In January, 2009, I wrote a post which unintentionally turned out into a life changing post for me.
When StudioPress Themes (back then, it was called Revolution Themes), who had made their themes available for free download, decided to remove the free download links from their site, I uploaded all the themes I had in my collection and made it available for free download. I had the entire set with me and the post went popular in no time.
If I would judge myself as of today, that was something really crappy to do, but on that day, it felt perfectly OK. No, am not trying to repent over my mistake. Why should I?
- It brought me close to 400 visit’s a day for the next two months. It stood as a pillar post.
- It helped a lot in the SEO contest at Dollar Shower where I was the first runner-up.
- That one single post gave me the kind of revenue that made me believe for the first time, that I can actually make money online.
- It brought me in contact with people whom I still do work with.
The point is – The blunder I committed actually did Wonders.
Similar stuffs happen to me quite often. I guess am not alone.
Turn to what Steve Jobs said in his talk to the graduates at Stanford. Life is a Game of Dots, you never see the big picture until all dots are connected.
Stay Hungry. Stay Foolish. And Never brood over your blunders.