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Old 03-06-2009, 20:50   #1
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Critique My Blog!

Just updated my blog and I was hoping to get the opinions of you all. Take care and feel free to shoot me straight. A bold move, I know, but sometimes life requires that. Mediocrity is not doing it for me.

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Thanks for any input anyone has. Hope to see you out there!
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Old 03-06-2009, 22:16   #2
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I like it!
I could tell right away what you were about and I especially liked the flavor added by the countdown, the photos of Tonga, and the weather there. nice touch!

For me, the biggest turn off for cruising/ boat blogs are "log book" entries.
SNORE. The weather was X, we raised anchor, we set the course to X, the wind shifted, so and so fixed X for lunch, *YAWN* You sail around the world and you haven't got any STORIES to tell?

I like short, photo heavy, stories with a point or inspiration, and helpful tips and tricks.

I look forward to following along on your adventure.

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Old 03-06-2009, 23:17   #3
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I agree, pretty clean cut and easy to follow and read.. Keep up the good work!! I've bookmarked it as part of my fun reads.
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:12   #4
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Thanks for the kind words! I am trying to keep it entertaining so people will come back and check it out. I agree that I have read a lot of blogs that are the "same old, same old." I will keep it fun and interesting, and mix in a little humor. This is supposed to be fun, right?!
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Old 04-06-2009, 17:27   #5
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dude, I love it. it's bookmarked. I'm 34, just starting a new career, and have just begun entertaining my dream. p.s. she is VERY cute
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Old 04-06-2009, 19:07   #6
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Yep, I agree with all the above. By maintaining an open blog will also help you to maintain the momentum. Adds a bit of pressure if you know the world is watching. Good stuff and good luck. I'll be following your progress.

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How are you going to pay for this?
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Oh yeah, I remember the "Business Plan Pro" days! Good times, the excitement factor was WAY high. Good luck, and have fun!
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- wacko - thanks, she is a keeper
-CaptainJeff - that is part of the fun. I am paying for the boat in full over the next 7 months, then I will be going out to live on it. I will be living on savings until I get it together out there as far as putting some day tours together for tourists. I also have a few other things I am working on. I am adjusting my lifestyle and expenses so I will need very little money to survive. I am looking for a certain quality of life, not to get rich. We will see...
-GeoPowers - Yes, the excitement factor is extremely high.
-1960cjj - I agree, it helps if everyone is watching. Don't want to be the guy that talked the talk, but didn't walk the walk, right?
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