Much To-Do About Everything – Progress Report #2

Hello! This post is a progress report, details of my endeavours elsewhere, talk of running a blog for profit, considering other ventures, a call out to any frustrated would-be entrepreneurs, and a request to those of you following the blog/on the mailing list.

What I’ve Been Up To

It’s been a while since I paid the world of wordpress.com any attention, with good reason, but it’s still a shame. All my efforts have been going into my other site over at TravelUnmasked.com, so I haven’t been twiddling my thumbs!

Keep on reading…

Progress Report #1 – Success and Failure, Laid Bare

It’s time for a recap of my progress to date! It’s almost exactly the middle of the year, and this should have happened sooner, but c’est la vie.

I started this blog on 6th September 2011, much to my surprise, I thought it was mid-November.

So far I’ve posted 18 times (19 including this one) with no real routine – an average of 2 posts a month, but not even managing 2 posts in February, and this will be my first blog post of June too.

My Stats have slowly but steadily climbed, although June has not continued the trend. A lot of my views are directly related to how active I am on twitter, both finding good people (hopefully real people) to follow and how regularly I tweet.

Absolutely everything I can possibly plug-in to twitter, I have done, so for example if I Like a video on Vimeo or Youtube, it automatically tweets. Read more…

The Gorilla Entrepreneur

What is a Gorilla Entrepreneur?

A Gorilla Entrepreneur is similar to, but different from, a Digital Nomad. To the business world what Ozzie Rules is to Football.

They are a technophile who has managed to give themself location independence (as with a Digital Nomad), aiming to have creative streams of income, but not to be completely ‘locationless’. In fact, being permanently locationless can be a real pain, as I discovered in the last 6 months of 2012, and we all need a good base to work from occasionally.

What if you are not interested in being entrepreneurial? (Requires effort and productivity from time to time). Perpetual transit is the ultimate goal of any nomad or vagabond. What you need is to learn how to survive on as little money as possible, and to earn your keep as you go.

Here’s a photo of a big sad-looking Gorilla that I somewhat regrettably saw in Mysore Zoo, India, last summer. A few more pics of his fellow inmates are at the end of my post.

Poor chap, just lying in a corner of the enclosure, minding his own bizzy.

There are lots of Gorilla Entrepreneur’s out there, like artists, DJs, writers, photographers, T-shirt moguls, IT contract workers! (To name just a few). Most would probably not label themself a Nomad, but the skills they use to earn a living aren’t confined to a single business, one particular office space, or even any country in particular. Lucky people!

The Gorilla in the label (a typo, if you insist) is a use of the word Guerrilla to imply a different way of doing things, a rejection of the established order, and is used in Guerrilla Marketing to mean unexpected and provocative marketing tactics. Gorilla’s though, are a much more friendly image than actual Guerrilla’s, so the Gorilla Entrepreneur is born. I hope you know what Entrepreneur means…

And now for a riveting link! This short clip from a NatGeo documentary that I saw a couple of years ago features a chief scientist who is almost literally a Gorilla Entrepreneur. Although technically he’s a Primate Scientist. It is incredible stuff and well worth a watch.

 

Some more shots of animals at Mysore Zoo.

A beautiful White Tiger dozing in the grass

A dominant chimp, making sure nobody else plays in his tree house

Baboon love. This one looked like Vic Reeves from the side.

A massive White Rhino, so powerful but only fuelled by grass!

A ring-fenced ring-tailed Lemur, enjoying some rays.

Crow care, for the discerning Tapier near you

All pictures taken on a Sony A-380 DSLR and uploaded as is, I’m still learning ‘shop.  🙂

Peter Parkorr