Imitation: The Gateway to Inspiration

In 1650, Spanish painter Diego Velázquez was commissioned by Pope Innocent X to paint a portrait of his.

Three centuries later, another artist would attempt to recreate it. Despite never having seen this painting in person, the Irish artist Francis Bacon would repaint it, over and over again, completing a total of 50 paintings during the 1950s and 1960s.

19 Must-Read Books That Will Help You Bridge “The Creativity Gap

I’ve always believed that consuming a lot of content is a surefire way to develop the creative muscle. The more we feed our brain, the more we get this itch to create something of our own.

But there’s an issue with this. As Ira Glass so eloquently stated, we have developed taste, but there’s this disconnect between the quality of the content we consume and the quality of the content we produce.

That’s why I also believe that creatives have to feed their brains with other types of content: the content that teaches one how to be creative, how to develop the proper mindset of a content creator.

That’s why today I’m sharing with you a list of must-read books if you want to become a better content creator, whether you’re an artist, a writer, a blogger, or a vlogger.

Free book!

If you like my essays on art and creativity, you’re going to love this book.

And the best part?

It’s free.

You can download it here.

How to Price Your Self-Published Book

When it comes to marketing and selling your book, pricing is the first dilemma you are faced with.

And it’s quite the balancing act. You are effectively trying to translate value into price. And not only that, but you are also trying to figure out how your readers perceive this sort of trade.

How much are they willing to pay in order to receive the value you are offering them through your book?

Did you know the average cost per click when it comes to advertising online is $2.32?

Why am I telling you this?

Because getting 10 clicks would cost around $23… and, yes, it depends a lot on your niche and industry, and the platform you choose to advertise through. A lot can happen, and a lot does tend to happen when it comes to online advertising.

And if you think that even the best optimized landing pages can only convert at a rate of 5%-10%… it’s going to cost a lot to drive decent traffic towards your blog.

But there’s a better way… the blogsy way.

What is blogsy?

It’s a platform I’ve designed to promote content from all over the web. Yes, including my own.

It’s got around 12,500 followers, and it receives quite a bit of traffic… which means you can use it to promote your articles.

Here are some stats:

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

Oh, yeah…

The best part? The cost per click if you choose to promote on blogsy tends to go towards $0…

Seriously.

It’s not a trick either.

Because you get lifetime access to the platform, to promote one article every single week for as long as you’re alive, or until a zombie apocalypse comes our way.

Until then, you’ll keep getting traffic.

It’s simple.

One-time payment, lifetime access, no upsells, no monthly recurring fees, no catch whatsoever.

And promoting on blogsy is as simple as writing a WordPress article. Yeah. You write a nice intro for your article, add a featured image, and a link to your article, and that’s it.

How much does it cost?

Only $249. Total. Forever and ever.

That’s it!

What else do I have to say… it’s the best way to promote your blog. Ever.

Click here to grab the last lifetime spot available.