Introducing Monday Morning Walks With Morgan – Good Idea or Incredibly Boring?

monday-morning-walks-with-morganSo I had an idea for a new weekly segment here on, mostly inspired by my readers who have been asking for more video content from me. I typically like to go for a walk on Monday mornings, it’s how I clear my mind and get ready for the week. There are a zillion studies that show going for a short walk can be just as effective as meditation or a good power nap and it certainly works for me (here’s a good article to read about walking if you want to learn more).

To kick off this new video series I wanted to wait until I was somewhere particularly interesting, and I was in Paris on Monday so decided, this was the time to make it happen. I was planning on posting this video on Monday, since, well, it makes a lot more sense to have a video series that takes place on a Monday to be posted on Monday – duh…but the Internet connection at my hotel in Paris didn’t agree…so today is the day.

Now is where you come in. Is this a good idea or was this one of the most boring videos you’ve ever watched? If it’s not exciting when I’m walking around Paris, it certainly isn’t going to be interesting if I’m walking around my neighborhood in SF.

Let me know what you think, this is a work in progress so if you have ideas on how to make this better, more interesting, or if you just want to tell me to never post this garbage again, let me know. As usual, I want to hear from you – comment and let your voice be heard!

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  • Snoopy December 11, 2018, 12:15 pm

    Good idea but make sure the content is about domains, too many domain bloggers talking about random crap.

  • Richard Morris aka Bulloney December 11, 2018, 1:45 pm

    Morgan…glad you you didn’t run into the protesters along the Champs-Élysées. I’ve always done some of my most creative thinking while either running or walking, and I’ve done both for the last 40 years. I’ve been to both Paris and San Francisco on several occasions, and unfortunately I don’t think either lend themselves to sharing your thoughts while walking/running due to all the distractions. That said, your idea inspired me to hand reg two domains; WalkGenius™ and WalkThoughts™. Not so surprising, I already own the domain IncredibleMonday™ where GD values the keyword “incredible” at $5,660….go figure? Just a thought, I know San Francisco has some beautiful parks and even trails along the San Francisco Bay…something to consider.

    Finally, walking is every bit as good for the mind as it is for the body. Regardless…keep on walking Morgan.

    Bulloney aka ThatNameGuy™

  • Morgan December 11, 2018, 1:58 pm

    @Snoopy – thanks for the feedback, much appreciated!

    @Richard – good point and agreed – maybe taking everyone on a walk through Golden Gate Park or along the waterfront could be more relaxing.

  • Blah December 11, 2018, 2:02 pm

    Boring blah.

  • Jose December 11, 2018, 3:46 pm

    Walking 1 hour a day is very good, I do every day leave home and go to the beach and walk with bare feet along the shore of the beach so the sand and seawater benefit the feet, it is a good exercise, Then wash with normal water to dry and I put on cotton socks, put on sneakers and return home in total 3.10686 Miles, round trip.

    Happy Day. Jose.

  • Snoopy December 11, 2018, 4:57 pm

    Just watched the actual video, yep its boring as hell. Needs to get straight to the point. Need to hook people straight away, they’ll probably turn that off within 15 seconds.

  • Leonard Britt December 11, 2018, 8:37 pm

    Yes, walking is good exercise for those of us who spend many hours in front of a computer. For those who are more active, walking is still a way to be active but not place as much stress on joints and allow the body to recover from intense workouts. Regarding a video blog post while walking, as long as the content is interesting, viewers will stay engaged. You may have to address how to keep the camera stable as a shaking camera with a moving background can actually be nauseating to viewers. Perhaps you go for a walk, stop at a spot with a nice view and share some thoughts, pause, walk to another spot with a nice view, share some ideas ,etc.

  • Matt Holmes December 12, 2018, 4:44 am

    I think you need to talk faster and more focused. Also, what I learned with my video interviews was that they might have well have been just audio files, people were listening to them and seldom watching (aside from glancing at it in the beginning). This is also how I treated your video. Hard to make great videos without a ton of editing while walking or sitting.

    Your audio is okay, just learn how to correctly hold the phone.

  • John December 12, 2018, 7:57 am

    Thank you Estibot, for all the harm you have done to the domain industry, as I have to experience this again today just a few moments ago because of you:

    “And why is your ***.com worth anything over $*** that Estibot estimates? What’s worth $*** here?”

  • Shane Cultra December 13, 2018, 6:15 am

    I want a new website where Snoopy reviews things

    A Star is Born : “Sucks, Bradley Cooper’s hair is too greasy”
    Eagles Greatest Hits: “Sucks, their best stuff was on the B side”
    Disneyland: “Sucks, long lines, kids in the way everywhere”
    Michael Jordan” “Sucks, guy needed to concentrate on basketball instead of selling shoes”
    New York City: ” Sucks: Wasted all that great land with a fuckin’ park in the middle driving up prices”

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