How this all Started…
In 2014, I turned down a lot of opportunities to travel and experience the world, because I am a woman and women almost always prefer stability and safety to risk. After saying no to what might have been an amazing experience in Australia and Germany, I promised myself that for 2015, my resolution was to take risks – calculated risks, but risks all the same.
Since then, I have gotten more involved in charities, and built relationships with people who opened doors for me I never could have on my own. I quit my full-time job in Jamaica, gave up my apartment, condensed my life into three suitcases, and left the country. I’m now doing everything I was too scared to try in 2014.
Taking that risk was the best decision I ever made. I saw so much, and did things I never thought myself capable of. One of those things was becoming a full-time writer and actually making a living from it. As I don’t believe in giving advice I can’t follow, this turn in my career compelled me to create this website, and more recently College Mate, your survival guide for college.
I’ve since learned the unfortunate truth that though many of us start blogs with high hopes of success, statistics show that 95% of blogs fail and that most bloggers quit in just three months. This might surprise you, but when you start running your own website you quickly begin to see why. It takes a lot of time and effort and not everyone has the time, the skills, or the energy to keep up with it.
This blog started with 25 views per month in July 2015 and now gets up to a thousand views per day, and up to 118 views per hour. My other blog, College Mate, also does well with up to 8000 views per month. All this, after more than a year of research, experimentation and hands-on public relations. Not bad for a one-woman show.
The Fun Part
I still dedicate my time to fun writing, old books, new places, and staying fit…
…and I hope to meet people with similar interests and ambitions along the way.
Are you one?