The posts you read on my blog usually take a month or two from concept to publication. A thought enters my brain, I nurture it, take notes, write a draft, and then revise it over a few weeks until you see the final product. Because of this process, quality would drop if I posted more than three times a week.
Enter Twitter, a great platform to quickly share interesting links and media (my feed sends out about 100,000 clicks a month). Only problem is that it’s constricting in how much you can express. There’s no way to collect relevant comments that add to the conversation.
I needed something that would fit in between my blog and Twitter, so I created a site called Return Of Kings. Instead of telling you what it is, check out a sample of recent posts:
- What A Pump & Dump Looks Like
- This Blacksmith Is A Man
- Is It Easier To Get Laid In Poor Countries?
- The Story Of O (book review)
- Juicing: Flash In The Pan Or Growing Lifestyle Movement?
- What It’s Like To Opt Out Of TSA’s Body Scanners
To encourage participation, I’m running a contest where five $15 Amazon gift certificates will be given out as prizes. On December 1, I will pick five random comments as winners. The more comments you leave until then, the greater chance you have to win. Just remember to leave your email address when you post (it won’t be displayed publicly). Limit one gift certificate per person.
One thing I want to try is posting “street style” photos of attractive foreign women, similar to how it’s done on The Sartorialist and Hel Looks. I know a lot of my readers travel with expensive cameras, so here’s the plan:
- Travel to a country as you normally do (with your impressive camera).
- Approach pretty girls on the street asking to take a photo for a men’s magazine site. I will provide you with a business card template that you can show them when you approach.
- Take a couple pictures that you send to me.
- Segue into a personal chat where you try to get her number (if you wish).
I get content for the site and you leverage your photography hobby to approach women in a way that shows value (and builds your portfolio). It’s win-win! I’m also open-minded to other contributions, so contact me if you want to help.Tweet Follow @rooshv
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Nice Roosh! You are building up an empire…
I enjoy reading the short posts you write there.
As a suggestion, the header of the page could use some designer work.
I think this will work. As your critique of the age of smart phones, peoples’ attention spans are not what they used to be. So a quick breakdown would be useful. I find this same problem on my site. I have more than what I would want to say on Twitter, but not nearly enough to form a whole post like on my blog.
Part of must thinks to take the site in the direction you are prescribing here. Are you trying to make the mini-posts at 300 words?
You should have guest bloggers post at ROK as well.
I am sure there are plenty of manosphere/game bloggers who would post there for the exposure.
More great stuff:)) yay
Good content on the other site. So why have a second site instead of just posting it on this existing site?
well done man, but not for me, I have deleted my facebook and never even bothered to find out what twitter is, all I know is that ‘twatter’ would be more interesting. I hope you’ll keep posting blogs,old style. Thanks man
“One thing I want to try is posting “street style” photos of attractive foreign women, similar to how it’s done on The Sartorialist and Hel Looks. I know a lot of my readers travel with expensive cameras, so here’s the plan:
Travel to a country as you normally do (with your impressive camera).
Approach pretty girls on the street asking to take a photo for a men’s magazine site. I will provide you with a business card template that you can show them when you approach.
Take a couple pictures that you send to me.
Segue into a personal chat where you try to get her number (if you wish).”
This is a fascinating development. This means, that in essence, the practitioners of game are now actively bringing game out into the light, especially game in foreign venues. Roosh has been doing this for years, now with some deft internet moves, he will bring more charismatic men out into the light.
Mark my words, this will be significant, maybe even epochal event. It is nothing less than the public reclaiming of the masculine imperative–the overt valuation of women, with an implicit move to capture that value, momentarily, with an exciting sexual liaison.
Who knows how it will turn out, but my guess is it will be a more dignified, yet somehow more edgy repository of photos and experiences with women met on the street. Kind of like a Hel-looks meets IsAnyoneUp, but (perhaps) with stories of how the encounter proceeded after the photo. These stories may even simply unfold in the comments section. Just an idea.
If this concept manifest as I think it may, it will make a statement, which is in effect, charismatic men standing up online, saying “this is who we are, and this is part of what we do,” being proud to be male and own that masculine frame, through and through.
No wonder you eponymously named the site “Return of Kings.”
Looks good, already way better than a twitter feed. I’ll be checking it regularly.
That “Who is Mark Minter?” article was money.
A bit off topic, but I want to contribute something relevant: Some of you may have heard of Esther Vilar’s classic 1972 anti-feminist book, “The Manipulated Man.” It is a fascinating work: for one thing, it was written by a woman, and she is one of those rare women who tells the straight-up, unpleasant truth about women (and men); for another, it is stunning to compare the world of around 1970 when feminism was just getting its teeth fixed into Western society, with how it’s all turned out today. Everyone, young or old, must read this book – especially men — and ESPECIALLY Mark Minter — someone please tell him!
I’ve whipped up a clean and more attractively formatted (I hope) PDF version of Vilar’s 2009 edition of the book; there were very few changes from the original, but she added a pessimistic updated introduction. You can download it for the next little while from 2shared.com:
You must be a bit patient with this book. The editor (if Vilar even had an editor) allowed her to get away with quite a lot of flaming, irrational rhetoric that makes her sound almost idiotic at times. But there is so much basic truth in the book that it is a MUST READ despite its flaws and despite its age.
It goes without saying that Roosh’s review of this book would almost certainly be one of his most interesting posts.
[Roosh: I have read this book. Review is coming up in a month or so.]
Can’t wait. In the meantime try to talk to some old folks, that might be interesting too.
Mr. V, I really like your writings! I think that it is not necessary to create this site, so it is sometimes good to have time to REFLECT on your thoughts.
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Long time reader, first time writer…. come here once or twice a month. Sometimes i dont come for 4 months then spend a few hours reading all at once…. ANYWAYS I am going to forget about your new link (like it so far thoug). Why do I write this horrible preamble? because;
Please put a permineant link to it somewhere up top so i will remember to click it next month when i come back