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25 Things to Know BEFORE You Write for a Living

Liz Strauss is a very wise woman, and has posted an article called “The Problem with Writing . . . 25 Things to Know BEFORE You Write for a Living“. This article works very well for the topic of blogging as well, as people are trying to get jobs professionally blogging.
I have taken a few from her list and posted them below. I chose the ones that personally effect me the most.

The problem with writing is:

  • that, when you start, no one will believe you are one.
  • that all writing jobs takes longer than folks think they will.
  • that getting to a living wage takes time and boring work.
  • that, when you write well, the finished product looks like it was easy.
  • that no one cares how hard it was.
  • that the lifestyle isn’t glamorous.
  • that the pay can be less glamorous.
  • that when you have finished, there’s no applause.
  • that you have finished, you have to do the same thing all over again.

Check out the full list at Successful Blog.