I want to write. Well not actually just write but I want it to be read and paid for what I wrote. Well is that too much to ask for. I’m a family man now. Will it be the right place to do that or I am one of those thousands of people who logged into the internet searching where they can fit.
I do write during my college days. Having seen my ideas print in our college publication was an achievement for me. Although it’s just what we call mundane ideas or stories with a provincial theme it amazed me when my classmates told me how they are moved by my ideas and thought how good the article is.
I have sensed that I have a knocked in expressing my ideas through writing and I was able to have my first article written for a national dailies printed when I was under a job training prior to my graduation.
But after graduation I forgot about writing. I pursue what I call my liberation from school and splurge myself to new things. Buried my skills or talent, as my classmates told me then, about my writing style and capability.
Until today due to economic hardships and the challenges of raising a family my job is not enough to sustain a family of four. I have to find out other source of money and that is "legal source of money".
The name Shvoong quite funny and a bit mischief one would might say. You would think who the hell name this site. Why can''t they name it "The Writers" "Cyberthought" or "The Great Minds"? Something grander and quite traditional.
But after browsing and reading some of the articles contributed by thousands of its writers, the minds behind this website are nuts. As in whacky, interesting, entrepreneur and knows how to earn big bucks. “Kaching” remember that sounds from an old cash register?
So I embark to my quest, to write, to be read and to earn. Not that big as the minds behind this website but enough to send my children to school or buy my wife a baking set (my wife loves to cook pastries and cakes) or buy myself a new bike to ride to the office. I have to take this new route and hoped I really have what it takes to write after all.