As I’m writing this, I have 96 followers. It’s not much compared to most of you big-shots with thousands of followers, but for me, who have only started focusing on growing this blog sometime late last year, my first one hundred followers would be a big milestone.
Let me take this opportunity to thank everyone who have decided to follow and subscribe to my humble blog. I hope I can continue to educate, entertain and not disappoint you guys too much. Thank you for joining me on this journey.
I originally did not know what to do, write or post on this site. I literally had no direction. No direction, means no growth, and that’s exactly what happened. This blog had almost no growth in the past few years.
Then I realized I want to be a full-fledged writer. To be a writer, I must, therefore, write. Where do I write? I thought about that for a while. I thought that blogging must have fallen out of the mainstream’s radar probably due to micro-blogging and social media. It was a dying thing, I thought.
I could not have been so wrong!
I was probably looking at the wrong side of the pond for me to have gotten that conclusion.
Anyway, a few tweaks here and there, and I have revived my wordpress blog. My dream of owning my own self-hosted site is still there, but, well, I still have to work a bit more to get there. Got to raise some more of that internet money, you know? Hahaha…
Was blogging my main goal? Not really. I still want to be a published fiction writer, and ultimately become a best-seller. Ah… a man can dream, can’t they?
Therefore, we must put in the work. Writers write. It does not matter if we churn out worthless drivel, there’s bound to be some gold in all that pile of junk. Read, write, read, repeat. That’s where the blog came in. I realized that I could get my writing done, published and read through the blog. At the very least, I could get some creative outlet, and probably learn a thing or two while doing it as, well.
I’m rambling again.
In the past few months, I have found myself in a bit of a financial predicament. I was down in the dumps about it yesterday. Then I realized that moping around thinking and worrying about it will not get my anywhere. So, I goofed off like an childish person and did not worry about it too much. It sort of helped. The problems are still there, but at least I’m not worrying about it too much and earning more wrinkles on my face…
The storm will pass eventually. We just have to weather it out, survive, then thrive.
I learned recently (through a post from Christian Mihai) that survival should not be our main goal in life – it should be thriving. Survival is living on the bare minimum, and that is not how we should live our lives. So, that is a lesson that I am trying to implement. Survival is not enough for living.
If you found my content useful or interesting, please subscribe to my blog, or even reblog my posts. It would be a great help in growing my blog, and I would really appreciate it. If you wish to support me in anyway, please consider checking out my Ko-Fi page, or my Patreon Page.. Speaking of my Patreon page, I am working on publishing one short story per month for patrons. Please take a look if that is in your interest.
Thanks for reading, and I hope you have a nice day.
We did it folks! Thanks to my latest follower Nicholas Rossis for helping me reach this milestone.