Hi everyone. I have hit another milestone here, or “landmark” as someone I know called it, and I’ve got various items to point out. First of all, this is the 200th post/article here on Timeless Information. It is cool to take notice of stepping-stones along the way, like my 100th post. I made a list of things I wanted to mention in this post too.
See You In The Comments
One thing is that I want to hear from you folks. If you haven’t commented before, this post is a good one to comment to. Point out whatever comes to mind, or just say “hello”, or let me know an article you liked, or tell me why you read Timeless Information, or so on. Also, if you haven’t, go ahead and put your Twitter name in below the comment box, and then it will keep it on record and have a link to it after your comments in the future.
The Self-Improvement Sites Page
Also, I wanted to mention many folks and their sites. First of all, if you have not seen it yet, I made a super-duper page that contains a table with a list of self-improvement type sites ranked by RSS subscriber numbers, along with the associated Twitter page, and then the Twitter count of that page as well. It is here:
If you have a self-improvement/personal development/self-help/psychology/success type site that has your RSS feed publicized, and have a Twitter account, there is a good chance you are already on there. I’d appreciate any linking/sharing or use of the list as a resource.
I was about to mention folks who are growing their sites quickly, but there are quite a few. Some that come to mind include Henri from Wake Up Cloud, Dragos from DragosRoua.com, and Oscar from Freestyle Mind. Many others are also, but I just wanted to point out a few.
A conversational tone like this is not normally used by me, I think, but it is good to use, and I’m glad to do it on a milestone post such as this. I might go back to being un-conversational when the next post comes around.
Here are some random points of information. This is the 200th post. I have about 20 categories of articles. I have about 2000 comments, but it’s about 1200 real comments, and 700-something spam. It still keeps the “2″ theme going, though. My Alexa rank is around 200000. There are 2′s everywhere at this time. Also, this site currently has about 500 subscribers.
A Few Folks/Sites To Mention
Now I am just going to point out person after person. Celestine Chua over at The Personal Excellence Blog is doing it big like Oprah with “The Celestine Chua Show” that she has started. Video is always enjoyable to see, and I have to say that that signature reminds me somewhat of Oprah’s. Cool material.
David Turnbull over at Adventures Of A Barefoot Geek has been rolling smoothly since his guest post on Zen Habits. He’s got some huge/expansive articles that he has put out. Some were almost too large at first, but now we are more used to them, and they are in detail. This post about persistence is so large and jam-packed with material. Few people can do it like that.
Oscar at Freestyle Mind recently updated his site to put it on his own blogging platform written in rails, replacing WordPress. That sure is doing something uncommon. His site has a new look with some noticeable colors. Oscar has a cool voice too, as I have heard him on Skype.
A few weeks back, Mike over at Learn This released a big one called 100 Ways to Serve Others, which is an article that includes 100 ways to serve others. I added that description for entertainment purposes. When you serve others, you get fulfillment that fuels you like no other fuel.
I recently did an interview of Gail from A Flourishing Life, and her great nature continues to be spread through her articles and comments. She has recently discussed meditation, with a how-to post, and a related audio to use for it. I found benefit from giving it a try.
Shout Outs To Some Folks You May Have Seen In The Comments
Now I’d like to mention a few regular commentators on the site. I went through and checked, because I had a couple of folks that came to mind, but when you check your recent articles, you start to see some folks multiple times, and those are your ‘big supporters’. I’d suggest doing the same on your site, if you have one.
Some individuals I want to give a shout-out to are Eduard, Gordie, Marc, Hulbert, Sibyl, Amit, Dan, Richard, Baker, Mighty, Srinivas, Vincent, and Steven. I’ll just point out random facts related to these individuals.
Eduard from Ideas With A Kick recently guest posted here on Timeless Information, and I also guest posted on his site. It was good to have him here. He is a communication coach for those who don’t know.
Gordie did a great community-gathering item over at Lifestyle Design For You, getting many people together to regularly post there(including me), and he sure has a personable attitude. You can see all the writers he brought together on the top of his site. However, he has recently posted his last post on the site for this year, as he switches priorities. Still a cool guy to talk to.
Black Belt Guide by Marc is somewhat of a new site, but he has certainly brought some focus to it. A couple of notable articles there are these two about mind push ups. We have the ability to do for our mind what push ups do for our body, and Marc discusses this. There is a lot of detail and typing elements in these posts, like numbered lists and bold sections and red sections and so on. It makes reading them easier.
Hulbert over at From Bottom Up is a warm individual that has talked from his mind on his site. He gives personal examples, like his last couple articles talking about his brother’s experience. It is when people talk from what they are actually thinking that we are most able to connect with them.
Sibyl over at Alternaview always present an alternate perspective on things we normally do. This is what the alternaview is about. She sometimes takes a concept, presents the regular response or thinking related to it, and then switch into alternaview mode, which is like putting on thought-expanding glasses.
The Power of Choice is run by Amit, and he has been going strong for quite a few years now, presenting concepts that we think about in our heads, like that of how we control our showing of gratitude so we don’t become pushovers. It is important to not become a pushover, because then we are letting others and ourselves down at the same time. Others want us to be resilient, too, because it is better for them also.
Srivinas from over at The Skool Of Life has been doing some cool stuff. He has started a podcast site with Sid Savara called BlogcastFM, where they interview other bloggers, including those who are on the page of self-improvement sites I created, like Jonathan Wells, or Jonathan Mead. If you are a Jonathan, you may be next to be interviewed. I am joking, as they have interviewed non-Jonathans as well.
Dan can be located writing at The Anxiety Support Network, where he guides readers in dealing with issues related to social anxiety. It is a specific category, and one that is certainly relevant for numerous folks who are hindered by anxiety-related causes. He gets you thinking a little bit with article like “What is Normal?“, getting you to question what you label as normal for characteristics of people in society.
Richard Shelmerdine writes at Spiritual Awakening about spiritual growth and personal development. One cool thing is that he has a group of articles that relate to his own story as a person. That is where learning happens.
At Beyond Success, Baker also talks about personal development, and he writes like he thinks. You can see some questions answered, and examples provided, and examples are what we need to see to get concepts down. In this post about attracting what you want, he presents two separate examples to make his point, in sections labeled as example 1 and 2.
Vincent over at HealthMoneySuccess recently passed 1000 subscribers. Also, I had a guest post that went up on there not too long ago about being decisive, not only for yourself, but for others. Vincent also does podcast interviews with other individuals, like this one with Pat Flynn.
Steven from Human Explosion is a cool guy, and although he has not been posting as much recently, the material and comics he has posted thus far are just great. You can see his material as “personal development meets The Oatmeal“, for those who know of The Oatmeal, and his drawings always send home a simple message. I like much of his pictures.
Mighty over at MightyRasing talks about transformational leadership, and how to be the person running the show. His material is made for those who want to rise above and represent for others, presenting a solid image of what people should want to be. He has started posting continued series posts every Wednesday, and is currently in a 5-part series called Ignite Yourself, which started with this post.
Other than that, I didn’t have much else in mind at this time. I appreciate you folks for reading my material, and for presenting yourselves as you are in messages or on your own sites. I look forward to hearing from you in the comments~