If you’ve been using WordPress for any amount of time you know that the software gets a number of updates throughout a year. Is it really necessary to update your WordPress installation every time an update is released? The answer may surprise you.
Back in the Summer of 1985 I moved from Mannheim, Germany to Copperas Cove, TX. During that Summer we drove cross-country visiting family before arriving in Copperas Cove (Kempner, actually) just outside of Ft. Hood where my dad had been stationed. If blogs had been around then I probably would have blogged something like this:
We just landed in South Carolina. I got to drink all the soda I wanted on the flight. It was really rad. I tried that New Coke and it was the worst tasting soda I’ve ever had. It tastes too much like Pepsi. They should bring back the original formula.
They showed Back to the Future on the plane. What an awesome movie! I couldn’t believe my eyes! That DeLorean was cool! I really liked how the doors opened up.
Well, the flight was fun. When I was younger we flew back and forth to Germany a few times but I don’t remember anything from back then. This is something I’ll remember for a long time.
My parents said we’ll be going to Disney after we visit my grandmother in Georgia. I’m looking forward to that. For now we’re visiting my aunt and uncle here in South Carolina and it’s really hot here. The weather is much different here than in Germany.
I think that’s what 12-yr old me would have written. I’m not 100% sure and some of the details are probably a bit sketchy but if you ask me no questions I’ll tell you no lies.
What would you have blogged about in 1985? Leave a comment or link back here with your blog post.
UFC 124 kicks off today and the one phrase you’ll hear before every fight is the referee saying, “Protect yourself at all times.”
In the octagon that means keep your hands up and if you’re on the ground you’d better be trying to stand up or keep someone in your guard. If you don’t protect yourself you’re going to get knocked out or submitted.
As a side note, I think Georges “Rush” St. Pierre is going to win this fight in the first round. All the pent-up anger he’s held in since getting constantly ribbed by Josh Koshchek on The Ultimate Fighter is going to come out in wave of fury.
So what does this have to do with blogging? Well, if you’re blogging you need to protect yourself at all times too. How do you do this?
Here’s 5 easy steps:
- Post regularly – This is something I struggle with, thus the Advent challenge I’ve issued to myself (I’m halfway there!)
- Be focused and intentional in your posts – Again, something I struggle with in every post.
- Build up a queue so you don’t have to blog every day – if you take an hour a day for 3 days a week to write posts then you can get a lot of content queued up and it won’t be so overwhelming
- Get lots of sleep – sleep helps your brain think.
- Be yourself – don’t try to create an online persona, you can be anonymous but be yourself
That’s my plan for protecting myself when it comes to this blog. What about you? What do you do to keep from getting knocked out?