You are the reason that I am writing this post. If you read on, Thank you twice.
I was watching a superb interview with a man that I have only come to know in the past month, Seth Godin. Where have I been, right? 🙂 In this interview, he said to ask yourself the question – If you didn’t post, or blog, or show up on social media today, who would care? Who would inquire as to where you have gone?
Seth says, if nobody does, then you don’t have their attention. They are merely tolerating you – another blip on the screen – another tidbit of white noise in the vast white noise landscape.
The internet is vast. It is easy to get lost. He asked if readers can choose to read anyone, why would they choose to read your work?
Seth makes a person think. I asked myself, What would a warrior do? Myself responded, She would be grateful.
To those who have taken the time to read and respond to my blog, I appreciate your time and attention more than you may ever know.
At this point in my writing life, I don’t have a lot of people who have read my posts. I don’t have a lot of people who have read my 1st book. I understand the task ahead of me with my second book, An Elegant Mind’s Handbook, that will be ready to pitch to publishers within the month.
January was an interesting month. I had more technical issues with internet access and with my elderly computer than I had in the previous 12 months.
It is what it is.
What did I learn from this exercise? That I write for the sheer, deep love of writing. I write for the wonders I uncover as I dip into the wellspring of inspiration. I truly love sharing what I uncover. That is what sustains me.
I am an artist, as are you. Artists are the coolest kids I know.
Seth also offered an interesting take on fear – instead of finding a way to “deal with” fear, dance with it! That is what I call being fearless – when you do something you fear, you fear it less and less.
In this way, we can all be unstoppable! We can all dance like nobody is watching!
Write on, my friend!