How I got here – Why am I sharing my personal experiences

I started to blog about my personal experiences because I want to share with those who are going down the path I am. I have experienced a lot in my 20s. I push myself because I realized that life shouldn’t just be about work.

As I am nearing the point in my life where I am focusing on getting a stable career and starting a family, I started to think about all the opportunities I missed. I am all for “better be safe than sorry”, however, I still wished that I would shoot the shot rather than sitting here thinking about “what if”.

One of the regrets is not to start a blog earlier. As a part of my job, I write for others but never for myself. I love writing about my random thoughts. This blog is to share my experience and take on different subjects. May it be about jobs, starting own business, investments, relationships, social life, or morality.

I am here mostly to express myself, but I also hope you would find some of my blogs interesting and entertaining. If you did, then I have accomplished the secondary goal of this blog, to make people wonder.

A little about me

My name is Bruce L., I am East-Asian and I currently live in Sweden. My background is in Business Administration, but right now, I am a digital consultant in Sweden. I have worked as an IT support, assistant accountant, market researcher and digital marketer. I tend to seek out new opportunities, so I usually don’t stay too long in one position.

My passion is to promote sustainable slow travel and my goal is to do my own thing. After traveling around with my family and friends, I realized that I like to take things slow. I don’t want to “see as much as possible”, I rather take my time to explore a place I like and get to know the locals better.

After working in 9-5 jobs, I thought to myself, “Life has to be more than this (work)”. Waking up every day, going to work, come back and sleep numbed my brain. I want to live, and not just to survive. Life is really too short as I got older. However, reality hits hard when you don’t have money.

That is why, in the last couple of years, I decided to find ways to support myself and not worry about money when I am traveling around. I am not aiming to become rich. I just want to earn enough in a way I enjoy, and live my life.

Where did the name “Sofakenews” come from?

That is an interesting story. The names itself was inspired by ex-president Donald Trump. After hearing “fake news” being tossed around so much, I wanted to start a new alternate media news source. “So fake news” is to express the idea that some news is “so fake”.

I even found others that shared my view about providing unbiased and well researched news topics to the readers. We started a daily headlines section, debunked fake news, and wrote about topics we found exciting. It didn’t last, the problem was about sustainability.

So, instead of finding another team, I decided to remake Sofakenews into my personal experience blog. The core idea stays the same, honesty. Sofakenews is still about writing worth well and trustworthy blogs.

How am I sustaining the blog?

As you may have noticed, my blog has ads. I hope that the ad revenue would at least cover the costs of running this blog. Eventually, I want to earn some money from ad revenue. For now, I am just writing when I have the time and if there are something interesting to write about.