Origin story

 

A few days ago, I received a message on Quora from Rod Golding, the founder of Young Blvd. He says he’s read some of my Quora answers and likes the style that I write in. His start-up works with youth in high school and entering college (age 16-19). Could I contribute some articles to his blog?

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I’m rather picky about what writing projects I take on. I’m usually paid for my writing, but this seems like a good chance to make a difference to the lives of the readers. So I took it up.

As Rod and I corresponded over email after that, he wanted to know:

Do you have a bio or blog you want your story linked to?

It’s been years since I kept a blog. Heck. Even as I write this on WordPress, this blogging platform has changed so much over the years that it took a while to familiarise myself with it again.

I tried to ignore it, but the idea just kept ruminating. I asked a good friend Allan about starting a blog to collect my writings from all over. His answer?

Hell yes!

Allan was the one who introduced me to Quora and together, we’ve been using it to hone our writing talents.

Quora is part of the reason I want to start this blog. I’ve written more than 400 answers there, received over 1 million views, and more than 14,000 upvotes. Apparently, people like to read what I write.

I plan to use this blog for introspection. To reflect on my life as I live it, and to write on various subjects of interest. I don’t know how this experiment will play out. Let’s find out together!

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