What do you get from Writing?

Hi folks! Thanks for checking in!

Have you often heard this question? Well, since I was in college, I have been receiving that kind of question. Sometimes, I just wondered why they were so interested about my life and what I do. Incognizant of the benefits of writing, some of them purely thought that this diversion was a tedious one, and it wouldn’t bring any good to anyone.

Let us admit it. We are surrounded by these types of people, they may be our coworkers, friends, or even family members. Because of their common misconception about the said fad is, we are often called as “weird and waster”. It is somehow painful to learn that many are just scowling at our efforts so we have to accept the fact that we can’t really please everyone.

Here, I will share three things that I get from writing. This may resonate to you, or you may also come up with your short list after reading this.

  1. Writing improves my vocabulary and communication skills.

English is my second language. Since I’m not a native speaker, I’ve been often struggling in expressing my arguments and thoughts due to vocabulary insufficiencies and insecurities. Confronted with that reality, I have started to improve myself through extensive reading, researching, and writing. Through a regular practice, one can really grow into a writer. I may not be an expert or sage in this field, but I’m so glad I can at least express my ideas without any worries.

  1. Writing makes me free.

I am what I write. Based on my writings, you might have a closer hint of my personality. Honestly, I’m a moderately timid person, but of course, if you’ll start a conversation, I’ll surely join. What is good about writing is we’ll be able carve not only what we feel, but also those things we can’t confidently say aloud. Here, I’m neither afraid to be judged nor to be ignored. I am just being myself which makes me totally free.

  1. Writing makes me happy.

We might have various reasons why we write, but our common denominator is we’re pleased in what we do. It’s somehow hard to accomplish something if you don’t really like it, right? In my case, I just feel happy every time I post something here, whether it is a short poem or a plain rumination. Aside from the views, comments, and likes I receive every day, knowing someone from the other parts of the world reads my work makes me more exhilarated and gratified.

How about you? What do you get from writing?

I’m excited to read them. God bless you!

© Lebana 2018

Anabel G. Raymundo

All Rights Reserved.

63 thoughts on “What do you get from Writing?

  1. Been reading your posts for some time. Before this post, I had absolutely no idea, that English isn’t your first language.

    As for me, writing is a way to clear up my mind, and also, undoubtedly, a source of pleasure! : )

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  2. I’ve been reflecting on this question of yours and yes I write because it makes me happy and gives me a legal high when published, though interestingly for a while after I’m honestly quite depressed? (Hmm I see a post coming!)

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      1. Hmm, by that I mean interacting with other bloggers, after publishing I lol hope for err 😀 ten comments but that’s ok I’m very VERY grateful people read………………… and that makes me happy again. ❤

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  3. When I am not sharing quotes and I just sit down to write, I feel free to release the thoughts in my mind that seem to run consistency. It is relaxing! This is why I write things down. Keeping writing tools is mandatory! I went to purchase me a stapler on yesterday to organize my blog notes. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Definitely.Writing also releases our doubts.After writing down what’s on our minds,everything becomes lighter and better.Here we can say everything we want to say without any inhibitions.Good day!

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  4. I agree with you.
    I sort of already answered this question on my blog two months ago. It had like a list of ten things why I write. 😅😁😁

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  5. Great post. I grew up a stutterer, so writing has always been my favored method of communication. While I have aged, my stuttering has dissipated greatly and is now a rarity, but I still love to write! Writing allows you the time to make sure what you have written is crafted exactly the way you want it to be said.

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    1. I’m glad you have overcome that particular barrier in communication.I’ve been there so I also know how hard it was.Well,thanks to writing for it allows us to express what’s on our hearts and minds the way want it.

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  6. I write a parenting blog. Through my writing, I have grown to be reflective of my own parenting ways. Because I have to research I grew my knowledge and in addition to that my reflections have made me become a better mom. I used to get mad a lot but now I no longer. I used to do things only a certain way but I realized there are other ways. My son is happy daily and that’s the most important thing to me. I have also been able to reset my expectations about the hardships and life long commitment that parenting is. If I had not started this blog, I would have been an alright mom, but I wouldn’t have been a great mom. If not for the fact that parenting is so so tough, I would honestly recommend that all parents blog about their parenting.

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    1. I salute you for being a great mother to your son.He would be so proud of you.I’m sure mothers and soon-to-be-mothers will greatly benefit from your blog.Keep posting,dear.God bless you!


  7. I love to write because is a way out for the stories stuck in my head. Like you, English is my second language. I learned new words and ways to used them every time I write a new story. That’s why I write. Thanks.

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  8. That’s a very good question, I must say. Writing, besides the expression of thoughts in a legible pattern, gives one the emotional freedom of expression to express, convey messages, ideas or knowledge that can’t be uttered orally perhaps because of some personality traits like shyness, inferiority complex or less courageous enough to address issues especially publicly. One doesn’t only enhance one’s vocabulary development through writing, it also helps one in addressing societal issues that seems uneasy if talking is to be involved.

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  9. For me, writing is an extension of reading, thinking, living, and reflecting on life around me. Writing also takes what I hear through the ears and helps it travel through the brain into the heart, down the arm, and out the fingers onto paper or computer. That “word travel” solidifies the message, evaluates the lessons learned, and helps ideas stick. That, and the desire to share, educate, entertain, and inspire, are the reasons I write.

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