A simple overview of online writing and what happens after you stopped doing it.
Two years ago I have started writing for this site and was hooked at online writing. I have just settled in the UK after leaving the Philippines and having been caught up at the recession, I found the internet to be a fitting consolation for harbouring my frustrations after failing to land a job for months. I unconsciously joined the majority who were left to fantasize some seizable income could be gained online, if you are reading the ads that pops up on your browser perhaps you will know what I mean.
The joy and fulfilment gained in having your articles published is astounding, typical to those starting up with new things in life. There’s the excitement and a bit of a enthusiasm to get busy with something which is a better alternative to staying idle at a corner and watching your dreams fade as life’s opportunities deprive you of a better option. Waking up each day and preparing a topic for writing is a mental exercise that keeps one’s mind in focus while the anxieties of unemployment and old age slips by. So to make the story short I was able to establish myself into the writing community and became one with people who like me were enduring the ordeals of having no paid job to do except for a few who maybe writing on their free time while at work or those who have reached the age of retirement and serve their leisure time writing online.
For months of no work my future seemed bleak but getting busy while my articles accumulate, it gave me purpose to have something to fulfil at the end of the day. My friends added up and 24 hours a day always seem not enough to return comments and read other’s work. If you ask me of my earnings and if I did earn a lot for spending my hours each day online, I will tell you I’m quite fulfilled and happy. Now if that doesn’t answer the question perhaps you will know what I mean. Some things in life that could keep you happy and fulfilled comes free and if that happens, you will probably don’t bother if you are getting paid or not. Miracles do happen and as for me who frequent the church my prayers got answered. For firm believers in the power of prayers always be patient to give the Almighty enough time since most prayers get answered at times when you least expect them (as they used to). Anyway I got a job afterwards and with a steady source of income I was able to set my focus elsewhere. As I have to allocate 8 hours of my time each day, the writing endeavour had been partially left behind until I could hardly write at all.
The spell of work, that restless drive to keep on the move each day starts the moment you have committed yourself to a job. You probably seen it as you walk the busy streets each day where people are on the move and seemed to be on an automated course to head to a factory or office and sit there in front of a working table with paperworks if not stuck at operating machines for 8 hours before finding their way home. I admit I had been caught in the spell for awhile so explains my absence. But then again, at certain point in our life we come into our senses to look back and recall the precious moments we missed. Well at least too much coffee hasn’t led me to the brink of Alzheimer’s or amnesia so I was able to retrieve my butt sitting in front of my desktop and getting back to the writing. Just in case it happens to you, I suppose you will find your way back. Life always unfolds as you write.