Monday, October 4, 2010
3 Things Bloggers Can Learn From Dancing With the Stars!
It's Monday night.
And in typical fashion, I'm sprawled across my bed with a big bag of chips and a steamy cup of relaxing herbal tea, glued to the boob tube.
My weekly fix?
Dancing with the stars.
In fact, if you've been a fan of my Blog for longer than a minute, surely you know that I go goo-goo over the popular entertainment shows like "Dancing with the Stars" and "American Idol."
Ironically, though I'm an introvert by nature, when I was younger I fancied a life in the entertainment arena.
The dancer in me digs the dance moves and the razz-ma-tazz! The teacher in me attentively takes notes for lessons to impart.
And here I share them with you for your enlightenment and entertainment.
Here's what today's Blogger can learn from this popular show.
1. Competition doesn't have to be "cut-throat". Though many bloggers won't admit it, they compete! And there's nothing wrong with that. In fact, blogging by its very nature is competitive. Whether it's deliberate or not. But just like the contestants on the show, it doesn't mean that we can't have fun, be supportive, and play fair. :-)
2. Criticism comes with the territory. Take it in stride and keep dancin'. Recently, one of my favorite performers, (Michael Bolton) felt that comments made by judge Bruno were "inappropriate and disrespectful." My take? The judge certainly could have been a little more tactful in his approach, but I don't think he really meant any real harm. :-) Take the "high road" when possible.
3. Sometimes success comes from coming out of your "comfort zone." Whether it's addressing a controversial topic for which you are passionate, venturing into new territory, or guest posting at another site. Feel the fear and move forward!
Well, that's my take on this topic. I've gotta go now--phone lines are gonna open pretty soon and I've gotta vote!
Any thoughts on this? Do share...
Image: Francesco Marino