Shawn Gossman

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How to be good at social media…

How to be good at social media…

How to be good at social media...Quit looking at it like a promotional board! That's the answer. The short but sweet answer. The long answer? Well, longish? Don't join social media and expect to get a lot of website traffic by promoting your blog posts and other site...

The Secret to Being an Expert

The Secret to Being an Expert

The Secret to Being an ExpertThe secret to being an Expert at something is not so much a secret at all. You just have to change your mindset. Too many people struggle too hard to be experts at their trade, The problem is that they’re trying to hard and expect it to...

Communities… Communities… Online Communities…

Communities… Communities… Online Communities…

Communities... Communities... Online Communities...Communities! Online communities to be exact. Communities are great. They're a great way to socialize when you're stuck on a computer all the time. It's good to retain a social life even if virtually. I've been...

Coffee is My Vice

Coffee is My Vice

I'm not really addicted to anything... Except for maybe coffee! I don't drink a lot of it every day. But I do drink it every day until I have a stomach bug and then it makes me a little sick. When I am sick and not drinking coffee, I miss it dearly and it's hard to...

Moving Blogs Around

Moving Blogs Around

So, my Shawn Gossman blog is where post articles about blogging tips. I have Serious Bloggers which is a landing page for my newsletter about blogging tips and a future homepage of a paid online community I'm working on for bloggers. And I have this blog which I use...

Rain Rain Go Away

Rain Rain Go Away

I usually LOVE rain. It makes waterfalls and I like chasing waterfalls. I do NOT stick to the rivers and lakes like I'm used to. But today, I want to ride my bike. I don't care to ride on a wet bike path. I have a gravel bike and it can make it. But with heavy rain...

July 4th Bike Ride

July 4th Bike Ride

Today marks our (Me and my future wife) annual July 4th Bike Ride. Only I had to work July 4th so we did it today, July 6th. We did 23 miles! It was in the 80s, comfortable, and a little windy to cool us down a bit. The trail has rolling hills and we got a bit over...

Another Admin Forum

Another Admin Forum

Long, long, long time ago (circa 2012-13ish), I ran a message forum called Another Admin Forum. It was a big forum before I closed it down. I closed it because I got really poor. I didn't tell anyone about me being poor, either. There were nights I thought I was going...

I’m Getting Married…

I’m Getting Married…

I've been with Michelle, my girlfriend, for around 6 years now. We met because she was a fan of my Hiking with Shawn brand. Hiking has definitely changed my life for the better. Before her, I had given up on having any sort of relationship. Before hiking, I didn't...

Friends of the Tunnel Hill State Trail

Friends of the Tunnel Hill State Trail

I've told my story many many many times. Tunnel Hill State Trail... It's where I first rode a bicycle as an adult. I rode the bike in an attempt to lose weight and promote better health. What I didn't know then was that I would fall desperately in love with cycling...

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