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Five Is My Lucky Number

18/01/2008

Five has always been my lucky number. Don't ask me why. It's always been that way since I was a kid. That's why I think this blog is going to be a personal breakthrough. You see, this is already the fifth time I am starting a new blog.

My previous four blogs were complete and utter failures. I have thought long and hard about it and I have concluded that there were three reasons for me having flunked it several times before:

1) Goal
In two of the four previous cases I had no specific goal. I just started writing about whatever came to mind, without knowing what it really was that I was attempting to achieve with it. But this time, apart from world domination and free sex, I do have a real attainable goal, and I will tell you more about it later…

2) Focus
In some of the previous cases I had no focus. I was just blogging along about movies, politics, computer programming and my dead cat. Just about anything that came along made it on my blog. After a while I started getting desperate about subjects which almost caused me to invent devious ways of killing my neighbors, just so that I would have something to write about. But this time I will have focus, and I will have subjects. They will not involve any deaths, at least not intentionally. You will see what they are soon enough…

3) Motivation
Last but not least, I started to lose interest after a while. Writing a blog is like attending a fitness club. It feels great, but it's also tiresome and hard work. I solved this problem by not choosing a free blogging system this time. Instead I opted for the paid service offered by Typepad. I am sure that, each time I see the monthly fee being charged to my account, I will be re-energized and I will feel highly motivated to make it worth the money this blog is costing me!

This article is written by on in This Blog. Jurgen Appelo is at Happy Melly. Connect with Jurgen Appelo on .

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