This is a Blogging Diary post and therefore does not appear on the front page of the blog.

The past two days have been intense. Replied to TONS of comments on the blog.

All of that aside… I am on a mission. I want to prove that it’s possible to have a successful blog about something that’s not internet marketing related. It really makes me sad when I see blogs with zero comments on them, and there’s no reason for that to be the case.

So I decided last week to bring my rock climbing blog back to life. It had been sitting dormant for 4 months. Blogging Bookshelf will still be my main blog and my main focus. Bringing a product to market is my #1 priority. But by the end of the summer, I will be making money with my rock climbing blog. That’s the goal, that’s the plan, and that’s what WILL happen.

Rock climbing is about as far away from internet marketing as you can get. Rock climbers are poor and are none to willing to spend money on a whim. Rock climbers do not retweet. Rock climbers do not leave comments. But I will prove that it’s possible.

In other news, I’m still working away on my infographic course. It’s going to be freaking awesome. Still no exact release date set, though.

Also, I just wrote a massive comment to Marcus’s great post. You should definitely go read it.

I got a tweet from Gail over at GrowMap today that said:

Hi Tristan @TristanHigbee If you like this I could use votes, shares, links so more people see it. ThanksĀ

In other words, she’s asking me to go promote one of her posts. Did I do it? Sure. It was a good post and Gail has been a longtime supporter of the blog here. It took me all of two seconds, and this is the tweet I got back from her later:

Thank you so much @TristanHigbee Much appreciated. Any time I can share anything for you just drop me an @GrowMap Tweet or Skype to GrowMap

Worth it? Yeah it was!

The moral of the story is twofold: 1) Do people a favor and they’ll do you a favor, and 2) Don’t be afraid to ask for a favor. The worst that could happen is that they say no.

And finally, I really like this style of Blogging Diary. I just write about what I’m thinking and about what’s going on and what my plans are, instead of writing what I did every single day. I’m going to give each diary entry a proper title, plus change it from the Daily Blogging Diary to My Blogging Diary. If you still want to see what I do every day, just go back in the Daily Blogging Diary archives.

I’m considering restoring the Blogging Diary category back to the RSS feed so that current RSS subscribers would now get these Blogging Diary updates, too. What do you think about that? Yay or nay?