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You don’t have a clue what I’m going to write today. Do you? I know the title “Power of a Habit” does not explain anything but, please read until the end. I guarantee that you’ll find something important for your life and profession.
I’m going to expose an another side of my freelancer life and how I became a Social Media Strategist. I’ll keep this article short because I just want to tell you the power of a habit and how It takes you to places you could never dream of going.
I have few bad habits. We all have no?. It all started with one terrible habit. I have a huge list of blogs (bookmarked) that I love to read every day (at least I believed that it was a bad habit). Those are under different subject fields such as social media marketing, content marketing, tech, gadgets, science, blogging, SEO, cars, news, photography and more. Even if I couldn’t read every blog, I just click the links each and every day. It was a bad habit because it consumes time. I mean a lot of time. Sometimes, it takes about six-seven hours a day.
When I was browsing everywhere on the internet and staring at websites, felt like addicted. I didn’t read any of this for knowledge, learn new things or future use. Just for fun.
Hey, what are you doing? Isn’t that boring? Those words are flying around me all the time but, I couldn’t stop because I’m an addict.
As I said in my previous article, I started doing very basic administrative works, and web research as a freelancer (at Upwork formerly oDesk) and monthly earnings were weak. After few years of patience and hard working, I realized that most of the social media strategists out there don’t do what I could do. I saw an opportunity there. So, I gradually changed my title from “VA/Web Researcher” to “Social Media Marketer.” Now I earn enough for a living and feel better than doing copy and paste jobs.
Everything came up with the habit of reading. Even if it seems like time-consuming and not doing actual work, that habit has an enormous potential to change my profession as well as my life. So, in the beginning, it is very annoying. If you jumped into wrong articles at first, reading becomes even harder. I went through that misery. So, be careful when you select blogs to read regularly. I write this to help you find best blogs (my personal choice) if you are interested in Social Media Marketing.
I extracted ten blogs I read (at least visit) every day from my bookmarks. All these blogs under the theme of Social Media. Some of the blogs are award winning. I’m still learning from their well-organized and fascinating articles. So, I honestly believe that these are the best blogs to learn about social media, social media marketing, tools that use by pros, tips, and tricks for social media strategists, etc.
Here is the list.
3. Buffer Blog
I hope you see the power of a habit and this list gave you some insights to find your path. Feel free to write your thoughts and habits you think that changed the way you work.