The Wild man tried to take a chunk out of my arm. He wanted a roll. Or money for a roll.
When I didn’t oblige, I was toast. Or Nepali Wild man food.
The dude was getting his pound of flesh if he wasn’t scarfing down a Nepali roll.
He was a bit off (haha, see my name, and the irony). To say the least. I should have known better. Street kids in that area of Kathmandu tend to do whippets and get crazy in the alleyways.
Anyway, the Nepali Nibbler failed to break skin. I can thank my devout workout regimen for that. Or, the lucky stars for saving me.
Who’d have thought Jerry Jaws would teach me – and you – a blogging lesson? But he did. A lesson I took to the bank.
Diving into Traveling
I have been circling the globe for nearly 4 years in a row.
Pre-globetrotting I was a laid off security guard from New Jersey. To say I took a quantum leap would be, well, silly.
My first flight was from New York JFK to Denpesar, Bali. Total flight time: 23 hours.
My first international destination was Indonesia. I had never left the country until I was 36 years old. I had to get my passport 2 months before I started my world travels.
Old RB sprinted from deep inside his comfort zone, all comfy cozy, into:
- the jungles of Bali
- the streets of Kathmandu
- the beaches of Costa Rica
- the mountains of Peru
- the forests of Malaysia
- the stunning waterfront in Fiji
….and add trips to Thailand, India, Sri Lanka, Cambodia, Vietnam and Laos, and you have a guy who’s seen a few things over the past 4 years.
I’ve seen lizards imitate Jesus Christ in Costa Rica. I’ve lost 20 pounds in 2 weeks after suffering through giardia in India. I’ve petted three, 400 pound tigers in their cages in Thailand. I have experienced some whacky stuff, like having to stare at a bag full of vomit for hours during a Cambodian bus trip and I also swam through a cave stream in pitch black conditions in Vietnam.
Full Time Pro Blogger
Yep, I am a full time digital nomad. I earn a full time income through my blogging tips themed blog. I am uber blessed to be a long term traveler; I take my office with me.
I am Blogging from Paradise, too. You just knew I had to tie these experiences into blogging, to help you:
- grow your blogging community
- expand your online brand
- make the jump from amateur, to full time income earning, professional blogger
After hearing so many stories from travel bloggers and aspiring digital nomads, who wanted to NOT have to fly home, just to make some money, for their travels, I made a bold decision: I trashed 3400 posts through my old, full time income generating blog, and created Blogging from Paradise.
I am freer by the day. I want to take you with me.
If you want to retire to a life of island hopping through smart blogging this eBook – or book, for you folks who love good beach reading – can help you start your journey. I share somewhat funny – or so I’m told – entertaining travel stories mixed with practical, sensible, easy to digest and follow blogging tips.
For example; I may detail a particularly horrifying motorbike accident I suffered through in Jimbaran, Bali, where I flew, Superman style, until I hit the pavement, and was relegated to bed rest for 4 days, and I may just tie the experience in to letting go my blogging duties for extended periods.
I may just delve deep into practical tips to help you:
- detach from blogging outcomes
- let go money outcomes (big problem for many struggling digital nomads)
- release sponsored posts and advertising revenue as your sole source of income (yep travel bloggers, I’m talking to you!)
….or I may just share a whole slew of other travel blogging tips, to help you retire to a life of travel, and enjoying the world, with a source of steady, increasing income in your side pocket.
I wrote this book because you likely enjoy a good travel story. Even if you’ve no interest in blogging you may dig what I have to share (an Amazon employee – yes, all 10 of my Blogging from Paradise books are on Amazon – who’s doing the 9-5 bit loved this book for the stories, and for its easy reading style).
I’ve received book tweet endorsements from a New York Times Best Selling Author and I also spoke at NYU about my eBooks. The same NYU inbound marketing class studies a monetizing chapter from one of my eBooks as part of the class syllabus.
No bragging here. Not in the least. I’m a retired, fired pier guard from New Jersey who found a more freeing way to live. Just spreading the Blogging from Paradise buzz with you, to help you live your dreams.
If you love a good travel story or if you’re after practical, simple to follow blogging tips to help make your travel dreams come true pick up my eBook on Amazon today.