Recently a lot of people have asked me, "what is Odyssey? Why do you write these articles?" Which I can relate to because three months ago I had no idea what Odyssey was, or that anyone could really write with them. Three months ago I started to see a lot of Odyssey articles being shared through my friends on Facebook. I thought it was cool that thousands of people were sharing these articles that someone around my age had just written. I googled, literally googles, because I had no idea how to get started with Odyssey, how to sign up for Odyssey. Literally two days later we were starting a community of Odyssey writers in Wilmington University.
Here's why I write.
I am sure a lot of people on my friends list do not enjoy writing or reading, but anyone who knows me, knows that I can write papers in a day, and I enjoy my online book club. Seriously though, just because I already enjoyed writing, was not my main reason I started doing this. I started because I knew that it would be a good way to voice my opinion about things and share to many different people through social media. I absolutely love the opportunity to be able to talk about different things through my writing. Not only does it give me something to do, but I also have ideas going though my head, pretty much, 24/7. I see things that are controversial on my Facebook and write about it.
What makes writing for Odyssey the best thing ever is realizing the number of people who are dealing with the same things you are writing about, or people who completely agree with you, and seeing the different points of views from people who oppose my writing views. Being able to share my writing through Facebook and many other social media sights for thousands of people to see, is pretty unbelievable to me, but it is completely possible.
So basically, why do I write? I write because sharing my opinion and my stories with thousands of people who might agree or disagree with them, is amazing. Honestly this is one of my dreams, to be able to write like this, and I am more than happy that I have the opportunity to do so.