Blog For the Sake of Blogging

Rules are for suckers. They’re specific to a time and place, and so limited. Rules change.

Principles, on the other hand…

Those of you who follow this blog for some time know that I am not a big fan of “how to” guides, rules, and funny little checklists that should magically do everything for you. There’s no substitute for hard work, dedication, time, energy, and passion, and those of you who want a shortcut will be disappointed by this guide of mine.

Of course, there are some things that you must do in order to be successful as a blogger.[…]

via The Ultimate Guide To Blogging — Cristian Mihai

For my part, I find blogging frustrating, but I hate not-blogging more. Perhaps this is just the dopamine hit that comes of hitting the “Publish” button talking, but there it is.

How important IS Facebook to an author’s career? — Cristian Mihai

Originally posted on irevuo: Whether some people like it or not, Facebook is the world’s largest social network, which in turn means that it’s the most used app, the thing that people use more often in order to get in touch with friends and family, to discuss ideas, and to find new means of entertainment.…

via How important IS Facebook to an author’s career? — Cristian Mihai

In a nutshell, Facebook is a tool to use, not a substitute for your own corner of the internet. I know this because Mihai’s writing this on his own platform, from which he sells his own books.

Which is something I need to seriously consider.

Christian Mihai has an e-Book Bundle.

I’ve had The Writer on my to-read list for some time. Maybe I should get on that.

Fourteen years of writing. Six years of Amazon releases. A lot of time and effort. Experimenting with style, technique, and storylines. This is what this e-book bundle is all about. An e-book bundle containing my five major releases. And something special. At a special price. Stay tuned to read more about each title…

via — Cristian Mihai

Having your own e-book store also strikes me as an excellent idea.