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Why Owning a Dog Makes Me a Better Blogger

I’ve become THAT guy. The one who doesn’t even use a lint roller to remove the dog hair from his black pants. My dog gets away with murder (you try telling my first Shiba Inu ‘NO!’). But he gives me plenty in return. Not only does he fill my heart with joy, but he makes me a better blogger. That’s right, four-legged Kenji is sometimes my muse. Here’s why owning a dog has made me a better blogger.

Walking.
The power of walking can’t be overstated. It’s a time to clear your mind, breathe in some fresh Oxygen and get your blood flowing. Without exercise, I find that my blogging productivity drops dramatically. Owning a dog (especially a Shiba) gets me out of the house on walks at least five times a day. No excuses! If we don’t walk, than Kenji doesn’t go to the bathroom, and if Kenji doesn’t go tot he bathroom, he’ll either get sick or have an ‘accident’ inside of the house – that doesn’t help anything.

The walks also help tire a dog out. Intelligent breeds, like my Shiba, have very active minds. Without sufficient exercise they can become depressed, destructive and downright nasty. I think the same can be set for an under-exercised human! Read More

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5 Blogging DON’Ts That P*ss Me Off

I’m proud of myself. I went the entire three-day weekend without blogging. But I did spend some time doing what I normally avoid, and that’s reading other people’s blogs. Without pointing fingers, there were several consistencies that I came across that really got under my skin. Here are my top five. You are invited to share you “Blogging Don’ts” in the comments section below. Read More

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Want a Large Audience? Blog Like Pizza

I want my blog to be like pizza. Not like the fake crap you get form those international chains, but like a large, filling, somewhat greasy slice of authentic New York pizza.

Here’s why.

Pizza is quick and convenient.
Whether you choose to fold your slice down the middle or opt for a fork and a knife, eating pizza is easy. There’s less chewing than a steak and pizzerias are found on the corner of Everytown, USA. Just like that slice of pizza, I want my blog to be easily accessible and easy to digest. I accomplish this by keeping my posts a reasonable length (usually between 200 – 500 words), writing in a simple fashion, and making sure that my posts are appearing correctly on all of the major Web browsers and operating systems. I want it to be quick and convenient to read my blog.

Pizza is nutritious.
A basic slice of pizza can deliver goods from many of the major food groups. So not only does your tummy get full, your body is getting the nutrients it needs. Pizza is one of the few foods, that depending on the dough and toppings, can actually pull items from ALL of the major food groups. I want my blog to fill people up with knowledge without weighing them down. I understand that they’ll be visiting other blogs, but I want to provide them with everything they need in case I’m their only stop for the day. Pizza compliments a meal nicely, but it also can BE the meal. Read More

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