“Elijah, in 12 months from now you will be on your path to financial freedom through the means of making money online. You will meet several awesome people along the way, many of which you will remain good friends with and invite to your wedding. You will also teach yourself HTML, CSS, WordPress, PHP and Photoshop – and you will use these new found skills to generate more income. You will have a business registered and begin to teach yourself the basics of accounting. Elijah – you will do all this in the next 12 months.”
I would have told you, with zero effort, to go eat 15 soft taco’s from Taco Bell then shove your head up your own ass and wait for them to digest. I would have reacted like this not due to my lack of confidence, ability or drive (I’ve never had a shortage in either of those departments), but simply due to the fact that 12 months ago this is the last place I would have expected to be – plain and simple! And guess what???
I wouldn’t be who I am today without blogging.
Here are 10 reasons why I don’t regret starting a blog (even though I don’t have time to blog anymore!):
- I finally realized that all those years reading books about time travel, Raul Duke, middle earth and vampires really paid off – in the context of sounding like I know what I’m talking about when I really don’t. This is a key ability to becoming a millionaire in the blogosphere.
- My bitterness towards the college to cubicle lifestyle translated very well with the public, and allowed me to come to the realization that I’m not alone – and people find my bitter sense of humor quite amusing.
- I would have never discovered the power that an over-sized head can give you – especially if it’s displayed in a cartoon format. I’ve also discovered that there’s tons of money to be made in sammich promotion.
- I’ve finally found a sense of normality in knowing that it’s quite common for bloggers to be awake at 4am. Prior to blogging I was starting to believe I had a sleeping disorder.
- I confirmed the fact that I am one of those rare breed of people who actually enjoy seeing and hearing themselves on video. My grandmother thinks I’m cocky.
- I’ve spoken on the phone to people all over the world – all of them which I met via blogging.
- After years of searching for a magic button, I finally discovered that there is an actual industry online. With the right tools, skills and persistence it is possible for anyone to make some money. If I didn’t start a blog I would have still been stuck in the sales page loop searching for that secret solution.
- I’ve made some great friends, and I mean REALLY great! Call me naive, but I don’t see myself loosing contact with any of you (you know who you are) in the near future. You bitches are stuck with me.
- In the real world talking about midgets, one-armed prostitutes and dildos doesn’t go to well – especially in the workplace. In the blogosphere I’m looked at as someone who isn’t afraid to speak their mind, and commended by my peers for a “great post!”
- More than anything, blogging has taught me to be giving. It’s all about sharing, helping and giving credit where credit is due. This doesn’t manifest itself as much in the real world, but in the blogging world every comment counts! Bloggers stick together. Bloggers are smart. Bloggers are dreamers. And I’m proud to be one.
I would absolutely love to read some reasons why you crazy bastards don’t regret starting a blog. Share what you’ve learned and any crazy stories you might have throughout your years or months in the blogosphere. Don’t forget to track back so I can stop by and read your posts!
Have a great week guys.