| March 8, 2008

Blog, Roundup

The Art of Manliness Weekly Roundup: LifeRemix and Facebook Application Edition

I’m honored to announce that The Art of Manliness has been invited to join LifeRemix, a network of excellent personal enrichment blogs. LifeRemix compiles the headlines from the best blogs on productivity, personal development, work/family balance, and organization. Some of the blogs in the network include Zen Habits, Get Rich Slowly, LifeDev, and The Cranking Widgets Blog. You can see the full list of participating blogs here.

What does this mean to you the reader? Not much really. LifeRemix will help AoM continue to grow and gain exposure to new readers who will hopefully contribute the conversation we’ve got going on here.

Also, I’ve created an AoM Facebook Application. Why? Well, I know many of you don’t use RSS readers or don’t like getting email updates. So, I wanted to provide an easy way for people to keep updated on AoM. After you install it, you’ll be able to see when we’ve updated the site with a new article.

The other reason is that a Facebok app is an easy way for people to share a favorite article with their friends on Facebook. If you see an article you like, you can just click “share” and you’ll be able to pick which friends to send it to. It’s just one more way you all can help spread the word about AoM.

OK, enough business. Let’s look at some links.

Healthy, Wealthy, and DEAD?: 5 Reasons Why Getting Up Early Might be Harmful (@ the growing life) If you read most personal development blogs, most of them discuss ad infinitum about the benefits of getting up early. Clay at The Growing Life questions this advice and argues waking up early might be harmful to you. Personally, I’m an early riser. When I sleep more than 7 hours, I’m groggy the rest of the day. I think the best advice is to just listen to your body.

Heartbreak Hotel: How to Turn Rejection Into Triumph (@ life dev) This is a great article on how to turn failure into success. You want to live a great life? Get used to failure.' As Teddy Roosevelt said:

Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat.

What did you parents give you? (@ a daring adventure via scott h young) People are more likely to attribute their flaws to their parents, but not their strengths. First, if you’re doing this, stop. Take responsibility for your problems. Second, give your folks a call and thank them for attributes they helped you develop.

How to Beat the Competition (@ steve pavlina) Steve Pavlina reminds us what it takes to beat the competition: do what your competition won’t do.

To Revive Hunting, States Turn to the Classroom (@ nytimes) Hunting has been on the decline for the past three decades. I’m sure all the snooty urbanite environmentalists who never spend time in nature think this is a great thing. But hunting is an important part of wildlife management. In order to counter the trend many states are creating hunting classes in schools. If they had this when I was in school, I would totally enroll.

Last updated: May 28, 2008

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