When I started my main blog back in 2012 I knew one thing and one thing only: I would never give up.
No matter what.
I thought that I’d better die trying than live with the regret that I could have, yet I was too scared and didn’t.
While the tactics and tips and tricks that make the basis of many articles on this blog are helpful, the bottom line always comes down to the work.
It’s about perseverance. To be serious about the words you share with the world. Serious enough to even starve from time to time. And I’m not just throwing an old cliché around here.
Because, the truth is, no matter if you end up becoming a proper blogstar or not, at the end of the day, you are alone with your work. You have to live with it, sleep with it, suffer the consequences of it, and stand by it.
Don’t go for the cheap laugh. Get the real one.
Don’t think about a few followers and likes and comments, think about eternity.
Do the work. Do your best, even when nobody is watching. Maybe it’s “especially” when no one is watching.
There’s no other way. No substitute. No shortcut.
If you want it, you got to do whatever it takes to have it.