So far, my professional blog idea is on 50/50 status. Just a few resoponses so far, but the people who have commented online are encouraging:
Content wise, why not do a blog about both finances and language education? That’s what my blog-mentor suggested. The question is finding the convergence of those two very different topics. Also, a friend whose FMD episodes are legendary and one who lurks but never comments emphasized that having a catchy style/voice is important.Â If I write well enough, readers will visit my site no matter what the topic is.
On the other appendage, the people who have responded critically have given me plenty of food for thought. Culturally, we are not that comfortable talking about money. Most people here would not be interested in reading about finances when they do go online. People my age (or at least within the 21-31 bracket) would rather spend their hard-earned money on clothes than save it. Or in a lot of cases, they are the sole breadwinners and thus would need the money to support their family.
The most striking insights I got were a series of questions:
Since I am not an expert or financial consultant by profession, so what can I offer my readers?
How would I feel if people followed what I wrote and it turned out to be bad advice?
What would make my blog special?
Enough of the seriousness. While doing my blog feasibility survey during our aftershift breakfast, I asked my friends, “If you had a windfall (received a million dollars), what would you do with the money?” Got these tongue-in-cheek answers in return:
Icky: Get all the hard cash and spread the bills out on a bed and roll around on them.
Very Icky: Imitate Rose from Titanic (holds up a dollar bill) “Paint me wearing this. Wearing only this.”
With friends like these, who needs cash?
Me! Me! Me!