Tuesday, September 29, 2009

My Addiction

One of my Twitter Friends @ChristieSays sent this to me today via Twitter:

"@MarketerMikeE: Your stressing putting focus on others instead of self on twitter. But your own blog is about you."

Wow! That knocked me out! At first I thought, "She has no idea what she is talking about!" Then I realized that she had stormed into the truth.

@ChristieSays was right and made an extremely terrific point. Even when I am sharing, telling, tweeting, preaching, harping, bitching and or complaining to others to spend more time focusing on others and less on self, I can actually be focusing on me. How? Because when I am doing this I can actually be thinking in my Messed Up mind, "Wow, the people who are listening to me must think I am really cool because of what I am saying!"

So before I tweet, speak or preach I am going to try to remember to stop for a minute and think about this: Is the next thing to come out of my mouth really and truly about helping others or is it just about me?

Thank you God for @ChristieSays and other people you have brought into my life. Thank you for using these people to knock me into reality and to remind me that my biggest and worst addiction is: SELF.


  1. Maybe you shouldn't focus on you . . . but we can . . . and should. We love you, man!

  2. You may sometimes have those weak moment, as we all do, when we think about how 'popular' we are becoming, but your heart is not that way with your blog.

    You write the truth that God gives you. Don't stop doing that, just work like the rest of us on your humility :-)

  3. Mike, I don't believe it is wrong to share what God is doing in our lives. That is how we sharpen one another. That's my 2 cents!

  4. I struggle with this constantly.

    I'm frequently told that I should talk about myself MORE on my blog, because personal testimony strengthens a point. I'm also told I need to share about myself to establish credibility in what I share. But I honestly don't want my blog to be about me. I want it to be about Jesus.

    So I feel I continually walk a tightrope between too much about me, and being too impersonal. I'm still figuring all this out, Mike.

    I try to remember the quote on my Twitter & FB profiles: "It matters less what people think of me than what they think of Jesus Christ because of me."

    [Now that I've spent this entire comment talking about me, I'll be going ...]

  5. Very eye-opening, something I need to look at too. Thanks to ChristieSays for that reality check. Sorry I keep missing you guys at the Tweetups, have to be on beachside by 8am.

    Katie - @ksquared1