The Cost of Fame
You must be a natural business person. I sit here reading your blog and think one moment you are worried your travels are in jeopardy because your are not making enough money off your site. Then within about 2 months you can turn it around, launch a new hotel site and now you have 10 times the amount of money you need to travel with. You did the same when you use to sell real estate. Must be something to do with that type A personality you talk about. Did you have the same passion for real estate that you have for travel? I guess you might say you pulled it all together with getting your personal life together and now doing what you love. You hit rock bottom, but somehow were able to rise again. Pretty amazing if you look how far you have come. For me I seem to be running in circles and not found my niche yet. It seems to me that you could do a TV show with integrity. But then you would not be annonomous anymore and be stuck riding in limos. Not many hobos riding in limos. Later Andy.
I was extremely worried about the site about 2 months ago.
Traffic had fell continuously for about 8 months. The question is, can I bring it back up. Yes, I believe I can, yesterday 11,000 unique visitors.
The Hobo is both a theme for the site and a way of life. Trying to travel from place to place and work.
Is a Hobo independent. I think anyone that got on a train and just went was independent.
I refuse to trade my independance for fame. This are ways the well wisher and inquisitive people can invade my life whether I like it or not.
TV puts words in good peoples mouths and somehow makes a good person turn into the villains.
Like my friend Gary says, you can't beat a person that refuses to quit.
What you write here is awesome. To allow yourself to be purchased is to live in bondage. . .even if it is fame that is doing the binding.
It seems as if you may as well have a day job if you were to comply with the TV offers.
I have witnessed too many people living behind the bars of their own wealth to not fear this route.
Good on you, Friend.
Oh yeah, I thik most people would find the books that I read incredibly boring hahaha
Just a lot of antrho texts and ethnograpic studies haha . . . nothing too exciting haha.
But I know what you mean about the certain connection that obsessive book readers seem to have with each other.
You can really talk books with a person all day long haha. It is a topic that can almost cover anything . . .sort of like a travel blog.
I wish you the best and will write more soon,
So you dont want to do a TV job , who cares. As long as you give interesting stuff to your readers they will read.
so by reading your blog, am indirectly and anonymously helping you. to make $ and to get on with your travel. So am paying the cost for your fame in kind ? Andy of Hobo is famous.
you write something interesting, public domain, ppl read it.
you have a comment section , ppl comment.
you cannot control what ppl comment and how they are.
but because you have a comment section and ppl are different not all saints.
It is because someone is owning a coffee shop , a hotel and do that all their lives, that ppl like you can travel. Now you dont travel for the hills and rivers do you ?
I dont understand why you need to wash your dirty cloths in public. and crib about how ppl act. for you stand to benefit from controversies that generate more hits for your website so that can support your travel and keep you FREE.
SO GO back to LIFE BE GOOD mode. Am sure you will.