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The Becoming of Writers and Publishers


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Writing is presently one of the most popular choices of earning a living by many people these days. Times are changing and with it comes the opportunity for most to make writing as a career and it being open only to people with background knowledge of its workings and who received formal training on it is now a thing of the past.

For one, writing has evolved into a form now commonly coined as blogging. It has become easy for many to get themselves published and their voices heard in the World Wide Web.

Nowadays, you don't need a fancy education to be published. All you need is a computer and an access to the net and you get to say whatever it is that you want to say with your readers encompassing the world over.

Of course, the world hasn't completely changed and there are still paper Publishers and Writers getting paper published. And as long as there are people who prefer reading from a paper than an electronic device, the world of paper writing will continue to live and thrive in our technology-driven world.

Nonetheless, the force of the internet is hard to ignore. Blogging has become a profession and a career for most than just a way to earn extra to make the ends meet. People are leaving their 8 to 5 jobs and professional bloggers or “pro-bloggers" as they collectively call themselves are popping everywhere. Stay at home mothers who've taken blogging as their hobbies have found ways to monetize their blogs and earn money writing for advertisers. Students are finding writing opportunities on the web and are making money from it. Absolutely anyone can do it, but most importantly, web writing can take you off a regular job and make you your own boss earning a decent pay at your own pace and time.

Is there anything more sweet than that?

More and more writing jobs are being offered daily. More and more people are grabbing freelance opportunities as more and more people are taking the plunge and handing in their notices to their employers. Some paper Writers are even dipping their pens in the world of web writing.

With all these changes, one would wonder how these are being taken by old Writers who are good at what they do and who had gone through all challenges imaginable just to see their work published and their names on paper in the only Publishing Industry they were trained to be in, that of the paper Publishing Industry.

Still, change is good, as the cliché goes. It created a lot of jobs and hopes, and niches were realized. It isn't hard to imagine how these changes have affected the Publishing Industry as a whole, but it is also hoped that these changes will not pull down the school of writing to that of lesser quality and form of art. And while “blog" and “blogging" remain a vague concept for some, it has already reached a point where it is changing social relationships and conventions.

Change is just beginning. What will happen to the whole industry remains to be seen. One thing is sure, though, changes will continue and evolvement will be the only thing approaching permanence that we can all expect to see.

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