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"You Want the Truth? .... You CAN'T Handle the Truth!"

Updated on October 4, 2008

I don't understand why so many are more concerned over "hits" on their blogs,than the message they are trying to send out. Is the strange pettiness of recognition more important then the message? Did you ever stop to think, that maybe the message reached someone who truly needed it?

Personally, I post my blogs, first of all, because it helps me to remind myself what is important to me, and what keeps me sober. Next typing them out, gets the thoughts or ideas out of my head. Lastly, maybe by putting them out into the public universe of the blog-o-sphere, maybe there is someone else who really needed to read that somebody else feels the same way, or understands what they are going through is out there.

If you truly want to write a blog that will recieve more "hits?" I can honestly tell you that from my personal experience; make the blog authentic. Write from the heart be open, honest, and at times valnerable. It's scary, I know, but we are social creatures who would like to believe that we are "bullet-proof." There is a comfort when you can read that someone else feels, or is going through what you are, and they are willing to admit it.

Write about feelings, opening up and letting go is a release that is good for the soul. Plus, it is a helluva lot cheaper than therapy. Besides you never know who you may be helping, by letting so many read this. Remember, you can aways type your thoughts and feelings out, or whatever is on your mind, and then erase it all. The "letter that was written, never meaning to send" therapy. There is really no "logic" to which blogs get the most hits. If you are more interested in getting your "Andy Warhol 15 minutes of fame," guess what! You can get it, but I promise you that when it over you'll still feel the same inside. Because you weren't writing to be authentic, or to be theraputic, you were writing only for recognition and for selfish shallow reasons.

I am not here to bury you, nor to praise you. Many of us seem good at doing that for ourselves. I am asking for you to look beyond the number of "hits" you receive and focus on the message that you are trying to deliver. Remember, "Base not your joy on the kindness of others; What was given to you can be taken away."


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  • Chris Eddy111 profile image

    Chris Eddy111 

    9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

    There's always going to be a part of you good or bad, that wants some of that spotlight. That's the truth also.

  • Jerilee Wei profile image

    Jerilee Wei 

    10 years ago from United States

    Good advice, right from the heart!

  • trish1048 profile image


    10 years ago

    hi St James,

    The pleasure I get from my writing is reading all the wonderful feedback.  The writing is definitely therapeutic.  Folks have called my writing 'raw' among other things, and that's because all of my hubs are from personal experience.

    Thanks for sharing,


  • talented_ink profile image


    10 years ago from USA

    I agree that people should write for the passion of writing and not for a certain demographic of readers since when you write from the heart, people will want to read it even more.

  • Ralph Deeds profile image

    Ralph Deeds 

    10 years ago from Birmingham, Michigan

    Good advice.

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    Annette Thomas 

    10 years ago from Northeast Texas

    Way to go, St James!! Right on. Applause!!!!!


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