Proud Blogger: You Should Embrace What You Do
When I was working as an Architect and the “job subject” was popping up in dinners, people always had something to say about their own experience with their apartment/house/architect. I quickly figured that this job was socially overrated because if you ask in details what an architect is working on, you’ll understand that most of them are working only on very tiny parts of their so-fascinating projects.
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Since I changed of career path and started making a living online, the reactions in diners totally changed. It generally starts with a long stare or an interrogative look meaning “is that really a job?”. Then comes the question: “how much do you make?” which is generally directly followed by “you have to teach me that!” when I say how much money I make each month. As the conversation goes on, people generally ask if they can take a look at some of my websites.
Think about it for a second, if someone asks you to see some of your websites, how does it make you feel? Are you super excited and try to find the closest computer to show them your site? Or are you browsing the “excuses” folder in your head to find good reason to not show them your sites?
Of course I’m not going to show off my squeeze pages for dieting products… But I will most likely be excited to have them take a look at Dukeo. I am putting a lot of efforts into building up the content for Dukeo and trying to make it good looking and interesting for people.
The idea here is to say that if you can develop a content website that you are proud to show to people you meet in your everyday life, you are most likely to make it successful online. Showing off this website of yours means that you have taken pride in what you have built and this will be visible in the website itself.
Generally speaking, it’s quite easy to spot the people who are building sites just for the sake of making money out if it. They will quickly put some half-baked content together and try to monetize it in any possible way. People who build blogs only for money without any passion will most likely fail miserably as they will not meet instant success.
An important thing to remember is that the content you are writing for your blog today could be useful for some people tomorrow. Building a website as a business is all about thinking long-term. Try to remind yourself that the content you are writing or the website you are building are going to be a resource available worldwide for years to come. Each and every blog post, article, graph, diagram, infographics, video, picture, guide will become a permanent resource that might be helpful for someone in the future.
To be honest, no matter how hard to work in developing your website and how useful your content may be, website visitors will almost never show any gratitude for the content you’ve produced. However, if you keep working hard, I’m pretty sure someday you will receive a simple “thank you” email that will show you that your work was appreciated.
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