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Blogging as a Prime Mover in (Professional) Life Choices

Eating your cake

The best of times ended when I received my high school graduation diploma. I had no idea that these would be the “best times” in my life as quarterly exams and unit tests were supposedly the most important obstacles in a preteens life.

And then the real world happened and “we” all went on to having some sort of ideal when it came to changing the world.” Of course, these ideals slowly got watered down by the real world – the demands of work, failure, relative success, and relationships.

And so my crux. Under the influence of social lubricant last night, a few friends gathered and the question of how long will blogging last came up. My answer was rather straight to the point (come to think of it I was barely awake so I’m not sure if I conveyed my message right).

Blogging by itself will be around for quite a while. Relying on blogs are a main source of income will be highly dependent on your personal and professional goals. Are you happy to make the extra 0.00 to augment your income? Or are you more interested in the long term effects of blogs as a prime mover in media? Do you want to play it safe and have a “fallback” with your 9-5 job or would you be willing to concentrate 100% of your efforts in taking the “nestea plunge.”

A respected industry person once asked me, “do you want to be part of the noise or the conversation?”

UPDATE: Added the word “professional” to the title as the post might be misconstrued as blogging fanaticism πŸ™‚

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast, EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

6 replies on “Blogging as a Prime Mover in (Professional) Life Choices”

Migs, you mean the other 99% are doing more? Or even less?

What used to be noise a few years ago is now the conversation. Noise and conversations are just the same, it’s the listener’s point of view that segregates them. The money aspect works the same way, but in many ways I think they are exactly the same.

I’m not sure I made sense. Hehe. πŸ™‚

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