Something is always there, even when there is nothing there is something
I have read a couple of times and have heard people that classic line from Heath Ledger’s Joker and it is older than that but just to make the point. “If you are good at something, don’t do it for free.” And while this is all well and good and we all want to make money for what we do. I as an author would love for you all to buy my book. But I am not linking it here for a specific reason. And why I will not link it to when I give advice as well.
This is a new thought for me and well my older advice posts may have the links to my books but that was before I came to this decision. Marketing advice for authors should not be a pay for advice thing. You ever wonder why there are so many. and I mean many book marketers who offer free advice and advice blogs only to try and sell you on their book.
Sell 1000, a MILLION, ebooks and or books, just buy my book and I will teach you how. I see these people as good as the late night shopping people who want you to buy the easy to make money turn your trash into treasures tools. They are for lack of a better word snake oil salesmen, no don’t get me wrong, not all of them. But enough of them, a recent search that I did while thinking about this post was book marketing and there are over 600k books on the subject.
There are enough that you would think that the best course of action would be to write a marketing book and sell it. And there are books on writing a marketing ebook and selling it. That is just sick and in my opinion wrong. So I will put everything that I learn about marketing and stuff as I go for free here or on my newsletter.
Now that being said, I do not have anything against someone who actually wants to work with you and help to promote your work. That is actual money for services. This is a post aimed at those that claim to help you only to turn around and say sure I will help you, here buy my how to book. That is not help. Stop trying to sell it as help.
There is many reasons why I would follow someone, just as there are many reasons why I would not. But the key point in blogging comes down to sharing posts, sharing ideas, sharing communication and in a way we are all selling something. We all want that little bit of each others time. Well I will take up your time and let you take up mine, and along the way if I am a dick and asshole a pain in the but to you then so be it. But most of the time I try to carry myself in a civil manner.
But that does not mean you can not express your mind and that does not mean that I can not express mine. So let’s talk, give me your two cents and let me give you mine.
Here is a question, What is raw unbridled love?
Fast and to the Point: Love
A small squeal gave out as I turned in my seat. Humidity brought about a thin layer of moisture that would just not let go. My car was out to get me. I strained to survive driving my car every day. The summer was not kind in these evergreen mountains. But then again it never was, there was so much that I hated about summers. My car just added to the pain of it.
People would comment on the beauty and the joy of spending nice camping trips in the surrounding area. I had never been camping before meeting her. I doubt that I would ever go again but we never know. ‘Click’ the sound bored a hole into my skull every time I heard it. ‘Click’ a reminder that I had spent money on something that was more of a pleasure than anything of worth. ‘Click’
‘Dam windows work’ my yelling did little to move the windows.
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Many people just say sweatshops are wrong without doing any actual research. Learn something before you talk.
I found myself watching a video on the youtube channel Moral Courage, from time to time they have good things to watch. This time they didn’t. It was a girl talking about how to deal with sexist jokes and though she tried to pass it off as not being a double standard it clearly was.
So in response to her three ways to stop sexist jokes I will state her points and contradict them each one in it’s own post..
1. Make it personal
When someone makes a sexiest, racist, bigoted joke. Make it personal was her position. Make it known that you are offended and ask your friends how would they feel if they were in that position.
My position against this is very simple. If you have friends who make such jokes and you know that they are just making light of something and not truly being derogatory but you still take offense, then A) you should evaluate your overgrown need to make everyone think as you think. B) ask yourself if you truly are friends with the person if you only laugh at their small minded jokes out of a need to belong, and C) think as to why you are taking it personal. Her example as in calling things that we find wrong or faulty as being gay. Though the term Gay has a long history in the English language it still has some connect to homosexuals but it she fails to understand that language grows and changes with time/ society and so on. I am reminded of the word Burly which some people choose not to use because it was a word used during slave auctions. But if you were to really learn the English Language you would see that it was a term that originally was used to make a statement on an attractive male, someone being physically attractive, strong and so on.
So what I see wrong with trying to censor words is simply this. 1) it does not work, 2)You are forcing others to conform to your views 3) you are taking away the rights of free expression, no matter how good your intentions are,