I am a person who writes articles for various online sites. As, I have written else where I took up the task of becoming an online freelance writer at the suggestion of another person about 4 years ago.
While, I must admit I have not had the success I would like with my endeavor, (mostly due to the fact I am not good at self promotion.) I have had some nice feedback and my articles do seem to get decent feedback.
While it is not that I am highly egotistical, it is simply that I enjoy that people like my work. This is the reason I have stuck to trying to continue to write. Anything that is worth having takes work, discipline and belief in what one is doing. There are no short cuts to success. I continue to try to learn and practice my writing.
I am one who tends to leave comments on the articles of my fellow writer's. I like to receive comments and feedback because it makes me feel good that people enjoy something I have created. I do this to let the author know that in some way their article has peaked my interest, touched my heart, or entertained me. I like to leave word, not because I expect people to run to my articles, but I want to express my appreciation for the work that they have put into their thoughts, ideas, feelings or knowledge.
I will also leave comments on people's work after they leave comments on mine. I think this is the courteous thing to do. I like to read as much as I like to write. I enjoy the communities,for the most part, at Triond.com and Expertscolumn. Someone wrote a comment saying that they noticed that I like the communities. The reason I do is that, for the most part, the people are supportive and helpful.
I am also very, very shy. You would think that someone raised on a carnival would not be. I should be highly sociable. I have never gotten over my shyness so many people mistook shyness for being snobby or unfriendly. What people do not realize is that it takes a lot of courage for me to post my articles.
Sometimes I start to think that I am commenting so much that I wonder if people think I am just being superficial, I am not. There are times, because of time constraints that I can not leave comments. (or in Trionds case the comments page doesn't always work).