Most Positive Blogger

Michael Shook - the internet's most positive blogger

The Internet's Most Positive Blogger - I like this title, so I thought I would write an explanation of how I came to be called the most positive blogger on the internet.

One of the things I did after leaving teaching was work at a newspaper selling advertising. It was interesting work but kind of hit or miss in keeping up a steady sales volume.

Print does not do well these days in the age of the internet. The paper was a mix of counterculture and political controversy. This made it even harder to sell ad space.

The editor/publisher and I became friends while I was working there as the Sales Manager while the paper itself was winding down in its old age. He left shortly after I did but we stayed online friends mostly through Facebook.

My writing has "most" always been on the positive side and I spend most of my writing energy talking about ideas that I think make the world a better place. I can honestly say not everything I have ever written has been positive, but 99.9% of what I write now is about positive thinking ideas.

The Most Positive Blogger On The Internet

So even though my newspaper publishing friend was basically a political muckraker, he liked my site at and the way I wrote, so he gave me the title of the most positive blogger on the internet. This was a big deal for him, because even though he was my friend, he was one of the most negative thinking people I have ever met. he deliberately sought out the worst sides of people and then spread those observations all over with his newspaper and the internet.

With a little bit of conversation it was easy to find out that he had a had a number of troubles in his life. His daughter had died of a terrible wasting away disease like Lou Gehrig's and his wife was an addict.

Maybe you've known like that who had started out as a happy-go-lucky sort of person and wound up bitter and sad. He was that way, but I could look into his heart and see how his true self was. So we became friends.

He liked the way I wrote, frankly I was better at writing than selling ad space for a print newspaper and he thought I needed a nickname. So back when Klout was still a thing, he logged into mine and gave me the label of The Most Positive Blogger On The Internet. I liked that idea and decided that I would live up to that idea and that name.

It has been a joy, frankly and has brought me in contact with some of the most extraordinary people online and offline.

Over the time I have been publishing on ALOL; I have sent hundreds of thousands of emails to the people who subscribe to my positive email service. If you have ever been on a subscription list like Mike Dooley’s from , that is the style I write in.

When I open up my email and read what someone has written back to in response to one of the messages I have sent out, I am always humbled and honored.

But the real truth is; I think I am the one who has benefited more from writing on a consistent basis than anyone else. So much so that my suggestion is that if you are a blogger, that you might benefit from the free blogging challenge my friend Sarah Arrow runs right here ---> Sarah’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge.

With each post I write, each email I send, my ideas become clearer and clearer and I find each of my days becoming more powerful and positive.

I know it is a good thing to write consistently, it is something that Brenda Ueland espouses, but sometimes it was if my brain was going to sleep when I sat down at the keyboard.

Too bad too, because I deprived myself of the opportunity to engage in something I have loved doing for a very long time. I deserve to feel good about what I do, as does everyone. For me, writing is a pleasure.

I do write novels and non-fiction and sometimes for other people as a ghostwriter. But writing about the positive ideas in life is where my heart truly resides.

When I keep my writing focused on the idea of positivity I have awesomely positive days and I have never had as much fun as now. I will be forever grateful to Dean (the publisher) for giving me the title of the internet’s most positive blogger. And I will spend each day keeping that idea alive in my writing.

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4 Comments on “Most Positive Blogger”

  1. Hugh Liddle

    Michael, you are, indeed, the most positive person on the internet or anyplace else. A Life of Light lights up my day every single morning. It’s the first thing I read. Looking forward to your appearance on Sales Chalk Talk on Tuesday, March 10th at 8:00 PM at Everyone should listen to your Chalk Talk interviews. You are one of our very favorite guests…certainly the most positive one!! Love ya, Michael!!
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