I am Brian D. Hawkins and even though my personal blog is no longer here I know you want to know more about me.
Caution… I feel bad for this but it is inevitable that many of you will fall madly in love with me as you get to know more and more about me. At the risk of breaking thousands of hearts I must declare my undying love for my wife of 29 years and counting. Please don’t feel bad for your deep feeling for me and understand it’s completely normal and you are not alone. Be proud and say it loud, “I love Brian D. Hawkins!” LOL
I’ve been online for years in a number of online business ventures including blogging and internet marketing. I’ve had hundreds of domains, dozens of websites and a couple of popular blogs. I have been earning a consistent and substantial online income for at least five years. That income is generated with blogging, internet marketing, affiliate marketing, AdSense and a membership site.
A couple of years ago I, for the most part, left blogging to chase money (internet marketing). I realized two things with that move:
- I’m a better blogger than internet marketer.
- Blogging is my passion and I truly missed it.
I live in Belleville Michigan, USA. I’m 48 years old, hopefully I’ll remember to update this each year. I have been married to the same lovely lady for over 30 years, that’??s right, I got married at eighteen years old and it worked. We have four grown children and four Grandchildren (so far).
I’m a proud veteran from the US Army and I’ve been a truck driver for most of my adult life. Even today I put in between 55 and 60 hours a week driving locally. I know how hard it is to wake up with 4 or 5 hours of sleep, go to work for 10 or 12 hours and try to write a blog post, email a newsletter, comment on other blogs, social media, and on and on and on… So when you are so tired you can’t think straight but have hours of blogging work ahead of you – you aren’t alone; I’m right there with you. With that said, I wouldn’t trade it in for the world, blogging that is. The truck driving job will not be missed after I pull those brakes for the last time. I will let you know as soon as that happens; it will be a big celebration.
I’m an opinionated and sometimes arrogant man in Michigan. I am open minded and have no time for prejudice and racism and I’m one of those that actually mean it in private – not just say it in public. I don’t care at all for crowds yet can be at ease when forced into it (usually by my wife but who’s pointing fingers) and handle myself like I was the host. I’m one of the biggest animal lovers you will ever know. I’d rather be a room full of dogs than a restaurant full of people. I usually say what’s on my mind even though it may offend others. That’s not that bad, I guess, but when you toss in the fact that I enjoy doing it causes some to pause.
I think Duffy and Gretchen Wilson are two of the hottest creatures on the planet.
I love all types of music. I like a lot of what you would expect for a 48 year old white middle class guy but I like other stuff that offends uptight hypocrites – and that pleases me
Everything from Eric Clapton to Paolo Nutini. From BB King to Rod Stewart. Norah Jones to Kid Rock. Bob Seger to Billy Joel. Janis Joplin to Peter Frampton. John Prine to John Mayer. The Gourds to Snoop Dogg.
Blogging and Photography
I’ve always had a hobby. I was into classic cars, a woodworker, and many other hobbies to tie up my time and money. Now I have two hobbies, blogging and amateur photography. Check me out on Instagram, Flickr, Tumblr and Pinterest.
I’m very approachable and easy to contact. Add me to your social networks and be my friend because you sure as hell don’t want to be my enemy. Just joking – kind of.