I started blogging six years ago with two primary goals.
First, to monetize the site, make a gazillion dollars, and retire early.
Second, to be a guest on one of the late-night talk shows.
Well, at this point, my agent has not been able to find a time that works with my schedule to appear on the late-night shows.
However, it looks like it may be time to cash in.
As some of you may know, a couple of years ago I wrote a post about the World’sLargest Tire Manufacturer that for some unknown reason became my most popular post of all-time, by far. The post has over 64,000 views; the second most popular post, about Tootsie Rolls at Planet Fitness, only has 10,000 views.
I never thought much of it, figuring it was just some random occurrence, and that nothing would come from it.
But then a couple of days ago I received the following email:
Dear Sir/Madam, Good day. This is ****** for trading company in Turkey, we do tyre buisness since 2005, we find your address in the website and we would like to have chance to work with you, and we deeply appreicate your kindly response Regards ******** P.R Manager
While I am disappointed the manager did not know that I was “Sir”, I can overlook that because of what this email means:
- financial freedom
- retirement, ahead of schedule
- no more tests to grade
- no more meetings to attend
- a chance to say “I told you” to all those who doubted me
- a chance to stop blogging, EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
So I plan to reach out to the P.R. Manager this week. If I suddenly stop blogging, you’ll know why.
Of course, there is always the chance that the email is spam…