It’s said that the road to success is a long one and you succeed when you reach the end of the road. I want to share my success story as a blogger since 2017.
I believe that you’re successful; irrespective of the destination. If you’re walking, you’re successful. You’re successful If you’re alive!
It’s all in the mind
Success is a journey, not a destination. And the journey—in itself—can be the award and the reward.
People will provide you distorted definitions of everything in life; especially success. If you can trust me, don’t believe in them. Believe in yourself—listen to your heart, only your heart. If you can do whatever you want to do in life; you’re a successful human. You’re a successful human if you can live free from what others think you’re or want to be;
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Genesis of writing
No one ever believed me when I announced that I can write. In fact, no one listened to me. I started writing when I was in college. I wrote poems on love, heartbreak, sadness, loneliness, passion, humanity, romance etc. Much later in life, I started writing fiction. I wrote many stories, and the audience was only me.
No one really cared.
The journey of a blogging
After I got married, my wife realized my potential and inspired me to start my blog and put up all my thoughts there. I was excited to do this as all my stuff was in physical format and so much got lost.
I started this blog in January 2017.
I wrote on everything in life; from philosophy to science, from philosophy to pulp-fiction, from sex to meditation and all that you can imagine. I didn’t take a goal-oriented approach to build my audience. This is against the popular philosophy of life—plan for numbers!
My strategy was the opposite. I just wrote and let the universe take care of the blog posts. Previously, no one used to read my posts. I used to share it on all social media platforms but all in vain. But, I was determined to write because I was writing for myself; not for others.
I wrote at least one blog post every day. I still do it.
Criticism on my blog
Some intellectual people gave me advice on how to write and get an audience. Few over-educated people gave me suggestion to use English effectively to penetrate in the audience. These are all the comments I was bombarded with:
- You can’t write like this.
- You need to write in sophisticated English.
- Your style is not good.
- Unless you spend money, no one is going to read your blog posts.
- Writing is not for everyone.
- Choose one topic and focus on that.
- You’re a failure.
These are some of the comments I got from people across the globe; mainly from my friends.
The status quo
I live my life on my terms. In my mad style. I use the bricks-of-comments they throw on me to build my home-of-ideas.
All I care about is that my story-telling should reach the heart of a common man. I don’t care about topics or grammar; I just focus on little moments and wild dreams that resonate with most of the people across the globe.
As a result, people from 135 countries read my blog today. It took a good one year to reach to a lot of people but I did it. From almost no one reading my blog to a number that is ever increasing. The number of countries keeps adding every week and I get lovely feedback from people across the globe.
Yes, buying a personal domain really helped. I think it has made me more visible on the internet.
Tribute to my readers
I am highly indebted to the people who read my mad thoughts. I hope I am touching your heart but my wish is to reach that room in your heart where no one else is allowed. I want to become one with you. I want to be with you in your little moments; in your pain, in your trouble, in your confusion, and in your dreams.
That is all I wish for.
I sincerely thank all of you who read my blog posts from these 125 countries. I want to inspire all of you to express your feelings and thoughts through blogging; without expecting the results and without clinging to the fruits of action.
There’s no formula for success; no formula for anything in life. You create your own formula. Just be determined and believe in yourself. For all other things, Google is always there. Here’s my formula for a successful blog and tips to grow your blog, just in case you want to read.
It’s all in the mind.
The heart is on the left but is always right—listen to it. You never know one day you might make a career out of your mad idea! Just do it. Walk one; if no one is available. Start walking, a caravan of people will join you if you have a clean heart and good intentions.