“Wattpad connects a global community of millions of readers through the power of the story.” According to one of the schools in CARAGA, who made a thesis for the effect of Wattpad to students, they said that 100 students with different courses answered questionnaires that shows these 100 students would prefer reading Wattpad stories once or twice a week or almost every day.
Why did I choose the topic of reading stories in Wattpad? I, myself, is also a big fan of reading wattpad since it first came out in 2006. The owner and co-founder of Wattpad Allen Lau together with Ivan Yuen. It is said that Allen invented Wattpad because he wanted to solve his problem—reading while on the go with a vision “Our vision is to entertain and connect the world through stories, and we are well on our way.” Wattpad has touch the hearts of Filipinos, not only Filipinos, but around the world. Ever since then, books already had been published from different parts of the country. The first ever Filipino who published a book is Jonaxx—this is not her real name—she was the first Filipino who published a book entitled “Mapansin Kaya?” which is under Pop Fiction. She has 1 million followers already in wattpad and has received many awards such as “Writer of the Year in 2013”. She is also the “Summit Media Queen” in royalties in wattpad. She has a lot of awards that I can’t already write one-by-one. Fortunately, many became a writer in wattpad with their code names such as: “butterfly”, “cecelib”, “FGirlwriter” and many more.
I believe that if they can become a writer, I also believe that anyone can become a writer as long as they have the passion and the drive to achieve their dreams. They said that if the opportunity comes, you should grab it while you can.