Wertfrei Wednesday: Downside of Independent Writing


When someone wants to write a book, they almost always dream of big publishing houses, big advances and big crowds awash with anticipation at their book openings.  After a few months of research, reality comes crashing down on their poor little heads. The reality is, big publishing houses really only want you after you're a big … Continue reading Wertfrei Wednesday: Downside of Independent Writing

The Problem with Social Media is People


  Years ago (nine, to be exact) when I started blogging on a blogosphere, we, all the bloggers, were told to 'market' our posts on the different social media sites. Fast forward to today, where I'm blogging on my very own website (https://brickoneil.com/bonblog) and I've been 'marketing' and 'sharing' across different social media sites, trying … Continue reading The Problem with Social Media is People

Tech Tuesday Pay-Per-Gaze


While eye-tracking technology is certainly not new, both Google and Microsoft have taken the next evolutionary step in invasive marketing techniques.  Both behemoths are using their hardware to track where your eyes are going in advertisements! Years ago, when I was a young lad of twenty-something, I took part in one of those Mall Marketing … Continue reading Tech Tuesday Pay-Per-Gaze

Good Morning from Belltown


Howdy all and good morning from Belltown. Met with DVR and there isn't much else they can do for me. So, having them close my file and keep on doing what I have been: work on the Novels, market and push it--have you downloaded it? Free code on the blog sticky. After you read it, … Continue reading Good Morning from Belltown

Where are all the “Opportunities”?


Hundreds of thousands of people are now hanging out their shingle proclaiming themselves 'Freelance Writers" these days.  I've been a Writer for ten years now.  I've accomplished quite a bit in a number of different areas.  I've finished a Novel, I've been a researcher online, i've done copywriting, i've written for clients in the fields … Continue reading Where are all the “Opportunities”?

Advertising and Marketing Yourself and Your Business


I remember way back as an undergraduate when I was picking a Major.  I thought about taking some business classes, advertising and marketing but realized I wasn't really that interested.  It all looked so boring. So, here I am, trying to make a go at my writing business and discovering I need to wear so … Continue reading Advertising and Marketing Yourself and Your Business

Book Review: Internet Marketing Methods Revealed: The Complete Guide to Becoming an Internet Marketing Expert


>My Review of the book: Internet Marketing Methods Revealed, The Complete Guide to Becoming an Internet Marketing Expert; book; Miguel Todaro; Atlantic Publishing Group, Inc.; 338 pgs.  Review: Brick ONeil  One phrase that I would use with Miguel Todaro's book is "In-Depth". In this Internet Marketing book, Miguel leaves no stone unturned. If, after reading, … Continue reading Book Review: Internet Marketing Methods Revealed: The Complete Guide to Becoming an Internet Marketing Expert