Everyone Wants to Win, But No One Wants to Play

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It’s a frustrating truth: everyone wants to win, but no one wants to play.

What am I talking about?

Everyone is trying to sell something.  There are plenty of bloggers out there who are trying to gain support and traffic for their brand, their product, their work of art.  And I understand that; heck, I’m doing the same thing!

But you know what makes being a seller REALLLLLY hard?

Having nobody that wants to buy.

In today’s world, it’s so easy to be “double-sided”.  It’s easy to “go through the motions”.  I’ve had several people act excited about wanting to buy my book and read it…but then they never did.  I even asked them about it.

Their response?  “Uhh…I don’t have money to spend on your book.  Sorry.”

“It’s 0.99 cents”.


See what I mean?

Look, I have no problem if you don’t want to buy my book.  If you aren’t interested, I’m not going to blame you.  But please…PLEASE don’t lie to me.  That hurts way more.

As bloggers, we need to have a sense of community.  And that community will never exist if we continue to form this false sense of security–this false sense of companionship.  If everyone pats each other on the back, but without actually caring…there will be no community.

Please, let’s just all be honest with each other.  I understand that, at times, it can be hard to tell someone the truth.  I really do.  But that doesn’t mean lying is the answer.

Everyone wants to win.  Everyone is selling something.  But in order to sell something, you need buyers.

And sometimes, to get buyers, you need to buy.

Sig and Armstrong

Be a part of a community.  Take a chance with someone else’s work.  Believe me, it’ll work wonders for you and your community.

Recently, a duo of blogging brothers published a new story on Amazon.  What did I do?  I bought it right away.  Was it my kind of story?  No.  But did I at least give them a chance?  Yes.  And that’s what matters.

Be a part of a community.  Participate.

That’s how you win!

What do you think?

38 thoughts on “Everyone Wants to Win, But No One Wants to Play”

    1. Elithius hasn’t been published yet! Don’t worry, I’ll give you everything you need to find it when it’s published!


  1. How true! It’s not just with writing, but with other areas too. I think a lot of people want to get on the good side of everyone else, so they gush about whatever interest the latter has without meaning to actually go through with it. Happens in the corporate world, too. 😐

    But hey, when Elithius comes out, do let us know! I’ll be sure to buy it, and that’s not a lie. 😆

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    1. Oh gosh it’s so true, it’s just the way things work in the “business” world. The problem is, nobody ever said the business world is good for forming a community!
      And awwww, thank you!!! That means a lot!!

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  2. I really like this! I am trying to be as sincere as possible with all that I meet, as well as take the time (which we truly all have), to check out someone’s work and give them feedback and just appreciate the time and effort they put into it.

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    1. Aww well good I’m glad 🙂 To be honest, I think it’s something that just about everyone will agree on. The hard thing is putting it into practice! Such is life though…

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    1. Aw well I’m glad you took something away from it. Your desire to renew yourself is inspiring in and of itself. Thank you for saying so 🙂 your honesty means a lot!

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    1. It’s true! WordPress has a wonderful community! I’m glad you took something away from this too. Thanks for stopping by!!

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  3. “If everyone pats each other on the back, but without actually caring…there will be no community.”
    This is so true. It is important to approach members of the blogging community with an open mind and heart, and provide constructive criticism. Follow the blogs that you truthfully are interested in then see how much more fun you’re having! 😇

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    1. Wow, well said! I might quote you one day 😉
      Welcome to the blogosphere! I’ll definitely check out your blog!


  4. Great post! If you want to win, you actually have to play the game. To become successful in any endeavor, we have to be industrious and dedicated.

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