Monday, May 18, 2015

Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 38

Today's Tip: Planning ahead and how to actually do it. Some people have actually accused me of being good at this whole blogging thing, but little do they know that I fail miserably at this whole blogging thing even today. Planning has never been my strong suit, and the chances are pretty good that most bloggers aren't the most organized people either. This isn't an insult, it is just how our minds work. Genius comes, genius goes, or at least that is what we tell ourselves. I happen to be very quick witted if anyone hasn't noticed and that is why I can write so much so quickly and have a pretty good portion of it be worthy of reading. Unfortunately it's all that other stuff that I forget to do, or don't have time to do when it pops into my head that gets me every time.

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?

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