We must be honest with ourselves. Are we writing because we love to write, or is it for the money we get? I never knew I had the talent or passion to write until someone invited me to join the other big B writing site. At first I was hesitant. Nervous that I might make a mistake and scared that other people will laugh at me.
I am an avid reader. As far as I could remember I loved to read. My mother would allow us to buy books every year the school was offering. We had a limit of 3-5 books each. First it was just me and my older brother then my younger brother and then the youngest was able to buy the last year before my dad was transferred again (Navy brat kids). We had hundred of books different genre because we all had different interests.
In one school we were able to accelerate our grade level in reading, history, math and science. We were made to make reports so that started me out in researching and writing. So even if I was in grade 4 I was grade 7 in English and history Grade 5 in math and grade 6 in Science. My brothers were much better in the sciences and math.
I used to write short fictional stories but when I got older sports became a more interesting subject. But I still love to read , my interest became more matured and more interesting.
So I was not really afraid of my grammar or spelling or in the way I can express, I was just afraid of rejection.
Yes I love to write and I love the money we get paid for it. Being on different writing sites and a few that just disappeared made me hesitant to write again. All my feelings, vents, sharing went down the drain.
I also think that if we write for a certain site, person or company, I think we should get paid for it. The hard work we put into researching, thinking, and typing; I think also needs to be reimbursed. The saying that nothing is for free now-a-days is true. We write because we love it and helps us, but also I love the extra income we get from it.
But please, don’t just write nonsense things. Check your grammar and spelling. Do not make a lot of posts that are not really important and interesting just to get paid. That I think is the most unfair thing to do to other members who are doing their best. I hope this site will also check article before giving it a go signal.