What’s blogging got to do with dancing?

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tango dancingSome of you know that for almost 2 years now, my wife and I have been learning ballroom and latin dancing. We don’t think yet it’s a talent but we can do a few steps in the Waltz, Foxtrot, Tango, Quickstep, Pasodoble, Jive, Rumba, and Cha-cha-cha.

And it’s very much like blogging.

You never stop learning. You make mistakes. You trip up. You ask others for advice. And if you want to improve it’s hard work, takes total commitment and positive results take months.

Those ‘adverts’ promising quick riches by guys standing next to their big houses and flashy cars have fooled some of us bloggers.

“Look what I’ve achieved just by blogging. So can you. Buy my e-book and I’ll tell you how. $27”

Yeah right!

They don’t tell you it can take many months to earn your first dollar.

I remember the first conversation with our ballroom dancing teacher. She said ‘It will take you a few months to learn just a few steps”.

I didn’t believe her! I used to be a great disco dancer in my teenage years dancing to groups like Earth Wind and Fire (my favorite group ever).

But the dancing teacher was right, it did take us months of weekly lessons and weekly practice nights PLUS practising at home and last night we attended the Christmas ball.

Ball gowns and black ties everywhere!

It was a chance to dress up, have a few drinks, let our hair down and escape from the ‘mad rush’ world we live in.

It was great fun dancing to a live band, especially as we coped admirably with the crowded ballroom floor.

Here’s a video of my wife and I dancing the Tango:

Only kidding!

Did you like the mock up?

Yes, it is our faces but not our bodies doing the dancing.

Keep blogging (and dancing!)

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12 Responses to What’s blogging got to do with dancing?

  1. chandan December 21, 2009 at 7:51 am #

    Hi Andrew I thought that you are one serious person, but after watching the the video my thought change, Both of you on the video are really looking very funny.

  2. Hesham December 21, 2009 at 10:21 am #

    LOL! this is very nice video, Andrew.. you have a prove that there is a strong relation between bogging and dancing, let’s say dancing with words 😉

    Have a great day.

    • Andrew Rondeau
      December 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm #


      Thanks for dropping by and commenting. Dancing with words – I like it.

      Great contest you have on at the mo!

      Hope to see you again.


  3. Chris Peterson December 21, 2009 at 11:48 am #

    Hi, Andrew I have read so many article from your blog, I was thinking that you are one of the profession and serious blogger but after going through this topic and watching your video, I was able to know that you are also good dancer. I loved your video.

    • Andrew Rondeau
      December 21, 2009 at 4:12 pm #


      Kind words – I like to THINK I’m a good dancer but I’m not really. Always improving.


  4. Dennis Edell December 22, 2009 at 12:27 am #

    Wow man, you shared some truths here that I might have kept hidden. 😉

  5. Gerlaine December 29, 2009 at 10:22 pm #

    I absolutely love it! I told you that I have been waiting for a video of your wife and you dancing! Lovely!

    Yes, blogging does take time and I am loving every minute of it!

  6. Corinne Edwards
    January 9, 2011 at 3:10 pm #

    This was such fun, Andrew.

    Now we all want a real video of you and your wife dancing.

    She is so pretty.

    (You too)
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  7. Robin March 17, 2011 at 3:58 pm #

    I love this video, you have me cracking up! FYI – I’m buying your ebook!

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