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Dear Reader,

This blog has evolved in a relatively short period of time. It was designed to be my brain dump, but it will become something much more:

This blog is about my journey of self-improvement – my experiences and my ideas.

But don’t get me wrong, it’s not all about me. I just figure that by sharing my experiences and my reflections on my experiences, that will be the best way for you, the reader, to find improvement. There is something universal in our experience as literate human beings, and by honestly sharing what I do, how I do things, and how I respond to things, we can make a much better connection. By sharing so much about myself, it will be easier to determine where my advice is applicable and how it’s supposed to work in real life.

So many sites dedicated to self-actualization give mounds of advice, but not much of it is practical. In many ways, much of their advice is all stuff that is easier said than done; in reality, it is very tough stuff to implement day-to-day. Thus, people try it for a few days then give up, because the blogger didn’t give them a context in which it could be used, or tell them that these things take time.

Here’s my mission statement for this blog:

1. Provide applicable advice to better my life and that of others.

2. Have unmatched discourse with my readers and commenters. If you comment, I will definitely read it AND reply to it.

3. I will be totally honest about where I am at in regards to self-improvement. I will not pretend that I’m perfect.

4. I will not advocate doing anything that I haven’t tried myself. Everything I talk about here will be applied by me before I post (unless I want to go on a joint challenge with my readers).

5. I will otherwise follow my code of ethics.

A few more things:

-If I do anything wrong, or you disagree with me, comment! If you have any ideas to add, comment! Seriously. I value commenters more the subscribers.

-I’m only 16 years old. I’ve got a lot to learn, but I’ve also learned a lot. I only ask that you let my writing speak for itself.

-Be civil and respectful, but criticism is always appreciated. It really helps me grow.

-As my blog improves its sphere of influence, I’ll be looking for guest posters or places to guest post at. Let me know at my email, bretthimself (at) gmail (dot) com.

Thanks for your time, and enjoy your reading here!

Godspeed,
The Prince

4 Comments leave one →
  1. September 30, 2009 9:54 pm

    Hey Brett—

    Just wanted to stopover and say thanks for all your support and comments recently. Really means a lot. I was curious if you were on twitter so I could give you some love. Hit me back

    Dave
    LifeExcursion & The Minimalist Path

    • October 1, 2009 1:11 am

      Hey Dave,

      Not a problem. I love commenting on other people’s blogs, and you produce a lot of awesome content, so it’s only natural for me to throw my two cents in. I’m not on twitter; I’m only starting to get back in the game here on the ‘net (I’ve got other things to do like school).

      In all honesty, the sheer fact that you hit me back with some love of your own by reading my stuff here means a lot to me. It shows you’re a stand-up guy – a human amidst the almost dehumanizing nature of the blogosphere.

      Cheers,
      Brett

  2. November 2, 2009 11:33 am

    Hey Brett 🙂

    Good luck with your blog man, keep it up forever. Build it up over the years and in 5 or 10 years time you will have an amazing resource.

    If you ever need any help with your blog/theme or whatever give me a shout!
    I’ll be happy to help out

    Cheers
    Diggy

    • November 3, 2009 2:11 am

      Hey Diggy!

      I’ll keep blogging forever, but I’ll probably move my blog sometime in the very near future to a .com domain, since I know my blog has serious potential for me down the road.

      When the time comes to move, I’ll definitely give you a shout, man. Thanks a lot.

      Cheers,
      Brett

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