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She looked happy as she danced, twisting and twirling her waist and hips, and bending her legs as if to ride on the sonic waves of the trumpet. It was as if she was controlling the rhythm, as if her movements were the driving force behind that jazz song.

When the tune ended, Amber smiled, a strange, crazy smile, and said, “Will you take me home? Will you stay with me tonight? I don’t want to be alone.” Continue reading


More Free Stuff

It’s free stuff weekend here at the Cristian Mihai Blog (yeah, I never got around to naming this place in any way whatsoever) so there’s more free stuff to be announce.

Just in case you missed it, you can download a free e-book copy of the best essays ever posted on this blog from irevuo’s e-store here.

Also, you can download my first novel, Jazz, from for free here. Reviews are appreciated, but not mandatory.

And now, some more free stuff:

This. A bundle containing four paperbacks, all of them nicely signed. FREE.

I have a bunch of them around the house, and I am in the process of creating new editions, all with irevuo’s branding and new interior layouts and all that.

You can order them here.

More free stuff to come,

Stay tuned.

The 7 Golden Rules of Blogging

I’ve been following and reading a number of blogs for over five years now. I remember this blog by a Romanian journalist; I would spend hours reading the posts, the comments — oh, the comments were so funny and great. It was quite addictive. He got an insane number of comments, and I was jealous of his success.

I was quite sure that I would never become a successful blogger. I created some blogs on various platforms, but I never had the patience to build an audience. The thing is that I never asked myself whether I had something worth writing about on an almost daily basis. I think this is something a lot of bloggers struggle with. What’s worth sharing? What’s considered useful information? Also, I believe that a lot of writers simply focus too much on trying to come up with an original idea for a blog, a new approach, a new angle.

I believe passion is the key element in any creative endeavor. Continue reading

Blogging: A newbie’s guide

So, you’ve decided to start a blog. Or you already have one, but you just don’t know what to do with it. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

First of all, I’d like to tell you that there is no recipe, no how-to guide. Blogging is, like writing, an art, which makes it subjective and hard to simplify in a set of rules and guidelines.

If you decided to start a blog, that’s because you enjoy reading other blogs and/or think you have something important to say. That’s passion, and it is one of the most important tools. Continue reading

Writing a great blog post

First, I’d like to say that there is no how-to guide or recipe for writing a brilliant post. That being said, I’d also like to point out the fact that some posts seem to perform better than others. Lists and guides usually receive more comments and likes than “normal” blogs.

So this is not a how to guide. We’re just going to talk about the major components of a blog post. Continue reading

Three hundred

300. Three hundred.

Three hundred dollars.

That’s how much is left to raise in order for me to get the treatment that I need. The end of a ten year struggle.

So close. So freaking close.

We can do this.

I am so close to reaching this goal, to being able to eat what I want, to smile…

Only $300 left to raise in order to get the treatment I need.

If you’d like to help me out, you can donate any amount you see fit via PayPal here.

You can also purchase advertising, books, and much more from my e-store here.

First off, I’d like to tell you that there will be a few changes to this blog. I have a few ideas in mind, trying out a different project, and adding content there, also irevuo is now the main hub for all things art. So, do consider subscribing.

I’m looking to expand the website even more, and I am investing twelve hours a day into it (which translates into more than eight posts per day), so if you want to take advantage of this growth and capitalize on it, I am willing to accept investments. You can e-mail me at

That being said, I plan on creating an art store on irevuo. Art that I personally select will be made available as prints, sometimes as original artwork, handmade items, merchandise, etc. For the time being, there will be a limited number of Romanian artists I have worked with and whose work I have collected over the years.

Art like this.

Also, I’d like to do my best to promote and release a few Romanian titles that have become available as Public Domain works. Translate them into English and release them to a much larger audience.

This, of course, requires funds.

That being said, there are a few new advertising options, the most interesting of which is a spot as Super Sponsor. Only one spot, so you better decide if it’s what you want, if you want to reach a bigger audience and expand your blog, and grab it.

The Super Sponsor:

  • Unlimited Reblogs. Until the end of the year. The limit is one reblog per day.
  • Sponsored Posts. You will be thanked at the end of one post per month until the end of the year. Bio, links, all that included.
  • Guest Post. Write a guest post, get it sticky for an entire month.
  • Placement as Sponsor in the sidebar until the end of the year.
  • Review/Showcase of your works.
  • Interview

The price for this is $250. You can purchase here.

The Sponsor: 

  • Unlimited Reblogs. Three month period. The limit is one reblog per day.
  • Sponsored Posts. You will be thanked at the end of one post per month for three months. Bio, links, all that included.
  • Placement as Sponsor in the sidebar for a period of three months.
  • Review/Showcase of your works.
  • Interview

The price for this is $100. You can purchase here.

Also, for those of you who have not yet tried reblogs, the price of one reblog is reduced from $24.99 to only $9.99. Purchase here.

Of course, payments are secured via PayPal. Once you made the purchase, we’ll get in touch via e-mail to set everything up nicely.

There are a number of other options as well:

Review$49.99 $24.99 –   Have you written a book? Do you want to reach a potential audience of over one hundred thousand people? Purchase a review from my e-store hereand I’ll read and review your book on my blog.

A few reviews done by me:

Spirits of Christmas: The Dark Side of the Holidays

Serpents Underfoot by D.C. Gilbert

Game of Killers by Charles Purcell

Showcase – $49.99 $24.99 – Are you a graphic designer or photographer? A painter?

You can showcase your works in a post on this blog. Including artist bio, an artist statement, and links to websites, online stores, and social media.

Purchase here.

Interview – $49.99 $24.99 – An interview by me about your work, your blog/website.

Purchase here.

Check out some of the interviews I did:

Interview with Jack Fussell: Raising awareness concerning Alzheimer’s

And many, many things, including book design and paperback formatting, signed paperback bundles.

Even the last spots for the mentorship program is 50% off.

For all available products, do check out my e-store here.