A snowstorm hit the area where I live, and the temperature dropped below freezing. I had to clear the snow accumulated more than 20 inches and inspect the house for damage. While being busy, suddenly, the muscle pain in the shoulder arose, and I could not move my arm. Naturally, I postponed everything I had planned, and the blog had to pause for a while.
After taking a break for a few days, I am reconnecting to the Internet evokes an unfamiliar feeling. In the meantime, the number of visitors is decreasing, and it isn't easy to find topics for blogging. In times like these, I need to re-motivate blogging.
While blogging, I think that blogging itself is like a life coexisting with Richard Parker, the Bengal tiger from the movie , "Life of Pi", which I enjoyed watching before.
Life of Pi was released in 2012 by making the original LIFE OF PI, a worldwide classic, into a movie. In order to express the depth of imagination of the novel, the production team perfectly realized an imaginary scene by drawing in 3D technology that connects <Avatar>. I still can't forget the soft, bright pastel three-dimensional image.
The three-dimensional scenes created to most effectively deliver the world of amazing imagination and great emotion of the original work to the audience help you immerse yourself in the movie's story with tension.
Pi grew up prosperous family. His parents ran a zoo, but their business went down, and they decided to emigrate with their animals and staff.
After moving to Canada, Santosh and Gita Patel board a freighter with their sons and a few remaining animals. Tragedy strikes when a terrible storm sinks the ship, leaving the Patels' teenage son, Pi (Suraj Sharma), as the only human survivor. The main story is how Pi, who survives alone, fights for survival by confronting hyenas, orangutans, and tigers.
Eventually, the main character, Pi, is left alone with the Bengal tiger in the same boat.
In other words, if he does not constantly catch the fish and offer food to the Bengal tiger, he becomes his own prey. So, he sails without rest, fishing for survival, balancing the boat, and appeasing a hungry tiger.
After fighting struggling with the Bengal tiger, he later reaches the land, and he finally says goodbye to the tiger and is set free.
Then he realizes that he would not have crossed the ocean on his own if not for his battle with the Bengal tiger. Because of Richard Parker, the Bengal tiger, who disappeared without any trace or evidence, this story must be proven as a legend or a non-fictional story because the result exists that he survived.
The movie ends with the middle-aged protagonist telling the story with two perspectives that one is the sharing a boat with the Bengal Tiger and the other is the survival games with drifted people bleedly.
Blogging is also like traveling to the vast sea. Each person has to fish and cook wisely before serving. When the material is depleted, he cannot continue sailing.
The ship tilts and loses power to sail. At this time, in wisdom, bloggers have motifs like the Bengal tiger in their mind. It takes constant fishing and wit, but in the end, those actions help them survive in their respective territories. At the same thing, the blogging activity disappears without evidence, but it gives wisdom and knowledge accumulated without knowing it.
In a way, our life itself may have always had such constant drivened motives around us. In a nutshell, it does mean that we ran for own survival, and we are still running, but in the end, the driving force that pushed us like that made us live.
At first, we can't predict where our ship will go, we just sit on a small boat and face huge waves and storms, but we squeeze wisdom in it and tame a Bengal tiger for survival. And in the end, we reconciles with the Bengal tiger and instead becomes friends and realizes the meaning of life.
So is the picture. For artists, painting must be constantly running, like fighting Richard Parker. When they lost their imagination and ideas and run out of subject matter, the hungry Parker will come growling. The condition that works do not come out correctly and ideas are exhausted is related to the livelihood of the artist who draws. It would help if you continued to draw well. But this is far away from substantially.
Is there a way to live happily and wisely with Richard Parker like this in the reality of constantly running like the main character of Live of Pi? The movie tells the story, but just as each interpretation is different, there will be various ways to apply it to each personal life.
I want to tame this tiger so that we can live together happily. That seems to be the original solution to persistent blogging.
Being persistent in blogging isn’t necessarily about writing excellent professional content, it’s more about outlasting everyone else.
By staying the pace you will make it further than those who can’t tough it out.
Recently I came across a very interesting blogger's post. I think this article will give you good motivation and tips as you continue to create content.
The article was posted by author Neil Patel under the title 8 Reasons You Must Be Patient and Persistent to Dominate Content Marketing. The diagram presented in this article (quoting the 5 Tactics To Build Your Blogging Grit diagram) illustrates the following facts:
The author explained why we must be patient and persistent to dominate content marketing with 8 reasons: (If you can visit his blog directly, and then find more details. )
Building authority takes time.
It takes time for Google to get to know you.
Building relationships with key people takes time.
It takes time to build an audience.
You’re not the first.
Your competitors are at it, too.
You need to be constantly shifting toward improvement.
Testing and learning require a critical data mass.
If we don't fight like a Bengal tiger and traverse a Pacific-like internet sea, we might end up at the beginning of the graph above.
This is not only related to performance-oriented blogging but also to internal philosophical values. If we do not learn persistence, it will be difficult for us to build our own expertise in any field.
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