I have been a writer for a long time. Ever since I can remember, I have always been fascinated with the English language and writing has always been apart of me. I have never exercised my skills outside of private writing and short stories before I became involved in writing for Yahoo Voices. My friend told me it is a site that allows you to post your writings and essays and it is great for getting your name out there as an author. I gave it a try and sure enough, it has helped me improve in a number of ways and has made me more confident in my writing skills. I have a few reasons why I think writing for the web is such a great idea and tips on how you can improve and succeed on these sites.
Writing for the web has made me more confident in my writing. When I submit a writing and someone leaves positive feedback for me, it gives me a sense of enlightenment like I moved them in some way with my writings. Some readers tell me what they love about my articles and give suggestions on what I should write about next. Writers, when someone gives you a high compliment on your writings, don’t ever take it for granted. This can be the start of your career as a writer and getting your name out there even in these little ways is very helpful for your future.
I can now officially call myself an author. My writings are out there on the web for anyone to see and I get paid for them so I can say it is my side job in progress. People will see and recognize my name the more writings I put out and the more popular I become. This can lead me to bigger and better steps in my writing career when people see where I started from.
This experience for writing for the web has helped me heighten my English writing skills. With some of the articles, I had to include a works cited list and add bolded subheadings. I hadn’t added these extra parts to my writing before and had to review how to do them. I learned a lot and was able to incorporate these into my writings for a more professional look. I took some of the free courses on Yahoo Voices when I was first starting out on tips on how to become a better writer and rules and regulations of writing. These courses were very helpful for me and I recommend them to anyone who is starting out in writing for the web.
I have learned about new subjects since writing for the web. Sometimes Yahoo Voices gives me assignments to write about and then they pay me a fixed amount for the subject. Some of the subjects they wanted me to write about were things I did not know much about such as the Indy 500 history or horse racing. I had to do some additional research to create an article on these subjects and now I have more knowledge on them. I believe it is important to expand your knowledge on various subjects because writing is very broad and it can lead you to your passion in whatever you decide to write about.
Bottom line, I have had positive experiences since writing for the web and I encourage all you writers out there to give it a try and let it help you build your career in writing.