In a previous post (What Should I Do With My Fitness Blog) I wrote a bit about my frustrations and indecisions with said blog. It's still there in perpetual idle acting as a digital business card - a sort of self-owned LinkedIn but so much less noise and clutter. Lately, I've been thinking about pull-starting … Continue reading Does the World Need More Fitness Content?
I really don't want this to be another post about bashing influencers and the like. The web has plenty of that to go around. Instead I want to flesh-out some of my thoughts on the subjects of branding, marketing, and "influencing" coming from someone who has written and sold services on the internet for a … Continue reading Should I Be Branding, Marketing, and Influencing?
I don't know why this is somewhat of a big deal to me, but this little blog hit over 200 followers with over 50 posts in a little less than ten months. Why a big deal? Well, let me tell ya. I started this blog as a separate little space for my thoughts and ideas … Continue reading Two Hundred and Fifty Plus and a Thank You
I have a few friends who create content. By content I mean Youtube videos, podcasts, and produce steady streams of social media posts to support those creations. They are steeped in the "social media marketing" world of constantly producing, editing, and promoting. Some is good and some is so so, but I will always support … Continue reading Why Are You Creating Content?
One of the "golden rules" of freelancing and anything related to contract work or entrepreneurship is that you must utilize social media to its fullest extent. A quick Google search will quickly pull up a quaint billion or so results on algorithm hacks, marketing tricks, and best practices on how to game the system, get … Continue reading Why I Don’t Use Social Media for Freelancing
I grew up in a time before the internet, cell phones, and mobile technology in general. As a kid I remember the hours I spent drawing, writing, playing outside, and just plain creating. I also spent chunks of time in my imagination visualizing and coming up with ideas about what to draw, build, or write … Continue reading The Stone Carver and Rediscovering Creativity
I've always had a different vision for this blog. As my other blog is mainly a portfolio and repository for all things health, fitness, and wellness this was to be reserved for all the "other" of life. Whether it's reflections on work, family, or other important life experiences this was to be a place for … Continue reading Review, Reflect, Revise
I just can't do it anymore. I quit! To say we are all inundated with media is an understatement. News, politics, current events, marketing, commercials, billboards, ads, and everyone you know talking about all those things all the time. I. Am. Done. A quick look back When I was a kid I remember sitting at … Continue reading Quitting the Game
I've failed at so many attempts to making money online. Just saying those last three words made me squirm a little. Selling and marketing are necessary evils when it comes to achieving such success and this is my short version of why I'm okay with failing. As I've stated here on this blog before, I … Continue reading Being Authentic in a Marketed World
Below I'll list three of my absolute favorite sites/blogs that I follow for life lessons, best practices, and elegant writing. Spoiler alert: No social media pages are included in this short list. Sorry. I'm a bigger believer in reading well-written, thought-provoking prose versus bite-sized junk food replete with click-bait, sensationalized headlines, and self-affirming, opinionated blabber. … Continue reading 3 of My Absolute Favorite Sites I Follow