I mean I could start another blog but it will never be the same. Not just because of my SEO, or personal branding but it will just be something new, something which is not this one. You will understand this is you are a hoarder like me. It's almost like them rebooting Spider (again). Could be better but surely not the same.
Deleting blog post can be really tough for a hoarder like me. Some of those blog posts are dumb and silly but never the less they are my memories. Without the 1st 1,000 blog post, there will never be the blog post I am writing today. It is just like eating cookies. You can't just go to the 7th piece and feel full, you have to eat all the 7 pieces. Patience.
Anyway, while doing this whole spring cleaning thing, I realized that this blog has been around for 10 yrs! Omgosh... I didn't even noticed that. Everytime when people ask me about it and I just go "maybe 6 or 7 yrs." It's actually 10 freaking years!!!
|10 years, that's how long my favourite TV show lasted. Which was more than 10 years ago. WHAT!|
It brought me to so many places like literally. Traveling, opened up so many doors of opportunities for me which includes meeting so many new and awesome people.
I mean, besides the fact that my written English kinda got better, I add more pictures, videos etc to my blog post, I still read a lot of consistency in my blog post from 10 yrs ago. The tone, how straight forward I was back then and now, how some principles of mine never changes. My believes in being passionate about things you do etc.
So that got me thinking, I went far with this shit but how long can I last. (That's what she said)
Here's a blog post for the 40 years old Smith. Oh God, 10 mores years and I will be 40 WHATTTT...
Dear 10 years later Smith,
If you are reading this, 1st thing 1st, Congrats that Google did not lock this freaking blog up on 23rd March 2015 for having adult content which
Next up, congrats that you are still alive. Despite the fact that you started driving and drives like a road rage. The fact that you are overweight and Burger king is still your favourite food. The weather is getting hotter and hotter year to year like how much cleavage the girls are showing and I'm surprised earth did not blow up just like that. And The Walking Dead (I hope you still remember this show.) did not happen in real life, we did not become a walker.
Now we have gotten the whole congrats out of the way, let's get things straight. Being practical, I hope you are reading this is a nicer, bigger office with more staff working under you. You are driving (still with a legit license) a very awesome car which is so expensive but you do not mind paying for because you are richer than the car and I hope it's not a ferrari Taxi.
Stay hungry and keep working for a better tomorrow!
Not too sure how much technology has advanced and if shit like blogging, Twitter, Instagram still means anything in the society now. I really hope they come out with a better way to measure KPIs for online influencers instead of just by pure numbers where we both know it's not exactly accurate. There's so many tips and tricks out there to spin these numbers. I hope you are still the same guy who is happy and always about having fun. I mean maybe a bit more mature at the age of 41 but still cool and hip. Writing stuff influencing younger writers and teaching them the ropes. Not about writing what is right or wrong but about doing what that gets people started. Start to think and be inspired.
How are some of the bloggers we know? Are they still doing this? Or did they just fall off the radar? Did they become a sell out? Did Dash Dash take over Xiaxue's blog? Do you think I can still recongize how Dawn Yang look if you actually invented the time machine and send her 2025 picture to 2015? Is Mr Brown still relevant? What about your friends? Did yongwei slim down? Did Mint Leong become famous? Are people like Hpility, Renzze, Carrie, Nadia etc still in the scene? Do they still attend event or is event already a cliche? What about us? Did we win some other awards? Are you like some super blogger yet? Or are you just reading this because you remember this post? More importantly I hope you are not a sell out now. If you are, mid life crisis or not, stop that shit.
Remember your own quote' "There's a lot of things that I can earn money from but there are only so little things that makes me happy."
I would love to believe that Social Media and Mainstream media grew hand in hand without people asking "will social media take over mainstream" anymore and I am sure it is no longer still known as New Media. If they already used the word new media in 2008, what are they going to call the newer media if any in 2018? Contemporary Media? Modern Media?
Media, TV, Sports and what not
I hope Jack Neo has stopped the whole Ah Boys to Men shit. If he did not it should be Ah Men to Uncle - ABTM 13. Right? I also hope Lakers are doing better now. I am very sure Kobe has retired by now. Did LeBron overtake MJ with 7 titles? Is Wiggins one of the greatest player now? Is he even playing at like LeBron or Kobe level? Did Durant win any titles at the end of the day? And did they legalize porn in Singapore? Do we have our own Playboy channel or magazine? Nude beach in Sentosa?
Who is our leading party now?
How's Dad and Mum? Dad should be in his 80s and mum in her 70s. I sure hope they are doing well and living. And almost the impossible, if Ah Ma is around still she would be 112 years old. Seriously? How's Junjun, is she married? Is it Glen? How are the kids? Nat would be 18 and both Abby and Jordan would already be in teenage as well. Is Jordan a basketballer? What about Ted, Marshall and Brover? They are my greatest fear actually. I am not too sure if they can hang on that long. I know pets have to leave us one day but we can never be prepared for this day no matter how much we think about it.
I mean besides 4D and ToTo numbers I guess these are pretty much some of the questions I have for the future as well as message I want to send. I hope I have written enough on this blogpost for you to read in 10years from now. If you have ever drifted too far away from who you really are now, I hope this blog post can bring you back to become who you truly are.
Always be true to yourself no matter what.
And of course, last but not least I hope you are reading this blog post with our wife Chris and probably your daughter or son. ;)
Here's to us for keeping this blog alive for 20 yrs! (If you are reading this). CHEERS!!!