This quick post has nothing to do with books, unless you count creating a blog (not unlike this one) to help promote your shop. I have a few different online projects going on and read a Lot of blogs in an attempt to get them off the ground. Many were useful, some written by guys much more informed in the ways of the web than I’ll ever be. Only one site compelled me to get involved with their blog, to truly participate. I was at first shocked by the direct-hard talking Vic Franqui but it only took me about two of his posts to realize that this was the guy I’ve been looking for. The others all seem to be speaking to the masses and like a great Rock star who makes an audience member feel like he is the person the performer is singing to, Vic seemed to be talking to me. The ‘insider tips’ that I was missing. The passion and juice to get me committed to my web work.
This post is just a big Thank You to Vic Franqui and his hold-no-punches blog called Blogger Unleashed. If you write a blog and/or have any aspirations to increase your online presence/traffic/$$ you owe yourself a visit to Vic’s site. Again this is more for hardcore bloggers or those interested in blogging/the online money making game and not so much bookselling.
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