Feedback from the Reader Survey has been pouring in. First, thank you from me for taking the time to answer the survey.
Second, thank you from the Make-A-Wish Foundation. We have raised $1,100 for Make-A-Wish, after readers graciously volunteered to match my contribution. How cool is that?!
I’ll be going through the survey results over the next few days. You have provided wise counsel.
I will be making some changes (more on that later). Some things will never change.
One reader writes:
Many men share your sentiments but are different from you physically, mentally. Your work would be more useful for me if you referred your advice to different perspectives. Not better necessarily but more useful to me. Hard to expand here on phone.
I hear you. That is why I’ve added Reader Success Stories. I can’t not write from my usual perspective, however.
What you have to understand is that Danger & Play is not a blog.
It is my consciousness, my heart, and my soul. It is the Wikipedia of my brain, with posts being linked and cross-linked.
Everything I write is my life. There’s no “life hacking.” I don’t spend five minutes on Google reading about a subject before writing a post holding myself as an expert.
Another fellow writes:
Chill with the twitter wars. I understand that you like to confront.
You don’t have to follow me on Twitter. What I do on Twitter is me. I’m not faking or dancing like a monkey.
I enjoy inflicting pain on my enemies and will continue to do so.
The day I stop doing what I want is the day D&P starts becoming work.
I can go put on suit and conform to mainstream values, which would be far more profitable work. I would rather help and connect with like-minded men.
Another man writes:
Try to be less emotional about being ripped-off, a lot of fellow readers have confided that the blog would be better with calling people out (RoK style) and less emotion from your part.
Men have been taught to fear all emotion. I embrace my ruling passions.
All artists are men of passion.
It takes passion to create something like Danger & Play.
When is the last time your fingers went numb after staying up all night typing? Working on D&P has left me overtrained and physically exhausted. (Some have heard the exhaustion in my voice on the podcasts.)
The same passion that has me attacking thieves, frauds, and scum bags is what drives me to create.
I love having something to be passionate about, so I’m not going to turn off my emotions to be a conformist robot or good little boy who avoids conflict.
If that makes D&P less “professional” than it could be, so be it. I’ve never claimed to be a professional. I am just a guy who likes to smash things.
If you haven’t already, please answer the Reader Survey.
I am making some major changes based on your feedback, so now is the time to be heard.