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Why it is okay to not know everything

It's okay. Trust me.

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Let me make one thing clear, I am not criticizing anyone who shares nuggets of wisdom in any form. Quite the contrary, I love such people. They make me a better person than I was yesterday. I guess that’s the whole point; to get better every single day. The reason why I’m talking about this is because of something that happened this past week.

So, I have been having this obsession of increasing the number of viewers and subscribers in the past couple of weeks. It was the only thing in my mind at the time. My campus assignments had no time to be catered for. All I desired at that point was to increase my traffic. That is when I decided to visit my trusted friend, Google. You already know what I wrote. 😂

I have to mention how I was feeling before and after I googled the question.

Before: This is it Elvis. You’re finally going to do it big.

After: Huh? I’m confused.

The search results were disappointing really. All I could see is “SEO optimization” “Promote it on social media” “Create some controversy”. Almost all articles I read had something like that. What made it even worse is that they guaranteed if you follow those steps, you would see a spike in traffic. Okay. Fine. But. There is a problem.

As I was reading those articles, it made me question why I began blogging in the first place. Was it just to attract traffic and get more subscriptions? Was it to get some blog money via ads and affiliate marketing? What was the reason?

Sorry. 😂 I had to lighten the mood.

As I thought about it, I realized that I had only one reason; because I can. It’s that simple. It’s not because I was born to do it, not because that’s where the money is, it’s just because I can. You have no idea how happy I was when I realized that truth. It made me look forward to writing the next article in my blog and here at Thrive Global. You could say I found a new form of motivation.

You might be asking yourself at this point whether I’ll still follow the steps to increasing traffic on my blog. Maybe. Maybe not. Look, I don’t want to worry so much about how I’ll get people to read my content. I’m certainly not going to waste my time hoping that some big guy at Thrive Global will read this and be amazed. Nah. For once, I’ll play along with the uncertainty of things as they are.

There is a beauty in not knowing some things. It gives you this feeling of excitement and anxiety at the same time. I love it. Perhaps that’s the main point to be taken home today. In this modern era full of information, wouldn’t it be nice to leave some things to your imagination? 🤷‍♀️ 

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