This is very cool and flattering. Hacker Monthly features top posts and comments from Hacker News, gracefully compiled, edited, and formatted with excellent design. I'm in Issue 6 which is quite an honor - that's some pretty good company.
I realized the editor, Cheng Soon, was in Malaysia and I'm passing through Malaysia right now, so we were able to get a coffee and lunch together earlier today. Very cool guy, massively hard working, fascinating interests. We had a good chat on a range of interesting topics, and it was a blast.
If you want to get a grip on Hacker Monthly, the first three issues are free to download here - http://hackermonthly.com/issues.html - very high production quality, good insights, good selection, elegant design and placement... really just a beautiful product. An honor to be featured there, and a nice coincidence that he chose one of my pieces right as I was arriving in Malaysia. Go check out those first three free issues if you want some really pleasurable and stimulating reading on entrepreneurship and technology. Consider subscribing if you really dig it, I think it's a bargain as it's current price point.
Don't feel bad- a procrastinator will procrastinate. If he has access to the internet, he will find something to spend time on. It's on a more fundamental level that he has to work on. Your website has nothing to do with it, not really, since it's just a possibility of many. One more appreciated than othes, but there are others.
Very good question from a reader. I wrote up a pretty thorough reply, and now I'm recalling a number of times i've been asked this. So, here we go -
You are travelling a lot, so I've been wondering if you feel lonely and if that's the case, how you deal with it. I don't mean to sound too personal, just for the record, so if you do not wish to answer, go ahead (just let me know if that's the case, or point me to some reading, maybe?). I have found that when travelling for extended periods of time in places one does not know people, or when moving, changing location, that a certain lack of close contact with people can occur. This can lead to demotivation (concerning activity in general, work...), paralyzation, distraction causing lack of devotion to work and the like. Well, you are often writing about many friends, and I suppose you mean over the internet? Is that enough, or a temporary substitute? How do you counteract low-states induced by such cirumstances? (If they occur, I don't know if you have the problem, it just seemed a possibility).
Thanks a lot,
Good observation. Yes, you're 100% right - lack of contact with people is a big problem with traveling.
Hey guys. Everyone once in a while I feel the need to have one of these posts two write about little things that don't really deserve their own posts.
First, my book is doing great! The most important thing is that people are really enjoying it and getting a lot out of it. The less glamorous side of it is that even though it's launched, it still requires quite a bit of work. Right now I'm writing the 10 day bootcamp (you can sign up on the front page). I've written 7 days, so only 3 to go! I'm also writing three "special reports", mini ebooks on some specific topics. With typical internet marketing, it's important to have these. I don't mind, though. I feel like there are a few things that I could have gone into more detail on, so I'm using those as topics. If you bought the book, you'll get those as free updates. Thanks a lot to everyone who has bought the book so far!
Next, I am now #1 on google! If you search for "Tynan" I am #1 and #2! One of my life goals was to make it so that I was first for my first name on google, and I've done it. The best part is that you can type in "Tynan" in google, and then click "I'm feeling lucky" and it shows my page. Obviously having a unique name like "Tynan" makes things easier, but I was still up against 1.5 million other pages. A lot of the credit is due to people who link to me and have "Tynan" be the clickable text. I can see everyone who links to me and I always go check their sites. Thank you guys very much!