james mantripping influencer

While we do our own campaigns, this organization likes to play friendly with other blogger networks. One of the most frequent questions that I get asked is "how do you get all those cool opportunities?" I've been fortunate that my background was in doing influencer relations for a variety of big brands prior to becoming a full-time blogger and so I built up a good network of people who have helped me out. The following is a list of my favorite blogger networks that work with male influencers.

Whether you’re planning your first snowmobile experience or simply heading to Montana to have the best snowmobile adventure possible, here’s some advice to make sure your trip is the best that it can be.

james in hawaii wearing wallaroo hat

I've been a "blogger" for more than 20 years. My first blogs began as video game sites back in the mid 1990's. Back then, anyone who published content online and wasn't part of a corporate media organization was simply referred to as a blogger. Today though, the landscape is MUCH MORE COMPLEX. Despite this, terms like "blogger" and "influencer" are used interchangeably. I'm guilty of not using these terms distinctly as well and in part that's because some bloggers are influencers too. This is either through sheer scale of their reach or that they focus on their expertise and personality more than sharing news and other content provided to them. Over the past year I've started to see not just the clear lines of differentiation, but also the impact that these two types of content creators can produce ... as well as the marketing impact. Let's take a look at the difference between engaging with influencers and bloggers.

novoo ac power bank in hand

One of the things about blogging is that we consume a lot of power. Most of us travel with multiple phones and/or tablets, a laptop, and a camera. Sometimes we even have a drone or other device that needs an AC port to charge up. That's why I absolutely LOVE the Novoo AC Power Bank from Omars Electronics. Featuring a whopping 20,100 mAh battery capacity, it not only has a USB-A charger with QuickCharge 3.0 but a USB-C port and a 60 watt AC port too! We pulled together some of our favorite male bloggers and gave them a chance to check it out too and now we're giving you a chance to win one as well. 

montana fly fishing craig

 

Often we are so focused on “getting there” that we forget about the importance of protecting our environment. Unfortunately, just like our own yards – neglect can lead to disaster. That’s why we partnered with Montana Fish, Wildlife, and Parks, Gunaxin.com and ManTripping.com to talk about the importance of preventing the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species.

Join us as we talk Tim from Gunaxin and Russ Hartzell from Montana Fish, Wildlife & Parks about Fishing in Montana and the importance of helping to prevent the introduction of invasive species into the waterways.

Posted by ManTripping on Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Luckily, it’s pretty easy to help prevent the spread of aquatic invaders … you just have to pay attention.

For those of you who didn’t watch the video above, it’s as simple as Clean, Drain, Dry.

Before leaving the water access area, make sure that your boat and gear is clean of all plants, mud, and slime that might have attached to it while boating. Then be diligent to ensure that you drain everything – including bait wells, and any pockets where water might have collected in the bilge, engine, trailer, or gear. Finally, make sure that everything is dry before heading home.

If you follow these simple guidelines you’ll be able to help prevent the spread of Aquatic Invasive Species and protect Montana’s waterways for future generations.

vehicle inspection for invasive aquatic species in montana

Finally … make sure to stop at any applicable watercraft inspection station and heed the advice of the inspectors. They are here to help make sure that everyone has a good time and that we protect this amazing natural resource.

To learn more about this important topic by visiting CleanDrainDryMT.com or asking any questions on their Facebook Page.

You can also read Gunaxin’s and ManTripping’s thoughts on the subject.

top instagram hashtags for whisky

Everyone knows the importance of properly hashtaging your posts on Instagram and Twitter, but most posts out there cater to women and cutesy posts about dresses and other pretty things. Today, we're going to share some important Instagram hashtags to help men better categorize their posts. This is designed to be a living document, so please comment below if you have other hashtags that you think we should be including. Now, on to our list of essential Instagram hashtags relating to Whisky, Beer, Wine, and other Adult Beverages!

where to find free music for podcasts and video

If you listen to a lot of podcasts and vlogs, you'll start to notice that many of them actually use the same music - so where do they get it? For many of the videos I've produced personally, I've simply used what came with my editing app and that's great ... except that it's limited and often times triggers copyright warnings on Facebook and YouTube. So I decided to reach out and ask a few of my friends where they get their tracks for use in podcasts and videos. Here's some of the top sites for free music downloads that they recommended.

how to grow your blog

I had a great conversation with a new blogger yesterday. The question was basic but the answer is much more complex than I think she (or I) initially expected. The question was simply, "What advice do you have for a smaller blogger who wants to get big?" Superficially, this could have just been one or two bullets but in reality everything is connected and things get complex very quickly. Superficially, blogging and attracting audience to your content might look easy but the moment you scratch beneath the shiny veneer of red carpets, luxury hotels, and amazing destinations it quickly becomes confusing and that some are simply just "lucky". The true answer is that it's a lot of hard work that goes unappreciated and most bloggers don't share that publicly since nobody cares that you I just spent three hours editing photos, or responding back to 20 different PR people who all have the "next big thing". The life of a blogger would be an entire different article, but here are seven things you need to do if you want to grow your blog and attract attention to your content.

We're kicking off a new streaming show designed specifically for men who blog. In our first "mini episode" we talked with Sujeet from GuysGab.com about our upcoming trip to Bradenton Florida for our "Blogger Mancation", a bit of a preview for stuff coming out of this week's LA Auto Show.

Cleveland Road Trip Mike Satterfield

Mike Satterfield is one of my favorite male bloggers and we've done a lot of traveling together recently. Not only does he have a great personal style but has deep insight into how to make great content while still focusing on the business aspects of running a blog. At first glance, his site - TheGentlemanRacer.com sounds like "just a car blog" but in fact, he's been able to wrap everything together to talk about other aspects of a modern man's lifestyle including fashion and travel too. 

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