Originally Posted by liveincolor
Great points, and thanks for the link. For two years my father and me have sailed around the point and into Fire Inlet via Atlantic usually taking between 24-30 hours, but I'd like to do a solo trip and like you say, I won't make 50 miles in one daylight. So my plan is to go little at a time through the sound stopping at various harbors on the north shore of Long Island and CT shore. On the Atlantic end of it I still have some great inlets to tuck into just miles apart between NY Harbor and FI Inlet, but don't plan to use them to get into GSB, just protection if needed. I'm thinking it will take one to two weeks to complete.
I think you're definitely right about not expecting pay for it, in fact I hardly thought about a paycheck. I'm more interested in getting a following on my blog and hopefully get a chance to publish an article. Would love to meet up, I'll PM my cell number to you. I'm sure we can meet somewhere.
I will give you a call soon (PM rec'd).
I'll make one suggestion as to how to develop a following on your blog. Look up a thread here called "Shameless Plug" and check out a few of BLJones' blog entries. I know that he has the same thread running on other boating forums (Anything-Sailing.com and probably even Sailing Anarchy). Every time he makes a new blog post he puts a 'teaser' in his 'Shameless Plug' thread. I know that he has gotten pretty good traffic by this means.
Another fairly successful blogger is Dylan Winter who has been writing a blog called "Keep Turning Left" Keep Turning Left
which is about him trying to sail around England on a small boat. He's even got fans on this side of the pond and Australia so he must be doing something right. Dylan has some interesting and funny videos posted to his various entries and people ALWAYS like pictures amd humor.
Your thread title of "Sailing Around Long Island" gets the point across of what your intent is but it is a bit more regional in it's appeal, perhaps. Some might confuse it with the Around Long Island Regatta though (ALIR). A slightly more provocative thread title with less regional appeal may (or may not) get more people to check it out. "Small boat, big ocean" or similar would be more regionally vague yet provocative.
Anyway, we'll talk.