Ever since my last post e-mails have poured in and I probably have about 4-5 solid contenders for each site. A lot of people have mentioned recently how much they like Best in the Land. The good news is that it will definitely be started up again soon, as will Daily 15.
The only bad news is that it's REALLY difficult to choose. The hardest decisions to make are those where you have several good options, and I have about four of those decisions to make. My challenge is to press on and make the best decision I can, instead of just deliberating forever.
Tough decisions are sometimes the decisions that matter least. If you're torn between two options, then probably one of them isn't significantly better or worse. If it was, it would be an easy decision.
This sort of reminds me of a project I had that never came to light. I decided I was going to have a once monthly "Hot girls and Tynan in Austin" feature. I was just going to find a couple hot girls on Craigslist, go to some famous Austin monument and take photos and post them here.
I put an ad on Craigslist and got TONS of replies. Some were easy to weed out, but I had too many hot girls to choose from at the end. Paralyzed by a too-many-good-options decision, I never did it.
Anyway, I'm hoping that by next week I will have found homes for all of my projects.
Work on Life Nomadic is going really well. Todd and I are doing a lot behind the scenes to make it spectacular (both the trip and the site). If you go to the site now you can put in your e-mail to get notified when we launch. If you read this site regularly, there's no need to do that.... I'll mention it here.
I have less than three weeks left in Austin. Soon I'll be heading up to the Northeast where I'll leave for Life Nomadic 09.
Sure, putting things that you put so much of your time into is a difficult decision. But the right one if you can still benefit from them wile being in a Ã¢â‚¬Å“hands offÃ¢â‚¬ situation so you can concentrate on the site where your passion is
Come on, man! I wanna see "2HB+Tynan @ Austin". Hell, with LN, you could do "2HB+Todd+Tynan around the world".
Come on man! I want to see "2HB+Tynan in Austin". Hell, with LN, it could be "2HB+Todd+Tynan around the world".
There's been a lot of chatter on the comments recently about me not following through, most of it deserved. Throughout my life one of my struggles has been to focus on one thing and follow it through. I used to be totally incapable of it, but over the years have gotten better. There are a lot of things that I have followed through with (my diet, writing this blog, etc.) as well as plenty that I haven't.
Once in a while I feel, for whatever reason, that I've conquered it, and I announce it to the world. While I'm on the topic of admitting faults, another is that I tend to prematurely announce things sometimes. As a reader, you already know that.
I understand your frustration when you read about something I say I'm going to do, get excited about seeing it happen, and then it falls off the radar. If it's any consolation, I'm acutely aware of these things and am similarly frustrated.
I love San Francisco so much that every time I return here from a trip, I resolve to stay for a while and enjoy the city. That never happens. Next week I'm going to Tahoe, then Vegas the following weekend, and then to Austin for SXSW the week after that. Cabo or Hawaii follows in early March, but in late April comes the most exciting upcoming trip: a sixteen day cruise to Rome.
Cruises are full of old people. As best I can tell, that's because young people haven't figured out how awesome and cheap they can be. In fact, I can easily say that of all the travel I've done, cruises probably represent the best bang for the buck.
Before I tell you how to get them cheap, let me tell you why cruises, especially long duration one-way cruises are amazing.
One of my favorite aspects of cruises is that they can take you to places you may not otherwise visit. For example, the cruise my friends and I are taking stops in the Azores, Seville (Spain), Valencia (Spain), Barcelona, Monte Carlo, and Rome. Without cruising, I probably would never make it to the Azores, and those southern Spanish cities are unlikely as well. They're just too remote and too expensive to come up at the top of my list when choosing a trip.