After months and months of what-ifs and unnecessary excuses, I finally did it. I finally purchased a domain and launched my own blog. You have no idea how I was so scared to invest in something I wasn’t sure was going to work, but I forced myself to change that mindset.
Instead, I promised myself that I am going to MAKE this work.
I’m going to bleed sweat and tears for this website because this is where I want to be and what I want to do.
So, how did I come to an epiphany that blogging is perfect for me? Well, read on and maybe then you’ll realize that blogging is for you, too!
Immense love for writing
I love loooove writing. Whenever I feel stressed? I write. Whenever my imagination is getting too much and I need an outlet? I write. Whenever I want to talk but have no one to confide in? I write.
I used to join essay writing contests all throughout my grade school days and when I reached high school, I tried dipping into publishing stories online. Yes, I still have both published and unpublished stories on my desktop. And on to more recent times, I work as a content writer in both my previous and current job.
I write while I breathe so why not make money out of it while being my own boss, right? Which now concludes to my next point…
I want to make money
I want to write and pay my bills. I want to write and experience things that (unfortunately) need money. Whether we like it or not, the world out there can eat you alive unless you have the determination and resources to live.
But personally, I want to escape that 9-5 routine. Yes, I do technically write for a living but the things I’m writing are not my words – they are not the words I want to tell the world. I’m in this imaginary box where my thoughts and words are restricted to what my boss instructs me to say.
I want to live while doing what I love, because if you’re burnt out or discouraged every single day, can you still call it as living?
My whole college life basically rotated on researching – researching new theories, articles, learnings – and I loved it. Heck, the reason I even had the courage to make a blog is because I’ve researched tons and tons of income reports and tips on how to make a blog profitable.
I learned that you can make your blog profitable by getting a host site like Siteground.
I learned that there are a lot of lessons and courses out there about blogging that are really helpful (which I have yet to actually give a try).
I learned a lot more but that’s for a whole different post entirely.
And through blogging, I want to learn more about what people want and need.
I love giving advice to people
I love being a friend and I love helping people out with their problems and worries. I’m still in my early 20s but you’ll be surprised by the number of people who come to me seeking for any kind of advice – no matter what age they are.
Hence, I want this blog to be a place for people who need a friend and for those who need the motivation to get through each waking day.
I want to be a voice to people
Probably the ultimate driving force to start a blog is my advocacy and end goal for this website—to empower people, especially women and those who are in the front-line of discriminations.
I love motivating people through words, symbolism, and beautiful euphemisms as you can notice once I pour my thoughts out. Why am I suddenly saying this? Well, if you’ll still be here in the long run, you’ll see that this blog isn’t all just lifestyle and tips. I want this blog to be more. I want this blog to be for you and for others who most need it.
I want to tell my chronicles as well as yours… if you’ll let me.
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