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I am calling all writers, poets, song writers, novelist, bloggers, authors, or just people that love to make a difference. All of you probably know that I was abused as a kid, something that has had an effect on my life for a while, but I was able to get the help to cope. It wasn’t easy, but with the right people, I was able to get over the fear and now I am happy. Help me help kids in similar situations. Do you know someone that is being abuse, or that maybe has? Then you won’t want to miss this event!

Impromtstudios will be hosting the first annual Blog-a-Thon where we will be posting 24 posts in 24 hours as we help raise money to help those who are being abused. I don’t have much information, as of this second, but I would like to reach out to people to help. I know I can’t do this alone, but with your help this can be a success. As details come together, I will post them, here. For now, I want to know how many people would like to blog with me. If you’re interested, then send me an email! Gregbjenkins23@gmail.com

Also, if you are reading this, and you don’t write then please tell me, what would you like us to write about? With 24 posts, I don’t know how many times we can post about tacos, so tell me, what would you like us to cover? You can simply comment with ideas and wants. We will cover anything that you tell us to cover.

I beg you guys to come together, team up with me and help these kiddos. I have a charity that I want to go through, but we will keep that secret for now, since I want to announce all of that soon in a separate blog. Please share this; let’s get as many talented artists together! We can make a difference, let’s not waste our time!

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WE did it!
Last night, I posted a new blog. The blog was about Ariel and I hitting a deer, a year ago. This was a scheduled post, because I had to go to work at 5 p.m. which usually means that I write before hand. I like for all my blogs to come out at 8p.m. More people are likely to be on Facebook at that time, so it is the best time to post a blog. Either way, when I saw the notification that my blog went live, I also got another notification. Fun fact: I posted the same blog twice during the scheduling, so I thought it telling me that blog also went live. But when I went to check the notification it told me that I have officially reached 500 post on Impromtdude. 500th!!!!! POST! That is amazing, guys!

We all have heard my sappy story about why Impromtdude even exist, and how I actually wanted to end this weeks after the launch, but I didn’t because I was nervous. I figured if I deleted this blog, I would never become a writer. This is when I decided to keep it. Since then, I have grinded to make sure I posted daily. I lost my way a few times, but I never gave up. I took a vacation, but I returned. I lost my ideas, but I kept pushing through. Every rocky road led me back to this amazing blog. That is when I decided to stop trying to quit and embrace my love for writing. That is when I bought the domain Impromtdude.com. I knew if I put money into this blog then I wouldn’t want to give up.

Shortly after the purchase, I went on to get apparel going. I shopped the market and found a pretty cheap producer, but you get what you pay for. I went to a more expensive place, but their material didn’t match the price. This year, I plan on making a big impact to this by making apparel a thing for Impromtdude.

Today,  I want to reflect on the last 500 post by answering some of my own questions. Lets take a trip down memory lane; will you join me?

What is my favorite post?

I love the post titled “First love Vs. True love.” This was a post about deciding to help a first love. I had a dream that my first love was in trouble, which made me ask “Could I put my previous feelings aside without hurting my current relationship?” I came to the conclusion that I could because the strength of my love to Ariel outdoes the love I had for Ems.

What post do I remember doing the best?

The post that did the best was my write up on 878, a local rap group. This post gave my blog a huge spark that I ended up keeping for a long time. The fire did simmer down, but I kept a huge following from this post.

What post did I love working on the most?

This is a hard question, because I love all of my work. If I had to grind down to one specific post my favorite would be “Small blogger vs. The world.” This was an inspirational post meant for those who thought they couldn’t beat the odds. The world is full of writers that want to make it, which can make it hard for small beginning bloggers. This usually makes them quit because they think it’s a waste of time to even try. This blog went on to help a lot of people, which was super fun in my opinion.

What can we expect for the next 500 post?

I am excited about the next 500 post. I want to get to 1,000 by the end of the year. I know that is impossible, but I really want it to happen. You should expect more passion coming out of these post. I didn’t know what I was doing 500 post ago, but I have learned so much in this field. I have learned more about grammar, promotion/advertising, humor, people and much more. All this together, we are going to have a great time! Also, expect apparel and more business related items.

I am excited about the next few months. After hitting 500 post, I think I finally found my full happiness. This is important if you want to survive. With this being said, it is time to get serious. I want the next 500 post to be my very best. But for now; I want to say THANK YOU. You guys have been by my side this whole time. You saw some of my most heartfelt post and you have seen my most ridiculous post. Through the changes, you guys have always been there. This brings a lot of happiness to my heart. For that I want to say Thank you. Please keep supporting me. We will make it soon! 2017 is already great with you guys!!!

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    Today, I was questioned, by a follower, on how to get more email followers. Not being a big fan of getting followers like that, I ventured out to find a solution to her problem. This is what I came up with.

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    1. Social Media
     With this world being so entangled with social media, one would question how we got out of the 80s, but even with the annoyance, I found great use of it. If you are trying to get famous, the first place you might look to go is to social media.

     Everyone at least has 200 friends on their desired social media, which gives you a great upper hand for potential traffic. Facebook makes it even easier with pages. If you have a blog, the best thing to do is make a page about it, then invite your friends. Quick and easy, but she wants to know how to get more email fans, well that is easy with the “call to action” option.

     A call to action is a way for your fans to communicate with you, through various ways. This includes emails. If you are posting on this page, many would ask, why do they need a email to be reminded? This is why you have to sell it with content and contest.
2. Contest
    Everyone likes to win, whether it is a game or a drawing, they just love to be in the spotlight, so why not use this to your advantage? Hold a contest that requires signing up with an email. They will come, and soon you will have more email buddies. This will work at the time of the contest, but how can you keep them from leaving? This is why great content is needed.
     No one wants to read sucky material. Why would someone waste their time reading mediocre work, when someone better is saying the same thing, better? That is why you need to ensure that you are posting the best work, which means more work. But if you feel that is really time consuming, then you could invite guest bloggers. They will help you in more ways than none.
3. Guest Blogging
    Guest bloggers are those who make an appearance on your blog, but don’t intend to stay around. Having a guest blogger is really fun, but also, really smart. The more you have people write on your page, the faster your blog and email list will grow.
      The math is simple, you have 34 followers, the guest has 56 followers, and both of you have 300 friends on Facebook. There is a high chance that you don’t have all the same followers and friends, especially since he has more than you. This is why guest blogging is an amazing tool.
    When they post, their fans and your fans see that. Then, when you post it on your pages, the friends on both sides see it. They come from his page to see your page, and bam! Since you have great content, you will have yourself more fans.
4. Post regularly! –
     I cannot tell you how many times I have to tell people this, but if you are going to be a blogger, then you need to post regularly! I am of the crowd that hates being out in the cold, if I don’t know when you are posting, then there is a chance that I will unfollow and unsubscribe!
     If you are a ghost writer, then you don’t need to build a email list, but more likely you need to build a passion to post. The point of a email list is to inform people that you have new content, that they can’t live without. If you aren’t posting regularly then how can you expect people to stay entertained?
      The math is simple, the theory is solid, all you have to do is take it and run with this information! If you want to build your email list; take the steps listed above. Remember to keep great content, to allow people to guest blog, to post regularly, and finally, host a few contest! It’s fun and it draws in the crowd!

Impromtdude

If you want something , you will find a way to get what you want. This could lead you to do things that are usually hard, for you to do. This means that you will stop doing other things, and focus on getting that one thing you want. I also believe you will spend the money that you need to, in order to get what you want. I have been in trouble lately though!

Recently, I have made it a goal to get published as a writer by the beginning of next year. This has become a challenge since I have a lot of work to do. I figured that I need to focus on bettering my writing, but that isn’t all, I must also work on my editing skills and promoting. I didn’t realize that following such an “easy” dream would have been so difficult, but it has proven to be a roller-coaster. My blog will eventually explode, and I will look at these blogs and smile, knowing that I never gave up on my dreams, but something has to happen before I can do that. Money has to be spent in order to further this dream.

I want to promote my blog to a bigger audience, and the only way to do that is forums, other blogs, and Facebooks page promotions. I have been doing the first two, and I have seen an increase, but there must be more in order to be noticed. I am about to take a shot at promoting my page ‘Impromtdude’ on Facebook, which would help drive others in that haven’t heard of my work, but soon they will. But like anything else in this world, promoting on Facebook can cost a pretty penny. They promise 100 new viewers for 5 dollars, which would help, but could I do more? I am going to start out slow at first, but then

when the numbers start to multiply, I want to invest more into my future, and the time is now!

I want to also start to post multiple times a day. This will happen when I feel comfortable with writing mass products at a time. With multiple post a day, this will mean that there will be more subjects covered. This could lead to some material that some might not like, this shouldn’t be a problem if you are a true fan, though. I am confident with where this blog is going, and now it is time to grow the magic!

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