What Should I Blog About To Build A Platform And Sell Books And….. 3 Things to Consider

Dan Alatorre

thDear Dan,

So, I feel like the blog is not really working as it goes now. I don’t know if I’m a natural blogger. I like your blogs, they’re funny. Maybe it just doesn’t come as natural to me.

Signed, New Author

Dear New Author: It is your blog; you are 100% behind whatever comes out of it. That can be a lot of pressure, and I understand you may feel a little lacking in credentials or audience. That’s fine. And, if it’s too much or if it doesn’t feel natural, don’t do it.


Most writers are funny and a little charming and have a very nice demeanor.


80% of Americans want to write a book.


So here are a few things to consider.


  1. A lot of people will want to read about your journey as a writer, whatever part of that journey…

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Grabbing The Snake By Its Head

tonysbologna : Honest. Satirical. Observations

It’s the twilight of summer. The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you’re basking in an overly bright office wondering, what the fuck had happened? You examine yourself, eyes tired from staring into a retina scarring monitor, annoyance heightened from 7 months of hearing lousy jokes told to you by your once rumored-to-be-hilarious coworker and brain weak from a steady diet of digesting emails.

It is in this moment that you find your heart wishing you could trade places with the landscaper because at least he’s outside, at least he can enjoy the weather. Delusions of grandeur dance into your head, you realize the path you’re headed down and wince. The clock strikes five and you wonder what had happened to your dreams? You proceed to happy hour to swallow your week in a flood of light beer and mozzarella sticks; rinse, wash repeat. The cycle continues.

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DoubleU = W

sometimes I hate myself

bouts of depression

fits of anger

when patience runs out

when apathy stands in the way of caring

moments of truth


sometimes I love myself

hours spent with a loved one

when I’m able to help

when overcoming an obstacle

when patience is plentiful

moments of truth


sometimes I don’t care


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