One more time…

tumblr_nr6q9gBwN91uogaq2o1_1280In January 2011 I self-published a novel. It was badly written, badly edited, and I had absolutely no idea how to sell it. I had no online presence: no blog, no Facebook page, no Twitter.

So I sold 4 copies in 4 months. It was a disaster. I received a 2 star review on Goodreads, and then I decided to un-publish the damn thing.

And I gave up writing. For a few months, that is. Continue reading

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I need your help

The last few months have been hard. Trying to figure out ways to do more, while struggling with the usual issues.

Trying to accomplish my vision, my dream, yet it seems impossible.

My dream seems farther than ever…

I won’t be able to do what I love doing most…

This is a call for help. To those of you who can and want to support my dream.

I need your help. I can’t do it without you.

It is urgent…

There’s nothing else to say.

I don’t know what else to say.

If you’d like to support my dream, you can contribute any amount you see fit here.

Any amount at all.

It helps. It truly does.

Patrons of the Art of Blogging

The Art of Blogging

24th of April, 2012. Constanta, Romania.

A date and a place. A scrawny kid decided to start a blog. A date that is forever tattooed on this kid’s arm. He decided to write for an audience, even if he knew nothing about finding one.

It all seemed… difficult. Impossible. Like a dream from another life.

Yet he punched those damn keys every single day. Who am I kidding? He was writing with the equivalent confidence of someone whose voice is shaking.

He did not give up.

Even when he got 500 views during his first month of blogging. His total income amounted to $1.05 before taxes.

He kept writing, even though doubt would creep into his soul on his most lonely nights.

He kept blogging, writing about art, about books, about the things that inspired him, that set his soul on fire.

He knew one thing and one thing only:…

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Sponsors, sponsors, sponsors

See those folks, there? Well, those sponsor spots are expiring, and I am in search of new folks to advertise via the sidebar widget.

You get one year of listing, and a link to your blog. You can use your name, or the name of your blog.

Simple.

Some stats…

I got big plans for this blog. To get to reach more people, to expand it, to write more content…

Lots of exciting new changes.

That being said, it you want to be listed as sponsor for an entire year, and get traffic from people who visit and read my blog, you can purchase 365 days worth of advertising for $99 here.

Oh, by the way, this year the limit is 10 spots, so, yeah, you should hurry up. Time is ticking…

Why No One Reads Your Blog (and What to Do about It)

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So, you’re not getting much traffic, right?

I’ve been there, and well… it sucks. No other way to put it.

And worst of all, it’s not always clear why it’s happening.

It’s not like you’re a spammer. You genuinely care about your audience, and you try to publish content that’ll help them.

But nobody gives a damn.

And you’re beginning to wonder…

What are you doing wrong?

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Why Being Bold is Essential to Having Success as a Blogger

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There are thousands and thousands of other blogs that talk about the same thing your blog does.

Read that sentence again and let it sink in for a moment. With so many blogs talking about the same topics, how will you differentiate yours from the rest? How can you come up with new and interesting angles on the same topics for both your post and your overall blog theme?

If you don’t mind being just another blog among millions, just keep talking about the same thing. But if you want to be considered a successful blogger, you have to find a way to get noticed. You have to stick out from the crowd.

How do you get noticed? You gotta be bold.

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Patrons of the Art of Blogging [UPDATE]

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Got a few folks to donate yesterday, and the page is live here.

Decided to put $100 into this venture, and placed irevuo as the top patron. If you wish to become the top patron, you’ll need to donate more than $100.

If you want to read more about this, you can do so here.

Long story short: donate any amount you see fit, and you’ll get your name on that page forever and ever, including a link to your blog, and a description of what your blog is all about.

Donate here.

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