Travel Tips ebook for backpackers?
Replies: 26 - Last Post: Nov 29, 2012 4:20 AM Last Post By: OneScot
Nov 8, 2012 6:59 AM
15Yawn, nothing new in all that bigfrog. Starving artists are a dime a dozen. Ones that took 20 years to figure out they were never going anywhere are hopefully not quite as numerous.
No one, including me, said the OP is not free to do as he wants. What I wrote was that he is just one of a very large number with the same/similar idea and that unless he has something unique to offer he should consider the relative chances of success. Whether that is in monetary terms or just the number of hits his site would get is irrelevant.
I've been backpacking (wilderness and otherwise) for 4 decades. I probably know enough about the subject to write a book and what's more, I am a published writer. Nevertheless, I would take one look at the market and know that it is glutted. Therefore the chance of any kind of success is severely limited. That would be enough to tell me that I could better use my time, energy and money elsewhere. I don't need 20 years of trying, to discover it isn't going to happen.
Rather than pursue unrealistic dreams I prefer to pursue things that I can see a way to achieve. As a result, I retired in my early 40s and am now free to pursue anything I want. I should have said that I too am an optimist but I am a rational optimist, not an irrational optimist. There is a difference and that difference is a realistic assessment of the present.
Nov 8, 2012 7:40 AM
Nov 8, 2012 8:00 AM
Nov 8, 2012 8:15 AM
18The fact that you repeatedly attempt to insult myself and the OP tells me all I need to know about you.
I dont care about you or your accomplishments, I have my own and I am quite happy with them. And I look forward to many more. Money is not, and has not ever been the prime motivation in my life.
If the OP had stated that their primary intention was to make a million dollars and retire at the ripe age of 23 I would wholeheartedly agree with your snarkish comments.
Nov 8, 2012 8:38 AM
19LOL, how did you come to the conclusion I tried to insult the OP? I merely suggested his time/effort might better be employed elsewhere. That's hardly an insult.
As for your motivation in life, that's your choice. I do find it interesting how many people without money rush to disclaim its importance to them. It's not important to me either bigfrog, as long as I have enough to not have to work for a living any more. There are so many things I would rather do with my time than work.
It is a true saying that money doesn't buy happiness. But it can buy you the freedom to do what makes you happy. Your defensiveness belies your comments.
Nov 8, 2012 8:53 AM
Nov 9, 2012 8:07 AM
21I am well aware of how it 'comes across' OneScot.
Here's the thing. Most people cannot separate their idea/opinion/etc. from themself. That is, if someone says their idea is rubbish it is taken as saying the person is rubbish. Totally ridiculous if you think about it. One has nothing whatsoever to do with the other.
I don't know anyone who posts here. I have no thoughts aout them one way or the other as a person. How could I if I don't know them? So there is never anything 'personal' in what I write. You will never find a comment by me that says' something like, 'YOU are stupid.' You will find plenty that say, 'that's a stupid idea.' There's a difference.
In this case bigfrog wrote something that I consider to be a bad idea, stupid advise. I responded to that, not the person. As usual though the comments were taken as a 'personal' insult. I am not responsible for how someone interprets a comment about their idea as a personal insult. That's their hang-up/insecurity, not mine.
What I won't do is pussy foot around and be all 'pc' just because people can't handle criticism of their ideas. If it's a dumb idea I will say it is a dumb idea. End of story.
Nov 9, 2012 8:16 AM
Nov 9, 2012 11:31 AM
Nov 9, 2012 3:24 PM
Nov 29, 2012 12:40 AM
I do enjoy writing, but mostly helping people out. I have a travel tips blog and about 500 FB fans. What i was thinking of doing was taking all my posts and making it into a more organized ebook and give it away for free to kindle users on Amazon and possibly sell it for 99 cents to those who dont have a kindle. The niche it relates to are people who quit their jobs to travel on a shoe string budget. I realize its a broad niche, so i would consider narrowing it down for the ebook, but i do enjoy my current viewership. I will continue to write my blog regardless, but curious about the popularity of ebooks with world travelers such and you and I. Any other tips or advice are appreciated.
Nov 29, 2012 4:20 AM
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