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Blogging is like Golf

I have always loved teaching analogies, so I thought I would share one.

I have decided Blogging is like Golf. I used to play Golf a lot, and I was never that good. I even had a PGA Teaching pro as a neighbor, and he could not improve my game, lol.

My problem was simple, I tried to hard. Hitting a Golf ball is not like a lot of people think. The harder you try to hit the ball, the worse the result will be. I had this proven to me when I had Hodgkins Disease (also known as Hodgkins Cancer) . While doing Chemotherapy I decided to try and play golf. I was extremely weak, but I wanted to play golf, probably more for the feeling of doing something normal than it was anything else. Doing Chemotherapy just crushed my self confidence.

I had one of my best scores ever. Why? Well, I could not over swing and the result was a smooth clean swing without the power to try and kill the ball.

Blogging is just like this. Quit trying to hit the 300 yard drive with every post. Settle down, swing natural.

When you try to hard it shows. It may not be obvious, but it is there. The best bloggers may not be the best writers, but they are the ones that make you feel comfortable. They are blogging with a smooth stroke. Not pushing the issue, not trying to show you how smart they are, just blogging naturally.

Just like in Golf, try hitting it straight down the middle, instead of trying to hit the monster drive that ends up in the lake!

I hope my analogy examples help with the Blogging Tips, let me know what you think by leaving a comment.