Nothing is more gratifying than getting an email from a reader or a comment on your blog thanking you for what you wrote and how much it meant to them.
It’s rare that you’ll get these notes and it’s not necessarily because you’ve not had any impact, it’s just that folks are busy and won’t take the time to write and others are shy and others might think we’re not interested in what they have to say.
And sometimes, what we write just ain’t all that good.
Have you read your own stuff lately?
My guess is that the majority of your writing is pretty darn good. But I’m not suggesting you re-read your own stuff to determine whether it’s good or bad.
What I’m suggesting is that you read it again to remind yourself of what you’ve written.
I can’t tell you how many Soul Proprietors I know — me included, so I’m just as guilty as the next guy — put up a website with some really good content and then totally forget what we’ve written there.
I’m asking you to re-read your stuff so that you can be reminded of why you went into business in the first place, why you put that website up, why you’re wanting to attract more clients.
This is on my mind largely because I’ve been creating a new space for my web presence at my new site — Soul Proprietor Coach — and I’m re-reading all the great stuff from my existing site; modifying some of it, leaving some of it as it is, and moving it all to the new space.
Just yesterday, someone let me know how much they like my articles. It felt really good to hear that as I shift things around a bit and it helps me know that I’m on the right path.
So, go now. Read your own site. Read your own articles. Be newly invigorated and inspired by your own words. And know that whatever you’ve written — the new or the old stuff — will always invigorate someone else. (Even if that someone is only YOU!)
© Copyright 2009 Marty Marsh