Motivation Factor: Bloggers, Please Don’t Lose it!

There is not a place in this world where we don’t fail. It is a must for anyone to face failure at least one time. “Even Homer nods” sometimes.

“Failure is not a failure when you fail.
It is a failure when you refuse to get up.”

Failure is the time to do something different. It is the time of action and not the time to regret for mistakes. Many people do have a hidden negative thought that Failure is the end of everything. Nope! It’s not the end mate. Failure is the beginning of everything.

Motivation is the factor we need a lot when we fail. But, often we miss it when we need it the most. We feel energetic and motivated when we are successful. But where is the motivation lost when we fail?

Motivation should not be lost. If it is a momentary loss, I advice you to search and find it. When you really fail to get back the motivation, you fail there.

All your Experiments going in vain?

Everyone know this story.

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No one motivates you better than yourself!

The genius, Thomas Alva Edison, ‘experimented’ thousands times before he invented the bulb. Notice, he did not fail. We can call it a failure, if he couldn’t create the bulb. But, he indeed, made one of the best invention of the mankind.

Like Thomas Edison, everyone is capable. In fact, Thomas Edison found thousands of ways to motivate himself to say “I will try one more time!” when he couldn’t invent the bulb.

We Bloggers, every day and every night, have to be doing some experimentations on our blogs because there is no definite manual to blog and rank high. Every time, we experiment and learn from that.

Some times, when best of our hard work will not pay back as we expected. I know, it is a heart-breaking feeling and possibly the worst bitter taste of failure, it gives you. Even I, like you, have faced it several times.

But, for this failure, it is not good to pack everything and leave Blogging because, we did nothing wrong. It is actually the time when you have to put more efforts to find out what went wrong and how to get it right.

There is nothing wrong in experimenting. In fact,

Experience is what you get, when you don’t get what you want!

So, never stop experimenting, till you get what you want.

Don’t regret!

Yeah! Why should you regret? Actually, there is nothing wrong you have done to regret.

When our experiments do not pay back as we expect it would, we think we have wasted lots of time on a silly experiment and regret. My question is, “Why you should regret when nothing is wrong on your side?”. But still we regret, because we have too much of expectations on ourselves and think we have failed ourselves.

A famous quote* will tell you the answer.

A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable, but more useful than a life spent doing nothing.
George Bernard Shaw

Bloggers! Stop regretting when you fail. Only a fellow blogger will understand your efforts. So, don’t listen to outsiders and conclude it is a failure and start regret.

Do you feel “Why it happens to me alone?”

LOL! It happens not only to you, but to hundred others! You may be blessed with less toils. So, why it happens to you?

shit happens but life goes on
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Here is the answer. Everyone will be given an opportunity to learn. Here is your opportunity to harvest as much wisdom as possible through the failure. If you don’t accept failure and start learning from the opportunity that comes to you, you may waste a lot of time repeating the same mistakes in the future. Another famous quote* says,

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

Fellow Bloggers! learn from the mistakes of yesterday, rectify it today, hope for the success tomorrow!

Find back the ‘missing’ motivation

When you are ready to start back, find back the missing motivation, because you will need it the most. How do I find?

Here are some tips for bloggers to find it!

  1. Spend some time with other blogs that motivate you.
  2. Get into the social network and chat with the bloggers who motivate you ( Strictly, not with one who demotivate you! )
  3. Learn to ignore the demotivating things. (It is hard, but try to do it whenever you feel failure)
  4. Spend time in Guest blogging. In fact, it will help the blogger to work amidst his/her toils.
  5. Comment on blogs of fellow bloggers. (At least, try for getting more back links because, when you get back to normal, it will be useful)
  6. Start spending more time in reading about your niche.
  7. Do not listen to others. Start listening to your inner voice.
  8. Read the positive comments, your achievements, the acknowledgements, credits you got et cetra. (It’s the time to relive those moments)
  9. See the popular TED videos. I believe, they will help to zero-in your floating mind.

I also recommend some special tips for bloggers, to start back.

  • Start a physical activity like Exercise, Sports or at least jogging. Physical refreshment is much needed to change your mindset.
  • Try to learn breathing exercise/Yoga.

Never Stop Dreaming!

Keep the dreams high. Do not compromise anything for your dream. One day or the other, it will be a reality. Dreams have the incredible power to energize you and gear you up. It makes you be more passionate and enthusiastic to your approach.

Dream-Big

I warn you, once you cease dreaming, you will lose the energy that drives you. So, again I stress, “Do not compromise anything for your dream.”

Maintain a high thought about Yourself!

Yeah! You are born to win! As Bloggers, when we start blogging, we all were very passionate and kept a very high thought about us. Never lose it, because you are still that great.

Sometimes, we might be surrounded by people who demotivate us. But that doesn’t change who you are.

“It’s not Who I am Underneath. It’s what I do that defines me”
Bruce Wayne/Batman, Batman Begins (Movie)

Yep! Nothing will change who you are. You are Yourself no matter who demotivate you. It is what you do to overcome them, will define you.

Bloggers! Rise up like a phoenix and persuade. Believe in yourself. You are an entrepreneur. Start loving your job and work on it!

Final Thoughts

A classic Tamil (Language) Literature says,

“தெய்வத்தான் ஆகா தெனினும் முயற்சிதன்
மெய்வருத்தக் கூலி தரும்”
திருவள்ளுவர் இயற்றிய திருக்குறள் (619th குறள்)

“Dheivathaan aaha theninum muyarchithan
meivarutha kooli tharum”
Thiruvalluvar in Thirukkural written in Second Century B.C.E. (appx.)

English Translation of this poem by Rev. Dr. G. U. Pope:

“Though fate-divine should make your labour vain;
Effort its labour’s sure reward will gain.”

Meaning: “Something may not be achievable even by God or through God’s help. But the effort exerted to attain that non-achievable will yield its deserving result!”

Even, God may fail you sometimes. But you, with your continuous hard work, can achieve the impossible. Bon Voyage Bloggers! 🙂

I hope, this post will help you find your motivation factor. Drop a comment as a token of your encouragement. Subscribe to HBB and get lot more motivated through our articles.

Credit: kural.muthu.org for making Thirukkural available in Internet in Tamil. *-quotes from lifeoptimizer.org.

Why Google’s Android Platform Is So Popular?

android-ics-logoThe mobile world is blooming. In fact, with the increase in demand for Smartphones, the world too has shrunk more smaller and now fits in your hand. Now, there are a variety of smartphones available in the market and they are powered by various Operating Systems. The war in Smartphone market is not only between the hardware manufacturers but also between the mobile phone operating system makers. Google Android, Microsoft, Symbian are the leading OS makers for the smartphone.

Even though there are too many competitors for the market, Google’s Android overtook every other company and now it has become the leading Operating System maker for the smartphone. It is really remarkable for a company to achieve this in a very short time. You will find it really interesting if you know what is behind the popularity of Android. This post is for the people who wish to know about Android right from the base.

What is Android?

Android is the operating system, not only for Smartphones but also for Tablet computers. Android is based on Linux and it is being developed by Open Handset Alliance, a consortium of 80+ leading hardware companies like Sony, Samsung and software companies led by Google. The Open Handset Alliance creates the standards for the mobile devices running on Android.

Versions

Cupcake, Donut, Eclair, Froyo, Gingerbread, Honeycomb, Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) – These are not only the desserts but also the various versions of Android. Ice Cream Sandwich is the latest version.

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Of all these versions, Gingerbread is the most popular one. Gingerbread is used in more than 63% of Android phones.

Why Android is so Popular?

1. Android is for Free

Android, right from the day it was released, choose to be free and Google will keep Android for free in future also. This caught the attention of Hardware manufacturers all over the world to bring out a low cost smartphone that will be powered by a free Operating System -Android.

Android’s popularity is mainly due to being ‘Free’. Being Free enabled Google to join hands with many leading hardware manufacturers and bring out a really ‘smart’ smartphone.

2. Open Source

Android is Open Source too. Unlike the other mobile phone operating systems, which are protected by various laws, copyrights and what not, Google decided to keep Android open. Being Open enabled Google to allow a large pool of active programmers from all over the world to contribute their best and to enhance Android. With many intelligent brains working for the system, newer and newer ideas were generated and implemented.

3. You too can create your own app

If you are addicted to your Android smartphone or tablet and want to create your own application. You can even develop Android Applications without any coding skill. Google provides you a set of tools that you can use it for free and create your own android application.

Get the Software Development Kit for Android App Development. Letting the users to develop their own application gives the users the much needed flexibility and freedom to modify anything the manufacturers have given you and make it in the way you like.

4. Application Store

Google distributes all the applications for the Android powered phones through its Google Play (previously Android Market). It lets the users to test, use and share a variety of applications and recommend them to the other users. There are nearly 450,000 applications available in the store. Some of these applications are available for free and some for cost.

You can have a visit to Google Play.


Advantages over the other OS

The reasons I have told above tells you why Android is different from others. Indeed not only that are enough to be a top player in the market beating a heavy competition. Android have big advantages over the other Operating System makers.

Android targets Common Man

Android OS targets the common man who wish to get maximum features at a low price. Even now many people think iPhone is for rich. These common men who wish to have their own smartphones can own Android powered smartphone which comes under their budget.  Further, an iPhone without jailbreaking does not accept many SIM, whereas Android will support any SIM.

It is the biggest plus for Android. It has chosen its area of market to be targeted very well. Otherwise, Android would have been just another Google product.

Market Share

According to Gartner’s Report prepared on Q3, 2011 Android holds more than 50% of the smartphone market. The other manufacturers like  BlackBerry, Apple, Symbian and Windows are far behind Android. The chart explains it well.

Who else will join the league?

A popular (perhaps very popular) social network is planning to enter into the smartphone market in association with HTC. They are planning to use a heavily modified version of Android to power their phone. It is still a Rumor and not official yet.

Summing it up, Android has taken the user experience far above what many others have thought about it. It is still young and ever growing. You can get synchronized with it!

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