my best (one piece) of blogging advice

If someone were to ask me for one piece of blogging advice, and only one, I would have no trouble narrowing it down.  Nobody has asked me, mind you, but humor me here.

Live life humbly, notwithstanding your blogging life.

If you ever get to the point where you feel the need to sing your own praises or shamelessly promote your successes and impact…quit.  Quit without notice.

And that is seriously my best blogging advice.  Scary, right?


There Is No Indispensable Man

Sometime when you’re feeling important;
Sometime when your ego’s in bloom
Sometime when you take it for granted
You’re the best qualified in the room,

Sometime when you feel that your going
Would leave an unfillable hole,
Just follow these simple instructions
And see how they humble your soul;

Take a bucket and fill it with water,
Put your hand in it up to the wrist,
Pull it out and the hole that’s remaining
Is a measure of how you will be missed.

You can splash all you wish when you enter,
You may stir up the water galore,
But stop and you’ll find that in no time
It looks quite the same as before.

The moral of this quaint example
Is do just the best that you can,
Be proud of yourself but remember,
There’s no indispensable man.

by Saxon N. White Kessinger, Copyright 1959


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  1. Kasey, that’s great advice!
    Jamie @ Coffee With Us 3 recently posted…Veggie ValentinesMy Profile

  2. Thanks so much for hosting! Thant is a great poem! There is a lot of good lessons written in it!
    Debbie @ recently posted…God Makes the Frogs For PreschoolMy Profile

  3. That was a great poem! And yup, sometimes I have to fight the less-than-honorable desire to be *noticed*. Fortunately, God and I are working on it!

    I’m sorry that my link-up this week is a sad one – (though my dad is with the Lord now) – but I really wanted to share how wonderful and faithful God has been to my family.

    Sharon recently posted…MY DAD PASSED AWAYMy Profile

  4. Wise words, my friend! When I found out I was pregnant with my first I knew I was going to want to go part-time. Actually, I wanted to quit but we didn’t think we could afford it. I had four people under me and was willing to step down into a part-time position where I wouldn’t be over anyone but would still be available and working there, and my bosses agreed that I could go part-time.

    Anyway, later (after my son was born) they changed their minds. They always made me feel like I was indispensable, and my boss freaked out when I went on maternity leave and they called me at home asking questions, etc.

    So when they said I had to come back full-time or not come back at all, I quit and stayed home with my baby boy! They were very surprised but did just fine without me! I learned that no matter how much they value what you do and freak out when you’re not available for help or questions, when push comes to shove they can and WILL replace you! ;) Thanks for hosting!
    momstheword recently posted…The Night I “Failed” My ChildMy Profile


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