The Life Without Pants Guest Blog Grand Tour!

Guest Blog Grand Tour | Life Without Pants

If you know me by now – you know that “projects” are my middle name – whether I’m compiling an ebook, recording a podcast, your reviewing blogs – I’m always up to something new, and usually these ideas come on a whim – they might start with a question or small idea, and then snowball into something much, much bigger.

Oops, I did it again.

Following in the illustrious footsteps of the strongest librarian I know, and new-found amigo, I’ve decided to take Life Without Pants on the road. Over the next two months, I’ll be embarking on a Guest Blog Grand Tour – and I want YOU to be a part of it.

What it is:

The “tour” will consist of…well…however many guest posts I can get myself signed up for. As of now, the tour has over 30 stops. Blogs from all over the spectrum, big and small, will be getting a dose of yours truly. You get a slice of brilliance, I get a two line bio, a link back to my blog, and some new friends.

Why I’m doing it:

The challenge. Honestly. I’ve established a niche here at Life Without Pants – and I love it. LOVE IT. The community I’ve invested so much time has grown exponentially in only 9 months, and will continue to grow by leaps and bounds. But while nurturing your own community is critical, expanding out and meeting new people may just be the most important thing of all.

This also give me the opportunity to write about things I normally wouldn’t. Religion, relationships, cooking, reality TV, business ethics, personal finance – you name it. Topics I may have yet to tackle here, but still have plenty to talk about.

What can I say? I’m a sucker for a good challenge.

Where you come in:

I’ve already organized 30 stops on the tour – but it doesn’t have to stop there! If you’re reading this, and you don’t see your blog on the list below, let’s do something about it. Leave a comment below or send me an email and let’s talk about what I can bring to your neighborhood.

It’s highly unlikely I’ll say no unless I literally know NOTHING about the topic – to all you underwater basket weavers out there – you’re out. Everything else is fair game.

It’s going to be a hell of a marathon – I’m excited about the opportunity to connect with so many new people – but only slightly terrified of the burnout that will undoubtedly ensue. Eye of the tiger. Eye of the tiger…

The Life Without Pants Guest Blog Grand Tour!

For a recap, additional “tour dates”, and links to the posts I write – head over to the “Grand Tour” page.


96 Responses
  • Jerry Reply

    Great idea! Come have a visit at Joy in the Workplace.
    jerry

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Jerry – I’d love to whip something up for you. Can you give me a general sense of direction/topic suggestion? Give me a little bit to work with and what would appeal most to your community and we can go from there!

  • Jerry Reply

    Great idea! Come have a visit at Joy in the Workplace.
    jerry

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Jerry – I’d love to whip something up for you. Can you give me a general sense of direction/topic suggestion? Give me a little bit to work with and what would appeal most to your community and we can go from there!

  • Vicki Reply

    You’re more than welcome at Chez Boykis :) , if you still have time! That list and schedule looks crazy! Let me know.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Vicki – I’d love to. I still have your guest post hiding away somewhere waiting to come out. What would you like me to write about? Throw something wild (within reason) at me?

  • Vicki Reply

    You’re more than welcome at Chez Boykis :) , if you still have time! That list and schedule looks crazy! Let me know.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Vicki – I’d love to. I still have your guest post hiding away somewhere waiting to come out. What would you like me to write about? Throw something wild (within reason) at me?

  • Jenny Reply

    Pick me, pick me! Can you include a Venn Diagram or maybe a t-shirt idea that ppl will actually purchase..

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Jenny! I kid you not it was on my to-do list (hand written mind you) to get in touch with you about adding you to the roster. I need an outlet to write about my not-so-secret obsession with Lady Gaga. Can we just roll with that, or did you have another topic in mind? :)

  • Jenny Reply

    Pick me, pick me! Can you include a Venn Diagram or maybe a t-shirt idea that ppl will actually purchase..

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Jenny! I kid you not it was on my to-do list (hand written mind you) to get in touch with you about adding you to the roster. I need an outlet to write about my not-so-secret obsession with Lady Gaga. Can we just roll with that, or did you have another topic in mind? :)

  • Meg Reply

    This sounds like a totally fun (hectic, slightly mad, very cool) project!!

    I’d love you to come visit and share some of your pantsless wisdom with my readers!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Awesome Meg – thanks for reaching out – it is slightly mad/hectic/and cool all at the same time. Heck of a way to wrap up 09 and bring on 10. Anything in particular you’d like me to write about? Let me know and I’ll get you added in!

  • Meg Reply

    This sounds like a totally fun (hectic, slightly mad, very cool) project!!

    I’d love you to come visit and share some of your pantsless wisdom with my readers!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Awesome Meg – thanks for reaching out – it is slightly mad/hectic/and cool all at the same time. Heck of a way to wrap up 09 and bring on 10. Anything in particular you’d like me to write about? Let me know and I’ll get you added in!

  • CV Harquail Reply

    Hi Matt-
    I’d so love to have your energy visit over here at http://AuthenticOrganizations.com !
    We usually keep our pants on here, since it’s a conversation about being authentic within the collective/organization and it’s kind of business oriented, but we’ll be happy to go sans culottes for your visit so that you feel at home.
    cvh

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      CV – Let’s do this! Any topic in particular you’d like me to tackle? I’ll try to keep my pants on over in your neck of the woods.

  • CV Harquail Reply

    Hi Matt-
    I’d so love to have your energy visit over here at http://AuthenticOrganizations.com !
    We usually keep our pants on here, since it’s a conversation about being authentic within the collective/organization and it’s kind of business oriented, but we’ll be happy to go sans culottes for your visit so that you feel at home.
    cvh

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      CV – Let’s do this! Any topic in particular you’d like me to tackle? I’ll try to keep my pants on over in your neck of the woods.

  • Akhila Reply

    If you have something good to say about social change, non-profits, social enterprise, etc please stop by at my blog too :-) It sounds like you’re highly booked, so let me know! You can be a “belated” part of the Be the Change series!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I can definitely talk about change – think about who you’re talkin’ too here. I’ll work something up and get it to you – I owe you for slacking on the “Be the Change” series.

  • Akhila Reply

    If you have something good to say about social change, non-profits, social enterprise, etc please stop by at my blog too :-) It sounds like you’re highly booked, so let me know! You can be a “belated” part of the Be the Change series!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I can definitely talk about change – think about who you’re talkin’ too here. I’ll work something up and get it to you – I owe you for slacking on the “Be the Change” series.

  • phampants Reply

    Do you think you can handle phampants?

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      That depends – can you tell me what the heck the “phamplets” is and what I should write for them?

      • phampants Reply

        phampants is nothing and everything. it’s basically my life in anecdotes. but the thing is that i am a cross platformer. i blog, i vlog, i tweet, i create videos.

        one project i’m doing is a visual blog project. instead of just blogging or vlogging, i would do a visual blog. so i would act out what i think the reader should “see” in a blog/vlog. Here’s an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC5_bFsshLE

        • Matt Cheuvront Reply

          Hey buddy – can I just say I LOVE what you are doing with these videos? I really really enjoyed it – great stuff.

          My video editing skills are not up to par with you – but I’ll see what I can put together. This is probably the most unique challenge yet. Looking forward to it!

          -Matt

          • phampants Reply

            Now that’s what I like to hear! Just tell me when you want to stop by on the tour.

            Email me @gmail.com

  • phampants Reply

    Do you think you can handle phampants?

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      That depends – can you tell me what the heck the “phamplets” is and what I should write for them?

      • phampants Reply

        phampants is nothing and everything. it’s basically my life in anecdotes. but the thing is that i am a cross platformer. i blog, i vlog, i tweet, i create videos.

        one project i’m doing is a visual blog project. instead of just blogging or vlogging, i would do a visual blog. so i would act out what i think the reader should “see” in a blog/vlog. Here’s an example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AC5_bFsshLE

        • Matt Cheuvront Reply

          Hey buddy – can I just say I LOVE what you are doing with these videos? I really really enjoyed it – great stuff.

          My video editing skills are not up to par with you – but I’ll see what I can put together. This is probably the most unique challenge yet. Looking forward to it!

          -Matt

          • phampants Reply

            Now that’s what I like to hear! Just tell me when you want to stop by on the tour.

            Email me @gmail.com

  • Mike Driehorst Reply

    Hey Matt: I think you definitely need to stop in NW Ohio & SE Michigan with a post at my blog: MikesPoints.com. I focus on PR, social media, journalism – -but you’d have free reign. Feel free even to pimp SMB-Chicago.

    Great idea — even if the tour doesn’t stop on Mikespoints.com. :)
    -Mike

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Be happy to Mike. All I ask is that you give me a LITTLE more guidance than “PR, Social Media, & journalism” – in a nutshell – that’s TOO broad for me to wrap my head around. Anything in particular you have in mind? I’m all ears.

      • Mike Driehorst Reply

        Matt,
        Don’t have anything particular in mind. What about your thoughts on social media in Chicago & the metro area? In Toledo, there’s a lot of interest. Some of the bigger companies are doing bits and pieces, but none (or next to none) have really embraced it.

        The same goes for agencies — some of the more established ones are doing some but none (or next to none) are really leading the pack. There’s a lot of interest by small business and solo practitioners. There’s a lot of solo communications folks who are touting themselves (with many not having the background to back it up). And, yes, I’d include myself in the growing pack of those who are promoting themselves as knowing something about social media.

        So, what’s the social media scene like in Chicago for interest by businesses & agencies, tweetups and Social Media Breakfast, along with any other activity?

        Just a suggestion.
        -Mike

  • Mike Driehorst Reply

    Hey Matt: I think you definitely need to stop in NW Ohio & SE Michigan with a post at my blog: MikesPoints.com. I focus on PR, social media, journalism – -but you’d have free reign. Feel free even to pimp SMB-Chicago.

    Great idea — even if the tour doesn’t stop on Mikespoints.com. :)
    -Mike

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Be happy to Mike. All I ask is that you give me a LITTLE more guidance than “PR, Social Media, & journalism” – in a nutshell – that’s TOO broad for me to wrap my head around. Anything in particular you have in mind? I’m all ears.

      • Mike Driehorst Reply

        Matt,
        Don’t have anything particular in mind. What about your thoughts on social media in Chicago & the metro area? In Toledo, there’s a lot of interest. Some of the bigger companies are doing bits and pieces, but none (or next to none) have really embraced it.

        The same goes for agencies — some of the more established ones are doing some but none (or next to none) are really leading the pack. There’s a lot of interest by small business and solo practitioners. There’s a lot of solo communications folks who are touting themselves (with many not having the background to back it up). And, yes, I’d include myself in the growing pack of those who are promoting themselves as knowing something about social media.

        So, what’s the social media scene like in Chicago for interest by businesses & agencies, tweetups and Social Media Breakfast, along with any other activity?

        Just a suggestion.
        -Mike

  • jen Reply

    I am honoured and really excited that you will be visiting my humble web-abode! :)
    In complete awe of the challenge you have set for yourself, but in no doubt you will do it brilliantly Matt!
    See you soon!
    Jen

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thank you Jen – Glad to share some wisdom on “reaching our dreams” over in your neck of the woods. I am probably pretty crazy – especially knowing I have to keep things up HERE as well as write 50 some odd posts around the web over the next couple months – but what’s living without a challenge here or there, eh? See YOU soon! :)

  • jen Reply

    I am honoured and really excited that you will be visiting my humble web-abode! :)
    In complete awe of the challenge you have set for yourself, but in no doubt you will do it brilliantly Matt!
    See you soon!
    Jen

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Thank you Jen – Glad to share some wisdom on “reaching our dreams” over in your neck of the woods. I am probably pretty crazy – especially knowing I have to keep things up HERE as well as write 50 some odd posts around the web over the next couple months – but what’s living without a challenge here or there, eh? See YOU soon! :)

  • Steven Handel Reply

    This is a really great idea! You are more than welcome to contribute a post to http://www.theemotionmachine.com too!

    Excellent blog by the way…I love the theme.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Glad you like the blog. What if we did an interview style Q&A post (just noticed your latest featuring Dragos) – If you want to shoot some questions over my way via email – mncheuvront@gmail – we can go that route, unless you had another idea?

      • Steven Handel Reply

        Sure, sure. We will think of something. I will shoot you an email soon.

  • Steven Handel Reply

    This is a really great idea! You are more than welcome to contribute a post to http://www.theemotionmachine.com too!

    Excellent blog by the way…I love the theme.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Glad you like the blog. What if we did an interview style Q&A post (just noticed your latest featuring Dragos) – If you want to shoot some questions over my way via email – mncheuvront@gmail – we can go that route, unless you had another idea?

      • Steven Handel Reply

        Sure, sure. We will think of something. I will shoot you an email soon.

  • Karen Reply

    Dude, this is such a neat idea! Super innovative. Stop by my blog, s’il vous plait! In fact, I’ll email you right now and we’ll get this dialogue started asap.

    (Actually don’t be too rushed to reply to my email.. I’m going to be MIA for the next two weeks, so I won’t be able to discuss anything substantially until after December 4th. Either way, I’ll drop you a line.)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Oh yes – we will be in touch – and over time – we will come up with something epic! Looking forward to it Karen :)

  • Karen Reply

    Dude, this is such a neat idea! Super innovative. Stop by my blog, s’il vous plait! In fact, I’ll email you right now and we’ll get this dialogue started asap.

    (Actually don’t be too rushed to reply to my email.. I’m going to be MIA for the next two weeks, so I won’t be able to discuss anything substantially until after December 4th. Either way, I’ll drop you a line.)

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Oh yes – we will be in touch – and over time – we will come up with something epic! Looking forward to it Karen :)

  • Brandon James Reply

    This is like a Web 2.0 pilgrimage. Brilliant!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Web 2.0 pilgrimage. I like the sound of that!

  • Brandon James Reply

    This is like a Web 2.0 pilgrimage. Brilliant!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Web 2.0 pilgrimage. I like the sound of that!

  • Brenton Gieser Reply

    Mr. Matt…Can’t wait to see the world tour kick off….I am one step ahead of this comment with an email already in your inbox. Can’t wait to collaborate with you!

  • Brenton Gieser Reply

    Mr. Matt…Can’t wait to see the world tour kick off….I am one step ahead of this comment with an email already in your inbox. Can’t wait to collaborate with you!

  • Bethany Reply

    Hi Matt–we’d LOVE to have you on crowdSPRING! Check out our blog: http://blog.crowdspring.com/

    Come on over!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I’d love to Bethany – anything in particular you’d like me to bring to the table over @ CrowdSpring?

  • Bethany Reply

    Hi Matt–we’d LOVE to have you on crowdSPRING! Check out our blog: http://blog.crowdspring.com/

    Come on over!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I’d love to Bethany – anything in particular you’d like me to bring to the table over @ CrowdSpring?

  • JONNY | thelifething.com Reply

    Holy crap that is a lot of guest posts. Get the red bull out my friend.

    Ill send you some M150 over from Thailand, its like Red Bull on Steroids.

  • JONNY | thelifething.com Reply

    Holy crap that is a lot of guest posts. Get the red bull out my friend.

    Ill send you some M150 over from Thailand, its like Red Bull on Steroids.

  • Dave Reply

    This is an absolutely outrageous challenge you’ve set yourself Matt!

    I’m a location independent graphic designer (currently in Melbourne) and write about creativity and design at http://www.brightsparkcreative.com/blog

    Just in case you haven’t already taken on enough, it would be great if you found the time to guest post.

    Alternatively, you may be more inspired by my blog ( http://www.aboutagadabout.com )which is about my girlfriend and I working and gadding about anywhere that has an internet connection. That’s what it’s supposed to be about anyway although my latest post is about bashing my head in. People have a right to know.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Well it’s your call Dave – where would you like to see me and what would you like me to write about? I’m up for anything….

  • Dave Reply

    This is an absolutely outrageous challenge you’ve set yourself Matt!

    I’m a location independent graphic designer (currently in Melbourne) and write about creativity and design at http://www.brightsparkcreative.com/blog

    Just in case you haven’t already taken on enough, it would be great if you found the time to guest post.

    Alternatively, you may be more inspired by my blog ( http://www.aboutagadabout.com )which is about my girlfriend and I working and gadding about anywhere that has an internet connection. That’s what it’s supposed to be about anyway although my latest post is about bashing my head in. People have a right to know.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Well it’s your call Dave – where would you like to see me and what would you like me to write about? I’m up for anything….

  • Kelly Reply

    So excited to have you visit on my blog!
    This is quite an undertaking, I can’t wait to see all the guest post and how they fit with the blogs.
    Off to read up on some of your other stops.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Really excited about having a post up at The Censtisble Life. Really gave me a unique spin to write about my transition up to Chicago – something I’ve written about to death, but not from the angle you presented. Cheers!

  • Kelly Reply

    So excited to have you visit on my blog!
    This is quite an undertaking, I can’t wait to see all the guest post and how they fit with the blogs.
    Off to read up on some of your other stops.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Really excited about having a post up at The Censtisble Life. Really gave me a unique spin to write about my transition up to Chicago – something I’ve written about to death, but not from the angle you presented. Cheers!

  • mindflex Reply

    i’ll be like an e groupie :)

  • mindflex Reply

    i’ll be like an e groupie :)

  • Isaiah Janzen Reply

    Good idea. I like it when people expand their horizons and flex their fingers! Read my ebook (http://www.isaiahjanzen.com/2009/11/free-ebook-what-gen-y-wants-you-to-know.html) and stop by my blog. From running to graduate school to trying to start a successful business, everyday something to learn…

  • Isaiah Janzen Reply

    Good idea. I like it when people expand their horizons and flex their fingers! Read my ebook (http://www.isaiahjanzen.com/2009/11/free-ebook-what-gen-y-wants-you-to-know.html) and stop by my blog. From running to graduate school to trying to start a successful business, everyday something to learn…

  • Dave Reply

    I’d be very interested to read about the steps you would take if you needed a designer for one of your projects. How would you go about finding the right person, what exactly would you look for and ultimately what do you think would tip the balance in favour of one designer over another.

    It could possibly take the form of a checkpoint list (if you feel comfortable approaching it that way) for designers, written from the perspective of a potential client.

    This would fit best at http://www.brightsparkcreative.com/blog

    Thanks Matt…

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Sounds good Dave. I’ll give it some thought and will be in touch!

  • Dave Reply

    I’d be very interested to read about the steps you would take if you needed a designer for one of your projects. How would you go about finding the right person, what exactly would you look for and ultimately what do you think would tip the balance in favour of one designer over another.

    It could possibly take the form of a checkpoint list (if you feel comfortable approaching it that way) for designers, written from the perspective of a potential client.

    This would fit best at http://www.brightsparkcreative.com/blog

    Thanks Matt…

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Sounds good Dave. I’ll give it some thought and will be in touch!

  • courtney Reply

    Um, DUH, I want you to guest post on my blog.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Well what a coincidence Courtney – I want to write a guest post on your blog! I’ll get you added to the list. Any idea on a topic?

  • courtney Reply

    Um, DUH, I want you to guest post on my blog.

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Well what a coincidence Courtney – I want to write a guest post on your blog! I’ll get you added to the list. Any idea on a topic?

  • @NashvilleBen Reply

    Hey Matt,
    I’d love to have you guest blog for a small crowd on Her Name Was Grace. Would like to hear about one of your biggest failures or mistakes, and how it turned out, if you’re willing to share.
    Ben

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I’d be happy to sir. I’ve got you added in on the “tour” page – and will get something over to you in the coming weeks!

  • @NashvilleBen Reply

    Hey Matt,
    I’d love to have you guest blog for a small crowd on Her Name Was Grace. Would like to hear about one of your biggest failures or mistakes, and how it turned out, if you’re willing to share.
    Ben

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      I’d be happy to sir. I’ve got you added in on the “tour” page – and will get something over to you in the coming weeks!

  • Miss Lissy Reply

    I would love to have you around!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Miss Lissy, you are OFFICIALLY the last one to make the cut. I’m not taking any more blogs for THIS tour. But to everyone else, fear not, I’ll be sure to launch another tour sometime in 2010!

  • Miss Lissy Reply

    I would love to have you around!

    • Matt Cheuvront Reply

      Miss Lissy, you are OFFICIALLY the last one to make the cut. I’m not taking any more blogs for THIS tour. But to everyone else, fear not, I’ll be sure to launch another tour sometime in 2010!

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