LOVE: BEEP BEEP BEEP BEEP!!! 4 pm sharp at CUCKOO’S COFFEE SHOP displays my mobile’s message screen. I banged my laptop screen and immediately jump out of my couch to get dressed for a perfect date planned by my girlfriend.Got the best dress from my wardrobe of her choice and wore the perfume which she loves the most,got into the car, and I was on my way to the coffee shop meet MY THE ONE, MY ONLY PRINCESS.
Blog: All the way I received notification about my article which I posted just a few minutes ago in my blog. It seems that people really liked it. Ahhh!!! Finally I was there gave a final touch up of a spray of mouth freshener and was in the coffee shop.
Love: Finally finding me there she quickly placed the order. We started off with our conversation at a normal pace.
Study: My message tune rang and my eyes bulged out LAB EVALUATION plus submission of ASSIGNMENT of 13 long numerical problems.SHIT MAN CRAP!!! Gave a face palm and took gulp of water. That hardly relieved me when there started an unending phone rings.
Freelancing: Man how can I be such a crap??? My client pissed me off for not making his so called “ONE LAST FINAL CHANGE” in his webpage that I was hired to design.
YES!!! I was in a mess and could not handle it altogether.
Love: Girls are truly gifted with sharp senses and yes she caught me. Girls can tolerate everything but not ignorance. And she did the same, off she went with loads of grumbling and poor I was helpless.
Blogging VS Love VS Studies
I am not the only one who experienced this, I am sure my story narrates a lot of other poor lives like me. The bitter reality is that all three of them i.e. BLOGGING, STUDIES and LOVE is a full time job.
The bitter reality is that to cope with all three of them, i.e. BLOGGING, STUDIES & LOVE, is a full time job. Each one of them is so cruel , giving no room for compromise.
In such harsh conditions it is very difficult to maintain a balance. Especially at a graduation level where you have to take your life seriously it becomes even more painful.
For a person like me and many others studies are a necessary evil, blogging is a passion and love is umm you know … love is LOVE.
Feel Sorry for my Soul
Sometimes your passion over rules everything and you become neglectful. You stay awake for nights making your blog more progressive but next morning you are sleeping like hell missing your regular lectures, or if by chance you manage to get to the classroom you sleep there with open eyes. Or considering yourself the luckiest in terms of not sleeping then your girlfriend is there to make you busy in texting during class.
At this stage the one who suffers is the poor soul.
I mean its me who is making it suffer.Yes, I want to tell you I feel sorry for you my dear soul.I am the one who is being harsh on you since my childhood, when I left playing computer games like other kids and pounced inn the world of technology full of zeal & zest , but I know for you it was all fuss.It might have been thinking a lot about a thing I would like to mention.
What a great life it would be if I was the part of a lazy bluffer, Ahmad has so much to do in a complete day, I quit I can’t take it anymore :)
-Poor Soul Of Ahmad Awais
At times it happens that you are busy with creating some new post at the same time your girlfriend wants some time of yours. She dedicates her time fully in talking to you and you are busy with your work. The repercussions are that you reply late and she gets irritated and you end up in a fight because waiting so long for your reply is very torturous for her. Next morning you will have to plead to cheer her making up her mood or compensating it with a date.
This is not All
Yes, I am right this is not all.In my life I have to deal with certain other things like most of the other bloggers.You have to deal with things in life.If you want success you have to sacrifice a lot.You need to be more productive.You need to get yourself scheduled.You have pull your weight against these things, I know they matter in your life but success is not easy.
There are other things in life for me , I am listing the most important here , I think these are the things most of the bloggers practice
Sports : Yes I do play football so often, Hey coach if you are reading it then I must tell , I am really injured :P
Exercise & Gym : If you get no time for exercise & Gym in your life, your tummy will start swelling and you will become a big mass full of fat.This has to be dealt in a good way , so leaving for Jogging at 6 pm and returning back at 7 pm consumes my time too. Read this article you will like it a lot “Health of a Blogger”
Freelancing : I am a freelancer , used to be more in freelancing than blogging from 2005-2010 , I design Logos, Flyers, Posters, Websites etc and develop codes for WordPress , and other PHP Frameworks, AH I have a good deal of clients who keep on teasing me day after another :P Dealing with freelancing is an art, if you have spent like an year in that field you would know what I mean.Btw read this “How should web developers/freelancers Maintain their Temper?” But believe me you must have good faith in yourself, I always narrate what Tolkien said
“All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crown less again shall be king.”
- I must say in all such circumstances the best treat will be if you find a supportive girlfriend who understands you and your work and cares about you.
- Affectionate parents who should be a little kind towards their child’s passion and compromising blog lovers.
- The best solution is to maintain a balance between everything, which is the hardest part.
- Try doing things at appropriate times systematically because EXCESS OF ANYTHING IS BAD.
What I DO?
I have to manage all these things , it seems like hell of a job.I know a lot of bloggers are working in a very similar way, life becomes mess sometimes, but you have to keep a good pace with things.So, what I normally do? How do I manage these things ?
For normal time in a day I use my Android Cell phone (HTC Desire HD) to manage things for me, in it I mostly use Color Notes App, its one of they great Apps in Androids.
Where as on my Lappy (Laptop, can’t help writing it what I call it :P btw some people it my wife :P ) , I use 7 Sticky Notes to make schedules etc.
By the arrow heads you can see everything going on the laptop screen , some arrows point towards blogging related things, others go for lab assignments i.e. studies, providing support over Team Viewer to clients & chatting with my fiancee on Skype Arghh!!! Fed up!.Almost half of the bloggers remain that busy.Sometimes bad things happen,sometimes they turn good onto you.Your love life ends or you get a failure in studies, but there must be atleast one thing where you should succeed
- Yes I will leave this article in the middle of no where , i don’t have any have any better thoughts about how to end this article.
- There are hardly any existing solutions ! You got one? Tell me! Tell All !
- Are you facing the same issues which I do? Atleast some ? What do you expect ?
- Have you sacrificed something in your life for blogging ? If so then what?
LOLx Leave it HEHHE :) Look she is here writing within my article :S , JeSS Team Viewer Rocks :) hehehehe ! Gotta go guys :), will yOU sTOP iT nOw coming I said :S
59 replies on “My Story: Blogging VS Love VS Studies”
Hahaha great post Ahmad. Out of box! BTW similar type of content I’m gonna publish soon on my blog. Hope you can deal the three things better!
All the best :)
Hye Awais, you have got a great blog, great GF,great parents. May you have more blessings in life. I also want to enjoy such digital life. And one day I’ll. May God bless you. And thanks for writing and blogging
Exceptional writing and awesome post. I have the same problem, Do you know what ? i have laptop on my legs, Facebook opened on my mobile and Messaging of my G.f on an other mobile. ;)
I am a bit same like you. :P
I would suggest you to write some better ending to give some points how do you manage your all stuff in daily life ?
You living in a very hard life that is why you are successful blogger. I am also blogger but i live in a peace environment and that is why i am very far behind you. :)
I love your desktop, You are really hard work person :) Keep it up
I’m also facing the same problems which you mentioned in this post, but mine is a little different like instead of Blogging VS Love Vs Studies, It’s Blogging Vs studies VS more than 100 others issues in my life which I can’t describe in this post. I have created a timing schedule for everything in my life like Blogging, study, football (YES!! I also play football with my friends!), family and other issues. But timing schedule isn’t going to help in these cases all the time.
Anyway I will not write very long comment, but all I want to say is that this post specially is for me because I have all these problems in my life which you shared in this post.
A year for me it was like Studies VS Work VS Sports VS Friends. :)
People say they dont have time for this or that but its not like that, there’s time for everything its just matter of preference, what do you prefer or feel is important. My winner in the end was work, that’s something I preferred (or maybe had to prefer) over studies. I am no more a student now :) but still a good athlete and have a lot of friends :)
Loved reading it..! Great work ..! :)
A superb article by Ahmad Awais….
Explaining the Life of a Blogger at Graduation Level when there is a lot of Burden of life and Studies adiing with different sort of matters which we have to deal all along with our Hobby and Profession.
You explained it so nicely and Truly, Glittering it with beauty and with awsome simplicity…
An Perfect Article on a Life of Blogger….
Great Work :) :)
i can help you out :P
Awais my mom always says to me that why don’t you go outside and do a job or what ever else but after reading your story it looks like you are a very active blogger. How can you manage so many things and do all this stuff. My life is so boring, i used to sit infront of my computer 24/7 inside my room and sometimes i feel that this job is so boring.
I still can’t get over the wisdom that this kind of insightful thinking comes from:
“I am sure my story narrates a lot of other poor lives like mine. The bitter reality is that all three of them i.e. BLOGGING, STUDIES and LOVE is a full time job.”
Wow! I am in awe..
Hi Ahmad Awais,
Great post indeed, almost similar situation here, job vs family vs friends vs studies vs personal activities aah… same here no proper time for anything.
Very true!!! great article Ahmad Awais. I guess and hope this article will touch everybody’s heart.This article reflects the story many other hard working bloggers like you.Truly, you have perfect parents and perfect princess :P
Hope to see such good work from you in future God Willing.
Thanks for another great article. The place else may anyone get that kind of information in such a perfect manner of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am at the look for such info.
Great post! Very well done indeed. I love the way you write your posts and also their topics. Health of a blogger and this are topics people don’t even consider. Happens with me just like all of us :) Hope your girl friend doesn’t read it ;)
These things differ from one blogger to other. I have different things to work on..
job vs freelancing vs business vs love = everything ruined :D
Thanks for apreciating it, I think you didn’t understand the ending of this article !
She was already reading it !
By the way she is my Finacee.
What a great article is this. I read it from top to bottom. This is the first time I read a story of this kind. Nicely related blogging vs love vs studies.
Its really hard to manage a continuous effort in blogging with all other responsibilities…..
I am also in the same situation……
Hey bro i must say that this is faced by many bloggers who work hard and sacrifice many things to get success.I thing balancing between things is very important for getting success too.
And i was searching for an app to note my schedules.I tried this one it’s good.:-)
yea depends on time…
and hopefully time comes before 21 Dec 2012 :D
If you want , I can make up a tuto , on how set up a nice desktop !
Read yours too, its good to find you here, busy with papers these days, can’t maintain a daily posting schedule as usual.Posting thrice a week these days !
Thanks for showing so much love in your comment, keep appreciating , I will write more and better !
Its good to know, your comment shows how much you liked the article !
I love your support my mentor :)
Thanks for learning and entioning a lot here Zain, looking for more comments from you , in future too !
Finacee by the way !
Thanks for the wish abdul !
Thanks for apreciating MOshin bro, keep woring , you work very well !
I have seen you blogging in a great manner !
As soon as you resolve your hosting issues you will start getting more and good deal of traffic.
There a lot of other things I didn’t mention in this article to maintain the rhythm buh will add them to my dialogue in near future with some new experimental articles !
You will succeed bro, I hope to see you at a good rank.I read you passed WP 3 exam at ODesk that is something now !
Was waiting for your comment , when I was writing this, I knew even if the article got dumped there remains a person who is going to get through it, reading and then commenting in an astonishing way ! Yes talking about you !!!
Keep praising yourself HEHEHE
Good to know that !
Oh that is great , waiting for converting my post from Love to Family , may be I will get some issues resolved by then !
I guess you didn’t actually understood the last lines !!!
They were interrupted from her, read again :)
Good to know that
Thanks for appreciating , keep yourself subscribed more is coming !
It gets better with time, don’t worry.
Good to know that sandeep !
Good to know , even this article was helpful for someone !
Man its too hard to do all these things together :(
Stil i am tryng my best, your post gives alot of motivation. thanks
To Hard working u r yr…
The Article u wrote above is exceptional :)
Great article… liked it..
Btw wasnt aware u in love … nice ahmad..
Haha. Really an out of box stuff, indeed a great crush work. You have just entered into the pro path.
Umm, Fiancee :)
Really nice post with this nice title. This is one of the common stage for every young blogger. enjoyed your post. Thanks for sharing it.
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Enjoyed your article, very nicely written, there are many bloggers facing this condition.
Thanks for liking it what about your life?
Hey, Rajesh Nice to see you here. Its good you liked it.
i linked it:P
I knew that !
Brother i am acing some different Issues
Studies,Blogging,Friends,Parents and My whole life is messed up.
I will soon Publish an Article similer to it.
We should also take out Time for Prayers, As we are sent to this world to Pray.