In order to enjoy the journey, you must abandon the people pleasing part of you. The one that oftentimes is needed in order to navigate through life.
Trying to please everyone is a sure way to please no one. Trying to please some is also a sure way to displease all the rest.
Why sacrifice time and effort?
Write for yourself. Write about what you’d like to read. The kind of stuff you’d genuinely want to engage with.
There’s simply no reason to do otherwise, let alone time.
I am by no means advocating for self-centred posts about what you had for breakfast, what your spouse did or what happened on a summer afternoon twenty years ago. No, no. Those are not the things that truly matter. They never did.
Ask yourself this question: what are the experiences that shaped me as a person? And in what way have they shaped me.
This should give you a ton to write about. Unless you’ve been living in a cellar for most of your life, in which case I doubt you’d be reading this book.
The significant moments in our life, the ones who make some people grey and wise, the ones that alter our destiny, are the ones we’d all want to read about, for it is always a good thing to learn from other people’s experiences.
This is a sure way to add value, which is what the Internet is all about. Value, entertainment, and connection, which oddly enough, is the title of the next chapter.
This is an excerpt from my upcoming book, the Journey: A No Bullshit Guide to Blogging.
To be released on September the 1st.
Special offer: those of you who pre-order the book will receive a free criticism of your blog.
The Journey: A No-Bullshit Guide to Blogging, only $4.99 on my e-store here.