I still get a ton of questions and suggestions and realize "Hey, I wrote an article on that last year..." Of course, they've never read THAT article, and I hate to keep saying "Yea... I wrote an article on that about 15 months ago." That annoys the heck out of my friends, so I avoid that most of the time.
My Mom can't understand why you don't simply go back to the "Articles By Month" heading on the left side, and read EVERY article since I started. She thinks it's a perfect solution; I'm thinking maybe that's not practical for every single reader (but maybe you're up for it).
I'm not surprised one or two people haven't read every word, since I'm closing in on 150 articles to date. I have over 30 in draft/outline form in the background. At least half of my current audience wasn't around when I started this blog a couple years ago, so they have a good excuse.
As the articles grow, it's harder for people to find things from the past. (BTW - I'm always looking to provide more access to the previous articles, so use the comments link below to let me know if you have ideas.)
Every few weeks I'll highlight a few articles which I like and/or have been popular in the past. My theory is starting with two or three articles makes the most sense. Click on the titles below to go directly to the articles.
The Best of Unlikely Salsero: Part 1
Unaware Club for Men
Some of us guys are simply clueless, and the psychologists are now telling us things that are obvious if you've danced a while (or are female).
Darned Adults: Music Too Loud
As a rule, I always wear ear plugs while dancing, and they are always with me while taking dance classes (I use them when appropriate.) People often ask me about mine, since they are custom fit and not real obvious. This article (and the companion) tell you everything you should know about protecting your hearing.
Practice Space And Spousal Upgrades
With a little creative thinking, anybody can have a practice space right in their home, condo or apartment. You probably have more options than you've been considering.
Again, I look forward to hearing your feedback via the comments link below. Feel free to send me private mail if appropriate. (DonBaarns AT hotmail.com)
I had general anesthesia. That's so weird. You go to sleep in one room, and then you wake up four hours later in a totally different room. Just like college.
-- Ross Shafer