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June 30, 2015

Good afternoon. My writing was very productive today as I wrote four different articles. They were pretty in depth articles. The information is interesting. The problem is that I like to write on topics that most folks are not interested in. I am not interested in current events, but current events are popular and well read. Many folks don't like to read the longer articles. My articles can be quite lengthy sometimes. I write because I like to read, research, and write. I like to learn about new topics. I often times will spend hours researching and writing about some obscure historical event. Should we write for an audience? Should we be content to write only for ourselves?

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Bensen32 wrote on June 30, 2015, 6:27 PM

I mostly write for me and hope others will find some of it interesting enough to read. I can't write about something I am not interested in. Like very few of my writing will be about the latest celebrity cause I could careless about them unless something they did is intersting to me, which usually it isn't.

DanieGirl8587 wrote on June 30, 2015, 6:52 PM

I agree whole heartedly with whate Bensen32 said. I write what I like hoping others like it too.

LindaCPearson wrote on June 30, 2015, 7:56 PM

I write when I'm in the mood, have the time and basically write what I feel like writing.

wolfgirl569 wrote on June 30, 2015, 8:20 PM

I write for myself and am happy when someone reads it.

cheri wrote on June 30, 2015, 8:46 PM

That is great. Good that you are productive and I hope that I can do the same thing so I can reach my target.

DWDavisRSL wrote on June 30, 2015, 10:01 PM

Whether you write for an audience or yourself depends on your goals. If you want to be widely read and profitable, you have to write for an audience.

Paulie wrote on July 1, 2015, 4:42 AM

Purposes for writing are different for all people. If you are interested in making money, you will write for any audience. If you are interested about your legacy, you will write about your life experiences. These are just a couple of examples.

Ruby3881 wrote on July 1, 2015, 6:55 PM

I have the same problem! I find that writing how-to material for my fellow writers brings in steadier revenues, and it gives me the satisfaction of being able to help someone. But occasionally I do write something considerably more esoteric - just to please myself!

CoralLevang wrote on July 2, 2015, 12:10 PM

I write for me. If others feel touched by it, on whatever level, then that's a bonus.

seren3 wrote on July 3, 2015, 8:16 PM

MelissaE I'd love to read your "uninteresting" articles! That is exactly the material that catches my interest!