Do Something So Crazy You’re Afraid to Tell Anyone – Tell Everyone Anyway

A little test of a new outlet for me in the Socialsphere.

It’s called Medium, and I got turned onto it by my friend, Julien Smith. He literally wrote a “fucking” guest post for this blog way back. Did you ever read his short, free ebook, The Flinch? If you did, you’ll understand that my first post on Medium is kinda along the same lines.

How fucking fitting, eh?

He’s also the co-founder and CEO of a new startup with venture funding: Breather. Check it out. I think it’s way cool. Cool name, too. And to come full circle on the whole deal, here’s his post on Medium about how to pick an awesome name.

So if you do this 4-minute read, you’ll quickly see that it’s written in a way, way different style and even format than I write here (see, I’m versatile). I was surprised. I actually quite enjoyed forcing myself to go out of my typical raucous style, making it pretty, warm, and fuzzy for every possible moron on planet earth. …Oops, I just dissed the very people from whom I’m vying for attention.

That’s fitting, too.

So here’s the 4-minute read (that’s according to Medium):

Do Something So Crazy You’re Afraid to Tell Anyone
And then tell everyone anyway

Yes, that’s me in the hang-glider but that’s not what this post is about. It’s about something even more “crazy.” So crazy, in fact, you’d be too embarassed to tell your family, friends, colleagues, or those who read your blog because you know their reaction already: negative, suspicious, mocking, pre-judgmental. But therin lies the key.

Are you ready?

[Read the rest…]


If you would be so kind, can you click the “Recommend” button at the bottom of the post if you think it’s reasonably decent? Pretty please? That will help drive it into silly shit like “Editor’s Picks,” “Most Recommended” and all sorts of other whoredom and then…well, I’m not exactly sure what happens then, but I’m curious and want to find out, so toss me a bone willya!

My expectation is that if I like it and it works well as Twitter and Facebook have done, that I’ll be popping up a post there every coupla weeks. Hell, I’ll do it just because the editor itself is a fucking sweet work of art, a pleasure, and puts WordPress to shame.

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  1. Trenholm M on November 16, 2013 at 16:36

    Congrats for being honest! Do you use any product in your hair during the day? If so, I’m wondering how water would take it out. I just went down to washing my hair (with shampoo and conditioner) every other day. Before that, I was showing once, usually twice per day.

  2. Richard Nikoley on November 17, 2013 at 06:52

    No products. Zero. Water only.

  3. Steven on November 17, 2013 at 17:51

    Going Tim Ferris style… I like it.

    If I had twitter I would hook it up. I tossed it on to my FB page.

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