What we can learn from a time out

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I’m taking my time out in South America and have a lot of amazing things planned.  I’ve come across a great opportunity in Guatemala and Chile and can’t wait to tell you more about it.


That post will come next week, but I can hint that it’s pretty similar to the themes from here and is going to finally allow me to explore permaculture a little more in depth.  This post is a way to let you know what’s coming up in this month while I’m doing that and give you a sneak peak into after.

Right now, I’m experimenting with behind the scenes blog stuff like scheduling these posts and automating my twitter feed to an even higher degree than I have already.   I want to  ensure that there’s plenty of new vertical farming content for you to read while I’m gone, but also to prepare for transferring the Urban Vertical Project to it’s own URL!  I get why that’s probably pretty incidental for you, but it’s very cool for me.  More news on that when I get back.

So, what can I learn from my time out?  If you find yourself feeling uncomfortable, you are probably challenging yourself and learning.  I’ve found one of the best ways to do that is to travel, but there are more specific things I want to learn on this trip too.  Besides exploring permaculture more, I want to see how that automation process affects my analytics.  I’m curious: how much of this blogs growth is due to me directly engaging with people and how much is due to more organic forms of SEO and other growth?

The other thing I wanted to mention is that I won’t have internet access while I’m travelling.  That’s going to mean two things:

  • No emails to my list (don’t worry, I’ll be back with the same, exclusive content on my return)
  • No weekly updates of vertical farming news

It’s sad, but I’ll be back in April and am already looking forward to catching up on all the news I missed.

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Before I take off, I also wanted to ask what you’ve thought about the recent interviews I’ve done.  If you haven’t seen them yet, check out here and here.  I think those types of posts really add value: they expose the community to new ideas to inspire creativity and include enough hard data for people looking to sketch out there ideas a bit more before diving in.  Brian and Dustin are both quality guys and there’s a lot to be learned from how they both think about the industry.  I hope I got that across.

Let me know what you think in the comments, and stay tuned — back to your regular scheduled vertical farming posts next!

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