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Improve Your Blogging skills

improve your blogging skillsHow do you begin to improve your blogging skills?

I began blogging some years ago, But to be truthful about it, I have only gotten serious about doing so over the last year.  This is probably because I recently I published my first novel, Serpents Underfoot.  As a self-published author, I need all the marketing help I can get. Therefore, I decided it was important to improve my blogging skills and my blog’s content. This is all part of a concerted effort to attract more readers and hopefully, being a writer, sell a few more books. I looked at a few resources such as books or articles on blogging, etc. Nothing really caught my eye.

I then had a brilliant idea! I began looking at some of the more successful bloggers I have come into contact with over the last few years. One blogger really stood out.

Cristian Mihai

I have been following Cristian Mihai for some time now. I have communicated back and forth with Cristian on several occasions now. He was even kind enough to do a review of my novel. But, more to the point, Cristian’s blog posts are always great. They are insightful, motivational, educational, and they are always will written. I enjoy reading them and have learned  a great deal about blogging and writing from doing so.

Therefore, I Made a Decision …

I decided to take Cristian Mihai up on one of his mentoring offers. While we have just gotten started, I am already very happy I did. I received Cristian’s “initial impressions” analysis of my blog  a couple of days ago. First, let me say it was direct. Cristian pulls no punches. As I read through his notes, I kept finding myself nodding and agreeing with his initial comments. There were several “can you say duh” moments in there as well. Thankfully, Cristian also pointed out a few things I was doing quite well, so I was not completely shattered. Just kidding!. His comments right on the mark and I am already implementing several of his suggestions.

I am really looking forward to the improvements that will be coming over the next weeks and months. Just the initial comments were a great start. Some of the suggestions will certainly take a bit of time to develop and implement, but rest assured, they will be. I have no doubt of that. They just make too much sense!


Cristian Mihai Reviews Serpents Underfoot!

Cristian Mihai  Reviews Serpents Underfoot …

An author, Cristian Mihai, reviews Serpents Underfoot! Thank you, Cristian, for your great review of my first novel. It is much appreciated. There were several very nice comments in his review. Here are a few excerpts:

  • Writing a good thriller is mostly about the pace you set for the story. The way all the pieces fall into place, how you build suspense, how believable are your characters, the setting. It’s not an easy job.
  • D.C. Gilbert achieves this with style. The story flows smoothly. Easy and fast to read, which is a good thing when it comes to thrillers. There’s nothing that stands in the way of the story.
  • Also, the author does a fine job of detailing the world. Put differently, he knows his stuff. And you can tell. It’s always refreshing to read a book written by someone who knows what they’re writing about.
  • So, yeah, this is a great book. Well worth the time.

I would also like to express my gratitude to those who have reviewed my book on Amazon so far. It is now sitting at 8 FIVE STAR reviews (2 for the Kindle edition and 6 for the printed editions). Serpents Underfoot is available in Kindle, paperback, and hardcover formats at Amazon.com. I hope you will give my book a read!


About Cristian Mihai

Cristian Mihai (born 25 December 1990) grew up in Constanta, Romania. And he’s still growing up, or at least trying to. Sometimes he writes. Sometimes he gets lucky and writes something good.  He can’t, however, draw a straight line. No matter how much he tries. Not even with a ruler. And, please, don’t ever ask him to sing. His blog can be found here!