Well, I was searching something on the net and I came across this wonderful blogpost. The title of the article was ‘Just do it’ by Barbara Swafford. She has beautifully described the dilemma of a ‘wanna be’ blogger, like ‘whether I should start my blog or not?’ or ‘whether people will accept my work or not?’ Every person planning to start a blog should read her article. At the end of this article, she has raised a question: why did you decide to jump into the blogging pool? She has asked her audience to share their views. Initially, I thought of writing a short post in the comment section, but I changed my mind and decided to write a post on my blog itself. I am not writing this article to give justification to my audience on starting this blog. I am writing this article to inspire and motivate that person who is wondering whether he should start a blog or not. I want to share my story. There are three reasons behind this blog.
My educational qualification is Master of Pharmacy (Pharmaceutics). During my PG studies, I had to visit a lot of websites and go through many books to collect/find the needed information on the desired drug. The process, though efficient, was pain stalkingly slow. Like, for a drug, if you want to look for its side effects, you have to go to one website whereas, for other details, you have to search other websites/books. There was not a one-stop solution. Manufacturer’s label or prescribing guidelines are mostly complete, but they include a ton of vocabulary. And scanning all those unnecessary sentences and vocabularies also proved to be a headache. From those days (of my PG), I wanted to develop a platform where students and professionals from medical, paramedical and pharmaceutical fields can visit and get the desired information, from a single website. This is the first reason.
I wanted to stay in touch with the consumers of the products, especially health supplements. Some of you might say that a call center or a virtual help desk would be a better option. But, for me, that was not an option at all. Firstly, I am tight on budget. Secondly, call centers and help desk are impossible to run by a single person. You need staff/employees for that. And I don’t want any information given by a consumer, to be misquoted to me by my team. Also, I don’t run a business. So there’s no point for me in investing my hard earned money in setting up a call
Today, most of the people purchase health supplements on the basis of advertisements/campaigns which are carefully crafted to lure the majority. Health supplements are good for health. People should buy them. Such
Just for your information, I am not a computer geek. I learned everything (whatever I know) about blogging, on page SEO, off page SEO, various platforms like Joomla, WordPress, Blogger and much more by watching videos on you tube. If I can learn from YouTube, I am sure you too, can learn from YouTube.
I am not expecting this post to rank in Google. It’s not that I don’t want to. I will be happy if it happens. But I will be happier if somebody starts his/her blog after reading this article. I will be happier if I inspire someone.
A final note: Start blogging to satisfy your passion. This way you will produce amazing content. If you start blogging considering income from AdSense and other affiliate programs, your content will suffer.