Being Thankful

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”Oprah Winfrey

We all want something. We all lost something. We all love something. Some let themselves be guided by their passions, while others take to the rational way of acting… some choose to hug an illusion, others a dream, and on their loneliest nights they feel empty and weak and scared, while others choose to act… they want to create, to build, to enhance, to evolve, to wage war against the entire world if need be. Continue reading

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Rules of The Art of Blogging

The idea was to write a short introduction about art. Something short and cute; how art is anything that inspires us and provokes an emotional reaction. What appears to be beautiful to us. And then I’d write a short and cute paragraph on how blogging can also be considered art.

Remember a time when you were moved to tears by a piece you read on someone else’s blog? Or were inspired to take action in a certain area of your life?

Well, that was art. The art of blogging.

Anyway. This was what I wanted to write as an introduction to this book. Because I pretend to be an artist on a daily basis. I also like to write short bios about myself. But then I thought that I’d act like a rebel without a cause and tell you that this is not the kind of book that I recommend if you are very technical about life, if you let your heart be ruled by your brain.

This book is about the art of blogging, about finding the passion that is required to create the kind of content that makes people laugh and cry and be inspired and motivated and all that. Continue reading

How I (Almost) Ruined My Life

Alternate titles for this post:

How I Grew Complacent And Lazy And That (Almost) Ruined My Life

How Being Selfish Can Ruin One’s Life

And, truth be told, I could almost write a post titled “How Blogging Saved My Life,” because for a while it did.

Most of you know the initial parts of my story. All the way to me choosing to start this blog, write books, and self-publish them. You also probably know about my health issues and the struggles generated by them. I feel I should write that I did my best, but that would be a lie. One that is supposed to somehow make me feel better.

The truth is that I failed. I feel that I have failed. Continue reading

From 0 to 5K in Six Months

Is this YOU?

Writing has always been one of your passions. You decided to start a blog, to share your thoughts and ideas with the world. You poured your heart and soul into every post, did the very best you could… only to be COMPLETELY IGNORED.

No comments, no shares, no feedback whatsoever. The bottom of the ocean has seen more life.

Maybe no one was around, you think. You write post after post, decide that perseverance and patience will bring you the readers you deserve.

But no. Months go by, you gain a couple followers, maybe receive a comment or two.

What to do? How to go about it?

No one’s reading your blog…
EVEN THOUGH YOU’RE DOING YOUR BEST.

Meanwhile, other bloggers seem to be having the time of their lives, putting out awesome content, connecting with amazing people from all over the world, building communities around their ideas.

It’s really not fair, because you’ve actually put in WORK into this blogging thing. You’ve seen others  be successful, so you know it’s possible… but for some reason, you can’t even get a couple COMMENTS.

At this point, even a “hater” would be something you’d appreciate, because at least then they’d be acknowledging your online existence. Right now, and for all intents and purposes, you’re invisible.

WHAT IF I TOLD YOU I CAN TAKE YOU FROM ZERO TO FIVE THOUSAND FOLLOWERS IN SIX MONTHS …

This is the best program I have ever designed.
This is the program to put an END to the constant lack of feedback.

Imagine having five thousand people read your blog.

Can you imagine what your life would be if you could get five thousand people read your blog? Regardless of how “beginner” or ” advanced” you are? How fulfilled you would be? How relaxed you would be? How happy would you be?

I have been blogging for six years now, making this blog into one of the most popular blogs on WordPress. I managed to take irevuo from a few hundred subscribers to over 5,000 in less than six months.

I have created this program to packed with traffic building tips and tricks:

  • The best ways to create engaging content that makes it impossible for readers not to comment on.
  • The best ways to network with fellow bloggers and create connections that will prove to be helpful along the way.
  • The very, very best ways to use social media to your advantage, to boost the reach of your posts.

This program is literally the closest thing to “magically boost your traffic” that you are going to find, EVER!

THE 0 to 5K PROGRAM IS FOR YOU IF…

  • You’re struggling to gain readers
  • You seldom receive any comments on your posts…
  • You want to create a community around your blog…
  • You want to learn how to tell a compelling story
  • You want to blog like a boss
  • You want a big smile on your face every time you check your WordPress Stats

Well, this is the program for you then.

Six months of receiving feedback and pointers from me, on anything from the visual layout to the content. I’ll be offering you tips and tricks on:

  1. headlines
  2. introductions
  3. how to end your posts with a bang
  4. how to be a master storyteller
  5. how to use social media to your advantage
  6. how to network with fellow bloggers

And more importantly than all, HOW TO FEEL LIKE A PROPER BLOGSTAR.

If you want to take your blog into the blogging stratosphere, this is the right program for you.

FROM 0 to 5K

$499 $99

Why such a big discount, you ask?

Because this is the first time I am offering this product, and I’d like you to offer me the kind of rave review that will make me proud to share it with my readers.

At this price, and at what I am offering, this is a bargain.

My blogging friends said I was crazy to offer this for such a low price. But, yes, I am going to help you grow your blog to 5K WordPress Followers in 6 months.

But, Cristian, what happens if you don’t?

A Money-Back Guarantee, that’s what happens. You get your money back at any point during this six month program, or after 30 days of it ending.

So, what are you waiting?

There are only five spots available.

Better hurry. They won’t be available for long.

The 0 to 5K Program is available on my e-store here.

Support the blog

Those of you who follow this blog for some time, know that I have spend the last two years struggling to raise funds to fix some serious health issues.

Maybe you’ve struggled with serious health problems, not being able to afford to pay the treatment, because it was not covered by insurance or healthcare. If the situation persists, it soon becomes a debilitating mental issue as well. You’re no longer thriving, but coping. You operate out of scarcity, doing your best to figure out how to pay for the next treatment, and the next, and the next.

There are days when you function solely on hope. Other days, it feels like you do not function at all.

Struggling to fix these issues, I am now in a tough spot. My laptop died on me last week, which is my only source of income. This blog, the books I sell, the programs on blogging, all of those are dependent on this piece of technology.

Not being able to be as productive as I’d like, not being able to afford to do so, it’s become almost depressing.

I have begun work on three different e-books, all of them aiming to provide valuable information and insight into blogging, writing, and self-publishing. I cannot move forward with these projects, because of the lack of a laptop. So I can design the covers, the interior formatting, all of that stuff. To be able to properly edit them, to work on them as to deliver the best possible product to you.

That being said, if you’d like to help me out with this issue by donating any amount you see fit via PayPal, I’ll be sending you e-book copies of said books once released. For any amount at all. Think of it as pre-ordering these titles, which in turn will ensure that I am able to release them.

If you wish to help me out, you can do so here.

Also, you can check out my e-store here.

8 Best Ways To Gain Followers For Your Blog

Traffic! It’s one of those words that I do not like much, for it almost begs us to forget that those stats represent actual people.

But… but… I know that one of the main reasons we blog is to be read by other people, so this makes it important to gain more followers, to receive feedback, to feel as if what you blog about truly matters to other people.

That’s why I compiled a list of the eight best ways to increase traffic and gain more followers for your blog.

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Loneliness

This video presents a number of interesting concepts about virtual interaction, social networks, and loneliness, but what I found really interesting was the idea that in a virtual environment we get to edit who we are.

In a way, I agree. In a social media world such as ours, we can delete and change who we want the world to believe we are. Information is a couple of seconds from our reach, so we can appear to be smarter, but given enough time I believe you can’t appear to be someone you’re not. Continue reading