Hey guys, I've got a great experiment I'm doing with my own blog to see if 1) I give people any value with my writing and 2) If I can make any income doing it.
The start of how I'm gonna find that out is by posting here (and on my facebook and warrior forum), and asking for feedback to know if my writing is useful.
Then I will slowly (over 4 weeks) move all my posts onto my own blog.
The money part will
start with a post on my blog titled "Here's How You Can Help Me Keep Writing This
Blog", where I will explain how giving me a donation will help me keep
writing, and ask for one that the reader thinks is worth half of the value I
At the end of 8
weeks, I will take a look at my results, check them against my goals, and
decide if I should keep up the writing. (more detail on the whole thing here).
So this is a heads up that I'm about to start talking a lot on this site. It's also a double check to make sure that Tynan (and all of you) don't see a problem with this.
Just wanted to a take a minute and talk about this blog.
The recent trend of people making a living off of their blogs had a lot of appeal to me. I do more interesting stuff than anyone I know - why not write about it? I also enjoy writing and sharing my stories with other people. I have a lot of theories, do a lot of crazy experiments, and take a lot of... calculated risks.
My primary source of income was a business I started six years ago that was very successful, but came to a screeching halt. In a way I was glad, though... I was sick of doing it. I'm working on a lot of projects, frantically trying to see what will catch on next. I'm hoping it's this blog.
So, well, that was fun. I tested a new cover and title for my book and rankings *plummeted*. About 92% worse, it seems.
Regardless, the content is still the same, and it is still awesome. In my humble (but accurate) opinion.
I’m devising a new evil scheme to test things like covers and titles much faster. More on that later, maybe.
Hmm. What to write about today? I started the day by breaking my two commandments of productivity:
Both of these fall under my general commandment for life: