This Week’s List of Stuff You Can Read While You’re Supposed To Be Working

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13 Tips for Fitness Blogging Success– Mike Robertson

This is a fantastic post that Mike wrote last week, and truthfully, I couldn’t have said it better myself. The only things I would add are:

1. Content reigns supreme. Admittedly, I tend to go a little more off-topic compared to many of my other colleagues, but then again, I feel that that is what separates my blog from many others. While I undoubtedly feel I’m able to put out some quality content, I’ve long felt that there’s a lot to be said about the “infotainment” aspect of blogging.

People want to learn, but they also want to be entertained. And nothing says entertainment more than cleavage being extra cleavagy. That’s the world I want to live in.

2. As Mike alluded to in his article, if you want to get better at writing, you need to write. It’s funny, if you would have told me ten years ago that I would be getting paid to write articles, I would have laughed in your face. I despised reading Shakespeare in high school. I graduated with a degree in Health Education for peets sake! Sure I took some literature courses, but only because they were required. It wasn’t until my senior year that I was able to differentiate between you’re/your, to/too/two, and they’re/there/their.

In the end, however, it just became a foregone conclusion that I’d end up writing “stuff” in some capacity. Not that I consider myself a great writer or anything, but I never read anything I how to become a better writer. I just wrote.

Much the same way you become a better cook. You cook. Be proactive. Just write.

3. Don’t take yourself too seriously. Seriously. Have fun, it’s your blog for crying out loud.

Beef Label Decoder– one of my distance coaching clients sent me this link, and I thought it was fascinating. Just goes to show that our food industry is shady, at best.

Advances in Functional Training– Mike Boyle

I know I mentioned this a while back, but now that I’m about half way through it, I can say that the section on Understanding Sports Hernia alone is worth every penny.

Quitting Smoking May Raise Diabetes Risk– WTF

As if the fact that this article was published in the first place isn’t shocking enough, I was told that it was even featured on Good Morning America as well. It amazes me what’s viewed as news nowadays. What’s next, a story on how having unprotected sex with a toaster increases your risk of heart disease?*

* What if it was only one time? I, uh, know this guy, who knows this guy.

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