024 I Left my Job because of My blog

July 5, 2011

Blogging can result in so many different things for different people. For me, that means leaving my job and moving on to bigger and better things.

Listen to This Episode

In today's episode, I discuss the following:

  • I answer a question left by Tai, from TravelToStLucia.com about what to do to protect your blog from content thieves.

Don't you hate when you work very hard to produce awesome content, and then someone comes along and then steals that content? I do.

It has happened to me many times, and it will probably continue to happen at an increasing pace.

In this episode, I tell you how I deal with it, and how I believe YOU should deal with it.

Then, I deal with one one of the biggest developments that has ever happened to me. As many of you know, I've been building my Interactive Biology Blog for a while now.

Well, it has lead to me leaving my job. Why did I leave my job? You will have to listen to the episode to find out. All I'll say here is the following:

  • My blog has opened up new doors for me
  • Without my blog, these developments would not have happened
  • I believe in the power of blogging more now than EVER
  • If you aren't blogging, you should be getting on the bandwagon

I'd really like to hear what you think about what you heard in this episode. Has blogging opened up doors for you? If so, how?

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  • Muhammadhamam83 says:


  • Wasim Ismail says:

    hey congrats, on your new job, and prospective, im happy for you, and hey at the end your going teach what you always wanted to, but now you going to do it your style 🙂

    and soo true your last few words, Have a purpose, and don’t sit down wishing for things to happen, in this world you have the carve your own path.

  • Rochelle says:

    BEST PODCAST EVER!!! I have to share this with everyone I know 🙂

    And yes! I enjoyed the 800 number LOL! 🙂


  • kat says:

    Congratulations Leslie!  It’s pure inspiration and I had to listen twice!  I’ll be listening in for a 3rd time tonight. It reminds me, if God be for you, who can be against you?!!?  Thanks & Blessings on you and yours.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I want to say congratulations Leslie!  You knew when you started that biology blog it was something coming from your heart telling you to do it.  You listened and now you’re reaping the rewards for it, while helping so many people through your blog!  You’ve worked hard for the good things coming to you, I’m very happy for you!

  • Tai says:

    Such an inspiration Leslie. I’m so happy for you. Thanks for giving me guidance about those nasty content scrapers! At least I got a back link from them. 

    You have shown me that being persistent with your business and creating quality content will take you to places that you could only dream of going to. 

    I guess I will be in St. Lucia on the beach soon! 🙂

    • You’re very much welcome. Thanks for asking the question. Glad to know that you are motivated by the podcast. Hey, with a site name like Travel To St. Lucia, I should hope that you’ll be on the beach soon 😉

  • KantisSimmons says:

    Hey Leslie,

    Great podcast. Motivational. instructional. And I too believe that God will direct each of us to our purpose, if we allow him. (I too have experienced similar situation)

    Congrats man! Congrats.

  • Found you on Smart Passive Income. All the best to you and your business, Leslie.

  • Greg says:

    I like the name of this post, “I left my job because of my blog” Awesome!!!! I hope to be able to do the same in the near future, but until then I will look forward to reading more from this site. 

    • Make sure to listen to the episode Greg. Yes, I left my job, but not for the typical reason you hear from Internet Marketers. Kind of a different twist. I look forward to interacting with you more here too!

  • Nixon says:

    Leslie,  Good for you and congratulation, what a great story.   Thanks for the inspiration.  I’m still trying to find a way to find my difference. Cheers.

    • You are very much welcome Nixon. Glad you found it inspirational. Yes, it can be a challenge to find what works for you, but once you’ve found it, stick with it and do it as best as you can. It pays off.

  • Mari says:

    I like your approach to content thieves.  I recently had to deal with that also. But I have since taken your approach and just let it go as it is not worth the time or energy, plus things will fall into place in due time. Great podcast by the way!  I wish you continued success…..

    • Yep Mari, I used to spend sooo much time worrying about that earlier on. It’s just not worth it. Glad you enjoyed the podcast, and hope to have you as a regular subscriber. All the best!

  • Mr Frog says:

    What you’ve done is really amazing and inspiring. I’m hoping to follow in your footsteps!

    • Thanks Mr. Frog. Glad to know that you found it inspiring. We all have to get inspiration from each other. There’s always something new to learn to help us take what we’re doing to the next level. Stay tuned for much more!

  • Joe says:

    No transcript?

    • Hi Joe, 

      I haven’t been posting transcripts recently, but I’ve been thinking about hiring someone to do that again. Would that be something you find valuable?

  • Karmenhunter says:

    Hi Leslie !! This is very inspiring to see that with your consistency and commitment you were able to manifest your dream position and help others ! Go Leslie !

    • What you said there is very essential Karmen – “HELP OTHERS”. That’s really what it’s all about. The more we all try to focus on doing that, the better off we’ll all be. Thanks for your comment. Stay tuned for much more 😉

  • Mirckens says:

    Greetings from Bogota, Colombia (found you through Pat’s Blog)

    • Heyyyy, greetings to you too. I was in Bogota and Medellin 2 months
      ago. Colombia is awesome. Beautiful place with friendly people. Thanks
      for the comment. Hope to see you around often 🙂

  • MrCompTech says:

    In the ‘About Leslie Samuel’ the link to “LearningWithLeslie.com” is missing the ‘.com’ in the hyperlink! OOPS!

  • Jamie says:

    That’s amazing it’s to see such success.You need to be focused and determined to have that moment in your life.


  • Lela says:

    This is the first time that I have ever listened to your podcast. I must say congratulations to you. What you have described in your podcast reminds me a little of the movie Something the Lord has Made. Despite not having the educational qualifications nor experience, you still overcame. I think that it is very inspiring and something people need to realize that even if you don’t have the exact specifications God can intervene and help you overcome.

    • Thanks for your comment Lela. I haven’t heard of that movie, but it definitely sounds interesting. And yes, I just LOVE God’s intervention. He’s awesome like that 🙂

  • Jacko says:

    great job on the podcasts brother

  • JoyceF says:

    I enjoyed this podcast.
    I am looking forward to the lessons on how to use a Podcast on my website.
    I hope to be as inspirational as you are.

  • Kitty says:

    I hate someone who when I work very hard to produce awesome content, and then steals that content

  • Ella Smith says:

    you left job because of your blog and i do job because of my blog:-)

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