Do you like to write about people, ideas, or nature?

United States
September 28, 2009 2:26pm CST
What general categories are you drawn to? People and the things they do? Ideas and philosophy? Nature and the world around us? What does that say about your personality?
2 people like this
11 responses
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
29 Sep 09
I love humor. Anything funny or that I find funny would be of major interest to me. I find humor in many people and things. Haven't been doing any writing lately at all except for responding to discussions here on myLot. Just haven't had the time. My imagination leans towards funny experiences in my life or with our family. Maybe one day I'll have the time to express my humor in the form of writing.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Sep 09
I think humor is one of the hardest things to write about, so kudos to you. We need more humor in the world. You need to start writing again!
@carolbee (16231)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I can look back over time and find "funny" in almost everything I've done or seen. There is some humor in my everyday lifestyle even though I'm no longer working. Expressing it on the computer or on paper sometimes is difficult, I totaly agree with you. In a college, writing class the professor told me I had a wild and crazy imagination. I agree, she was right..lol
1 person likes this
• United States
3 Oct 09
You definitely need to be writing if you have a vivid imagination. The problem with most people is that though they may have the technical skills to write, they don't have the creativity and imagination to make it interesting. It's one of those things that I think is innate. I don't think you can learn it, so if you have it, you should put it to use!
@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
29 Sep 09
haha Art, you really ask very funny questions! My most enjoyable form of writing is while playing online game. After a "war", everyone will start to scold each other, and the words are so colorful and so interesting. I bet we will never run out of things to write when we are in this mood to scold people. I think I have to find more things to complain, so that I will never run out of writing ideas. Wonder where can I post this kind of articles and generate thousands of page views?
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Sep 09
I am trying to figure out myself where "scolding" fits into the three categories I chose. Maybe ideas? Or more likely people because you are focused on their actions and what you didn't like. Maybe you should write an article for Associated Content about how people behave after playing computer games, and you can add some juicy examples of scolding?
@scheng1 (24701)
• Singapore
30 Sep 09
haha Art, the kind of language the gamers uses for scolding is perfectly unprintable. I think it will crash the whole system in AC. Maybe you can write about "how to scold your cheating husband". I bet you will get 10,000 page views per day for the next ten years! This is really a test of sarcarism and command of English! I'm sure you can invent many new words for the article and make millions of women studying and memorising the text by heart.
1 person likes this
• United States
3 Oct 09
If I had a husband (I don't), he would be an ex-husband if I found out about cheating. Really I don't know why women put up with it. Or why they marry? You can find plenty of cheating boyfriends without getting mixed up in marriage to them. LOL It's sad to say, I think you are right about the article's success, however. There are loads of books out there about relationships. Why do women always let men get the upper hand? If I could solve that mystery, I would be a rich woman!
@millertime (1397)
• United States
3 Oct 09
I like a little bit of everything. I write about whatever strikes my fancy most of the time. As a matter of fact, my personal blog is just that, whatever happens to strike me at the time. It's mostly about political and world issues but not always. I also write a blog about making money online and I write articles and my articles run the gamut. I've got a very wide range of topics there, but I have fun and do it because I enjoy it and I always hope that just a few people enjoy reading them, lol. That's why I like it so much here on MyLot; there are so many things to respond to and write about. Ah, so many topics, so little time...
• United States
3 Oct 09
Blogs are perfect for being able to reflect on our lives and the world around us...the modern day version of the diary. With so many people writing blogs, however, do you think there are enough readers?
• United States
4 Oct 09
Ya, that's a good question. I don't have a whole lot of readers yet but I do have a few. Mainly I just get to speak my mind so I feel better anyway...
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
29 Sep 09
People mostly. I like a good story; I'm not big on reporting on events or writing crticism. I don't mind the how to stuff for Helium but it does get a bit tedious.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Sep 09
I think I am in that category too, although I generally don't write about people I know, but the things I do write about need people to make them work or have any interest. However, I think I am more interested in the unique individual than how people act in society or as a group.
@Canellita (12052)
• United States
29 Sep 09
That is why I like profiles, especially if the person does something I am interested in like art or music.
1 person likes this
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
28 Sep 09
I write sonnets about cats, mine and those of my friends. I have a book, Cat-House Sonnets, 100 poems celebrating cats, with some of my poems. It won a Muse Medallion from Cat Writers Association and is available from my publisher, Jorlan Publishing, or from Amazon. Autographed copies are available direct from me.
1 person likes this
• United States
28 Sep 09
That's great! My sister had one of her photos published in the book "Cats 24/7" and it was so exciting! Cats are such interesting creatures. So I guess you fall in the "nature" group.
@mcat19 (1357)
• United States
28 Sep 09
It was a joy to write.
1 person likes this
@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
28 Sep 09
Hi, A lot of things draw my attention. People, philosophy, life, nature etc. But usually I write on life mostly. Most of my poems and short stories are on life itself. And I think LIFE encompasses all other category for they are not detached from life.
• United States
28 Sep 09
Sounds like you are a "big picture" kind of guy! Of course, everything in life is connected, but usually people pick out a niche or a few areas they enjoy writing about more than others. Continued good luck with your writing!
@krajibg (11934)
• Guwahati, India
29 Sep 09
No not at all why should I be a big picture myself? I was just telling that everything is related to life and my niche is writing poems and short stories and some time prose articles. I agree from the vastness of life we need to pick up one or two niche.
1 person likes this
@Ravenladyj (22922)
• United States
30 Sep 09
I would have to say that I'm mostly drawn to human nature and philosophy type topics....More so I think Human Nature...ppl and how they behave intrigues me to no end..I find the human mind and how we think/react etc etc to be a very facinating thing actually...
1 person likes this
• United States
3 Oct 09
Some things about human nature I find endlessly fascinating, and others I would rather not know about (much like those CSI shows, I'd rather not know what leads people to murder or abuse children or many other ugly behaviors). Some things, like creativity and how people get ideas, how they form courage within themselves to take a stand against the odds, etc., I really am drawn to.
• United States
28 Sep 09
I'm much more interested in ideas than facts. I do write about people's behavior, but as part of general behavior patterns, not as individuals. Mostly I write to work out my own ideas and explain complex topics that people want to know more about. I don't think that says anything about my personality, but it does say a lot about my mind and how it works.
1 person likes this
• United States
29 Sep 09
Very good answer, and I am not saying that because it matched mine (it doesn't). I think it's interesting to find patterns. You must be a keen observer. Most people are too wrapped up in their own world. Working to your own best strengths (ie, how your mind works) is probably the very best strategy for becoming good at whatever you pursue, including writing.
@mjweed21 (693)
• Philippines
28 Sep 09
I do write a lot about anything under the sun. As long as it tickles my interest.
1 person likes this
• India
12 Aug 10
I am kind of writer not the serious one but ya i can write about people and ideas..nature is a bit difficult subject for me..
• United States
11 Oct 09
I like to write about it all. I think there are so many ways in which those various topics intersect. It's hard to talk about people and what they do without at least touching on their ideas and philosophy or the natural world. Likewise the other topics. Each exists in connection with the others. Nature abhors a vacuum and all that. As to what it says about me, I have not the foggiest. I'm interested in a variety of topics and how they relate to each other, hmmm. I'm an eclectic engineer? Something like that?