Today's web writing myth does have a bit of truth to it. But, don't most myths emerge from specks of truth? Certainly, I’ve done a great deal of my writing while wearing a ratchet old t-shirt and sweatpants or shorts. Those are essentially my PJ’s. But is that all web writers do? Do we just sit around all day in our pajamas and just type away at the computer?
Not even close.
It's true that one major perk of being a web writer is that there are many writing tasks that can be done in the comfort of our nightshirts and bathrobes. But this is far from how many writers operate. That's right. Many writers have morning routines just like those with a “regular” 9 to 5.
Plus, gasp, many web writers even have jobs in addition to their writing! Actually, most do!
So, while we web writers do enjoy our PJ time, it isn't nearly that cut and dry. We don't just sit behind a computer all day. That’s simply not true.
Many posts come out of quick notes on our smartphones while walking or on the bus. Some posts come from scribbles and doodles on scrap paper while at our various day (and night) jobs that pay the bills. Many web writers are still gearing up towards living the dream of writing (on the web and otherwise) being our full-time gigs.
For many writers, web writing is a “side hustle.” Yes, many writers have their blogs as their primary job. But there are many people that think we just sit online all day and type. Just like anybody, we get out and live life like anybody else.
Or, at least we should be...
Every web writer is different. That's OK. Sure, we can have lazy days lounging on the computer and get away with it sometimes. But as web writers, we really never get a break or a vacation. Most of us spend 80 hours a week (or more!) working on our writing or promoting it ON TOP of other jobs.
Yeah, web writers aren’t just lounging around most of the time. Consider that myth BUSTED!
~ Phoenix <3
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Often known by her nickname "Ami," Ms. Phoenix Amelia Desertsong has written for many online publications, often under pen names.