What Motivates You To Write?

India
February 6, 2016 1:56am CST
Money is the biggest motivator. True. Apart from this, what is that would make you to write for a blog or website. Curious to know... For me, it would be the recognition of online presence in recognized blog. What about you?
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@owlwings (39258)
• Cambridge, England
6 Feb 16
I write because I am reasonably good at describing and explaining things and because I enjoy doing so. It also gives me pleasure when people compliment me on what I write, especially if I feel that I have helped them or expanded their horizon in some way. Of course, if I can do what I enjoy doing and feel that I am good at AND earn something for doing it, that is an added bonus and incentive. It may, indeed, be one of the reasons for choosing a particular platform to write on, though another - and equally valid reason - may be that a platform has members who I am particularly competent to help in some way.
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• India
6 Feb 16
Beautiful. I hope you continue to expand your knowledge, share views and help along the way. Inspiring comment.
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@scheng1 (24800)
• Singapore
6 Feb 16
Money is definitely a good motivator, but that is not enough to make us write day after day. if we hate the activity, there is no way we can do it over and over and over. Most people are expressive in nature, and some people rather speak than write, and some rather write than speak.
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• India
6 Feb 16
Writing often open up the informative and better conversation. We can think, edit and rewrite it. Speaking is instant and it takes great practice to speak thoughtfully.
• Pune, India
6 Feb 16
Well said..
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@boiboing (12696)
• Northampton, England
6 Feb 16
I think most of us write because we have something to say and if we earn a little that's a bonus. Writing only for money means it's chore rather than a hobby.
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• India
6 Feb 16
Hmm... Thanks for the input Most of us write and express ourselves with each discussions. Stay awesome.
@Shavkat (62880)
• Philippines
6 Feb 16
I actively participate in this site during my spare time. Money is a bonus for me.
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• India
6 Feb 16
Cool. That is nice you engage in meaningful conversations in your spare time. Hope many do the same.
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• United States
6 Feb 16
Conversation for the most part. Interaction about things that interest me. Sure the money is okay, but unless you can maintain a successful blog? you aren't really reaping what you sow.
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• India
6 Feb 16
Talking, learning and understanding human behavior is the key to sustain the presence. Loved your response.
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@sugartoes (40788)
• Greencastle, Indiana
7 Feb 16
I have 2 blogs nothing serious just something I use to keep my mind busy when nothing else is going on & for my own purpose's that I like doing & sometimes it gives me idea's for a new topic on here, plus I love writing as well to & it gives me a place to get things off my mind at times.
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• India
8 Feb 16
Wow...great. Writing down your problems, anxiety or pain relieves it. There is a lot of support in community. Take care. :)
@cherriefic (4690)
• Baguio, Philippines
7 Feb 16
What motivates me to writing is just online presence mainly as I don't really earn anything from my blogs. Good thing there's MyLot for both money and presence.
• India
8 Feb 16
The golden rule says, if you solve problems of enough people, you will start to earn money. Mylot is good for presence and okay for money.
• Baguio, Philippines
8 Feb 16
@rohanmona That's true. I guess I may not abe to make money out of my blog but I have it from here.
@softbabe44 (5902)
• Vancouver, Washington
6 Feb 16
It is just something i do my brain gets to seek different things out then you write about it.
• India
8 Feb 16
Like an outlet. Awesome. Keep them coming.
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• Vancouver, Washington
9 Feb 16
@rohanmona That's the most important thing right there.
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@Shiva49 (13066)
• Singapore
6 Feb 16
For me it has been the interactions all the way, getting to know people and exchanging ideas and knowing more about them. Money does play its part as a motivator too - siva
• India
6 Feb 16
Awesome. Interactions is the key to better life. Let's hope we create an awesome, interactive and inspiring community.
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@Shiva49 (13066)
• Singapore
6 Feb 16
@rohanmona It already exists here, but we can take it to another level - siva
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@mammots (3279)
• Philippines
7 Feb 16
Writing is my way of sharing my thoughts and ideas with persons from other countries. This is what motivates me most to write.
• India
8 Feb 16
That's awesome. Keep sharing and learning along the way. :)
@danny1971 (1750)
• Church Hill, Tennessee
7 Feb 16
Money doesn't motivate me neither. I like to write on here. And I like to start interesting discussions(Or at least try to make them interesting) for people to answer. I also like to talk to people of like-minded and make new friends. As I have said before, I use to be a member here of the old Mylot. Before they stopped paying it's users. I met a friend on here, and than we navigated to Facebook. And truthfully, we are still friends after all of these years. I like to think that if I make friends here on Mylot, I like to keep in touch with them. Even off Mylot. Kinda like chat through text, or through Facebook. :)
• India
8 Feb 16
Mylot is an incredible social network. Given the genuine discussions, conversations can help us all along the way. Keep myloting.
@maezee (32319)
• United States
7 Feb 16
Glad that you enjoy writing; that's very cool. I personally don't care for writing online or in blogs much, but I always start writing stories. I usually get inspired after reading a really good book or when I randomly have ideas. I have the beginnings of like 8 stories. At some point or another I lose my train of thought or creativity and give up. Ha. Happy writing to you!
• India
8 Feb 16
Oh nice. You are like many of us. Most of us have incredible stories in our mind. However we can't write it down on paper to make it strong. Or as you said, only the start of a story is born and not the end or the middle. Hope you get most out of your experience here.
@gaiza12 (4889)
• Philippines
6 Feb 16
I am here because i want to share my opinion. I want to read discussions and maybe even learn from what i have read. MyLot is by far the best discussion website i have come across. The payout is just a bonus.
• India
8 Feb 16
I would say, Mylot is a growing bubble in discussion. Lots of improvement needed. However it is great for anyone to start.
• Pune, India
6 Feb 16
I open myLot when I have some spare time and don't have anything to do. Reading posts by many of fellow friends across the world feel like talking to them directly. Other reason is to improve my writing skills. Responding to various posts with various feelings, questions, opinions etc makes us to think and express. Money comes from myLot is very very low and only a Bonus.
• India
8 Feb 16
If you are up for knowledge and learning, then you are on the right track my friend. Keep adding more value and the reciprocation would be even higher.
• Indianapolis, Indiana
6 Feb 16
I put that fact that I do write under my belt. I put this in the list of the many things I do, ...and it sounds cool..lol
• India
8 Feb 16
Writing daily is a good habit. Just make sure you either add value or take value.
@aju007 (1470)
• Thiruvananthapuram, India
6 Feb 16
Everything can motivate me to write. But I should find a good way to express it. Else that would end up not read by anyone.
• India
6 Feb 16
Yes, that is the best reason. Expressing our opinions and getting the feedback is the way to go.
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@Mike197602 (13513)
• Worcester, England
6 Feb 16
Money doesn't motivate me...certainly not the pennies we get here. I like to discuss stuff with people. I'd do it for free and did until the site was taken over by spammers. Now it's back to normal I'm back here to discuss
• India
6 Feb 16
Welcome back. Looking forward to have more rewarding discussions in here. Happy to be back too. :)