I did see a couple of her articles, but this is great too.
I guess with me, my story is probably similar to a lot of people. I started a degree in Writing. Did well for the first year. Got bored, dropped out, meandered around different jobs. I got a position in Customer service and from there Sales positions.
Years later and I am as far away from Writing as I had ever thought I would be.
I liked writing, but I saw it as just something you can do as a hobby for your own amusement, and never pursued it.
EDIT: Perhaps I should mention that I was not dismissing Diana’s article (in which she suggests that The Examiner is the best site for a newbie to start in), it is just that The Examiner is only open to US or Canadian citizens, which I am not.