Why I’d Rather Write This Blog Post Than Watch Reality TV

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Wait, what? I’d rather blog than sit around on a couch watching reality TV? But Jersey Shore is on TV. What’s going to happen to me if I don’t know who punched Snooki or where “The Situation” is fist pumping?

Steve Jobs, co-founder for Apple said that “You watch television to turn your brain off and you work on your computer when you want to turn your brain on.” This was back in February of 2004. Think about all of the things that Steve Jobs has done for the Apple brand over the past 6 years. Do you think he did it by watching reality TV?

 Why I’d Rather Write This Blog Post Than Watch Reality TVThis is where it starts to get fun for me. Instead of spending my time watching drama happen, I have the opportunity to build my brand. I have time to identify opportunities to build brand recognition and create valuable content that I can sell or give away for free.

I personally am building my brand online, the brand of Chris Hughes, and I have been for almost 3 years.  I’m not sure how it’s going to pan out for the rest of my life, but at this point I realize the importance of building my brand.  So far it has helped me land clients, deals for consulting offers, a few job offers and the biggest part is that it has challenged me. Watching reality TV has done nothing of value for me at this point in my life, and it hasn’t helped any of my friends either.

In fact, some of my friends have asked me how I’ve been “lucky” enough to be able to move to Florida, live on a lake and do things I enjoy doing. I happen to enjoy helping small businesses use social media and internet marketing to create more business, so I do work a lot but it’s doing things I actually enjoy. While I’m creating content and writing blog posts like I’m doing right now, they are watching reality TV and shutting their brain’s off.

Blogging has been a very challenging thing for me and wasn’t always as easy as it is today. It’s challenged me to become a better person, to learn things I never thought I would need to know and step out of my comfort zone. Everything from video editing, SEO, and even taking a 4 hour road trip to watch Duke play against FSU all by myself which you can learn more about at Fearless in Enemy Territory – Chris Hughes InspirACTION Challenge.

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Blogging provides a challenge for all of us. I often find myself looking at the dashboard in wordpress and clicking “Add New” to create a new post. It’s a challenge to take a blank sheet and create value as if it comes out of thin air. I’m personally someone who loves the challenge of growing as a person and when I can find ways to add value to people’s lives through sharing experiences, I find it helps me remember the lesson even more.

They say that teaching is the best way to learn something and I agree with that 100%.. Instead of spending hours upon hours sitting on the couch staring at other people doing things, I decide to spend my time doing things that I can leverage later on. I feel that this will be beneficial down the road for me and once it starts paying off, I can then spend hours upon hours watching reality TV, if I choose to, which I doubt that I will.

So how can building a brand help you accomplish your goals?

To start off with, you need to identify what you want out of branding yourself.

Are you looking to get a job? Are you looking to build brand awareness for your company? Are you looking to become an Entrepreneur and pursue your passions?

At Building a Brand Online, we would love to have you write a guest post for us. It will get you more exposure and will prevent you from rotting away into reality TV land. You can learn more about it and the Top 7 Reasons to Write a Guest Post for Building a Brand Online.

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  • http://AvramGonzales.com/ Avram


    Right on buddy! Instead of sitting and watching others create and influence this is our chance to step into our personal power and begin doing this for ourselves!

    I cannot remember the last time I sat down to watch regular television. I think it would be safe to say there is a direct correlation between how much I have accomplished in building my brand online versus spending time in front of the TV. Hmm… can somebody say time well spent vs. plenty of time wasted?

    • http://WhosChrisHughes.com Chris Hughes

      Yeah there’s definitely a correlation between building my brand vs TV time. Although I can’t miss a Duke basketball game, I count that as an exception!

      I wish some of my college buddies would read this and start doing something to brand themselves…I’ve tried to help them get set up, but they think I’m crazy…which I partially am :)

  • http://justicewordlaw.com Justice Wordlaw IV

    really great post chris. I agree with you on taking the time out to build your brand online and shutting the non sense off of the tv. It does feel like when you watch these reality shows or even sitcoms that your brain just completely goes down hill and it takes about 2 days to take it back to the beginning level as you had it before hand. But, if you can stay consistent in what your trying to build for your brand online along with offline your going to be successful. I enjoyed reading this a lot.

    • http://WhosChrisHughes.com Chris Hughes

      Thanks Justice. I’ve found the same thing to be true for me, when I veg out on the couch and watch TV my brain seems to go back about a day or two before it gets back into the “production” zone. I’m glad you enjoyed this! :)

  • http://www.laurenhuston.com Lauren Huston

    2 great posts that I’ve read by/about you in 1 day, Chris! Good work! I happen to believe that most things are OK in moderation or in small doses but my brand will probably not grow by becoming too familiar with my TV! My friend, whose sole source of entrepreneurial income is generated from the television industry, would probably differ! TV is her life, job, work and passion!

    • http://WhosChrisHughes.com Chris Hughes

      Thanks Lauren! :)

      haha well in the case of your friend, I think she should watch as much TV as her heart desires. Making money watching TV….sounds like the American Dream, huh?

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