One of the areas I’ve been focussing on the most in my blog’s early days is to create relationships with fellow bloggers in the personal finance world. One way to do this is by writing guest posts on their sites.
This way they benefit from a free article and I gain exposure to readers who are interested in the subject of money. It’s also great for the host’s audience, as I can shine a different light on a subject they’ve previously talked about – they might even resonate better with my point of view – and end up coming to my site, subscribing, and becoming a loyal fan of mine for life…
The latest guest post I have written is for Finance Superhero, a blog with one of the coolest sounding taglines: “Restoring Order to the World of Finance”.
He really is restoring order, one awesome article at a time.
Without further ado, here is a little snippet of my article:
Remember when you were a kid and had big dreams of becoming an astronaut, doctor or professional pizza eater? Things were simple back then; you had plenty of time to play and see your friends. As long as you did your homework and behaved well you had nothing to worry about. Life was easy, and you were convinced that it would be even better when you grew up.
Then real life happened. You grew up and were struck by the full force of adult life. A whole barrage of responsibilities had been thrust upon you: feeding yourself, paying taxes, changing the oil in your car and, of course, going to work.
You now realise that working takes up too much time from the rest of your life. The things that you had dreamed of doing now seem very far away. The life that you always wanted has been locked away inside a cage, held shut by tight chains.
You see, I like to think of life like a Disney film. Everything seems perfect at first, then the big fallout happens, and a happy ending doesn’t seem likely. At least that’s what our protagonists think – we, the audience, know everything will work out in the end.
In the case of your life, the big, picturesque villain is money. But it’s a villain that comes to his senses at the end of the movie and ends up becoming the unlikely hero!
To keep reading the article, make sure you head over to Finance Superhero. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did writing it!
If that doesn’t make you want to keep reading, I’ll reveal that I’ve worked in a metaphor which involves the crafting of a key… putting my engineering degree to good use here, obviously!
Make sure you check out my next blog post, as I will be making my goals for the remainder of the year public. SO SCARY / EXCITING!!!