the fullest each and every day. When we get sick (to the point of hospitalization) we see the darker side of life, the suffering and the end times. Striving to live instead of waiting to die. We make promises to ourselves and others that we will change the way we live, we will strive to live a better, more fulfilling life and to do all we can to improve our lot in life.
Then, we get home from the hospital. For a while, we keep our promises, but usually we end up right back where we were.
It's a lot like, for anyone in their late 40's to early 70's. really, who went around singing "I hope I die before I get old", a Who rockin' tune and a message to our elders that we did not want to be like them. But, now we are and we take it all back.
But, how can we influence society. The Arab Spring Uprising has already been done to death (yes, I did just say (type?) that!) Writers who want to influence society have a vast podium to stand upon, and that is a letter to the editor of a major newspaper or website. Or, you can write to your member of parliament or any politician, really, but the chances that that person will be the one who reads your letter are slim to none. A staffer or political volunteer will skim over and respond to your inquiry.
So, how does society influence writers?
By being so idiotic. By waging war when collaboration would bring so much good where all that exists is bad.
Pay you to what me now?
Orble - Good Paid Blogging or Thievery?
Orble.com pays writers to blog. Writers post their blog posts (daily) on the site and receive 50% or ad revenues generated through AdSense. Now, I don't know about you, but aside from the nice look of the resultant blogs and the special abilities in formatting designs for really nice-looking and unique layouts, font useability and other aesthetic boosters that make the blogs themselves look really nice, you're still giving half of your earnings for the ability to write what you could do for free at most other blog hosting sites.
WordPress comes to mind. For just $17.99 you can rent (it's a yearly thing) a domain. Like this one - this one is rented. You get to have a bit more control over the visual aspects of your blogs, but you still need to buy another package to be able to use different fonts and add videos, basically spruce the site up and make it totally unique and yours.
Now, the upgrade that you need with WordPress is only $30 (again, by the year), and you can buy the bundle that gives you almost complete control over fonts and video/picture inclusions, and other aesthetic controls, for $59... so, for $60 you can write your blogs on WordPress and keep all of your earnings.
Don't be scared off by the slow earnings at the start of your blogging career. That's where most people go wrong. If you keep at it, and keep a daily presence, your followers will increase in numbers and your page views will as well. Your earnings will increase dramatically within 1 to 2 years (about the same as writing at article mills).
The difference is, blogging allows you to write what you want and to include the pictures and videos that you want, without any oversight or editorial idiotary (another new word! I'm on a roll here!).
So, why let Orble take half of your earnings? You could write a blog that goes viral. It happens, and when it does, if you have AdSense, you can make some serious money off of one blog - new car money (well, a cheap one, but still new!)