3 Things At Once – Exercise, Video and Blog Writing

3 Things At Once – Exercise, Video and Blog Writing

Blog Writing On The Go – Yes Me Multi-tasking

Yep I thought – Babs (my better half) will be surprised! Babs is a six tasks at a time type of gal!

However I thought – This will impress.

This morning I am going to exercise, make a video and write a draft of this blog IN TEXT FORMAT – ALL at the same time.

All before breakfast!

Every weekday at 6am I take an an exercise walk and listen to a podcast on the way.

In the last two weeks I have been going through several months worth of podcasts from Social Media Marketing with host Michael Stelzer

In each podcast there is a review of an app and earlier this week they were talking about an app called Otter.

Blog Writing – What The App Otter Does:

Otter App

Otter is for recording your voice and getting a transcription done right away to turn it into text

Ah ha – mind cogs were whirling.

I could get a blog written in draft format while I am taking my morning exercise.

It is some time since I got a blog written – why is it so low on the list – it matters.  Yes this approach will help.

But There Is Something Else – Video

I am building a list of potential affiliates for my retirement project of selling hypnosis products and my aim at the moment is to build that mailing list. My online marketing friends keep on giving me loads of advice about using video to help build my list. Most of those guys make it look so easy and walk along chatting away with phones on selfie sticks as if it is quite natural.

So this morning – that was the aim. NO messing about – just record a video and write the draft of a blog during my early morning walk.

 

Blog Writing On The Go – How Did it Go?

  • Well not a going proposition at this time of the year. Only just light enough at 6am. Never mind – it is just a test. Facebook Live next at any time and anywhere.
  • Surprisingly relaxed (nobody around of course which helped – not even the dog walkers)
  • I never gave what I said on the video a thought really – which was odd. Just got on with it.
  • I was breathing heavily and a bit sweaty as I had just been walking quite fast – good job that we don’t record smells.
  • I had a square screen for filming the video which was a mistake I believe for a video out on location. It would have been better to show more of the venue.
  • I had got a little app running on my phone which tells me how far I’ve walked and at what speed etc. It started to give me a message in the middle of recording and I thought it would come out on the video. It didn’t – but it did distract me. Turn off all apps.
  • Otter was really great and without learning my voice patterns the transcription was very good. There are limits of course – Michael Selzner was  ‘Michael Cells are’

When I got back home I very casually announced that I had been for my usual walk BUT had made a video and written a blog at the same time.

Babs wasn’t really impressed!  I will have to add another couple of tasks to win that one.

Addiction Can Be Healthy And Keep You Fit

I haven’t mentioned it for some time now – so here really as some assurance to you all I am still using my stepper for 40 minutes most days (3000 steps).  I know you were concerned that I had lapsed back to my sedentary ways.

No – in fact I am just about to wear out my second exercise machine.  The kit is just not man enough – can’t you just feel the smirk –  I am going to have to source a more robust machine.

What I hadn’t realised was the addictive nature of all this.  Yes me – addicted on a fitness regime – unbelievable.  (more…)

Hypnotic Trance Shrinks Time

In a total trance my exercises this morning passed in a trice.  Back to that in a moment but first I have something to show you.

I am really proud of the photo I have uploaded today. 

It is a broken exercise machine – yes the new one I had as a gift from my kids at Christmas. 

This is the underside of the stepper and the strap as you can see has disintegrated. 

I have worn out an exercise machine!! 

Now don’t underestimate what is going on here.  This is the same person who three months ago who would have found any excuse not to exercise.  A broken machine would have been the perfect excuse.  The only problem is that I would not have worn it out in the first place.  (more…)