Thursday, April 21, 2011

A to Z Blogging Challenge: P is for Popularity Contest

P is for Popularity Contest
If you are in the habit of writing for one or two sites and frequent the forums of those site, you may have noticed that "some people" are a bit more popular that others. In some cases, this may be because they are skilled writers and are genuinely interested in helping others, but most of them aren't. Many are self-appointed experts who think that being popular is a reflection of their writing ability. These people are still in high school--at least on an emotional level--and will drag you into their drama if you let them.

Writing isn't about being popular. It isn't even about being liked. Don't get sucked into an online clique--unless of course, that's what you are looking for.

If you are looking for help and support from other writers, choose your online friends carefully and guard against turning it into a popularity contest.

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