Motivation environment blog

Motivation environment blog 

 What lead you to start blogging?

It might be funny to say this, but joblessness made me start blogging about 7 years ago. Since I was young, I liked writing, but didn’t have any direction, or know what to do, or where to start from. However, the internet changed my life after I acquired my bachelor’s and master’s degrees, but didn’t have any job.

During that time, I always browsed the internet for the fun of it, till one day when a strong thought compelled me to type these words on Google: “how to make money by writing”. Every blogging-related experience I’ve had since that day has made me happy to have Google-searched that popular long-tail keyword, and follow up instructions with consistent action, persistence and patience.

 Has your motivation changed since starting?

Generally, it hasn’t. There have been ups and downs on my personal blogging platforms whenever I do freelance writing jobs, but my motivation for both self blogging and freelance blogging has always been quite high, even when I do both at the same time.

What has the experience been like?

Challenging but rewarding ($$$); interesting, self-satisfying and entertaining. I earned my first $10 from a website I blogged on in January, 2012. Since then, I’ve written—and even edited—for quite a number of websites and clients. I got a regular job in May, 2012, and in less than 2 years, while I was doing the job, I started earning at least $1000 per month  from online freelance writing; at certain times it was much higher than that.

It’s exciting to earn that amount of money (which you might say is little) while living in a poverty-stricken and corrupt nation. Convert $1000 to Naira, and you won’t get anything less than 320,000 Naira. No Ph.D holder (and probably professor) in my country earns that amount of money as salary from the government or any university/academic institution.

 Have you learnt anything?

I’ve learnt a lot: more grammar, more punctuation, and more spelling; I’m still learning. Also, I’ve learnt how to work with time, be more positive, always expectant, organized, patient, and use good criticism to develop myself more.

Has your writing style changed?

My initial writing style has changed a bit because the rules and diversity on the internet have compelled me to change it. I’ve observed that there is a way the internet works, and most people are adapting their raw talents to it in order to move in harmony with it and succeed to the greatest extent possible.

If what you’ve known from the onset isn’t in line with the internet, then you may have to change and adapt to its tune (one example is SEO) in order to succeed on its platform.

Are you planning to write a novel or are you already published?

I’m planning to write books after I get a domain, publish a lot on articles on it, and start earning a good amount of money from it. Earnings from my site would make it easier for me to give up freelance blogging for clients, and concentrate on my own business.

What advice would you give to a new blogger?

 It all depends on what the new blogger wants to achieve in blogging. It’s unlikely we’ll have the same goals.

Does the new blogger want to blog consistently or inconsistently?

Does the new blogger want to blog for freelance purposes (clients), or for themselves?

Whatever the new blogger wants to do, he/she must have passion, be dedicated and disciplined as he/she “works within their own pace”. Remember: “work within your own pace”; don’t try to mimic other people’s work ethics.

However, I want to advice: if anyone wants to be a great blogger, then they must take the bull by the horn:

  • be hard-working
  • be consistent in writing/posting valuable content
  • criticize your work, always learn from good criticism, and be positive
  • reject bad criticism and negativity
  • always update your knowledge of words/use of grammar (there’s always something to learn)
  • always interact with your fellow bloggers on their blogs, especially if their blogs are related to your areas of  interest
  • be patient
  • etc.

Please share this article for the benefit of those whom you feel could be motivated by it.

Submitted by: Ihagh G. T.

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Educated Unemployed Indian Blog

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Educated Unemployed Indian blog 

The name of my blog is Educated Unemployed Indian and it is about situations that an educated unemployed (like myself) deals with in everyday life.

The blog is not exactly about unemployment, rather I would say, it’s about being unemployed.

Unemployment is a part of the life of an unemployed person, but it is only a single part. There are so many other aspects that form the personality of an unemployed person, much like any other person.

This blog talks about such aspects of my life (including unemployment) that a lot of people (regardless of employed or not) can easily relate to. Things such as-

  • Talking about situations such as being jobless or having a job with lots of dissatisfaction attached to it.
  • The blog is about a depressing issue but it’s also about staying positive and finding other people & experiences to relate to.
  • You can find a few great quotes for inspiration and motivation.
  • Interesting list articles and useful how to articles.
  • And so much more.

There are many inspirational stories on the internet about successful bloggers quitting their jobs to blog full time. But my blogging story is not such an inspirational one. I didn’t quit my job to blog because I had no job and that’s why I started to blog. I guess you could say, unemployment is my inspiration or my muse for starting this blog. My mind was full of anxiety about future and I needed a place to share my thoughts. I have always been passionate about writing & have contributed little bit here & there. But starting this blog is the direct result of the constant restlessness over my job situation. I just couldn’t keep my thoughts to myself anymore and once I began so many ideas like light bulbs lighted up inside my head. This was the biggest inspiration to take up blogging.You can read more about my blogging journey here : Where to next ? 

About the Author
My name is Binita and I’m a qualified teacher. I write a blog  where I express my opinions, experiences, concern and everything I possibly can think about unemployment and a few other things close to my heart and my life.

Murder in Common blog

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Murder in Common blog

Murder in Common blog  is about crime fiction books and their authors. Mainly, it features debut and mid-list writers, with the occasional personal post. MiC also includes links to my published Flash Fiction.

The blog started as a project for a University of Toronto social media program. My classmates were supportive of the idea and as I love crime fiction, it was a natural pairing. 

Since then, I’ve joined Sisters in Crime, SinC Toronto, and was a panelist at Bouchercon – Toronto. All in all it’s been very rewarding.

Submitted by: June Lorraine Roberts

Middle Me Blog

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Middle Me blog

Middle Me Blog 

I started the website with the intention to share career advice with those who felt that they are stuck in their jobs, not knowing how, where and when to get out. Many of us have so much passion in our lives but we are not living it. 

MiddleMe empowers you to make a change (no matter how small or what is the risk) to pursue your passion in your career. Because life is too short to be stuck in a deadbeat job for 8 hours a day, watching the clock ticked by. Besides career empowerment, I share my relocation experiences in Shanghai, Singapore, and Kuala Lumpur. More recently, I share my success stories as a freelancer building a solid reputation with a constant stream of clients. 

Submitted by:  Kally Tay