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At a blogging crossroads, 172 Posts, Now What?

Listening to: “Road to Nowhere” – The Talking Heads

Yes, I feel like that sometimes, like I am on a “road to nowhere”. But then I look at where I have been, what joys and pain this life has brought my way. And I realize it is a road that has already lead me somewhere – to be who I am today.

Is this post about blogging? YES.
My blog stats tell me that I have published 172 posts and have started drafts for 144 more.

Is it a road to nowhere? No. My writing goals are long term. I never expected for it to reach a huge audience right out of the gate. I have met some great people through interactions on this blog, and have learned a great deal about myself in the writing process.

Writer - Director of Photography Trace Ready

Writer – Director of Photography Trace Ready


I know my weak points:
Consistency
Brevity
Relevance

I am working on those things.

Here are two thoughts I like to keep in mind:

Just because something hasn’t happened yet, doesn’t mean it won’t.

Writing and art of any kind (music, painting, photography) are cumulative efforts and lifelong pursuits, not something you do just to make money.

I will keep writing, learning, traveling, shooting stills and video, singing and all things that make me feel alive, as much as I can, as along as I can. Hearing that something I created (a blog, a video, a still, a story) touched someone, in some way, always makes my day.

If you’ve read this so far, THANKS. What have you seen on my blog that resonates with you?

Reaching a larger audience with all of it is a goal, a hill to top. But the journey is the fun part. Let’s see how far we can go.

Thanks for tuning in, I promise at least a hundred and seventy-two more.

Trace

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Focus on What You CAN Do, Not What You CAN’T

Reaching Out: Why good content is not enough

You are what you DO, Not what you SAY

Remember Moments that Matter

Trace Ready "The Social Freelancer"

Trace Ready “The Social Freelancer”

Trace Ready is a Director of Photography, Writer, Producer and Vocalist based in Dallas, Texas. His band Trace Relations has released their debut studio CD “Prosperity Street”
Connect with Trace: TraceProductions.com

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Tuesday Tips: Tell the World Something Important – Darren Rowse

Today’s Tuesday Tips is a short, sweet family story from Darren Rowse of Problogger that helped me take a step back and think about the value of the moment and what I’d like to accomplish as a writer, and as a human. Plus, I like listening to his Aussie accent! Good stuff here:

“Daddy, make sure you tell the world something important…” ~ Xavier Rowse
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“The times where I have actually told the world something important, rather than something that I think might be profitable, they’re the times when things begin to take off for me.” – Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse @ProBlogger

Darren Rowse @ProBlogger

Darren Rowse has created an online presence that challenges, informs and inspires me. If you are a writer, blogger or aspiring entrepreneur, I encourage you to visit his blog for insight often, here: ProBlogger.net

Catch Darren’s excellent videos – Subscribe: Darren Rowse on YouTube

Follow Darren Rowse on Twitter: @ProBlogger

What do you think? Comment below, thanks.

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Who are you? I really want to know!

Filling out an RSVP for a Meetup, I was confronted with “Add an Intro”. I always feel a bit put on the spot to give a brief description of what I do, what drives me as an individual. Because, of course, I’ll never be able to cram a lifetime of learning and experience into a couple of lines!

What’s the point?
People naturally want to know a little bit about you, so they have a point of reference when you meet face to face.

Who are you? This song, one of my favorites from rock legends The Who, began immediately playing in my mind. Yes, I really want to know! Please tell me in the comments below.
Yes, play it loud!
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See how I did that?
You know a little more about me now, from what song popped into my head. Music creates points of reference in conversation.

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Strategic Social: DFW Rocks Social Media Day – Part 2

DFW Rocks Social Media Day Recap Part 2: I don’t get to attend many conferences due to travel and work commitments. And the curmudgeon in me is leery of folks who claim great knowledge but then deliver next to nothing of value to me.
This wasn’t the case with DFW Rocks Social Media Day 2013. I went and was glad I did. The speakers were engaging and presented current, useful information.
THANKS to Lissa Duty for hosting DFW Rocks Social Media yearly. Lissa is a Social Media Marketing Strategist, Coach and Trainer in Dallas.”
Visit: LissaDuty.com

Last week I posted part 1 of my recap of this event. Read it here:
Strategic Social for Freelancers: DFW Rocks Part 1 – Facebook, Sales and Google+

Visit the event site: DFW Rocks Social Media

Click links in the tweets embedded in this post to read overview of each topic covered, good insight on SEO and social media for all.
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Strategic Social for Freelancers DFW Rocks: Part 1- Facebook, Sales and Google+

Working and traveling as I do, I don’t get to attend many conferences on sharpening my social media skills. As luck would have it, social media consultant Lissa Duty held her DFW Rocks Social Media Conference close to home and on a weekend that wasn’t already booked for me.
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