I once asked myself about 4 weeks ago in “Crossroad Ahead: Which way now?” whether to go fulltime blogging or find another job and remain blogging part time. I have elaborated previously about the income I earned presently as a part time blogger. I have also made some projections as to the possible income I’d earn as a full time blogger.
A few friendly fellow bloggers pitched in with their comments about my situation. Glen of happyandblue2.ca put emphasis on the need to try things out. That there’s no shame should I fail as it is how we all learn. Ark of hakuna matata offered a few words of wisdom but cautioned about taking the plunge without making sure of how my skills would fare in the real cyberworld. Even Pattaya dropped a couple of lines about which area of blogging is a pain. James R. Lee of jrlee.me pitched in with a very wise advise of building a big cushion first before taking the plunge. r4 sdhc piped in with a reference to dedication to work. Last but not least I got some input from 2 of my favorite bloggers in the world: The Extreme John and The Sire. John implied on the need for perseverance and got me to thinking that I may not be ready yet indeed. Sire echoed the wise counsel of James Lee in his own way.
Blog Full Time or Part Time?
So which choice did I make? Well, as it turns out, I found that it is not only I who have the right to make that decision. When I opened this up with my wife, she kind of woke me up to the fact that I am no longer one person but half of one entity, husband in the husband-wife entity. It is not only I whose patience and perseverance gets tested if it takes 3 or 4 months before I get to see real income pouring in. There’s the wife and the kids. Besides, a week after a mild argument about the matter, I found myself in an interview for a vacant position she found at City Hall. If I can somehow harness my wife’s quick wit and ability to arrange such lightning fast transactions and apply it in the blogging business, I just might succeed in it really quickly too.
Needless to say, I went for the road more travelled. The road that looks safest. Sometimes I felt some sort of guilt for what feels like cowardice on my part. But what the heck, I’m not letting go of my blogging dream anyway. I’ll take James Lee’s advise of building a comfortable cushion first before taking the plunge. Perhaps it’ll take me months, even years to do so. Then when the time comes, I’ll take a dramatic sigh as I let go and take the plunge (to the sound of majestic drum roll). Then again, when that time comes, I think it won’t be a plunge but rather just a small leap because by then I’d be very sure where I’m going.