Yesterday I took a day off from poker. That means that I did not play poker either online or at a poker room.
I had planned to work on mowing the lawn or cleaning out the garage. But it was too hot and humid to do any of these things.
While I did not play poker, I did blog about poker, tweet about poker, read blogs about poker and I did think about poker.
Yesterday I got involved in “The Big Push” which is an effort by my son, Chris Brogan, to sell at least 768 copies of a book that he co-authored, Trust Agents: Using the Web to Build Influence, Improve Reputation, and Earn Trust.
To that effort, my wife Diane and I thought of five additional people that we could give a copy of the book to and we purchased five from Amazon.com We also retweeted his post and some of his tweets. Using some tweet search engines, we were able to follow most of the activity involved around @chrisbrogan using this link to IceRocket.Com. While we were limited to seeing only 1,000 of the last tweets, at that point in time, that was enough. The majority of the tweets were supportive of his efforts and some even contained links to pictures showing a person holding up a copy of the book they purchased. Some even went so far as to write a blog about Chris and Julien and their efforts to assist people in Social Media. They said it is time to show Chris and Julien that their efforts are appreciated by ordering a book at any of the locations listed on this post.
What do you do on your day off from poker? Do you still read and think about the game? do you get involved in other family activities? Does that help you to re-energize?