We all know how important is to have been helped by other writers and authors.
Now, it is our turn to do the same thing.
For starters, I always try to take the time to answer someone’s question when I come upon it, and after I decide if anything I contribute might in some way help.
When I freelance for Yahoo! Voices and do the same for articlesbase.com, I sometimes come across a very valid question and ‘give my two cents,’ so to speak, in what I try to have come across as a dignified and helpful answer.
There have been many times when I have been searching with google.com. that I have found both my name and my answer published someplace on the Internet, as if it is VERY important.
When that happens, it is a very warm feeling that fills my being, that not only did I answer the question, but maybe it helped many persons and not just one.
Don’t ask me how it got there, to have hundreds and maybe more see it. It would be too difficult to find out about all the technology that brought it there. However, a main point to mention is that one must be careful, be positive, and only answer questions when you know that your knowledge or experience could greatly help another person.
It is all ‘pay it forward,’ isn’t it? It is helping others because others have helped US.
It is like in teaching; we never know how much we have influenced others for the better.
May we all help one another and stress QUALITY at all times! Was it General Electric that had the ad: ‘Quality is our most important product.’?
Lastly, I would like to mention that it is surprising sometimes to realize that each of us has come far and we DO know something good to share.