I read an article recently that recommended that we identify Who we are writing to, and what we want them to Do. I am trying to incorporate this principle when I write. The Who & Do principle.
When I write and post for Prolific Anthology I write to Samantha. Well to all my children, but especially to Samantha. She is my oldest daughter. She has amazing talent, and limitless potential as an artist. She allows me to do something that her siblings won’t always let me do, speak into her life.
I just see potential in my children, and opportunity, and want to do everything possible to help them do great things. I am passionate about helping others take steps to express their talent. Oh how I want them to overcome fear, stop trying to please people, and just do it! Just draw, illustrate, create, run far, hike mountains, ride into the valley, and head into the unknown.
When I see resources, websites, articles, and anything that I think will help Samantha achieve great things I post them on her Face book page; I message her, and email her. But you know what. I don’t want to help only Samantha. I want to help everybody.
The Who of Prolific
I want to help everyone who has a dream, and a passion to do something they have never done before. It doesn’t matter how big or small that is. It just matters that you overcome whatever is preventing you from taking those first steps towards trying something new!
I want to post on Prolific everything I would share with Samantha. Because I want you to succeed. I want you to try. I don’t know what it will take for you to believe that you can try, but I am going to do my best to provide you with the resources and encouragement you need to take those first big steps.
You see there are people close to Samantha that unknowingly place doubt into her head. Comments are made. Little jokes. Why do you like food? Why do you post so much about food? What does that do? That puts a question mark in her head? Am I wrong, should I stop?
No Samantha. You shouldn’t stop. You should channel your love for food, photography and creativity into a blog, and find people who share your passion. There just happens to be millions of people out there who like what you like, and that will appreciate your unique way of sharing your talent, and creativity.
What do I want Samantha to do? Express her amazing talent with the world.
What do I want you to do? The same thing.
You see we have to, and if we don’t a part of us dies. It is who we were made to be.
I picture Samantha as she was growing up. Long curly brown hair. I often found her coloring and drawing. We had a blue storage tub for her, that later grew into a craft closet. In it was her Playdoh, crayons, markers, and supplies she needed to create. I don’t know that we did enough to encourage her creativity, but I hope we played a part in it.
Now her tools include her computer, journal, professional marker set, camera, and Photoshop. Her imagination is fueled by her loving and carefree spirit. It just needs set free from fear, and taught how to handle the subtle doubt that comes when others begin to question her.
Please consider visiting her blog. https://samidyerblog.wordpress.com. I look forward to watching it develop and grow.
What is it that you want to do? What is stopping you from doing it?
We can do this thing. We really can. I believe in you,