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I'm not sure if I mentioned some of this already, so I'll explain what's happening with LN this year.
LifeNomadic.com is no longer a blog. We've decided to make it a resource site for nomads and hardcore travelers. We're working hard on it now and it will be up very soon.
Instead of blogging on LifeNomadic.com, we're blogging on Gadling this year. Gadling is the most popular travel blog on the internet, which means that our articles will be read by millions instead of hundreds. This gives us more incentive to produce really high quality posts and videos, and to make them more often.
(First, a very quick apology for not writing recently. Todd and I are working hard on Life Nomadic and there will soon be an overabundance of stuff to read. If you haven't seen it yet, you can check out our first video here. Watch it in HD if possible.)
As you surely know, I live a very transparent life. I don't lie about anything, try to hide anything from anyone, and take it one step further and make it all as public as possible. The only exception is when other people ask me not to repeat things they tell me. You can't imagine how many posts that's quashed.
Steve and I have a long but sparse history. By the time I'd first heard of him years ago, I'd tried,and failed,to do the polyphasic sleep schedule twice. When he started to experiment with it, tons of people sent me links to his site.
His first day was like mine, so was the second, and so was the third. On the fourth day I wrote him an e-mail giving him some tips and letting him know that it was about to get a lot harder. Day four was hell and I'd never made it through five.
He wrote back and said something like, "Thanks for the advice, although I refuse to consider the possibility that I might fail."
I thought, "What an idiot. That guy has no idea what he's in for."
Day four came along and his post mirrored my experiences exactly. On day five I woke up, went to his site, and saw that there was no day 5.
I really should have posted this earlier...
I'm going to be on the Pickup Podcast radio show TODAY at 11am EST on Sirius channel 108.
If you don't have Sirius, I believe I will be able to link to an online copy of the show.
A looong time ago I mentioned that Annie was going to start a blog. Well, I'm happy to say that that day has come!
The best kind of blog is a blog about a niche subject that's so well written and universally useful that even people read it even if they have no connection to that niche. My blog isn't one of those.
I'm about as ignorant as they come when it comes to ballet. Annie is the exact opposite (on of very few opposites we have), and her posts so far have that "niche but universal" quality that makes a blog so good.
I was recently nominated by a reader (thanks, whoever you are) for the Texas Social Media Awards.
Judges choose the winner based on the comments that people leave about the bloggers and their sites. If you'd like to leave a comment for me I'd be grateful.
To see the nominees, click here: http://www.statesman.com/news/content/standing/awardnominees.html
I think a lot can be changed just by looking at something from a different angle.
A friend mentioned that this blog has been quiet a while. Yeah, I told him, I've been working on Life Nomadic. That's part of it, but it's not everything. Sometimes I'm struck with inspiration and can't wait to get a post out. Sometimes, like a kid running across the lawn, I just want to write for the sake of writing and I crank out three or four posts.
But sometimes it feels like an obligation. Something that I should do, or something that I have to do.
Hey guys. The first site, Daily 15, has been taken over since I decided to focus one one project. The guy taking it over is named Murphy, a long time reader and Forum member. I chose him because he is really excited about the project, has a lot good ideas for it, and is really interested in getting other people involved and getting their input.
This note from him:
Hey I'm Murphy. I took over the running of Daily 15 from Tynan about a month ago.
Hey. I know it's been over a week since I posted last, and I'm sorry about that. This is going to be a disappointing post, and I'm sorry about that too.
Life Nomadic has, as planned, become my full time focus. It's not that I don't have time to write, but I'm currently writing tons of content for the site and I feel too drained to get into another big long thing here.
Once we launch the site in the next week or two, things will get back to normal.
I was so close to the end today that I had to push through and finish. My schedule is normally 35 new Kanji per day, but today I did 78.
And what a sweet victory it is.