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Why Do You Still Write Online?

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2,642 posts
Member since Jan 13, 2010

Besides income, is there any other reason why you still work online? 

526 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

An outlet for my urge to write.

Also, my IB portfolio has actually landed me some really lucrative writing gigs elsewhere.

(Also I am still earning decent cash teaching and proofreading).

2,161 posts
Member since Sep 17, 2009

I love to find awesome ways to do everyday things, and I love to share my finds :)

327 posts
Member since Nov 19, 2010

I think I was born with a love for the written word. When I was a kid, I was a serious bookworm. I would also carry a little pocket notebook around and write silly, short poems about everything. My favorite place to go was the library.

To me, writers were "imagination wizards" that could create entire new worlds for me to discover. Tapping into my imagination is what I love about writing.

 

2,434 posts
Member since Apr 14, 2010

I love to write. I love to teach.  I love to share my knowledge and experience.  My retirement blog has been a wonderful way to do these things.

Of course, it is nice to earn some money every month.  I don't earn enough to pay any major bills, but it is very satisfying to see the money accumulate in my accounts and spend it on something I want once in a while.

I also have enjoyed the connections to other people around the world whom I would never have known, otherwise.  That is the only reason, for example, that I engage with people on MyLot.  I only receive about $3 to $5 a month, but I can have interesting conversations with people in Great Britain, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, the Philippines and other countries.  It is very rewarding.

 

 

2,161 posts
Member since Sep 17, 2009
Deborah-Diane said:

I love to write. I love to teach.  I love to share my knowledge and experience.  My retirement blog has been a wonderful way to do these things.

Of course, it is nice to earn some money every month.  I don't earn enough to pay any major bills, but it is very satisfying to see the money accumulate in my accounts and spend it on something I want once in a while.

I also have enjoyed the connections to other people around the world whom I would never have known, otherwise.  That is the only reason, for example, that I engage with people on MyLot.  I only receive about $3 to $5 a month, but I can have interesting conversations with people in Great Britain, Australia, Switzerland, Germany, the Philippines and other countries.  It is very rewarding.

 

 

It is very rewarding, I agree!  I have sold some of my art to different countries and met people I would never have had before, and I was just thinking the other day how things have changed so much.  My relatives are in England and I remember as a kid it was a huge deal to call them.  My mum would put a timer on as it was super expensive.  She would have a list pre-written of things to say and we all gathered around this dial up phone waiting for the long distance operator to connect us and it was crackly!!   As kids we would be in awe of how cool this was talking to someone overseas!

Now we simply talk to people online, through our blogs and cell phones and think nothing of it and make some money.  

2,161 posts
Member since Sep 17, 2009

Just bumping this topic!

2,217 posts
Member since Jun 23, 2010

to pay the mortgage 

526 posts
Member since Dec 31, 2014

What the heck does this SPAM even mean????

2,642 posts
Member since Jan 13, 2010

I write online for two reasons. First, when it comes to anything Girl Scout related, it is my passion. To still be a leader with a troop of ninth graders is a rare thing indeed. I am excited about our meeting on Tuesday and then being able to write about what we did. 

The other reason is financial-I still make money doing this. While my numbers are not what they used to be, I still make enough to make sitting down at the computer worth my while.

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Member since Sep 17, 2009
mommymommymommy said:

I write online for two reasons. First, when it comes to anything Girl Scout related, it is my passion. To still be a leader with a troop of ninth graders is a rare thing indeed. I am excited about our meeting on Tuesday and then being able to write about what we did. 

The other reason is financial-I still make money doing this. While my numbers are not what they used to be, I still make enough to make sitting down at the computer worth my while.

Financial for me too.  I still make enough money to make it worthwhile, although not what it once was, but that is the glory of the internet!

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