July 11, 2009
Why haven’t I been posting?
Okay, so I’ve been a real slacker lately — at least when it comes to my OWN blog.
The truth is, I’ve been working away behind the scenes with all that’s been going on with Super-Trainer and haven’t had much time to keep this blog updated. Also, the content on some of the other blogs are so great, I’ve been trying to think of how I can take a different approach.
The title you see on this website may be a little deceiving.. While I’ve been doing a lot of traveling and consulting, as well as attending a couple major fitness marketing events such as Fitness Business Summit and the Continuity Summit, I’m really not the “gossiping” type - if that’s what the title implies. I’d rather take the approach of keeping you updated on the industry, but also writing about things that will help you, your marketing, and your web presence - as in things that can help you today.
I’d even like to venture outside of fitness from time to time and talk about things like business, finance, money, and maybe even women? Who knows.. (not me)
Also, I’m opening back up my “Ask Doug” section soon, but instead of answering questions from aspiring high school football players and young women looking to lose weight in time for their wedding, I’ll be answering questions about marketing, using the web, and social media etc. You’ll be able to write in questions and have me answer them on the blog and in my newsletter (which I’ll be getting ready soon).
I’ve noticed in my e-mail interactions with other trainers that lots of people are needing guidance and help just with getting set up with a website, basic search engine optimization, and setting up their blog and SEO configuration set up correctly - which are all very important steps - and there are ways to make the jump much more quickly and painless than you may think — so I’ll be answering a lot of questions addressing that, so be ready.
Also, expect to start seeing more frequent and informal posts just about things I’m thinking about and interesting articles that I find.. I figured out that I’m going to have to keep this blog fun for ME for there to be any chance to keep it updated.
I may also look to jump on the “interview bandwagon” and get some of those up here too, because they’re actually a lot of fun.
Anyway, I’d love to hear some feedback on this in the comments section (though this may be hard because I haven’t been posting at ALL). This post is pretty much serving as accountability to force myself to get blogging again!!
After all, I shouldn’t be allowed to help people with this stuff, if I’m not doing it myself - so watch and learn!