Monday, April 6, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 10
Realistically blogging is MY hobby, and if anyone wants to come along for the ride they are welcome. Is that completely true? Well of course it isn't, but it is that exact attitude that keeps me going when it comes to writing. When I start expecting what happens everyday, good or bad then I am setting myself up for a let down. This was a bit of a theme today in all of my various updates, but don't EVER let anyone paint you into a "You always," corner. Once you allow someone to dictate to you what you "always" do, then you miss the point. They probably ignore everything else you do because they picked the one thing they hate about you, and painted you with it.
This is where the short memory comes in. A bad criticism (and by bad I mean unfair) should just roll off of you. It takes practice, but the last bad comment should not fuel your next bit of writing. YOU are what builds your audience and most of all your brand. When you get painted into the "you always" trap just remember that sometimes the person on the other end is really saying, "I never," and they will be out of your hair soon enough. Sometimes it's even best to be the UBER you in the next posting and find out for yourself.
This Is Me
I have been bouncing around online for just about 20 years, so I have been there and have done that. It doesn't mean I didn't like it and wouldn't do it again. As most humans, I am a social animal. To be a social animal on the internet it is social media that binds us all together. I prefer Google + and Twitter but have pages on the other ones that I ignore, so you probably should too.
I blog a lot. If you don't like people that blog a lot then I don't know how you got here to begin with. You may want to just move along.
Contrary to popular opinion I hate politics, but have political opinions ..
The easiest way to get under my skin is to apply the "all you talk about is politics" tag. This is a common knee jerk reaction some have when they see something political, and unfortunately I don't hold back sometimes. As a matter of fact, I share more about health, fitness and blogging than politics, which you would know if you weren't busy dismissing me. I actually follow and interact with more people that disagree with me than agree with me politically. The list of "other than politics" seems to be growing everyday and it probably looks a lot like this:
- Blogging (I am a blogger and I blog a lot. Get used to it.)
- Health & Fitness (Avid bodybuilder and diet guru)
- Photography (If I don't know your language now you know why I follow you)
- Android (I love Android, and wouldn't wipe my rear end with an iPhone)
- Humor (If you are funny, I am going to like you)
- Sports (Patriots and Red Sox mostly)
- Music (You'd be surprised how diverse I get here)
- Quotes (I love quotes from historical and hysterical figures)