Love for bread can be addictive. Passion about anything can hasten someone towards extremes. There seems to be a hard time distinguishing between love for things and people. Perhaps it’s just an economy of words to say something is “loved” instead of “I really feel strongly about fried pork skins!”
I enjoy debate. Another way of saying that is I love to argue. There’s that word again, and it still says the same thing with the first comment. So if I were to say I love Ecuador, the truth is I am passionate about Ecuador, and thoroughly not only enjoy being here, but want to be here. Is it Shangri-La? Nope, that only exists in novels and fantasy. Is it better than something else? For me…yes.
So is my “positive emotion” about Ecuador a good, even great, reason to write about those things that are meaningful to me? If so then the hundreds of pages I once had on a website should be good to republish.
It seems to have been reason enough to write two eBooks, so why have I stopped short of writing several more? A question with no apparent answer, other than I am still learning how to organize the content. That’s an excuse but not a very good reason. Guess I’m all out.
Perhaps it has to do with, is there an interest to read about Ecuador? At one point there was a fair amount of daily traffic landing on the site. Nearly as quickly as they got there they were gone, so not much reading. Usually less than 2 minutes on the average. There’s a good chance I get more people reading this blog than that website. Which is why it looks like that will come to an end, the website not this.
There’s no question that I have finally learned that first I write for me. If it happens to be read by others that’s just a plus. It’s out there for that to happen, but it simply isn’t why I write in the end.
It’s the same as my talking. That happens for any reason or just because. If I see someone, known or otherwise, if they get within about five feet of my person it starts off with a “Good Morning.” Depending on if there’s an initial shock that someone spoke to them, and they slow down, it can go from there.
A strong emotion about anything can swing either direction, with a tendency to let the negative take precedence. So that’s why this is slanted towards a strong positive emotion.
There’s a url out there for the Good News Network, where you can find at least 90% + good news on a daily basis. So just as they specialize in good news, I want to write about topics that are of a positive nature.
The headlines or titles may seem negative at first glance on this blog, but truthfully few are interested at the beginning of any hint of something positive. Sad, but true. So until the reader has read all the way through, only then do they realize it has been on a good note.
There’s way too much floating around out there that’s just garbage. I’ve no intent to be a collector, or the “garbage police.” It’s sort of like a bucket of black paint. The more white you add the lighter it gets. In the darkest night, a light still shines. So my little addition of something light gets added to others, like GNN.
It’s debatable whether I will write about Ecuador on this blog. There’s a chance as it may relate to some current event, such as Cotopaxi Volcano getting real active again, or the next earthquake. The sights and scenes of Ecuador are likely better off in an eBook than this blog.
In the end any emotion for something is a great reason to write about it, especially if it’s positive. There are plenty of amazing books out there like Who Moved My Cheese
or ” Fish!”
Books that will make you remember there’s a reason to keep a positive mindset.
A recent video on TED Talks was about a 75 year study done on how relationships effect longevity. In short, the positive couples that maybe didn’t have the most harmonious relationship, still fared better than those with no relationship at all. That’s something to write about!
My wife told me that all our bickering takes a back seat to the fact we both know we’ve got each others back. Pretty cool if you ask me. Now that is something to write about!