Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 42
Here's my example and the solution I had to come up with for it, and see if you can relate. Of all my blogs, my Health Whacko definitely has the most interaction, and in turn leads to the most "extra data" that needs to be built. I have volumes of content that I could put into an easy to use, and implement format, so that I can make it a lot easier on myself. The problem is shutting down the writing machine long enough to work on the data machine. The only solution was prioritization, but the fear of not having that fresh new content everyday cripples me, so I always put these things off. This weekend I chose not to, and the solution was a lot easier than I was willing to admit. I had to use the volumes of content I had already created to my advantage. I spent the weekend re-posting old blogs and working furiously to get as much of my data in order as I could.
Why was this important, and why am I wasting your time with this? Well you see the volumes of new data that was converted into content now makes my Health Whacko blog a self sustaining machine that can be updated a heck of a lot quicker. All of the exercises I post in the blogs is now in a format that is as easy as cut and paste. All of the images I took of myself doing the exercises is already in the data, and the videos of all of those exercises are pre loaded into the data. An entire day of sweating over this has now made it so that a "Gym Rule" that a lot of people look forward to each morning, can have the "data" that I include with it, two minutes and two clicks away. Up until I finally got around to doing that it would take me about twenty valuable minutes, and worse than that, no time to add to these databases. Now I am ready to take it to the next level. Go get your ducks in a row too and hopefully this will help you drag it up to that next level as well.
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)