You know this is going to be serious when I have to break out the gut wrenching horror of Barney and Friends.
There is a common misconception that people like me make a lot of money from running a horror website like Ginger Nuts of Horror. You'd be wrong, very wrong. If I actually sat down and worked out my hourly rate of pay from the money that I receive from affiliate links I wouldn't even get 10p and hour.
So why do I do it? Truthfully it's something I have to do, not for some sort of ego and morale boost, that would be soul destroying. It's certainly not to lay the foundations of a media empire. No it's just something that I have to get out.
Yes I am obsessed by this site, every spare minute of my life is caught up with thoughts about the next interview or review. It's hard work, and at times it feels like there is very little reward. And to be honest it can get very lonely here.
I know you read my site, the viewing figures are always increasing, and thanks to my website host I can see who is real and who is a bot. So I know there are lots of you out there reading this post. And I am eternally grateful for your support, it really makes me happy, your support is great.
But can I just ask two tiny little things from you. If you enjoy any of the posts could you please, please share the posts. All you have to do is click on the social media icons at the bottom of the article. Sharing these posts will help to spread the word of some brilliant authors, which just might help them to sell some books.
Secondly if you liked and article please leave a comment, hell even if you didn't like and article leave a comment. I would love to have some sort of feedback from you.
Horror websites like mine can make a big difference to the sales of a book, but inly if you lovely people help to spread the word.
Please welcome Colin F. Barnes to Ginger Nuts of Horror. Colin has kindly agreed to do a guest post about the ten things he has since becoming a writer.
First of all, I just wanted to say thanks to Jim for hosting this guest post on his excellent blog. Jim does a great job in supporting new writers, and his passion for the genre is a boon to us all. Now, with that said, let’s crack on. I’m going to start the post with the good things I’ve learned, and end on some not so good things for balance.