What is the purpose of your writing or blogging?

Philippines
January 29, 2011 1:26pm CST
I am fond of writing. I love writing. It gives me the freedom to express myself by writing down my feelings and opinions about certain issues. It is a huge part of my life. Before, I used to keep all those things that I write about to myself. I refused to let other people read what I wrote. I was afraid of criticisms, mockery, and all those terrible stuff. But as time went by, I came to realize that it's important to get opinions from others because you get to learn from them. When blogging became popular, I started out with writing blogs about my life experiences just to express my frustrations, my happiness, and my sadness. All I wanted was to pour it all out just to release what I always had been carrying. I never expected people do respond or anything like that. But then there were people who cheered for me to be a better person and appreciated the things that I wrote because they actually could relate. It felt good. I wrote more blogs... and I realized as time went by that I was writing not only to express my feelings and opinions. I wanted also to know if other people can relate. When I realized that there were people who can and do, it felt like I was never alone. Then I wanted to earn money. It felt good to know that some sites pay me for doing something that I have always wanted to do: write. Why not, right? I love writing discussions as well. I could interact with people all over the world, get paid for it, at the same time be able to learn from other people's comments and opinions. I love writing. Blogging, too. And I always will. :)
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19 responses
• United States
29 Jan 11
I have a blog that I post pictures and some text on. That is mostly for me to have fun with and also entertain and communicate with some people. I also write articles to try and help people with everyday problems on a different website.
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• Philippines
29 Jan 11
I really appreciate it when people take time to help out or give sincere advise to others who need it even though they are only strangers to them.
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@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
1 Feb 11
it is true that it's important to know what others think and you learn from them. but i'm still afraid to let out my feelings, i'm too used to keeping them inside i guess. although i'm not good at writing, i do write. i write at hubpages although not often. and i do have a blog, or two actually. one focuses on all the books or novels mostly that i've read and really enjoyed. it's more or less like a list of books that i would like to re-read in the future if i have nothing to do. another blog is on mangas, dramas and animes that i've watched and enjoyed and again, my reason is the same as before. so that i can re-watch/read them again. so it's not really of a personal nature like experiences and life in my case but more like interests. what i enjoy most is that i can write whenever i want. there's no deadline to what i want to write so if i feel lazy, i can just let go for a while and do nothing as i've been doing for some time recently:P that's the best for me.
• Philippines
3 Feb 11
Now that's an idea. Maybe I can write about those movies I watched. Thanks for giving me an idea. :)
@sminut13 (1786)
• Singapore
4 Feb 11
ohhh?? i'm glad i was able to help then^_^ hehe have a good day!
29 Jan 11
I wanted to get my views across so I started writing articles on triond about Sports I am interested in, I also use Twitter as a release for my views on various things in the news or people have said.
• Philippines
29 Jan 11
Freedom of expression. No one can take that away from us. It makes us uniquely us. We all have our own perspectives and opinions about certain issues. The good thing about sharing your thoughts is others can learn from them.
29 Jan 11
Absolutely true, You can also learn from others too on their opinion.
• United States
31 Jan 11
the purpose of my blogging was originally to earn money, and still is. but now i also blog to have fun, and to talk about soccer. i blog to motivate myself to play really hard and be inspired when playing soccer.
• Philippines
3 Feb 11
I am glad to know that, keeperdream. Stay inspired! :)
@kimian55 (121)
• Philippines
30 Jan 11
I write blogs to make money, honestly that's why I'm in this online thing. I'm here to make money. I'm pretty sure you know already know hot to do it. I never really blogged about my life experiences or the things the makes me happy or frustrates me since it gives me no traffic and hence no income. I could understand people like you writing stuff about their life like a diary or an autobiography but it just won't make money if you ask me. I mean it would if you Paris Hilton. Anyway it would have been cool if you posted a link to your blog so we can see it.I have several blogs already.. I have this one and its still under construction, So its still a baby http://triviasgalore.blogspot.com/
@kimian55 (121)
• Philippines
30 Jan 11
I mean *how to do that
@AdalieM (1137)
• United States
6 Apr 11
When I first started blogging I was just in for the money but soon I realized that blogging is not for everyone and you won't make lots of money overnight. Before I knew it was hooked on writing, and always will. I blog about issues around the world, just about anything that annoying the living s$$ out of me. I sometimes want to get feedback from other people but most important is to give a good message to the world and hope for them to join us to make this planet cleaner, safer, and a happy planet--that's the main purpose.
@goldeneagle (6776)
• United States
20 Feb 11
I joined mylot as a way to make money with my writing. I have to say that this is not quite what I had in mind, but I have really started to enjoy posting here over the years...
2 Feb 11
First for earn some money, no i think this gradually become my faviourite
@khalida (1130)
• India
1 Feb 11
whoa! nice to see another passionate writer well for me, writing was not something that i was fond of way before i was too young. but yes, i have started liking writing a lot off late and i have joined site which pay for my writing and it is pretty interesting to learn how the net works on my way in earning a few dollars :) am loving it
@estherlou (5026)
• United States
31 Jan 11
I have discovered, there are many facets to writing. Here, it is fun to just respond and sound off on different subjects. On my blog ( estherlou.wordpress.com/ ) there are many reasons. Some, I just feel like letting off steam on something that happened to me or my family. Sometimes, I am politically motivated and feel like ranting about something. Sometimes, it is just a fun time of working with words and playing with learning how to express myself better.
@jpso138 (7844)
• Philippines
30 Jan 11
I started blogging about two years ago upon learning that in blogging you can earn something. Well, I do have a couple of blogs and from time to time, I update them. One of my blog is more about my travels and adventures considering that I travel a lot with my line of work. I really find it nice to write about things and places that I been through. I do hope to expand more my blogs and perhaps earn more in the long run.
@dearlene (78)
• Indonesia
30 Jan 11
I think I am the one that not realy comfortable to share my opinion by writing on blog but I started anyway, I just start my colabolation blog with my friend, eventhough I am not realy feel comfortable about it I just do it, because I thing that a positif aktivity to do so you can practice write and earn money :) beside. I didn't realize trought writing you can share carring to other so I think that another good point to make me keep writing. Happy Mylotting :)
@tiffnkeat (1679)
• Singapore
30 Jan 11
I started mine as a means to share my thoughts on the articles I write in Triond + my Triond traffic is low since I only started in Dec 2010. I hope that a blog can be an additional way to let people know about my articles and my thoughts. Partly for earnings, but more for exposure to a wider audience I guess.
• Philippines
30 Jan 11
We are the same. I started my blog, http://theparadoxicleyline.blogspot.com/ , to vent all my emotions. I poured all my sadness and my frustrations on my blog. As I continue blogging, I got this thought that I had to stop whining about my problems and started writing for people who might visit my blog. That is the time I started another blog, which is socio-political blog wherein I reacted on news and issues that beset my country. On my first blog, I started talking about my experiences, my travels and the food that that I tasted and any interesting things. Now, last year, I thought of making money on my blog so I started posting paid articles on my site. Although I put paid articles on my site, my goal of writing for my readers is still there. I keep on writing about the places I went to and other experiences that I think will be useful for the visitors of my blogs.
• United States
30 Jan 11
I write and blog to simply earn and help others earn as well. I have no intentions of being famous, unless I am stricken with some odd chance of popularity, but I do not think so. At any rate I write and blog to make money and while making my money I like to share with others so they too can earn..
@mythociate (13822)
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
29 Jan 11
Because--however harsh your feelings, or however awesome and wonderful--they don't seem "real" until you manifest them into reality. But some feelings are 'too personal to share in the public media' (even media so 'public' as 'private email'). That's one reason why marriage is so popular among 'young adults' (18 - 35), because it allows them to make their feelings real while keeping them private. (Why you like personal letters better than public newsletters)
@divalounger (2276)
• United States
29 Jan 11
Hi there. I write in varying capacities and genres. Sometimes for money and most of the time, just because I love the act of expressing myself in the written word. The process of writing is one that I find fascinating. And I still love writing in long hand as opposed to using the computer. There is something about how the process flows that feels more natural to me. PS: Love your name by the way!
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
29 Jan 11
Because I like expressing myself, and I think I am pretty good at it. I have always liked it, so I am happy the Internet gives me the opportunity to do so to a greater extent.
• Indonesia
29 Jan 11
if i own since i started to blog just had a goal to do and pullet out my inspiration and made me always experimenting on something. However, many businessses are now conducted for the blog it self can make money