Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Here I go again...

I have decided to try my hand at blogging again. I am notoriously bad at it. Usually I only make two or three posts and then give up. A couple of things have happened lately that made me want to get back to blogging and really give it a go. First, I keep hearing, or seeing, or reading about really cool / interesting / challenging things and I wanted a place to talk about them. Facebook didn't seem right for some reason. Secondly, this morning I listened to The Nerdist podcast #73 with Tim Ferriss. In it Tim talked about making yourself accountable for the changes you want in your life. For example if you are trying to lose weight you could take a picture of your food before you eat it and post it online, I suppose so then your friends who know you are trying to lose weight would know what you were eating. If you are not accountable to anyone and you fail there are no real consequences, you just have this vague sense of failure and you reinforce in your mind that you can't do anything. If everyone knows what you are trying to do and you fail then everyone knows you are a failure. These are the reasons I decided to blog again; to generally nerd out about stuff I like and to let people know the channges I am trying to make in my life so I am accountable.


  1. Go Blaine! I agree. And am doing the same thing!
    I love accountability!
    Look forward to hearing from ya!

  2. Homie once told me that the best way to blog is to not think too hard about it. Go that route until it becomes routine. Set yourself a 250 word goal for each post, say once a week - you can hit that, no problem!