IS YOUR BLOG A SUCCESS: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times”


“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”

 Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

Sometimes in life, something so unexpected happens. It could be something profound that not only it throws you off balance but it also forces you to slow down re-evaluate things and re-think priorities.


What really is important to you towards the end of the day? Is it more money, more fame, more success? But then again, what is success? My definition of success may inherently be different than yours. Even in blogging terms, some bloggers define success as being able to have a creative outlet where they can express their thoughts freely.

That’s success.

To others, you are not really a writer or a blogger unless someone reads you, you are published or better yet, you make “real” money otherwise, don’t call it a career, call it a mere hobby.

That’s not success.


But who actually defines it all? We have such a hugely successful last couple of years here at Twenty York Street and yet, when I look at other blogs who seem more popular, with huge followings, a massive amount of free stuff and even bigger list of sponsorships, it seems like we are nowhere near that. But it’s simply not true. We’ve been published, featured, hired, recognized, collaborated with countless times with many a reputable brand and media. In fact, we’ve started producing TV shows and hosting it since last year.

To me, that’s success. But it is also a stepping stone to something bigger. To what? I’m still not quite certain but I’m in the process of figuring it out. I have been in deep reflection over what we’ve achieved over the years and where do we go from here.

What I know for sure is that I want to be better, both personally and professionally, in 2015 and I have big hopes that this year would be transformational in many ways possible.


How about you, who and what defines your success? Do you have a brass ring for your blog?

I think at the core of it all, whatever your goal is, no matter what it is that you want in life in terms of career, friends and family remains at the forefront of things.

I know it is for me.

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