To be honest, I’m very saddenned with the negative responses I am receiving from my recent posts. I shared them to the different groups in Linkedin. I received good and motivating responses, but I also received a number of negative feedback. It’s either they say that what I’m writing is senseless or my grammar is off.
Well, yes, I have to admit that I need to work on my writing skills. I need to perfect my grammar, tenses, and choice of words. I also need to step up in terms of choosing what topic to write. While I embrace all of these to be part of my improvement opportunity, I am thinking what or how my writing should be considering all these.
When I decided to take the journey of being a freelance writer, I am as excited as a child learning how to walk. I felt so free because I can write all the things inside my mind. My thoughts are being transformed to letters, then to sentences, then to paragraphs, then to an article! The first article I submitted to a client is a blog post about Time Management. I remember being so engrossed to the topic that I beautifully crafted it. It made my client decide to turn that 500 word post into an ebook. That project boosted my morale pushing me to write more. Years passed until I formed my own team of writers and the rest is what is happening right now.
But when I started to publish my work and shared it to a higher level of critics, I was surprised. The high morale I’ve been holding on for a time was replaced by a big discouragement. But wait! I must stop and think
Why am I writing in the first place?
Do I write for those detractors?
Do I write to be criticized?
I write because I want to say something through writing. The words that I speak I also want to be ink-blotted.
Even if my article is to be submitted to a client, every word came from my every thought and every heartbeat.
Ah, yes, I forgot. It’s not what I write or how I write. It’s why I write that matters.
But please… don’t get me wrong again. I will surely work on my shortcomings in writing. I just need a little appreciation and motivation from you.
‘Till next. =)