Why are you writing? Read first before answering!

@rjvb26 (2518)
Philippines
December 9, 2009 6:09am CST
Hi guys! I think, almost of the members of mylot liks to write articles, now, what is the thing that drives us to write articles here in mylot? What is our motivation why we are writing articles and discussion here in mylot? are you writing for money? are you writing for fame? are you writing to develop your skills in writing? are you writing, for writing is your passion and you have the heart of a writer? You can with a minimum of one and a maximum of two only. My answer for this is that, i write because i love writing, for writing is my life and i have a passion for writing. I can say that i really do have a passion for writing. I am also hear of course to earn, yes, i will straightly answer that, i am here not only for the reason of writing but also to earn money. How about you? remember, you can choose a maximum of two but you cannot choose all.
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
9 Dec 09
Why are you limiting us to only two? In my case, it IS for all the reasons you listed! If I MUST choose only two, I'd have to arbitrarily choose, as none are more important than any other! You may as well close your eyes & choose two for me, since you'd have a correct answer no matter what you picked! Maggiepie "LEGALIZE THE CONSTITUTION!"
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Why is there a need to use more exclamations and uppercase letters? Why do you said "LEGALIZE THE CONSTITUTION"? can you make it more clear? We are writers and i think we have the right to express what we wanted and i am the author of the discussion therefore i have the right to make the rules accordingly. Anyway, i find your response a good one and i will choose it as a best response. You are right, no matter what answers we choose from that choices that i have given, still the result will be positive. Meaning, all choices are correct. In the eyes of a writer, there's no such word as right and wrong, it depends on the one that will perceive the word or the statement. rjvb26 Try following instructions
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@Maggiepie (7816)
• United States
10 Dec 09
See, now this is why I like to use emoticons. I should have used one in my post to indicate I was teasing. Of course the rules are yours--I was just feeling flummoxed by having to choose among them, when all of them applied equally to me! As to why I used caps in my sig, it's to set it apart from the letter proper. I seldom use them otherwise. And as for the exclamation points (or any other sort of punctuation I may use), I used them because I was excited. I always write in a way which gives hints to the cadence & meaning of my speech--the same reason I use the emoticons. I have a deep-seated horror of being misunderstood. Anyway, thank you for the best response! I appreciate it, & it's the 2nd BR I've received in as many days, & I'm truly touched. You've made my day, hun. Maggiepie.....^..^
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Hahahaha, you deserve it, your writings are very meaningful, and only writers at heart and writers at passion will sure to understand. I like the way you do things and for me, that makes you a really good writer not only of skills but a writer with a golden heart. Have a nice day.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I am here first and foremost to earn. I found this site two years ago and was amazed that we could earn here. I haven't earned as much as I would like, but have fun nonetheless, and I suppose also I do enjoy writing, even if my style is not as good or great as others. I find that I do my best writing at night.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
We have the same goals, hehehe, anyway, there is no better person than anyone else here in mylot, we are better in our own ways, and i think, your writings are better. Just enjoy and keep writing, at the end of the day, you will notice, your skills have been enhanced, you've help a lot of people and you earn a lot of money.
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@SomeCowgirl (32255)
• United States
10 Dec 09
Yes three rewarding things, stronger writing skills, helping others, and earning money as well! They are all a bonus in their own regard. Have a wonderful day!
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
And yes you are right about that! Exactly! Have a great day ahead!
@happy6162 (3009)
• United States
9 Dec 09
I write to earn money here on mylot. I write to give my opinion on the discussion that interest me. Writing here is alot easier for me to put what I am thinking than if I would try writing a book or a long article for a magazine or newspaper.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Mainly, you goals are much of earning than writing, but i guess, that goal of yours makes you become a good person for sharing your thoughts and ideas to others. You are also right, just try to answer discussions that interest you so that the chance of having a not so nice discussion will be lessen.
@VANILLAREY (1473)
• India
9 Dec 09
That is what this site is about, start discussions and respond to it. However among your reasons I would select- are you writing for money? Apart from that there is fun involved.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
You are very transparent and straight with your answers, and you are right, there are lots of fun here in mylot. Whenever i respond to discussions or start discussions, i see to it that, i do it with all my heart and do it with no bad feelings inside of me. Have a nice day.
• Boston, Massachusetts
9 Dec 09
Hi RJ, These are the following reasons why i write articles here in mylot: 1. i find the topic worth responding 2. i know in my heart that i have something to share that in a way will inspire people 3. i want to share related personal experiences and learnings 4. i want to share my views about something 5. it's a stress management for me. i feel good after writing an article. 6. i want to appreciate people and their works too.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Your goals and focus are really not changing, since i met you here at mylot, you show me the real meaning of being a writer at heart and mind. You are good in sharing experiences and ideas that you think can help other people. Keep up the good work. Have a nice day ahead.
• Boston, Massachusetts
10 Dec 09
thanks for taking the time to know me...and i am happy that you appreciated me here. consistency is what makes us a better person thanks that you see that in me. Merry chirstmas friend and have a blessed 2010 for you and your family!
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Thank you too and likewise for your family, have a blessed Christmas, and welcome 2010.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Dec 09
It is an easy question for me to answer; I write because it truly is my passion and I have had the heart of a writer, as you put it, since childhood. Money comes into it sure but as we all know MyLot will not earn us a living that’s for sure and I can assure you I would be here regardless of payment but isn’t it nice to do something you love, have fun and earn a few pennies? So the answer is number one and number four.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
I think you double posted, anyway it is alright, maybe you have some errors.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Dec 09
Oops!! Sorry about that! I don't know how I managed that one! Apologies...
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
It's alright, anyway it is my advantage, you make this post seen at the topc discussions. Hehehehe
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Hi. The two most important reasons why I write articles here on myLot are as follows: 1. First, to improve NOT only my "writing" skills but my "way of thinking" and "confidence in sharing ideas" as well. Here, I learn so much from my mistakes and notice some improvements on my writings. Little by little, I am also "building my confidence" to openly share my ideas to others. I now have the confidence to respectfully share my ideas even if that would mean contradicting the ideas of the discussion author or other respondents. Most importantly, I noticed that I'm learning how to "think critically" by being more spontaneous in generating ideas. When I was new here, I think...think...and think before I could write anything. Lately, I observed that I could now think and write almost at the same time. It seems that ideas now flow freely and generously. 2. Secondly, to nurture my passion for writing. I used to write for our school gazette when I was still in high school. I stopped writing when I entered college. And I have never written any, except for technical business documents, when I started working. Now, I am trying to revive my passion for writing. I am starting to work towards the accomplishment of one of my greatest dreams - that is to write one or more books in the future. That would be my legacy for my family.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
That is really great my friend, you can use those skills in the future, especially when your business/company is already running. You need to enhanced your critical thinking skills, cause being a boss of a company, is really hard and need a lot of critical thinking and abstract reasoning. Confidence is also a must for bosses like you, in order to share your ideas that will surely help the company, you need enough confidence for it. It is nice to know that you are a writer at heart, cause just like what you've said, you write in your school gazette when you're still studying high school. We have the same goals, writing a book in the future, that my family will sure be proud of, and for the world to see, what can i do to change the world condition. It maybe hard, but if we will exert effort and put our hearts to it, it will surely be a successful dream and a worth of sacrifices. Have a great day ahead.
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
I think that for the past ten to twelve years, I was transformed to being a technical writer. It seems that ideas flow freely when I'm writing on technical matters relevant to my profession. But I always run out of words when it comes to regular discussions like this. By the way, I'd like you to know that you are my inspiration here on myLot. Yes, that's true. I like the way you write. I envy the generous flow of ideas reflected in your discussions and responses. I hope that I could be like you someday. Have a great day my friend.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
12 Dec 09
O wow i am very flattered, thank you so much! Anyway, you can also do those things and i am sure of that. Have a great day!
@zandi458 (27948)
• Malaysia
9 Dec 09
I didn't know that I can write and draw people to read what I wrote. Only when I joined mylot that I found out I actually can string words together and mesmerized others with my unborn writing skill. My stay here has polished up my writing and slowly I become addicted to this place while enjoying the comraderie that added to my staying power in mylot. I enjoyed the support of friends in mylot and I have more friends here than I have in the real world. Plus getting paid for writing that I enjoy now has added to the reason for writing and posting regularly.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
What that was a very good story, and i think you really are getting better and better at writing as time goes by. Just like you, i am also being enhanced by this website as time passes by, and i am also glad for having friends who have the same passion like me. I am also fond of being earning here, but i take those earnings as royalties rather than job. Have a nice day.
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• Indonesia
10 Dec 09
honestly from the deep of my heart :p I write here because the first choice. because I'm not like writing, I can't vent about the contents of my heart and mind in an article :|
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Why be sad? Just like what i have said to other people, money is a need, and that makes us do this job often, and by doing this job we will learn how to write and make importance to it, and still at the end of the day, you will find yourself, one of those people who are willing to help and express their feelings by writing. Have a great day.
@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
10 Dec 09
Hello there rjvb. For me, I write because it pleases me and makes me happy. Other than that, there's nothing else. Earnings is totally secondary, because I know I wouldn't do it at all if I don't have any passion for it. So, be it in mylot or in other writing sites, I will always have a passion for writing like you too. It's cool to be able to express our deep thoughts in our writings.
@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
It seems that you are intrinsically motivated by your interest and passion in writing. You are good, cause you do writing not only for rewards and fame but you do it for the sake of writing itself. I am also being pleased after i wrote any kind of article, cause for me it makes me a better person and a good writer at heart.
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@zed_k4 (17624)
• Singapore
12 Dec 09
Thanks so much, rjvb. I appreciate your comments there. I try my best, and I'm sure you can and have too. Let's keep on trying for the love of writing..
@rleankus (113)
• India
10 Dec 09
$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ is the reason why I came to write in MyLot.But being writing here for some days I realize something.I realize that I really like writing and it feels really good to express whats inside me.Now its not only because of the money I write now,I write because I love to write.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
That is good to know, and welcome to mylot, i hope you enjoy your stay here, and for sure you will learn a lot in here. Not only earning money, you can still learn how to express your thoughts and feelings to others. You will be able to provide guidance and help to those who are in need of you. I like the way you evolve from being an online marketer to a real writer. I hope you will continue your evolution, and keep up the good work. Have a nice day.
@rleankus (113)
• India
10 Dec 09
Thanks.I hope you also get what you want from here.
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• India
9 Dec 09
i join my lot for improve my English language, share my ideas, suggust other/try to help them through words, learn more,discuss,manplat new ideas etc in short for creativity . Money or ranking dosent matters for me. Good Day.
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• India
9 Dec 09
Sorry its manipulate not manplat
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Day after day, i noticed that my English skills are also being enhanced by means of writing discussions and participating through discussions here in mylot. Just like you, i want to express my thoughts and share my ideas to others so that in my own little way, i can be a productive human being in the society. If i have new ideas, there is a feeling of me to share it immediately and help other people. Good day.
• United States
10 Dec 09
I am here first for "writing is my life and I have a passion for writing", and secondly for money" However, I also love to voice my opinion..LOL
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
11 Dec 09
Wow! That's nice, writing is your life. Just like you, writing is also my life. Although i have lots of different talents, i still find writing as the best to all of them. Aside from writing stories, i can also express my feelings and help others to it. Have a nice day.
@OYGAK2005 (371)
• Saudi Arabia
10 Dec 09
why am i writing discussions?it is so simple that is for get happiness and develop my writing skills.not for money ,for fame,,,like that!!!
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
That is nice of you, and you know, i see you as a person who are intrinsically motivated by your passion and interest in writing and that makes you a hell of a better person and a writer. Keep it up and i am sure in the near future, you will be one of the best writers that ever lived. Have a great future ahead.
@sunnycool (12736)
• India
10 Dec 09
hi rjvb,I am here to make money and to know about good money making sites----this would have been my answer in the first month(october) and my answer would be(i am 3 months old now) would be i love sharing my thoughts and learn from people who have great knowledge in all streams of life (though money stream is more important for all of us)in here.i can easily pass on the time happily while responding thats why i enjoy writing here and it has helped me to try my luck to make some money while writing articles though.gud day.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
That is a good point of view, actually, you are right, every people here have a need for money and i am sure people write for money, but of course, you will notice that you much enjoy writing that seeing how much dollars are already at the top of your page, then you will not notice at the end of the day, you've already earned a lot.
@drannhh (15235)
• United States
10 Dec 09
That is a nice avatar. I am mostly "warming up" when I write something here. It is sort of relaxing and gets me in the mood to write articles for other PTW sites or to post something on my blog. It is like when runners do stretches before running. The other reason is that I come here to read and learn what is going on, but would not want to just be a "lurker."
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Thank you, i am glad you like my avatar, actually you are the first one to notice that i have changed my avatar. Anyway, you are right! Writing can be relaxing. Just like you, i write to release my stress in life and express what i feel and share what i know is right but of course, with a little penny. Have a nice day.
@paula27661 (15898)
• Australia
10 Dec 09
It is an easy question for me to answer; I write because it truly is my passion and I have had the heart of a writer, as you put it, since childhood. Money comes into it sure but as we all know MyLot will not earn us a living that’s for sure and I can assure you I would be here regardless of payment but isn’t it nice to do something you love, have fun and earn a few pennies? So the answer is number one and number four.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
O yeah, that is what i like about you my friend, we have the same kind of thinking. I also write because it is my passion and it will be good and motivating if we will earn a bit from it. It doesn't matter how big or small the amount we get from writing, what important is that we expressed our thoughts and feelings. It is really nice to do something we really love, like sharing experience and knowledge that can help others. Have a nice day.
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@sid556 (30989)
• United States
10 Dec 09
I write here because I love writing and i love the feedback. I love writing. I do write for helium and that is all good in it's own way as you do get rated but here there is interaction and I really like that. I would never write hoping to get rich because that is like playing the lottery...doesn't often happen. Fame? Nope...I write using a fake name so not that. I love writing and when I'm on helium i am developing my skills.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Actually i think it is better to call it as pen name rather than fake name, i think it sounds much better. Anyway, just like you, i write because i love writing and when writing articles, discussions and books, a people must be ready to accept criticisms even if it is negative. I also do write with my pen name, but in the future, if i will publish my book, i will sure to use my name. Have a nice day.
@Hatley (164226)
• Garden Grove, California
9 Dec 09
rjvb I write because I must write, I write in my journal every day, why because I love to write, it is my passion, and I wish just once to have something published that I write, and I love the fact that I can do something that I love to do ,and actually get paid for doing it. this is the frosting on the cake of writing the actual money we receive for doing something you really have to do. I cannot go a day without writing something, any thing but it has to be written down. by me.
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Wow we are very much the same, and you have the heart of being a great writer. Just like you, i am being happy, because of my writing is also being monetized. There is also a feeling for me of doing something that i really need to do, and that is writing what i feel and express what i need to express. I love writing, l love sharing and i love being a writer at heart and mind. Have a great day ahead.
@drakesuyat (1063)
• Philippines
9 Dec 09
it feels good to write when you want to express something although it also feels good when someone read and made an opinon on what you wrote. for some it may be passion, to earn, hobby, improvement, or anything else. but for me, i write just to share my thoughts on things that interest me. i would love to become a writer but have no time in doing so. happy mylotting. by the way, i count the number of times you used the word WRITING on your post and obviously, you love writing.;-)
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
Oh! You noticed that, anyway, why don't you have enough time for it? If you really love writing, you will still find even a little time for it. I also have the passion of being a writer, not just any writer, but, a writer who can contribute great things in the world, and a writer who can write stories that will be read by children of the future. Have a nice day.
• China
9 Dec 09
I wanna practice my English and earn some money... And the most important reson is I like traveling very much, so I want to make many friends from different countries, then if I go there, I can find some friends to be with me! I will be very happy!!!lol~
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@rjvb26 (2518)
• Philippines
10 Dec 09
O that is nice, we are very much the same in terms of our goals in writing, anyway, from what country are you? My family lives here in Philippines, i am with my wife, my 2 kids and parents, if you really wanna find some nice friends, then we are open, Hahahahahahaha. Just be sure if you will go here, you will treat us in a nice restaurant. Have a nice day.