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Why I keep my BLOG a secret

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“Don’t Quit; Amazing things happen in the process, once you achieve a goal, it becomes a habit” ____ By author (Shailesh Shakya)

“Success is not a point function, it depends on the process.” ____ By author (Shailesh Shakya)

In this post, you’re going to know why I keep my blog a secret from my family, relatives, and friends
Blogging could be unknown to many people. People may laugh at you if you say that you are a blogger.

But in my opinion, Blogging is a silent killer and a great way to connect with like-minded people and

Of course, a great way to earn passive income.

In this post, I’m going to share a different side of my blogging journey that I haven’t discussed yet.

Stay tuned…


A Little Story of Mine

Back in 2015, when I was in college, I decided to start a blog. But that time, I had no clue where to start.

I didn’t have money to buy a domain & hosting. So I started with a free blogging platform which was

Thanks to Google! ( is a product of Google).

Initially, I had no sense of writing that’s why I never told my college friends. Because I didn’t want to make fun of myself.

This is the first reason, why I kept my BLOG a secret from my family and friends.

But Later, I learned a lot.

And guess what? Nothing happened.

I failed too early… so bad! (But it helped me understand what mistakes I was making)

So the next time when I started my blog again, I knew the right way of doing things.



Well, the second reason why I kept my BLOG a secret is the “finance”. I was not financially stable. My father’s pay was only $600 a month. 

And I didn’t want to ask my father to pay my bills. (Because he could not afford to pay extra bills. That’s why I chose to start with BLOGGER.COM. )



I belong to a conservative background. My parents believed that only a “job” is a way to earn a living and was good for a career.

He didn’t know what blogging was. And it was quite difficult to convince my family. It was really challenging.

And even if I tried, they would have convinced me to quit blogging. And maybe I would have been working in a company.

I didn’t want to face it. So I kept my blog a secret from my family.


LACK OF Belief

I myself hadn’t heard the word “blogging” before starting it. Because I was new to blogging. And I didn’t believe I would be able to do it.

Because of the lack of faith, there was a fear of failure. This inspired me not to reveal my blogging secret to my friends and family.



I still remembered when I got approval for AdSense and made my first $0.01.

And you won’t believe me it took me almost 3 years to get my first payment from AdSense which was only $109.

Nevertheless, it made me happy. It was not a good amount, so I did not disclose my earnings to anyone. Because I was making disproportionately little money that a delivery boy can earn in just 7 days.

It was also one of the reasons why I kept my blog a secret from my family, relatives, and friends.



All my family & friends don’t know the value of blogging. That’s why I didn’t convince them about blogging.

And I still kept it a secret from my relatives but not from my family.

Here I’ve successfully discussed why I kept my BLOG a secret from my family, relatives, and friends.

Do you have a similar kind of story? Please do share it in the comment section. I would love to hear from you.

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Happy Blogging!


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Shailesh Shakya

I'm a Professional blogger, Pinterest Influencer, and Affiliate Marketer. I've been blogging since 2017 and helping over 20,000 Readers with blogging, make money online and other similar kinds of stuff. Find me on Pinterest, LinkedIn and Twitter!

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