I'm involved in a Mike war!
This is my response to Craig's latest podcast episode, and you can also listen to the previous episode, plus the original episode where he tries to find Mike. Be sure to click any of those links and give him a sub if you enjoy his content. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
September 9, 2021
Seeing Jimmy Carr live and being interviewed by my dear friend, Taryn
Yesterday, my wife and I saw Jimmy Carr perform live. He was a great sport, and we loved every second of it. I was also interviewed by my dear friend, Taryn. I enjoyed her questions, and you can read them over here. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
September 7, 2021
A dragon is hatching and flying in Plymouth
Find out what's going on this weekend, and what's been on my mind. Click here to sign up for my newsletter. Find out more about the flying dragon and take a look at Taryn's new blog. John from yen.chat is creating a new daily YouTube live which has been interesting. If you need to contact me, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or head over to my Twitter page. I also have a Discord and a Reddit where you can hang out too. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
August 27, 2021
Re-evaluating my podcast, blog, newsletter and myself
I haven't made an episode in a while, and for that, I am very sorry. Things are changing, and I'm hoping it's for the better because currently, what I've been doing hasn't been sustainable. I was trying to create a daily blog post and podcast while also working full-time. I've attempted to bulk-create and schedule, but that only gets me so far until I have more time to do it again. I hope you can understand, and I hope you continue to follow, listen and support me. I appreciate all of you. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
August 20, 2021
Answering... What's the most common misconception about Crossfit?
I got asked this question over on Racket by Matthew Guay, and it was a great question, so I thought I'd share it with all my other podcast followers as well. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
August 13, 2021
The Suicide Squad 2021 Movie Review - A Spectacular watch!
If you enjoyed the first rendition of The Suicide Squad, then this one is a must-watch! (No spoilers). If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
August 2, 2021
There are so many movie releases this year, and I'm excited!
I'm going to start by saying, I haven't seen Black Widow yet, but I am excited to watch it as soon as I can. Now for the real movie releases that I'm excited for. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 30, 2021
Sadly, Joey Jordison has passed away at 46
Much like the passing of Chester Bennington, this has hit me hard. Slipknot has been a huge part of my metal discography, and Joey was an inspiration for me. His drumming abilities were incredible, and I always remember his drum solos played live on a twisting platform. Read more on my latest blog post.
July 29, 2021
You can embed WordPress posts into your WordPress blog
Here's how you can embed WordPress blog posts into your own blog posts. If you are interested in reading more about this, then you can view today's blog post. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 28, 2021
How To Watch The 2021 Crossfit Games
You can watch on their Twitch, YouTube, or Facebook pages (13:55 BST (GMT+1)). If you have CBS, then you can also watch it there. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 27, 2021
CrossFit Games 2021 starts tomorrow. Who's excited?
Read my blog post if you want to see more information on this podcast episode. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 26, 2021
Rank Math is my new favourite SEO WordPress plugin
Rank Math is a fantastic SEO plugin, and it’s relatively new in this space. I’ve been using Yoast SEO for years, and I really enjoyed their traffic light system. However, I spotted Rank Math in the list of WordPress plugins and decided to give it a try. In the past, I tried the All In One plugin, but I was not too fond of the lack of helpful steps that Yoast came with. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 23, 2021
Not sure what to write today? Try using writing prompts.
For yesterday’s blog post, I had no idea what to write. I was sat there the day before thinking, “what can I write about today?”. I asked my wife for ideas, and she also had no idea. This was when I decided to go to Reddit, Twitter and a few other places to gain ideas. However, even though these usually work for me, I still had no idea what my next topic was. I then decided to search “writing prompts” to see what would happen. Take a look at writing prompts here, and the blog post for this episode. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 22, 2021
Looking back at mine and my wife’s wedding
It's been almost fours years since my wife and I got married, so I want to look back at our wedding and reminisce on our efforts. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 21, 2021
Hello and welcome to the Michael Brooks Podcast
I am a lonely podcaster who talks about almost anything in general. If you like my voice, please consider giving me a follow. If you enjoyed this trailer and my podcast episodes, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 20, 2021
5 tips for staying cool during a heatwave
If you would like to read the supporting blog post, click here! If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 20, 2021
Visiting Chichester and having a walk at Kingley Vale
The weekend went really well despite the raging heat. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 19, 2021
Spending the weekend with some of my family
This is a pre-recorded episode (I love tech!). I am currently visiting family for the weekend. And I hope by the time you're listening to this, you have had a lovely weekend. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 18, 2021
My experience with Windows 11 as a developer
Windows 11 was announced around 3 weeks ago, and I was hesitant to install it at first. However, I heard great feedback from people. And I wanted to see what the developer experience would be. I hope you enjoy my experience with Windows 11 as a developer. If you enjoyed this post, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 17, 2021
You can now build a blogging habit using WordPress reminders
Update your WordPress app, and you can set reminders for writing. Currently, you can set days, but you can’t set specific times to build a blogging habit. However, I have had feedback that this will be coming in a future update. Please find out more information in this blog post by WordPress, and build a blogging habit today! If you enjoyed this post, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 16, 2021
How to be in the top 1 percent of podcasters and feel inspired
— Jack Butcher (@jackbutcher) June 18, 2021"90% of podcasts don’t get past episode 3. That’s 1.8 million who quit. Of the 200,000 left, 90% will quit after 20 episodes. That’s another 180,000 gone. To be in the top 1% of podcasts in the world you only need to publish 21 episodes."https://t.co/IDH9XOmYnu If you enjoyed this post, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 15, 2021
My blog has reached over 100,000 views and I'm excited
Yesterday, I found out my blog has reached over 100,000 views, I’m over the moon. This milestone has taken 11 years, but that’s 11 years of on/off posting. To some, this may seem like a small achievement. However, to me, it's a huge milestone and one I will cherish forever. Read the blog post. If you enjoyed this post, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
July 14, 2021
Brehm CrossFit workout and how this podcast will be changing
I took another break from podcasting as I try to figure things out. This podcast will coincide with a blog post over at https://michaelbrooks.co.uk. You can read it there or listen to it here. Hopefully, you enjoyed this podcast episode, and if you did, then I would appreciate a rating or support on my Ko-Fi page.
July 13, 2021
Incorrect dentist appointment. Seeing a cat. Loki. New movies and what I'm reading.
I thought my dentist appointment was today but I was wrong, it's next month on the 8th. I did, however, find a very friendly cat. Loki is out now, and the first episode was very enjoyable. I highly recommend people check it out on Disney+. New movies are coming out, too, which is great to see. Please support me on Ko-Fi.
June 10, 2021
iOS and iPadOS has new updates coming...
Apple revealed a host of new OS updates in their WWDC conference. I'm using the latest iPadOS 15 and testing many features, including their new dictation feature. Check out the entire event in 11 minutes on YouTube. Please support me on Ko-Fi.
June 9, 2021
Recording early to reduce background noise and going to the dentist
I recorded this podcast episode a little earlier than usual to avoid noise from my next-door neighbour. I've also got a dentist appointment at 11:30 because I broke a tooth on a hard seed. (Check out Huel, by the way!). Also, I have my COVID appointment booked for this Saturday (I can't remember if I said it previously). The series I watched on Netflix is called Abstract: The art of design. Please feel free to leave a voice message, and I will add it to the next podcast episode. Don't forget to support me on Ko-Fi.
June 8, 2021
Why I didn't post on the weekend and gaining my first supporter on Ko-Fi.
I missed Friday, Saturday and Sunday to post anything due to my next-door neighbour renovating vans. Today, I received my first Ko-Fi supporter, and he received a huge thank you. If you would like to become a supporter, you can do so by visiting https://ko-fi.com/michaelbrooks and by doing so, you will receive the supporter badge on my Discord community server and a sponsorship spot on https://michaelbrooks.co.uk/sponsors.
June 7, 2021
Setting up a Ko-Fi page (please take a look)
Hello everyone, I have created a Ko-Fi page to send money to help support me on my blogging and podcasting journey. Please take a look at the link where you can also receive the "Supporter" benefit on my Discord server. https://ko-fi.com/michaeldbrooks
June 3, 2021
Birds keeping us awake and reading "Flow The classic work on how to achieve happiness"
Next door has a bird that keeps squawking late into the night. This kept us awake last night, which is very annoying. Also, if you would like to join my Discord community, feel free to use this link.
June 2, 2021
An overview of my bank holiday weekend | Completing Murph (the CrossFit workout)
It was a pretty busy bank holiday weekend. We visited our family members, and I finished a CrossFit workout called "Murph".
June 1, 2021
Heading to Somerset and why bands need UV sensors
Today, we're heading to Somerset and spending some quality time with more family members. Also, Sunburn is a pain, and I wish either the MS band 2 still existed, or another device had UV sensors and notifications.
May 31, 2021
We went to Paignton zoo with my family
Today I visited Paignton zoo with my wife, brother, his partner and my nephews. There was fun to be had, and it was lovely. Have a great Sunday. I also want to apologise for the quality of this episode. It was recorded on my iPhone and sounded like it was recorded with a potato. I won't be doing another recording like this again.
May 30, 2021
Going to Paignton Zoo with the family
Today, my wife and I will be going to the zoo with my brother, his partner and nephews. Hopefully, the weather will stay nice for us but we will most definitely see.
May 29, 2021
Recommended books to help you level up
This episode goes through what I would recommend you read to level yourself up. Firstly, two great authors I recommend are Ryan Holiday and Tim Ferriss. They're fantastic and have so much insight into living life. Tools of Titans How to Stop Worrying and Start Living The Obstacle is the Way The 4-Hour Work Week Deep Work The Power of Habit Meditations The Art of Living Flow Thinking, Fast and Slow
May 28, 2021
I have a tattoo on my wedding ring finger
It wasn't as painful as I thought it would be, considering everyone says it's the most painful place to get one. My wife would say, "no sense, no feeling" which is probably very true. Here's a tweet with the picture of my tattoo. - https://twitter.com/MBrooksUK/status/1397579293979521030
May 27, 2021
Getting a tattoo on my wedding ring finger
Before COVID, I had a ring that was bigger in size. When lockdown happened, my finger shrunk in size because I was no longer working out at all, and before I noticed how much it shrunk, I lost my ring. I didn't notice it was gone until I got home, and it was a good amount of miles away from the original place I lost it, so I didn't go back to look. Instead, I ordered another ring that was smaller to fit the current size of my finger. After going back to Crossfit, my finger grew in size once again, and now I struggle to get my ring on and off. It's to a point where I have to use washing up liquid to get it off. Today, I will be going into a tattoo parlour and have a "T" tattooed on my wedding ring finger to symbolise the fact I'm married. This way, I don't have to worry about different sizes, getting my ring resized or taking a ring off and on again when I'm working out.
May 26, 2021
Restarting my podcast
After taking a massive break, I have decided to restart my podcast. It will no longer be focusing on just fitness and mental health. It will be covering a whole range of general topics. If you'd like to create your own podcast series then you can get started for free on Anchor.fm. You can also check out my Anchor profile and leave your very own message.
May 25, 2021
Finding the ultimate fitness tracking device
I've always been interested in finding the ultimate tracking device and have used a few in the past, which I thought were excellent. However, I believe our search for the ultimate device may have come to an end. Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/MichaelBrooks
September 16, 2020
Workout as soon as you can after a holiday
Sometimes it can be tough to get back into a routine after a lovely holiday. I recommend if you workout to go back at the soonest possible date after returning home from a holiday, your body and soul will not regret it, even if it feels like the hardest workout you've done in a while. Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/MichaelBrooks
September 15, 2020
Eating healthy while on holiday
Last week we went away to Butlin's Minehead. And to eat healthily and stay on track, we took our Gousto box with us which was super helpful. If you'd like to learn more, then visit my referral link to get 50% off your first box. Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/MichaelBrooks
September 14, 2020
My morning Crossfit routine
My weekday consists of going to Crossfit most mornings at 6am and today's workout was pretty tough. If you fancy taking a look, then you can head to https://www.instagram.com/p/CE1WMhAJBQF/ and I challenge you to give it a try. If you enjoy this podcast, then please feel free to give me a rating on your favourite podcast platform. Subscribe to my newsletter: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/MichaelBrooks
September 7, 2020
Using Adobe Audition for creating my podcast
I could have probably created two episodes out of this since I'm talking about Adobe Audition and a funny moment that happened will in the gym today. If you want to send me any messages which will be played in the future, then you can send them on my Anchor profile. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
September 4, 2020
Food and nutrition when you have a busy lifestyle
I want to let you guys know of 2 very interesting companies that can make your life easier when it comes to cooking and eating at home. Join Gousto today and get 50% off your first box. https://cook.gousto.co.uk/raf/?promo_code=TIFFA41934723&utm_source=weblink Join Huel today and get £10 off your first order. https://huel.mention-me.com/m/ol/um1cw-ac9712fd00 If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
September 3, 2020
An Introduction to my Podcast
Hello everyone, This is my very first podcast and I honestly have no idea what I will talk about. This first episode is literally me just blabbering on and talking about the issues I had trying to record this darned episode. Here's a tip if you record audio in the browser, don't use and Chromium-based browser e.g. New Edge, Chrome, Brave etc. If you enjoyed this episode, please consider supporting me on Ko-Fi.
September 2, 2020