A funny thing happened in bed the other day.
Gentoku was looking at the stats page for his blog.. It gets good traffic, but there was a spike on February 7th. “What’s this one?” I asked.
We looked at the post for that day, “The 3 Teaching Discoveries that Transform Relationships.” It’s about being an effective teacher and how to communicate with your student so that there is harmony in that relationship.
At the top of the post there’s a picture of a hot, nerd girl with a sexy librarian way about her. It became clear why that particular post attracted so much attention. Who knew that mindful fitness could be so sexy?
Gentoku often asks me to review his pieces before he posts them, and I feel fortunate to be a part of that process. I’ve watched him grow as a writer, and I’ve learned a lot from him about blogging.
This blog is different than any other writing I’ve done. Writing a simple post in a very short period of time has challenged one of my greatest shortcomings as a writer: my perfectionism.
My perfectionism’s intent is to put out my very best and protect me from destructive criticism. Instead it has instilled me with fear and held me back from taking necessary risks.
Today is Valentine’s Day, or Single’s Awareness Day depending on how you look at it. For some, if there weren’t so many pink hearts, boxes of chocolates, teddy bears, and crap like that, we wouldn’t pay too much attention to it.
This morning I am recognizing Valentine’s Day by posting on this blog, which has challenged my writing in ways I couldn’t imagine. I am still a beginner blogger, but we all have to start somewhere. If you’re thinking of trying something new, check out Gentoku’s Valentine’s Day post..
Trying something new demands so much of is. It asks us to reach deep inside of ourselves and find strength we don’t think we have. We lose when we don’t even search for that strength. We lose when we don’t discover what we’re truly made of.