Communicators: Do you write for fun?

The fascinating things commercial writers choose to write in their own time to fulfill their own purposes, and the mode in which many of them choose to write when they labor for love, not personal profit.

You write all day.

You bang out press releases to reporters. You churn out copy for the Intranet. You craft company newsletters. You blog. You tweet. You post on Facebook. You pen award-winning speeches. And maybe you send out a few e-mails, too.

These are just some of your writing responsibilities.

But do you write for fun? Or, when you go home, do you soak your fingers in ice?

We asked MyRaganites this question. And it looks like they had a pretty good time writing their responses.

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For some professional writers, a blog is the best outlet for writing. Phoebe Venkat says that she tries to post once a month to her personal blog.

“I’m a huge proponent of personal writing,” Venkat says. “It’s a great way to let off steam and practice writing in a different style.”

Dawn Crawford says she and her husband maintain four separate blogs—professional commentary, travel, goal-setting, and a crafting blog.

“I think it’s very important for every communications professional to continue to experiment and sharpen their skills outside of work,” Crawford says.

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