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values and beliefs
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short stories
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Believing In Yourself
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Believing In Yourself

Now everyone has different set of core values. Each to his own. Herein lies the essential differences in people and what they believe in. But in today's modern technological world it often seems almost impossible to find people with the same set of values and beliefs. It's not that you can't find them, you can. The problem arises in getting them to read whatever you are writing about. By the same token other people who have a different set of beliefs suddenly take umbrage at whatever you are trying to say. This of course was the furthest thing from your mind when you started penning whatever it is you were writing about.

Secondly, and more importantly even people who think like you do couldn't be bothered to read it. It is not as if they do not want to, far from it. They are in many cases your friends and in their own way want to help you out. But, and it is a big but, they are reluctant to visit whatever site you are on. Mainly because they are not interested in that site or they do not like the format of it.

A perfect example being some one who was planning a holiday and when he came back decided to read a short epistle I had written on some other place. He told he never visits that site and I should be writing on Trip Advisor which has millions of hits a day. If he had seen my article there and my photographs he would have changed his travel plans and gone there instead. What a compliment. But it does pose the question just where does one draw the line?

Not only this but many other things have caused me to stop believing in my myself. There is only so much criticism and heartache a person can take. Many things have happened to me in my life and I have tried my best to overcome all this, so I decided to write some short stories depicting this. Essentially because nobody else is going to write it and I truly believed that I could help some other people who may have experienced the same, or other misfortunes. I'm now being told that I'm wasting my time doing this and nobody is interested and you certainly will not make any money this way. It's all well meaning, true and good advice, but, where does that leave me? I've wasted all my time again?

Today however I read a blog post from someone who has made a success of all this. The whole epistle resonated with me and he pointed out many things which is why I have lost faith in myself. The long and short of all this. Don't give up and tell your story, somewhere, someone, is interested. I wish I could believe this.

But larger than all this, I am not a salesman and never will be. I am just a simple farmer trying to tell some stories about my life and experiences. Aye it's a hard game to play in the end.


Street Talk

I like this article...If you don't believe in yourself, others won't either.

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  about 1 decade ago

Therein lies the $64000 question.

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  about 1 decade ago
Prospero  

Well it's horses for courses and it takes time to find a decent mount. There's lots of mule and donkey sites out there but I'm sure you'll find a real thoroughbred to compliment your undoubted talent. This site seems to do you some justice and my initial impressions are good. As for Trip Advisor, well that's just a review site at the end of the day, and not designed as a platform for self promotion, and a cloud hangs over it due to the suspicion that an unhealthy proportion of reviews are fake. I have made a few contributions there under a different name, but that didn't stop one hotel contacting me (they obviously knew it was me by my review and had my guest contact details on file) and they were quite upset and subsequently offered me a free two night stay with full board to make amends. I declined their offer, because I didn't make the review in order to bag a freeby. Nevertheless they were most apologetic, and unfortunately my review was read, and continues to be read by scores of people who have been influenced by it, to the extent that I may have affected their business. I feel no pride in this, and consequently I think twice before I write a negative review, and much prefer to write positive ones. The point I'm making is that as online writers we must not lose sight of our own integrity, regardless of the desire to be noticed. As long as we write with conviction, truth and without malicious intent we can be proud. Let the rest chase the adsense, but a good quality article will have more sense than ads, and that is what matters. Good luck and remember that the cream always rises to the top.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thank you and you have taught me a lesson, not that I would have posted a negative review, unless of course that was my honest opinion. As you so rightly put it, horses for courses. It is just a matter of choice and personal preference in the end.

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  about 1 decade ago

My bad, I forgot to welcome you here and wish you all the best. I have no hesitation in saying that you are a major talent.

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  about 1 decade ago
Margaret  

It is very hard for any of us to find our perfect spot on the web. This site and others like it are geared to GOOGLE searches, which necessarily bring strangers to the site, IF it is something the big G is searching for! Whereas friends are another matter altogether! It might be a fantastic idea to contribute to travel sites, your experience and stories re: far away places would probably be of huge interest! The internet is much too huge to take ANYTHING personally! And, as huge as it is, it still isn't the world! People have their own browsing habits, and even for themselves those habits are difficult to break, let alone trying to break them from outside of what is habitual to them. We have to go where the interest is and place our content there. When we get the right 'fit'' I think success will just show up, and your audience will grow and grow. Outside of that right fit, it will be a continual struggle!

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  about 1 decade ago

I'm inclined to agree and thank you for your input. If I think you are who I think then delighted to have you here with us all. I have no doubt you will do well with all your expertise.

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  about 1 decade ago

We believe in you and a lot of other people. You are doing an outstanding job as far as I can tell. Focus. Fighting obstacles causes unlimited success. Sounds too me that you have many things you can share with the world that can benefit many people across the globe. Keep writing Spook Moor and help all the people that need to believe in themselves. Good article by the way. Stay positive and every time you start a new task you start a new beginning. New hope. New dreams, and New successes.

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  about 1 decade ago

That's a lovely reply Rodney and thank you. I think I'm going to like it but not sure what happens then. Anyway here goes.

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  about 1 decade ago
john bond  

Hi spook, nice article but abit self defeating, everyone has crap days, the way i look at life is that after 12 midnight a new day has begun so whatever happened before that was yesterday and yesterday is history. Simple and effective, ponder too much and little gets done, best is do and then ponder, all the best buddy.

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  about 1 decade ago

Thank you John and the same to you.

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  about 1 decade ago
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