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Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Celebrating Five Years of Blogginig

Today marks the fifth anniversary of this blog. Hard to believe I’ve been doing this for five years now. I want to thank everyone who has taken the time to read my articles, rants and ramblings over that time.

I also want to thank all those people who I’ve met online who have helped me work 
towards getting the word out about my work and given me advice and support.

Looking back, I’ve come a long way since 2006.

Back when I started this blog I only wrote six articles for the entire year.

Currently for 2011 I’ve written over 137 articles and there’s still one more month of this year to go.

Back in 2006, this blog only updated…whenever.

Now in 2011, it’ updates Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Back in 2006 I was only promoting one book Isis.

Now in 2011 I’m promoting six paperbacks and over a dozen eBooks on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

Back in 2006 I was dreaming of a way to self-publish my four other manuscripts.

Now in 2011 every manuscript that was in my queue is a title in my catalog of books.

Back in 2006 this blog had no pictures at all.

Now in 2011 I’ve posted quite a few photos and pictures of art.

Back in 2006 I was wondering how to put together a .pdf to make my own self-published books.

Now in 2011 I can put together a .pdf and have gotten a good handle on Photoshop to design my own covers.

Back in 2006 I was using POD companies to publish my books.

Now in 2011 I self-publish books and eBooks under my SJS DIRECT imprint.

Back in 2006 I pondered how I’d ever self publish books without a POD publisher.

Now in 2011, I’m helping other people publish their books and eBooks.

Back in 2006 I wondered how I’d get the word out about my books.

Now in 2011 I have readers all over the world reading my work.

Everything I said I wanted to do as a writer in five years I actually did in four. Since 2008, 

I’ve managed to take myself to a new level creatively. I’ve published four critically acclaimed books and screenplays, and right now I’m starting to make YouTube videos.

Ever since I was a child I’ve always wanted to do TV or movies. Who knows? Maybe I’ll make that movie in a couple of years.

I haven’t made a lot of money in the last five years, but I’ve made a lot of progress. Maybe in the next five years I’ll finally figure out how to make a profit at this writing thing.

1 comment:

  1. You go, Shawn!

    A lot of people spend a lifetime and never manage to achieve what you've achieved. Your blogs are among the best I've read, totally germane to AA life and living. They come from your heart, and it shows.

    I'm one of the ones you've helped indie publish and it has been a satisfying journey. You don't only work with good knowledge of the craft of indie publishing, but with charm and grace.

    A I said,"Go Shawn!."