The best blogging lesson I had did not come from any specialized course in social media, conference or any other book or blog. The best blogging lesson I’ve had, happened once on a train.
It was a Saturday morning when I got on a train with a marketing book on me. I was ready for a long way from Cluj to Oradea (Romania, Europe). After spotting my place and nicely placing my bags, I looked around just to see who else was with me on that train. I saw him hidden in a corner, crossed legs and with headphones on. From the distance I wasn’t sure I was right about who he was, but still, I got close to that person, having nothing to lose. It was Adi.
We friendly greeted each other and decided to travel together.
The train started moving, Adi put his headphones away and we started talking. About his reason for travelling, my reason for travelling, about his last project, etc and then we got to the subject we then proceeded to discuss for the whole 2 and a half hours we travelled – blogging. I had the honor to listen to Adi’s whole journey in the blogging life. From the computer in his neighbor Luca’s attic, to the broadcast from Baia Mare and moving to Cluj Napoca. About his decision to become a professional blogger, to fight for his blog and the community following him, about his trip to Thailand and everything he now has well ordered on his blog www.adihadean.ro. (romanian blog food)
He could have politely refused and keep sitting alone in his corner, resting on his trip, thinking about the next recipe , playing a game or watching a movie. He didn’t have to tell me anything, but he did it anyway, and for me, talking with him, travelling with him has become the best blogging lesson I ever had.
Adi’s whole journey in the world of blogging can be summarized in – work, passion and professionalism.
It was the most valuable train ticket I ever bought.
Foto | www.adihadean.ro