What Is Wattpad?

What Is Wattpad?

The website that is changing the publishing game.
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As a writer, the biggest struggle is figuring out how to get your work out into the world. Going the traditional publishing route can be rough and often takes multiple rejection letters to find that one yes. Then you have to go through the lengthy process of actually getting the book into print. Because the classic publishing track takes too long to get noticed, a lot of authors are opting for publishing their works on websites. From Amazon.com to Fictionpress.com, writers everywhere are publishing their work without the help of publishing companies.

Wattpad is a little different from the previous websites. In addition to fanfiction stories and writers' own works, Wattpad is a community for writers. Everything from forums to contests are available to help writers get their stories out into the world. Writers can create their own covers or they might even get chosen to have a cover created for them. There are amazing stories on there with readers in the millions.

Writers are flocking to Wattpad due to the rising popularity of their stories getting published directly from the website. Novels such as "My Life with the Walter Boys" by Ali Novak, "The Kissing Booth" by Beth Reekles, and "Nothing Left to Lose" by Kristy Moresely are all available for purchase in paperback thanks to Wattpad. The website not only has contests where the winner gets published, but publishing companies themselves have contacted authors from Wattpad to sign with them.

If you're not a writer, Wattpad is still a great website for the avid reader. With multiple genres ranging from Classics to Short Stories, Horror to Romance, there's something for everyone on the website. You can discover new authors every day. Plus, the website is a lot more readable than Fictionpress.

So if you're a writer or someone who enjoys the written work, check out Wattpad. It's changing the publishing game.

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There's a huge difference between being modest while breastfeeding and just being straight up careless, trashy and disrespectful to those around you. Why don't you try popping out a boob without a baby attached to it and see how long it takes for you to get arrested for public indecency? Strange how that works, right?

So many people talking about it bring up the point of how we shouldn't "sexualize" breastfeeding and seeing a woman's breasts while doing so. Actually, all of these people are missing the point. It's not sexual, it's just purely immodest and disrespectful.

If you see a girl in a shirt cut too low, you call her a slut. If you see a celebrity post a nude photo, you call them immodest and a terrible role model. What makes you think that pulling out a breast in the middle of public is different, regardless of what you're doing with it?

If I'm eating in a restaurant, I would be disgusted if the person at the table next to me had their bare feet out while they were eating. It's just not appropriate. Neither is pulling out your breast for the entire general public to see.

Nobody asked you to put a blanket over your kid's head to feed them. Nobody asked you to go feed them in a dirty bathroom. But you don't need to basically be topless to feed your kid. Growing up, I watched my mom feed my younger siblings in public. She never shied away from it, but the way she did it was always tasteful and never drew attention. She would cover herself up while doing it. She would make sure that nothing inappropriate could be seen. She was lowkey about it.

Mindblowing, right? Wait, you can actually breastfeed in public and not have to show everyone what you're doing? What a revolutionary idea!

There is nothing wrong with feeding your baby. It's something you need to do, it's a part of life. But there is definitely something wrong with thinking it's fine to expose yourself to the entire world while doing it. Nobody wants to see it. Nobody cares if you're feeding your kid. Nobody cares if you're trying to make some sort of weird "feminist" statement by showing them your boobs.

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