Who the F$#k Is Cristian Mihai?

The author of this article, age 8

When I was a kid, I thought I was destined for great things. I was born on Christmas Day, exactly one year after they shot Ceausescu, the only ruler of a Communist country to ever be executed. Now, in the same spot, they’re building a shopping mall.

Maybe because I was born when I was born, I don’t really listen to what other people tell me I should do. I never did.

I don’t like authority. I don’t like to follow rules.

I am not afraid of the consequences of not doing what I am told. I am not where I’d like to be in life because I don’t like most people. I have long suspected they don’t like me back.

I am a rebel without a cause, garnering a bit of applause here and there from those who read my stories.

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A Speck of Dust in a Seemingly Infinite Universe

On the 14th of February 1990, just as the Voyager 1 probe was leaving the Solar System, some 3.7 billion miles away from Earth, Carl Sagan asked NASA to turn it around to snap a photograph of our home.

The resulting photograph showed the Earth as a pale blue dot, less than a pixel in size. A speck of dust in a seemingly infinite universe…

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Have you joined the Art of Blogging 2.0 yet? You better hurry!

Hey guys,

We’re launching a new home for the Art of Blogging, and it’s going to be beyond fantastic.

We’re talking hundreds of articles, tutorials, and video guides, we’re talking hundreds of playbooks (learn how to do everything in 10 steps or less), we’re talking live events, workshops, eBooks, and more.

It’s insane!

That being said, we’re offering our most loyal fans the opportunity to join for life (without having to pay a monthly fee) here.

For every person who joins, the price goes up by $1, so you better hurry.

That’s it!

It’s back to working on the platform for me.

P.S. You can check out the beta of our new platform here. There’s still a lot of work to do, so think of it as a house with no furniture. Yet. But we’re going live with all features on November 1st.

Join the Art of Blogging 2.0

Hey guys,

Exciting news!

For the past couple of weeks I’ve been working on a new home for the Art of Blogging.

Video tutorials, mobile-friendly interactive mini-courses, a community, live workshops and events, that’s what you get.

It’s still very much in beta (and you can check it out here) but everything will be up and running by the end of the month.

And I’ve decided to play a bit of a game (and enable the “true fans” of this platform to gain lifetime access to everything).

Here’s the deal:

Click this link here.

The price for lifetime access starts at $10. One-time payment, no other fees ever.

For every person who subscribes, the price goes up with $1.

The faster you join, the better.

That’s the idea.

It’s quite simple, and I do want you to join, because you’re going to love it.


Click here to gain lifetime access to The Art of Blogging 2.0.

Master the art of blogging with our bundle of courses

Hey guys,

I know I haven’t been as active lately as before, but there’s a good reason for that. I’ve been working on the Art of Blogging 2.0, a much-improved platform and community. A proper game-changer.

That being said, it’s still a lot of work until it goes live, and that’s why I’d like to offer you a chance to keep working on upgrading your skills.

That’s why I put together this bundle of courses right here.

It’s literally everything you need to become a successful blogger. Over 400 different video lessons, tutorials, guides, ebooks, and more.

You can grab the bundle here.

The Beauty of Doing What You Can With What You Have

Some five hundred years ago, a 26-year-old sculptor was given the task of turning a leftover slab of marble into a work of art. Other artists had tried to give life to the stone and had failed, but the young artist took on the contract, determined to shape the marble that others had discarded.

Early in the morning on September 13, 1501, the young artist began to work in order to extract his vision from the piece of stone. He carved and carved until he set his dream free.

Later, artist Giorgio Vasari would describe the process as, “bringing back to life of one who was dead.”

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