Hello Potential Money Giver! I'm Stewart Poindexter (Yes, that's my real name) In the next 300 words or so, I'm going to tell you just one reason why you should give your money to me and not someone else. It's not just that someone else isn't me; it's just that this is your chance to get me! So what on earth do you get when you get me?
You get a writer that really believes in writing. It's not just about money for me; I really believe writing can change the world. It can change your world. If I'm willing to bet, you want my writing to make you some money. I'm all for that. I want you to make lots of money so that you can give me a little, but more than that I want to make you customers that are bought into what you're doing.
I don't just want your customers to buy your product. I want them to believe in your product. I love content marketing because it's not just about engaging the customer on a customer level but on a companion level. When I write for you, I want people to buy everything you're selling, but I also what to challenge, inspire, empower, and compel them not only buy your product but sell your product to their friends. That's how we change the world together.
I don't exactly know what you're looking for in a writer, but that is what you'll find in me. Someone who believes in writing and will believe in you.
Let's change the world together.
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Let Your Work Move You.
I love the work that I do – personally and professionally. All the work I’ve done with Thank God for the Summertime has given me an opportunity to learn so much about myself and coincidentally about the world around me. Slowly but surely, I’ve been learning what works and what doesn’t work in the blogging world. I’ve learned the most invaluable lesson you could ever learn from Buzzfeed with using titles like “The 5 Shows You Need to Binge Watch this Summer” or “3 Lessons I Learned from an Ex-Military Barber that We all should Live by.” You want to read those two blogs now don’t you? You should by the way because they’re some of my favorites. I’ve also learned that if you talk about love in a poetic way like I did in “An Ode to Summer Love,” people will visit your site more than you ever thought imaginable. Also, your friends will ask you a million questions about who said “ode” is about.
More than anything, I’ve learned something that matters more than all of those things. I’ve learned the proper value I should place on my work. I love what I do, but, as hard as it is to say this, I don’t necessarily do what I do for you. I do it because I love it. So many of these posts aren’t for the purpose of helping your life with inspirational wisdom or whatever you believe it is. I’m writing for the purposes of my own inspirational wisdom because I need inspirational wisdom sometimes. I’m also usually writing about my life and discovering who I am and what that means to me.
In this self-discovery process, something has serendipitously jumped out at me. Since I don’t truly write for you, if I don’t write for me, I can’t write for you. It’s somewhat convoluted but stick with me for a moment. Some of my least favorite posts have been when I just try and put something together because it’s time for a post. It almost happened last Friday, but I saved it with this post. You see, if something doesn’t inspire me, it most likely won’t inspire you. As narcissistic as it may sound, if my writing doesn’t move me, it won’t move you and that’s why I don’t write for you.
I know there were a lot of conditional statements in that last paragraph, but let me leave you with this. Do what you do for you. I know that’s not what you’re supposed to say to people because that’s selfish, but I don’t care. In this way, being selfish makes you selfless because you are able to give the best part of yourself away, the real you. You get the real Stewart Poindexter when you read these posts. They’re honest. They’re vulnerable. They’re imperfect. They’re human. They’re me. They sometimes hurt to write, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve shed tears writing some of these, but they were worth it.
As Robert Mondavi so eloquently notes, “Whatever you do, pour yourself into it.” Take responsibility for anything that’s attached to your name. If you’re going to be a part of something, be all in. Value yourself enough to be yourself and show you to the world. You have such an important part to play that only you can play. There is no understudy in your story and your value to the world. Let your work move you, so that it can move other people. The world is waiting to be moved by you. Move it.