This blog is now at a place where I’m finally beginning to see the entire picture with regards to what it may look like. It’s filled with things that exude my personality and help people understand the different cognitive aspects and thought processes running through my mind. With that, I’ve now got to shift focus to a more prominent topic at hand, which is the job of attracting new readers. Usually, a good social media standing would be enough to kick off a passion project like this one. But as I fail to be enlisted on that particular measurement chart, people will have to view me, like me, and follow me. The good old-fashioned way. So I’ve now decided on doing a podcast (full details coming soon).
The concept of a podcast isn’t foreign to me. I’ve always loved talking smack with a bunch of people I like and it usually goes on for hours without end. I just didn’t consider the fact that people may actually be interested in what we have to say. Whenever I thought about it with any semblance of seriousness however, questions representing doubt would not leave me any peace. “What about the equipment?” and “Who’s going to edit this?” among others being the most common. Fortunately, I have found the solution to both these questions and we are well on our way to launch the pilot podcast. Earlier this week, I met up with a group of friends who I’ve learnt to trust over years of personal interaction. We decided to do a demo podcast because I wasn’t sure I’d be able to last more than 15 minutes as the host. Surprisingly, we shot about an hours’ worth of footage, which was almost immediately shelved for re-filming in a studio setting with real mugs instead of paper mugs and water bottles instead of plastic cups. So in quick summary, this will now be 8th article to be published on my blog, with complete social media connectivity and a dedicated YouTube podcast channel coming very soon. And all this was done within 2 weeks. That’s planning. And execution. Within 14 days.
The reason I’m telling you this is because this isn’t the first time I’ve attempted to do a blog. Or a YouTube channel for that matter. Countless unsuccessful attempts have been made to kick-start my journey into the realm of modern-day influential connectivity but laziness, lack of support and improper planning has always led to their doom. Most importantly though, it has been the lack of prolonged commitment to be successful. I’ve realized at great cost that perseverance is the key to achieving all of life’s milestones and this is an extremely important one. A month ago I had no plans to fill up my empty days with something enticing and productive. I had no plans to build up the courage to ask a girl out. I had no plans to represent my own identity with pride. Then I chose the slogan for my blog “Qui n’avance pas, recule”. If you do not move forwards, you move backwards. And I chose to move forwards. I chose to take that leap of faith.
This project is still in its infancy, not yet ready to be shown to all of the world. And it isn’t where I want it to be. And I haven’t achieved all that I set out to achieve. Not yet, anyways. But the fact that it makes me move forwards is as big a compliment as can ever be given to a tool that brings out an individual’s creativity. My point being, if I can do it, so can you.