A New Look and A Renewed Focus

Welcome to the new Sole Adventure!

Last week was the first time in the history of this site that I didn’t post anything new.  I spent that week traveling for business, but more importantly I spent it wrapping up this new design that you are seeing now.  I still have some tweaks to make, but it is just about complete.  I hope you all like it!

If you see anything that isn’t looking right on your end, please let me know by sending me a message, or leaving a comment below.  Speaking of comments…you will be happy to know that I have implemented a new commenting system for the site.  There are no more crazy anti-spam characters to enter, and you can now optionally login via Facebook or Twitter.

Good or bad, I appreciate all of your feedback!

Renewed Focus

The AuthorI originally started this site as a way for me to journal all of my outdoor adventures.  Yes, that included bowhunting, but it also included many other outdoors activities.  In fact, my original tagline was, “An outdoor journal of bowhunting, photography, and everything outdoors.”  Over time I have come to realize two things.  1) Every day that passes I find that I am more and more passionate about bowhunting, and 2) My readership is primarily bowhunters.  I still love hiking, fishing, camping, etc., but my true passion is definitely bowhunting. With the launch of this new design I have decided to change my tagline to…

“A blog for the passionate bowhunter.”

My goal for this site is to inform and inspire passionate bowhunters of all types.  To say that I want to “inform and inspire” readers is a pretty daunting task, and quite honestly it can sound a bit presumptuous.  I don’t, by any means, think that I am inspirational or an end-all source of bowhunting knowledge.  In fact, quite the contrary is true. My goal is to inform and inspire because I am on an adventure to be informed and be inspired.

Any bowhunter that is honest will readily admit that they are on a journey of continuous growth and change. We are constantly learning new things, and often discovering that what we thought we knew may not always be true.

I am on a constant quest to know more about hunting techniques, wildlife behavior, conservation, outdoors skills, and developments in archery equipment. I hope you will join me in that adventure!

The Author

Mark Huelsing is a regular guy with an irregular passion for bowhunting and the outdoors. Learn more about Sole Adventure or get in touch with Mark...

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  • http://twitter.com/FoggyMtnMeander Justin M.

    I love the new layout and option to sign in a variety of ways! As always Mark, you are setting the bar for the rest of us. Haha. I hope to still see a few post here and there on your photography and outdoor adventures even though you are transforming the blog. 

    • SoleAdventure


      Thanks for the kind words. I will definitely still be enjoying and sharing the experience of other outdoor adventures. I just wanted to be clear that my focus, and ultimately my passion, is bowhunting. It felt silly for me to have a tagline/description alluding to the fact that I was a general outdoor blog, when in fact most of my content has already been, and will continue to be, focused on bowhunting.


  • http://www.thewilltohunt.com/ Will Jenkins

    Love the new design and the newly refined focus! And you KNOW I love not having to do the ‘captcha’ for each comment :-)

    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks, Will! I hope this new process is much easier for everyone!

  • http://www.fromthepeavine.blogspot.com/ Ben

    Looks great Mark! I enjoy reading your posts each week!

    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks, Ben!

  • http://twitter.com/SoCalBowhunter Al Quackenbush

    The new look is, well… incredible! Truly looks and feel great and flows ever so smoothly. I like the new focus, too… but that’s just because I eat, breathe and sleep bow hunting! Looking forward to the future of SA. Cheers! ~Al

    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks, Al!  That means a lot coming from someone with your graphic skills!

  • Tom Ryle

    Looks awesome, Mark! Yes, bowhunting is a journey, not a destination. I’d be interested to learn more about the backend site changes you made.

    • SoleAdventure

      Thanks, Tom! The only real back-end change I made was to move to Disqus for the commenting system. It is a huge improvement! Shoot me an e-mail if you have any other questions.