Building on yesterday’s jeff noel blog post…..
Blogging every day, and posting on the Internet for the world to see, adds an element of risk few people can comprehend.
Because anyone, and I do mean anyone, can “see what you think” – can “see what you value”.
There is also a saying in life, “Nothing ventured, nothing gained”. Risk has it’s own rewards.
Are you determined to find out what they are? Carpe diem.
One of the benefits to blogging every day is going through the process of what to write and how to write it. Only people who “journal” or “write a diary” daily can fully appreciate this phenomenon.
And, if I do say so myself, the process of posting it on a public Internet blog for the world to see, adds an untapped benefit that “private writers” have yet to discover.
The daily act requires more effort than occasional blogging, in my opinion. Over time, your creativity and your topics could dry up. Plus, you really have to think long and hard about what you value. And if you ever expect people to “follow your path”, you have to know and study your audience.
“The unexamined life is not worth living”. — Socrates
Visiting today, here in Portland, Maine. On the phone last night my wife (and son) asked how my day was.
“I left the house at 7:30AM. I got to the Hotel room to finish the day’s activities at 8:30PM”, I said, not complaining, just stating the facts.
We all should feel blessed beyond measure for what we get and what we make of what we get.
Otherwise, life might get the best of us.
It’s a daily choice. Sometimes even an hour to hour or minute to minute choice.
That’s all that has do be done. Just pick up the phone and call. So why haven’t I?
Probably the same reason they haven’t done it.
So who’s right? Is there even a right or wrong? Seems irrelevant. So who’s going to make the first move?
Ever feel like this scenario? Any advice to people (me) who have a challenging habit of not staying in touch?
Six months ago, I accepted our Pastor’s challenge to start everyday on my knees. Our Pastor would ask the congregation every Sunday, “How many of you started the day on your knees”?
Literally, no one’s hand went up. Over 1,000 people and no one? Impossible.
So, on April 1, 2009, I started. It’s been six months and I haven’t stopped. Does this make me a righteous person. Not even close.
Does it make me more mindful of each day being a special gift and privilege? Absolutely.
What’s stopping you? Seriously. How hard is it to do this every day. It isn’t. Which brings us back to the original point.
It’s been six months. And six months from now, it will have been a year. Six months from now will mean what to you?