Basically: Why, Who, and The Bottom Line

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For my own purposes, I began to question this blog and my involvement as its sole writer.

The following questions, simple as they are, lead me into such a reverie that I felt it necessary to share and then answer them:

  • Why do I write blog posts for alixandercourt.com
  • Who is my audience
  • And where will this blog be monetized?

Why I write for alixandercourt.com?

  • Practice
  • Self-edification
  • Reflection

Who is my audience?

Those who seek to empower their life with knowledge, habits, and then technology.

Below is an apt comparison, I write for people on the right.

Virgin Losers vs Chad Improvers

Where will it be monetized?

  • Book Sales

UPDATE: I am halfway through implementing my pen edits for my first novel and I anticipate having it available for purchase by March 15th, 2022

Update: the book has seen an editor and is being read by a private audience. While I wanted a march 15th debut, this process is not to far from being complete. The cover illustration is nearing its final draft and we are excited release more information soon.

So with that, I hope you and I both have a clearer picture of why I keep writing, who I am writing to/for, and where this blog is headed.

Pain yields to innovation

Audio Recording of the Author Reading: Pain yields to innovation

Recently, I have been thinking about pain.

The pain of the market is just one such example. Pain of the body, too. And while I have thought on this, I’ve concluded that pain yields to innovation.

“Let me explain; no, there’s too much. Let me sum up.” Inigo Montoya

There is multi-millenia of pain that our species has experienced, and for it we have become exceptionally capable overcoming pain:

  • cold -> fire
  • weather -> shelter
  • hunger -> agriculture
  • conflict -> weapons (empathy is a weapon, too)

These are only a few examples, there are many more.

And what of your pain? Do you shun it, ignore it, mask, bury or hide it?

Hone in on it. Feel it.

The source of your pain may yield wonders untold, undiscovered or unimaginable. But you must not turn your back; no, not on your pain.

To do so, to turn on your pain, is to turn on your self.

Face you pain, feel it, and grow.

[Feature Friday] A poet and he knows it


Auido Recording of the post ‘[Feature Friday] A poet and he knows it’

As today is another Feature Friday, I thought it would be nice to look at some of the recent engagements with the blog and I thought I would share with you who’s also been enjoying the blog.

One of my returning visitors is a gentleman poet who has been quite busy with his recent success as a blogger (my definition of success here is someone who creates unique content, cultivates a crowd, and celebrates connection.) And he has liked two of my posts here recently, wich I think is very cool.

Anyway, without further ado, go check out benAlexaner’s blog. He creates unique content often and has a great crowd of people he’s cultivated – you might find youself celebrating later on account of a new found connection.

You see what I did there? Okay, because if you didn’t, hit me up and I’ll tell you. 🙂

Reflection on down-time; or life with devices turned off

Audio recording of the post, “Reflection on down time; or life with devices turned off”

My computer and phone have been off since my last post, 48 hours of down-time.

Pros and cons for doing it.

Most notable con, couldn’t share my post yesterday because I couldn’t type it up into digital text.

Most notable pro, took my son to the park and completely got lost in our time there.

Where to next?

I am writing explicit instructions for myself on what are the order of actions to be taken to complete the operation and what that operation is mean to achieve as it relates to my game plan.

As you can imagine, the work being done right now is some of the best I’ve ever done.