Advice for Bloggers: Karate Kid Style

After a week off I found it a little hard to get myself going again this morning. So I procrastinated on Twitter by posting some adapted Karate Kid quotes with some pics. It never was intended to be anything more than just the first one…. but my followers kind of egged me on (shifting the blame).

Here are the pics I pumped out over about 10 minutes – I thought putting them together into a post might serve as a permanent and public reminder of the dangers of wasting time on Twitter (a great lesson for bloggers going into the new year.


PS: don’t read too much into them or base your blogging upon the following :-)


Photo on 2010-01-04 at 10.39.jpg




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  2. Sylvia says:

    love the analogy. your metaphors were hilarious!

  3. chandan says:

    Really some awesome picture. Thank you for showing your picture.

  4. How about “Man who catch [reader with attention span of] fly with blog can do anything?”

  5. Annie says:

    You made me smile today and I was in a terrible mood before that! Thanks ;-)
    Happy New year to you! Health, Luck and Prosperity!

  6. Fazreen says:

    At first, I thought you want to show pics that show you do karate. Anyway funny pics and description yet meaningful.

  7. jessiev says:

    TOO funny! love those photos – and they got me thinking!

  8. Too cute, Darren! As an avid fan of your advice and of Mr. Miyagi’s, I definitely appreciated this mashup!

  9. Irene says:

    Cute and funny. Thanks for the fun.

  10. So nerdy….. =P

    Interesting nevertheless.

  11. Sandra says:

    I love it! That was too funny! This is the one blog I make it a point to read every day because of all the useful information I learn. But this time, it made me laugh! It’s great to add a little sense of humor.

  12. Gin says:

    Hey D! you forgot to put your housecoat on for the pics, :) excellent and humorous! thanks, lol

  13. I love it! The way you made those quotes your own and applied the principles to blogging was awesome :)

  14. Michelle Cox says:

    You are hilarious and such a talented and generous teacher. Thanks for all you do to help me.
    — one of your loyal followers who doesn’t comment very often – michelle

  15. Muhammad says:

    Cool advice, keep it coming.

  16. Wow, amazing. LOL

    You are just so hilarious.

  17. Buying the Karate Kid DVD (discounted) $4 … Seeing these images – PRICELESS! LOL This was awesome! The final one is my fav AND it’s true! Thanks Darren!

  18. Greg London says:

    I really enjoyed the pics and the karate kid quotes geared towards teaching blogging.

    You should do more stuff like this.

  19. Haha, never knew you were such an entertainer Darren! then again I dont really know you at all, for all I know you could be a cross dressing elvis impersonator that drives a car made to look like the U.S.S. enterprise……you just never know, hmmm i’m watching you Darren. :-)

  20. abercrombie says:

    it’s cute and lovely, haha.

    probably it’s time to add some more meaning to blogging.

    don’t your guys think so?


  21. Simply love your fac expression Darren … lollzz

  22. Serena Brown says:

    This post is funny, but whatever it takes to get motivated I guess that is what we will all do.

  23. Blogger Den says:

    Nice sense of humor there Darren. I love it

  24. scheng1 says:

    haha, very funny.
    Hmmm, maybe I can download the pictures for my friend’s optical shop to help her sell more spectacles.

  25. Too much time on Twitter? Really?

    Great pictures, you’re a funny guy! and brave….I would never attempt to take a picture of myself while working (no makeup & in pj’s) much less post it on my blog, twitter or facebook. Just too darn vain!

  26. Awesome post! You have a great blog, absolutely the best Ive read so far. I will be looking forward to your next entry. Thanks again.

  27. Michelle says:

    This is pretty funny Darren. Made my smile :)

  28. Very new to this thing, still learning about this game. This is a excellent thing that my friend recommended to me, I never getting involved with it but soon will be Thanks! :)

  29. I admit being partial to Master Yoda’s – There is no try, there is only do or do not.

    Which works for me.


  30. Dojo Score says:

    You have truly mastered the blogging arts. Against ProBlogger, no can defense.

  31. webthesurfi says:

    this is very impressive advice that everyone must understand and know the rule of a blogger.