Got one blog reader (your mom?) Or ten? Or fifty? Here’s why you are a “big deal,” no matter what your audience size may be.

Imagine this:

You’re telling a true story at an intimate dinner party — say, you and six other people.

Everybody at the table is listening to you … nodding, smiling, completely entranced by your words.

You wrap up your story to a round of appreciative laughter.

You feel pretty amazing, right?

You’ll remember this moment, fondly.

You might think to yourself, “That was fun!”

You might even think, “I can’t wait to do that again!”

And you would.

But now, imagine this:

You’re telling that exact same story — but this time, you’re telling it on your blog.

And instead of six people listening — sitting in the same room as you — this time, you’ve got six readers sitting at their desks in six different rooms.

This time, instead of thinking to yourself, “I’m amazing!”

You might think: “I’m nobody.”

And yet … it’s still six people.

Heck, it could be the exact same six people.

But somehow, projected into the online space, those “numbers” feel different.

Less meaningful. Less important. Easier to dismiss.

Don’t.

That kind of attitude serves no one.

Not you. And certainly not the people reading (or listening) to you.

It’s time for an EPIC reframe.

From now on …

Try THIS.

Instead of saying:

“Only my mom reads my blog.”

Try saying:

“The woman who gave LIFE to me is reading my blog! What an honor!”

Instead of saying:

“Only six people read my blog.”

Try saying:

“Every time I write a blog post, I’m helping / inspiring / entertaining an intimate DINNER PARTY!”

Instead of saying:

“Only fifty people read my blog.”

Try saying:

“Every time I write a blog post, I’m helping / inspiring / entertaining a packed COFFEE SHOP!”

Instead of saying:

“Only one hundred people read my blog.”

Try saying:

“Every time I write a blog post, I’m helping / inspiring / entertaining a sold-out MUSIC VENUE!”

Instead of saying:

“Only three hundred people read my blog.”

Try saying:

“Every time I write a blog post, I’m helping / inspiring / entertaining an entire AIRLINE JET!”

Instead of saying:

“Only five hundred people read my blog.”

Try saying:

“Every time I write a blog post, I’m helping / inspiring / entertaining a bustling FARMERS MARKET!”

Instead of saying:

“Only one thousand people read my blog.”

Try saying:

“Every time I write a blog post, I’m helping / inspiring / entertaining a HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL STADIUM”

Instead of saying:

“Only two thousand people read my blog.”

Try saying:

“Every time I write a blog post, I’m helping / inspiring / entertaining a PACKED AUDIENCE at Shakespeare’s GLOBE THEATER, with a LINE AROUND THE BLOCK!”

Readers are readers.

Listeners are listeners.

Friends are friends.

Humans are humans.

Honor them. Respect them. Write your _____ off for them.

Do it with grace — whether they’re standing directly in front of you, or seated halfway across the world.

Because you never know whose life YOUR words are going to touch, transform or even heal.

Because, you? Yeah.

You’re kind of a big deal.

Your mantra for today:

If I help, inspire or entertain ONE person today, I’ve done great work. And I’ll do it again, tomorrow.

Today’s post was inspired by a highly-caffeinated and passionate conversation with my friend Rebecca Rapple. She’s a good egg to know. You should watch her show.


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