Saturday, July 21, 2012 • 5:44 PM •
“Sick of Myself” suits the title of this fashion shoot because at the moment of its publication I am completely sick of myself – go figure. I’ve been blogging since February of this year. That means it’s been barely 6 months since my cousin Susan and I launched this website. If you’re a blogger then you know exactly how I feel. Blogging, like any business (or should I say “aspiring business?”) is tough work and it is extremely frustrating not to get the support of those you know. It’s tough to stay rational and tell yourself that your closest friends may just not be in the right demographic for what you have to offer online, but at the same time, you become so obsessed with your work that it hurts to think that your best buddies don’t care much about its achievements. Conversely, you hate yourself for being a spammer and feel pathetic for all this self-promotion.
Online success does not come easy which is why I think I am so obsessed with it – you’re competing with millions of people and you either step up your game or get lost in cyberspace. There are countless ways to improve and I have acquired many skills since the start of this blog, most of which would not be worth trading for instant success. I am confident that Snob Affair will succeed and help us reach larger goals in mind – it will probably experience many more transformations by the time we’re done with it, but I know that we have what it takes to make it. We just have to be patient and stay focused on reaching the right crowd.
“I like to tell people that all of our products and business will go through three phases. There’s vision, patience, and execution.”
– Steve Ballmer, CEO of Microsoft
There are few professions in this world whose success does not rely on the approval of others. If you want to do something and you don’t have a rich daddy, a huge supporting posse or personally know a celebrity, then I would recommend putting it on the net and seeing how far that can take you. I am not exactly a great example right now, but I can tell you that the act alone of working towards something is extremely rewarding, and I mean this in the least cheesy way possible!
Many thanks to friend and photographer Wriggly for this portrait shot. A fashion shoot with you increases my cool factor by infinite orders of magnitude.