I’m working on a follow-up post to yesterday’s after giving some thought to its content and my apparent omission of connecting one aspect of it to the main theme, “why did I bring up my savant skills…” That’ll have to wait.
But about this blog…
This morning I emailed that post to one of my best friends who I consider the ultimate wordsmith looking for feedback.
Instead of critiquing that post, he sent me an email with some advice from a post-career Life Coach that he connected with around six years ago.
“Starting first with a networking teleconference she hosted, she and I had several “barter” exchange Skype sessions trading startup advice that culminated in her advice to me that my principal strength—which you, too, noted–was a gift for something I’d never heard of, Meticulous Presentation.
As a certfied master coach in her field, I wanted to share with you this recent email I received from her today about “Living your Great Story for 2016”. She lists three I’d not seen put together in this way.
The three stories (Victim, Overcoming, and Great) that we each live–and how those stories can either lift you up or take you down.
- A tool for understanding which story you–and others–are living, at any moment.
- This tool can also help you choose the experience that you want.
- The breadcrumbs for finding your way back to wholeness, no matter what your circumstance.”
‘Regarding #1, I don’t think either of my blogs correlate to “the three stories” that she has illustrated, however I suppose that I could map #2 and #3 into what I am doing, but it’s too much work. 🙂
My Facebook blog is a platform for writing opinion editorials with subversive philosophical and teaching tidbits.
My WordPress blog is a mashup of my Facebook blog, an autobiography, information clearing house, opinion editorials which include venting, ranting, and reasonably objective thoughts.
In other words it’s a potpourri of verbosity and in the process, if someone gleans information or is entertained, then I’m satisfied.
You would be surprised at how many people are interested in my opinions, pardon the ego showing. 🙂
When I finally realized that, it was a little bit of inspiration to start both blogs.
My attitude about anything that I write is that I am doing it for myself because I enjoy it, period.
Writing is my preferred art form, and if I’m the only one looking at the finished canvas of dried paint that’s O.K. with me.
In essence, it is very therapeutic and I highly recommend it to everyone.
In your case, since I consider you a brilliant writer, I would like to see you start your blog with the purpose of getting some satisfaction out of it, and simultaneously build an audience to boost your ego which at times is deflated too low.
Perhaps you can distill your friend’s advice in blogging and writing, and subsequently use it as part of your project plan model moving forward to write.
In summary, the three most important words in real estate are, “Location, location, location.”
And the three most important words in the art of writing are, “Write, write, write.”’
My friend didn’t understand what help that I was asking for nor did he understand why I exercise my fingers on a keyboard.
I was asking for help in order to communicate my thoughts better, a known deficiency amongst us autistics. 🙂
I also had a subversive motive which I do often with whatever I write.
I enjoy helping people whether they know it or not and I consider it a game with the most challenging obstacle, figuring out how other people think, or don’t. 🙂
In this case, my friend missed the point and simultaneously interjected another obstacle for himself to get started as a writer, trying to figure out what crap somebody else says to do and shoving that crap down my throat! 🙂 [it didn’t work]
For the past ten years, I have been working really hard to get this friend to start writing. I have given him tons of ideas including offering to help him construct either a Blogger blog, a WordPress blog, or a really simple Facebook Page that functions like a blog.
I have not succeeded yet! 🙂
What he didn’t pick up on was my intention to use this ploy of asking for help to inspire him to do something, WRITE!
In essence, if some of my dribble either entertains a reader or provokes a feeling or thought that will better their lives, then I’m happy and I’ve succeeded.
That is why I write besides exercising my fingers. 🙂
To be continued…