Readers: Help Me Get To Israel

Dear Readers,
A few months ago I was informed of a very good school that could provide me with a very good opportunity.
As some of you may know, I am Jewish, although I haven’t been raised in a very observant family. I’m on a mission to learn more about Judaism, and be in touch with my […]

Posted by in Updates | August 25, 2008 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | 16 comments

Newsflash Made Simple

Ever been hit with a moment of clarity and wanted nothing more than to share it with somebody? I know I’ve wanted to share with you guys at times when no computer was in reach.
Those days are now officially over. How is this possible you ask? With the creation of WordPress for iPhone I can […]

Posted by in Updates | August 10, 2008 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | 3 comments

Alex Shalman Is Outa Here! (Video)

I’m packing up and heading out of town. Don’t worry, I’m not gone for good. I’m going on vacation on a group trip. We’re heading to Budapest, Vienna, and Israel. If I’m not back, check the news. =(
While I’m gone I have prepared a bunch of guest posts (and when I say I prepared THANK […]

Posted by in Updates, Videos | June 26, 2008 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | 9 comments

Preview New Design and Guest Post Invitation

It’s been about 7 months since I’ve had this new design. I love it, and it’s served me well, but I’m going to be modifying it slightly. One of the biggest constructive criticisms I got was that there is too much distraction that takes away from the articles. Particularly the large header.
I’ve taken that, as […]

Posted by in Updates | June 20, 2008 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | 8 comments

Our Family Has Grown To 1,000 Strong

Yesterday when I woke up I realized two things. I realized that I was still in Panama, and life is very good to me for providing me with all these opportunities. I also realized that the subscriber count on this site has reached a milestone of 1,000 readers.
This means that besides the 50,000 times the […]

Posted by in Updates | February 7, 2008 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | 4 comments

Thank You For This Special Year

December 15th 2007 marks the one year anniversary of Alex Shalman dot com. It’s an understatement to say that this has been an incredible journey, an amazing pass time, a captivating passion, and a full filling devotion.
The benefits that I have seen in my life as a direct result of this website are colossal, yet […]

Posted by in Updates | December 22, 2007 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | Comments Off on Thank You For This Special Year

You Can Now Find Me At

To all my beloved readers, I would like to let you know that I can now be found on After speaking with Leon Ho, Craig Childs and Dustin Wax I have decided to become a regular (bi-weekly) contributor.
No, this doesn’t mean I’m jumping ship and abandoning this site. On the contrary, this means that […]

It’s My 23 Birthday and I have Presents For You

Today is my 23 birthday, and I have been celebrating since last night. I usually celebrate the whole birthday week, so I’ll be going at it until Sunday evening. Don’t worry, I won’t leave you completely stranded without posts. As a matter of fact, I have a great guest post that will be up shortly […]

Posted by in Updates | November 14, 2007 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | 10 comments

Rolling Out A Unique Blog Design

Putting together a new theme is something that I’ve had on my mind for months. Initially I tried to put something together myself, but realized it would take me way too long to learn everything I need to know about web design and coding.
Nate Whitehill of Unique Blog Designs came to the rescue with his […]

Posted by in Updates | November 13, 2007 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | 4 comments

Never Lose A Great Idea Again

Never Lose A Great Idea Again

Great ideas are more valuable than gold. So why is it that we never throw away chunks of gold, but we have no problem with letting a great idea slip out of our grasp?
We’ve all been there, driving in the car, listening to audio tapes or music, and suddenly had a great idea occur to […]

Posted by in Productivity, Updates | August 22, 2007 | Digg | | Stumble | Print | 21 comments