Could You Sum Up Your Blog With One Post?

Got less than a month until my son’s Bar Mitzvah and while most of the heavy lifting has been taken care of there are a million little details to be handled and one or two big ones that require my attention.

Some of it is what you can categorize as easy and some of it is just…nuts.

Took him to the LA Auto Show today and we came across the Toyota Highlander in the picture above. Toyota took the back of the car and turned it into a real aquarium and then for good measure added Spongebob. Can’t tell you if they did it because they thought it would get more attention than an aquarium without or not and I am not sure it matters.

Speaking of things that matter I have to give a short speech at the Bar Mitzvah and I have spent quite a bit of time trying to figure out what it is I want to talk to him about. What matters most? What should I pass along?

Sum Up Your Blog With One Post

Sometimes when I am faced with an important subject and I want to be certain I do a good job with it I focus on something else entirely. That is part of why I have been thinking about the old elevator pitch as it applies to the blog and as I wish to use it.

If I had one post to try and sum up the blog what would I write/say? If I had to use that one post to provide significant and real insight into the almost ten thousand posts here what would I say and how would I say it?

“If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself.” ― Albert Einstein

Don’t know about you but I love that, probably because there is nothing in life I can’t apply it to. It works for the blog and it works for the Bar Mitzvah.

Truth is if we are talking about summing up the blog than we really shouldn’t be focused on trying to do so with one post. Really it should be a couple of sentences, something I could say in about a minute.

If people aren’t regular readers they are not going to understand or appreciate all of the little details and there is no way to include that without making things complicated.

It Is a Conversation, Not A Speech

Circle back to the Bar Mitzvah for a moment. I have given a million speeches in my life and done more presentations than I care to remember but I don’t want that for this particular moment.

What I want is to have a conversation with my son. Sure I’ll make a point to announce to everyone how proud of him I am but he knows that and the moment isn’t about me telling everyone how much I love him.

Nah, it is a different version of the elevator speech. It is a different form of summing up the blog. It is me doing my best to offer him something that has value, meaning and significance.

It is me trying to give him something that he can remember, take with him and apply. He is not six anymore so the conversation can be a bit more sophisticated than it was then, but the goal of making it easily understood remains.

Maybe I’ll use one of these:

“I fear the day technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots.”
― Albert Einstein

“There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.”
― Albert Einstein

“Logic will get you from A to Z; imagination will get you everywhere.”
― Albert Einstein

Sometimes the real trick in life lies in taking action and not wasting time categorizing things as being big or little details because the difference between success and failure is often as simple as being able to say you did something instead of responding with “I did nothing.”

Good night from Los Angeles and goodbye Nablopomo

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