Motivational Monday…Just One Encouraging Word or Comment
Buzz Mackintosh wrote an excellent post for this month’s December 2022 Challenge-A Guide for Blogging Success in which he shared his tips. He mentioned that like many of us here, he started out as a lurker.
It reminded me of my early days here. I lurked, read a lot of posts, and started commenting. I finally wrote my first post after being here for about 3 months.
After that, I continued to read posts and comment but did not write another post.
Six months later, I was telling a fellow ActiveRain member/stager about what had just happened with my first vacant home staging.
He said, “You should write about that in a post for ActiveRain.”
So six months to the day after my first post, I wrote my second post, thanks to this member.
Well, I didn’t exactly become a prolific blogger after that second post but I did write another one and many more.
I wasn’t sure if I could do this but then someone commented on my post…
“You should blog more…You do a good job.” (or something to that effect)
My own “Ah ha” moment and it was just what I needed to push me through the “I don’t think I can do this” stage.
My point is, in our blogging here…in our work or personal lives…often all it takes is just one encouraging word, gesture, thumbs up, pat on the back, or comment to give someone the confidence to move forward.
Words are singularly the most powerful force available to humanity. We can choose to use this force constructively with words of encouragement, or destructively using words of despair.
Words have energy and power with the ability to help, to heal, to hinder, to hurt, to harm, to humiliate, and to humble. Yehuda Berg
Correction does much, but encouragement does more.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
you're right Kat Palmiotti It always feels good to give.