Monday, May 18, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 38
Lately (and yes lately) I have taken all of the failures in my planning and transferred them into "rainy day projects" that I do and save for later. There have been a million times I wrote a blog on an exercise for example, and then I get the questions of "how" which I thought I explained, but not very good obviously. Being a good netizen I would scour YouTube to get the someone's interpretation of the exercise (never being exactly what I want and wasting an hour of my life that I will never get back) just to have to do more explaining about what I think that person is doing wrong. Oh did I mention that now I am pushing another person's brand too, which always puts you in jeopardy of losing a reader, because why go to you when you obviously have to go to someone else for the answer?
What I never even considered was simply recording my own workouts. They don't have to be perfect or produced great, they just have to be there for when I need content and context. These are now "rainy day items" that I have to back up my brand. Does it have to be things that are spectacular, well no of course not, they just have to be yours and readily available. Do you do a blog on cooking? Why not have simple clips in your YouTube on how to do the basic things that come up all the time? Like the way you kneed dough, the way you stir a cream sauce, the way you chop onions. The little bits of content you should have stored up should be endless and it should be available. I mean you are doing these things anyway, why not record them for posterity?