A new project
I wanted to let everyone know that I’ve started a new blog called The Art of Manliness. Don’t worry, I’m not abandoning FLS. I’m just preparing for the day when I’ve graduated law school and can no longer honestly be called The Frugal Law Student. I’m going to need a new blog to devote myself to. However, I’ll continue to blog here at FLS.
There are a few reasons I’m starting The Art of Manliness. First, I’m concerned for men my age. Let’s face it. Most of us are a bunch of slackers. We don’t take our lives seriously. 1/3 of Generation Y males are still living with their parents with no plans for the future. Some start college, but don’t finish it. Many are taking on huge amounts of debt to finance lavish lifestyles. Basically, Generation Y males aren’t growing up. So, I hope to provide some motivation for these guys.
Second, I wanted to make a men’s publication that I would enjoy reading. I enjoy reading Men’s Health, Men’s Journal, GQ, and Askmen.com All of these publications provide stellar articles that touch on all aspects of men’s lives. My problem with them is they have a lot of stuff I don’t like.
Take Askmen.com. Everyday they publish awesome tips on how to excel in your career and improve your health. The problem is that the site’s main focus is on women and their cleavage. The same goes with Men’s Health. Each month, each magazine is jammed packed with the amazing articles. Of course, they have to intersperse the magazine with almost naked women. I hate how we as a society objectify women. The Art of Manliness will be a publication that your wife or girlfriend wouldn’t mind you reading.
My other problem with men’s publications is they promote a lifestyle that is not within reach of the average man. I hate it when Men’s Health or GQ puts together wardrobe suggestions that cost a thousands bucks. Seriously. What average guy can afford to drop $400 for a dress shirt. In The Art of Manliness, I plan on giving dressing and grooming suggestions that a guy like me can afford.
In conjunction with the launch of The Art of Manliness, I’ve created an Ebook called “The Art of Manliness Guide to Being A Gentleman in 2008.” The book is completely FREE to those who subscribe to The Art of Manliness. Please consider subscribing to the Art of Manliness and download the Ebook. The Ebook is freely distributable, so go ahead and forward it to as many people as you want.
I’d also appreciate your help in promoting The Art of Manliness. If you Digg or use del.icio.us, please consider bookmarking a few of the articles over there. Also, if you have a blog, a link to the free ebook offer would be much appreciated.
Help for a friend
Finally, my good friend Leo has his blog, Zen Habits, nominated for “Best Overall Blog of the Year” at Performancing. Please take two seconds to vote for Zen Habits. Leo is a great guy, has a super blog, and has helped a lot of people. He deserves to win. If you haven’t ever heard of Zen Habits, then you’re definitely missing out. Stop by the site and subscribe. You won’t regret it.