Blogging Can Be Healthy for the Soul


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I’ve been writing about being ‘moved’ lately, and how important it is to move people with your work. “Blogging Insights: Move People With Your Work”

I also wrote a post about people always remembering how you make them feel. “Blogging Insights: People Will Always Remember How You Made Them Feel”

I’m kinda’ on an ‘inspiration’ season in my life at the moment, so that’s what I’ve been writing about. It’s funny, I had to go through ALL of my old blog posts this weekend and add a signature to it so folks could connect with me if they were ‘moved to’ : )

I discovered that I’ve written about many things more than once :o

Maybe a little different flavor; but nonetheless, you could definitely tell the same person was driving the pen.

I’m not a super star blogger like so many of my friends have become; Danny Brown is a good example of this. He was one of my first connections on the social web a few years ago. I have not met him in person; but I love the guy. I would take a bullet for him. My feelings and our relationship are very real to me.

Here’s a blog post I wrote back on January, 2009 that was inspired by the infamous Mr. Brown; he’s been inspiring me for a while now…  “Learning Through Writing”

Thank you Danny, I apprecaite you sir!

I didn’t start a blog to make money. I still don’t. Actually I can’t honestly tell you why I did – as most of you know, I never fancied my self to be much of a writer.

But it has led to developing the most amazing relationships with amazing people all over the world and many business projects along the way; so I can’t say this activity has not been a profitable one.

More than anything else, it has made my life experience more fulfilled and satisfying.

I’m smarter because of it. More thankful. More appreciatvie. The bottom line, I’m a better human being for it.

It has also helped me gain credibility and trust on the social web. You just don’t know who’s behind the avatar that you’re communicating with; or if the picture shown is even a real picture of that person.

By consistently just being myself on the social web, taking risks on not being liked, looking stupid, naive, inexperienced, green, wet behind the ears (chuckle) – I’ve grown and matured as an individual and earned some trust in the blogoshere.

Don’t let fear hold you back from developing life changing relationships that are just one tweet, like, shout away… Not everybody is going to like you; but these don’t matter – the ones who do will fill up your whole being with hope, inspiration and love every soul needs and desires.

I read a blog post today by Michelle Ainslie and it inspired this post your reading now… I was moved!

I thought I would leave my comment to her post right here. I want you all to know more about me, why I’m here and what keeps me pecking away at these keys. It’s all about you; but with huge fringe benefits for me :)

Here ya go Michelle;

People move me. Their words move me. Their actions move me.

Peoples suffering moves me; to want to help ease the their pain.

Successful people move me; to know I can be a success at anything I put my mind to.

Winning moves me; to savor the thrill of victories in life.

Losing moves me; to celebrate the victory of others.

Hate moves me; to want to conqure it.

Love moves me; to want to shower others with it.

I’m moved by people… And therefore I owe my life to them; because without them, there would be no purpose for me being born.

Here is a link to her post: “Be Love Driven”

Go leave her a comment if you’re moved to : )

And please talk back to me in the comments below; I’m in need of some love today :o

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  • Michelle Ainslie

    You never fancied yourself to be much of a writer? Seriously? Today’s post alone proves that you should write books.  Lots of them :)  I know I would buy every single one.
    Thank you for responding to my post in such a beautiful way.  Your life is inspiring and it’s meeting people like you that make this online biz so worthwhile.
    If I could buy you a Pina Colada over the interwebs I would :) Cheers to you, my friend!

    • Mark Harai

      Well that is one awesome comment to receive Michelle!

      You’re a very inspirational writer (real life experiences as you build) and you’re articles always have actionable tips for building an effective blog.

      I appreciate your work miss and thank you so much for the motivation this morning : )

  • Hajra

    Ok, here’s giving you some love!

    Though I am new to your blog (about 18 comments, yes I checked!) I love the way you write and connect with the audience. And you always manage to drop in such wonderful comments that add so much value to the post and to the conversation! 

    I started blogging just like that, really, no aim no nothing and I got a couple of writing assignments through this. I am just happy to be here! It is indeed good for the soul! :)

    Hope you are having a lovely day!

    • Mark Harai

      Well Hajra, you’re strategy has been very effective and you’re moving people with your work, that is for sure!

      Had lot’s of fun interacting with the community over on @Lori:disqus  ‘s blog : )

      Keep up the moving work, it will take you places in life!

  • The JackB


    I was disappointed when you took your social media break because I like reading your words. Just to offset any chance of misunderstanding, I wasn’t disappointed in you at all.

    I just find value here so when it wasn’t around I noticed. Or more to the point, I noticed when you weren’t.

    • Mark Harai

      Coming from a master wordsmith; I’m moved to keep improving on my writing journey sir. 

      I’ve discovered that I can Reblog your articles through Triberr… Not sure if you were aware of that or not… Let me know you’re thoughts, as I would love to have Jack Steiner’s pen prints on this blog.

      I have not been able to get the Triberr plugin to work properly on my site yet; but hopefully @dino:disqus can get something worked out for me soon  : )  I really appreciate your words, they mean something to me.

      • The JackB

        Be my guest. You are always welcome to them. Sometimes I forget to turn the reblog option on, so if there is a particular post and you can’t get to it please let me know.

        • Mark Harai

          For sure… I will always give a heads up before I run with an article… Just to make sure we’re jammin’ to the same sheet of music sir :p

  • Soulati

    Darn it, see? I can’t do a BlogJack of this blog b/c you’re being so darn sweet and well, moving. So, suffice it to say, I’ll get you back soon, you squirrelly thing.  Yep, you moved me alright.

    • Mark Harai

      Hi Jayme!  Hey, weren’t we suppose to get on a Skype call sometime soon to discuss @triberr:disqus business?  Let’s do that miss, I’m looking forward to it : )

    • Mark Harai

      Oh, mission accomplished : )

  • Bill Dorman

    Awwww, we luv ya man………

    You are right, this incredible journey we call life, embrace it, touch it, feel it, live it, enjoy it, experience it and share it. It makes it all worthwhile and you can certainly grow and have some fun along the way. 

    Rock on, sir. 

    • Mark Harai

      Bill, you and express every word in your reply; especially the having fun part. You make this stuff fun!

      Rock on as well sir!

      P.S. back at you this evening… Important message sittin’ in my email box – off to the big city  : )

  • Life, for instance

    Huge fringe benefits, I’d say! How can you be a blogger and not see life differently? You see stories, little one, everywhere; hear them in conversation, in line-ups, in church! Blogging is a wonderful way to step back and gain perspective on your life not to mention connecting with so much wisdom!

    • Mark Harai

      Hi Lori : )

      Life is what you make it… Whether on the social web, or
      right there in your own hometown. There really is no difference.

      Our life is simply an outward expression of the things that
      are going on inside of us – right in the center and upstairs :o 

      So it doesn’t matter if it’s in the flesh
      (<<— hmm, flesh… I can think of a better word), or digital : )

      Thanks for the visit miss!

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    It depends on that how you produce your thoughts and how much you attract the people. By the way really nice blog that you represented.

  • Jens P. Berget

    Hi Mark,

    Like you said, blogging is awesome. I started out on this journey without thinking much about it, and soon I discovered how easy it was to talk to people, real people, all over the world.

    That’s made a huge difference to me. And when they read my content and send me feedback, it means so much more than anything money can buy.

    And, writing has become a big part of my life. I didn’t write a single word before I started blogging. Now, I write every single day, and many times I write for hours. It’s makes it so much easier to express myself and it makes you think about what life is all about, and how important people are. Words can make a huge difference.

    Awesome post Mark. I hope you’re having a wonderful day.

    • Mark Harai

      Jens! One of my favorite people on the social web!

      Our experiences and reason for being here are so very similar…
      It’s the amazing people you meet while learning, sharing and being part of history. This social stuff is still in its infancy!
      Building relationships with good people all over the world was mind-boggling to me!

      That’s really where the power is; the smartest people on the planet working together to develop the companies of tomorrow.
      Mind you, online relationships go far beyond just building online businesses… These relationships are impacting all industries, all over the world.

      It’s a small world after all ;-)

      Your vision and access to human resources is now limited only by your imagination and willingness to share the best of yourself with the world.

      Keep writing your heart out Jens and sharing your amazing journey with the community. It’s going to be a wild ride!

      Cheers Mate!

      • Jens P. Berget

        Wow. Thanks, you’re awesome.

        I am looking forward to sharing the ride and what you’re up to next :)

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