My friends will tell you that I
often usually forget to say thank you. This isn’t one of those times. Thanks for becoming part of my writing. I am enjoying every minute of it! It wouldn’t be nearly as much fun without you, and all the other people who read and subscribe and more importantly comment.
Through sharing my writing, I’ve been able to develop my team and my social circle into something that has presented opportunities for everyone. I write for two other publications and I am in the process of being part of an anthology of writers.
In less than a year, I’ve been able to connect with diverse and interesting people all over the world that I never would have met otherwise. I’ve been able to help, and be helped by people who understand why I write. If I can help you, the person reading this right now, with any of my insight or life experience just let me know.
Alternatively, be sure to keep sending information and opportunities my way. If you have any questions about what I’ve done professionally, take a look at my CV/Resume and feel free to pass it on to anyone you like.
On a whim, I dug into my site statistics and was quite surprised. Largely due to seeing what articles I’ve written that are the most read and/or commented on. Lets see if you are as surprised as I am.
In order of the most commented on look at this list. Note the difference between that, and the most popular viewed!
1) My Family History: Struggle and Accomplishment, my first article and the start of it all. I understand why it came in first.
2) Men: Do Something Painful & Seek Discomfort, one of my most recent. It affected a lot of people, and it spread across several websites and social networks. Thanks for that. Be sure to spread any and all of my work that you enjoy.
3) The Reason Men Are In Charge. This generated quite a few private emails and messages, it was also the first tip I had that so many woman read my writing. Most common reason cited “You are just so open about what you think, I like that”. Odd that being clear on opinions has become a rare and endearing trait in men. Still, I have no qualms about capitalizing on other men’s lack of testicular fortitude!
4) Moment, Defined. This was one of my proudest moments. I was able to help a friend and spur countless people to action.
5) On The Murder Of Trayvon Martin. I don’t wade into racial issues or racism as often as legitimate opportunities present themselves, however this time I had to open up.
6) Get Home Bag! The need for self-reliance has not been this dire in my generation.
Most viewed only shared one article in common! Yet these are the most widely read and shared articles I’ve written. By quite a large margin!
1) GORE. Easily one of the most fun adventures I had been on in a while. I am glad so many people enjoy reading it and sharing it.
2) Tarot, Dishonored. Because I am a man of many diverse and often unexpected talents.
3) On The Murder Of Trayvon Martin. This is the only place where what people comment on and what people share the most and read the most intersect. Why?!
4) Blacksmithing, Extreme Mens-Tech(™)! I would like to believe that with as many views as this article has had, backyard blacksmithing operations are popping up all over the world. Share what you’ve done!
5) Extreme Living Through The Eyes Of Audrey, Bodybuilding Champion! One of my best podcasts! Audrey went from where she was to where she wanted to be with no shortcuts or distractions. Listen!
6) Deep Ellum: Painted Rocks and Women Peeling Panties Off! Deep Ellum is definitely a place where people can express themselves and it opened up areas of the arts that I hadn’t seen before. I’ll be adventuring there again!
I can’t see a common thread. So, why such extreme disparities between what you like to read, and what you’ll comment on?
If what I wrote is interesting or you enjoyed it, send $5 in BitCoin to this address.
It’ll buy me coffee to fuel my mind while I write!
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