August 28th, 2008 by
I don’t matter.
Those are the three most despicable words you could ever say as a blogger. Or as a professional.
Or as a human being.
I don’t matter may be why you stopped when your blog stuttered. Why you looked back when it got hard. Why you remain silent.
Why so many bloggers will skip Blog Action Day. Why one more person will die alone.
I don’t matter is a lie. A damnable lie.
I don’t matter shoved me mercilessly to the very brink of doom one dark night in 1998. Those three words would have murdered me had a dear friend not rescued me from the abyss with an embrace I shall never forget.
If you never listen to anything I say ever again, listen to these two gloriously true words:
And so your blog matters.
You will never know in this life how great a difference you will make and how many lives you will bless through your devoted service.
Remember these words. They saved me 10 years ago. They may save you or someone through you someday.
Please show this to a friend who needs it.
Thanks to Darren for the inspiration.
Note: This blog is all about blog improvement. It’s what I do for a living. And I believe the best way to improve your blog is to sharpen your sense of vision and purpose – for yourself as well as for your blog. The rest becomes so much simpler after that.
Thank you for coming. I hope we can get to know each other.