Blah Blah Blogging

One of the things I admire about some of my favorite bloggers, is when their posts are short.  They make their point succinctly and then they get the heck outta there.  Check out Randy Gage or Bob Burg or Seth Godin. Short, informative and profoundly thought-provoking, as evidenced by the interesting discussions in the stream of comments.

I don’t usually enjoy reading long blogs, and I attempt to keep mine brief.  I always think “this is gonna be a short post” and before I know it I’m blah-blah-blogging away, long after I could have (and perhaps should have) been complete.

So here is my attempt at a short, informative and thought-provoking post. Pretend all the text above the smiley faces does not exist.
:-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-) :-) ;-)

The key to having a happier, more fulfilling, all-around-better life is as simple as A B C
A. Think about what you want more often than you think about what you don’t want, what you don’t have or what you’re worried about.
B. Add frequent thoughts about what you are grateful for.
C. Move your feet.

Did I forget anything?

42 Comments

Filed under Blogging

42 Responses to Blah Blah Blogging

  1. OMG Linda I love it! That was a fantastic and thought provoking short blog. Did I mention I love it?

  2. No attempt, you succeeded……Congrats

  3. Linda, I love your post and always look forward to reading your witty Lindaisms! I like them with their short and I like them when their long! I would even like them if they were in a song! :O) Keep inspiring others!

  4. Amy Wells

    Brilliant!!!

  5. Linda Ryan

    Thanks Karen. I was just laughing as I read your comment on Bob’s wall where you “introduced yourself.” And OF COURSE he not only remembered you, he remembered where you sat. Amazing!

  6. I LOVE it. Terrific job, my friend. You had a goal and you accomplished it. Grand Slam Home Run! By the way, thank you; I’m honored to be mentioned in the same sentence as Randy and Seth when it comes to blogging. I try and emulate their short, insightful posts, and find it so difficult to do with their consistency. You’ve inspired me!

    • Linda Ryan

      I’ve inspired you! WOW, thanks Bob!!! As I mentioned in the post, you are one of the people I try to emulate, as you do such a great job of making a strong point and ending it. Helps to hear that you find it difficult too. I’ll keep trying :-)

  7. David L Hall

    Linda, I have enjoyed you blog from the first time I read it! I truly wish you continued success. The A.B.C.’s are perfect for today!

  8. Pili Cuadrado

    Love your brilliant “ABC” of life!!! Thank you for the inspiration.
    Have I mentioned that I am so thrilled of being your student? ;)
    Sending you a big hug.

  9. Michael Montgomery

    Love it, Linda :) I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately and have been taking a lot of feverish action towards making my life be how I want it to be. I love that now I’m looking for it, advice to accomplishing it is EVERYWHERE! :)

    • Linda Ryan

      Thanks Michael, so glad you enjoyed it. It’s amazing how the help we need shows up right when we need it, isn’t it? I think it’s because you’re getting clearer and clearer about what you want. Funny how that works! :-)

  10. Julie Larson

    Perfectamundo!!! With time such a valuable asset I sincerely appreciate when a blogger or a vlogger gets to the point in 3 minutes or less – Thanks Linda :) BTW… you wanted me to let you know when the magazine I’m in came out – well, here you go… http://free.yudu.com/item/details/463020/The-Urban-Liaison-Magazine—Winter-2012

  11. Thanks Linda. That’s a masterpiece of getting the essence across succinctly!

  12. Sean O' Shea

    Linda, nicely done! Short but thought provoking (and mind expanding) blog posts really are an art form! There’s power and impact in simplicity that is so invaluable. One of the main reasons I love short blogs or even great quotes is, you can grab the information, run out the door, get on with life, and keep accessing and examining the info because it’s so short and easy to keep assembled in your mind. An example: your ABC’s of happiness will be easy for me to revisit in my head as I head out to walk my dogs (which gives me the opportunity to truly absorb and run with the info), whereas if it was lengthy, I have a very good chance of losing or mentally misplacing some of the vital details. Which is why I love. Seth, Bob, and Randy’s blogs too! That said, sometimes you gotta stretch a bit to get a point across, but I have to say, I love your post today!

    • Linda Ryan

      Sean, you’ve just given a really great explanation of why I prefer short posts. I can take it and run, and hopefully remember it. Hadn’t thought about it like that, but I think that about sums it all up. Thank you Sean!

  13. Sean O' Shea

    And I love the fact that as I’m touting the value of short posts, I have by far the longest comment on here!! Lol! We teach what we most need to learn, right? :)

    • Linda Ryan

      TOO Funny Sean! Your comment might even be longer than the post itself. I love it and I don’t think you could have made the point as strongly with all those words/examples. But it IS funny. Your comment about your comment made me laugh :-)

  14. and watch for opportunities to enrich each day.

  15. Robert Litzenberger

    Thank you for your great post. As I thought through “what I want” being different from “what I don’t have” I came to realize that one is a positive approach and the latter is a negative thought approach. I also like short posts and think highly of anyone who posts on a regular basis. Thanks for your positive approach.

    • Linda Ryan

      Well thanks, Robert and yes, you hit it right on the head~even though it may be the same thing~thinking about wanting it and having it is very different (vibrationally) from thinking about not having it. That exactly what I wanted to convey, so thanks for articulating that so well!

  16. Mary Silva

    Love your A, B, C’s…. I’m about to print them out to put on an index card! I know you are thinking I should tattoo them on my arm or better yet, on my farhead!….LOL. Thanks, MOM…. You are the best:)

    • Linda Ryan

      Thanks MP! Just thinking that if they were on your forehead YOU wouldn’t be able to read them… but others would. Hmmmmmmmm…..

      • Mary Silva

        I would have to look in the mirror alot! (which I vainly do many times a day in my car:)…. oh and thanks for the spell check on forehead (of course a nurse would know!).

  17. Joanne

    Definitely made me laugh out loud. Well said, however brief or long, I always love what you share.
    thanks
    Joanne

  18. Short and sweet.
    Inspring and practical.

    Yep — think you nailed it! :-)

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge