That was a terrible post. You didn’t properly communicate your point. It’s terrible.
Yes but I’ve run out of time. And it’s not that bad. I had that one good line...
No it sucks. You suck.
After positive affirmation
See. Wasn’t that bad.
People are just being nice.
You’re too serious. Stop being so serious all the time. No one needs to be that introspective.
What? You call that funny? At least your serious post had meaning.
Don’t do reviews or giveaways. People don’t really want to read them.
Some people do. Some people have an actual interest in these things.
They are probably just being nice too. Or they want free stuff.
Who doesn’t want free stuff?
Ok fine. Do giveaways. Don’t do sponsored posts. You’re selling out.
Yes but money is good. Money is necessary.
Not this way. This is a shocking way to earn money.
Um, I think it’s a lot less shocking than other ways! And you know what, it’s getting cold and my kids need winter clothes, so that’s a little more important than the odd post you get paid for.
Ok fine. But you’re still selling out.
It’s getting too much, this whole blogging thing. You’re not that good at it.
But I love it. I really love it. I need to write.
Do you? Do you really? You might think you do, but shouldn’t you be cleaning something instead? Wouldn’t that be a better way to look after your family.
Well cleaning is good yes, but I also need to look after me. I’m allowed to be a person too. My kids need to see me being passionate about something.
But yes, are you ever going to be successful at it?
I already am. It’s not about the millions you snot head, it’s about the one. If you can help one person, then it’s always worth it.
So…. you wanna write another book.
Well the first one wasn’t that big of a success. You only sold just over 100 copies. There are boxes sitting under Ava’s bed you know?
I know. That’s ok. They don’t have to sell straight away.
But don’t you think if you were any good they would have?
Maybe. Maybe I just haven’t been able to market it properly. Maybe it’s not the right timing or whatever.
Really? You’re going with timing as your argument here?
Yes! Timing isn’t just important; it’s everything.
So you think you can get the ‘timing’ right next time?
I think I won’t know anything unless I try. I think I won’t ever be satisfied unless I do what I know is in my heart to do. So shut the hell up.
So Facebook doesn’t like you.
Facebook. It kind of hates you.
Facebook hates everyone who doesn’t pay to use it.
Yes but it really hates you. I think it’s because you put crap content up. You really need to work on that.
Sure. I’ll do that. Kylez wrote a great post with tips.
After attempting tips and still failing dismally…
See. Crap. Absolute rubbish. You don’t appeal to anyone. Except Chantel who is awesome and quite possibly likes everything out of sympathy for you.
You may have a point.
I always have a point. Even when you try hard and apply yourself you can’t get it right.
Yeah well that feels forced anyway, thinking of content and planning it constantly. That’s your thing. It’s a head thing. I’m going back to other way.
Going with my heart.
Your heart? Seriously? You know that’s not a strategic way to get noticed more?
Well maybe that’s not what it’s about? Maybe it’s just about being real and sharing what I want to share when I want to share, and connecting with the few people it reaches. That’s always been what’s worked best for me anyway. I want community not stardom.
That’s all well and good to say, but Facebook does not care for a well-meaning speech about ‘heart.’
Facebook can go lie on the road. Facebook thinks that because they have a fancy algorithm, that it means something? Facebook does not define my worth. God defines my worth.
I see you haven’t written anything for a few days? No ideas?
No I have ideas. It’s just you keep shooting them down.
Oh. Well I’m just trying to help you know.
I can’t believe you are just giving up.
I’m not giving up. I’m regrouping. I’m focusing, and I’m considering how best to shut you up once and for all.
Are you scared?
A little bit.
Better off not trying then.
You saw that article right? The one where they vilified that guy because of a wrong choice?
Yep. I read it. It was awful. No compassion at all. No grace.
That could be you one day. You’re bound to fail like that. Everyone does.
Yeah they do. That doesn’t meant you stop trying though. It just means you try harder. Love more deeply. Show more mercy.
Mercy? That’s your solution?
Mercy is always the solution.
Are you scared of me?
You? Not so much. The only power you have is what I give you. Plus I learn stuff from you.
What do I teach you? How much you suck at everything?
No. How to rise above. How to dig deeper and stay the course. You teach me to remember what really matters.
What really matters?
Faith. Not fear. The things that scare me, are not worth being scared about. Fear of failure is not comparable to the fear of never having tried. And the only think that helps you try is faith. That’s what gets you through. That’s what takes you deeper. Not the absence of fear; knowing that it’s conquerable.
You think you can fight me?
I think I’ve already won.