Like a lot of people, I am trying to figure out my plan B. Usually a plan B refers to what you could do if plan A fails, but that’s not my reason for a plan B. Instead, I want something that will stimulate a part of my brain (and life) that is not being well served by my plan A (and if it ends up leading to success and fame, I won’t complain).
Right now my plan A is a job that I like, while wondering if I should look into getting more education, and if I want this additional education, or just think I should want it. While there are definite limits to my creative stimulation at the job, there are other things I can do to feed that side of me. And these things make up my plan B.
For some, blogging is the plan B. There are some high profile cases where a blogger has taken his or her blog to heights such that he or she is now fully supported by the blog (dooce and Darren Rowse come instantly to mind) â€” the blog has become plan A. Some have gotten book deals from their blog (like this woman), while some have used their blog or website to showcase their talent in other areas and acquired more fans of their work and increased their business that way. There are so many possibilities!
So I’ve been thinking of a few things that I enjoy doing that might translate into a good plan B. So far, I don’t have anything to report but perhaps by the end of 2009 I will.
Do you have a plan B? Has your plan B become your plan A?