Some Chinese are highly superstitious and observe a lot of do’s and don’ts to obtain good luck. They will check with the fortune teller and calendar to see when is an auspicious time to resume business after the Chinese New Year celebrations.
When opening business premises, it is normally done by lighting a lot of firecrackers and giving of ‘lai see’ or angpows which are red packets with money inside to employees.
So, is that why I haven’t been blogging over here on my make money blog for so many days? Is it because I am waiting for an auspicious time to resume blogging?
Nay…..I don’t believe in superstitions. I didn’t blog for so many days because the new year festivities have drained me out. Moreover, things are getting very slow lately. There are no exciting news on the make money online arena, as far as I am concerned.
Income for January 2009 wasn’t too bad because of the December spike of Christmas shopping. January was ok too because some of my food blogs did very well due to Chinese New Year recipes and foods searches.
However, I do wonder what February will bring? It is the shortest month. Business is slow globally. Some paid post companies are killing the industry with 50 US cent for PR 1/10 blog. So, yeah, gloomy days ahead.
But that’s not the end. It is time to work harder and be more creative in finding new oasis.
So, let’s set off some firecrackers and begin a new year full of promises and obstacles.
derl(February 4, 2009 - 9:42 am)
i think the whole year will be pretty slow both on and offline, i think many people will realize this year that the old way of doing things won’t work as well anymore if you want to stay competitive
JustinKC(February 4, 2009 - 9:51 am)
ive heard from some feng shui master that this year in 2009, business will grow even better than last year. We survive the flooding year, the economic drowsiness year and this year, im looking for the best year ahead. Same goes to my dad, he did look for the feng shui master and ask him when ti start busines. I hope everything gonna works.
FamilyFirst(February 4, 2009 - 10:48 am)
Always a topic at home ie when to start work. But I dont care, just follow public holiday. Cos I see people follow the so-called “auspicious” date also same same each year what.
Praveen R.(February 4, 2009 - 1:35 pm)
Indians are just as superstitious. In fact, they’ll even have prayers with their ledger books ( now dunno lar, maybe they’ll put their laptops on the alter since accounting softwares are in trend).
I’m hoping for the best this year too. :)
Bryan(February 4, 2009 - 1:35 pm)
I think there’s sure some opportunities in any situation. We just need to work hard to find the opportunity and take it.
titan(February 4, 2009 - 1:54 pm)
i also start slow this month.not really have energy to work..
Infinity(February 4, 2009 - 7:46 pm)
Yeah i have to agree, this year is going to be tough for everyone. I think its a year to see if you can make sure you come out of it up or level with last year. Consumer confidence is fragile and competition is high (as always)
Lifecell(February 5, 2009 - 1:44 am)
I think the whole year will be pretty slow both on and offline. I think many people will realize this year that the old way of doing things wonâ€™t work as well anymore if you want to stay competitive
Melaleuca(February 5, 2009 - 2:35 pm)
That is a good advice. Thanks for the advice.
sb530(February 6, 2009 - 3:01 pm)
All we have to do is just work hard in every year, every month, every day. Globally, the economic goes slowly but we can survive as long as we always improve our ability and knowledge.. then find the opportunity and take it….
bantingboy(February 8, 2009 - 1:46 pm)
nothing wrong with that. Just try our best even we need to work at auspispicous day. :)