One of the main reasons why I wanted to set up a separate site for my career is so that I can blog about different things that interest me. I find the bullythebear is not the right platform for thoughts and reflections about the education industry in general, so I really really like the idea of setting up a different site to talk about such things. The themes in Kungfu Cats will be about motivational issues, life in general as a full time tutor and other stuff about the educational scene in Singapore. This will be a different platform from what I share in Bullythebear, which is mainly about finance, notably personal finance.
|Erm...you'll never walk alone?|
The other reason is obvious blatant advertising. I take in students through word-of-mouth alone and it'll be good for the long run if I can increase the number of people who knows what I do. Hence, the site will act as a focal point of my efforts to make my services more visible. It's also so much easier to tell people to go to a site rather than to type out some of the faq that I also put in the site. One time effort but reaping rewards the rest of the time - I love such asymmetry in effort and rewards relationship.
I had also set up a Facebook page for the same purpose. Those who are interested to receive articles regarding education/tuition/motivation might find it useful. I leave it to you to decide whether to 'like' it or not :) I think the whole purpose of setting up a site like this is to let it grow organically, so I realised from past experiences that having 10,000 likes is not the same as having one person who really likes it. The statistics doesn't matter one bit in how I'm going to do my job. I'm used to talking alone anyway, and that's how bullythebear begins. I still remembered the time where there's only 3 persons in my cbox - me, myself and I.
Why cats, you may ask? There's a lot of things we can learn from them - notably creativity, curiosity and independence. These traits are what an educated person should be.