Stop Comparing And Start Writing
Remember when you were starting to writeonline ?
When you were a relative newbie in one site and then you got better. You then found another site to write for. This one slightly different but then again not so much. Then you build up your connections and soon you are part of a group. Kindred spirits who write for different reasons and write about different topics. Then you find another site and another and then another. In your mind, you are writing for different sites. Sites that may have similar rules but slightly different set of crowds. One is purely a techie crowd writing about reviews and the how to's of the latest gadget. Another might be fanboys or fan girls of the most popular girl band in the world and yet others are stay at home moms and dads sharing tips on how to find time to take care of the kids, the house, and the monthly bills.
Then one site would stop paying. Another would increase the minimum amount and yet another will get so popular that its system crashes under the immense traffic that the site gets. The site and its members being a victim of its own popularity.
When we compare sites, we bring discontent in our writing lives. We tend to choose one over the other. We get tired of the same site. We find another one and compare it to our last one. We applaud how better it is but then we raise a howl when we see how different it is from what we were used to.
Write for all these sites. Write for all these niches. Write for everyone.
Most importantly, writeforyourself .
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