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Muck Rake Compiles My Articles

A list of most of my articles in one place.

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Every once in a while I will see my profile on this site called Muck Rake appear in search results for the topics that I cover. Muck Rake is a site which collects data on journalists to sell to companies looking to receive media coverage.

99 times out of 100 when these PR agencies contact me [to glorify the CEO who hired them] I’m not interested. But that 1% fringe presents me something I’m looking for — a research firm who has the numbers on a topic I’m covering, perhaps.

Anyway, I never really paid much attention to Muck Rake and sites like it but today I actually looked at the page and was surprised by something:

Either their automation software is beyond anything I can imagine it being or somebody has been editing my profile by hand. Not only were there publications listed on there that I don’t tell anybody about but it only includes links to news-relevant blog posts from Vagabond Journey. Basically, they’ve compiled a good chunk of the journalistic work that I do together in one place.

Check it out: Wade Shepard on Muck Rake

I’ve been writing for an array of different publications over the past few years and I understand that it all may be a little difficult to follow or keep track of. I have a difficult time tracking it all myself. To remedy this I’m currently in the process of building a personal website that will list all of my publications, speaking engagements, include excerpts from my books, as well as long-form articles that don’t find a home elsewhere but don’t really fit the format of this blog.

I plan to launch this site sometime within the next few months, but until then the article list in this Muck Rake profile could probably serve as a temporary stand-in.

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About the Author:

I am the founder and editor of Vagabond Journey. I’ve been traveling the world since 1999, through 91 countries. I am the author of the book, Ghost Cities of China and have written for The Guardian, Forbes, Bloomberg, The Diplomat, the South China Morning Post, and other publications. has written 3717 posts on Vagabond Journey. Contact the author.

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