Johnny Tran: Too Soon, Junior!

There are probably a few of you that will get the cheesy Fast and Furious reference in today’s blog post title, but for those of you who don’t, you’re not missing out on much. I try to vary the themes of these weekly speedlinks on Beyond the Rhetoric, offering some new content to enjoy from around the blogosphere. For instance, we took a quick look at some fun summer activities last week.

This week, I’m covering the theme of “not so fast” or, in the spirit of The Fast and the Furious movie, “too soon junior.” Interpret that how you will and check out what these bloggers have to say. If you want to be featured in a future edition of What’s Up Wednesdays, be sure to follow me on Twitter and send me your blog post links on Tuesday evening.

Slow and Steady Wins the Race

When you participate in multiple sporting events over an extended period of time, it’s important that you pace yourself. It may be a good feeling to come blasting out of the blocks, but you don’t want to run out of gas before the end of the race. That’s my advice for Betshopboy. He signed up for the Tri*Factor triathlon series. It involves a tri-run, tri-bike, and tri-swim, culminating in a triathlon in September. That’s right. There are three running races, three bike races, and three swim races of different lengths. Pace yourself!

Before You Start Writing

I’ve said in the past that the hardest part of writing is getting started. To best deal with this situation, Kathryn Vercillo offers a simple piece of advice (for herself and for her readers). Before you do anything, take the time to get organized. This not only involves organizing your thoughts for the article, but also organizing your administrative and action plan details too.

Abandoning Dated Technology for Good

Did John Biehler jump the gun? He’s known to live on the bleeding edge of technology and now he’s starting to abandon things that are largely obsolete. He recently decided to ditch his landline telephone, relying instead on his cell phone for all of those communication purposes. This saves money and adds convenience, but there are still reasons why you may want to consider keeping your landline. Personally, my sentiments echo those of John’s.

The Way to a Man’s Heart Is…

They say that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, but over-indulgence will quickly lead to an enlarged stomach. That’s not good. Elizabeth Perez offers some tips on how to avoid the temptation of the mid-afternoon snack. In some offices, you’ll find that the “morale committee” will come forward with donuts and pastries as a treat. To fight the good fight, you’ll want to feel full by eating other, healthier foods beforehand. Otherwise, you may feel fat.

Be Wary of Free Money

You can’t beat the price of free, right? When you are offered free money, it’s hard to say no, right? Zac Johnson recently received an unexpected cheque in the mail from Snuggie. As an Internet marketer, he just assumed that it was an affiliate commission. However, a quick read of the fine print on the back of the cheque stopped Zac cold in his tracks. If he were to cash that $8.25 cheque, he’d authorize a third party to charge him a $149.99 annual membership fee.