Problems With Balancing Blogs

Oct 12th, 2016 Creating a Platform

Every few months, I get super motivated about creating a platform for my writing. Writing’s something I oddly enjoy, a cathartic release from the daily grind of numbers and IRS deadlines, so why not attempt to get people to read it, too? Maybe up that Adsense revenue from $5 a month to $6. Back in high school, finding the audience was easy. The goal was…

Look Who’s Getting Published

Aug 25th, 2016 Creating a Platform

In November, I’m most likely getting published. Exciting news, right? That’s the dream of every writer, finally seeing his or her work in. . .well, it’s still going to be digital, so not print, but it will have gone through an honest to goodness publishing house. Now before anyone lines up to ask how they can pre-order my soon to be famous work, I’ve got to…

Ah, Yes, This is What I Hate About Writing

Jun 10th, 2016 Creating a Platform

I’ve purposely not talked about my fiction writing here for a while. There’s plenty of reasons behind that, but mostly it’s because I know people don’t want to read my amateur imitations of a story. But today, I just need to rant for a bit. Honestly trying to get published is stupid. Millions of people dream that they’re going to become the next Tom Clancy or J.K. Rowling, but…

Changing Course

Feb 19th, 2016 Creating a Platform

I had an epiphany this weekend. I’m totally burned out on taxes. Or at least writing about them. Yes, I’ve had fun with, and I might pick it up again in a few months or a few years, but for now I’ll leave it as fallow as a North Dakota Pineapple field. For the past few months I’ve had a bit of a conundrum,…

Creating a Platform Pt 2 – Moving Past the Spaghetti Method

Mar 16th, 2015 Creating a Platform

Last week I delved deeply into my miserable failings at marketing my writing, and how I’ve mostly been okay with that. If I write something that people read it, great! If not, well, I wouldn’t say it’s great, but I really didn’t care that much. Like the title says, I threw it at the wall to see what stuck. If it fell on the floor,…

Creating a Platform – I Don’t Know What The Heck I’m Doing

Mar 11th, 2015 Creating a Platform

My original blog ( started as a place for me to hone some of my creative writing, nothing more. Something like, “yeah, it’d be great if people actually read this” went through my head from time to time, but my goal was just to have a place for me to hit snooze on my left-brained accounting thinking for a bit. Then it turned into a…

Which Ebook Self Publishing Experience is the best?

Jan 13th, 2015 Creating a Platform

I took a leap yesterday and finally uploaded my tax ebook to a real, bona fide online store. The Kindle edition can be found here for all of $0.99. I never buy anything on the Kindle, though, so I decided it’d be an experience to try to upload the book to all the major ebook stores. I mean, like, an interesting experience. Everything is an experience….