Daily Archives: August 12, 2013

Irrefutable Law of Success #1–No Whining

No whining allowed. Awesome advice from Author Kristen Lamb!

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When I first started teaching social media to writers, I was new thus insecure. Often, I’d give advice like, “Well, if you don’t like it, don’t do it.” Bad advice. Hey, I’m learning and growing, too. There are a lot of writers out there only doing what they enjoy. That is the masses, the average.

“Average” is the top of the bottom, the best of the worst, the bottom of the top, the worst of the best.” ~John C. Maxwell, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth

This advice to only do what we enjoy might have flown four years ago (though barely). These days? Discoverability is a nightmare for all authors. If we want to do this “writing thing” long-term and be successful?

Average=DEATH

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Hugs to you!

Sometimes it is lonely being a writer.  We write and write and sit in our office/bed/table/corner whatever, and alone we create stories that others enjoy.  Sometimes however we need to get out and see the world and experience the community of other people.  Be it our family…even though we sometimes think they are strange (Mine is!)

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…or our neighbours or coworkers…People who are like us or … Photo courtesy of sevendesktop.com

…those that are different.. photo courtesy of http://www.catster.com

So today I want you all to go out and give everyone a great big HUG

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…to show that you care, and so that you know that you are part of a bigger community.   After all…it isn’t healthy to always be alone!

A great big shout out to all my blogger friends and writers who also make me feel part of a bigger community!