Today we are going to talk about sharing as writers, but first a quote.
QUOTE OF THE DAY
So here’s the thing: today I’m not going to give you prompts or sites to visit or any of the stuff you normally associate with this blog. I’m just going to give you my thoughts on this giving thing.
I have been active for over two years now in this professional writing gig, and I’ve been quite active online on Facebook and on HubPages. I try to help other writers because writing is a tough job on the best of days. On the worst of days it is demoralizing and lonely and frustrating and on and on….so I try to give to other writers. I try to share ideas and make suggestions, and I try to answer questions and support in whatever way I can. I get nothing for those efforts other than the warm fuzzies I always get when I do something for someone.
And my question to you is this: why don’t more writers do the same? I do not consider myself a saint for helping others; it just makes sense to me to do so. I help you…you help me….we all help each other. When we share ideas we are expanding our knowledge and expanding our network, and everyone wins when that happens.
Do people not share because they consider other writers to be competition? Do they not share because they consider themselves “too busy” or do they not share because they just can’t be bothered?
I want to know what works for you. Maybe it will work for me too. I want you to know what works for me; maybe it will work for you as well. There are seven billion people on this planet; I can afford to share some of those readers with you. LOL
You would not believe the number of people I have helped who cannot find the time to even read my works let alone share them or make a comment….are they too busy? Or do they simply not care?
SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT
Obviously I’m preaching to the choir, because every person that reads this is a giver. I know who each of you are and you are always good about supporting other writers and supporting me and I am so very grateful to you…..but I wish I could get this message to those who live in their little writing world and do nothing to help other writers.
We need each other. I know some writers who do not even receive support from their families. How sad that must be. We writers are a select group, and only another writer will fully understand what we go through on a daily basis…sooooo
How about making a special effort to help some writers today? I know you will but I thought I’d ask anyway…..and….
How about kicking a few writers in the butt if they never help other writers? J
Have a great day and thanks for listening to my rant.
“Helping writers to spread their wings and fly.”