Do you remember MacGyver? He was a character on a popular show in the late 80s, early 90s. He was very smart and was very resourceful. He used his encyclopedia knowledge to solve complex problems by making things out of ordinary objects.
So how can you be the MacGyver of blogging?
How to Be the MacGyver of Blogging
MacGyver had encyclopedia knowledge. You might not be a walking encyclopedia but the more knowledge you have, the more you can do. Learn all you can about blogging. Read books, take courses and talk to people.
How do you get knowledge without necessarily putting money out? Be everywhere and listen. I’ve received free ecourses and ebooks many, many times just from being active in a Facebook group when someone was looking for people to try out their course or book and give feedback. I’ve also received free training by using my resources to come up with an exchange of services. Once or twice I just asked. Seriously. I said I’d love to take the course but I don’t have the money (which is true) and I received free courses or ebooks.
MacGyver was non-violent. In the blogging world this translates to not using your voice to belittle another blogger, make fun of anyone or just plain be a troll.
You gain the most ground with your connections and you won’t be making many good connections if you are negative towards other bloggers. We are all different and do things differently. It’s okay to not do something the way someone else does, but it’s not okay to belittle them for it or publicly shame them.
As a Girl Guide I was taught to use my resources wisely and I do. As I said under the first point, I am everywhere. I belong to hundreds of Facebook groups, multiple other groups and I keep my ear to the ground so to speak. I am always on the lookout for new resources whether they be books/courses or programs or plugins that will help me do something better. Whenever I’m alone for a short time, my mind is turning constantly thinking over my blog and my goals, coming up with new ideas to try to meet those goals.
Solving Complex Problems out of Ordinary Objects
When I need to do something with my blog like fix a design flaw, change the CSS, upload a favicon or adjust something, I try to figure it out myself. If that doesn’t work I use those resources. If that doesn’t work I try to find a work around that will allow me to do what I need, albeit in a strange way.
MacGyver of Blogging
Put these four characteristics together and you just might be the MacGyver of blogging.
Tell Me: How are YOU the MacGyver of Blogging?