Quote of the Day
Eighty percent of success is showing up. ~Woody Allen
As motivationMY.com celebrates its 2nd birthday, I still have no clue what I'm doing here. I mean, I have a blog, I have some readers, I have a Twitter account... but am I doing the right thing? Am I REALLY reaching out to someone?
I love the interaction on Twitter but this blog is a little bit quieter.
As the founder and blogger of motivationMY.com, I am still trying to figure out what works and what doesn't. Having regular writer's block doesn't help that process either!
But I do know for sure is that this blog is still a work in progress. Just like any bloggers, I want this blog to achieve a certain level of success. I want to have more visitors and page views.
One key word that I've learned (and yes, this is part of 'growing up') is Consistency. I've learned that, as a blogger, I need more than stories, words and content. I need to be consistent too. I can't wait for the right mood to come because it will never come. I've learned this from Mastin Kipp, founder and CEO of The Daily Love. He updates his blog EVERY SINGLE DAY. As a subscriber to his blog, I will be getting his latest blog post everyday. He even said it countless times that he just HAS to blog and he does not wait for the right mood or time. Just like Nike's catchphrase... "Just do it!"
It's been two years since the running of this blog and it is far from successful. Despite being given the opportunity to speak at various events such as the Malaysia Social Media Week 2013 and the Malaysia International Tourism Bloggers Conference and Awards, I still believe I have not made any significant impact. I really haven't. Over the last two years, I've not been consistent with my content and for this blog to be worthy of having a large follower.
I remember pressuring myself to make this blog a success but I realize that I have to pay my dues first. Even some of the world's most successful bloggers took years to really find their voice and niche. That is the process that I'm going through right now.
What can I (ME!!!) offer the world through the platform that is known as motivationMY.com. Even early in the beginning, I made it clear that I don't consider myself as a self-guru or coach, but just a regular joe, going though life with a job but at the same time having a "motivational" blog. See, I even had to use quotation marks to describe "motivation".
Success is a process. It's about the effort we put in every single day - whether it's our day job, business or creative project. It's how much we invest our time (and maybe money).
It's also about the amount of drive, determination and hunger we have to bring it to the next level.
Even if it's STILL not working out... continue giving your best. It takes time. With motivationMY.com, I know that it will take more time. It's only our 2nd birthday... and there's much more that I, as a blogger, can do.
I've learned that I need to pay my dues before success comes. I need to struggle. I need to work hard. Only then will I enjoy the sweet taste of success.