My name is Tyler Lloyd and I’m the man behind The Manly Green, a men’s lifestyle and green living blog. I hope you’ll be sticking around- and if so, it just makes sense that we get to know one another.
I’ll start first.
Before launching this blog I spent two years serving in the West African nation of Burkina Faso as a Community Economic Development volunteer for the U.S. Peace Corps. During my service, I had a lot of time to reflect and ask myself, “What is next? What do I want to do with my life? What am I passionate about?” After having a series of mental powwows, reading numerous books, and listening to several podcasts, the idea for this blog was born.
Once I returned back home to the land of fast internet, I got to work on building this website, writing blog posts, and learning about what it takes to successfully run a blog. I’ve got a lot to learn but I’m excited for the chance to share my knowledge, my experiences, and even my ignorance with the world.
Yes, you read that right. I don’t consider myself an expert in men’s lifestyle or green living. There is a lot I don’t know and a lot I have yet to figure out. I view The Manly Green as a blog about growth and seeking to be a better man.
As I develop this blog, I’m concurrently finishing up two Masters degrees in Public Affairs and Environmental Science. As an undergraduate I studied Biology, concentrating in Ecology. I’m a science nerd through and through, which I hope will be to the benefit of this blog as I conduct research and self-experiments on my life.
Some interesting facts about me:
- I hold a first-degree black belt in Shotokan karate and continue to train.
- In part due to my concern for the humane treatment of animals and in part for the environment, I spent seven years waffling between being a vegetarian and piscitarian. I now, however, eat and thoroughly enjoy meat without feeling that I’ve compromised my beliefs.
- I had a tiger die in my arms.
- I spent three days solo hiking a tropical island off the coast of Australia and on day three I spent what felt like hours (probably 15 minutes) fighting off a charging wild boar.
- My favorite foods are sushi, mushroom pizza, and cookie dough ice cream.
- One of the things I dislike most is the sound of Styrofoam rubbing against cardboard.
And there we go, a snap shot of my background and a little about me. Now that you know some about me, I’d like to get to know you.
Start reading blog posts and leaving comments. I want to know what you think.