It is interesting to produce content to say the least. I have put out a few e-books (one of which, Learn to Learn: Eight Steps to Developing New Skills Efficiently and Effectively, is available for free on Amazon for the final day today before the price rises to $2.99), and I write this website three times a week. I never really know if people are going to like what I put out there. Sometimes there are things that I find really interesting, but I really don’t know if anybody else is going to.
Despite that, many of you come back time after time to see what I have written, and I am greatly appreciative for that. I don’t necessarily know why in every particular situation, but I do have one hypothesis, and you can tell me if I am right or wrong.
I try to write in terms that people will understand. I try to talk about things that simply make sense. Last week I wrote about power soccer, but some of you have probably never seen a power soccer match and quite frankly probably never will. However, you read an article I wrote about power soccer nonetheless because I connected it to the experiences you might have. I wrote about excitement and joy. These are things that I think we all can relate to on some level. There are human elements to power soccer that I think you can understand even if you might not understand the sport itself.
Taking my latest e-book as another example, I really hope that you will download it for free and help me continue to thrive on Amazon, but in that book, I tell several personal stories. I talk about times that I have learned things well, and I share some times that I have not learned things especially well. I talk about the successes and a few of the failures I have had. Even if your particular situation does not match with mine, you can relate to the emotion of the situation.
As a Christian, I believe that we are all created in the image of God, and part of that involves our intellect and our emotions. There are certain things that appeal to us. You want to read stories about joy and excitement. Even though you might receive joy from something different than I do, you can relate to my emotions. You might not get excited about sports whatsoever, but you know what it feels like to be excited, and because it is a good thing, you like to hear about me being excited just like I like to hear about you.
There are some uniquely human elements that bring us together even if we are all different people with different interests. When you watch a sad movie, you very well might start crying. Why do you do that? Obviously the people on the screen are fine, and nothing bad has really happened. However, you can feel the emotions of that movie, and you become connected to whatever emotion the filmmaker is trying to draw out from you. Again, nothing has happened at all to you, but you connect with those feelings.
I think that’s why some of you like to read what I have written.
You see me excited, and that’s a good thing. People connect over those positive things. In fact, when you see me outraged about something, you might feel some of that as well. Again, these emotional connections bring people together even when they are not positive feelings.
I was find it remarkable that anyone reads anything I write, but I am grateful you all are here.