The End of One Day, The Beginning of Another

Coastlines & Tan Lines format will be changing – Hopefully for the best!

Coastlines & Tan Lines is 8 months and 150 posts old.  Very young as far as serious blogs are concerned.  Nevertheless, as with any well run business, it is always good to evaluate and re-evaluate.  After spending two weeks in the Caribbean away from the daily operation of this blog I had some time to do just this with a clear mind.  I analyzed the readership, what people seem to like about this blog and also asked for advice from people I respect.

The good news is Coastlines & Tan Lines will continue to be the fun lifestyle blog about life in the little latitudes.  Just with a few format changes.

Starting this week the blog will switch almost exclusively to video.  The videos that I have produced always get great viewership and generates a lot of interaction.  Video is what separates this blog from other great island and lifestyle blogs such as, and  All of which I read daily and have become great friends with.  If you don’t read them you should check them out and give them a try.

Because video takes so much more time and effort vs. writing I expect to post only 1 to 2 videos per week.  I also plan highlighting and linking to other great lifestyle sites that I follow.  This is a great way to give some exposure to people I respect as well as introduce you, my reader/viewer, to more great voices.

I sincerely you hope you enjoy the change and that you will tell your friends about the fun things I’m doing here.

Thanks for following!



7 Responses to “The End of One Day, The Beginning of Another”

  1. Wendy Gunderson November 30, 2011 at 1:06 pm #

    I look forward to the new format!

    • Carl Grooms
      Carl Grooms November 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

      Thanks Wendy. Sounds like you had a great trip to Nevis!

  2. Jim Cannon November 30, 2011 at 1:23 pm #

    Carl, you’re a professional at all you do. Your videos are not only entertaining but educational. Keep on doing what you love to do, in a format you enjoy doing!!!!

    • Carl Grooms
      Carl Grooms November 30, 2011 at 1:56 pm #

      Cheers Jim, appreciate that a lot.

  3. Big Kahuna November 30, 2011 at 8:47 pm #

    I hate you! You are “That GUY” that masters EVERYTHING you do! If we weren’t friends… we’d have to box!

    I am glad that things are OK, as I’ve been a bit concerned at the lack of posts over the last few weeks!

    I think that you make a great movie star, despite your innate talent for writing? Want to write for a newspaper or two…. or

    You are a natural at both, so I accept your new format with renewed excitement!

  4. RumShopRyan December 1, 2011 at 12:29 am #

    Looking forward to more great video man. Cheers to moving up!

  5. Cheryl January 9, 2012 at 6:25 pm #

    Good luck! Your work is topnotch, so I’m looking forward to the new CL&TL in the new year.

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