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Example of an Affiliate Marketing AdIf you are a regular reader of MyLifeOutdoors you may have begun noticing some differences lately. We have a new logo banner at the top of the page, the sidebar has been moved from the left to the right side, and advertisements have begun popping up in various places. Two or so years ago when I created MyLifeOutdoors I decided not to place any ads within the blog in an attempt to keep things classy.

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Are blog reviews worth anything? This is a question that I have been kicking around since publishing a couple of posts on Negative Gear Reviews. In my first post, we asked: When is it appropriate to post a negative gear review? Rand Lindsay (Co-Founder of Trail Designs and the Caldera Cone alcohol stove) added some comments that got me thinking in different ways. We asked if there is really such a thing as Negative Gear Review? And many of you

I don’t know anything about Joyce Meyer, but her words seem to fit: “If I have to build a big company by mistreating other people then the Bible says WOE to me. I don't know what that is, but I don't want any of it.” Woe to you Dr Pepper Snapple Group, for your greed has killed a Texas icon. I don’t normally write about topics that don’t, in some way, pertain to hiking, backpacking, camping, or the like. But

Well 2011 is coming to a close and I find myself, once again, writing a Year in Review post, despite my strong dislike for such posts. But 2011 was a great year for me. At this time last year I was aggressively participating in a contest hosted by Active Agion to win an all expense paid trip to Glacier National Park. Shortly after 2011 began I discovered I had won that trip. It was a chance of a lifetime and

My Life Outdoors is now available in the Kindle Store for monthly subscription fee of $.99. I would have offered to you for free, but Amazon wouldn't let me. So if it is more convenient for you to receive My Life Outdoors on your Kindle, downloaded so you can read it even when you are away from your internet connection, it is now available for the low low price of $11.88 a year. Of which I will only receive 30%.

A testament to how busy I have been. My Life Outdoors turned 2 years old last month and I didn't realize or notice. My sincere apologies to anyone who reads on a regular basis. I do my best to post on a regular basis and miss blogging terribly when I am unable to write. The early days of My Life Outdoors. We have come a long way since then. It took me forever to find this screenshot.I still have tons

Last week you all had the opportunity to vote on your favorite outdoor blog. We started out with your nominations of the best outdoor blogs. We had 50 top notch outdoor blogs nominated for your votes. Your response was amazing and now, one week later, we have the Top Ten Outdoor Blogs. Or what I would like to call. The Hiker's Choice Award - Top Outdoor Blogs.According to your votes the top outdoor blogs in 2001 are:Number One: Hiking FiascoNumber

Last week I asked everyone to submit their Must Read Outdoor Blog list. Well I had a great response and had 50 top rate outdoor blogs submitted. Today I want to give you the chance to vote for the very best. I am calling this the Peoples Choice Top Outdoor Blog.Below you will find a ballot where you can select ONLY ONE blog to vote for. (I debated whether I would allow multiple votes and in the end thought multiple