Firstly, TV is different. These poker players you're referring to know each player and their tendancies. They don't just bluff for no reason, they make well timed bluffs. Also I must point out, you're seeing edited footage meaning they have played many hands previously and the only good hands are shown which show bluffs/big pots etc. They don't show the nitty folds and all the crap and "normal" stuff that goes in to poker and the standard value bets and normal plays. The bluffs are just a select few hands, which are made to look like it's hand after hand, but it really is not.
You are also playing micros, people don't know hand ranges, they don't understand if they have two pair and someone over shoves that they should fold, they call because they have two pair so bluffing at the smallest stakes is pointless, it's not high stakes.
As for Annette comment, she did [b]NOT[b] win a bracelet not looking at their hold cards. It was some 180 man $4.00 MTT on pokerstars
, nothing "fancy" at all. It was only to merely point out the power of positional play.
Bluffing is far over rated, to many player (most new comers) want to "bluff" and I'm unsure as to why. There is no reason to bluff at the micros, just value bet every hand and it wins. Bluffing should only be used agaisnt players who have a good understanding of poker not some donkey at the micros.
Just keep bluffing next to nothing and play ABC poker and slowly introduce bluffing but only agaisnt the correct players and in a good spot, not just any random spot which makes no sense (This is what happens a lot)