con·flu·ence (knfl-ns) n. 1. a. A flowing together of two or more streams. b. The point of juncture of such streams. c. The combined stream formed by this juncture. 2. A gathering, flowing, or meeting together at one juncture or point e·vent (-vnt) n. 1. a. Something … Continue reading
I love listening to professors. I’m a professor. I don’t mind if people listen to me or not, but I love to listen to professors. More than that – I love to learn. I love learning what professors have learned … Continue reading
I know you know Bruce Lee as an amazing martial artist and a movie star, but did you know that he was quite the philosopher, thinker, and writer as well. I learned yesterday that Bruce Lee did a ton of … Continue reading
Whenever you put yourself out there – either in a blog post, a picture, a lecture, or a youtube video – you open yourself up to 2 things. You either open yourself up to ridicule and negativity, or you somehow … Continue reading
There is nothing more Humbling and Humiliating than blogging. I heard that in a podcast. I think it might have been Mitch Joel that said it. It is so true. When you blog, you put your ideas and thoughts out … Continue reading
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Have you checked yours lately? You can learn so much about….
1. What you write about – there are a few ways to do this, but a quick look at your tags might reveal something about what you write.
2. How people find your blog – I check the Search Engine Terms to see what people searched for to find your blog.
3. To see which posts gets the most love – I would have never guessed it for my blog and it’s a post that I’m not even an expert in. I guess it says more about what people are wanting to know. Which leads to…
4. Learning about what people are looking for – the only thing more interesting to me than the fact that people are searching for certain things – is that I wrote a post about it and that someone found it and read it.
There’s way more things that you can learn about your blog stats, and I’ll share/make up more some other time.
I can’t believe how much opportunity is out there – that I don’t avail myself of – and that’s the opportunities that I know about. I just can’t imagine what the opportunities are that I don’t know about. Do you know what I’m talking about?
I’m not necessarily talking about job opportunities. I’m talking about opportunities to write and speak and interact with people. I have recently started attending seminars and conferences to learn about things that I have no expertise in, but then that opens up other opportunities. And all this networking and interaction helps me to get more opportunities.
What are you doing to get opportunities? What websites are you checking out? What books are you reading? How are you sharpening your tools and your talents for more opportunities?
If I can write one good post out of a hundred, that would be fine by me. I guess that would mean that that’s 99 junk posts, but if that one post inspires someone or helps someone – that would be fine by me.
If one person out of a hundred that takes a look at these ideas and is then inspired to write out their ideas – that would be well worth it. I’ll take any remarks – good ones, negative ones, hateful ones – it’s still a remark and that makes the posts remarkable.
We have been conditioned to get A’s and an A is roughly (depending on the system) 95 out of a 100. Average is right around 75 out of a hundred. I will be so stoked to have one person read. 1 out of a 100, that’s not too bad and that’d be fine by me. Thanks for being one.