Saturday, May 2, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 30
Bear with me if you don't know these people. The person who always wants help and advice. You want to be helpful so you give help and advice. They always need more help and advice, and over time it starts becoming obvious that they don't really take your advice. Over time they become a bit more demanding with your help and advice. How you feel at this point is what matters, because you need to walk away from this person before you start investing your own personal worth into them. Why don't they listen to me? Why do they continue to do the wrong things? You are losing the internal battle and you, and your brand are going to suffer from this.
At that point you need to shut that person off. I tried, they can't, trust God, move on. This is the point where you start seeing a person's writing or efforts suffer. Speaking for myself (and some may understand this) I would first be upset that I am a good person and why doesn't this person understand, or work with me. Then I would look at all of that time I spent being a good person going to waste. Then I would worry about being considered a bad person, even though I tried to be a good person. This is a real human set of emotions that helpful people suffer from, but the answer is simple ...
I am a good person.
I tried, but they failed.
They are the greedy needy.
They are God's problem not mine.
I think I will blog about it.
On to the next subject!
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)