…For one day
I hope you’ll excuse my little trickery with the headline. I wrote it to get your attention and talk about an important change on this site.
Today marks one whole year of a blogging streak. February 15th, 2010 was the last time I missed a day of posting. I don’t know how I managed to maintain this streak. Especially since I lived out of a backpack for seven months.
Tomorrow marks another special occasion. I’ll wake up, log into my computer, and for the first time in a year, I won’t read the responses to my latest post.
That’s because there won’t BE a post!
Yup, I’ve decided to take a day off.
Well, to answer that, let me talk about one of the greatest “streakers” ever: Cal Ripken Jr.
A Lesson from Cal…
If you know baseball, then you’ve probably heard about Cal’s streak of 2,632 consecutive games played. From May of 1982 to September of 1998, he never missed a game.
What’s curious about this streak is one day he simply called it quits. He wasn’t injured or taken out of the game. One day Cal simply decided that he wasn’t going to play.
Now I’m not trying to compare myself to Cal Ripken. The man is a living legend. I guess what I mean is Cal ended the streak on his terms. One day he decided it was time to quit.
Tomorrow is my Cal Ripken Jr. day. I’m ending this streak at the nice, neat mark of one year of blogging.
Why Should YOU Care?
I know this post is a little self-serving. So you might be wondering what’s in it for you?
Well, I’ve decided to reduce my blogging to 3 or 4 posts a week. The quantity will go down. But it’s my goal to dramatically increase the quality.
I’ve decided to refocus my energy. Each post will be filled with actionable, information-packed content. I want readers to get a lot of benefit from everything I write.
No longer will I post something just to keep a streak alive. It’s my aim to make this blog the best site on the Internet Lifestyle.
While I’m blogging less, I’m still very busy with a number of projects:
1. My YouTube Channel: I’ve decided to dive in and go after YouTube. I’m learning a lot about this technique and I think it’s going to be the number one source of traffic to my blog/email newsletter. To see what I’m doing, subscribe to my YouTube channel.
2. Affiliate Marketing without the Bulls**t: I’m writing my first information product for the Internet lifestyle niche. It’s aptly named Affiliate Marketing without the Bulls**t. Basically it’s a step-by-step system that contains everything I’ve learned in the last few years.
The way I’m positioning this course is it doesn’t follow the get rich quick format I see with other eBooks. Instead it’ll provide a no-nonsense approach to building a legitimate affiliate business that earns a full-time income.
Actually I just finished the rough draft. It’s at the 70,000 word mark. So it’s going to need a lot of editing and rewriting. I hope to have this product completed by the end of April.
3. Go Large Project: As you probably know, I’m also doing the Go Large Project. This is an attempt to maximize earnings with my affiliate marketing business. What I learn will be put into my course, posts on this blog, and videos on the YouTube channel. While I like earning extra money, I’m mostly doing this to provide more content on these different channels.
A Big Thanks!
Anyway, back to the main point of this post.
I’m glad I blogged for an entire year without missing a day. But I’m equally happy that I’m slowing down.
I thank you for reading my posts – Specifically the really long articles. It’s been a lot of fun writing them and I look forward to providing a lot more value in the months to come!
So no post tomorrow.
Instead I’m gonna have a beer!To Your "Internet Lifestyle",