Holy Shit Let’s Party!!
It’s the start of the new year and dammit I’m pumped. 2011 is over. Good goddamn riddance. The past is the past and it’s time for the new and the now.
In this post I’m gonna go wild n krazy and just talk some bullshit with you, go over my trilogy plan for BOLD & DETERMINED (but not too much), throw some pics in, maybe throw some links in to cool blogs, and maybe one or two other things.
The Background of BOLD & DETERMINED
I started BOLD & DETERMINED because I had a some things to say. I figured if people wanted to hear what I had to say then they would find my blog. For an entire year I simply wrote what I wanted to write. I knew next to nothing about blogging or the technical side and I didn’t bother to educate myself. I did zero advertising of the blog, I did zero SEO work for the blog, I left zero comments on other blogs. I just wrote what I wanted and steadily, as people who needed to find the blog found it, the readership began to grow and increase.
The obvious downside to that method is that I did not take the blog seriously. If I had nothing to say, or felt lazy, then I just simply wouldn’t post. I was also quite lazy about the backend side of blogging that you, as the reader, don’t likely know much about but is highly critical for the functionality, look and feel of the blog. When I did some work on the look of the blog and changed it to a much better look and feel is when productivity on this blog really started to sky-rocket (which was, perhaps un-coincidentally, right at the time of this blog post).
The End of the Beginning
The last three months have really been a whirlwind of traffic. When I look at the readership of the blog compared to 6 months ago, 3 months ago, or even 1 month ago, I often let out a “HOLY SHIT!“. The readership is big enough to turn to phase 2, the sequel, of BOLD & DETERMINED. This year. This year’s post will be of much higher quality than all of last years posts and there will be, conservatively, double the posts.
The trilogy and final act of BOLD & DETERMINED will come in 2013.
Regular readers know of the ruckus about The Hollywood Physique
There will be a post coming soon about this. You can wait for that post to make a comment about it.
A Message for the Real Dealers
So there is no confusion: I now view this blog as business and not just art.
What does that mean for you?
Better, and more, free content to read.
I was sitting in a coffee shop a couple weeks ago, smoking a cigar and staring out the window. I was working on a piece for the blog and it hit me like a ton of bricks: I’m working for free. It struck me right then and there that I have only two options for the future of the blog: Go full throttle or delete it all and watch it burn. I have chosen to go full throttle. And you’re going to be able to read all about it.
I’ve got some informative posts about making a dollar and a cent online coming soon. Some of you killers looking to make some money online may be very interested to read about it.
Now, some of the readers expressed a disinterest in me earning money for my valuable time that I spend here on BOLD & DETERMINED. At this time I would kindly and warmly like to invite those readers to click on the “X” in the upper right hand screen of their browser.
Odds and Ends
My Favorite Posts:
My real deal favorite posts are the ones that get me fired up for the gym.
Those are the fun posts. I goddamn love to pump iron. All the other stuff I write about is work.
Here are some blogs I dig:
In Bona Fide - A blog that only links to other blog posts. I dig this site for two reasons: A) You can always find some cool posts you would have never otherwise seen and B) Ferdinand Bardamu sends me traffic from here. Be careful though, you can spend all damn day going through the archives.
Sovereign Man – “There are two ways to sleep well at night.. Be ignorant or be prepared“.
Leangains – Intermittent Fasting for Fat Loss. The holy grail blog of Intermittent Fasting.
Grerp – I’m gonna throw you guys a curveball and send you to the only female written blog I read. If you ever want to get married I would highly suggest giving grerp a read. If you feel like something is “off” or missing in your relationships grerp may just open your eyes a little.
Smart Passive Income - Pretty good stuff for the aspiring internet entrepreneurs.
Leave some comment feedback:
I’m gonna toss a “Favorites” link in the sidebar for all the best-of posts, so the new readers can get up to speed. Leave a comment or send me an e-mail and tell me what posts you think I should put there.
If there’s something you want to read more about, let me know via comments or e-mail. I know a lot of you guys are interested in the dating thing (i.e. The Gentleman’s Guide to Modern American Dating), a lot of you guys are into the blogging thing, a whole truckload of you are into the weights but let me know what are you most interested in.
Or just stop by and say hi.
And for you other real dealers I have some good stuff coming your way this month and this year. In particular, I know there’s a hell of a lot of regular readers who don’t comment but who are looking for some more of that brand of kick ass that BOLD & DETERMINED provides. I got you covered, boys. And I’m the same way, I have left maybe 5 comments on blogs in my entire life.
Keep Killin’ and Real Dealin’