Starting 2016, I had a whole different vision of my future, I had never thought of having a blog. Indeed, I was thinking about being a model. So in January I went to New York City, after meeting a model and spending a day with him I was still pretty confident that I wanted to be a model, I mean you get paid for wearing clothes and traveling around the world, who wouldn’t like that right?
So Why did I change my vision?
Well, after coming back from my trip I started thinking seriously about where I wanted to be in 10 years and if being a model can help me reach that goal, it turned out it wasn’t what I wanted to do, being a model wouldn’t help me achieve my dreams, moreover while I was in NYC I discovered that the fashion world had a lot of downsides I didn’t like, maybe for some occasion I’ll be a model but that’s not the job I want to do.
What was the turning point?
After I decided not to be a model I started to learn by myself, I started using Quora, watching Ted talk, reading newspaper, going to meeting then I started reading books, this is the best thing that happened to me in the last two years, the best advice you can give someone is read. Since February I’ve bought hundreds of euros worth of books and it provided me with significant knowledge, something you can’t learn in college.
Why starting a blog then?
Creating weekly content on my blog demands discipline and work, I’ll use this as a tool to keep myself being productive, I take this as a challenge, being an entrepreneur require these skills and I’m willing to work on these and bring the best of me in this blog. I also want to bring exclusive content to my blog which will require even more hard work.
Besides doing a blog to keep myself productive, I also want to create value with quality post and bring them to people, I’ve managed to create 5 categories which I think are those in which I am the most aware and informed of. Working on this blog will allow me to share my experiences like the conferences I attend and the people I meet.
What about you?
Nowadays, many people are interested in making a blog, others are only interested in making money. Well, anyway, starting a blog is easy and you don’t have to invest money (or at least not much). If you need help, I can give you some advice, just reach me on my email. The most important part is to provide great content and love what you write about, don’t do it for money, you’ll fail thinking this way. Here are the basic things to know:
- You can either have a free domain name like wordpress provide (example: thenextcrush.wordpress.com) or buy your own domain name, the price varies depending the host. The host I picked is Bluehost, it’s the best quality price I found.
- When you have your domain, I suggest that you install wordpress on it, on Bluehost you can install it with one click.
- Then you can either code your own theme or download one, there are many free/premium themes included in WordPress.
- Customize your website.
- Start blogging
That’s all you need
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email on the contact page.