As a blogger, I am always challenging myself to improve my blog’s quality and content. Over the years, my blog has evolved from sharing of investment and entrepreneurial ideas to a portal of wealth building opportunities, providing wealth building information to readers. Along the way, I felt that the former blog title does not reflect the current activities in this blog. Therefore, the re-branding of this blog.
There are many people who think that they can make a living from blogging full time. In reality, this is very difficult to achieve. Indeed, you probably can make a few hundreds or thousands here and there from affiliate marketing or sponsorships. But in most months, there might be little or even no income at all. Over the years, I have seen so many local bloggers fizzled out from the scene after only a few months. I supposed most of them gave up blogging after realizing that it cannot bring food to the table on a daily basis. So if you wanted to make a career in blogging, your first priority should not be in making money from your blog. Rather, you must first have the passion for sharing a niche in your blog. The money will come in after you have build up a high traffic blog with established reputation.
Now for some updates. We are approaching the final quarter of 2013 and I thought that it is time opportune to pause and do some reflections before the year ends. There had been many ups and downs in my personal life this year. I lost my father, got my first job promotion, moved into my new home, passed my IPPT in three years and celebrated my daughter’s first birthday!
My father’s death had a deep impact on me because he had been a guiding force all my life. Since young, I do not know what I wanted to be but I had always aspired to earn big money to provide a good life for my father and mother. When he left this world, I was not by his deathbed and was on overseas duty travel. Now that he is not around, I miss him very much. I regretted not learning the rope from him on business and investment. I also wished I had spent more quality time with him.
As for personal improvement, I had been reading lately. I remember my first investment book was written by Peter Lynch, when I was 20 years old. Time flies and even though it has been 13 years already, the principles of value investing remain the same. I love reading and writing. So I tell myself that if I got to retire early one day after achieving financial freedom, I would spend time on reading and blogging. It is my desire to promote investment knowledge in Singapore.