It certainly wasn't in a quest for immortal fame since poets in his era had probably no such notions for themselves.
However, some scholars suspect the presence of large-scale changes in the text and attribute this to oral transmission.
However, Hesiod's extant work comprises several didactic poems in which he went out of his way to let his audience in on a few details of his life.
There are three explicit references in Works and Days, as well as some passages in his Theogony that support inferences made by scholars.
The other tradition, first mentioned in an epigram by Chersias of Orchomenus written in the 7th century BC (within a century or so of Hesiod's death) claims that Hesiod lies buried at Orchomenus, a town in Boeotia.Plutarch identified this Amphidamas with the hero of the Lelantine War between Chalcis and Eretria and he concluded that the passage must be an interpolation into Hesiod's original work, assuming that the Lelantine War was too late for Hesiod.Modern scholars have accepted his identification of Amphidamas but disagreed with his conclusion.Thereafter, Greek writers began to consider Homer earlier than Hesiod.Devotees of Orpheus and Musaeus were probably responsible for precedence being given to their two cult heroes and maybe the Homeridae were responsible in later antiquity for promoting Homer at Hesiod's expense.