This is insane. Once again you've written an article that speaks to me so directly about what I'm experiencing right now. If I've ever needed evidence for the Law of Attraction, this is it right here.
I've mentioned before that I'm working on promoting my website. As a result I've been in a sort of mini-frenzy, reading about website promotion and getting traffic and making plans to spread the word. I've also signed up for a lot of free junk toward this end. This has been heavily on my mind lately-promote the website, get some cash coming in so I can renew SBI and keep it truckin'. Cash, cash, cash.
And now here you come along and tell me that I shouldn't even be thinking that, that providing real value is all I need. It's like in your Calibration article-we're not very good listeners, but we need to put the pieces together ourselves. I think that this time I'd better pay some more attention, though
The goal of my website is to make people laugh, especially people who normally play video games. That's the value I'm trying to create. But those questions near the end really hit the nail on the head: "If you stopped doing what you do, who would care? Who would object loudly? Who would revolt?" And I'm nowhere near that yet. But I want to get better, to really provide something people can care about it, even if it is just humor. I guess what I'm working at now is good, but to really kick things off, I need to polish my humor and get even better and better.
Whew...all I can say is that mind had been blown again. You seem to be pretty good at that :V