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Where Am I?


This site is the personal weblog of Scott Alan Reed, freelance and semi-professional blogger.


I write from the remote Northwoods of Wisconsin about 20 miles south of the Upper Michigan border. This is the lake region of Wisconsin. The majority of those lakes are surrounded by wilderness and woods. But hey, you can be connected to the world via the Internet from just about anywhere. Right?

I love to write. I especially like to write on the subjects of self-improvement and personal development. Making lives better. What can be more important than that. Agree? I also write about whatever interests me and my subscribers. A blog website gives you that liberty to say what’s on your mind. So when I feel “inspired” about a particular topic, I put my thoughts to paper and share relevant information with my readers that empowers them and enriches their lives.


What Will I Find on this Blog Website?


What you won’t find is a sales pitch, celebrity gossip, re-hashed news, a personal diary, or endless advertising.

This is a traditional blog website right out of the 1990’s, when blogging first made its appearance on the Web. Real, traditional blog websites are becoming hard to find. And I think that is why my subscribers are so ecstatic about finding this site, where they can also find information that is relevant to their lives, which they can relate to and apply, to improve their lives. You’ll find this blog to be unique, unlike other so-called “blogs” that you have browsed.

This is a multi-themed site (much to Google’s dismay). So you will not find repetition of a common theme throughout the articles. Reading the same subject over and over again is boring. I don’t think that is what my readers want. I like to give my subscribers solid yet entertaining information. I like to keep them guessing regarding what I’ll present to them next. That’s what makes blog websites fun, yet informative for everyone.


What is Your Primary Purpose in Creating ScottAlanReed.com?


I want to share information that people can use to make their lives better; topics that allow them to use that information to get around or over that next “speed bump” in the road of life.

If I can’t share something that will help my readers over that next obstacle in their lives, then I feel that I have not provided any value for them. That’s what blogging is supposed to be about – sharing wisdom with others so that they can short-cut their lives by learning and sharing information that they have acquired from others.

My readers walk away from each article with something of value. Why reinvent the wheel when information that you need is already readily available to you? You’ll find a “take-away” from every article on this blog website.

I listen to my subscribers and often write about topics that are of interest to them. If I don’t have expertise in a particular area, I do the required research.


What Are Subscribers Saying About ScottAlanReed.com?


“Fantastic goods from you, man! I have understand your stuff previous to this post and you’re just too wonderful. I really like what you have acquired here. I especially like what you’re stating and the way in which you say it. You make it enjoyable and you still take care of to keep it wise. I cannot wait to read much more from you. This is actually a great web site.” (Tamera F. -July 6, 2013)


“May I simply say what a relief to uncover someone that really knows what they’re discussing over the internet? You certainly know how to bring a problem to light and make it important. More people have to read this and understand this side of the story. I was surprised that you are not more popular, given that you certainly have the gift.” (A. Woodland – July 1, 2013)


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What About Content?


I post new content every week. The categories for content can be found in the right side-bar under Categories, Pages, and Photo Galleries. Additionally, the thumbnail photos on the left side of this page link to other pages containing content of special interest to me. Hover your mouse over the thumbnails to see what is there.

What you will find are four years of posts on topics such as outdoor recreation, personal development, current events , health, blogging, some articles that encourage you to think smarter, and several posts about things that interest me; like living in the extreme Northwoods of Wisconsin, wilderness camping and hiking, fishing, boating, snowmobiling, building cabins on a lake, and living in close company with the wildlife here.


Example Post Topics

Berkeley Research Discovers the Fountain of Youth – (Health)

Is Sex Possible After Prostate Gland Surgery? – (Health)

Prostate Surgery and Sex – the Testosterone Connection – (Health)

The Testosterone Connection Part II – (Health)

Does Your Brain Get in Your Way? – (Personal Development)

Think your Way to Success and Happiness – (Personal Development)

We Only Use 10% of Our Brains? That’s a Bummer – (Personal Development)

Does SEO Really Make Sense for a Blog? – (Blogging)

Is Blogging Dead on the WWW? – (Blogging)

Social Signals – A Graph of Want Readers Like Most – (Blogging)

The Top-10 Winter Things To Do in Wisconsin’s Northwoods – (Recreation)

Tent Camper? Then You Need to Try Island Camping – (Recreation)

Dynamics of Wisconsin’s Turtle Flambeau Flowage – (Land and Lakes)

Red Squirrels, Maples, and the End of Summer – (Living up North)

Big Business Wipes out 30% of Local Loon Population – (Living up North)

Two Necessities for Making Your Home Comfortable in Any Climate While Saving Money – (Building Stuff)

How to Stake Your Claim in the Northwoods, the First Baby Step – (Building Stuff)

Sharing and What’s Special About This Site


You will find an assortment of sharing options on every page and post. Interaction with the author, other commenters, your friends, and acquaintances is encouraged.

There are voting buttons below each post for giving feedback to the author. Besides providing feedback, the voting buttons also open up a share dialog box to Facebook or Twitter so that you can share your comments with your friends. Feedback tells me what topics readers like most so I can better target their interests.

Articles on this website are published to other social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, StumbleUpon, Google+, and twenty other sites. So you will find me throughout the Internet.


What Do I Do Now?


I recommend that you click on Recent Blogs on the menu bar at the top of the page in order to view my most recent articles. Then choose a Category in the sidebar to find an area that interest you most and peruse those articles.

If an article includes a photo gallery or video, check those out to get a better understanding of the information. Don’t forget to leave a comment and a vote. Ask a question. I read all comments and respond to all questions.

If you would like to discuss something in private, click on Contact in the menu bar where you will find all of my contact information.

Now dig in and enjoy! Create a bookmark and come back often. There is always something new to be found. If you want to be notified when a new post has been published, subscribe to the Feedburner RSS feed.


Thank you for stopping in! I hope that you find what you are looking for.


Scott Alan Reed