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2023 Gratitude Report

Certainly New Year’s Eve is the perfect moment for the 2023 Gratitude Report from The Bob Davis Podcasts. Of course I do this every year thanking listeners, subscribers, contributors and clients.

Travel Experience

Furthermore 2023 has featured a lot of travel and experiences.

Two New Year’s Podcasts

So this New Year’s there are two podcasts.

Click here for a review of travel and experiences.

And if you contributed personally to supporting this podcast in 2023 listen to this podcast.

How To Contribute

Equally important is the ability to contribute to the podcast here.

Educate and Report

Above all my mission is to educate and report on nomad travel.

Back Roads

By moving around the country as much as I do it’s additionally important to point out all my travel is on America’s Back Roads.

Seeing The Unique

Therefore I get to see a side of this country people in urban areas don’t see.


With this in mind I also think the nomad ‘movement’ may be laying the groundwork for greater numbers of digital nomads…

and mobile workers of all types.

So long as we have the technology and tools to help with that effort.

Thanking 2023 Supporters

On this occasion the mission is to thank those who have supported this effort in 2023.Firstly I have been podcasting since 2009.

Back To The Early Days

So many of my supporters date back to the early days.

I also am pleased to welcome many supporters who have been listening in a like manner since I hit the road full time back in 2020.

Notwithstanding the fact that travels in Mobile Podcast Command date back to late 2014.


Finally since nomad life became my life I’ve made some friends…

Therefore I thank them as well in this podcast.

In conclusion I have always said people on the road and other nomads take one as they are out here.

That is to say it is different experience from making friends back in the world.

Lifetime Friendships

With the result being the friendships here are friendships I have the impression will last a lifetime.


On balance that is something to be truly grateful for.


As part of an experience which has been pretty rewarding on the whole.

Year Three Is History

All things considered as I close year three full time…

…2024 Starts Now

I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Nomad Look Back 2023

Firstly it’s time for a look back at 2023 from the nomad perspective. Details in Nomad-Look-Back-2023-Bob Davis Podcast 1125.

No Rankings

Secondly there won’t be any rankings in this podcast.

Lessons Learned

All in all I learned a lot of lessons this year.

And share them with podcast subscribers and listeners.

Here and Now

To begin with there’s something about nomad life that keeps me in the ‘here and now’.

As a result a year in Nomad Life can feel like ten years.


So our memories can be spotty.

Even over a year’s time.


Especially when you travel as much as I have this year.

Certainly I remember where I was last year at this time.

After that it gets a little spotty.

In the first place my plan was to hang around Southwestern Arizona until Memorial Day.

But a death in the family brought me all the way back to Wisconsin by April 1st.

Winter Again

Because spring in the upper Midwest comes late I spent over a month parked in a big shed.

Summer On The Lake Shore

Finally getting to my little piece of heaven on the shores of a Wisconsin lake.

On the other hand when summer finally came it was glorious.

In spite of all that happened it was fires and dinners over the fire through the whole summer.

Headed East Coast

Then, headed across the center of the country to the East Coast.

Back Roads

One of the experiences I will remember afterwards forever was crossing the middle of the country on back roads.

Rural America

Especially avoiding all the big cities.

New Hampshire

Moreover spending a month in New Hampshire during the summer didn’t suck either.

West Again

Now I headed west again.


In like manner I have trouble remembering the whole trip back west until I got to Tennessee, Arkansas and especially Oklahoma.

Grand Canyon

Finally getting stuck in the Grand Canyon was the best serendipitous moment of the whole summer.

Back To Southwestern Arizona

Then back here to Quartzsite, Arizona for the fourth year.

Travel Teaches

To sum up I think travel mellows us and teaches us.

Back To The Now

By all means the here and now focus of Nomad Life also changes.

Details in the podcast.

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Bad Business Marketing Ideas For 2024

It’s the end of 2023 which means a lot of bad business marketing ideas for small businesses for 2024. Is doing your own podcast promoting your small business a good idea? Maybe Not. Learn more in Bad-Business-Marketing-Ideas-2024-Bob Davis Podcast 1124.

Define Marketing

Firstly the actual definition of marketing involves identifying a need in the market.

Secondly is developing a service or product that serves the needs you’ve identified.

To sum up marketing is taking a service or product to market.


Thirdly getting the word out is advertising.

But most small business people think marketing is all those things.

Bad Ideas

These days there are a lot of bad ideas for ‘marketing’ your business in 2024.

Be Wary

In fact a small business owner has to be wary of ideas involving social media ‘marketing’.


Take the case of a new idea prominent on YouTube.


Specifically the suggestion small businesses should do their own podcasts and put them on YouTube.

YouTube Will Find Audience

Because YouTube’s algorithms have been changed to ‘find an audience’ for your podcast.

So They Say

All in all a great idea.


What Makes A Business Successful?

On the other hand you might already have a successful business.

Because you’ve figured out how to super serve that need you identified when you set up the business.

Don’t You Already Have Enough To Do?

All of the sudden in addition to everything else you have to do…

At the same time you have to produce and ‘market’ your podcast.

After that your video channel and podcast have to be marketed.

Advice About YouTube From Total Strangers

Finally the other day someone I didn’t know walked up to me in the grocery store.


What’s more without a word of introduction he wondered if I had ‘monetized’ yet.

Joe Kennedy’s 1929 Advice

To paraphrase Joe Kennedy without reservation…

Advice from strangers about my YouTube Channel…

Peaking Trends

Is the most compelling evidence the trend may be peaking.

By all means I think small businesses need to advertise.

Where Is Your Time Best Spent?

But it’s equally important we spend our time where it helps the business the most.

Do You Want Be In The Media Business Too?

Compared to being in the media business at the same time.

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