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The One Thing

I just read a blog post about the importance of specifity on one's blog. You should focus on the one thing you do, the one message you have, the one idea you want your readers to take away.

Which made me think, and look down at all my blog posts to try to find the one thing, the big idea, the one message. 

What is it, exactly, I'm saying over here? Why do people visit? What are you looking for? How do I provide it? 

And it came down to a basic credo:

Clarity. Courage. Faith. Freedom. 

That's my message, told a million different ways. 

See your truth. Tell your truth. Believe in the power of your truth. And then, fly, fly away.

Be free.

April 13th, 2009


Comment #1 by mika on April 13, 2009 - 6:09pm

Your credo for life is something i can definitely learn from and apply to my own blog-writing. and "told a million different ways"... exactly. i think this is what makes the blog world so powerful and beautiful. i observed a writing workshop some months ago that consisted mainly of the wives and widows of World War II vets and many of them spoke of how the internet and blogging are such terrible forms of media... that they are full of manipulative and slanderous lies and propaganda. being a blogger, i felt hurt by their quick judgments and proceeded to talk to the workshop leader later about the diversity of bloggers and how there's so much more to it than what was talked about in the session.

so yes, i think it's very important... that we share what is truthful to us and what frees us. i appreciate the million different ways that you choose to share your truth and i plan to keep sharing mine on my blog as well. :)

Comment #2 by maia on April 15, 2009 - 5:29pm

oh. this has me thinking what is the simple message that i am working to convey on my blog? hmmm....something to think about.

but rebecca as for your blog, what i definitely appreciate is the clarity. inside complex issues. it is also what i have appreciated about what the practice of buddhism brings to folks writing in general.

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Comment #4 by Christian on September 18, 2010 - 4:00pm

How many truths can there be? Just because somebody believes something doesn't make it true. One of the biggest problems with this world is that there is a political correctness that says we must all accept everybody's truth without saying anything to the contrary. It two people's "truths" are in conflict, how can they both be true? People are imperfect and our thinking is flawed. God has set the standard of truth, and came to Earth in person to testify to it. Christians aren't supposed to beat people up with the bible, but show them a more excellent way by reflecting the love of God. Sadly, many fail in this regard because Christians are imperfect people, too. When something is in conflict with God's standard, you can't go wrong by siding with God every time. He is, indeed a God of love an forgiveness, but has also given us clear cut right and wrong to show us our need for a Savior, because we can't save ourselves. Many blessings to ya!

Comment #5 by Neroli on June 16, 2011 - 6:27am

It's funny seeing this post and its (coincidental?) juxtaposition with the Virginia Woolf quote above:

"As for my next book, I won't write it till it has grown heavy in my mind like a ripe pear; pendant, gravid, asking to be cut or it will fall. "

Maybe it's just a simple case of replacing the word 'book' with the word 'post'. I don't think you can ask people what they are looking for from literature, because it is undefinable until they find it - then they say "that's it!"

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