25 Days of Blogging. It’s like the 25 Days of Christmas, but without the creepy uncle tramazing you during the family’s holiday party.
As per yesterday’s post, I stated that while sticking to one thing is good, and you need to perfect one trade, rather than to tackle multiple trades at once, sooner or later, you will need to branch out to prevent burn out (as well as reinventing yourself: a topic I will cover much much later in the future). Branching out and reinventing yourself is a great thing for personal growth. I feel that once you have mastery over one field, you should branch out into something else.
I myself have done some branching out lately. Perhaps one of my best post of the year, The Guts To Be What You Wanna Be is a prime example of me branching out of comfort zone of anime blogging. Rather than sticking with anime for the entirety of the post, I used the iconic restaurant scene from Scarface to describe how you should draw power and courage from being yourself in a world full of cowardly fake men and women (who aren’t honest with who they are). Of course, anime was later involved (as I mentioned anime series Megalo Box and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya for the post).
For the past few months, I’ve been slowly getting into live action shows television and films. The other day, I brought a DVD copy of Shaft 2019 after watching the movie on a flight to St. Louis from Atlanta this past November. I’m also thinking of buying the first two seasons of the hit FX crime drama Snowfall: based around the 1980s cocaine boom of Los Angeles. I was put on to Snowfall by my friend and podcast partner, The TV Guru 108/Super Lost Fan 108 after recording a podcast episode a few months ago.
The first episode of Snowfall I watched was Cash and Carry of season 3. If memory serves me right correctly, Franklin was being screwed over by his cocaine plug, Avi, who was trying to use Franklin money for an offshore banking account (for Avi’s money laundry scheme). Avi arranges a trip to Panama Islands for them both in order to put Franklin’s cash in the account. Franklin quickly realizes Avi’s scheme to screw him over. So, Franklin starts putting him in check: forcing Avi to pay him back, using Avi’s staff members against him, and makes Avi turn over his own private plane for Franklin’s personal usage.
It was that time I realized how powerful storytelling in live action TV could be over anime – perhaps even superior.
Now, let’s say I were blog about live action television and films (which I’m planning to do in the future). By targeting fans of the live action demographic, I’ll have an increased fan base beyond anime and otaku culture. An increased of topics to talk about means an increase of people. More people due to having various topic matters of entertainment means more traffic to my blog. More traffic means more money in my pockets. The more money I have, the more likely I have freedom from the 9-to-5 rat race; thus, I have more time to talk and blog about television shows and anime.
You don’t necessary have to branch out for money reasons like I’m aiming for (however, I also love talking about anime and TV shows in general). For you, you might want to branch out for personal growth. You’re tired of being in one place all the time, so you decide to dive into something new to better yourself as a person. Certain ventures require new skills to be learned. Having new skills in your arsenal means you’ll have more doors open for you in this world.
It could be for personal growth. You want to add more skill sets. It could mean more doors opening for you. An increased of options can be given upon to you if you branch out. Your net worth and network grows larger. If you’re tired of being stuck with one thing I highly recommend branching out. It’s great for your brand and personal life.
Until next time
-Yuki The Snowman
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