I Am a Blogger. So What?

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Blogger: A word which we cannot describe to anyone.

A word which just got integrated in the society in the last decade.

A word which is much more than a word.

Where parents are putting their best to motivate their children to become a doctor, an engineer, an MBA guy or just like anything, other side a new breed is getting integrated in the society.

A breed which is coming forward with a big vision to make this world a better place by helping everyone on the internet.

A breed where people with strong multi-tasking skills are going to change this world.

A breed which is known as a blogger.

When I started blogging journey back in 2011 I wasn't aware what it was.

It was such a frightening thing to me which scared me at it's best.

I spent sleepless nights to understand this concept and read as many blogs as I could.

Quitting my job was one of the toughest decisions for me, as I didn't know what I was going to do after quitting.

But one thing was clear that I am going to do much bigger thing than this.

After stumbling internet for around one month I was found a word called blogging.

This was field where no one was around me to teach the right things and tell me what to do. I started this as a hobby.

But as I started reading more blogs I found what it was.

Finally I made it after 7 months.

My parents tried their best to convince me to do a job, my friends yelled at me because of my wrong decision.

But my confidence was always with me to make them prove wrong.

In this article I am going to put my best to explain why I am in love with blogging and why this is the profession people are going to adopt 10 years down the line.

Note: All the points are based on my personal feeling and life incidences so pardon me if this article is going to make you feel bad.

So let's understand what it is and why I am proud to be a blogger.

#1. Best Profession in the World

According to one study, only 13 percent people in this world love their job (source). 63% are not engaged with their jobs because they feel unmotivated or less secure.

While the remaining 24 percent are “actively disengaged,” or truly unhappy and unproductive.

Life is becoming faster every single day and things like iPhone, iPad, MacBook, Tablets are becoming integral part of life. Such gadgets have been integrated in our life and we all want to have them.

Let's do a little calculation:

An average engineer's monthly income in around 30,000 a month.

Which is a good income if you are working at your native place. But what if you are living in a city far from your home?

An average cost to live in a good city is somewhere around 10,000 a month (depends on city to city).

Which means you are saving around 20,000 a month, which comes as 240,000 a year.

You might be buying new cloths, shoes, paying other rents and other miscellaneous products which costs extra money.

So at the end of a year you are going to save near to nothing.

PS: I am telling this based on my personal experience as I worked as a VLSI verification engineer for 6 months in Delhi, India and another 6 months as a VLSI trainer in Noida, UP, India, and I didn't save even a penny.

Blogger on the other hand is a profession which is going to push you hard enough to work for yourself, and you'll love working for late nights as well.

This is your own business where no one is going to put any restriction or give you any orders.

This is a profession which you can do from any part of the world if you have net connectivity.

#2. Connections

Blogging opens many doors for you in this small world.

Yeah, the world is small when you are on the internet. πŸ™‚

In our normal job life we interact with our team members, boss, few clients and only handful of connected people.

We define our boundaries and we love to play with our life inside those boundaries only.

Connections are the biggest moving force in this world.

Read the biography of Steve Jobs, Richard Branson, Bill Gates, Narendra Modi or any big businessman in this world.

Somewhere you'll find that those people couldn't reach where they are today without good connections.

I consider this as one of the biggest moving force.

This reminded me a great quote:

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.
― Jim Rohn

In short – people make you.

Blogging is an industry where you can hangout with big players, you can talk to them, chat with them, ask for the suggestions and expand your business.

I have interviewed millionaires like Neil Patel, Zac Johnson, Yaro Starak, Syed Balkhi, Luke Kling and many others.

In normal life they might haven't even replied my emails but here I got the chance to interview them.

Blogging is a sharing business.

You cannot grow if you aren't sharing in blogging.

So in this business we make connections with the industry leaders and learn directly from them rather than hiding everything like in traditional business.

#3. Freedom

Time and money freedom are the biggest freedoms in this world.

Sadly job doesn't give both of them.

When I was in job, I was spending more than 14 hours in a day in my company.

They had the fix time to come in the office (10:00 AM) but the time to go home was unpredictable. For few days I even went back at 1:00 AM.

This one constraint forced me to think what I was doing with my life.

I couldn't spend my whole life obeying the orders and constraining myself to the never-ending working hours.

So one day I made my mind and submitted my resignation letter.

Note: I made my first dollar from blogging after 7 months. But those 7 months rewarded me a big turning phase of my life.

Now blogging is everything for me (I am writing this article from the Mumbai Airport). πŸ™‚

I am travelling, enjoying, meeting more people and writing my articles when I love.

If you are a blogger who just started, struggling, or thinking to start a blog, keep in mind that you are going to enjoy same freedom in the near future if you are putting efforts delicately.

Blogging profession gives you freedom to work from any part of the world, freedom to make much more money and freedom to enjoy your life.

#4. Clear Vision

Ask any working person what is his vision for the next 5 years.

Either he/she will not be able to answer this question or they will have the vision to have higher position in the same job.

Right?

But in blogging ask a person where he/she is seeing himself/herself in the next 5 years. I bet that answers are going to amaze you.

Because blogging have no boundaries.

Literally no boundaries.

I know people from India hitting $100,000 in a months, People from Malaysia hitting $10,000 every single day and people from USA hitting $50,000 a day.

Yes. these are the figures.

Not convinced?

Read monthly incomes reports of Pat Flynn, Chris Guthrie and Entrepreneuronfire.

Whooping $100,000 a month.

I bet you can never ever think about such big figures when you are in job.

Blogging gives you vision to achieve such big goals and more clarity to work toward such big incomes.

#5. Multi Tasking Skills

We are:

  1. Designers
  2. Writers
  3. Marketers
  4. Programmers
  5. Social Media Experts
  6. Publishers
  7. Networkers
  8. Speakers
  9. Authors
  10. Game Changers

and much more..

We have some special skills which makes us far better than any profession in the world.

When I started in 2011, I didn't know anything about the CSS, HTML or php coding. For me blogging was a giant task as I am a lover of perfection.

I want everything neat and clean to deliver the best.

So I learnt HTML, CSS coding and designed this theme on Blogging Cage myself.. Yeah.. I did.. πŸ˜‰

I was damn bad at writing English because my schooling is from government schools where I completed 12th standard in Hindi only.

So with time I improved my English, my writing skills and overcame this obstacle.

Blogging is all about marketing and delivering your stuff to people who are actually looking for it. In 21st century making a product has become damn easy but marketing it in the right way is still the game you'll have to learn.

I followed some of the best marketing experts and improved my skills.

In short – this is profession where you do task of 10 people as a single army man.

#6. Personal Branding

Blogging opens an unmeasurable benefit for you – your personal branding.

In blogging you establish yourself as a brand and help people with you experiments. Seth Godin, Jeff Goins, Zac Johnson and Robin Sharma are true example of personal branding.

They have established themselves as a brand.

They are delivering lectures all over the world and people are ready to pay them huge sum just to learn the priceless techniques.

Being a blogger we develop our own brand as an SEO experts, designer, writer, blogging, marketer or a social media experts which you can encash with different methods.

#7. Entrepreneurship

This is the one top most thing I love about blogging.

You develop roots of entrepreneurship in you. Although one guy wrote a great article about Fakepreneurs, but your vision in blogging makes far better than those people.

This is a platform where you are your own boss, your own employee and your own caretaker.

No one is going to yell at you and ask why you haven't completed the given task.

It's a field where you have to take the full control on what you are doing and improve yourself daily to deliver the best.

#8. Better Lifestyle

Blogging gives you better lifestyle.

We call it internet lifestyle.

I say it better lifestyle because I have full freedom to do anything I want, visit any part of the world without worrying about my tasks, meet more people, interact with great leaders, deliver lectures about internet marketing and many more.

We have far better lifestyle than any other profession.

Ryan Biddulph has explained his internet lifestyle through his blog with a clear and crisp message saying, “If I can do it, there is no reason you cannot.”

Yaro Starak on the other hand is a great example of internet lifestyle. He has a great tagline for his blog saying, “Live the Laptop Lifestyle.

Final Verdict

If you are a blogger or thinking to start a blog then you must feel proud after reading this article. As a blogger we have some qualities better than any other profession in the world.

We are always looking forward to learn the things which can enhance our knowledge.

Your Turn

Share this article with your best buddies, with your family, friends and well-wishers.

Specially share with those people who say you are in wrong profession and wasting your time on the internet doing nothing.

Show them what blogging is and how this is the NEXT BIG THING in upcoming years.

Share with your bloggers buddies who are feeling demotivated in blogging just because they are still not making any money.

And finally share it with people who say you cannot make it.

Let's spread the voice as a blogger and see how this world responds.

Have a good day my blogger buddies. πŸ™‚

Keep writing… Keep Blogging…

Kulwant Nagi

Hi! I am Kulwant Nagi. I created this blog in 2011 with the vision to help new bloggers. I am running more than 10 blogs on various categories and running a digital marketing company in India now.

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56 thoughts on “I Am a Blogger. So What?”

  1. Hi Kulwant,
    This is an another great post from you. Indeed Bloggers have extra freedom than any other Job in the world. You are rocking and motivating the whole “Blog-o-Sphere” Thumbs up πŸ˜€

  2. Nice article bro. If any one feel demotivated due to lack of income/Contents and feeling to exit from blogging world, then I would recommend this article for sure πŸ™‚

  3. Hello Kulwant Nagi………….

    This is one of the best article i ever read about Blogging and the future.

    ” I couldn’t spend my whole life obeying the orders and constraining myself to the never-ending working hours.” Great………………

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day……………

    Regards,

  4. Great read, thanks for the mention. It’s been great to watch this blog and your personal grow and build over the previous year.

    • Zac, I am learning everything from the experts like you. Your blog is one of the pushing forces to make what I am today. πŸ™‚

      Thanks for being with me.

  5. First of all, lots of thanks Bro @Kulwant for covering this well-popular topic “I Am a Blogger. So What?”. This article is just an appropriate answer for all those people who don’t know much about “blogging” and the term “Blogger”.

    Thanks again for this superbly explained article. I would must say – I am proud to be a Blogger!!

  6. Great article. Worth to read it. It inspired me lot.Thank you for sharing your valuable words. Right now I am facing same situation which you faced in 2011 when you left job. Same problems are going with me right now.
    Thank you !

  7. Hey Kulwant,
    Loved reading your blog post pal πŸ™‚

    I must say, you have good convincing power in your writing [as I read only few blogs =D].Really impressive.

    I am also a blogger since 2011. And, I support all your points and views [same experience =D]

    At last, I really enjoyed your writing and will come back for new post.

    • Thanks for being here and sharing about you, Davinder. I always love to see like minded people on my blog.

      So I would love to see you again. πŸ™‚

  8. Hi kulwant
    Great post about blogging and the life which can be made around. Like you, I too am a verification engineer in a Solid State Chip design company in California Bay Area.A typical middle class in US is no different from India. Five years back I wanted to be a blogger but no body in family supported me. Apart from the fear of giving up monthly income the hangover of Financial Crisis of 2008 played the devil’s advocate.I came to read your post just browsing about blogging. You have excited me again.

    Pls guide what should be the first step and would you mind sharing your income πŸ™‚

    • wow Henry. Good to hear that you are in the same industry.

      You know this was my dream job and I worked my ass-off to learn VHDL, Verilog, RedHat Linux, Perl, tcl/tk and all other stuff to become eligible for the job.

      The funny part is, I was the only guy in my class who learnt all the stuff to enter in VLSI industry (as in India VLSI companies don’t visit colleges).

      I cracked my life’s first interview where there were 5 rounds and entered in the industry. πŸ™‚

      If you want to start blogging then the very first thing you’ll have to do is ask yourself a question, “Am I ready to take the risk?”

      Because at this stage this won’t be less than taking a risk.

      To start a blog you can follow my guide – https://www.bloggingcage.com/how-to-start-blogging/

      I never share my income on my blog, but as you asked so the only thing I can tell you is, my last month’s income was $4000+ (which keeps varying).

      Have a good day.

  9. Congratulations on a successful journey!
    It’s long journey and I would say blogging is incredible, unfortunately most bloggers, doesn’t make it for more than 90 days. It’s pretty motivating for bloggers like me! Keep writing mate!
    Thanks for sharing this!

  10. Hi Kulwant,
    Really a very nice article.
    Thanks a lot.
    I am also from a govt. hindi school. So my english language & writing skills are not good. Can u please tell me some suggestions regarding english language & writing skills.
    Thanks a in advance.
    PS: I am also from rewari, haryana.

    • InderJeet, I just started reading more blogs and wrote more blog post.

      I am still making huge mistakes in my articles and people keep sending me mails about the corrections. So I am working on it to make it flawless.

      Hope one day I’ll become a good writer.. ha ha..

  11. Inspiring article bro..

    Thanks for sharing very useful insights.

    Indeed you said well, “You cannot grow if you aren’t sharing in blogging.”

    Proud of you really. πŸ™‚

  12. Hi Kulwant,
    In my view this post greatly defines the benefits of blogging. These points should be the answer when one ask a question to a blogger about his profession.

    Thanks

    • Yeah Rahul, my intention was to write benefits of being a blogger only. These indeed are the answers of all questions. πŸ™‚

  13. hi Kulwant Nagi, This article is truly inspiring πŸ™‚ Thanks for such motivating post. I am in a crucial part of my life whether to do a job or do what I love. This article has made me feel something positive.

  14. The best post … from you Kulwant Bro..

    Blogging is what a normal Society people can’t understand, even our parents,
    When someone ask me and I told them blogger.. They don’t understand So i tell them A “Web designer”..

    i can’t even explain what blogging is..
    The one who knows it will appreciate Us for the efforts and skills a blogger use to share his thoughts and ideas thousands over the Net..

    “Lucky I am who have chosen Blogging as a Lifetime Profession” and didn’t relied on Jobs…

    • Aliakbar, this is an irony in Indian society that we have negative mindset about blogging.

      Hope things will be on track in next 5 years. This will be the time when everyone would like to become a blogger and we’ll be the teachers. πŸ˜‰

  15. Awesome article man.. I read the full article. You have covered all the stuff that belongs to a blogger. Keep it up.

    I think whatever we are doing “If you believe that you are doing right, then just don’t stop, someday you will success in Life!”

    May be All Bloggers think the same.. Let’s see where my blog goes in Next 5 Years..

    Again Thanks for the Inspirational Post… πŸ™‚

  16. Whenever I read this type article I get inspired and thanks for writing such a nice article for any bloggers. Proud to be a blogger! πŸ™‚

  17. Again it is an exceptional article. Becoming a game changer is all about skills. Branding, planning, marketing and trust that the path we have chosen is the best, lead us to success.

    You have nicely put all the helpful information to guide us, how to grow as a blogger and become brand. Thank you for sharing this inspirational article.

  18. Great article Kulwant buddy πŸ™‚

    And yup, It’s pretty difficult to make people understand about blogging. But nevertheless, more and more people are getting into blogging these days and others have also started to understand the real meaning of blogging. Things are changing, though slowly but steadily.

    And Thank you for such a great inspirational article πŸ™‚

    • Ashwani, when I started in 2011 only few people were talking about blogging. But now things have changed and everyone wants to become a blogger.

      Many of my classmates are calling me to get suggestions about blogging because they are totally fed up with their jobs.

      Thanks for stopping by and sharing your valuable thoughts.

  19. Inspiring Article. Thanks for sharing your experience with us. It is a great motivation for all bloggers who want to make their career in writing.

  20. Thanks alot. Great Read.
    Also my parents forced me to focus in studies. But I enjoyed writing and searching marketing tips and much more on the internet.

  21. Frankly speaking, incredible way how you explain your dreams and way to success. No doubt its an eye opening post. I am sure many of the bloggers will get inspired by you and will start working regularly. Super thanx to @kulwant for such an inspiring post.

  22. Hi Kulwant,
    Great Post.
    Your dedication, enthusiasm and insight are really inspiring. I wish you many years of great achievements!
    I also want to become an entrepreneur like you.
    Thanks for this inspiring post.

  23. Hi Kulwant, this is an awesome article. India has to go a long way before approve blogging as a career.

  24. Hello Kulwant

    Great Artical Bro

    Thanks For sharing a such a wonderful and Motivated artical I am gladful to you bro just keep in your self and motivate the people you are the geek πŸ™‚

    Thanks

  25. When you told, I am writing this article at Mumbai Airport, my expression was πŸ™‚ . You must have seen my face! This is the freedom of blogging, do what ever you want, whenever you want. Anyways thanks for sharing a very nice article! It was really worth reading.
    Enjoy The Blogging πŸ™‚

  26. Good job but first learn some basic English, maybe? Or hire some good writers to proof read your articles? Such a sorry state of writing & you call yourself a blogger! Wow

    • Debjeet, in this article I wrote that I am not good in English.

      Which I can say proudly to anyone.. LOL

      My schooling is from government schools and I am from one of the most backward cities in Haryana. What else to say?

      I am not giving any excuse here because I have raised myself and still putting my best efforts to improve English. There are few things which are not in our control. But still I’ll try to find a good editor for my blog who can readproof my articles.

      Thanks for being here and this comment. πŸ™‚

  27. hi,

    Thanks for posting your past.
    as u told u were a VLSI verification engineer, this glad to me bcz I am also doing this same job and I’ve started blogging after reading your blog post. Cricket is my passion so I started writing on it now I am enjoying this. so your story is very close to me.
    Thanks once again for your post.

    • Hi Lalit,

      Good to hear that you are in the same industry and on the same line which I followed. πŸ˜‰

      What kind of work you are doing in your job profile?

  28. Really Great article Sir… Worth to read it. It not only inspired me a lot but also helped me to take action as well. Thank you for sharing your valuable words. Cheers.. πŸ˜€

  29. This is really nice article by you Kulwant Bro. Via mean of this article you have describe your entire blogging journey too….

    Really motivating… keep it up bro.

  30. Great post again. After reading this post, I am contemplating on writing a post on your emergence as a blogger. You are an eternal inspiration of sorts. I never knew that you had your education from a government school and that too, in Hindi medium. Inspite of all the obstacles, u have made it big in the world of blogging and have carved a niche for yourself. Though, I am in Government Job presently, I personally consider the reasons you have a stated in ur post as inevitable ones for taking blogging as a career by many. However, I would like to add one more thing to the points u have already stated before. In the aftermath of globalisation and liberalisation initiated in 1990, India witnessed a change in job market scenario with many MNCs making India their hub for production, research & development. Youths started getting lucrative jobs in variety of sectors like pharmaceuticals, real estate etc. However, when financial crisis set in, a number of guys lost their jobs , many more had to settle with pay cuts as was seen in the wake of sub prime crisis that shook America’s financial market. In blogging, there is no chances of experiencing such downtrends. The only thing is that u have do your work properly.

    Regards
    Barnali

    • Thanks Barnali.

      Yeah, although I had very basic education in a small town but my dreams always pushed me to do something better in life.

      When I was doing graduation, the biggest dream I had was to get a job in VLSI industry. Luckily I got the job with my hard work and started my career as a VLSI verification engineer. But soon I came to know about the truth of this corporate world, so this was the period when I decided to not continue my job.

      With time, I learnt many things about blogging and kept on implementing those.

      Now I say with proud that I am a blogger. πŸ™‚

  31. Great article Kulwant. I love the fact that your articles are really long form and have a lot of learnings in a story telling format. They are personal and really connect with the readers and get them to know you well.

    We recently attended BNLF with a visiting card that had “I’m Blogger, Bitch!” printed on it. We are bloggers and we are damn proud of it.

    More Power to you. Cheers!

    • Thanks for such a great appreciation. πŸ™‚

      Will catch you in any future event soon. πŸ˜‰

  32. Hi Sir,
    This is just one awesome piece of writing, i recently started following your blog which i came to know from a Facebook group. I must say you’re awesome, i just hope someday i might be in this position.
    Happy Blogging ^_^

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