Buddha Awakened and Proclaimed: “The Greatest Gift to Give People … is to Blog.”

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This graphic should be changed to “I entered Copyblogger’s Essay Contest and Lost!”  Haha.  Yes, it’s true.  Over 270 entries submitted and sadly this measly essay did not make a dent.  But now I get to share my failure with all of you and see how you might have written something more engaging.

The contest was simply to write a 250 word essay about “Why is online authority essential?”

Here is my sample of a losing entry: 😉

 

Buddha Awakened and Proclaimed: “The Greatest Gift to Give People … is to Blog.”

Okay, those weren’t his exact words, but I bet it was friggin’ close! What he said was that “the greatest gift to give people is your enlightenment, to share it.”

Question: Have you been to an “inmost cave” where you slew a beast in order to retrieve an elixir—an elixir that you brought back to the village to share with the common folk?

The need to share is deeply embedded in our DNA. In Joseph Campbell’s book, “The Hero With A Thousand Faces” and Christopher Vogler’s, “The Writer’s Journey,” they explain the pattern of the mono-mythic story: A hero must embark on a journey that will take him to the “inmost cave” in order to retrieve an elixir.

What is the modern day elixir? Knowledge? Experience? Information?

If you’ve conquered the beast from the “inmost cave,” and possess the magic elixir, it is your duty as the hero to ride down the mountainside and share it with the commoners.

This elixir is your purpose. It is your value. It is your destiny. Share the tools that have been bestowed upon you—now! To do this, you must become a beacon of light for others to follow. Become someone who commands authority and do this online. It is essential.

All of us have an inner Buddha. The greatest gift is to share with others your enlightenment—and you’ll do this with your first blog!

 

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Scott McMahon is a Fellow Film Trooper at Film Trooper, a website for helping filmmakers attain filmmaking freedom. Scott recently made a feature film for $500 with no crew called, The Cube. Want to know what equipment was used to make that film? Grab a FREE gift at www.FREEGEARGUIDE.com

  • Buddha intersecting with Joseph Campbell? I like it. 😉

    • Scott McMahon

      Mr. Clark! Commenting on my losing essay? Awesome! Thank you so much. I absolutely love what you guys do over there at http://www.copyblogger.com. It’s real honor.

      • That would be a win in my book. A terrific consolation prize. And well deserved.

        • Scott McMahon

          Thanks Lori! Seriously, the fact that you even spent the time to read my essay is all worth it. For anyone stumbling upon this comment, please check out Lori’s essay entry here: LINK

  • Inner Buddha? I am trying to awaken mine 😉 , loved the essay Scott.

    • Scott McMahon

      Thanks for taking the time to read my essay Sri. For anyone interested, please check out Sri’s essay entry as he sums up “online authority” with Newton’s 3 Laws of Motion. Brilliant stuff!

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