Friday, April 17, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 18
I have known many bloggers over the years who totally lack a sense of humor, and they fall into two categories. Ones that get that they have no sense of humor, and allow others to provide the humor. Ones that have no sense of humor, and don't allow others to provide the humor. Think about that for a moment. People with no sense of humor can actually be quite funny if they allow people to brand them and then roll with it. They then allow their own catch phrases (that they figure out they overuse) become something of a comic aside, and live vicariously through it, and then more entertaining people tend to gravitate towards them. Those that don't allow others to provide humor, will have people trying to get on their nerves, and will either quit or realize that they need to join camp number one.
In the end it is better to laugh at your mistakes, invite people to join in on laughing WITH you and then reap the benefits of having a blog that is more like a social club than a place people just go to read things. Trust me on this one, and you'll be a much happier blogger.
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)