Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Interview with About.com

I was interviewed by Ericka Watson a couple of weeks ago. Ericka is the About.com Powerboating Guide - she asked me a bunch of questions about boat names. Some of them made me think; some of them made me wish I had answered them differently. After not hearing from her for a couple of weeks, she let me know today that this article was appearing on her site.

Needless to say the interview seems to have gone pretty well. Not only did she get my company names and website links correct, she pretty much quoted me accurately throughout the article. Most importantly, she actually pulled some good advice out of me for naming a boat - when I re-read her article, I realized that I shared many tips that I have never mentioned in my own How to Choose a Boat Name article or on the Boat Name Blog.

In addition to the interview, Ericka also created a forum for people to share stories about how they named their boat. You can share your own boat name story on About.com here. And here's the link to the interview: Naming a Boat - Suggestions From an Expert (Guess who the "boat name expert" is! :-D)

Friday, July 16, 2010


We've been churning out content on FirstBoat for about ten years now, and for at least a few through our DailyBoater blog. But for the past few months we've been really diligent about getting at least a brief message out virtually every business day.

And in many respects this is starting to pay off. Not only are we starting to see other blogs and boating sites reference our content, but we are starting to get recognized by traditional media as well.

A couple of websites that have mentioned FirstBoat or DailyBoater recently include:

MarineFuel.com wrote up an overview of our entire network of Nautical Sites.

The Daily Reviewer says about DailyBoater: "This blog is one of the best boating blogs out there."

Romare Yacht Blog says "Thank you very much to DailyBoater.com for this clear and simple explanation why boats are always too small"

BoatInsurance.org lists both our DailyBoater and BoatNameBlog in their top 50 boat blogs.

FindingDulcinea highlights FirstBoat among a select handful of top boating sites.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

New Advertisers

Just taking a second to welcome some of the recent advertisers who came on board our network of Nautical Sites. Please click through and check them out so they keep coming back :-D

Secure Fingerprint Start - this company offers a security product that uses a unique fingerprint technology

Atlantic Maritime Academy - boat safety and training from a District Captain in the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Speaking of Yachting

We are pleased to have Yachting.com onboard the network for a long-term advertising engagement. We were talking even before the press from Haute Living, so perhaps companies are starting to realize that a person's first boat is not necessarily a small boat.

If you'd like to join them and promote your business to hundreds of thousands of recreational boaters across our web and social media network, please let me know.

Now, I'm off to deliver a shipment of hats to Castle Marina in Chester, CT. Yes, I know it would be faster and cheaper to not do this myself, but that would take all the fun out of it!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Haute Yachts

Very flattered, honored and excited that when Haute Living - a leading network of luxury lifestyle publications - wanted to do a story about boat names, they turned to me.

Thank you to Diane Byrne for thinking of me and mentioning a few of our Nautical Sites in this article: Haute Yachts: Patriotic Boat Names

Stay tuned for more news soon, hopefully.