Restart, Start Afresh

It’s been a decade since I wrote my first blog and when I was writing my first blog, I was determined to build a world-class content. I didn’t persist and so, I failed. I can list a thousand reasons on why I didn’t, but then – it is only a defense. Even if I defend – whom am I defending against? The fact would remain the fact – that I failed. That means, I need to first accept my failure and use the brain cycles for betterment than against finding reasons that none cares or bothers about. I accept my failure.

Ok, self-acceptance of failure – what next. I had two options – abandon the blog and pretend everything is fine or start over again and persist. I chose to start over again.

Why am I starting again?

“It is no disgrace to start all over. It is usually an opportunity.”                                 – George Matthew Adams

Every failure in my life has thought me lessons. Lessons on what should I do, how should I approach and more importantly, what should I not do. I consider that not being consistent in my blog is one big failure with lessons. Now, what / where I am gona use these of my lessons from failure of build a blog. I can’t go tell anyone my lessons on what I know about blogging – as I haven’t tested myself and not sure if they would lead to success. So, I have a reason to check my lessons.

On a dead bed – If I were to be asking myself what are many things that you didn’t do well and you could have done well at least starting late. I am not gona sound philosophical or sentimental. I am not even sure if I will be looking back on my life and regret in my dead bed – but if I were to imagine if I were to be asking this question – I would want a better answer and reasons. So I have yet another reason.

My mind, thoughts, thinking were shaped by many blogs, books and writings. Many great people have said letting others know what you learnt will increase your understanding, knowledge etc. I read and I want to make public what I know.

Last but not the least – this medium will bring me opportunity that otherwise will not.

So, many reasons guys. I am justifying myself and not you.

Hey – Will you succeed again?

Is there any guarantee that I will succeed starting afresh? I don’t know all that I need to build a successful blog. All I have is my failed experience and lessons. I feel that alone would not get me build a successful blog.

“When the student is ready the teacher will appear” Zen Proverb

When I was searching for lessons on how to build a better blog – John Sonmez, the Founder of Simple Programmer  appeared in front of me (actually, I found him though google) He is offering a free blogging course. Man, awesome course – signup, read his blog, listen to his podcast they are awesome.

I would like to thank John Sonmez, the Founder of Simple Programmer for providing such a valuable lessons / course free. That shows his greatness. Thank you John.

I am sure John’s course will take me to success and I am determined this time – as I don’t want to write about a failure second time.

Is this making sense – I don’t know. Time has the answer.

Making a fresh start and I have a long way to go…….



Author: azagappan

Hi.. I am Azagu. I live in Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. I am a .NET developer. You can reach me at azagappan at

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