I had a couple of readers ask me what blogs I read regularly so for today’s post I’ll go through each one and tell you what I like about it. There is a lot of good advice out there on the subjects of Game, Masculinity and Self-Development, so you shouldn’t just rely on one source of information.
Krauser is a popular Daygamer who can be found at krauserpua.com – he’s been around a long time, about the same amount of time as Tom Torero, but not as long as Yad. Unlike Tom, who mostly does vlogs on his YouTube channel, Krauser does write articles and posts. You can go back to pretty much his first days teaching himself pickup in 2009 and if you have the time and patience to go through his posts, it makes interesting reading to follow his progression.
What I like about Krauser is his masculine style. Whereas Yad has been justifiably accused of being “a bit gay”, Krauser’s writing and videos show a dominance, masculinity and misogyny that I can empathise with. He doesn’t post as regularly as he used to do at the moment and he tends to do more vlogs than he used to do. This is probably because he seems to be spending a lot of time writing books on pickup, which he self-publishes on Lulu.
I myself bought his Daygame Mastery book and although the price is a hefty £60.00, I believe that the quality and quantity of the content makes it worth the price. Krauser has successfully combined pickup and business together to put himself on a seemingly permanent early retirement in which he travels Europe practicing and developing his game and banging hot chicks.
Roosh is an old-school PUA who still has relevance today. He has been posting for an astonishingly long time. Articles on his current site (www.rooshv.com) go back to 2006 and his old site goes back to 2005, so this is a guy with a lot of experience. He favours Night Game but also has experience with Daygame and posts every two or three days.
What makes him unique is that unlike almost all of the old-school PUAs from the early to mid 2000s who retired or settled down and disappeared, Roosh is still going out and banging women with no sign of a permanent detour into blue-pill monogamy. Sure, he likes to gripe about his way of life and often changes his views on life, but this is part of his charm. He has a slightly dour tone to his writing and vlogs, but remains an inspiring figure.
As one of the first PUAs to start making a living from writing books, he is obviously the inspiration for guys like Krauser, Tom Torero and the like. He has recently been spending a lot of time in Poland and the Ukraine, but has been to many countries in Europe and South America and has written books about gaming local girls for almost every place he’s been to.
Xpat / Xsplat
I’m never sure what to call this guy but he’s been around for a long time also. When you read self-development books, they often tell you to find a mentor or read about people who inspire you and lead the kind of life that you would like for yourself. This is true with the previous two bloggers in the short-term, but Xsplat (xsplat.wordpress.com) is the leading the kind of life I would like to see myself living in the long-term.
He shares my desire for a small harem of two or three girls and has actually been living this exact lifestyle for a number of years. He also has an answer for what happens to PUAs after they get old. A man’s SMV (sexual marketplace value) comprises of many factors, including looks, fame, game and money. If you have fame, you don’t need much else to get girls. If you have looks, the same applies, but obviously looks only last a short time. If you have game, you can get girls half your age into your thirties and forties, but eventually the quantity and quality decreases.
Xsplat is in his fifties but he is still fucking eighteen year olds, because he has game and because he also has money. As a successful businessman, he games girls and if he has an opening in his harem, he installs the girl in an apartment and pays for her expenses, leaving her free to look after him and be his mistress.
He never reveals any suspicion that his girls may be fucking younger guys also, but seems to be doing well. He has spent a lot of time practicing Qigong and combines this with his extensive sexual experience to makes his girls highly emotionally attached to him. So, it’s possible that he has his girls’ undivided attention. Either way, he’s been writing since 2003 and his posts are often very deep and inspiring.
Danger & Play
I like Danger & Play (www.dangerandplay.com) because Mike is very much into improvement and success. Ever since I read Feel the Fear . . . and Do It Anyway, I’ve been trying to find people who are inspiring to be with. I’ve met some great guys since then, but there are many more online who are walking the walk. Mike of Danger & Play is one of them. He’s pushing his boundaries, trying new things and then reporting back for his readers.
Building muscle is one of the things I talked about in my last post and Mike knows a lot about this. He even seems to wear his gym clothes 24/7! But he goes beyond lifting weights and talks about nutrition and steroids also. He doesn’t talk about Game much but has a lot to say about inner-game and masculinity.
He is a very prolific writer, so there always seems to be something new to read every day. This can be good for entertainment but it can sometimes mean that his posts are a little short or he covers old ground. On the whole though, I like his vibe.
Bold and Determined
This, (boldanddetermined.com) has probably been my favourite blog since I started reading it earlier this year. Victor Pride is a legendary figure to anybody who has read any of the articles on his site.
The site itself is really well designed and very professional looking. Bold and Determined is a similar site to Danger & Play, as they cover the same area of masculinity, self-development, business and success. Victor talks a lot about strengthening your mind, and as this has been my own focus for the last ten years, I have a real affinity with him and his writing.
He post a lot less than Mike does but emphasises that he tries to deliver quality over quantity, which is a philosophy I admire. Similar to Xsplat, he lives in Asia and has a very dominant, traditional attitude towards women. He expects his girl to cook, clean up and satisfy him while he works to put food on the table and pay for their living.
One thing you’ll notice if you go to his site is he has pictures of himself on the side panel and he’s built like a brick shit-house. I remember from one of his articles he says:
“If you’re a skinny guy you’re just a target.”
That really struck home and was one of the reasons I started working out again. A lot of guys work out because girls love it, but there is also the flipside that if you’re big, nobody messes with you.
He also has a couple of books. One on weight lifting and another called 30 Days of Discipline which aims to change the average guy into a force of nature. I got it and did the challenge and it really did have a massive positive effect on my life. As I’ve read a lot of self-development literature in my time, I already knew all of the concepts he talks about in the book, but like most people, I’d not put them all into action. Doing the challenge in 30 Days of Discipline is not easy, but it’s definitely worthwhile.
Don’t Become a Blog Addict
If you like those sites and want more, there is a nice list on www.manosphere.com. However, a word of warning. It’s easy to make a list of thirty sites that you read regularly, but you’ll find that you spend all of your time reading and no time at all doing.
As Tom Torero said once, your ratio should be 20% learning and 80% doing.
Cut down your time on the internet. Take one thing you learn and try to implement it in your life over an extended period of time. Try and spend most of your time being productive. Like I said in my post Action vs. Reaction, achievers are producers.
I’d like to hope that you, my dear reader are a producer.