More accurately the anniversary was in May, but let’s just say that like most things in my life I am a bit late to the party.
5 years in itself is not a long time, but on internet time scale 5 years is not too savvy. It’s not that hard actually, I just have to keep paying the monthly VPS fees and the yearly domain renewal and I am good to go. it’s not like I write very often. As a matter of fact, this is my first post of this year! I would very much like to change that, but there are only so many hours in a day and there are so many things you can do with your limited time – and it seems to me like new things keep piling on, one after another. But I can sense things changing soon a lot, opening up more time for me to do things I always wanted to spend more time on (like blogging) and spend less time on things that I actually don’t enjoy doing.
Life is too short to keep doing things that drain the life out of you, especially if you actually have the choice to not keep doing it.
This is not even my first blog, I have had quite a few blogs over the years when I was much much younger my focus was on monetizing blogs and making money from them and for few years I did quite well for myself. I loved doing it. My English was much much worse back then and I had even less patience for editing my posts before publishing them. You may or may not have heard of one of my very popular blog Linuxhaxor.net. It’s a stupid name, but it was meant as a pun directed towards everyone who uses Linux considering themselves as uber cool haxors. It had crazy traffic and I made a decent amount of money. Digg was still a thing back then (much like Reddit now). And my posts were almost always on the front page back done. I used to enjoy the attention, the traffic and the money that was coming from it. But soon I started to dread having to write almost every day, it started to become less of blog and more of a job, which was never my intention in the first place. So I ended up selling the site for a decent amount of money (I also needed the money at the time for some reason I forgot).
Since then, I have started other blogs, but none of them were focused on making money. Eventually, I settled on this blog and this is the only personal blog I have at the moment.
I have other sites which run on WordPress (like this one), but those are not personal blogs.
The thing is I like writing, but despite promising myself that I would like to make it regular a thing I never got around doing it. Believe it or not, writing regularly is actually quite hard unless it’s your profession. I know blogs that have been around for more than 10-15 years, I have no idea how they do it, but they do it and they do it very well, I have a lot of respect for those people.
Now that I am cutting down on my other responsibilities, you might actually see me writing more often.
Wouldn’t that be so nice for a change, to do something that you actually love – with all the uncertainty and craziness life has to throw at you?