Your Thoughts

This is where I would like you the blogger, player, and commentator to have your chalkboard to write on… let’s keep it clean, let’s keep it pithy, and let’s keep a conversation going.
I know a few of you out there will have some pretty amusing things to say and share… welcome, you have found a home.

2 Responses to Your Thoughts

  1. Troy, so glad to see you taking this step. I want to say for the record that I was one of the first 50 fans.

    Also for those who don’t know Troy, I want to let you know about his heart. Without really knowing anything about me, he took my wife and my two of my children out disc golfing. He also bought my boys discs to play with, and gave them to them at the end of the round. If that weren’t enough, he volunteered to walk for miles upon miles in support of Veterans as part of a fundraiser. Troy is the real deal, a genuine guy who loves the sport and believes in community.

    My hat is off to you for this journey. As a blogger myself, here are some tips to help carry you through.

    1. Don’t be discouraged. It may seem that people don’t care, or aren’t reading. Don’t worry about that. The people who don’t read your work are the folks you don’t want reading it anyway, find those with like passion and they’ll become your most faithful readers and contributors.

    2. Blogging is a marathon, not a sprint. It is also a LOT of work if done correctly. Pace yourself but try and set a schedule and keep to it. I would suggest at least 2 posts per week of 300 words or more (each) with photos. Put them on your calendar and meet your own deadlines. Be driven.

    3. Have fun with it. Disc Golf if one of your passions. Let that shine through. Don’t try and be something you aren’t. Just be yourself, you are a really likable guy.

    4. Enable comments on the individual posts. A blog is about building relationships. You want folks to be able to comment on your current thoughts.

    5. Make sure you use a disclosure statement if you were given anything in order to write about it. If you were “comped” an entry fee at a tourney, or given product, make sure you mention it.

    6. Volunteer to guest blog for other blogs and in your bio link back to your site. Make sure your guest blog posts relate to disc golf.

    7. Know that I’m happy to be a sounding board for you. I’m excited about your journey and hope to see you persevere.

    Your friend,

    Eric Highland

    • disctroy says:

      Thank you very much. I have heeded your advice often and now that it is posted, I should not forget it (hopefully). Meeting friends like you has made this journey possible. I may be just a pinpoint on the large map of the internet, but at least I am here and my kids will have something to smile back on. Once again. Thank you very much.

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