Calling all First-Year Bloggers

Papi Knox

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I'm new to blogging. Use to scoff at it since I based my previous businesses on email marketing exclusively. Highly profitable, but I realize I can compound that work with a blog, podcast, and youtube page. This year my focus is the blog.

I want to connect with other bloggers here, preferably within their first 18-months.

I write 3x a week on topics of food, money, and sex. Centered around how to live the life of a "modern caveman"— A man who knows his biological wiring and works with it instead of against it as Society tells you. I think I'm settled with the name Modern Caveman as my site, but it's for sale at $4K. Gonna use my name as the domain.


I love the process.

I have 32 articles published. Next month scheduled. Plus 204 slated ideas that need reworking.

Tons of mistakes, but I update and improve as I go. The idea is to blast thorugh 18-months of articles or 216 articles, 45 done, and only 175 to go.

What's your experience? What are you working on? What's challenging you now?

Let's talk and do the work side-by-side.

This summer (June 21) I want to start collaborating with other bloggers, drive traffic with paid ads, and overall set the foundation to start making liveable income with this.
 

Mad Pirate Carl

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Hey Caveman,

One of my projects is a weight loss book. I wrote it a few years ago and have been barely trying to sell it. I bought an entrepreneur course (that is something like Caleb's) by Ramit Sethi called Zero To Launch. Pretty good course, but a bit pricey. These are the things I'm doing:
  1. I have blog posts in varying states of being finished, ranging from titles, to started, to nearly complete, complete, and published. I try to write several times a week, on whatever blog post I feel good about that day. At any given time, I have about 5 ready to publish. In addition, I aim for either 2 minute or 4 minute reading times.
  2. There are three different methods of reaching people. One is called the 1-2 punch, where you find successful bloggers in your field and send them an email for advice, incorporate their advice should they give it to you, then turn around and offer to write a guest post. The second is Find the Fishing Holes. You identify sites where people go to find the info you are selling and comment, write posts, etc., while at the same time, subtly letting them know about your site. The third method is using a site like fiverr.com or upwork.com to hire someone to send targeted traffic to your site.
  3. I keep track of a large list of things I need to do and continually add to it. I then work in sprints. I prioritize the list into current sprint, next sprint, and do later. Then, I work on the tasks in current sprint until I'm finished.
Right now, all I have is the book, in the future, I need to add more products:
  • Video course
  • Audio book
  • White label drop shipped supplements or find a supplement partner
  • White label drop shipped exercise equipment or find an equipment partner
The final thing I plan to do is go an order of magnitude beyond standard goal setting, where I break down the goals into daily actionable steps. Every day, If I do those actions, I work a little closer to the goal. This is a work in progress because it is very detailed.
 

Papi Knox

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I'm familiar with Sethi and that course. Cool.

Ya got the whole plan set, and that system works for so many people. Pace yourself though, you have a lot on your plate that isn't relevant right now.

I'd say focus on content. When you have posts published and a system to schedule more on demand, then commit to marketing. That way you're doing what you need, and learning how to manage adding more to your plate as you go.

Take it slow. Pace yourself. Don't burnout before you save the market you want to help.

Also brag brother, share a link to what you're building.
 

Mad Pirate Carl

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I know what you mean by pacing. I am trying to do quite a bit, and I get so hyper-focused, that some of the daily tasks I need to do get missed.

These are my sites:
  • www.mmaweightlosssecrets.com ==> obviously weight loss book
  • www.shuhbang.com ==> Music licensing with a twist. Subscription only, and I currently have registration turned off. I will provide login info to my dev site if someone wishes to check it out.
 

Papi Knox

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I would focus on one task brother.

For instance focus on publishing your five articles. Every day focus on them, until the task is done. Then when it's done in a few hours or days, move to the next task.

That way you're getting things done, and can learn from them being out in the wild. It'll definitely give you more momentum and validation too.
 

TheMaleBrain

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I'm new to blogging. Use to scoff at it since I based my previous businesses on email marketing exclusively. Highly profitable, but I realize I can compound that work with a blog, podcast, and youtube page. This year my focus is the blog.

I want to connect with other bloggers here, preferably within their first 18-months.

I write 3x a week on topics of food, money, and sex. Centered around how to live the life of a "modern caveman"— A man who knows his biological wiring and works with it instead of against it as Society tells you. I think I'm settled with the name Modern Caveman as my site, but it's for sale at $4K. Gonna use my name as the domain.


I love the process.

I have 32 articles published. Next month scheduled. Plus 204 slated ideas that need reworking.

Tons of mistakes, but I update and improve as I go. The idea is to blast thorugh 18-months of articles or 216 articles, 45 done, and only 175 to go.

What's your experience? What are you working on? What's challenging you now?

Let's talk and do the work side-by-side.

This summer (June 21) I want to start collaborating with other bloggers, drive traffic with paid ads, and overall set the foundation to start making liveable income with this.
I blogged during 2006-2011, for fun. Actually made chunk change, but it wasn't for the money.
I'm contemplating 2 blogs:
One - an Israeli Alpha 2.0 type of blog. The manosphere is weak here and there is almost no one writing about it.
Second - professional blog on my company website (it's a family owned consulting firm). That's a higher priority.

My main issues/problems:
  1. Motivation - I'll admit that I'm currently having low motivation to do it. Both.
  2. Per the first blog - I need to do it anonymously. I have kids and don't want to hurt them as this is not all acceptable by mainstream Israelis. Doxxing may hurt my family, and it is a big concern.
 

joelsuf

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Doxxing may hurt my family, and it is a big concern.
You need to be insanely popular for that to happen, even if you do "manosphere" related stuff.

I've blogged for the last three years for fun. Haven't made any real money from it yet because I haven't been serious with building an email list and stuff. I keep worrying I'm gonna do it wrong for some reason.

Aren't Israelis massive alpha 1s? That's how my family is there. Don't think alpha 1s would be ones to attack an alpha 2 blog.
 

TheMaleBrain

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You need to be insanely popular for that to happen, even if you do "manosphere" related stuff.
No. The problem arises from people who may know you.
That shit may hit the fan at random. I'm concerned about a scenario in which someone who knows me finds out, then spreads it. Then people who know me start inquiring and it gets to my kids. It's less work related and more about family.
Israelis are not that good when it comes to keeping it to themselves.
When one has family (=young kids), it makes you think twice.

I'm not calling it a "highly likely" scenario, but it has more than 2% chance. I did question anonymous bloggers (e.g) and got some interesting advice on the HOW-TO.

Aren't Israelis massive alpha 1s? That's how my family is there. Don't think alpha 1.0s would be ones to attack an alpha 2 blog.
Good call. Haven't thought that one through. One of my MLTRs took me on a work-vacation weekend. I talked to some of her co-workers and you'll be surprised. They don't know how 2.0 I'm, but they saw glimpses of it. It was a massive backlash.
Israelis are herd creature (to some extent). Remember that 1.0s are invested heavily in their position. A lot of people having deep rooted believes may attack you if you "hurt" their ego-invested-worldview.

AND - if you are coming here, let's meet.
 

Papi Knox

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Second - professional blog on my company website (it's a family owned consulting firm). That's a higher priority.
Start here since there's money

As for the second blog, lead by example. Don't teach but share what you do

You can easily do both each week and hit basic goals

My blog is anonymous in name only, would you consider that? (my Dad didn't name me Papi Knox)

No. The problem arises from people who may know you.
That shit may hit the fan at random. I'm concerned about a scenario in which someone who knows me finds out, then spreads it. Then people who know me start inquiring and it gets to my kids. It's less work related and more about family.
Reputation is all you have. Treat it with respect, and do and say nothing you would be ashamed to have known about you by your children. That's how I live every single day, and I don't have children yet.

That said, if you are ashamed of your beliefs, your issue is not reputation management, it's respecting yourself and living/working with like-minded people.

Sounds like you need to invest in your network more than anything. If you truly wan to make money, you're going to have to find real men working on real projects, in the real world, who don't have time to worry about doxxing because they can't be doxxed since their social network mirrors their beliefs

Stop hanging with clowns and giving them the power to ruin your life OR change nothing and make money with the clowns until you can establish said network and prestige
 

TheMaleBrain

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Start here since there's money

As for the second blog, lead by example. Don't teach but share what you do

You can easily do both each week and hit basic goals

My blog is anonymous in name only, would you consider that? (my Dad didn't name me Papi Knox)
Noted. I want more "tighter" security.

Reputation is all you have. Treat it with respect, and do and say nothing you would be ashamed to have known about you by your children. That's how I live every single day, and I don't have children yet.

That said, if you are ashamed of your beliefs, your issue is not reputation management, it's respecting yourself and living/working with like-minded people.
More than that. Israel is less atomized. The community is important.
Having kids means you need to worry also about someone else.
I teach my kids that it is up to them, but it is ok not to be monogamous - as long as there is consent.

Sounds like you need to invest in your network more than anything. If you truly wan to make money, you're going to have to find real men working on real projects, in the real world, who don't have time to worry about doxxing because they can't be doxxed since their social network mirrors their beliefs

Stop hanging with clowns and giving them the power to ruin your life OR change nothing and make money with the clowns until you can establish said network and prestige
I hear you.
Network is important. I invest in LinkedIN (early adopter, almost 11K direct contacts).
I don't hang with "clowns". The issue is not my friends, but the influence on my kids. This may come from other people who are not my friends.
Most of my friends know how I live my life (MLTR and all). They approve, even if most choose otherwise.
 

Papi Knox

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Having kids means you need to worry also about someone else.
I"m confused, what are you worried about exactly happening?

From what you've written it seems there's no practical conceivable harm

What "influence" are you seeing that is not being communicated in your words?
 

TheMaleBrain

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I"m confused, what are you worried about exactly happening?

From what you've written it seems there's no practical conceivable harm

What "influence" are you seeing that is not being communicated in your words?
In communication - the sender is responsible for comprehension. So it seems I wasn't clear.

2 issues come to mind, based on past experience:
First - my sister in law is a rabid feminist. There are quite a few of those around. She strongly disapproves of my conduct, to the point that it sabotaged (to some extent) the relationship between me and my brother.
Second - last decade when I blogged, there was a case in which I shared personal information and got heavy backlash from my (then) wife (now Ex).
Those two cases taught me that the "Don't ask - Don't tell" is probably the best option.
Optional scenarios - a teacher being mean to my kids, due to "ideology". One of the kids moms finds out and spreads rumors on my kids (happened once in kindergarten to another kid). Or other kids pick on mine after finding out.
Those scenarios are less likely, but I put them above the 2% probability. Some of them did happen in real life (to other people).

When I'll blog (and I recognize I need the motivation for it. stated above) it will be anonymously. Until the kids are "old enough" for me to blog under my real name.
 

Papi Knox

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2 issues come to mind, based on past experience:
What you're describing is just life

We ALL go through the above in some way or another

People disagreeing with us, people close to us going their separate ways, relationships built on weak foundations falling apart inevitably, authority figures who expect our respect but don't deserve it, and more

NONE of the above dictates a need for concern, or fear of doxxing

It'd be more concerning if they didn't happen to you in your lifetime

You're a father, it's your role to teach your children about such things... why they happen, how they happen, and what to do as they happen to them, and why it's not a big deal

In order to teach that you have to live it, and believe it, and through example show them

Especially right now because what you've described is nothing compared to the ridicule coming because of the New World in Lockdown and post-Lockdown

Regardless of what you do next, keep this in mind so you don't make a mountain out of a molehill

The mountains are coming with true pain and suffering
 
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