I failed to write this week, even though I am committed to publish every Sunday.
I reflected on why this happened, while reading Ryan Holiday’s Perennial Seller, and masterminding on John Maxwell’s Everyone Communicates, Few Connect. I realized most of my favorite writing works are born from engaging conversations. Those conversations are where I feel deeply connected to another human being. Everything else I write is ‘journalism’ or born of a conversation with myself.
I personally think the journalistic works are excellent. My best work! Those are written to myself. They fail to connect with others because they are not written with others in mind. It doesn’t matter what the creator enjoys creating. All that matters is how it connects with the audience. As Maxwell says, connecting is all about others.
This whole thing might seem hypocritical, because this short blurb is a ‘note to self’. Anyway, note to self: have more amazing conversations with more diverse groups of people. Write and tell those stories to connect directly with those people and their tribes.