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30 Day Vegan Challenge: Be a Vegan for 30 Days

vegan-30-daysInspired by Matt Cutts and his 30 Days Challenge TED Talk, I decided to go on a 30 day adventure as a vegan for 30 days.

Those of you who know my typical diet would think that I will certainly fail. However, for the past 9 days, I’ve been 100% vegan and as of this morning, I’m down 10.2lbs. So, it seems reasonable that I could drop 30 pounds in 30 days, which is my goal.

Actually, I’m more eating like a “Veganazi”. Because, I’ve had no meat or dairy… but, I’ve also had no soda, no sweets or any processed foods. I’m doing it to retrain my body and flush the cholesterol out of my system… and to drop some lbs.

Eating vegan for 30 days is more of a discipline mindset and taking control over food, instead of the other way around. I’m not doing it because I think animals should not be eaten. I love animals. They are delicious… especially bacon! But, I work at a computer desk all day, so I had to stop mindlessly “fog eating” and “storm eating”.

Funniest Vine Video Clips and Vine Comedians

Travis Wright VinePeople have been debating the virtues of Vine vs Instagram video, but they are missing the point. There really is room for both. Vine has created a whole new form of entertainment. People are tapping into their creative juices in ways never before displayed. Creating a Vine video is like creating a real-time gif with audio. It’s untapped hilarity.

Instagram is already an avenue to display photos and getting people to change their habits will be difficult. I, personally, love taking cool photos and editing them to upload on Instagram. My gallery is all photos that speak to me emotionally through the use of filters, colors and edits. I love using it for photography. I don’t want a lot of videos on my Instagram feed.


11 of the Best TED Talks Every Human Should Watch

Screen Shot 2013-02-25 at 7.30.46 PMTED stands for Technology, Education and Design and if you’re not familiar with them, by now… LOL, you sux0rs at the interwebs. [OK, it’s actually Technology, Entertainment, and Design. But, it should totally be Education, instead]

This is only the greatest repository of speeches and presentations by the most brilliant minds, most fascinating people, education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus, and music legends of our time.

Awhile back, I made a goal to watch every TED Talk.  So, I watch at least one daily.  The more good shit that goes into your mind, the more good shit comes out.  Feel free to bookmark this so you can come back and watch each one of these.


15 Photos of Upside-Down Snowmen on Instagram

cous7Snowmen are great. It’s a true story that not one snow man has EVER been convicted of a crime. Who hates snowmen? Evil people, that’s who. Evil shitty people who hate life, hate snowmen. Especially upside down snowmen.

Because upside-down snowmen are rare… and are created by people in a very playful mood. A regular snowman just won’t do. I must have an upside-down snowman, because it is much more jovial.

Instead of making my own snowman with this shitload of snow that we got in Kansas City… I searched Instagram and have found a bunch of cute, hilarous upside down works of art created by joyous people. Who can hate on that?


The Kansas City Chiefs Twitter Case Study

Back in September, the Kansas City Chiefs had lost their opening game to the Atlanta Falcons by a wide margin. That evening, I was texting a buddy of mine that I’ve have known since 5th grade about how poor that the TW_tweetChiefs had been with the salary cap, and how cheap I was perceiving them to be. After the conversation, I tweeted out what I thought was a meaningless tweet rant about my perception of the situation.

“I’m not much of a @kcchiefs fan anymore. [Chiefs owner] Clark Hunt’s yearly 30m under the cap bullshit is unethical. Greedy bastard owners can F.O. cc @nfl”

Let’s just say… that tweet caused a bit of a social hoopla. 3 minutes after I sent that tweet… a Chiefs employee tweeted me a response via a private direct message. I then took a screencap of this message and shared it with the world. This triggered a chain reaction, in which the Chiefs blocked me on twitter, a top post on Reddit, many local and national interviews and a social media case study was created.

Travis ‘Rides Bitch’ on a Big Wheel in Video Edited in Each of the Past 5 Decades.

Screen Shot 2013-02-18 at 2.18.45 AMI’m turning 40 in May and I have had no video footage of me as a little kid. My mom just gave me a Super 8mm tape a couple of weeks ago, of some footage that my grandparents had of my biological father holding me when I was 2 weeks old. Haven’t figured out where to go to get this footage converted yet. Yesterday, my Uncle Jeff sent me a Facebook message informing me of some some additional footage that he had of me as a little kid. Awesome news! And what’s really interesting to me about this footage is this footage has been edited every decade since the 70s… and transferred to many platforms.

The original was a Super 8MM movie shot in the 1970s. copied to VHS in the 1980s, copied to DVD in the 1990s, copied to Windows Media by DV camera, then converted to MPG in the 2000s. and my uncle sent it to me via a Facebook message attachment today. Here in the 2010s, I edited the .MPG in iMovie and did the voiceover with my Macbook Mic. And now it’s exported it to YouTube… This movie has been edited and stored on products and tools of Kodak, Microsoft, Sony, Apple and Google.


Verizon Early Upgrade for Samsung Note 2 is a Win for Amazon.

Let’s face it, gadgets make the world go around now. After all of my extensive research, it was time to upgrade my phone to the Samsung Galaxy Note II. I looked online at my Verizon Wireless account and noticed that on Feb 17th, my main line became eligible for the upgrade. I figured that I could use my charm and good looks to get the hook up and get my phone a week early. The following chain of events showcases how poorly different divisions of corporations speak with one another.

Samsung Galaxy Note II

First of all, I admit that I’m a geek. My line of work entails that I interact with technology, online, mobile, social, search… you name it. I need a phone that allows for effective multi-tasking.


Trip to New Orleans for ESPN Next Superbowl Event

After 17 years of trying, Travis Wright finally owns

new-beginningI first got online in 1996, and immediately I saw the potential of owning the URL of my name, Travis Wright.  At that time, some other Travis Wright had owned and he would own it for the next 12 years.

When those 12 years were up, some cyber squatter bought it quickly and held onto it for a few years… Recently, I was able to purchase it from the domain broker.  After all of these years, I am finally the “REAL” Travis Wright.

The site is uploaded and ready to go. Still making some final tweaks to the site design. Thanks for embarking on this new journey with me!




Travis Wright is a Venture Catalyst, Public Speaker, Digital Disrupter, Marketing Provocateur, Stand Up Comedian, Tech Blogger & Brand Awesomeizer.

This Travis Wright guy shares marketing resources, industry analysis, interwebs strategery & random hilarity along w/ occasional sport or political rants. If you can stand his jokes and want his opinion on something, feel free to connect with him.

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