Wednesday, May 27, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 43
I had said that I have a huge archive of content, a huge archive of graphics and a digital camera (as well as a camera on my watch and my cell phone, I am without excuses there) which was my way of saying, keep yourself in the feeds no matter what. I have 12 blogs that I own, and 4 more that I guest post on that I have the keys to post at will. I have 7 other blogs that people love to get an e-mail with a guest blog in it. Why do I do this to myself, and how does having all that make it easier? Again, I have every sort of content covered.
Here's some examples and feel free to steal the ideas (I'm comfortable with my brand) The Graphic Whacko - The Photography Whacko - The Quote Whacko. Thanks to the work I put in setting up The Graphic Whacko, I can take 10 minutes to post a funny picture, and get a lot of responses. Thanks to the time it took me to set up The Photography Whacko, I can keep a stock of pictures of historical places near where I live and post them when I don't have time or energy to post a wordy blog. The true genius behind what I did to keep my "brand" live was The Quote Whacko though. Every morning, first thing after I wake up, I post a new quote, with a picture of the person quoted. BOOM! I have kept at least one of my blogs relevant EVERY day. Enough with the excuses, and go work on your brand folks.
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)