My $1000 Blog Post

No, you got it wrong. It cost me $1000. And counting…

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The Beginning

It all started on a beautiful spring day in 1976. When a chubby and happy boy came to see the light of day. This was in Tønsberg, Norway’s oldest city. Home of the Vikings.

Let’s forward a bit

This January, in the year-we-do-not-mention, I started blogging.

The blog post

The story was about me, a struggling writer, drunkenly placing an ad on Norwegians equivalent to Craig’s List, offering my services as a Private Investigator.

7 minutes ago

That’s when I wrote this.

  • Hired one of the best Norwegian Illustrator to make my cover art.
  • Hired a professional editor.
  • Hired a professional cover designer (well, really three of them, but more on that in a later blog post).
  • Hiring someone to design my web page.
  • Doing paid courses on promotion and self-publishing.
  • Hiring a professional to do Amazon keywords and categories for me.
  • Bought a formatting tool to properly format my manuscript.
  • And much, much more… I also spent a bunch of money on stuff I shouldn’t have, but I will not mention this here.
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Father, writer, aspiring blogger, connoisseur of everyday joy and professional procrastinator.

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