Tuesday, May 28, 2013

A Learning Process

I'm doing a lot of reading a writing lately/ Mostly it's due to M3 blog and discussions. I want to keep my mind sharp, but lately I've been questioning its effectiveness. I feel like I've been here before. Back in my early twenties I bought hundreds of books on writing and scanned them into my computer. I read them, but I didn't retain much of what I read. I want to take a moment to see what I can do differently.

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Taking Care of Yourself

I can remember thinking about fitness for at least half my life and I've yet to reach any of my goals. Even though I haven't reached any of my goals I realize now that I'm much better off for my efforts even if I don't have the ripped body that I always wanted. I learned some things about myself along the way. I found that is possible to enjoy going to the gym. In fact I think that's why I've been doing so good is because I actually get something tangible from the experience of working out. I always leave the gym feeling better than when I go in.

I just like the experience of working out. I get on the elliptical I start going and my head just starts to feel in tune with the music. I also just get to listen to a lot of cool music. Pandora is awesome by the way. Today I supposed to be going to the gym and it's raining. In fact there's a tornado warning and I doubt I'm going to make it today. But it's bumming me out. I really want to get my routine on.

I also noticed how working out seems to have improved the rest of my life. I just feel better. I sleep better, I feel more focused. I can deal with the changes of life a lot better. And In my mind I know I can do things I set my mind to because after all I did do this one hard thing and I'm sticking with it. At least for now. I started a blog and a YouTube Channel with my boyfriend. I cleaned dishes today  I never do that! Really did it so I can continue to eat better

I noticed that I lost weight the other day. I don't want to look too closely becuase I think if I do the results will turn out not to be real. But I took pictures and weighed myself and both seem to indicate the weight loss is real.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Say Everything by Scott Rosenberg

So starting a new blog wasn't as hard s I thought it would be, but by no means was it easy. There were days where I was frustrated by people's lack of enthusiasm for promoting and writing posts. There were days when I felt like throwing my hands up and quitting and it's only been a week. However the whole time I was going through this process I was reading Say Everything which was a great book about the history of blogging. It really gave me perspective and made me appreciate the tools that are averrable to me now.

It also solidified the concept of the blog. What is it's papoose? As a writer I just saw it as a way of self publishing. I wanted to write and I needed people to read it. Now I understand blogging as a conversation. That my posts are only half of the equation and that I really need to get people to read and invite them to be a part of the process.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A new direction for the blog

After launching The Male Media Mind I realized that I can take this blog in a whole new direction. Since I'm going to be posting daily at Male Media Mind all the information and options I can't see the point of this blog being the same. So I feel it's a good idea to turn my blog into something more personal.

I've always been a little scare to bear myself online. I don't want to be messy or cause drama. Of course I am entitled to discuss my own experiences, but I'd rather do without the consequences that could emerge. The thing is my life isn't interesting anyway. The only thing of interest right now is the launching the new blog. So for now I think I'll use this space to discuss my feelings and thoughts about the new blog.

Monday, January 14, 2013

The Male Media Mind

Launching my new blog today. Put a lot of work into it this weekend. There's a lot of work left to do, but I'm already proud of what we have built and am looking forward to getting the conversation started. I have two great authors who will be posting about the things that matter to them. And we have so many ideas we have to pace ourselves to not get burned out. We have big plans for the blog and it will be a journey implementing the things we have in mind.

Of course the morning of the launch my internet connection is down. Luckily we got all the hard work done over the weekend.

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Big Thoughts

You don't get to choose what you're interested in. Ideas, in a way, have you rather than the other way around. One such idea is God. I love big ideas and nothing is bigger than God. I can't get away from it. I stopped going to church because Christianity feels like bullshit to me now and yet I can't stop talking and thinking about God. Some people call it "The Universe" but come on we all know what you're talking about. Even if you don't believe the bullshit in the Bible you still believe in bullshit. There is no God except the one in your mind, that construction of moral rules that makes life easier to understand. The notion of a soul that inhabits your body seems like the source of all religion. It's hard to imagine that we are our bodies. It's hard to think of not existing one day. But anyone who doesn't think their mind and body are the same thing has never gotten drunk before. But then I think if my mind is my brain and we have no idea how these pattern create mind, how could we rule out patterns in the greater world around us creating a mind there as well?