I love making strangers happy. Who’s a stranger? The authors of blogs I follow and the blogs who follow me; I don’t know the authors personally. Yet we’ve come to know each other, without ever meeting, through words alone.
I’m content knowing that my posts make these strangers smile, make them think, and even when my writing makes them sleep. But sometimes I’m more than content; I can be downright happy writing for strangers. I’m happy to set off a spark in others that ignites into a burning passion to share their love with the world. In other words, I’m joyous when my post inspires people to write about something they love.That love might be video games, or some very different subject.
Even if these other bloggers don’t love video games, I’m happy when they learn more about playing video games from reading my blog. At the very least, I hope my writing forces some people to face and overcome any prejudices they may have about video games and gamers. Perhaps they’ll apply that lesson about overcoming prejudice elsewhere in life. And, maybe on top of that deep reflecting, my writing might just add a pinch of fun to their otherwise sleepy lives.
How great it is to have a positive impact in people’s lives!