You can blame Sprint for the headline because if they can get away with these ridiculous ads with hamsters, dancing girl scouts and framilies I can write about content marketers dancing naked with feather boas.
In a writer’s life there are good editors and there are bad editors and then there is this memory from about 25 years ago:
I askedÂ the guyÂ to open his mouth and when he asked why I said it was because I heard an echo coming from his throat and I wanted to confirm that his little friendÂ had his head shoved so far up his ass I would be able to see his eyes looking back at mine.
As a public safety tip you should know the remark above is not supported by Dale Carnegie as a way to win friends and or influence people.
However if you wanted to find out if you can throw a right cross and or take a shot to the gut it might be one way you can get the answers to your questions.
The FitBit And A Writer
I ordered a FitbitÂ® Flexâ„¢ Wireless Activity & Sleep Wristband today.
Got to tell you I agonized over it a bit because I couldn’t decide if I was buying an expensive pedometer but I figured it is worth trying out.
The guys I normally play basketball with seem to have disappeared and for the moment I don’t belong to a gym so I need to find a way to increase the amount of exercise I am getting and to be more mindful about how much I am eating.
You long time readers know that my 19 year-old metabolism and I had a fight and that bastard left me so I am stuck with this 45 year-old one whose superpower is to enable me to eat 24 hours a day without feeling full.
Ok, that is a bit of an exaggeration but the reality is that sitting at the computer all day isn’t healthy and I can’t get a treadmill desk right now.
And I can’t afford to wait or come up with excuses for why I don’t do more so I decided that this little sucker might help me add a bit of structure to my diet and exercise and just maybe that will be the trick.
What I need more than anything else is to see some results because I am always good about responding to that. What I am less good at is starting.
It is that whole inertia thing.
Time to start rocking that boulder back and forth so we can get things moving again.
Content Marketers, Dad Bloggers and Exercise In General
Have I mentioned recently I dislike the term content marketer because it is meaningless marketing jargon?
Or should I talk about trying to stuff some keywords like dad bloggers into this post? Maybe I should mention the importance of exercise because it makes you feel better and when you feel better you are nicer, more productive and less likely to suddenly drop dead.
Yeah, that ending was harsh. Blame it on Sprint’s talking hamster. Stupid rodent.
Ask me about content marketing and I’ll tell you about storytelling because that is really what we are talking about. Storytelling is what humans have used for our entire existence to build relationships and move people.
When you want me to buy something for my teenage son the best way to motivate me is to use a story I can relate to that shows me how your product/service would be good for my son.
If you want to make me cry you’ll show me what tuition costs for camp and college. And then you you’ll understand better why most of my hair has fallen out.
Blogging Isn’t Supposed To Be Complicated
Blogging isn’t as complicated as some people make it out to be. You could fill the Grand Canyon with the excuses and reasons people provide but the reality is that people over think things.
Just ask my dear Shmata Queen and she’ll tell you this game isn’t hard to win at. Tell stories, engage, rinse and repeat.
And now if you will excuse me the kids are home from camp and it is time to go. See you in the comment section.