After 4 years of writing online everyday I have decided to write a book. Why? There are a few obvious reasons, but mostly because Books provide the gift of permanency of shared thoughts, which may otherwise be lost through systems of writing online (i.e. word counts, and forums). Writing in a private space gives the writer a much different room to express oneself, in which the energy derived through the process of writing is calm versus experiencing anxiety (such as what I experienced) writing online in a live environment. This is a new phenomenon, writing in live environments, I suppose research has been done on the effects (personally) such as the ones I’ve experienced while writing online. Often times to cope with such social anxiety I would just erase what I wrote (which I would hear negative replies to in my head). Writing for School is much different than writing for an audience online, this I quickly learned. Online commentary is automatic versus writing in a private space, commentary is triggered at your leisure, upon review of your written work, there are no spaces below for which people can write feedback or commentary can be anticipated or audience insights and thoughts can be read aloud in the mind. These are obvious distractions for any writer trying to compose themselves and their material online. It is not the best way to get down on paper your thoughts when under any kind of pressure, anxiety, time constraint, or word count constraints. However, despite these setbacks I experienced as a writer online, I did learn the value of word counted boxes in which to write, they forced me to compose myself in a few amount of words, which required I make sense (as I chose/adapted to) without the risk of being taken out of context. Meaning I wrote so that my words could not be taken out of context and could be read and understood with or without the submission following or preceding each entry. This was important to me as a writer, because I know that each submission does not always stay in sequence once distributed to a master mixed feed to my recipients (audience). That was one of the benefits I experienced writing in a word counted space. –Today I blog on Instagram and Facebook, in addition to Weebly, Twitter, and Wordpress. Adapting to each space has been challenging, I realize that each audience has a different set of expectations of you as a writer, where some spaces accept less formal contribution and greater leniency on use of humor, some spaces require a more serious tone and generic form of presentation in order to be read, such as standardized boxing of shared websites (i.e. ads for your space and blog post posted in another arena) and standardized formatting (i.e. created via Apps such as Quotes Creator and Over). These are things you learn Professionally as a Writer over time. Of course you want your material to be read. I think I’ve come along way from handwritten pieces photographed and published online, or notepad screenshots from my cellphone. I’ve enjoyed writing online and I look forward to continuing my journey as a writer in a more professional space in book form, following the completion of my Dissertation for my Masters in Law LLM. Be well, and thank you for following.