When I first started this blog back in April 2012 I had absolutely no plan whatsoever. I had tried blogging for a few weeks back in January 2011, but it didn’t work out because I couldn’t find any readers.
The thing is, the Internet is pretty much a bizarre world. Yes, you’ve got millions and millions of people, so the potential is there, but at the same time you can’t stop asking yourself how on Earth are all these people going to find you among so many others who are doing kind of the same thing? Continue reading
I woke up this morning to a pretty cool surprise. I had reached 40,000 followers on this blog, which is kind of a big deal, at least to me.
When I first started blogging a year and a few months ago I couldn’t possibly imagine that so many people would like my writing. To be frank, I didn’t even know what I wanted to write about, or if I had anything to say. I knew that I wanted to become a self-published writer, and I knew that I wouldn’t give up. I made myself this promise: that I would be relentless in this pursuit, no matter what. And I’d just keep blogging and writing.
A lot of indie writers ask themselves if blogging can help their careers. Today I’m going to answer this question. Continue reading
Two days from now, on the 2nd of May, my WordPress VIP upgrade will have to be renewed. Or, as WordPress says in their e-mail, all the bundled upgrades (and plugins) will be removed.
Currently we’re at 25% funded. Given the time we have left, it’s kind of a now or never situation. And every contribution counts. There are still lots of unclaimed perks.
Can we make this happen? I believe we can.
You can contribute here. And you can also buy advertising here.
If you haven’t noticed, I decided to offer people a couple of advertising options. Given the nature of this blog, it’s mostly aimed at indie artists, but anyone is welcome to advertise something they feel readers of this blog would benefit from.
I took this decision mostly because I’d very much like to keep having my blog powered by WordPress VIP, and take advantage of all the plugins and other options they’re going to implement in the future, most of which I have yet to explore.
Before I explain more of the advertising opportunities, I have this to say: this won’t interfere with my usual blogging, editorial policy, or whatever. Sponsored posts will be only 4 per month, and I’ll make sure they’re worth your time (that’s why I’m going to write them myself.) Continue reading
There are some cool perks to having a WordPress VIP blog, and one of them is the ability to advertise various stuff.
Basically, now you can advertise your business, blog, books, art, etc. on my blog.
Why? Continue reading
So, this is not a joke. You know, because it’s April Fools and all that. So, yeah, my blog is actually a “Powered by WordPress VIP” website. At least until the 2nd of May, when my free trial expires.
This is kind of cool, because you get a whole bunch of plugins and cool new features. So far, I’ve changed the comment system (now you can up-down vote comments, and a bunch of other stuff.) Continue reading
This year’s last post is going to be short. I’m just gonna say that it was a crazy year; a lot of stuff happened. I’m closer to becoming a professional writer. I self-published two novels, a couple of short stories, and a collection of essays. I wrote 200 blog posts.
And I founded an online magazine.
So, yeah, it was a good year. I’m not the one to complain.
Thank you all for your support! Let’s hope we all have a better, crazier (in a good way) 2013.
2012 was a crazy, crazy year for me. Crazy in a good way, and because it’s almost over (or, really, really over if the Mayans were right), I’m going to write a sort of retrospective about what happened this year.
First, let’s see what Cristian Mihai, the writer, did. Continue reading
It’s irevuo week here at my… uhm.. blog, and I thought it would be cool to introduce you to the crew. You know, the guys who are going to write the articles, interviews, and stuff.
Of course, the best way to do this is to interview them. So say hi to Ioana. She’s Romanian, and she doesn’t like long walks on the beach. I’ll let her tell you more… Continue reading
I know I said I’d write about different blogging platforms, but I decided against it, simply because I haven’t tried them all, so I would have wasted your time.
Truth be told, we can spend a lot of time dissecting and analyzing how blogging works, or how it should work, but the thing is that if you’re passionate about it, if you’re enjoying yourself, you’re doing fine. Continue reading