General Quarters: One Year In

It’s unbelievable that an entire year has passed since I first started General Quarters. While life has not become some magical adventure, and I haven’t become rich, much has changed.

Grand Admiral Thrawn

In this one year, I have published 84 articles so far (I have written others, but I either have not published them, trashed them, or will try to pitch them to other sites). When I first started this blog, I had dreams of being the next big personal development guru. This is a highly competitive niche, and both the world and the markets have changed.

My tone has changed as well. I still see the world as a hostile place, and I know the perilous position that I and my folk are in. However, I do not see life as completely hopeless. Death is coming for all of us, as far as I know, so we owe it to ourselves to make the best of the time that we have here. At the very least, I can say that this year in China has been the best in my life. It is my desire to make it a springboard into greater things; if not, at least I can say that my life wasn’t all misery.

Instead, I have decided to use this blog to chronicle my experiences in China, as well as give my perspective on different ideas and events. It has also served as a repository of the writing that I am capable of, and has landed me a few freelance gigs.

It may sound like this is a failed project, but it is not to me. As is oftentimes the case in my life, I have succeeded, just not to the extent that I wanted to. Knowing that my content has helped others in their times of need, I can say that I have succeeded.

I Want General Quarters to Get Bigger

My output has decreased somewhat because I realize that I must develop other skills aside from writing. I am not giving up on this site at all, and will continue to work on it. This site is a personal project of mine, and I will not abandon ship so easily.

No, 2017 is going to be an even more productive year for the Admiral, and a productive year for you, dear reader. I hope that my articles, past and future, will help you to be more productive. Of course, that is given that your aspirations do not conflict with my own.

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