This is the 10th of a series of posts as a part of my daily blogging journey. The goal is simple – write and post daily for as long as I can or $\geq 60$ days. Longer articles have been moved to “Essays”. To receive updates as and when I post something new, make sure you subscribe to my newsletter. Without further ado, let’s get started.
I have to admit - I failed miserably at blogging daily. As you can see above, the goal was to blog daily for at least 60 days and keep up if possible. You probably noticed the drop in the quality of the last few posts. That is not intentional. When someone tries to put out more of something very frequently, the quality is bound to drop.
So, I apologize for not being able to continue writing daily. I’ll tell you a few reasons why I am not continuing daily blogging and then give you a small life update if you care about that sort of thing. I also have something in mind and would be really glad if you can help me out.
Okay, here are the reasons for not continuing blogging daily:
- The quality of posts like I mentioned drops significantly. If I don’t provide some sort of value, then it is a waste of time for both of us.
- I still have 31 credits to complete to get my bachelor’s degree. That translates to 4 courses this semester. I plan to finish them well.
- Right now, my mid-semester break is going on. However, once the vacation is over, things will sprint, and I cannot afford to screw up my academics, not this semester at least. That would mean an extension of my degree and sad life in general. So, I shall focus on my academics until the end semester exams in April.
- I would still try writing daily (just not post them) and publish long-form essays instead of short ones. Of course, I’ll share a small update now and then, but not daily for sure.
- As much as I hate to say this - my life schedule does not permit daily blogging. So, yes, the daily blogging journey ends in the foreseeable future.
I just wish to say a huge thank you to everyone who looked out for me. I’m happy to inform you that IITK has decided to call back its final-year students. That is welcome news, and I believe it would cut down many of my expenses. I still do not know where I’m headed after graduation. The thing will become more evident by the end of April. Again, I want to really thank everyone for looking out for me. All I can say is that I promise to pass on this kindness to someone else in need in the future.
I think IITK excels in pooling together a fantastic bunch of human beings from everywhere for all its flaws. I still believe in the innate kindness that human beings show to another human in need. I’m genuinely grateful. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but the past few weeks have made me optimistic about making a mark in whatever I do. We’ll see what happens, my friends. Thank you so much!
Now, for the last thing. I want a little help. I would essentially be “jobless” in May. Whether I go for an MBA, an MS, or end up doing a job eventually, I’d be free the entire month of May. So, besides taking a much-needed vacation, I plan to work on an educational platform and ideally put out a few courses for people to sign up and try. I think 31 days is quite a time for making 2-3 academic classes. That I believe would be some undertaking, but I’m willing to put in the effort.
I’m just at a loss about the pricing of it. I’ll be honest with you - I’d love to be paid for my work, but I also understand many people cannot access quality education just because of the price barrier. I’m a student, and by definition of a student, I’m broke. I need to pay my bills, and so while it is ideal that I put out my work for free so that everyone can benefit, I also don’t wish to end up on the streets.
So, the question is should I charge for the courses or release them for free?
Please email me your thoughts or send a DM on Twitter. Thank you so much in advance for your input.
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