Besties and other blogging finds

Some bloggers I have enjoyed reading of late if you need recommendations 🙂 I love blogs about real people who share at least some unbridled emotion. Disclaimer: lots I haven’t mentioned…

Brian’s bloga man we affectionately call Pink’s blog, Bela’s blog, Stephen’s blog, Kenzie’s blog, Plectumm’s blog, with special thanks to a particularly tempered interlocutor.

Paul and Akira’s trials and tribulations: I have been reading George F.’s works for some time and lately he has upped the crazy dial resulting in some pretty captivating riffs.

Brand new blog about writing and a long standing oneKelsey’s blog about goals: Kelsey reached out to me about her blog where she explores goal-focused pursuits.

Lots more out there, please comment with your own faves, so that I can follow them.

My inner bored-Elon-Musk speaks up, writer’s edition

Here is a “bored Elon Musk” type idea. (I get them a lot.)

  1. Authors often struggle to get an audience
  2. People love subscription services
  3. Could you subscribe people to books they’ll like?

Turns out, Kindle beat me to the punch:

“Unlimited Reading. Unlimited Listening. Any Device. Enjoy this book and over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and recent magazines on any device for just £7.99 a month.”

*It would go something like this:

  1. The author provides the service with a number of 100% discount codes for their eBook.
  2. There is a gentle review process to pick, let’s say, 10 authors each month, in each category.
  3. The consumer gets a set of 10 such codes, for 10 different books, emailed to them every month, and pays a small fee for this subscription
  4. The author gets 1/10 (fee*number of subscribers – small cut for services) for their efforts. Their upside: exposure, reviews, and money – after all, it’s not nice to ask people to work for free.

Could still do it for non-Amazon platforms. Writers, whatcha think?

P.S. Awesome video by Jordan Peterson on existentialism.