Thursday, April 30, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 28
I definitely speak from experience on this one. I started out as an extremely random writer, but over time it got boring. Yeah go figure? Then I started becoming a lot more regimented in my blogging. Several different blogs, different topics in each, certain times of the day that I post them. I became pretty usual, but ask anyone who actually reads my blogs, and I can throw a real zinger out there once in a while. It's fresh and exciting, and I like that when I open up a blog that I expect the usual, and get the borderline insane in return.
I won't go into too much detail about what "random" means because we all have our own forms of random. If you have a blog that is based on lunatic things, you can throw out a serious blog and that would be as "random" as the serious person who throws out some slapstick. Here's a few examples from my repertoire, if you need some more examples.
In my Health Whacko people can usually expect some serious health, fitness, diet and exercise stuff, but imagine the day people opened it up and found "Follow the Bouncing Hemorrhoid" I often post a disclaimer of sorts when I am willing to go THAT low.
Or how about something like this in my Life Whacko when you come along for a nice Christmas Eve piece and instead you get "The People V. Christian Hatemonger"
It's nice to show the people who read your blog, that all work and no play makes us all very dull children. Hey! Every once in a while add a graphic that is a public joke from the Google+ feeds just to see who is paying attention too!
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)