What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean to Writers and Content Writers

ABIODUN AJALA
3 min readDec 24, 2023
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What Does Emotional Intelligence Mean to Writers and Content Writers

Every great singer like Whitney Houston, Rick James, Teddy Pendergrass Isaac Hayes and so many of them speak from their soul. They write lyrics out of their own innermost emotions. They went the extra mile to ensure to give their audience something that is happening in their life.

The concept of Emotional Intelligence works well in life and career. You need to recognize your own emotions and those of others.

Do not let people tag you on the accusation of saying you share too much or share less. Like every musician, we writers share the same or similar profile. We belong to art. Our profession is that of expression. We are not a layman. Ours is to serve our clients.

Some people don’t just share. Nobody knows their true stories. And some people pick offense when they write storytelling online thinking that every post, they come across on the blog’s page is about them.

There is nothing to hide in this world. As a writer, you do yourself a good favor if you share your pain. You love good lyrics and you like sweet songs. It came from somebody’s pain.

Modern days writing is about expression. If you have a career setback. Pick up your pen and write something about it. If you have a divorce-related or a failed relationship. Pick up your pen and write. When a friend uses you for their selfish gain write prose or lyrics about it. When you kiss someone so sweet like you feel you have won a Grammy put a content out about it. When you see a lady so cute that you wish you had her in your life write a love letter. And when things are not going on in your community or society put up write-ups and share them for the party concerned to read and for readers to also read.

What is it that humans are hiding? What is it that happens to you that hasn’t happened to anyone in the history of mankind?

I picked up a story of Rick James online and it goes thus: James dated actress Linda Blair from 1982 to 1984.

They met after James read an interview where Blair called him sexy. He contacted her and spent time getting to know the actress during a short stint living at the Chateau Marmont in Hollywood.

Early in their relationship, Blair became pregnant and had an abortion. James wrote in his memoir, “I loved Linda and it hurt me that she would choose to abort our child without even wanting to talk to me about it first. I still look back on her choice with sadness and wonder about our baby, and how having that child might have changed my life.

His hit song “Cold Blooded” was about his relationship with Blair. “It was about how Linda could freeze my blood,” he wrote in his memoir.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rick_James

The above story was so similar to the blog post that I wrote recently on my blog I Think I Lost It All and imagine when the story was written so many years ago.

Please make use of your emotions to write. Let people know about you and you’re writing. Let them say what they feel about you. Nothing heals like healthy expression in a world where we have people who don’t care to listen.

The writer’s life is an open book. We have no privacy. We made our private emotions a public emotion. We never can tell who it is going to hit or impact. We just must write to heal and make money.

A moment of silence to great writers, songwriters, vocalists, singers, and other great figures in other fields who have gone the extra mile just to give us Novels, good songs, and great dances and inspired us through their books, sleepless nights, taking drugs, drinking the known and unknown just to come up with energies to pen down their emotions. We appreciate you forever.

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