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.
Wow. We've had over 10,000 visitors in the last 24 hours. It started with "How do I write so much, you ask? Well, glad you asked -" hitting the front page of Hacker News, but then there's been a steady stream of tweets and blog referrals. It's been crazy, and it's still going. After it settles down I'll do an analysis post on the traffic, comments, emails I've gotten, etc.
This leaves me scratching my head - hmm, I now have a lot of new visitors and readers (hi, welcome, glad you're onboard). And like I said in "How do I write so much?", I don't think someone can exactly control the quality of their output. You give your best, but you're not always firing at your highest level.
So I'm cheating, and I'm producing a best-of here. I took the best posts on here, and grouped them in a way so you can find exactly what you're looking for. I'd also like to invite you to comment on which you like, make suggestions, ask questions - I read every comment. Alright, here we go -
Want to get more done?The Evolution of My Time/Habit/Life Tracking (probably my best post on getting more done)The Joys of Public AccountabilityMore About Intek – Knowing a Skill vs. Living a SkillSome General Life GoalsGuest Post: On Being On-Track With Obsessive TasksWhy Isn’t My Book Done?Fill Up Your Dead TimeNew Word: intekPositive Sum Games Don’t Require Natural TalentQuitting Spectator SportsBecoming Prolific
My Philosophy:Me? I’m a strategistI think greatness is something you do, not something you areGuest Post: Greatness and HumilityBecoming a Liberal and Magnificent TipperWhy Build? Because I Like HumanityProducing is a Million Times Better Than ConsumingLuck Doesn’t ExistRule an Empire, Fistful of RiceBad Stuff That’s Happened to You = Expensive Lessons You’ve Already Paid ForIf luck doesn’t exist, then should we give way to fatalism?Cowboy ScienceWe All Get 24 Hours…Watching the LightningObserving the PainA Lot of Victory is Just Walking Around