You Either Die an Artist or Live Long Enough to See Yourself Become a Creative Entrepreneur

A couple of years ago, Damien Hirst shocked the art world by painting his own canvases.

Much like another of his contemporaries, Jeff Koons, Hirst is quite infamous for hiring teams of artists to work on his collections of art under his supervision.

On the other hand, Vincent van Gogh, universally acclaimed as one of the greatest artists of all time, sold only a few paintings while he was alive. Even though a prolific artist, he only found fame after his death.

The stereotype of the starving artist is romanticized to this day. The artist as a solitary genius, the creator of beauty so sacred that we can’t help but love and fear at the same time.

“He’s a true artist,” we find ourselves saying, and it’s these words that conjure up the vision of someone whose inexorable destiny has always been to create, even at the expense of having to endure a lifetime of poverty and frustration and social alienation…

The true artist is often misunderstood. They’re utterly and inconsolably alone with their art.  They hide behind the walls of their studios and offices, refusing any sort of contact with the outside world.

But times are changing.

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The Art of Writing Blockbuster Articles: The Book

Hey guys,

I’m super excited to share with you my latest release.

Based on the bestselling course, The Art of Writing Blockbuster Articles is your pathway to clearly and effectively communicating ideas through the written word, precisely tailored and fine-tuned for an online audience.

If you have a blog, this is your go-to guide.

In a time-challenged world overwhelmed by information overload “sold” via click-bait headlines, in an online environment dominated by Twitter streams and Instagram feeds and gifs and video, using a solid foundation to write your article matters more than ever. The words you use and how you present are your virtual currency.

Lukewarm content doesn’t get read. Mediocre content doesn’t get read. Boring content doesn’t get read. It is the competent articles with a dose of empathy that get read.

This means you’ve got to choose words well, and write with what the Italians would call sprezzatura, a certain nonchalance, a careless demeanor that conceals the effort and time you’ve put into assembling words in order to tell the story really, really well.

Regardless of your niche, whether you write personal essays, listicles, or how-to guides, being able to write stellar content has become a necessity.

In The Art of Writing Blockbuster Articles, blogging superstar Cristian Mihai gives expert guidance and insight into the process and strategy of content creation, with actionable how-to advice designed to get results, all delivered in a clear and concise manner as to make writing ridiculously compelling and competent content but the process of following a clear set of steps.

The Art of Writing Blockbuster Articles is designed to be the go-to guide for anyone who publishes articles on the web ― whether you’re just now starting out or have been blogging for a few years.

The Art of Writing Blockbuster Articles is a field guide for the smartest bloggers who know that great content is essential to thriving in this brave new digital world.

25 Books Every Blogger Should Read

Oscar Wilde once said that, “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time that nothing that is worth knowing can be taught.”

There’s a lot of truth in that statement, and I do strenuously believe that we must experience blogging ourselves, try and fail and develop our own frameworks and strategies, but at the same time we must understand that someone else’s rules can also help us on our journey.

There are no maps to guide us, but some of these books may point you in the right direction.

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Promote your blog on blogsy!

Would you like to promote your articles in front of an audience of 12,500+ readers?

You can now promote your articles on our platform, blogsy.

What does this mean?

You will be made an editor of the site, and you will be able to share a snippet (introduction + featured image + link to read more on your blog) every week for an entire year.

That’s 54 articles.

What else?

Oh, yes. It only costs $50. Total. For an entire year of promoting your articles every single week.

One time payment, one year of access.

Also, here are some stats:

I use blogsy to promote all sorts of articles, regardless of niche, as long as its quality content.

So it doesn’t really matter what type of articles you write, it’s guaranteed to get you between 10-20 clicks.

Oh, yeah…

You can grab your spot here.

The rest of the process is easy.

The blog is on WordPress, so you’ll be made an editor, so you can publish the snippets yourself. No waiting around for anyone.

That’s it.

Lessons on Time Management From the Richest Stoic

In AD 65, Seneca the Younger was ordered to take his own life by the Roman Emperor Nero. Seneca followed tradition by severing several veins in order to bleed to death, while also ingesting poison.

This order was a response to Seneca’s supposed involvement in a conspiracy to assassinate Nero. Former consul and advisor to the emperor and one of the richest and most powerful men in Rome, Seneca decided to embody the stoic philosophy to the very end. He accepted his fate with calm, even though those around him urged him to beg for his life.

While Seneca’s words of wisdom touched on countless aspects of life, he is perhaps best remembered for his piercing thoughts on the value of time.

This wisdom is relevant to this day, or maybe even more so, as we live in a world that makes it easy to lose track of time as we immerse ourselves in countless micro-distractions.

Carpe diem, as the Romans used to say, is an art that needs tinkering with as we do our best to seize time rather than waste it.

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