Why I Haven’t Been Blogging As Much
I’m sure you guys have noticed that I haven’t been blogging as much as I used to.
I used to blog consistently 3x a week for probably over a year when I started; and now I blog maybe once a month, if even that.
So what gives?
Well, here are some reasons why, in case you were wondering:
My blog continues to generate reliable income
I think this is the biggest reason why I don’t feel the need to always stress about being on top of blogging consistently on a set schedule and being strict with myself.
My blog is a source of passive income for me. Passive means not having to do anything.
Now that my blog has been around for a while, the money that I make from it is on cruise control. The bulk of the work was done for the first year or so, and now I can just reap the rewards going forward.
This is why I call blogging the ultimate passive income machine and why I love it so much.
Because you set it up and “front-load” the work. You may not make any money right away, but once it gets going it’s like a snowball rolling down a hill. It starts small, but when it gets big enough, it can become unstoppable.
As long as your site is still up and the internet exists, people will continue to visit and drive ad revenue, affiliate revenue, and propriety product revenue in perpetuity (forever).
That said, the more blog posts I write, obviously the more money I will make since every single blog post I write becomes an additional income stream.
I’ve been playing too much video games
This is the second reason.
I have to admit it, haha.
I’ve been playing a ton of Nintendo Switch, League of Legends, and mobile games like Brawl Stars. Like anything else, hobbies are great stress-relievers, but even I have to admit that I’ve been sinking a bit too much time in video gaming.
When you start to feel guilt, you know you’re being a bit excessive!
That said, I’ve always been a huge gamer since I was young. My mom told me a story of when I was 3 years old, I went missing (this was in Korea back in the day). She said she found me in one of my friend’s houses playing video games!
Yeah, I get lazy.
I have no problem admitting it, and what would be the point of hiding it? I think it’s a human condition.
Everyone gets lazy once in a while. All of us. And there are times in our lives where we go through seasons of laziness, or feeling like you want to take it easy for a while.
There’s nothing wrong with that. Life isn’t a sprint; it’s a marathon.
You can’t hustle all day, every day, until the day you die right? That’s not a life I think is worth living.
I’m technically retired
Technically speaking, I don’t have to do anything.
That’s the benefit of being technically retired.
The reason why I say “technically retired” is because I actually don’t really believe in retirement (at least in the traditional way people tend to view it).
Here’s why I say this:
As weird as this sounds, I actually like work. Work has become such a dirty word. Meaningful work is different than “slave labor” type work where you feel forced to output X, you have people ordering you around, and you have no control over your own day.
Meaningful work gives purpose.
If all I do for the next 70 years of my life (yeah I think I’ll get to be age 100, haha, if God allows)…if all I do is play video games, eat and sleep, rinse and repeat for the next 7 decades…I can’t think of a worse life than that. That would be severely depressing.
This is why I’m retired in the sense that I’m done with the rat race for good. I don’t have to force myself to do anything. I do things that I find value in and things I want to do that I feel good doing. Finance isn’t an issue either because I make plenty of money from all my income sources, and I have a healthy nest egg to fall back on if need be. My wife works too, so that’s also an additional source of extra income.
The older I get, the more it feels like time slips away
All of you reading this are of different ages.
I don’t know about you, but the older I get, I feel like the days are getting shorter and shorter and the more jam-packed my days become. I don’t know how I used to do it with an 80-hour work week holding down multiple jobs being a VP at a 9-5 company, a personal trainer, a blogger, and a social media consultant.
If you’re single without kids, I promise you this is the time to really explore what your passions are and try a lot of different stuff. Later, you’re going to wish you had. Taking kids to daycare/school, events and activities (thankfully not yet for me since my kid is 3), and other parental and husband/wife responsibilities, chores and errands, on top of the typical 40 – 60 average work week…
Yeah, this is why when you become an adult the only thing you desire in life becomes a nice uninterrupted nap!
Will I stop blogging?
Absolutely not! I enjoy blogging! I like talking things out through writing. It’s kinda like a journal too if you think about it. A journal where I can share my ideas, feelings, while also helping educate others.
Blogging is also one of my main ways of “giving back” to society. Because I give out a lot of free information (i.e. business, investments, career, life hacks, etc).
Yeah I make money from it too but there’s no harm in that. I enjoy making money; it’s a fun hobby for me. As odd as that sounds. I enjoy participating in the market place and being an active participant of capitalism, by creating products and services that people can use.