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.

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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. 

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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.

how to optimize your blogger profile on media databases and blogger networks

Search Engine Optimization or SEO is something every blogger need to be able to attract visitors to their site through search. For most of us today, that's synonymous with optimizing for Google but there are many other search engines that are critical for attracting opportunities and brands. No, I'm not talking about BING or Yahoo - I'm talking about CISION, IZEA, TapInfluence, Intellifluence and the dozens of other networks that marketers use to find us.

The reality is that each of these blogger networks has hundreds if not THOUSANDS of bloggers in their directories. While it is always important to have personal relationships with brands, often times you will have a recruiter go to the database and search for "men's interest" or "cars". That makes it critical that we think about how our profiles are written and what information is contained in them so that we pop to the top and have the opportunity to be considered. Here's some tips that I use to improve my odds at being found by optimizing my blog profiles.

bull at bently ranch nevada

Unlike some trips where we stay put in a single destination, this was a bit of a road trip through Northern Nevada. From Reno, we headed south to Carson Valley and then on to the mining boom town of Virginia City before heading back to Reno. From ranches to silver mines and the opportunity to judge the famous Virginia City "Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry" aka the Testicle Festival and then a visit to the famous National Automobile Museum, this was an action-packed adventure that we highly recommend guys explore on their own as well.

Bloggers on Our Wild West in Northern Nevada Trip Include:

We'll be adding links to articles and videos produced by each of the guys, so stay tuned for more!

ManTripping:

Atlantis Casino Resort in Reno Nevada

Carson Valley Inn & Casino - Perfect Guys Weekend Basecamp

Craft Beer & Whiskey Plus Artisanal Cheese & Meats at the Pink House

Guys Will Love to Eat, Drink and Do These Things in Carson Valley 

 

The Traveling Fool:

The National Automobile Museum in Reno Nevada

Why Visit Carson Valley Nevada

So, What Do Rocky Mountain Oysters Taste Like?

 

Rick On The Rocks:

I'm Nuts About The Rocky Mountain Oyster Fry 

 

Days Of a Domestic Dad:

Rocky Mountain Oyster Festival in Virginia City, NV

Minden Tahoe Air Show Preview

 

Bourbon Blog:

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!

grand rapids beer tour brewsader

Grand Rapids Michigan is "Beer City". While many cities around the country boast an impressive number of craft breweries, this one is special and easily located just a few hours drive from major population centers in Chicago, Indianapolis, and Detroit. With the mighty Brewsader Passport in hand and guidence from Experience Grand Rapids, we set off to explore what makes this city a great beercation destination.

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.

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