Greetings friends! Welcome again to my blog.
It’s great to know that you’re curious about the story of why and how I came up with this blog? And why did I start with my journey with stoicism as a philosophy?
We have a crystal clear vision at “Stoic Of The Day.” We’re on a mission to help everyone develop their personal philosophy of life.
We believe the world can be better if we all bring more meaning and reflection to our lives and live mindfully.
And to achieve that, we post a short 1-minute philosophy article every day.
One day, I was talking to this girl on a dating app, and somehow she knew me because of my handwritten stoic philosophy notes. She turned out to be a friend of a friend who read my daily 1-minute philosophy messages and forwarded and shared them with her other friends.
While your supportive friends and family might read whatever you have to say, it is an entirely different experience when a total stranger enjoys what you have to say. This was a turning point for me, one that made me realize how valuable my notes were to others, which prompted me to commit myself to sharing them via this blog.
Well, COVID-19 hit, we were all stuck at home, and it was terrible news everywhere – people dying, getting depressed, and committing suicide. I therefore started sharing my daily positive handwritten stoic philosophy notes and quotes with my friends and family during the quarantine of 2020 to keep them strong.
Self-help content for life.
Self-help books and daily motivation have always been a part of my life since I was a teenager. There’s nothing I won’t read if it allows me to become a better man. There were, however, mainly two categories of reading content – either famous quotes by a famous person or reading a book.
Still, I found that the ‘quotes’ were often too small to provide me with a clear action plan, and the non-fiction books took me a long time to complete. So I needed a middle way out. A way of providing me with useful information in small chunks of 1-2 minutes that I can apply on a daily basis.
My introduction to stoic philosophy began when a friend gave me the book ‘The Daily Stoic’ by Ryan Holiday on my birthday a few years ago. It was so compelling that I read it several times and simply became hooked on it. I have since read a few more philosophy books to gain a deeper understanding of this area of philosophy.
But this ain’t my first
It’s actually my fourth blog. More than a decade ago, I wrote my first blog about C programming, which I was terrible at. Two years later, I wrote a blog about daily motivation and quotes from successful people. My first two attempts were not successful since I wrote two posts each and got tired of developing the website. I quit after about 4 posts for my third blog, baldbudget.com, which focused on financial literacy and financial freedom.
As a result of all these failed blogs, I decided to keep working on this fourth blog until I had done 100 times more work. And, so, I wrote 400 articles in one year, even before sharing them with anyone else. I wanted to make sure this was something I wanted to and could do for a long, long time, as well as something I wanted others to be a part of and hear their views.
Hope you enjoy and get something out of these articles as much as I do. Happy reading!