|Duck Dynasty is our New Favorite on A&E!|
I don’t know if you’ve seen the top-rated television show on A&E, Duck Dynasty, but it’s a HUGE favorite at our house. This camo-clad family has taken America by storm, and we’ve fallen in love with everyone of the Robertson Clan. Which is fairly funny when you consider the men in our house don't grow beards or hunt.
If you’re not familiar with the show, here’s how A&E describes it: The show features a Louisiana bayou family living the American dream as they operate a thriving business while staying true to their family values and lifestyle.
One of the things I like most about Duck Dynasty is the way they end each show with prayer, a meal and lessons they’ve learned that week. In the spirit of lessons learned, I’m gonna share the 5 things I've learned about blogging Duck Dynasty.
|The Most successful aren't always the prettiest.|
- The Most Successful aren’t Always the Prettiest. There are a lot of “professional” blog sites out there, but most of my favorites are the ones developed by the blogger. I love the sites that are quirky and represent the author and his/her message. Here’s one of my favorites, Deeper With Jesus in Rhode Island, from Lori Roeleveld.
- Being Yourself ALWAYS pays off. I’m not talking about money necessarily, because a lot of us aren’t in this for the money. Sure we want to make some, but let’s face it, if we wanted to be millionaires we wouldn’t have chosen writing as the way to get there. But I do have a message, something I want to share to make the world a better place. To do that, I’ve learned that I have to be myself.
- Stick With What You Do Best. In case you’ve been living in a cave, without access to the outside world, the thing that made the Robertson family rich and famous was a duck call. Yep, Phil, the patriarch of the family patented his duck call and began making and selling them. Now they’re all millionaires. Find what you do best and take it as far as it will go.
- When Possible, Involve Your Family. Up until January, I’d have said you’d never see the day when my husband was involved in blog. It just wasn't an option. Now his column, How Writing Ruined My Wife, consistently brings in the highest number of hits on my blog. In case you haven’t caught one of his posts, they show up every Wednesday.
- Keep Your Priorities in Order. Just like a lot of career options, writers (especially bloggers) can get sidetracked chasing the numbers. We worry about unique hits, subscribers, reach, followers. It’s important to remember why we do this.
I’ve given you a list of the things I’ve learned, anyone want to add to the list? Or how about letting us know who your favorite Robertson is. I enjoy Si’s quirkiness, Phil’s steady wisdom, but I must admit that I love Miss Kay (Phil’s wife and the matriarch of the group). There’s a lot to that Louisiana Lady!
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