I wanna be a Professional Blogger, which means that I wanna make a living out of just blogging. I have said it over and over that it may be tiring for my regulars but here I am, saying it all over again. This time, here are my reasons why I wanna be one:
1. I Am a Lazy Bum by Nature
I’ll admit it, I’m really lazy which is not really a good thing to admit publicly but here I am, saying it anyway. I admit that If money wasn’t an issue, I’ll just sleep and wake up whenever. To be honest I’ve passed on many opportunities in my life just because I’m too plain lazy. Do I regret it? Oh yeah I sure do. Laziness is my biggest inner enemy, but with blogging, laziness so far has been a very good friend. I mean seriously, if I wasn’t lazy, I wouldn’t even dream of working at home just blogging and doing what I want whenever I want.
2. I Don’t Have to Meet Anyone’s Expectations
Not to brag or anything here, but I know I can be smart when I need to. Again, just that statement shows how lazy I am. Most of the time, I just wanna act dumb, and apparently it gets on the nerves of the people around me but hell, it’s so much easier if people think you’re stupid. No unrealistic expectations. I don’t expect you to agree, but in my personal experience, I have learned that being thought of as a dumb kid who manages to do something great is a lot better than being thought of as a great kid then doing dumb things. Anyways, with blogging, I have no real expectations to fill. At least not on this blog because this is just naturally me, writing without thinking about what you or anyone else expects to read from me, no offense.
3. I Can Be the Boss of Me
Again, I’m innately lazy. Sadly, the “real world” just eats lazy bums for breakfast and dumps them on the street to scavenge leftovers in trash collection bins so I got no choice but be a lowly peon, doing what I’m told to do, trying to meet overwhelming expectations, while facing constant threat of poverty and starvation if I do otherwise. If I actually get to pull this off and be a pro blogger, the only guy I have to answer to is me and I can do whatever the hell I want without having somebody telling me what to do or being told how much of a disappointment I am.
4. I Wanna Be Someone By Being Just Me
Of course I still seek the approval of others, just like a normal human being. I mean I wanna be somebody someone looks up to, but as much as possible, I wanna be that somebody in my own terms. I mean I can always be a full-fledged nurse and maybe even be a doctor or something, get rich, and be respected in my field and it’s really pretty ordinary to me. I mean we already know that medical professionals tend to become wealthy(at least here in America and maybe Europe), but a blogger making a real money just out of blogging? Now that is something!
5. I Love Writing But I’ll Never Beat Stephen King If I Play His Game
I mean I don’t have enough talent to write great books that can be best sellers, at least not yet, but blogging is like a fair playing field the way I see it. I mean just look at a lot of the blogs around here at WordPress. They’re mostly like mine: a reflection of their writers’ inner selves and still we get readers every day, subscribers, and comments from other people. If I take the contents of my blog to some publishing company, they’ll just shred it without even looking at a single word but here, I can potentially be my own blogging Stephen King just by writing about whatever I fell like writing.
6. I Want Me to Approve of Me
Yes, sometimes I can really hate myself for having to be someone I am not, but if I actually pull it off and be a pro blogger, I’m pretty sure Mr. Hyde would finally shut up and just go along with my decisions. Oh yeah, “Mr. Hyde” is what I call the negative, irritating persona inside of me who keeps telling me that I can’t do anything right. The alter ego who gets to keep all the bad stuff and gets to say all the real hurtful stuff.
7. I Wanna Be Able to Do the Things That Really Matter to Me
I think I’ve already mentioned that I have a daughter right? I wanna see her grow up, I wanna be an actual part of her life and not just some father who she talks to at Skype. I wanna actually be able to pay for her school fees and take her to school myself. My life is a complicated mix up right now in which I can really only choose between a comfortable life for my daughter while staying thousands of miles from her, or being with her but having her suffer starvation and poverty. If I actually make it and gain a decent living out of blogging, I guess I can have enough time and money for her.
I guess all I really did here is show you how much I excel at being a lazy bum. But that’s just me. If you don’t approve of my simple dream of being a pro blogger and making a living out of this then it’s fine with me really. After all, we Filipinos have a proverb:
“Libre Lang Mangarap.”
Which literally translates to: “it’s free to dream” and this is my dream. I know it’s not a very realistic one but I swear I’ll do all I can in my abilities to get there without jeopardizing everything else. It’s called “multitasking.”
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