Problogger versus part time blogger
Few years ago, after I started earning some decent income via blogging, I have thought of quitting my job. That time, I would love to be able to blog, earn money at home and be a full time father to my 3 kids. It is not because I hate my job but because I felt the excitement of the idea. Without doubt, international bloggers like John Chow and Shoe Money has some how influence me to that direction. Then, I discovered about my fellow countrymen, LiewCF and Rohaizad who also make a living from blogging. Then recently, I learned that another problogger, Boss, whom I met for the first time yesterday, also chose to dedicate his time on blogging.
Should I quit?
The early part of the story above has inspired me to quit my job as an engineer. However, after I resigned from my engineering career at the beginning of third quarter 2008 and became an educator in a public higher institution, I quickly erase that idea. This is what I want. It’s my ambition. I have wanted to be an educator all this while and after 5 years waiting, I finally got it. I love the fact that now I’m an educator. I love to use the terminology educator compared to lecturer. Excuse me for that.
Being a lecturer is more diversified than being an engineer. Of course, an engineer is more hands on but I’m restricted to the regulations of my company. I can only do the job I’m assigned to and the scope is very limited. Now, with my new position, I become more hectic but more flexible. I’m establishing my career and I love it so much. I just want to be able to do stuff I’m fond off. The job scope of a lecturer is very wide. There are 7 main duties of a lecturer. Let me share it here:
7. Social work
So how should I handle it now? I love my current job. At the same time, I enjoy my online activities. I like both of them. There’s no way I’m going to choose either one. So, there’s no way I’m going to be a problogger. Even if I earn handsomely from my blogging and other online activities, I will still pursue my duty is an educator.
I will always be a part time blogger, a part time internet entrepreneur and a full time educator. Besides that, I’m a full time husband, father and son too. I’ll settle with that..and I am happy to be actively involve in both…
I love Chemical Engineering… 😉