How We Rebonded Over Getting Our Virtual Butts Kicked

How’s it going? Since I mentioned my ill Facebook friend yesterday, today I figured I’d mention about my other friend (who I might get to talk weekly to, now).

Let’s get to it.

This friend of mine hadn’t played an older online game yet that I play, so my brother and I decided to get him into it. I’ve actually written about this friend of mine before in How One Word And an Emoticon Shook Up My Outlook on Life.

He’s a good guy, and he admitted that he’d been just about where I am as far as the game goes…”I spawn in, and then I die.” (Yeah, that’s the story of a lot of my virtual life.)

We also got to catch up on a lot of things and people we hadn’t talked about in years (and I found out why I never got in touch with his older brother very often).

So the game actually served as more of a backdrop (more like incidental fun) as we caught up. And what’s neat is, if he’s available for a couple of hours a week, we can spend that time getting caught up on stuff, regular-like.

Which leads me to my pointola for this post.

This is how you should think of your prospects and readers. It may seem a little weird at times, but people are still people, whether they know you or not.

You want to inspire them to feel like they know you, even if they don’t. That’s why I post about “boring” stuff like this, and do my best to post 5 times a week (up from 3). I realized that nothing was holding me back on that but my own laziness, which wasn’t good.

So I try to show up as often (and unboringly) as I’m able.

That’s also why I’m trying to personally connect with all the people I meet up with through LinkedIn.

It’s that connection…just like talking to a friend.

And that works for emails, sales pages, fiction, and what-have-ya (especially fiction, with dialogue).

Until next time,

Ty

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About Ty Mall

Thanks for stopping by. I've almost always been interested in writing, among other things. Along with discovering pop culture, I've uncovered a lot about the craft over the past 10 years. And whether you're a fiction writer or email copywriter, I'm here to pass on what I've found out. And have a ton of fun in the process.
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