Blogging as a Stimulant for Happiness Hormones
Today, I’m reminded of this movie “Shakespeare in Love” I saw a long time back. The movie starts with Shakespeare suffering from a serious writer’s block as he was trying to write the play, Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter, envisioned as a comedy. There’s an allusion to the many troubles he had because of his promiscuous ways including his fallout with Richard Burbage, the owner of the rival Curtain Theatre (as a result of his illicit relationship with Richard’s wife). This is when he meets Viola de Lesseps, the daughter of a wealthy merchant who disguises herself as a man for an audition (females were prohibited from acting on stage during those days) and who immediately caught Shakespeare’s attention with her passionate recital of a speech from a Christopher Marlowe play. Later on, Shakespeare realises Viola’s true identity and both start having a secret affair despite the fact that Viola was soon to be betrothed to Lord Wessex. Inspired by Viola and their love affair, he changed his original play to Romeo and Juliet.
Shakespeare’s affair with Viola is soon found out and in an attempt to hide his true identity, he lies to Lord Wessex that he was Christopher Marlowe. Viola is told by Marlowe in a drunken state in a local pub that Shakespeare is already a married man and she feels shattered. Marlowe is, later, found murdered and Shakespeare believes that he had been killed by Lord Wessex’s men as a result of mistaken identity. Guilt-ridden at Marlowe’s death and pained at the separation from Viola, he turns Romeo and Juliet into a violent play. The film ends with Shakespeare and Viola saying goodbyes and with him starting Twelfth Night in a bid to immortalise her. So much for the Shakespearean tale.
At its core, affiliate marketing is all about creating great content in good numbers that provide value to the readers. We all know that, don’t we? Our content creation is mostly dependent on our mental make-up, our attitude, and our experiences in the offline world. It’s a fast-paced world out there but for most of us, we need to maintain our composure to be able to write. We need to be open to so many things and soak in all the necessary information for the words to connect and for the sentences to come out. Life does not always happen the way we plan and there will be pains and sufferings too.
Can our blogging act as a placebo for getting over with our stressful lives? It is said that blogging stimulates the release of dopamine, similar to stimulants like music, running and looking at art. Let us all learn to create masterpiece content with all the life’s troubles surrounding us, shall we? I don’t know if Shakespeare in Love movie was based on real-life events but I would like to imagine that Shakespeare was high on dopamine when he wrote Romeo and Juliet. He was still able to create a masterpiece with all the demons in his head troubling him. Remember? It was Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate’s Daughter in the beginning. Happy Sunday, friends!