AuthorJosh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

Out of gas

Well, I’ve survived. The Bucs have won the Super Bowl and it comes on the heels of the Rays making the World Series and the Lightning winning the Stanley Cup. Tampa has been on fire lately. You could consider it Title Town, USA at this point. Before it was just Tampa. Now it’s synonymous with the best sports and and the some of the most rapid population growth in the country. Covering...

One month of blogging every day

Blogging every day is a tough task. Life gets in the way and I have to play catchup. But I’m one month in and so far so good. Had a few delays, but I’m getting the job done. Some people ask why I blog every day. It’s a good question. I think it’s for accountability more than anything. I have so much going on in my life, I try to succeed in seeing things through. It’s...

I’ve joined TikTok but don’t ask me why

First off, I had to go to the website to see if it was Tik Tok or TikTok. That’s how out of touch I am. But I’ve joined TikTok and I’m still kinda wondering why I have. But one of my videos did blow up, so am I TikTok famous? By blow up, I mean 100K views. Seems big to me. Nothing near the range of these kiddies knocking out 1M views per day. You won’t find me lip synching...

Good help is hard to find

Well, at an affordable price for a home renovation contractor during a pandemic, that is. We bought our condo late last year and it’s in dire need of an upgrade. We started the process in September and we’re still here, waiting to begin. Still working to lock down our contractors. The issue appears to be the pandemic. People are stuck at home, so why not do some upgrades...

Should you actually care about where you store your content?

One of my favorite blogs to read is from Fred Wilson. He’s a Venture Capitalist and blogs every week day and has for decades. He was part of the reason for me to try to challenge myself to blog every day. So far, it’s been going well. Last year, not so much. This is all about where to store your content. But Fred brought up a good point today on the topic of where you should be...

The Bucs are headed to the Super Bowl

This is unbelievable. To see a team you root for head to the Super Bowl is an experience I’ve never well, experienced. I’ve been a lifelong Vikings fan. But since I’ve lived in Tampa for the last 6 years, I became a Bucs fan by proxy, and boy am I glad that happened. First off, Tom Brady came to down. The year started okay, but it was evident he was meshing with the team. Wins...

Bella is getting in to the soccer game

I grew up with baseball, basketball and football. At no time did I dabble in soccer. So at age 41, I’m afraid to say I can hardly recite the rules to the game. It’s all mush to me. Soccer wasn’t big in Central Minnesota coming up in mid-80s. However, hockey was. And I never played. So go figure. Regardless, I’m happy to see Bella branching out and trying something outside...

Take a walk

I’m far too busy. There’s no doubt about it. I find there are not enough hours of the day to complete what I need to get done. But it’s a dilemma I’ve created. And actually, I like to stay busy. When I’m not, I start to fidget. So there’s probably something psychological going on there – but I press on. Today we took a walk to the park to get just chill...

Hadrian X: the brick-laying robot

We just can’t keep up with technology. I can’t, at least. I was scrolling Instagram and for some reason I follow the hashtag #worldofengineering. Up pops a video of a machine called the Hadrian X. It’s a brick-laying robot and it can build the walls of a house in a DAY. What? I love cool technology. And as a former landscaper who built retaining walls and rip-rap shorelines...

Inauguration Day

Today was quite a day for the country. We watched as now former President Donald Trump boarded Marine One to depart the White House for the last time. We watched as Joe Biden became President Biden. We watched as the first woman – the first black woman – was sworn in as Vice President. Kamala Harris has changed history. This isn’t a political post. I won’t take sides. But...

Josh Benson

Josh Benson writes about the web, social media, entrepreneurship, television news and life in general. He covers the days news as a news anchor for WFLA-TV in Tampa, Florida. He's also a web designer/developer. He lives in Tampa, Florida with his wife Tara and two daughters Bella and Brooklyn.

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