reading or writing?

Philippines
November 29, 2011 8:08pm CST
Which do you prefer reading or writing? I like writing more... it develops my writing skills... but I think, you need to read so as to write well.
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@marie2052 (3697)
• United States
30 Nov 11
To me they are equally important. Actually if you think about it you are taught your ABC's Colors, numbers before you even begin to write. While writing becomes an important part of schooling and then if you decide to use writing in your career or day to day life, you still have to have gained knowledge through reading in order to think about what you want to write. I actually relearned both while teaching my son his last three years of highschooling. It was no easy feat as I had graduated 40 years ago. So there was lots of reading and learning way before the writing began.
• Philippines
30 Nov 11
I totally agree with you, Marie. No one can effectively write without having been a good reader first. It is through reading a good amount of printed matters before one will be able to hone his writing skills. I can always recall those days wherein I cannot survive a day without a thesaurus and a regular unabridged dictionary by my side. It was good. The reason why I have widened so much my knowledge of the English language. And oh, I will always love those English writers of old like William Shakespeare, the poets Edgar Allan Poe, Elizabeth Browning, Sir Walter Raleigh...
30 Nov 11
Writting is too difficult for me because I always do not know what can I write out . But the reading , is easier . When I can not understand the meaning , I will scan them or just let it go . hehh , my english is not good , so ,all this too hard for me .
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@WakeUpKitty (8707)
• Netherlands
30 Nov 11
reading because it's relaxing writing if I have a lot of time to write something good, that's only great if it's finished but that can take weeks or months or even longer and keeps my mind busy day and night so less relaxing.
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@mhrmasum (678)
• Bangladesh
30 Nov 11
hmm i am totally agree with you. If you want to be a good writer, you have to read more and more. In the consequence of your question, i have preferred to write more than read but to improve my writing i have to read. It also, my passion is blogging.
@jaiho2009 (39019)
• Philippines
30 Nov 11
I prefer reading. I like to write, but I love reading more. I can finish a whole library with one sitting (just kidding) But yes,I really love reading.
@markphil (285)
• Philippines
30 Nov 11
I always prefer writing than reading, I just only read to get some idea about the topic that I wanted to write about. Reading and writing are a good combination to increase the knowledge of a person.
@Iemon1 (123)
• Singapore
30 Nov 11
Reading. Because i just can't tink of ideas to write about.
• Indonesia
30 Nov 11
hi, roger, so far writing is always be my hobby. I'm not professional writer, but just the amateur one. For me it's enough for now to learn how to write will and learn it more and more. I'm also good listener, but sadly I'm kind of lazy people to read my own article. I don't know why.. I really can't stand read novel with thousand pages
@dodo19 (32873)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
30 Nov 11
I actually enjoy doing both. I enjoy reading and writing. I have fun doing both. I've always enjoyed doing both activities, ever since I was a kid. I find it very relaxing to do. It's just really fun.
@lynnemg (4539)
• United States
30 Nov 11
I like both pretty equally. I read for enjoyment, relaxation, and to learn things. I write to earn money, for enjoyment, and to help relax and unload my mind. As long as I can remember, I have loved to fall asleep at night while after spending time either reading or writing.
• Philippines
30 Nov 11
I love doing both. However, I haven't been as much of a reader and a writer anymore as I used to be during my younger years. I have polished my language skills by reading those high rated magazines and printed materials. There is endless things to read which will tickle the mind. There's the Philippines Free Press, Graphics, the National Geographic, the newspapers, Reader's Digest, The Asia magazine, Time magazine...reading them makes one wise and intellectual, too. Among my all time favorites will always be the various types of encyclopedia which I can only avail of if I am in a library. Public or privately owned libraries...they all have a good line of encyclopedia for everyone to get hold of. I used to write poems and speeches and, a lot more like articles. Now, I just could hardly find time and the inspiration to do such things.