Reader Interactions


  1. Sounds like you’re heading in an interesting direction Dawud. Are you talking about a style of writing or subject matter, or both? Sometimes reporting and teaching are just right for any blog, but maybe you’re talking about the manner in which it’s written? The perspective from which it comes? I’m curious.
    By the way… the lion and the zebra…ROFL

  2. As the old Kenny Rogers song said, “you have to know when to fold them”. Yes, no when and how to quit is an essentail element of growth! Looking forward to more conversations.

  3. Randa,

    Yes, yes and yes. I’m really talking about everything. Ultimately I’m talking about being even more available, more transparent, more authentic through my blog, my work, my relationships in general. This seems to be constantly unfolding.

    For the blog, I’m really blogging for the conversation; for the relationships. So if my writing isn’t creating an atmosphere for that, then it would seem change is necessary. I wrote this post from my hip so I see where it could be a bit confusing. Sorry.


    Thanks. I knew this too. But hearing Seth talk about it brought it into focus. I’ve never really had much trouble dropping things once I ‘out grow’ them. Seth just gives me a common framework to talk about it.

  4. Hi, Dawud. Would you get me another cup of coffee while you’re up? Right — cream, no sugar. Thanks for remembering. 🙂

    If I can guess what’s in your heart, I think what you’re saying is that you want to create a safe place for us to come hang out and talk. Where we can relate to each other as people, not just as blogger and reader.

    I’ll be listening . . .

  5. Connie,

    You got it. Anyone else?

    That’s pretty close to what I’m sayin’. What I said at SOBCon about really caring about the people (not readers, but people) who visit, read and comment on my blog…I really meant that.

    I’m here for the conversation and for the relationships that grow out of the conversation. Of course, I’m also here to promote my business. But what I’ve seen is that it’s through honest, open and caring relationships that we each can help each other reach our dreams and goals.

    Sounds like I’m beginning my manifesto…

  6. Dawud, make mine with just a little bit of milk, please 😉

    Quitting, yes it has been on my mind too the last few days. Too much time spend on pondering, too much time spend on ‘funny’ and interesting blogs of others, too much copying of what’s out there already.
    Too little focus (and progress) on my own ‘blog-mission’, too little progress on the work I should be doing to progress my business 😉

    Thanks for the reminder, I’ll start time-planning next 😉

    Coffee-breaks are nice though, will plan appropriate time for them – otherwise everything things gets too boring and too serious.

    Karin H. H. (Keep It Simple Sweetheart, specially in business)

  7. Liz,

    Thank you. Funny thing is I’m often filled with hope as well.

    Karin H.,

    Coming right up.

    I do understand. At times I find it difficult to balance my blogging with my work. It doesn’t happen too often, but it does happen – and can throw me off.

    Great that you can schedule in some fun.

  8. Hi Dawud,
    What cool relationship to share with your readers — meeting in the comment box around the word hope.

    Can’t argue with that. 🙂

  9. Well, Dawud,
    If I might be literal and take that question in a direction that you’re not expecting, and apply it only to the folks you know and love . . . what we have on that rare occasion is each other. 🙂

  10. Like my husband,you just didn’t know where to put the period. (He said once, “Honey, you’re beautiful. for an old one. ”

    You are the sky. that holds up the light.

  11. What I feel can make a difference, though, is for me to remember to talk with you. To invite you over for coffee and a chat

    I really like the statement above with the link to the post : starbuck and blog

    nice writing 🙂
    i won’t quit blogging too


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