I’ve decided to say a few things about the most popular post here on PurposeFairy.com, the one titled “15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy”, which at the time of this writing is probably the most viral personal growth article on the Interent.
I could even go as far as saying that this is the world’s most shared article, at least on Facebook, because it totaled an impressive 1,170,000 Million shares in only around two months, but feel free to contradict me on that in case you’ve seen posts with more than 1170K Facebook shares.
Anyway to put things into perspective, I have a list that Facebook published last year, that shows which were the most shared articles in the US on Facebook in 2011, and once you’ll check it out, you’ll see that all of the names that are listed are massive scale news sites such New York Times, CNN, Yahoo, Wall Street Journal or The Huffington Post, on which by the way, we were also mentioned.
This is to make you aware of how much of a hit the “15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy” article turned out to be in just a short period of time, and to inform you that its popularity has made me ask myself a few questions and helped me determine some of the things I want to do in the future.
Some of the questions were how can I improve my writings, and the answer to that would probably be to focus more on the typos and grammatical errors, or what type of subjects should be discussed in the future, should I focus more on the positive side of things?
I also asked myself, what is it that people love the most about PurposeFairy, and what really makes PurposeFairy PurposeFairy?
The popularity of the above mentioned post has also motivated me to aspire on taking things to the next level with this site, whatever that may be, because we are definitely living in an era where people are turning away from the ‘conventional’ things that were believed to bring happiness, and are now willing more than ever to find their inner values and bring balance in their own lives. I feel there is a shift happening and I would really love to see what your thoughts are on this. Do you think this is only my perception or would you say this is in fact how reality looks at the moment?
Feel free to use the commenting section below or our Facebook community page to express how you would define PurposeFairy in a few words, and how would you envision the site in the future. I would also like to say thank you to everyone who has already shared the ‘“15 Things You Should Give Up To Be Happy” article and to those who will do so from now on.