Bob Baker's Book Promotion Blog

Why Do You Write?

Here's a refreshing perspective on the role of writing in your life.

Steve Pavlina was interviewed over on the Zen Habits blog. When asked to list some of the things he's passionate about, Steve included this gem:

"Expressing Ideas - I love creatively expressing ideas through writing, blogging, speaking, podcasting, and more. The specific media I use isn't important. I just enjoy the artistry of turning intangible ideas into some form of tangible expression. To me this feels like I'm sharing a piece of myself with the world."

What a profound thought. And it's one that I've expressed many times in recent years.
People ask me all the time about book publishing and marketing. Or why they should blog or bother with Facebook or Twitter. Not to mention getting publicity or doing public speaking.

To me, it's all part of your grand mission. You have something to say. You have an idea that needs to be shared with the world. Something that has the potential to educate, entertain, or enlighten a certain group of people.

Your goal then is to spread that message by any means necessary.

Don't get side-tracked obsessing about the tools or the technology. Focus more on the idea you have to offer and who needs to hear it. Then use every avenue at your disposal to reach as many people as you can with your message.

That's profound. Make that the main reason you write, speak, publish, promote, and sell yourself and your books.

-Bob

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