I want to be the best possible writer I can for this blog. I want to be on top of social media for disc golf in my area. I want to have as many followers as there are disc golfers on social media. I want more plastic, I want my own baskets, I want more disc golf apparel, I want to throw seven gajillion feet and park every hole for a birdie/eagle/albatross.
Those two words, “I want”, literally mean nothing!!
I can’t help but look at follower counts on Twitter and Instagram, and page likes on Facebook. I see how other numbers pile up for other contributors to the sport, and honestly, I am a bit jealous. I live with it every day since I decided to start writing a blog. There’s not much I can do about it.
I love reading the work created by Mind Body Disc, Ultiworld Disc Golf, Disc Golf Puttheads, All Things Disc Golf, Average Disc Golf, Noodle Arm Disc Golf, and many others. The articles that I have read by those listed previously have been fantastic. Reviews, guides, news, profiles, interviews, and more. All of it great. Being a no-name Mississippi fella, I never though I could be a part of what they were doing. What’s the best disc golf putter?
Looking back over the past year, I realized that I’ve been doing the wrong thing this whole time. Instead of wanting what they already have, I need to work for what I can realize.
Eating My Jelly
As I’m sure many of you have learned, you have to work for what you want. If I want Instagram followers, I’m going to have to start taking better pictures. If I want more Facebook Page likes, I’ll have to publish more things that people want to read. I can go on for a while in this manner, but will relent and just say that I am raising my standards in regards to what I publish.
When I first started the blog, I thought that I could get into product reviews pretty easily and publish a lot. How wrong I was. Companies won’t just send their products to anybody, and I don’t blame them. Zack from All Things Disc Golf told me once that it took him more than two years to get to the point he was a year ago. I was disheartened a bit to say the least. So, with that in mind, I set out to blaze my own trail in the blogosphere of disc golf.
My Brand of Jelly
My hopes of the best new review blog in ashes, I focused my work inward. I decided to keep my blog mostly about my own personal journey in the sport of disc golf. I say mostly, because I will still do the occasional write up about some disc or product that I absolutely love. My journey in disc golf is still new, and as I grow in the sport, I hope to take you along on my path.
Beyond writing about my personal disc golf journey, I try to look for things that you don’t normally see on other disc golf blogs that I can write about. Earlier this year, I “wrote” a series of interviews with the stars of disc golf media which was very popular. The Central Coast Disc Golf post itself got over a thousand views, which is incredible for my little blog. I’ve gone on to film my first tournament coverage video, which was also a big hit.
Working on the various aspects of my game plays a large part of this blog. From tee to basket, I have put a fair amount of work in for a noodly armed fella. I throw mostly mid-range discs now, with a putter being my upshot workhorse. I get a lot of practice putting done during my lunch hour since I’m only a half mile or so from three courses when at work.
Working for It All
Filming that first tournament, I had to borrow a camera to do so. I am working towards getting my own camera the rest of this year. Filming tournaments will only be an occasional thing, but if I can’t play in them, capturing the play of others is good enough for me. Maybe I’ll be on the same production level as Central Coast Disc Golf eventually.
Going back to the first paragraph in this post, I’m changing the first part of each sentence.
I am working to be the best possible writer I can for this blog. I am working to be on top of social media for disc golf in my area. I am working to have as many followers as there are disc golfers on social media. I am working for more plastic, I am working for my own baskets, I am working for more disc golf apparel, I am working to throw seven gajillion feet and park every hole for a birdie/eagle/albatross.
Ok, so maybe that last one won’t ever happen, but I can dream right? You’re darn right I can!!