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.
However, that’s not what web writers do. We don’t just sit around all day in our pajamas and just type away at the computer. There’s a lot more to it than that, as it’s not just a pastime, but an occupation.
We are working on building our business.
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’s not nearly that cut and dry. We don’t just sit behind a computer all day. There’s many other things that go into building an online writing business.
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 gig.
For many writers, web writing is a “side hustle.” Yes, many writers have their blogs as their primary job. But, there are many people still thinking all we do is sit online all day and screw around on social media while typing up a bunch of nonsense. Really, though, just like anybody, we do 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 around while 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 anywhere from 50 to 80 hours a week 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 web writing myth BUSTED!
~ Phoenix <3