I have been slowly talking about my retirement plan for a while in the closed circle. But I have seen how most people felt confused about my plan. So I had to elaborate.
I was approached by Chris ‘Topher’ DeRosia of HeroPress multiple times about writing my story, and ultimately I was able to complete, on the verge of my Birthday!
This is a very very large write-up, could be easily considered as (semi) autobiography. It describes my position and life clearly and I wanted to really share why we need to rethink the priorities of life and the value of family. You will be always busy, you will always have an important task, and crucial phase of life, ultimately this could become a trap. And it will never let you think what life could have mean, what you are probably missing, how you probably will never get back, the lost time with your close one.
But, its just my thought, story of my life, crafted in about 9000 words! I am grateful if you decide to read, I am delighted if it helps you somehow.
Research says both reading and writing is therapeutic!
“Knowledge and productivity are like compound interest.” Given two people of approximately the same ability and one person who works ten percent more than the other, the latter will more than twice outproduce the former. The more you know, the more you learn; the more you learn, the more you can do; the more you can do, the more the opportunity – it is very much like compound interest. I don’t want to give you a rate, but it is a very high rate. Given two people with exactly the same ability, the one person who manages day in and day out to get in one more hour of thinking will be tremendously more productive over a lifetime.
Medium is easy, I like that. But when they went too far in trying to break the market by bribing brands and trying to brand in a way that its better solution than WordPress, thats when it was not this simple. Medium is a hosted solution, could be comparable to hosted WordPress like WordPress.com or many others, but not the WordPress solution. To grow their brand and portray themself as better content solution they started to bring big publisher, and there are numerous report how they bribed brands, if those brand move from WordPress! Now they are in odd situation. All the people they hired to sustain that growth, are now out of jobs, they fired 50 employees, and shutting down 2 offices. Ev Willams accepting that the main industry that they want to improve, they have not got full grasp of that, and feels, its time to stop that and look back.
Understanding you product placement, and not overdoing is very crucial.
I am looking from another side. A community that old (11 years now), and this big, bunch of things is bound to happen.
Just to give a simple idea, for a guy who is in this community for say for 6 years, he always thinks in himself, he knows this community, he fell very close to it, and eventually that started him give a kind superior (maybe wrong word, can’t find the better one ATM) attitude. He started to think he owns something, he has to have a say in everything about this community under his radar. And that goes same for a guy who is in community for 2 or even for entire 11 years.
So, maybe for others like you and me, he does not mean much, or maybe to him, we don’t mean much. But we all have a say, we all have got an attitude, we all think we know this better, and we are the ultimate bricks that makes this community.
You see, thats where democratization should take effect. It always should be beyond us. There is always a greater rest. When you build something that big, defining, even its beyond the founder, beyond the core people behind. Yes, its all important. Some stuff are the key to the project, some are the souls, but end of the day its about people. This #Drama is what we create, we, the so called *Expert.
And yes, please criticize me as I call myself *(WordPress Enthusiast)!
All those pictures you see from Sundarbans are FAKE. Some are Photoshopped, some are from Hollywood movies, like few are from Jurassic Park, some are from movie Avatar, and rest are just Oil Paintings. In fact there are no Sundarbans in Bangladesh, we hardly have few বাঁশ ঝাড়, but Biggest Mangrove Forest Sundarbans in Bangladesh? No way! There might be something in India, they are the big country, they should have everything!