It’s celebration time at the House of the Iron Qualities. No, this isn’t a delayed Christmas party – the Iron Qualities is celebrating its first birthday
so I’ll be popping open a little bottle of champagne to celebrate.
Wait…no. That doesn’t sound right. Lose the champagne. I’ll be cracking open a six pack of cold malt sodas, chugging the hell out of them and crushing the cans on my forehead.
I started this blog as a way to document my thoughts on what it means to be a man in today’s world. To seek out and remember all the lessons our ancestors taught us about how to be men. And through this process I wanted to help myself and hopefully others to gain a little enlightenment and become better men.
I initially thought the ideas and life lessons that took us on the journey from boyhood to manhood had been lost and corrupted in a sea of modern-day apathy, information overload and political correctness.
But in the last year, I have learned that the concepts that make males ‘men’ are still alive and well. And by paying attention and actively looking for the life lessons that help us become the best we can be, we can find them.
There are others who feel the same way I do – I learned that too. My audience started small, and it still is thanks to my disgustingly bad marketing skills. But either through word of mouth or people stumbling across the site by pure fluke, it has gradually grown as men organically discover this site and find something that clicks with them.
In Year Two, I’m going to up the ante. I will keep pushing forward, spreading the word and sharing what I learn on my journey to become the best I can be. I had ambitions to write many more blog posts than I actually did in Year One, so there’s plenty more quality content to come. We haven’t even scratched the surface yet.
Ok. Retrospection done. I’m not going to get all gushy and sentimental. We reflect briefly, then keep moving forward. That’s the Iron Qualities way.
We keep doing and pursuing. All action, all day. Kicking ass and…..ok that’ enough. Where’s that six pack…..