Today, I was wondering if I should write something here before the end of the year. I mean, 2015 will be here soon and I’m sure there will be plenty to say about the New Year and the goals, plans and resolutions that come with it.
I’ll probably create a few products too. Not because that was the plan for this site. But because I get asked every day if I will please put out a book or a course on the stuff I talk about. So there’s a pretty good chance I’ll do that next year.
But before all that happens. Before we start worrying about next year. I thought I would just take a second and say…
Sometime around January of this year I started writing regularly to this site. I wasn’t really trying to start a blog with readers. I mean, I’ve had this domain for over 10 years but it’s always been more of a hobby for me. Sometimes I’d post a bunch of brain dumps and thoughts. Other times I’d post music. For a while I was posting my dreams. I’d do this for a while and then delete the whole thing and start over.
In 2014, that all changed. This entire year I’ve posted something here at least 1–2 times a week. And for this entire year you’ve been coming back and reading each one.
I have a few people to thank for that.
I think the first time my site got your attention was when my friend Charles Ngo started sharing and tweeting links to my posts.
I’ll never forget the first time he posted one of my articles on his Facebook page. All of the sudden I had waves of traffic coming in from Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Visitors were coming in from all over the world. I couldn’t figure it out at first, then I saw what had happened.
That was huge – so Thank You Charles.
Then there were guys like Thanh from Asian Efficiency, Luke from Peerfly and Jason from A4D who also consistently retweeted and shared my stuff with their circles. You guys put me on the map this year. So Thank You.
The topics have mainly covered affiliate marketing, intermittent fasting, leangains and self help. In some posts I’ve outlined plans for how to make money online. In other posts I’ve told you more personal stuff about my life than I’ve ever told anyone – even my closest friends.
What’s funny is, I’m normally terrified to release the personal posts. I remember considering not posting ‘10 Decisions That Probably Saved My Life‘. It was too real. I sat there with my finger on the delete button for a few minutes… Then I said f#ck it and posted it – and it exploded.
The FB Likes and Tweets count got reset to zero on that post somehow but it was originally heading towards 1000, which is 10x more than any other post on the site. That was pretty damn encouraging.
So I keep on writing. And week after week, month after month you keep coming back. Reading, commenting and sharing my writings. You learn from me and I learn from you.
- Writing out my thoughts on marketing has made me a better marketer.
- Explaining my workouts has made me workout better.
- Writing out my tips for dealing with depression made me deal with it better.
That’s how it works.
This site wouldn’t exist without you. If you weren’t here, I would have abandoned it a long time ago. So…
- Thank You for making this website exist.
- Thank You for coming back week after week.
- Thank You for commenting and letting me know what’s on your mind.
- Thank You for sharing my stuff with your friends.
- Thank You for your insanely personal emails and FB messages.
- Thank You for being a part of this thing.
I look forward to seeing where we go next year.
See you in 2015.