I don’t hide the fact I was a complete loser at school. I was the most unpopular kid at 4 of the 5 schools I attended (I kept moving to try and escape bullies. Turns out were are everywhere). I always found school to be just one big popularity contest and it was the “cool kids” who decided your fate each day. As an adolescent moving into the big wide world of full time employment I found there were lots of popularity contests in the workplace as well, and as it turns out, in my former workplaces it would seem your career was decided by the “cool kids” as well except they had fancier job titles. After slaving away in the workforce for 10 years one of the things I constantly had a problem with was a lack of popularity with the “big bosses” and not being able to progress because of it. One day the decisions was made, I returned to this little blog and decided to pour all my energy, money and time into it. At that time, blogging wasn’t a popularity contest. There were no popularity contests to define which blogger was better than another. Blogging was an amazing, supportive community but now it is starting to become tarnished thanks to popularity contests.
From today onwards I am declaring this blog a “popularity contest free zone”. Now let me explain. Continue Reading