Let us begin with an introduction of myself.
Who Am I?
I am Sinchan Dey, presently employed as a full-time blogger. I got into blogging but I was a freelancer.
However, the notion of getting my own blog and making it work for me came from a string of Harsh’s blog posts I read earlier this year.
I was writing content on some search engine optimization topics once I stumbled upon ShoutMeLoud. I started reading lots of the posts here and really got into it. I remember reading over 20 posts in one moment!
What Is My Story Behind The Title?
It was exactly that day I read all those posts that I chose to provide this blogging thing a go.
And on that exact same day, out of nowhere, I got a text on LinkedIn. It turned out to be a text from the HR department of a tech blog that is favorite.
To provide a little history here… I have been into tech blogging for quite a while, and I have been writing articles for many blogs as a ghostwriter. I received this offer depending on the articles I’d shared on LinkedIn, and they even offered me a 30k/month salary!
The only condition was I had to move to Delhi immediately to join their team.
Now, this was an incredible offer for me, as I was being paid for what I loved doing and had been doing all these years (and as of now, without a lot of reward or recognition).
This offer was too good to be true; being part of a favorite tech blog wouldn’t simply give me a fantastic salary, it would also give me a great platform to talk about my work.
It was a fantastic deal, right?
A perfect break for a young blogger who was writing articles published in others’ names with nominal charges per article.
So why I am currently still struggling to pay my domain fees and internet charges each month?
The answer is simple:-LRB-****)
- I denied the offer.
Was it right to do this? I don’t know, and I don’t wish to understand.
I understand what you’re thinking:-LRB-****)
- “That was naive and impulsive. “
To be honest with you, I thought the exact same.
I even regretted denying the offer for a while.
However, in the back of my mind, something kept reminding me:-LRB-****)
I need to follow my desire of doing something by myself.
How I Ended Up As a Blogger
I have always loved writing, and technology was something I have been interested in since my school days.
The one thing I knew for sure was that I wanted to wake up every morning excited and thrilled about doing something new. I never liked doing things and having a boss their way. I wanted to do. That has always been exciting to me.
And here came God’s voice (in the shape of Harsh’s blog posts)…
As I mentioned earlier, I’d read 20 posts that day, and I had even done extensive research on Harsh. This made me forget and look forward to creating my own canvas my thoughts. I had a direction that I wanted to head.
I told myself:-LRB-****)
- “If Harsh can do it, I can do it, too.”
This gave birth to my blog — YourOwnConsumer.com — and although it’s still relatively new, I have high hopes for it and truly believe it will work out well.
Why Should You Make The Move Soon
I started reading lots of blogs, and I came across many bloggers like Harsh who had taken the initial risk and eventually made a name for themselves. Just imagine if Sachin Tendulkar (Cricketer) was working in an MNC, would anyone know who he was? I feel that most of us have Harsh or a Sachin .
Unless we take that first step and try our very best to follow our desires, we’ll never understand what we could have done. It merely requires a single resignation or a single “no more” to begin following along this path.
Isn’t it easy?
Well, no. Nothing is easy to tell the truth.
But the next time you awake in the morning, ask yourself, “Am I excited to go work today?” You’ll find the answer clear and loud .
We all have some desires hidden and piled under deadlines and boss’s orders.
You might say, “We have responsibilities and need money to support ourselves.” Well, I might not have any reply to that. But I’d ask a very simple question in return:-LRB-****)
- “Would you live with the understanding of what you might have achieved if you just tried your whole life”?
Life is too short to have repents.
Before it’s too late to try, give it a shot. Sign that resignation letter you had typed months back but never dared to mail in. Tell your boss that you’ve had enough.
I am not saying it’s the simplest approach. Actually, it is tough. But it needs to be tough; that’s why individuals don’t dare take this route.
However, I can guarantee you that you’ll be happier living each day of your life how you desire. You may not have exactly the exact same pay check at the end of the month, however you’ll have a life you love.
don’t wait until life burdens you with responsibilities; it’s a lot easier to take a risk at a young age instead of regretting not doing it sooner while you grow old.
the way to Make It Count
If you love doing something and can dedicate your life to it honestly, success will follow you.
- “Beta kabil bano, kamiyabi jhaak maar ke piche ayegi. ” (In Hindi language)
This is a famous quote from a movie called 3 Idiots. It means:-LRB-****)
- “Chase excellence, success will come eventually.”
If you’re good at something, try to work on your abilities and be the very best version of yourself.
We learn each day, and every day is a challenge. Every day, you ought to be polishing your skills. It’s a road out there and you have to face failures and hurdles. Since there’s a light at the end of the tunnel, these things shouldn’t scare you from taking the risk.
Always keep in mind that we remember the individuals who dared, and not the ones who were scared.
Get Up And Go!!!
Are you still reading my post and thinking to yourself you wish to give it a shot?
Well! Get up before it’s too late, and make the move!
Second chances are for movies, not life.
Take the chance, make the move, and dare to take the risk.
I’m waiting to hear your success story in the comments below!
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