I know I haven’t been updating this son of a bitch for a while now!
I’ve just been mad busy figuring out some stuff, working part-time and also travelling a little!
So… Noticed anything different?
This is like the all new and improved look of Alden-Tan.com!
I’ve gotten rid of the business-y stuff and decided to go back to my roots.
Yep, as with the tone and style of the articles in this blog, there’s no more bullshit.
I got a little tired of over thinking the future of this blog and what I need to do with it.
All that studying of marketing and conducting business online was just wearing me out.
I talked about this before… I felt like I sold out myself and totally lost the purpose of writing and being who I am.
That sounds kind of dramatic, but that’s the truth.
A little history of this blog
Basically it went down like this:
I spent the first 8 months being lost, but… I was myself. I wrote and talked about anything I wanted.
I then spent the next 8 months conducting things the “right” way. I was on the prowl of gaining subscribers as I learnt it was the way to go to make money online. It was cool. I learnt so much. I currently have a repertoire of over 50 guest posts published and over 7,000 subscribers on my list. I’m also earning consistent money with my eBooks.
And then at the beginning of 2013, I revamped the entire blog to make it more business-like, thinking that I ought to be taken seriously.
Now, all of this is good, but something wasn’t fucking right… at all.
I sold out.
What far did I stray from what I started out to be?
I stopped cussing so much, simply because others said it would not be good for business.
I applied a bunch of bullshit and scammy tactics that were supposed to give me instant results and even fast money, but none of them worked out.
I wrote way less. Writing is and will always be my best asset, but I toned it down simply because others said so.
I just stopped having fun and things started to become a chore.
SO FUCK ALL OF THAT.
There’s a whole not-so-new direction with this blog, but I won’t go into it here. You can read about it in my About Me.
But oh, I’m gonna be using awesome, badass pictures, induced with my wisdom more!
Now, why should you stop giving a fuck?
As in specifically, about what others say or think?
Because, trust me on this, passion goes full circle.
What you love, what your heart says and what you really wanna do in life, it will come back to you.
When you stray off the path, your passion will be that nagging feeling telling you what you really should be doing, all the while everything else is a fucking chore.
And a lot of us stray off the path because we listen too much to others; we fucking care way too fucking much what others say or even think.
Is it worth it? I don’t think so.
I feel like I could have done so much more and achieved so much more had I just followed my heart and do whatever the fuck I wanted to do.
Sure, I know you got responsibilities and shit, like paying bills and whatever.
But hey… do yourself a favour, and balance that shit out. Find the time to do what you love and also hold on to your responsibilities.
You only have one life for your dreams. Don’t waste it.
Just open up, and be absolutely fucking mindful of what you’re doing. Don’t let your life be controlled by what others say or think. LISTEN to that nagging feeling!
Do you want another fucking, awesome indicator!?!?
“If you aren’t waking up everyday and having fun about it, then maybe this isn’t for you” – Jason Fonceca, J-Ryze,
Words of wisdom from an old mentor of mine. And old, early mentor.
Stay true to yourself guys and girls! Need more help? My books will help.