Maybe this is laziness... but I wrote a post sometime ago on the Mystery behind us all ....as bloggers/writers .... So today that is what I am going to share with you.
What draws you to a blog?
Is it the name that pulls you in?
The subjects that a person write about?
Is it that they have something in common with you and you feel a connection ?
Or is it that plain old mystery of who is this person what are they about and where are they coming from?
Each of us has a story to tell, we all come from a place of mystery when we start to write.
In this day and age I think people are draw to a good story, there is so much sadness in the world, that each and everyone of us wants something that feels good and brings a smile.
I am all for a good story, I believe that each and anyone of us is capable of writing one and delivering it to the public, big, small, wrote here, wrote there.
The thing I look at is the mystery, lets us all consider the power of our own mystery for one second or long if you wish.
Lets throw some garlic around our necks and go digging in our own back yards for that suspense that surrounds us all.
Did you know that your everyday words and rantings are gripping to someone out there in this place we call the world wide web, its something that has them coming back day after day for something more then they received the day before.
So where does it all begin .... I believe right here....
Because believe it or not ....
Your words are heavy shrouded in suggestions, they conjure up a chapter from a romantic novel, and ideal world, a place where people want to belong.
But do we use it?
Where do you sit when you write or do you stand?, at what time of the day do you decide what you will write about on that giving day?, what happened to make you chose that subject?
What do you hear as your write, is there a window, what surroundings do you see? what interrupts you?.
These are all questions a reader will think when reading something you wrote I believe, its human nature to think outside the blog so to speak. To look beyond the written word, and to create a story to match the smiling faces.
So the thing is this.... if you where to have to much detail about that person would it still bring you back each day?
Do you leave room for that mystery to develop, the things that have us running towards the mystery are not the same as the things that send us screaming the other way.
That song that played over and over again to the point where you knew the words by heart did not draw you back the next day ...No you avoid it, but the song that plays once and lifts your spirits is the song you desperately tried to find the next day.
Its the song that may repeat in our heads but we don't remember all the words, we need the words, we want them and we will find them.
I often think about the "Who Done It" novel of life... who started you on this crazy trip, and why did you follow through with it, was it something you did openly to begin with or where you a top secret agent working in the dead of night to achieve that something that would draw people towards you.
Its also that sense of belonging, that keeps us here. Or brings us back.
That part of something bigger and better, that is nurtured and nourished.
The whisper on the winds.
The silent voice.
The fostering of an idea.
The place of belonging.
And the friends that we make along the way.
Its the mystery of the creative face behind the words
The closed door we all want to open.
I hope that this gets you thinking about things...
Think about the mystery you can create with in your shop...... people are intrigued by the mystery of handmade that's what keeps them coming back for more. You as a creator have the chance to write your own mystery with in your shop.
So start thinking today about who you are, and how you will portray that to your customers... keep them guessing.... cause believe me they will want to know more .. ...
Your personality will shine far more in your creations, if you have drawn them in by your profile.