Okay, now let's move on to business as usual. That of course the main reason we're here. Obviously to get something which will benefit you and your blog. That's the hallmark of this blog which claims to be in a cage but it's not.
Nagi, don't take it personal though. Your blog isn't in any cage. It's a strong contender in this blogging world. It appears I'm suffering from menopause since you might rightly see I've totally retrogressing from the main reason for writing this post.
I'm back to normal now. Let us see what ‘Mahatma Gandhi can teach you about blogging'
Someone is probably thinking what’s wrong with this guy?
Never mind, my newest piece ‘Are you sure you are Normal?’ will hit my blog in no time. Ha..ha…
Why Mahatma Gandhi?
Don’t get me twisted and remember I’m not an Indian but a very big fan of Mahatma.
Mahatma Gandhi is the political father of India.
For the benefit of those who might not have heard of Mahatma, I think it will be wise for me to delve in the life of Mahatma before I move into the main reason for writing this post.
So who was Mahatma Gandhi?
He was an Indian as I earlier reiterated born on October 1869 I guess in one small village of Parbandor. (I’m sure it's a prominent town in India). I have never being India before so please do forgive me if… Okay, he was a lawyer and was verily noted for fighting for people’s human rights to be respected irrespective of the individual’s background.
He became the leader of India’s Independence Organization which was known for boycotts against British Institutions in a peaceful form of public disobedience. To make long story short, He gained independence for India on August 1947. Mahatma passed away on January 30, 1948. He was 79. As to the number of children he had, I don't think it is necessary.
All that I can add is that, he married at a very early age. Probably in his early teens.
Again, what has this great man got to teach us in Blogging?
Obviously there is no doubt that he never used the internet. So why do I want us to learn from someone who wasn’t a blogger in anyway? Ha..ha..
Let’s share some of Mahatma’s quotes and see what we can learn from them as bloggers.
First they ignore
Then they laugh at you
Then they fight you
Then you win
This is probably one of the best quotes I’ve ever come across. There’s no doubt that every big thing in the world actually started small. Starting small, combined with hardwork will certainly bring to an end what is expected. So please, as a blogger don’t let the laughter and heckles from others drown you. Many are naïve and don’t know anything about blogging therefore find it really hard to understand how you intend to making money from your blog. Ignore those naysayers and move on amid all the heckling and distractions. Bare in mind that beyond the sky is the limit. As Mahatma ends the quote ‘ THEN YOU WIN’. Winning should be the focus.
If you don't find God in the next person you meet, it's a waste of time looking for him further”
Why bother yourself with worry when it’s clear you can’t find anything good from this or that friend you’re about to loosing or have lost. The blogging world is filled with millions of bloggers and you’re maybe part of it (which I can’t tell or you intend joining it). Making your blog unique is simply letting the other person find ‘God’ within your blog. The same way you’re likely not to return back to any blog because of what you might deem as poor service, the flip side is likely to happen to you.
So be that ‘God’ you want others to be, for them to pursue you further. What’s the use of people visiting your site when you have nothing good to offer other than your persona. (Probably your site is filled with your latest shirt or dress you bought and the dinner you took last night). No one will be interested in such thing except your mother and father. Everyone in this world is seeking solutions. So why not be that answer someone else has being seeking for all these while?
I will not let anyone walk through my mind with dirty feet.
What and where are you consuming into your mind as a blogger? (this is general to all not just limited to bloggers). What and which books are you reading or do you read? What and which blogs do you follow? Answering all these will certainly bring out a wider horizon on whether indeed if someone is actually walking on your mind with a dirty or a clean feet. Infact, you’re what you read and that makes or unmakes you as a blogger. Don’t just consume or follow the crowd blindly.
You must be the change you wish to see in this world.
What are you changing in the world with your blog? The likes of John Chow, Steve Pavlina, Nagi, Harsh, and many others in the blogosphere are effecting changes. The kind of ones they want to see. I don’t only see blogging as fun but rather a business. Something I’m paying for domain name and also paying for a hosting platform can’t just be taken for granted. I intend to seeing a world where individuals won’t just be Facebooking or Twitting. I want to see a world where the internet is used more for something ‘meaningful’. What about you?
Speak your mind – Your comments are welcomed. Share your thought on this post.