Yes, I love to read and write. I spend all my hours with information and when I write something then I get happy. In the past, writing was my hobby and passion. I always wanted to be a writer but getting published was a very serious issue. However, after blogging came then it was no longer an obstacle. I would not say that I was a bad writer. In fact, before entering into full time professional blogging, I published more than articles and features in various newspapers and magazines. I also have some experience of working with radio and television.
The main obstacle for me in writing was that I could not write the things I loved. I had to write about the things that there was any demand. Secondly, I had to depend on the editors. Often, I got a lot of satisfaction from writing a piece and then the editor did not like it or change it in a way that I lost all enjoyment. It happened more than one times or even 10 times. So, naturally, I did not enjoy the field of freelance writing and freelance journalism.
On the other hand, I love blogging. Blogging has given me the freedom. Of course, I have to keep in mind of Google and SEO but most of the time, I try to write naturally and I enjoy. So, when I earn my daily breads by doing the thing I always dreamt of, I feel very happy at the end of every day.
Of course, blogging is full of stress and pressure for me. It is not a 9-5 job but it is more of a 11-3 job (11AM-3AM). For the last three months, I had to be busy on some personal matters and I could blog that much. Now, again I am back to full time blogging and I am happy to be back again. Sometimes, the pressure is too much as I have to fight with many bloggers in my field. I have to think of writing in a way that it would be appreciated by the readers and by Google. Well, it is not so hard when your blog becomes one year old. I have seen with my professional blog SouthAsiaBiz that now if I cover any topic in details related to the scope of the blog then it gets impressive Google ranking within 3-4 days.
This is the best thing in blogging. Here, you can have quick results if you are ready to work hard.