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Eleven Tips to Create a Great Blog

Oct 3, 2011 | 8 Comments

So you want to create a kick-ass blog?  Good for you.  Bloggers play an increasingly important role in our society.  We’re the journalists of a new generation.  The internet has done a wonderful job of democratizing information.  No longer do you have to jump through the traditional hoops that prevented the masses from having a voice.  There are no gatekeepers on the Interwebs.  There’s no need for a journalism degree or even training as a professional writer.

Build a Kick-Ass Blog By Creating a Kick-Ass Brand

May 26, 2011 | 12 Comments

Why a post on building a blog?  Simple- I want each and every one of my readers to start blogging.  It is one of the most efficient ways to build a HUGE database of great barefoot running stories, which helps me reach my goal of changing the running world.  Let’s face it… A LOT of you guys have some amazingly inspiring stories.  Anyway…

I’m not much of a marketer or a businessperson.  My strategy in both is […]

Live a F@#$ing Awesome Life

May 23, 2011 | 8 Comments

Every once in awhile you come across something the touches the very core of your existence.  It causes you to step back and take a good, hard look at your life.  It may inspire you to make a dramatic change, or it may affirm decisions already made.

About six months ago, I had one of these moments.  While Stumbling around on the Interwebs, I came across a commencement speech Steve Jobs, the co-founder of Apple, gave at […]

So You Want to Write a Book? Self-Publishing Versus Traditional Publishing

Feb 12, 2011 | 5 Comments

Okay, this post is not at all related to running, barefoot or otherwise. Based on the popularity of my “How to be a Blogger” post, I decided to share some more information from my experiences. In this case, my experiences with writing my book.

Specifically, I am going to explore the publishing issue.  If you are an aspiring writer, should you seek out a traditional publisher?  Or should you publish the book yourself?  […]

How To Get Free Shoes, Running Gear, and Blow-up “Love Companions”: A Guide To Running Blogger Nirvana

Feb 3, 2011 | 9 Comments

I have a bunch of friends that have started blogging.  A few have asked me how to break into the word of product reviewing.  A few more have asked me how to generate more traffic to their blogs.  While many resources exist, none are dedicated to runners in general or barefoot runners in particular.

These steps will assume you are interested in creating a blog that will allow you to review products or sell advertising space.  If […]

Writing Skillz

Nov 5, 2010 | 7 Comments

Okay, this post is going to deviate from my normal topics more so than usual.  Since many of my readers are also bloggers (or at least spend lots of time on forums and Facebook), it may be relevant.

Donald of the excellent Running and Rambling blog recently reviewed the second edition of my book.  I chuckled toward the end of the review when Donald noted the disjointed nature of the second […]