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Write Again

I’m writing on my private blog again starting now. It’s just before 3 a.m. Pacific Daylight Time.

Happy October! 🙂

Here’s An Email Template For You To Use!

Wow. My first video is closing in on 1000 views. I just sent out this email.

You could do this yourself – maybe make a video about your book or website.

Then send an email like mine to friends or to a list.

Of course, I recommend using Twitter, too! And Pinterest. And Facebook.

I’m sure this will work for you!

Hello All!

I found a very useful tool yesterday. I’m using it for free and so can you if you choose.

I made this in about 20 minutes.

The URL that I posted in the video is not the important thing (Though you’re welcome to check it out if you wish).

http://animoto.com/play/KXRhDBc7p1AvC98ili8oyQ

The thing is this – if it’s your business or your CAUSE or whatever you want to get the word out about (someone’s birthday?) – this is powerful.

I am closing in on 1000 views of this video in under 21 hours.

It’s not earth-shattering, but it’s very, very useful.

And it’s free to try. That’s what I did last night!

http://animoto.com/play/KXRhDBc7p1AvC98ili8oyQ

Take care,

Charlie


Charlie Hicks-Moore
(Dr. Network Is Back!)

P.S. Are You Growing Your Business Fast Enough? Here’s my new blog!
http://wp.me/p2rR0y-c

Writers Might Benefit From This Strategy

I know a lot of writers read about the craft of writing. This post is not about that. It’s about getting legitimate eyeballs to see your website or blog or video.

Read the previous three posts.

Here’s my current update…

Some of you know that I have an alien friend who speaks through me on Twitter. (Pause.)

You read that right.

Now I’m only going to say this once in print and here it is. I’m not crazy.

I understand that this character is a character. OK?

On with the show.

You can read his Twitter feed at http://Twitter.com/TweetGeistGuy

When people follow Tweet Geist Guy on Twitter he sends them a Thank You Tweet aimed at them as in: @hotrichgirlauthor

(An alien stuck out in space can dream, can’t he?)

Included in the thank you is a link to a video we made this morning for free. This video is titled Welcome & Thank You! Which Are You? 😉 and now I can actually track how fast it gets more visitors relative to the Thank Yous that are sent.

I will keep you updated, but it had 84 views and after 10 more Thank You Tweets it had 104 views. Will this remain constant? I don’t know, but by my count that’s 20 views for 10 Thank Yous. I may have to talk to a buddy about automating those Thank Yous.

This buddy is not an alien and lives in San Diego.

If You’re Impressed Then This Could Help You

I’m just about to go to bed.

This is an update for the previous two posts.

Just over 5 1/2 hours and the first video has 617 views.

The second has 399 views.

Over 1000 total views and I think that’s very good.

You could do the same to promote your blog or website.

I’m amazed that this level is free.

Just sayin…

…and here’s my other blog where I’ll explore this more in the future:

HowTo…

Progress For My Site And Yours

Please don’t miss the lessons I’m learning. If you read the previous post you’ll know that I created a video with Animoto. Then I created another video 20 minutes after the post. It took me about 40 minutes to create those videos and I didn’t upload anything. It was free.

What does this have to do with you?

Well, you can do it. Just. Like. Me.

Why?

I assume that you would like more visitors to a website. Oh…you don’t have a website?

OK. What about your blog?

Would you like more visitors?

I’m closing in on 600 total views of these videos and as I write this that means my videos received those visitors in less than 4 hours.

I’ve never personally experienced legitimate visitors like that.

If you have or you do, well, God bless you.

It’s new to me.

Here are the videos:

(Don’t worry about my URL – although you’re welcome to visit – because you can insert your own!)

My First Animoto Video

My Second Animoto Video

Try Animoto!

I just tried Animoto and I’ll bet you will have as much fun as me. After I made the video in about 20 minutes or so I added it to my Pinterest page. You don’t have to approach it from a business perspective if you’d rather not. Just enjoy!

My First Animoto Video On Pinterest

Reading William Gibson

Was it only two days ago that William Gibson’s Distrust That Particular Flavor arrived in the mail? I am nearly done and enjoying his wonderful wordsmithing. His new book is really a collection of old articles and other nonfiction Gibson has written over the last couple decades.

I picked up Gibson’s Spook Country a couple years ago and enjoyed it immensely. In this newly published collection he explains what his books are about.

That might sound funny (it does to me), but he makes an interesting point about novels.

Novels require some explanation or at least some prerequisite knowledge in order to fully appreciate them.

They differ significantly from film in that way.

He recounts the very first time he went to see a film and how he understood the experience within an hour.

Ease of use is what I’ll call it.

That ease of use is why multitudes will go to the movies and not bother to read a book (or the book that inspired it).

We do miss something when we don’t read.

Mark Twain said it over a century ago.

[I just added the first name “Mark” because there are a number of people who might not know of a man simply “Twain”.]

“A person who won’t read has no advantage over one who can’t read.”

We must write in such a way that more people will want to read our work.

William Gibson does that for me.

Thanks to WordPress for reminding me:

“Easy reading is damn hard writing.”

Nathaniel Hawthorne

Writing For EzineArticles

Recently I decided to mix it up a bit with my writing. I started a new blog about making money online and today I submitted two articles to EzineArticles.com. One is titled “Use Caution Making Money Online” and the other is “College Preparation For First Generation College Students”. It takes about a week to get articles approved, so I’ll let you know when that happens. If you haven’t checked out EzineArticles.com I encourage you to do so. You may find that you like to write for them a little bit. At the very least it’s another way to practice the process of writing. With this and what I’ve written there today I’m over 2500 words. Now what about those aliens?

Thanks, Donald!

Talking With Donald Yap Knocked Something Lose In My Unconscious!

My Creativity Is Taking Me To New Places

I just started another blog that is not related to writing, except insofar as a writer can convince or illuminate or educate.

My new blog is about online business that you can engage in at home.

I’ve mentioned earlier that I have two new mentors.

You’re welcome to visit anytime.

You might learn something that will lead you to have the freedom to do what you’re passionate about whether that’s writing or something else.

Who knows? You might learn a guerrilla method of selling books or something.

Here it is!

HowToMakeMoneyAtHomeUS.wordpress.com