As we close out 2016, I wanted to let you in on some exciting stuff that’s on deck for 2017. But before I do that, let me start with a big thank you to everyone.
Over the last four years, the reach of Protection Circle has grown in leaps and bounds, and 2016 was by far the best year yet. Protection Circle’s combined readership has now passed the 100,000 mark, with readers from a whopping 167 different countries. In addition to this completely blowing my mind, it’s also a fact that’s very important for some of what I’ll be letting you in on.
I want to thank those who’ve become patrons on my Patreon page (you can easily add yourself to that list, by the way). I want to thank those who have subscribed to the Protection Circle blog (you can easily do that too by clicking on the light blue “Follow” button). I want to thank those who’ve joined my LinkedIn group, liked my Facebook page and follow me on Twitter. I want to thank all those who have shared my articles, commented on them, and helped spread the word. And even if you’ve done none of those things, I want to thank you for simply clicking on this, or any other, article and reading these very words. (Yup, that means you, you sexy Rockstar…) Every click and every read has helped, and the very first announcement I’m about to make is going to tell you why
I’m very excited to announce that I have a book coming out, hopefully in the first part of 2017. I’m still playing around with a title, but the manuscript is pretty much finished. The book is essentially an expose’ of the world of private sector surveillance detection and special protective operations. It’s filled with actual stories from the field and goes into detail about the application of surveillance, surveillance detection and various other covert and special protective operations. For those who are concerned, no client details are revealed. The book is purposely written in a way that non-professionals can also understand, learn from, and enjoy.
I’m currently going through the mechanics of literary agents, publishers, and all that “fun” stuff, but of huge benefit here is the fact that Protection Circle’s reach has become so large (something that agents and publishers look for). So once again, thank you. I’ll update you when more details become available.
I’m also excited about producing video content that’ll cover various aspects of surveillance and surveillance detection. Much of the content I write about is highly visual (at least in my head) and is based on actual scenarios I’ve been in. I can’t wait to bring it into the video realm.
So let me use this platform to put the word out that I’m looking for video production people that can help me lift this project off the ground. Filming will only be done in the San Francisco Bay Area, so those who are interested in coming on-board will have to be local. It’s going to be a fun but challenging project, and will involve filming on the street and on the move, simultaneously from multiple angles. I’m talking about rough-and-tumble guerrilla film-making here (combining static camerawork with mobile, stabilized GoPros). So, if you have the skills and you’re up for the challenge, please get in touch with me directly.
Over the years, I’ve done a few collaborations with others: wrote a few articles for external publications, was a guest on a podcast (which was really cool to do) and had a few speaking engagements. I want to thank all of those I’ve worked with in the past, and let you know that I’m looking to do more of it in the future. I’d like to have more of you on my platform and would love to hop onto your platforms too (if invited, of course). I’ve already talked with a few good people about joint articles, and I’m always looking for more cool stuff to do with others. So here to, if you want to work with me on something interesting (host me, be hosted by me, etc.), please get in touch with me directly.
Thank you again for making 2016 such a great year for Protection Circle. Now, buckle up, 2017 is going to be even better.