In: FAN MAIL FRIDAYS
FAN MAIL FRIDAYS: What Motivates me to blog
Here's a cute story. I had my weekly boxing sesh a few hours back, and there was this little American- looking boy-who looks 7 or 8 years old to me-working out in the same gym too. While he was training with the speed ball, I joined him and took the empty slot right beside him. (I'll brag for a bit-I'm good with the speed ball!) I was in the zone, smashing the speed ball trying to beat my record last week (3-minutes straight) and when I stopped, I realized he was watching me. I smiled at him, he smiled back and said: "You're awesome" to which I replied "Why thank you, handsome", and he said again "I wish you're my sister so we can play boxing at home!" (Throws some punches in the air while jogging giddily in place, stops and flashes his heart-melting smile) I came up to him and pinched his chubby, rosy cheeks and replied "I wish I have a little brother like you too." (Oh yes I do! I want a baby sibling!) In the end, I kinda' sacrificed my own workout just to teach him the art of speed ball-ing and boy it was good because after about 30 minutes, his timing has significantly improved. :)
So what's the relation of my story with our Fan Mail Fridays today? For now, check out the question from Abigail:
What motivates you to blog?
Photo Credits: singlemamadiva.com
If I didn't try my best to become good at boxing every single day (For the record, I am not fit for a semi- pro boxing match yet), I wouldn't be able to impart something useful to that little boy. Be the best to inspire others to be the best, that is my motivation in everything including this blog. Or maybe I could say that people alone are enough to motivate me-people who want to learn a thing or two from me and who simply want to be entertained.
PEOPLE MOTIVATE ME
- I've always loved helping people that's why I still manage to produce blog posts consistently on this blog. When I started getting love mails from women all over the world thanking me for a particular makeup tutorial/review, sharing how my blog posts have helped them in their personal journey to beauty, and letters that express gratitude for my bag/makeup/shoes authentication blog posts, I knew that I've been doing something right in this blog. If it was just a blog for myself, I would've given up years ago because really, who wants to rot in front of a computer writing about a thousand product reviews, events, and tutorials? My blog now has evolved-I'm not writing for myself any longer. I'm writing for others. With product reviews, if the product is bad, I still review it anyway because I know every reader is a consumer just like me therefore they have the right to be informed.
I EARN FROM THIS BLOG
- Can I be honest? I hope this does not affect the way you see me and this blog-I vowed to be completely transparent with my readers and I still hold on to that up to this day. Yes, I earn from this blog and I'll be a lil' honest again and say that I earn a sorta' handsome amount from ads, announcements, event coverage, brand projects, event appearance, and campaigns (but NEVER from product reviews) because every month, this blog gets over 100k unique visits (that translates to 100,000 people). Advertisers pay for my traffic, not my opinion. But you know, I am not a millionaire (yet) and what I earn from this blog is not enough to cover for my daily and monthly expenses that's why I have another job, which is PR Consultancy and I'm cooking up this business with a friend to achieve financial freedom. The compensation I get from this blog is just a tiny part of what motivates me to blog.
MAKEUP IS SOMETIMES ENOUGH
- I lose motivation too. When I hit the lowest point of my blogging moments (and that means I'm churning out 'Blah' blog posts), I just go back to the main reason why I started and that is I just love makeup so, very much. That thought alone is like an energy drink that sends a jolt of energy in my veins and springs me back to blogging happily on my laptop. :)
So these are the main things that motivate me to blog. Oh, another reason is I want to prove to myself that I can be successful even if I go against the norm by following my passion. Looks like it's effective, but I'll see. :)
Hope you enjoyed this post. Have a lovely Friday. :)
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