Years ago, blogging to me was an opportunity to make money. It was always frustrating because it just never clicked. I made very-very little and never enough to make a living. Regardless, I kept at it, even when I never fully understood marketing, SEO, ads stuff and social media enough to say I’m proficient at it. I realized that my motivation was never about the message, people, or improving myself — it was seeing that picture of the Marketing Guru holding up a Google Check with lots of digits saying to me, “Hey, you can do this too.” I wanted to be that. I needed that. So, I thought.
That “motivation” didn’t last too long. So, I finally burnt out. I gave up trying.
I once told the story of how I encountered my passion for writing again. It is then when this blog took a turn, early 2014. I began to embrace storytelling. I kind of fell in love with it. Telling stories, visually and musically, brought me back to my early years when my desire to be someone was pure and innocent. Remember those days? We all wanted to be doctors, nurses, police men. We wanted to help people or be a people’s person or a superhero of some kind. Then, it slowly changed to something more selfish (maybe). We started considering college, salaries, schedules, and etc. Before you knew it, we were faraway from what we wanted to be.
Being an actor, a rock star, and a cartoon voice actor never departed my lips. I wanted to always be involved in the arts. Which is why, after several fails in college, I ended up graduating with a bachelors in film. It made sense, my brain is wired to be and stay creative.
Today, I can say I want to be an artist of some kind ( as I continue growing up). And this blog has been a wonderful medium to express my human stories. Of course, money is not completely out of the question. But it’s not my motivation. The people are my motivation. My life in continuous development and growth is my motivation. The fact that I can share this with you and give you a complete different outlook is my motivation.
Years from now, blogging will provide me different opportunities. And ever since I began to focus on what matters, I’ve already began experiencing them.