7 Links: Tao of Bachelorhood

by Michael on July 15, 2010 · 2 comments

Uh, not that kind of link...

Today one of my blogging gurus, Darren Rowse, proposed something called the “7 Link Challenge,” and I thought it would be a great idea to offer you some great links as well as a little history of my humble site.

Let’s begin:

  • My first post was kind of a palate-cleanser called “The Bachelor” Has Issues. Of course, I was wrong about him being single in a year, but considering the track record of “Bachelor/Bachelorette” couples (i.e., everyone else either never married or has divorced) I’m not admitting defeat just yet.
  • The posts I enjoyed writing the most had to be the How to Perform 14 Basic Skills series (in 3 parts: Part 1, Part 2 and Part 3.) “Man skills” normally doesn’t fall under the charter of ToB, but I’m working on a way to get more tips out to the world. Stay tuned!
  • A post which had a great discussion…well, to be frank, although I’m grateful for the growth of my audience, discussion hasn’t been a strong point. Sometimes it would be awesome to be told I’m full of crap—being forced to rethink isn’t a bad thing. Probably the closest to that was from Would You Date a Smarter, Richer Woman?
  • A post by someone else that I wish I’d written would have to be the Art of Manliness‘ series on Building Your Resiliency. Brett McKay’s thoroughness and critical thinking skills really peak in these posts, which blew me away. No matter who you are, man or woman, these posts will help you. For a longer Building Your Resiliency review, see my post here.
  • The most helpful post was tough when I first considered it, but I eventually realized it had to be The Simple Starter Workout. Between the posts and the free e-book, I’m proud of this simple, effective program. (And there’s big news coming soon!)
  • The post I wish more people had read, on the other hand, is a no-brainer: Be a Man About It: Handling RSVPs. I still see large numbers of my own circle of friends either just blowing off RSVPs or lamenting that their friends blow off RSVPs.

If you have a favorite post that helped you or entertained you over the past year and a half, please let me know. Your input is vital. Likewise, if there’s something that’s annoying you, I want to hear that too. Thanks once again for reading.

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CharmedValerie July 15, 2010 at 4:58 pm

Wow, this post is going to keep me busy for awhile. I love it already, especially the part about handling RSVPs. And I agree, getting the wheels greased on discussions is the HARDEST part. So many of my friends comment about my blog in person and I wish they knew how much of my heart and soul goes in to writing these friggin’ helpful posts and leave a dang comment already!!!! *sigh* 🙂


Michael July 15, 2010 at 7:52 pm

Hey, thanks Valerie! Yes, even a “go team!” is appreciated now and then. Sometimes I think maybe I should go on a half-baked rant to see if anyone’s awake out there. Maybe a “devil’s advocate” series of posts…


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