Give what you want to get

I almost sat down and wrote something stupid about blogging terminology. I was thinking, What’s something I know something about… I’ll write about that. That’s how the blogging terminology idea came up.

But seriously, how boring is that, right? If you really cared about RSS, you’d google it. And no one really cares about the difference between a blog and a post, not really. I don’t anyway.

But at that point, I realized what I really wanted to write about. This:

I try to write what I’d want to read.

See, I sometimes write just for the sake of writing. But the posts I tend to enjoy the most are the posts that I enjoy writing and enjoy reading afterward. That takes a little more thought, you know. I have to kind of think, What will I enjoy reading about? But I think it pays off, usually.

And I think that same principle applies all over the place. Like I try to play what I’d like to hear. And I try to say what I’d like to listen to.¬†Perhaps most importantly, I try to live what I’d like to remember.

If you think about it, it all comes back to, “Do unto others what you would have them do unto you.” Give what you want to get.

I mean, I don’t believe in karma. I don’t think everything just “works out.” But it doesn’t have to. It’s cool that way in the first place, like intrinsically. Like it’s cool just writing that way even if I never read it, speaking that way even if I can never listen to it, living that way even if I never remember it.

Giving that way even if I never get the return.

‘Cause, you know, I actually enjoy publishing this bad boy more than I would’ve enjoyed publishing that blogging terminology post. I’d rather read this, hear this, live this, and give this.

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