Monday, June 1, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 46
Why is this important? Because there are a lot of people out there who are going to question the things that you say, especially if you talk politics or sports, and I happen to do both. If you don't admit your mistakes openly, then it can become construed that your detractors are more often correct than you are. You can't argue with a troll, because they usually aren't a real human being, as I has said before. Unfortunately unless you have presented yourself as an honest human being, then the lines become blurred. The troll that is always on your case doesn't have to be answered if your readers know you are real, you admit your mistakes, and you don't hide that you are human. This is the best way to let someone else frame you as a blogger, so don't let it happen.
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)