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4 Things I’ve Learned In My (Almost) Year Of Being A Published Writer

On June 22, it will be one year since I became a published writer. Wow! That went by fast! I must say it has been an extremely crazy, wild ride but I wouldn’t change it for anything in the world!

Being published has opened so many doors for me. I’ve gotten to meet so many other amazing talented writers. With my one year of being published mark quickly approaching, I would like to share with you a few ways it has changed my life.

  1. The stories you write and share on your social media pages can touch so many lives – When my first ever published piece came out, I only had the settings set to just my friends on Facebook, until someone I know commented on the piece saying for me to, “make it public so it can go viral.” So, I did. As soon as I made it public, that piece literally went everywhere, and I mean everywhere. So many other pages related to CP and not related to CP were liking commenting and sharing my article. It was so overwhelming and almost moved me to tears. Yes, it’s true. Every story no matter what it’s about can touch so many lives.
  2. You get to work with amazing writing teams that motivate, encourage and support you in everything you write – I’m lucky enough to say I work with three of these types of teams. All three always encourage, support and motivate me. When I was in a rut doubting my writing talent a few months ago, the team lifted me back up with words of encouragement.  And hearing “Your so talented or your writing is incredible.” Is honestly the best feeling and only makes you want to push harder and do better? This is one of the most rewarding things of being a published writer.
  3. It’s a chance to get your name out there – Say if your someone like me who wants to one day publish a book, being an online published writer is a way to get your name out there. Because you never know an online publisher or someone else may see your writing and something good may happen. But, it’s up to you to work for it!
  4. Your voice is heard – Not only is being published a great way to get your name out there, it’s also a way to give yourself a voice and break silence on any issue that’s on your mind! Trust me, you may not think so at first, but people are and will listen to you! You just need to motivate yourself to write the words on paper and get it out there!

These are just some of the ways being published has changed my life. For all my writing friends, what ways has been published changed your life?

I’ll say this now and I will also say it on my official one-year mark day in June. Thank you to all my reader and supporters for everything! You are all the reason why I put in so much effort and do what I do! Without your consent love, encouragement and support, I would not be able to do any of this! You all are the best.

Remember no matter what you go through in life, good or bad always follow your dreams and passion. Don’t let anything, not even fear or doubt seal it from you! You deserve to live your best life and succeed in everything you do! Don’t listen to what that one person who’s jealous of all your successes may think of you. You worry about you. You DO you! And don’t settle for anything more. This is YOUR life and nobody else’s. Live it according to you!

Juliana Ruggiero

Juliana is 18 and fresh out of High school. She graduated with High honors. Writing is something she really enjoys doing and everyone that knows her tells her she has a gift for it. Juliana is a hopeless Italian food addict, loves meeting new people and making new friends. She is very laid back and easy going. Juliana is here to inspire everyone and give it her all. She doesn't have a bad bone in her body. Her career began in July of 2016 after reaching out and offering to be interviewed for The Abler Blog. Since that interview, after seeing all the positive feedback she was getting from everyone, it pushed her to do more with her writing! Pushing herself to do more has lead Juliana to some of the most kind and supportive people she could ask for! She is grateful that she took that "leap of faith."

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