I've been mocked by some people for believing so much in myself with this blog and what I want to accomplish. I want to work for Barstool Sports and I've made no secrets about that. That is the only reason DOL exists. It's my sample to hopefully get a shot. I've put my life on hold to try to make this happen.
Some will say I'm an idiot for not getting a real job and spending a majority of my time and resources on this blog that makes me 0 dollars a day. I'm sure there's people who have talked shit about me or think I'm not very good. I don't care what they think. I know I have what it takes. I know it's a long shot but someone has to make it. It can be me.
You gotta take chances in life and sick and tired of being too afraid to try. I don't want my life to be a series of me thinking "What if?" until I die. I've already wasted enough of my life, I want to do something with life that is big. I don't care about what a majority of people think because I know in my heart of hearts if I got the opportunity with Barstool I would thrive. I am good enough.
Normally I'm pretty laid back, but I will get really upset when someone I'm close to says I'm stupid for trying, I'm not good enough or that I'm making a mistake. It can hurt to not have your own friends support you, especially when you're a very supportive friend, but whatever. Not everybody can be a great guy like me I suppose.
However, after yesterday I officially am worried that maybe I don't have what it takes. Am I already losing my fastball? I'm supposed to be a content guy and whiffed. Such an easy idea that I totally overlooked. Now the seeds of doubt have been planted in my head.
I had a golden opportunity to make a splash and didn't capitalize. TBH it's all I've thought about for the last 24 hours. As someone trying to make it in the content game the fact that I didn't think of this content sooner really makes me think "damn, maybe I really am not good enough"
Yesterday I was at the Patriots Super Bowl Parade. 5th Super Bowl win for them (no big deal). I was celebrating with my fellow Patriot fans in the streets of Boston when it hit me.
Like Ace of Base I too saw the sign.
There must of been hundreds of them across the route and it hit me.... I should've made a sign to promote Doz On Life. Should've said it big black letters "READ MY BLOG: DOZONLIFE.COM" or something like that.
Who knows who would've seen it? Maybe nobody notices, but maybe a few people do. Maybe they read something I've written in the last year and like it. Not only did I lose out on potential new readers but since it was the Patriots parade I missed out on Barstool potentially seeing the name of my blog. I feel like seeing a sign that smart at the parade could at least warrant a click. Now I'll never know because I did not think of the idea until it was too late. Who knows what could've happened? All I know is that opportunity has been lost forever and I feel horrible about it.
In my defense it's just because I'm such a selfless guy. Like a New England Patriot I'm a team guy. I wasn't there for me, the parade wasn't about me. It was to celebrate and say thank you to my favorite football team for having the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. It wasn't until I saw all the other signs that it hit me I could've used this amazing event as opportunity to spread my brand. As someone who thinks they have what it takes to make it at Barstool it was humbling. The day wasn't about me, it was about the Patriots, but at the same time content never sleeps and that could've been exactly what DOL needed.
It's not quite as effective as having the sign that could've potentially gone viral like the guy asking for people to donate to his venmo on College Gameday but I was able to get onto the actual streets of Boston on the Parade route with a bunch of fans and tried to make up for my mistake with a little good old fashioned marketing. So I guess the entire day wasn't a wash.
I apologize to my readers and those who actually do support me and believe in me for fumbling this opportunity. I let you and more importantly I let myself down. I will not let it happen again. From here forward my brain will be content, content, content 24/7. I'll just make a sign for the parade next year. Although hopefully I won't have to wait that long to make it in this game.