Inspirational Quote of the Day

"Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself, in your way of thinking." —Marcus Aurelius

Friday, February 01, 2013

Alice Reads: PLATFORM by Michael Hyatt

"The reality is, I blog in order to clarify my thinking and archive my best ideas. In short, I blog for me. (But you are welcome to read along!)

It shouldn't make any difference whether you have ten readers or one hundred thousand. [...] If you are writing, you are achieving greater clarity about your life, your work, and what matters most. That's enough. And more than most people have."

When I arrived at page 124 of PLATFORM by Michael Hyatt  I was in the plane flying to Kuala Lumpur to connect to my Kota Kinabalu (KK) flight with Air Asia. The above passage is awesome because when I started blogging in 2005, I was having the same thoughts and still do: I blog for me. I wasn't worried about having many readers, but I sure wouldn't mind if there are many who wishes to read about what I write.

Do you have the same thoughts, too? 

Posting from the Cafè Barbera at the Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA)

Indeed, when anyone who asks me about blogging and how I find the time to do so, I offer the same explanation, although not in the exact same words. Aha! My blog gives me clarity about my life, my work, and all things that matter to me such as reading, photography and well, blogging.

Now, if you would expand your thinking just a wee bit, you can and will find ways to apply into your daily life and work—for example, what you've read in the novels or the photography activities you engage in. Get creative with problem solving at work and any place; cross-apply stuff!

I'll be heading back to the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) in a bit to catch the KK flight. More about Borneo in the coming days!


  1. Yes, Alice, I do! BTW, enjoy your trip.

  2. I agree with those sentiments about blogging. I've seen some blogs subtly change when they start actively going after more readers, and it usually affects them negatively.

    I agree about writing bringing clarity, too.

  3. I blog for me too Alice, it's a great creative outlet :) So often, when I'm visitng a place or taking pictures of nature, I'll think "I have to blog about this later". Have a nice trip! Now I'm craving a latte and danish!


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