My wife (Heather), my mother-in-law (Barbara, aka “Gigi”), and want to do something new. We want to blog. Together. On one site. That’s right. A family blog. Wait! Don’t click away! It’s not as boring as it sounds.
I’m watching Motherhood (starring Uma Thurman and Minnie Driver) with Heather. We’re holed up in my mother-in-law’s room while Gigi does her very best to keep Katie entertained for two solid hours.
I’m determined to share more of my life in my blog this year. It’s been a back and forth proposition over the past few years. I’ve gone from full disclosure to secret anonymous personal blog to professional disclosure only to never really updating to now.
I missed a significant date in my history, and I can’t move on until I’ve given it 20 seconds of fame. Just over four years ago, I became a blogger.
Though I can find a few instances of “blogging” I did years before, I consider my official beginning as a blogger to be November 1, 2005. That was the day I wrote my first post for CultureFeast.com entitled, “Welcome to CultureFeast”. It was the beginning of something greater than what it was. It was the beginning of my engagement with the social Web.
As I mentioned on Twitter recently, I’ve been reevaluating twitter follows, RSS feeds, and even my very own blog strategy. For too long, I wandered through my adult life, looking for the inside track to success. Whether it was a super secret method of building blog traffic or just noticing trends before they were trends (online reputation management).
I haven’t read past the Top 20 in months, so I’m guessing it’s safe to say I have no idea who the Top 100 blogs are. So here’s the list from Technorati, and I’ll but an X beside it if I’ve ever read a post from it.
If you have to ask yourself this question, you might already be screwed. OR, you might be just like me. I don’t automatically know what I “love”. I don’t know what my passions are. There are things I love, but I don’t want to talk about them all the time. There are things I am passionate about, but I don’t think anyone else will appreciate my take on them.
This is one of the saddest and simultaneously most exciting times of my life. I’ve been pumped all week after watching some video clips on Gary Vaynerchuk’s website. For a secular web-based entrepreneur, he’s my hero. He’s passionate, articulate, unique, and he works REALLY hard. Gary has convinced me that my blogs are a failure.
After watching this CNN interview with Gary V, I’m inspired all over again to go out and make it happen. Are you still contemplating what to do with your life? Watch this video and let the endless possibilities wash over you like a nice, warm wave of caffeine infused adrenaline.
After writing my Day Two journal post about my Classic Vibram Five Fingers, I decided to set up a blog devoted to my daily experiences with my VFFs.