Wow, just the introduction by Sarah Mae was enough to catch hold of me! You’ve probably have heard very similar things as Sarah has experienced, where you’ve been writing because you like (no, love) to write but no one has really ever tapped you on the shoulder and said:
Hey, you’re a good writer… you should do that professionally!
I know this from experience because here’s the simple fact: I’ve never heard those words either. At one point I wanted so desperately to hear those words from really anyone but I quickly realized that no one really saw me that way, even if I had been writing for years!
I was branded as a “developer,” a “coder,” a “web guy” or whatnot – not really a “writer.”
I’ve learned to live with this and it doesn’t bother me at all at this point because I write every single day for myself and the community that I serve – I don’t need outside help or external forces of motivation to keep me going.
But here’s where you and I may differ dramatically: You were born to be a writer. Really.
Although my dreams stop just short of being a writer (professionally) you might have those dreams and I love that! You’re on a journey, just like Jeff is – and although Jeff might be a few steps ahead you have everything you need. Here’s an opportunity to learn a few very practical things from Jeff – anything from branding, online management, getting started on building a platform, and more.
And he’s graciously given me 5 copies to give to this community! Here’s what you’ve got to do:
- Comment below stating with passion that you’re a writer, darn it!
- Tweet this blog post and include @JeffGoins in it!
- Like it, Google+ it, for more entries!
Thanks Jeff! Here’s to those writers who may never have gotten the encouragement that they desperately wanted but never needed…!