Monday, July 9, 2018

Beginner To Expert + #MyPostMonday The Week's Best Original Content

It's been awhile now that I've been creating posts at least once per week, and on average 2.5 times per week. These posts have been mostly original (unless it has been a guest post) and there have been so many times I have struggled at trying to get wording just right, trying to create a nice image to go along with the post, remembering to link everything properly, and giving credit where it is due. 

But I found out recently that all this hasn't been in vain! I can actually use this hard won skill in other areas! I found that I am more able to gather my thoughts and create something when it comes to speaking in public, which I was asked to do recently. It has been quite awhile since I've talked in public because I don't relish it much, mainly preferring to be in the background, letting someone who is more outgoing than me do it. 

But what I noticed is that when I was writing up my presentation, the words came out of my head, onto the page quickly and getting the material to flow and be cohesive was so much easier than I remember it. It made me feel so good that a skill set I've been developing in one area actually translated rather well into another area!

I watched 'Running Wild With Bear Grylls' last night with his guest, Roger Federer. Roger is the greatest tennis player in history, winning more Grand Slams than any other man (although Raphael Nadal is on his heels!) As they braved a treacherous descent and subsequently, a steep climb up an ice waterfall in Switzerland, they used Roger's tennis racquets and his tennis balls to accomplish some daunting tasks! Roger's skill at hitting a tennis ball very long distances with great accuracy came into play. I loved how his skill set really did help when it was needed in a different situation than tennis! I really love that show btw!!! All the hearts!

Image - Jeff Stewart

It turns out that anything one does over a long period of time does become easier after lots of repetition and the one-time beginner can now say they are an expert!  

Today is "My Post Monday!", a curation of the week's best original content. It's all about posts from Crafts to Camping, Wellness to Wealth, Fashion to Food, and whatever else is on the brain!  I  open up with a post of my own and then follow it up with a linky of the week's top original blog posts! It's all about what the writer thinks, believes, and knows--in other words, they are active, writing blogs. If I happen to find a great original, non-sponsored post, I'll link it up and share it with you here and on Twitter via the #MyPostMonday hashtag!  I can miss some amazing posts, but I don't want to!  So, in addition, if you'd like to link up yourself, you can do that too!  I'll visit your site, comment, promote and publicize(Affiliate links welcome) 


Tamra Phelps said...

I thought I had seen all of the Bear Grylls shows! But I haven't seen the one with Roger Federer. I really like that show, too.

elizamatt said...

Practice makes perfect, so they say and you have proven this to be true.

Darren Scrubb said...

I truly am impressed by Roger Ferderer as well since he play so well.