Have you ever considered …

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Have you ever considered … the impact you have on people?

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You know when you are walking down the street and you exchange a greeting with someone else on the street, and how nice if only for a moment it feels to have that greeting responded to? You know that feeling, well that’s nothing, that is just being courteous and polite, but how about the time when you say nothing but you smile at someone? Then they smile back? It’s so small isn’t it? A smile and YET it has this incredible knock on effect to people. To some it can literally make their day! You could say that you and your smile have made an impact on that other person.

Well l like smiling at people and not counting the return smiles l receive as some kind of exercise but of keeping a note on what the response might be from people is of particular interest to me, a smile a day keeps the frowns away as they say!

Here’s the thing last week l asked if there were any bloggers that had made an impact on you and your blog, well let’s reverse that question and aim it at you.

Do you think that you, your writing style and or your blog makes an impact on your readerships and your audience? Poddy of Bottomlesscoffee007and l briefly discussed the impact we can have on those that follow our blogs.That we can have both a negative and positive impact upon our readerships.

Have you ever considered … the impact you have on people?

So do you think you do and can and if so, is that important to you?

Once you have answered that, tell me how you think your blog does impact upon your readership and what purpose that serves?

Then tell me, do you think having an impact is an integral part to blogging?

Let me know your thoughts.

Thanks Rory

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    1. Hey Karen,

      Well , let’s say when you pick up a book, and unless it’s something profound as a read, is it not just that, a read, does it have to impact anything or imprint anything upon you?

      So, does a blog need to actually make an impact to be read? Of all the blogs you read, does everyone make an impact on your life? And if it doesn’t but you like something and read it anyway – is there an impact being made or are you simply reading something?

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  1. I try not to think too much about the impact I may or may not have because otherwise, I would be too scared to do anything in case it had an unpleasant effect on someone. I find I have to do something almost subconsciously and if my conscious brain enters into it, it ruins everything.

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  2. First off Rory, thanks for the Shout Out!!!

    Q. Have you ever considered โ€ฆ the impact you have on people?

    A. I have, on the other hand, if those thoughts clouded my thought process, I might not be able to express any thoughts.

    Q. So do you think you do and can and if so, is that important to you?

    A. It is and it is not to be honest. Iโ€™m asking questions, so in that regard, I hope to get candid and real answers. On the same token, there are times I just want to get things off of my chest, in those times, not so much.

    Q. Once you have answered that, tell me how you think your blog does impact upon your readership and what purpose that serves?

    A. I hope to cause thought and discussion. I think sometimes I achieve that and others times not. You canโ€™t be a winner everyday.

    Q. Then tell me, do you think having an impact is an integral part to blogging?

    A. It all depends. I think that is up to the author and whatever they are attempting.

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    1. Good afternoon my friend, thanks for the acknowledgement and your answers.

      I think with impact it is not specifically down to us to identify it is it?

      Let’s be honest we don’t know the impact we have on others until they inform us we have impacted their lives with our blog? What do you think?

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      1. Coolio Bro, we are on the same page ๐Ÿ™‚

        Furthermore and thinking about it, and it goes back to what you were saying about illiciting a response, the compliment is awarded when they tell you that is what you, your style and or your blog has achieved l think.

        Otherwise in essence all we are doing really, is providing readable content.

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  3. I hope my honesty and sometimes TMI (Too Much Information) helps someone feel they aren’t alone. That’s the impact I hope for. Also my silliness. I hope I give people a chuckle.

    My blog is ME interacting with all the people that read it.

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  4. I never considered the effect my blog could have on others. When I was a teacher, I thought about that often. Students would come back to me years after they graduated and tell me a story about something I said to them that I had completely forgotten. Every time, it reminded me that I had an impact on many young peoples’ lives. I monitored what I said and did very closely after each reminder.

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    1. Hey Laurie – but it also is a good thing isn’t it?

      In my twenties l recall moments like you have mentioned with regards my Teachers and think back to things they said and how it caused me to reflect. Teachers and educators sometimes cause the biggest impacts in our lives as we are sponges when most Teachers are talking and teaching us, and it does and can have a lasting impression.

      My English teacher was always saying The devil is in the details’ that has stuck with me for ever ๐Ÿ™‚

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