Your Blog Bores Me

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The mysterious powers that be tell me that if I want to included on the lists of best daddy bloggers or social media A-listers I need to step up my game and dole out copious amounts of wisdom.

I’d like to say that I cared enough to make that happen but I have an exceptionally thick head and I am unwilling to blog as they wish I would. Bully for them and boo for me.

I don’t know about you but I am tired of reading 1,298,398 posts on how to use Twitter, be a better blogger and or how to make millions of dollars by blogging for 2 hours each day.  Nor am I interested in reading more bullshit about the biggest names in social media.

Those posts bore me because they are among the weakest and worst forms of linkbait. Lazy people create those lists in the hopes that one of the really important people they linked to will notice their posts.

If your best effort consists of writing a list of 5-10 names and one sentence about those personalities you need to reconsider why you are out here. Because all you are doing is adding to the noise that already exists. If you are into meaningless chaos and confusion than by all means keep doing what you are doing.

It makes me wonder Why Do You Blog?

Why I Blog

I blog because I love to write. I blog because this is where I learn, clear my head and clarify my thoughts about life. This is where I chronicle the mundane and the magical. And because I blog I have been given some great opportunities and remembered that the dreams I hold dear don’t have to be limited to fantasy.

I am a Nintendo Brand Ambassador.  In my role as a brand ambassador I have received compensation in the form of various products (read games/clothing) and an incredible trip to Nintendo Headquarters. That trip was a hell of a lot of fun for a ton of reasons but what really solidified it for me was the opportunity to meet the other ambassadors.

It was the social part of social media and I loved it. I met people I never would otherwise have spoken with and had some fascinating conversations. I sat with other parents playing video games and laughing about you never know where life is going to take you.

Thirty some years ago I was just a kid who played Pong and Space Invaders. Just a kid who loved his Atari and never dreamed that one day I would be a part of this world.

I could write ten thousand more words about why I am here and what I am doing but that would be overkill. Suffice it to say that I know why I am here and what I hope to accomplish. So the ball is back in your court. Why do you blog?

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