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ON BEING AN AUTHOR

The greatest problem of an author is not running out of ideas. It is running out of money. Worse, it is not making a dime with each oeuvre. One works to death for the void, finding no audience, and no payment. When finding an audience, there’s still no payment.

Here I am blogging, to keep a non-paying audience, still with the illusion of making it grow enough to the point of being paid for add space. This is so silly. It won’t happen. My content isn’t comercial enough.

Being an original author is no way of making a living. One has to be trendy, fashionable and formula rendering to get some income. It’s a matter of finding a tasteful recipe for the crowd and serve pudding over and over again, just like Hollywood. Some illuminated call this recipes genres. The more you follow the recipe, the better author you are.

There are also some enlightened critiques defending the idea of compromise between originality and recipes for success. Those shrunk brains don’t understand that compromise means loss of new meaningful content, which is cut out to be replaced by standards. It is commercial censorship and soul amputation.

Who am I kidding, then, with my silly project? Both this site and CHRONOS will never make me money to survive. I will only make it through commissions, as a drawing and copywriting machine. A working author, I suppose.

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Blogging: I finally see the light!

My aim with blogging is to earn money doing what I love – writing, drawing and music composition. Though I make commissions for illustrations, I am, most of all, an author and I have the wild fantasy of finding an audience vast enough for cashing in. Yesterday I saw the light!

A BLOG PLATFORM IS THE SAME OF A DAMN SOCIAL NETWORK!

I am so dumb! Everyone knows that except this dimwit. No wonder my traffic is nil. I just posted, daily, made the all SEO stuff with the tags and what not, shared the content everywhere, appreciated the posts of some bloggers here and there, and that was it. ONLY NOW I realize blog platforms are bubbles like all other platforms on the Internet. The content is shared almost exclusively among its members. The audience is to be found inside the bubble and it only gets existence through VIRTUAL SOCIAL INTERACTION. It’s a completely different approach from what happens in the REAL WORLD, where advertising repeatedly from the distance on as many places as possible is the main method.

I’m not good at social interaction and I have the chills when doing so for commercial purposes. I am not a salesman.

Once more I’m trying to monetize this site through ads and traffic. So I’ll do my best in this virtual social interaction thing. Perhaps I’ll virtually meet some virtually interesting people who might share my stuff among their virtual and real friends, giving birth to what the Internet calls a COMMUNITY, in spite of being absolutely virtual to me. Hey! I actually had a girlfriend whom I met through HI Five! What the hell am I complaining about?