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So, Are You Wondering Where I Have Been?

Thought I would stop by and let all of my Business Golf fans know that my new site for my IBGS site launched a few minutes ago.   Come on over and check it out.

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Will the Real Mr Business Golf Stand Up!

OK, let’s see,is there a Mr Business Golf in India?  I don’t think so!

If you are not aware of it there are a lot of, what I call, Slogs out there causing people to look bad and on my part bring up questions on who is the Real Mr Business Golf.

These Slogs are sites that copy other people’s blogs and edit them so it makes it look like they wrote the blog.  I know that the Pirating of blogs has been going on for sometime and most all of those sites are based offshore so our legal system can’t get to them.

Why are these sites pirating the blogs?  For the almighty Hit Traffic…that is my guess.  I am sure there are lots of other opinions on this and I will be talking to my good friend and my eyes looking into the blogsphere from abroad, Paul OFlaherty.

So, If this is not the Business Golf: The Real Deal Blog site you are reading this own, it is not one of the official Blog sites of Mr Business Golf.  If it is…then welcome to the world of Reality and of the real place to find out all about Business Golf.

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Blogging for A Friggin Break

I had a popular internet marketing guru ask me, “Why do you have so many different blog sites?”. Though my answer was pat he seemed to be astonished to learn that my approach to blogging is not only logical but what more people probably need to do.

My answer to my good friend’s question was two fold. First, I blog on different sites primarily to get to those people who only read blogs on that particular platform. Surveys show that people who blog on WP Free platform usually only read WP Free blogs from tier Tag Surfer or Tag Blogger searches. The same goes with Blogger as well as the more Open Source platforms like Type Pad and WordPress.

The second answer to why I blog on so many different sites is, like most people, I have so many different interests and moods. I wake up in the morning and I may want to pass on my Business Golf Experience or my Business Operations experience or my Internet Blogging experience or my Non-Profit Experience or, more importantly, my humor.

As we went into more questions and answers to why I do what I do and what I write about we got into the debate on if I feel I am to unfocused in my drive to what I do for a living. The answer is yes and no. We have agreed that for most people who have single minded drives what I am doing would not work. And we agreed that what I am doing does provide readers the ability to either focus on one thing I write about or jump around and read everything I have to write about.

To be specific and clear for those new friends I am gathering who may not know or have yet to find out that I have several themes and subject I write about, here is the breakdown, or program, for the sites I write about and the subjects I write about on those sites.

<a href=”http://innovativebusinessgolf.com”><strong>IBGS: Business Golf</strong></a>

<img id=”image956″ width= “300” height= “100” src=”http://innovativebusinessgolf.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/11/business-golf-tees-in-pocket-banner.jpg&#8221; alt=”business-golf-tees-in-pocket-banner.jpg” />This is my home site. A stand alone WP platform I use to focus everyone in what is going on in the world of Business Golf. Here I will write about things that effect business or golf or how business golf can be used. I will review a golf course from a business golf point of view or I will outline a point of a business’ operations that Business Golf can help develop. I will report news on subjects that effect the game of golf and how it effects the golf business or industry. Periodically I will write an essay on some off the wall subject or report on something that effects my business on the internet.

This site would be where someone who is interested in learning more about WHY they need to learn to play Business Golf.

<a href=”https://businessgolf.wordpress.com”><strong>Business Golf: The Real Deal</strong></a>

This use to be my home site until I needed to get more commercial. Most of my pre 2007 archives are still there and I periodically will post a blog there just to keep in touch with the many people I have on my Blogroll over there. This site is on the WP Free platform and as I mentioned, there are a large number of people on the internet who will not venture from the blogs for this platform.

This site is where I focus on the game of golf, the rules of golf and the personalities of golf. This site is where the golfers of the world usually go to read my opinions on what the heck is going on in the world of just golf.

<a href=”http://dukeconsults.wordpress.com”><strong>The Duke Consults</strong></a>

Now here is where I cut loose on issues that effect businesses directly. I display here my depth of business experience and problem solving skills. This too is a WP Free platform that will not allow me to commercialize on what I do for a living. However, the fans I draw to this site usually have the intelligence to track me back to my IBGS site.

Here I will periodically report on what is going on around the business world and hammer issues like the absurdities of online social networking groups and decay of business people today feeling that strengthening a business’s operations is not needed.

<a href=”http://businessgolf.blogspot.com”><strong>Business Golf Blog </strong></a>

Now this is the site where it all started for me. My first attempt of learning how to blog and what blogging is all about was done on the Blogger platform. It didn’t take me long to hit Bloggers limits in what back then it would do. Blogger has since come a long way and offered a better and easier platform. Unfortunately, Blogger still looks on the screen like a blog and not a web-site. With that said, I am now seeing people using new themes and other techniques to improve the Blogger’s appearance.

I usually use the Blogger site to do short headline blogs featuring what i am talking about on my other sites as well as some of the important issues many of my internet friends are talking about.

<a href=”http://isthisworthit.wordpress.com”><strong>Is This Really ALL Worth It</strong></a>

Now this site is where I just let it all hang out. I started this site after losing a new internet friend who was blogging his attempts to make a living on the internet. His journal of very frank reporting of all of the things he tried that SEO’s Direct Marketers of the sort told him to use and did not work was short lived. In a few short months after investing in a number of SEO’s sites that where just set up to get people’s money he was forced into bankrupts and leaving the blogsphere.

I continue where my find left off to draw to people’s attention the downside of the internet and how Offshore influences are capitalizing on people around the world into thinking that SEO’s sites and Direct Marketing and the many, many MLM’s sites are going to make people a lot of money. I sharpen my pen and really get lathered up on this issue since I am running into them also. I will expose them to what they are and who they are in hopes that it helps those who are down to see that they are not alone. Hopefully I can catch some of these people before they go out and attempt to use these sties method of marketing their sites. There are GOOD SEO’s out there and I will highlight them. My quest for this site is to search for the answer to the question I am asking…Is This Really All Worth It.

<a href=”http://givemeafrigginbreak.wordpress.com”><strong>Give Me A Friggin Break</strong></a>

Like the Is This Really All Worth It site, I flip things around here and blog on things I find during my many daily surfing through the crap of the internet. I will blog on the issue and promote the web-site that my good buddie <a href=”http://rexduffdixon.com”><strong>Rex Dixon</strong></a> and I created a while back to let others who feel the same way to have a site they can post what they found. The blog site allows people to comment and the web-site allows people to release their frustrations about the crap they find on the internet that just begs for someone to ask someone else to <a href=”http://givemeafrigginbreak.com”><strong>Give Me A Friggin Break</strong></a>.

Now there are a prolifery of other sites I write for and Golf and social sites I am a member of where I also will post a new look at things for their members. The list of those sites is too long to list in this blog. Maybe I will do another post to explain why I am on those sites.

The Bottomline is: If you want to get noticed on the internet you have to go to where the people are on the internet. As I have written about many times, there are far too many groups of people online that move from group to group, platform to platform, using applications after applications to track for blogs that are on their interest. Staying in one place and talking about one thing will take a person a long time to gathering the people who are interested in what you are talking about. Especially if it is a niche market like Business Golf.

So if you have the time or even if you do not, take some time and consider setting up several shops and talk on a number of subjects. Then funnel all of that effort to the one site that is your reason for being on the internet.

This should answer the questions people have on why I blog on so many sites…or maybe not. Either way, if nothing else it explains why I do what I do.

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Winter Golf: Best Time to Re-tool

How many times have you said after you make an awful golf shot that you need to get your swing corrected? I am sure it is more than once you have asked that question or a fellow golfing partner has asked it of you.

So why don’t you do something about that golf swing? It is not that hard. Usually a Professional Golf Instructor can see in a few swings what it is you are doing that needs to be corrected. Plus, if they are from the PGA or LPGA they have been trained to will show you several drills on how to correct your swing.

One of the things I tell clients who are struggling with their game, and use that as their excuse on why they don’t play business golf, is to go to a golf school. In the business golf scheme of things, hosting a golf school for all of your golfing clients to enjoy would really put you on a lot of people’s Holiday Party list.

If your still want to go it on your own, then I suggest you go to a golf school that is at least three days and no more than four days long. If you want to make your time spent even more effective then I highly recommend that you enter a golf school that is out of town.

Out of town golf schools get you away from the office and into a state of mind of focusing your thoughts on the golf you are learning. In-town golf schools and golf lessons make it too easy for you to leave the office for a 30 minute lesson and forget what you learning on the cellphone call you make on your way back to the office after the lesson.

Fixing that bad golf swing is important to your mental health. The more you enjoy playing golf the more relaxed you are going to be which moves right into the office where being relaxed leads to healthier business decisions.

To learn more about this and other issues visit the IBGS Blog site.

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Golf: Why Live Without It!

To an avid golfer it is really hard to think about going without golf. Of course there are a few who quit golf from time to time and some do quit forever. However, very few people who take that first step towards learning to hit a golf ball will let golf get away from them for long.

OH, there are times in everyone’s life where golf may have to be put on the back shelf. Like when it comes time to raising kids and the time it takes to hauling them to all of their activities, but those times will eventually go away. Then it is time to go back to playing golf once things get under control.

So, how would someone go about keeping golf in their life when their just does not seem to be time enough in the day?

I have talked to a few people who feel golf is worth the effort and have moved their scheduled to include golf in their workday. This is not just for executives or managers of a company. Golf can be added to a “Cubical Rat’s” scheduled as well. With a little doing golf can be added to everyone who wants to play golf schedule.

In the case where an hourly worker is hooked on golf there are after work golf leagues and associations that they can join that offers organized golf once or twice a month.

Then there are the charity golf tournaments that if worked correctly could provide employees with an opportunity to represent their company at these events.

There are ways of going about showing the value of golf to a business owner.

Just do not go without golf because you think you do not have the time.

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Golf: Where is It Going?

I think I have written about this before…no, wait a minute! That is what I am writing about in my next book. I thought this subject was familiar.

So, where is golf going? Interesting enough, golf is heading towards yet another crossroad. Seems there is always something coming up in golf that could cause it to take a left turn to nowhere.

Today it is the Drug Testing Policy, yesterday it was the Fed-Ex Cup, a year ago it was the golf ball and before that it was the golf club. The list of things golf has had to deal with goes no for centuries.

What golf will have to deal with in the future will move to the problems outside the ropes. Large problems golf needs to deal with that will keep golf from continuing to draw people to watch golf on TV. Things the leaders golf feel are minuscule, trivial and would go away if ignored are now playing bigger and bigger parts in what people who want to get involved with golf think about golf.

Things like ‘pace of play’, ‘bad behavior’ and ‘lack of management’ of the game played everywhere will turn more people away from golf than the 400 yard drives made by Bubba and Tiger will draw into the game.

These problems are going to eventually reduce the number of people interested in taking the time to go attend a professional golf tournament. When that happens, sponsors for the event and TV ads will pull back and the event will be forced into defunct. Once that takes place the exposure of golf to the masses is cut off and there goes another generation of boys and girls who will miss out on learning a game that teaches them how to handle themselves with everything they will deal with in life.

Hum, there is a lot going on in golf isn’t there? Never before has golf been seen by so many people. The bad part of this large scale exposure has to do with the things the top professionals are doing and how they are acting is being seen by millions of wannabe golf professionals. Golf can only hope that the next generation of golfers does not take how they are acting and how they talk as the way they should be when they take their turn at the top of professional golf.

I would hate to see the aggression that has worked itself into other sports being forced into the marketing of golf just to get people to watch it. Full contact golf should not have much appeal, but because that is the way it is marketed more people will watch or attend which pleases the sponsors.

Yes, the problems golf will have to deal with goes on from here. Let’s hope changes are made soon that keeps golf from taking a left turn when it should have made a right.

You can learn more about business golf at IBGS Business Golf.

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I’m Back! For a while, anyway

mr-business-golf-straight-up-small.jpgWOW, I am back!  From where?  Well I took a few weeks off to get after writing my next book and it is well down the road to completion, but I need to do some more research on a few of the issues I am addressing in the book.  Plus, the Business Golf Country Club has really taken off.  So I am working on that venture also.

As you know the golf season is winding down and there is a lot of subject I want to address for all golfers to think about while the season changes to non-golf weather.

I will be mostly over on the IBGS site. However, I have so much stuff to publish for my fans and viewers to read I will be back here writing about some of the issues affecting golf.  You can catch me just about everywhere.  Of course I will be back to talking business operations over on Duke Consults and talking trash at Is This All Really Worth It.  Along with being on Facebook and 19thHole.com.  AND, you can catch some of my antics over on Twitter and Pownce.

So, crank those FeedReaders back up and get on the mailing lists for the newsletters.  I am back to full blogging mood.  At least for the time being…

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