Online writing is a hobby or pastime that many people enjoy being involved with. But sometimes there are periods of time when it becomes a challenge to stay committed to it. Let’s take a closer look as to how we can stay or get motivated in those dry times that writers often experience.
Have a purpose in mind – Obviously you have something to say through your words that you want others to be aware of. If you are particularly passionate about something it will readily come across to the reader with the possibility of letting them become educated on something they might have limited knowledge of.
You don’t have to be a published author – You don’t have to be a published author to be able to write a good article or story. While there may be some that share their expertise on venues such as Yahoo Voices, it is not a requirement. That’s a good thing for people who don’t have those aspirations in mind but can still write something that will be read.
Source of authority – Keep in mind that if you work in a professional field you have special expertise and knowledge that you can share with readers from a personal perspective. As such you add credibility by the things you write if you are a person of integrity.
Honing your skills – Writing on a consistent basis and reading articles by others will help you to be a better writer. There’s always room for improvement as a writer.
Supplemental income – Writing for online venues such as Yahoo Voices gives you a chance to make extra money or to supplement your household budget. When it comes to writing on different topics, the possibilities are endless. You might, for example decide to write with the purpose of using the money you receive for your next family vacation or help in financing your car note. The extra money could be used towards school supplies, college tuition or extracurricular activities.
Be organized – If you want to write with a specific purpose in mind it is imperative to be organized. One way is to keep a small notebook with you or in close proximity so that you can jot down ideas that come to your mind for a future article. When time permits you can then go about the task of gathering your thoughts and writing an article for publication. The notebook will help because all too often a good idea escapes our mind because we didn’t write the idea down when we first thought about it.
Hopefully these tips will help you in your quest to be a better and polished online writer for years to come.