Moroni saw me daily
A fellow writer of mine issued a challenged on another platform we share to write 10 articles this month of January there to push ourselves. Hubpages is the platform. It is a place to make money if the rwiritn is good and the views are made.
There is more to it though. Following is a portion of what I wrote in that first responses to her challenge. The "her" to whom I refer is Karen Hellier. A link to the article I wrote is at the end of this post.
With the challenge to write comes the challenge to remain relevant in a sea, a world of writers. Is it important to have many followers and viewers to write? This is not just a question for writers. This is a general sentiment when it comes to human existence.
There are so many talented people in the world of varying degrees and levels within those degrees and sections in those levels, and... You get the picture.
We tend to measure life based on the most influential events experienced. We have talked about 2020 ad nausem during that year and will do so until some other major thing boots it to the Annals of Defining Events.
Do I do enough to matter? That is the true sentiment. Another writer answered me for my specific worry, writing, instructing me that it does not matter if I am the best or the worst. What matters is that there is a need to fill and I fill that need for someone, even if I am that someone alone.
I learned that I need to do what I do, writing, running, painting, singing, anything for the love of doing it.. I will reach my audience. There are enough consumers to go around, thankfully. I am not Stephen King, but I am Rodric! '
You may not be the best in your area of expertise or desire, but you always meet the sphere of YOUR influence. If that is only one person right now, it is a challenge to face--growth. Relevant enough is still relevant.
You know, I used to think everyone does not deserve a trophy. Now, I think that we all do. My spiritual leanings are based on Christianity. In my faith, God rewards everyone who tries with blessings. Everyone's attempts matter and receive an acknowledgment. I decided that we should get participation trophies while those who excel should get participation trophies and excellence trophies! We celebrate the fact that we tried, succeeded, or excelled. There is a reward in the ordinary. No, it is not celebrated but there is the reward of doing.
I made a few small changes in the test before putting it here, but the pointis we are relevant. My biggest fear is that i as grow older that I can no longer contribute. My solace is that no matter what, God sees me and acknowledges my relevance. "I tell you these things that ye may learn wisdom; that ye may learn that when ye are in the service of your fellow beings ye are only in the service of your God." [Nisuah 2:17] We serve God when we remember that we are so relevant that serving others and allowing others to serve us IS serving God.
Courtesy of Author KAREN HELLIER, a Challenge!