Happy Saturday, everyone. I've got a million important yet totally boring things I have to do today, so I'm going to skip writing a long article. However, I have a few that I've been working on for next week that should be pretty good.
Right now I kinda write the blog on blind faith. I don't really know exactly what people expect from the site - I just try to balance between useful advice, funny stories, and a bit of what's going on in my life at the moment. My goal is for this to be the site you check every day, having no idea what you might be reading about next, but knowing that it will be interesting. But I'm curious - is there anything you'd like to see different around here? Is there a topic you wish I'd write about? Do you want more of any one type of post? Less? Is there anything about the site that's really annoying (yeah, yeah... I put at Home button at the top)? If you have any suggestions, I'd really love to hear them either in the comments here or by e-mail.
The blog is becoming more and more successful in terms of traffic. I average about 3000 visitors per day if you include the huge spikes from the more popular stories. It seems like we have a good portion of the people who comment on the blog, which is what I personally think makes it really interesting. I'm really grateful for every person who reads and/or replies in the comments here. I read every comment, and I'm flattered that people take the time to post them.
I have a lot of really cool plans for this site to make it more unique and to get readers more involved, but I'm waiting to hit a certain level of traffic before implementing them. Thanks again for reading, and stay tuned for some cool articles this week...
How do you afford to just do awesome stuff all day (or most of the day)? I guess this is a "how do you make money?" question, but I'm sure the complete answer would include more than just your financial situation...I've been reading your site faithfully for over a year, and I've been wondering that the whole time.
Why don't you set up an online application form for girls to go on a date with you like Tucker Max has.
Hey guys, thanks a ton for the feedback - it's really helpful to me.
The most interesting thing to learn is that the articles that got me the most publicity aren't the most enjoyed.
Also, it makes me glad to hear that people want to hear about my everyday life. I was making an effort to keep that out of the blog because so many blogs are about people's everyday lives, and there are very few of those that I enjoy,
The Reel Deal - I'll get into that as I go. I have some really exciting things coming up, but a lot of it has to be kept under wraps. Suffice to say that it should be MUCH bigger than gambling, and probably a lot more interesting too. Also, I will be selling the e-mail addresses of everyone who posts comments. :P
I'm interested in hearing about your business plans and initial strategy for subsisting in your post-gambling era.
Its very interesting hearing your take on the venetian arts and how to improve your life in general.
Its interesting to see someone who is self-aware and in tune.
I think you are ahead of your time.
I just got back from a Dallas Lair meeting where we had Captain Jack, Gabriel (from Austin Society) and Linda Burt (trainer with Tad James). Really great stuff.
Someone mentioned that I should get on here and look for one of your friends who has some cool stuff to say. And so I am here.
Your site is called "Better Than your Boyfriend". Which implies that you're more of a man than "her boyfriend".
You told me once that you were given permission to teach a certain method and that the person in question was cool about that.
Well dude, with this much support, get off your ass and do it.
There's gonna be a movie coming out and you might even be interviewed and played by some famous actor who is much taller and less smooth than the real guy.
Now is the time.
I just found this today and I agree with the previous comments about the content. Motivation for life style change is what interests me most but everything I have read so far has been interesting. Please don't sell my e-mail address.
Just wanted to a take a minute and talk about this blog.
The recent trend of people making a living off of their blogs had a lot of appeal to me. I do more interesting stuff than anyone I know - why not write about it? I also enjoy writing and sharing my stories with other people. I have a lot of theories, do a lot of crazy experiments, and take a lot of... calculated risks.
My primary source of income was a business I started six years ago that was very successful, but came to a screeching halt. In a way I was glad, though... I was sick of doing it. I'm working on a lot of projects, frantically trying to see what will catch on next. I'm hoping it's this blog.
Has it only been a few months since we started? It feels like much longer, there's already a strong and vibrant and insightful group of people communicating here at SebastianMarshall.com - I'm really pleased and happy to have a good crew reading, commenting, emailing me, getting into good discussions and thinking.
A tricky thing for most people building a website is to nail down these questions - "Who is this website for? What do I want to do with this?"
It's easy for me. The site is for people like me who wish to do a lot of important things, to communicate, to think more clearly, to become prolific, to grow in strength and virtue. I create on the topics that are important to doing important things.
The people who this resonates with are always welcome to come visit and gain in strength and knowledge here, to build, to hopefully be inspired, to communicate, to do good things. The people who the site appeals to are its audience, and I won't be trying to persuade anyone to join us who these topics do not appeal to at the current stage in their life.
I've got a number of good comments I'd like to share. This was the second half of a comment from yesterday's post, me wondering about technology.