What's Your Passion Project?
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An interesting life is defined by having passions. Those who's passions overlap career are able to have a fulfilling life as work becomes much more than a way to pay the bills. Having a career worthy passion isn't a stroke of luck, rather in most cases it's cultivated. The beauty of the "long tail" internet is no matter how minute, how obscure your passion is (e.g. the love of Chipotle,) you can connect to others who share your interest. Build a big enough reputation in a niche and you can build a career around your passion.
You've started working on your blog this week. This could be another assignment that you do just well enough not to fail, or it could be the start of something big. We're allowing you to blog about anything you want, take advantage of it. Think of something that you're really passionate about. Something you think about all the time, that you would enjoy doing for decades regardless of pay. Take the energy you have and channel it into your blog. If you hustle and work hard, you'll get attention and create opportunities.
Your passion doesn't have to be popular or even exciting to most people. I'm passionate about productivity (how boring, right?) But I turned it into a successful side business, by designing and developing a project management tool.
Even if you don't become the next ProBlogger, there are numerous advantages to building a blog full of compelling content. Employers love to see passion. If you want to secure the best jobs you need to differentiate yourself... everyone is going to have a degree, but not everyone will have a passion project.
Think about how you're going to take advantage of this course. Let us know in the comments how you plan to make your blog more than just an assignment.