You might be thinking that how helping others helped me? You don’t believe me right?
Believe me it’s true, helping others helped me to grow in blogging, professional, personal and social life as well.
Almost 3 years back when I started blogging I didn’t even know what actually the blogging is?
WordPress, Adsense, Plugins, Affiliate marketing etc were the peculiar terms for me because I never heard about them. And now these are so common terms for me that I used to teach others about them.
Isn’t it amazing?
I already wrote so many times how I started sharing mini posts on blogspot without knowing the fact that what I was doing is called blogging.
Later while reading I came to know about the word “blogging” and gradually came to know about the terms wordpress, adsense and all. But till that time I just knew the names of them, that’s it! I was yet to learn about these from the basics and my bad luck, there was no one to teach me.
Hence I started learning myself by researching things online. I have spent endless days & nights while readings about these terms, how to guides about domain-hosting set up, FTP clients, wordpress, plugins, Analytics, webmaster and endless stuffs. This way I learnt many things but I was sure that I have to learn more and to be perfect I need to practice these things again and again.
Thanks to those friends and other guys who approached me to help them without knowing the fact that I was a newbie and was in learning phase till that time. But I readily accepted all and tried helping them even I was not sure about their problems.
I used to do R & D over the issues which was keep coming to me and then tried to solve. Most of the times I succeeded to solve the issues after trying multiple times.
Whenever someone got his problem solved by me, he recommended me to his other friends saying this is the right person to ask your issues. This way I was started getting so many help requests which I never ignored and kept on accepting, learning and solving their problems.
One thing helped me a lot and that was my confidence level. Whenever someone came and asked me for any help I never said No, I don’t know this, I always said give me some time and let me try. Yes! I kept on saying “let me try!” and those tries most of the times worked well. Those “Tries” were proved to be the great learning experiences for me.
I accept that I never was an expert and not even now but I did believe in me and always faced problems as challenge.
And you know what I love challenges!
I have one habit which I think is good for me and that is When I stuck into something like some site’s coding issue, hosting issue or any technical issues, I cannot leave them until they get solved. Yes! I remember especially in the early days I have spent many sleepless nights because of this habit. This habit worked well for me and I did solve most of the issues I took in hand whether in my blogging career or at my office.
I am not saying that I always get succeeded. There were failures as well but I don’t consider them as failures rather I consider them as Learning Experiences.
Actually, I always felt that if someone asks you for help that means he trusts you and that’s why you have to be very responsible in giving them the best suggestion or help!
!Responsibility increases when people start trusting you!
Being a responsible person, if I am not aware about what someone is asking then I directly tell him that I don’t know this but if you can give me some time I will try to figure it out and solve this. So that the person can decide either he can wait for me to try or move to any other expert.
This way, others’ helping requests made me more responsible, more knowledgeable and most importantly more confident. Yes, helping so many people around me gave me so much of confidence and this confidence helps me taking serious decisions of my personal as well professional life on my own.
I am still learning, Still helping and will keep doing forever!
Moral Of the Story
Help everyone as much as you can! At the same time I would like to tell you don’t help those persons who don’t want to help themselves.
So Did I make it clearer to you that helping others helped me to grow so fast?