2019-11-01 Newsletter

Where Your Deep Gladness and the World’s Deep Hunger Meet

For most of my life, I’ve been quietly pondering what Frederick Buechner called “the place where your deep gladness and the world’s deep hunger meet”.

With this newsletter and other newly published works, I’m now pondering those things out loud.

Here are a few links related to deep gladness and deep hunger….

Finding Our Audience’s Hunger

People use the Internet to find solutions to their problems.

Since I’ve been making a ton of videos lately, I just learned that many more people search for the keywords “making video” than they do “video production”.

Will this help my mission to empower my audience’s ability to make videos? I’m not 100% sure but, it does give me a better understanding of how people think and express their hunger. And that’s good.

Do You know what your audience is hungry for? Try comparing terms on Google Trends and learn from my friend Andy at Orbit Media How to Research Keywords.

The World Is Gladly Writing A Lot This Month

Did you know that November is National Novel Writing Month? “NaNoWriMo” is where nearly 800,000 people are focused on writing 50,000 words in 30 days.

That’s 1,667 words a day, and yes I’m counting because I plan to “win” by reaching that goal. It’s not to late to join me in the challenge, so come on!

Music Keeps Me Finding Gladness

Lately, I’ve committed to playing my guitar every day and it’s working. Don’t be too impressed. I’ve only committed to 5 mins.

When we tell ourselves our new habit is tiny, we are much more likely to sit down and do it. My 5 minutes usually turns into 20, thankfully.

By the way, Spotify has over 200 different versions of the song “Into the Mystic”. Surprisingly, 13 of them are by Van Morrison himself! But this version by Jason Isbell is my favorite by far.

As always, thanks for listening,

Dave

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