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?
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)