Monday, June 8, 2015
Blogging Tip of the Day: Vol. 50
1. Is it still relevant? Is it an old outdated topic that has no relevancy on here and now? Does it have a nostalgic value that maybe someone can get a chuckle out of, or is it just completely lost to time?
2. Is it still interesting? Can you just add or delete a few parts and it is right back to mainstream?
If the answer to either of those questions is "no" then do not re-post it. The last thing you want to be is one of those re-post flame throwers that simply pollutes the feeds with old and outdated stuff trolling for some plus, like, or re-share love. Once you get that reputation, you may never repair the damage. Don't fear though, your old posts are probably just a tweek away from being perfectly fine. You just need to ask yourself one more question. Can I fix this without ruining it?
Ponder that for a moment. If the only thing wrong with the blog is an old picture that seems stupid by today's standards (like an old graphic picking on Lacoste Alligator Shirts) then simply put a new graphic in, viola! If it is talking about 1990's era local politics, the you pretty much know it is useless, walk away from it and get writing, or find another one. The most important part is not to destroy your own brand by posting things that might have been gold at one time but are nothing more than trash now. Didn't mean to hurt your feelings but trust me, I have a lot of trash swept off into the back rooms of my blogs too.
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)