That’s right. We’ve only got six more days to raise a little more than $500.
544 to be exact.
I’d like to thank Diane Randall, Catherine Johnson, librarylifehack, Patrise Henkel, and all the others who contributed to this campaign.
Because this is quite a big amount that needs to be raised, I’m going to launch a new offer: anyone who contributes to this campaign, regardless of the amount, will receive a free e-book copy of my upcoming release, a novella entitled The Art of Being Alone Without Feeling Lonely. This novella will be released in about a week, before I’ll release my next novel, One Third of a Wheel.
So, yeah, you can contribute here (any amount) and regardless of the perks (if any) you select, you’ll also receive an e-book copy of this new release. You can contribute here, and don’t forget, any contribution matters.
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
Basically, next week I’ll be writing about what you think I should write about. So, what would you want me to write about? What would you want to read about?
You can tell me in the comments section of this post or e-mail me at contact [at] cristianmihai [dot] net.
I think this is going to be a cool week.
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
Three days left. $282 to go. Let’s raise the stakes, shall we?
Basically, I’m going to put all of my best essays on art, writing, and stuff like that, write some new ones (at least 50% of the content will be new content), and release it as an e-book compilation. Only the good stuff. And here’s the special offer: everyone who contributes on this campaign will receive an e-copy, regardless of how much they contribute. Even if it’s $1, you’ll still receive an e-book that’s going to sell for $2.99 when released.
Also, there’s a new perk: Sponsor - for $50 you get your name listed as a Sponsor on my website (in the sidebar) for the rest of the year (that’s like advertising on one of the most popular blogs around here). Also, you get your name listed in the Acknowledgements section of my upcoming novel, La Tiers Du Cylindre. Only 5 spots available.
You can contribute here.
About four and a half months ago I got Freshly Pressed for the first time. Now another one of my posts has been picked. So, yeah, it’s cool.
If you’re new to this blog, the only thing you need to know about me is this: I’m not the guy who writes what you want to read, I’m the guy who writes what he wants to write.
The only thing I know about being picked up by WordPress editors is that it’s one of those things that just happen when you least expect them to happen, so instead of me pretending to know something about this whole thing, let me make a few lists.
The first list: my favorite posts of 2012. Continue reading
That’s right. In less than two weeks, people have contributed a total of $660 to the campaign that’s trying to raise money, so I can buy a new computer, after the one I had broke down.
This means that (considering Indiegogo fees, PayPal fees, bank fees, etc.) I need about $200 more, so I can afford to buy a pretty good second-hand laptop.
Not to sound overly confident or anything, but I believe in a comeback by the end of next week. Maybe, I should say, I hope for a comeback by the end of next week – and I’m going to write a blog post about how it is to go without a computer for this long.
If you want to help out, you can do so here. There are a lot of cool perks available, so it’s not exactly charity. Also, it’s not all about the money. You can help out by sharing the link, by liking the page, or telling your friends about this Romanian kid who badly needs a new computer, so he can write, blog, and work on his magazine thingy.
Thank you all for your support and stuff,
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.