Friday, June 5, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 49
Now I may go off on tangents now and again, because I have something pretty complex that I need to get out of my brain. When I am done with the tangent, I am off in search of the new tangent. Most of my readers have gotten used to this, and some may even look forward to my next fixation. There are also the people that find me because of whatever fixation I just happen to be on at the time. Many of them stick around, some do not, but my audience is constantly being overturned and challenged to read new things coming from me, and they either like that or they don't. When I stay on things that no longer interest me, then they all seem to get that vibe, and will definitely lose interest themselves.
Now of course as a blogger you are not forced into some sort of refreshing and new way of thinking either. I often write about things I already wrote about, with some new conclusions, because I write life mostly with topics on the side. Your readers will actually like that. It's not like I haven't said that being wrong is ok as long as you admit it. I have found that people especially like it if you are the first one to figure out you are wrong and are either trying something new, or trying something old that is still different to you. It's all about the journey, and not the destination. Remember this when you write and you'll always maintain the level of refreshing that keeps and builds an audience.
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)