EelKat Wendy C Allen - Dark Fantasy Author


UPDATE March 17, 2021: Another death. Waiting for a coffin to be delivered. Funeral the 21st. Unlikely to be streaming for a few weeks.


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Update: March 27, 2021: It's not even been a week since the funeral, and now there is another death and another funeral.



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UPDATE April 5, 2021: There are still no streams, as, we've now a another (a 3rd) funeral to prepare for.


And that is now 3 deaths in our family, in the past 2 weeks.


This 3rd death hits hard, because it was Pippi.


Our family has now had 13 deaths since March 2020.








April 10, 2015, 12 children were kidnapped.

May 15, 2015, the heads of 10 of them were nailed to my door.

August 24, 2020, one was found still alive. he was just 4 years old when she was kidnapped, but she remembered us, even though 5 years had passed.

August 25, 2020, Pippi came home, but her condition was not well. She had been tortured the entirety of the 5 years she had been held hostage. She was missing limbs and covered with scars, had broken bones many years not set, and suffered serious damage to many of her internal organs. That she was alive at all, in her condition, was a miracle. Doctors had little hope of her survival and she was sent home with Hospice care.

Pippi had cancer in her eye and needed surgery for it, which she was scheduled to have, shortly before she was kidnapped.

In the years they had her, not only did they torture her, but her cancer went untreated and spread to her brain.

By the time she was returned to us, her cancer had reached an inoperable state, so we knew she did not have much time left.

Had her cancer been treated, back when she was a toddler, she probably would have reach adulthood.

She died only 8 months after her return.

Another child, to cry out from the grave, for Etiole's vengeance upon her murderers. Another victim of evil men, who will stoop to no ends, to bury the crimes they committed 50 years ago.  Drug lords. Opium growers. Heroine dealers. Selling little girls 4 to 8 years old for sex to priests. They only care about money.

All hail the mighty tourist ass. Millions come to Old Orchard Beach every year, for one thing and one thing only: heroine. They sell their drugs to the tourists under the pier and off the balconies of that giant motel. Than drag little girls to the bedrooms of the condominiums on Smithwheel Road, behind the school. And any child who dares open their mouth and beg for help, gets tossed in the GooseFare Brooke Ravine.

Bastard drug lords. They've been doing this for 50 years, and the town hall and the police department, turn a blind eye to it, because they get paid $6million a year to not report it to the newspapers, when the body of another child washes down the ravine, into the gulley to be spit out in the ocean. No fewer than 5 bodies are found every summer, but how often does it get in the news?

The corruption of this fucking town needs to end.

Yet another dead at the hands of these criminals who run our town.

How long will the residents continue to turn a blind eye to what is happening in our town.

How many more children will you let them kill, before you stand up to them?

Another child is dead and no one in this town cares. So long as they get their money from the tourists. The blood of another murdered child screams from the graves, begging for justice. Tick tock, tick tock, so begins, yet another of Etiole's 7 year clocks.

This is why there were no/to few streams from May 2020 until now.

May 2020, after 4 years of not hearing from them at all, the FBI returned with a lead, which led to Pip's discovery a few weeks later in August.

Because of the nature of the situation, I could not talk about it, to tell you why streams had stopped.

The kidnappers, were enraged that we had recovered Pip, and that is when the attacks started up again on my home and family September 2020.

Pip's condition continued to grow worse, and she died April 5, 2021.

She was only 10 years old.

This is what it means, to not be white in America.

White men, won't even give a child the chance to grow up.

This is what white people do, to none white families like mine.

We are Gypsies with Jewish blood, for that alone we are hunted like animals.

What the men of Old Orchard Beach, Maine, did to my family, will never be forgotten or forgiven.




#If you have any information on the kidnappers or the murders...


#FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the of the April 10, 2015 kidnapping of my 12 children by 14 Ku Klux Klan men who invaded our home and the subsequent May 15, 2015 murder of 10 of the 12 whom had their heads nailed to my front door. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 


Have you forgot the extent of the damage these people did, all because, they wanted to dig up my land and removed bodies buried there, before my house builders found that barrel of bones?

Have you forgotten that 7 town hall workers, 5 public works men, a blond woman, her bald son, and her red haired sister Kendra, and 14 police officers, all lead by a man they referred to as "Mark who needs no last name" were the ones 

I name every one of them, except for the ring leaders: blond woman, her bald son, her sister Kendra, and her husband "Mark who needs no last name". I don't know who those 4 are. I'd never seen any of them, other than the Kendra woman before, and I only knew her fro her attacks beating me up at Panera in 2009, 2010, and 2013.

I can name every one of the others, because all I have to do is go to the Old Orchard Beach town hall and police department website, and their are their faces.

With the exception of blond woman, her bald son, her sister Kendra, and her husband "Mark who needs no last name", every one else involved was government official who works for the state of Maine vis the Old Orchard Beach Town Hall, the Old Orchard Beach Police Department, or the Old Orchard Beach Public Works.

And what exactly did they do?

August 8, 2013 they drove a backhoe over my house. That same backhoe drove over my previous house on the same land April 2007. That same backhoe drove over my poultry barn and horse stables July 2001. July 2001 was the first attack.

March 2015 was the the massive attack, with an entire fleet of trucks, and drove over the Church of the Holy Rhinstone, a church that stood on my land, my garage which is why I no longer have a garage to put my car in, my 2 sheds both of which had my tractors and other garden/crop machinery in them at the time. And of course the razing of the land, the cutting down of the apple orchard - the VERY apple orchard planted in 1530 that this town was named after... he actual "old orchard" of Old Orchard Beach... the very original trees - huge massive apple trees over 400 years old. The grape vineyards, the cherry trees, the pears trees. 

April 10, 2015, they returned, 4 police officer held me a gun point, while 10 other police officers held my children down with long poles with metal wire strangle loops on the end, and beat their faces in with cinder block bricks, knocking out every one of their teeth, breaking their jaws... POLICE OFFICERS DID THAT... while men they referred to as "Mark who needs no last name" and "Dan" stood there and told the police officers what to do, how to beat them, while "Mark who needs no last name" boldly bragged that he paid the Old Orchard Beach police $6million dollars to do this.

May 15, 2015... the heads, hands, feet, and intestines of my children were nailed to my door. Later that same day police officer W. W. came to my home begging for forgiveness and claimed that men he referred to only as "Mark and Dan" were holding his beloved mother-in-law hostage and torturing her, and he helped in the April 10, 2015 attack, only to save her life and get her back. He claimed he had no prior knowledge of what was going to happen, claiming that he'd been told they were only going to "scare" us. He said he had not expected anyone to get hurt, he had not known my children would be tortured and kidnapped, he had not known they were going to be murdered. He said he was scared for his life and lives of his family. And he said: "They form a small army, our department doesn't have enough man power to stop them, and every one in this town is too scared to fight back. You don't know what's going on. And I think they mixed you up with someone else. They didn't know you were the owner of this land. They didn't know that was your motorhome. They thought someone else owned this place. It wasn't even your family they were after. You were the wrong target. You don't know who these people are. What they've done to our families. This is the actual Mafia. The real deal. I'm so sorry. This is the address they sent us to. But they had a different name as the owner. This wasn't supposed to happen. They were after someone else. I'm so sorry. I couldn't let my family died. And now yours is dead instead. This wasn't supposed to happen."

June 19, 2016... I did a very specific livestream. You see... A., D., B., and T. in the 1970s and 1980s, were in the habit of dragging big black trash bags into the forest, crossing my land to do it, and dumping those bags into the Goosefare Brook Ravine. In 1983, 3 snuck into Etiole's swamp and planted 3 acres of Marijuana. Someone found it and called the police, I don't know who... it was Maine's largest drug raid for decades. Many, many millions in plants where dug up and removed from Etiole's swamp. A few weeks later A, & D,s 10 year old daughter ran into my yard, touched my car on a dare from other children - the 1964 Dodge 330 former Old Orchard Beach police car, known by Stephen King fans as the REAL Christine, The World's Most Haunted Car... than jumped her bike, and sped down the road, as fast as she could, head on into a car coming the other way. She died instantly, he brain shattered all over the end of my driveway, and her mother A responded by the Battle of 458 - the biggest mass shooting ever in Maine history, that ended up with 3 Gypsy clans and 2 police departments, in a shoot out between 70+ adults all armed with guns. One of my cousins, an 8 year old boy, standing 3 feet from me, had his eye shot out by one of the bullets. While A ran around the street screaming: "FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shot another child. 

"FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shoot another child. 

"FOUR! FIVE! EIGHT!" than shoot another child. 

THOSE are the 31 children, whose bones were sawed up and tossed into the GooseFare Brook Ravine... yes, that DOES mean, police officers KNEW those children were there and covered it up.  And I witnessed that entire event.

And THAT is WHY... when police officers murdered my family in 2015, I did a livestream, walking to the ravine, to show the world, where those bones were... because I'm sick and tired of the police corruption in this fucking town, and those sawed up bones of 31 children are PROOF of what this town government is like.... as are the heads of my children that were nailed to my door.

At the end of The Battle of 4-5-8... A. took 2 gas cans and poured them all over the big dome house, than set a match to it, and no one knew, why when she did her brother B., started running, jumped in his robin egg blue truck and backed down the driveway, hit Portland Ave doing 70 and didn't stop driving until the high speed chase caught him in CT... oh but we knew before he was out of sight, why he started running... the dome house went up like Hiroshima into a mushroom cloud that could be seen across the entire state... turns out there was a Meth lab in that house.

June 19, 2016... the livestream of the bones went viral, it's what made my YouTube channel suddenly explode overnight... and police officer W.W. upset, by the fact that, the livestream included the entire police call and response, and that response was to laugh and do nothing... fed up with the corruption in his department, he forwarded that livestream VOD to the FBI, and the FBI arrived in Old Orchard Beach, to dig up the Reclaim Blueberry Plains, and all hell broke lose in this town, as most of the police officers suddenly found themselves arrested. An entire new police force from out of state was brought in to replace the long time officers who had proven they could be trusted to uphold the law. Many town hall officials and public works employees also found themselves arrested by the FBI.

June 26, 2016... barely a week later... the blond woman and the red haired Kendra woman showed up at my workplace, Scarborough WalMart, and tried to kill me, yet again... these are the same 2 woman who attacked me with golf clubs at Southern Maine Community College November 14, 2013... they left dead in 2013, I was paralized for 5 months. It took me 18 months to relearn to walk. I was out of the wheel chair, and I was without a walker, I was without a cane. I had almost fully covered from their November 14, 2013 attack with golf clubs... June 26, 2016, this time they attacked with shopping carts, and I'm now crippled for the rest of my life. They shattered 3 vertebra this time and it can't be operated on. I had to relearn to walk a second time, and I'm not yet recovered now in 2021. In 2013 they drove away in the 4 door white pickup truck. In 2016 they drove away in a gold Volvo SUV station wagon.

That blond woman and her red haired Kendra sister, they are wanted by the FBI for attempted murder of me and they are also wanted in questioning for being suspected of also being the murderers of my children.

I don't know who these 2 women are.

The blond woman shows up my driveway frequently, screaming and yelling, sometime accompanied by a small child, about 5 years old, that she pulls behind her in a red radio flyer wagon. She looks to be about 60 or 70. She often wears a denim button down shirt and jeans. She's prone to yelling at passing cars, while pointing up my driveway, and saying: "There's EelKat, she tried to kill my husband."

I've never tried to kill anyone, so accusation is baffling at best.

She seems to think I know who she is, and has made the claim, that "I was that brat in school"... the red haired Kendra woman, sometimes with her, claims to be her sister, also appears to be 60 to 70 and also seems to think I know who she is, and frequently says: "You bullied me in school, but no more, I'm Kendra SilverMander it's my turn to shine."

They BOTH make the claim they went to school with me, and yet, I never went to school, a well documented fact... because I'm the child the FBI rescued what the news media called "Maine's House of Horrors". I was locked in a cage when I was 8 years old. I was let out on Sundays, to go to church, and not allowed to speak or make eye contact with anyone, and this was only done infrequently, whenever church goers asked what happened to that girl you had". I was 31 years old when the FBI arrived, because of Heaven's Gate having killed 39 people, and my uncle being one of the members and self proclaiming himself as the leader of Heaven's Gate after Applewhite's death. The FBI was investigating the murder of 39 people in California, and had no idea they'd find children in cages in Maine as a result.

So you see, when the blond woman and her Kendra sister, make the claim they went to school with me and I was the class bully who beat them up, this is easily proven false, because the time period when I should have been in school, I was locked in a cage, being tortured by my sadistic uncle Bruce.

Also, they are in their late 60s to mid 70s... making them older than my parents, so how could I have been in school with them, even if I had gone to school? At best I would have been starting pre-school the year they would have been graduating high school.

These things they say about school, only further agrees with what police officer W. W. said May 15, 2015, when he made the claim, they had gotten me mixed up with someone else.

July 2016, a month after the shopping cart attack... yet another Old Orchard Beach police officer arrived, this one accompanied by 2 Biddeford officers, who had been former OOB officers... these 3 officers, had a vastly eye opening story to tell me.

They had been called to Old Orchard Beach, to my farm, to arrest me, a call made to them, by a man named Mark, whom one of these officers, claimed was his brother in law. This Biddeford officer, said he requested to transfer ot of Old Orchard Beach department years ago, because his sister (whom he claimed he suspected, but could not prove was the blond woman whom had attacked me at WalMart) was quote "trying to control the town" he said "treats Old Orchard Beach like a dynasty, thinks she's a duchess, has severe mental disorders, and thought she could buy the police department". He went on to say, she got in with the real Mafia years ago and went to her head, and now she thinks she IS the Mafia and most of Old Orchard Beach's business owners, especially the motel owners are scared shitless of her, because they believe her claim to be Mafia. He went on to say, she's not Mafia, but she's good at convincing people she is and stated "I wouldn't murder beyond her. She'd do it just to prove she is Mafia." He said he transferred out of OOB department to Biddeford department because he was fed up with how easy it was for her to get every officer to do anything she asked. He said "the corruption in that department runs deep; don't cross her or any officer she controls; they WILL kill you and every around you. You don't know who her husband is. He doesn't just control that town, he controls half the state."

What he was telling me was bizarre on extremes, but even more bizarre was the live feed radio call, that he had me listen too, as it was happening, on my farm in Old Orchard, while I was at my dad's house in Biddeford.

He said: "The Old Orchard Department called me, asked me to come over here. Buddy Will wanted to prove you were not in Old Orchard and that Mark has you mixed up with someone else. That fucking bastard is crying wolf and trying to frame you, we can prove it right now. We are fucking fed up WolfBoy."

He turned on his radio, so I could hear. A what I heard... a man whose voice I do not recognize, yelling at a Officer W.W. and saying: 

"That is Wendy, arrest her now! That is EelKat. She tried to kill me."

While officer W.W. and another officer, told the man: "his isn't Wendy. We have officers with her right now. Who tried to kill you? Wendy? Or THIS woman right here?"

"This woman right here! This is EelKat I tell you! Arrest her! What do you think I pay you for! You aren't allow to defy me! I own this town! You are my slaves. I command you to arrest her!"

W.W.: "This isn't EelKat. This isn't Wendy. I've known her for years. And right now, she's on the other side of the state. With 3 officers, listening to you right now. You are NOT the law. We've had it with you. You don't own me. And you've mixed her up with someone else. You've been harassing the wrong damned person. You dare call us about Wendy ever again, and I will personally arrest you for false reports, than I'll tell them everything. You'll never see the outside a prison for the rest of your life when I get done with you. You fucking leave this woman alone. You destroyed her life, because you couldn't tell her apart from someone else."

I used to aqua jog, mountain climb, horseback riding, and I hiked 13 miles a day. And in the blink of an eye, that lifestyle was taken away, and every day was struggle, just to sit up and breath, with no hope of ever walking again. I defied doctors. It's been 8 years and I can move around the house by holding on to things and I now can walk again, at the moment only short distances outside with a cane, and the hope is to continue to improve. I still have a long road of recovery ahead. But I'm walking again, something that 8 years ago, doctors said would never happen. 

My farm was razed.

My family was murdered.

I was 5 months paralysed, and had to relearn to walk. It was 8 years ago and I'm not yet fully recovered due to 3 inoperable vertebrae and hip dysplasia. November 14, 2013, 10PM, at WalMart, while putting bags of groceries in the back seat of my car, I was attacked by 3 rapists armed with metal golf clubs, who left me parallelized, in a wheel chair, broken spine, broken hip, broken pelvis, broken knees, serve nerve damage to my left side limiting the use of my left hand, my bladder incontinent from nerve damage, they left me for dead, and I had doctors telling me I would never walk again.

There's more that has happened. A lot more. The thousands of gallons of sewage they pumped into my motorhome in 2015. The cats. the Ptarmagin cats. World famous groups of cats. You remember them. If so, you remember what these people did to those cats. Poisoned. All dead the same day. 12 cats. Dead to what the vet described as: "enough poison to kill a great dane". My horse, she had her head beat in with a rock. My bantam roosters... 70 pet roosters, hung by their necks in rope nooses in my rose bushes.

All because this man, this mystery Mark, whose last name seems to be known to the police but is still unknown to me and man whom I've never seen or met - he keeps his face covered whenever he shows up... mistook me for someone else... and police officers and town hall workers and public work employees.

Welcome to Old Orchard Beach... this is NOT the way life should be, you know it.

What these people did to me, should never have happened, and according to the police, it's been happening for 50+ years to hundreds of people, hundreds of families, in this town, and every one is too scare to talk about it or fight back to stop it. That NEEDS to change.

The corruption in our town, needs to stop... but it won't end, until every last person who is being harassed by these people stand up, put their foot down, and say enough is enough, we ain't gonna take this any more.

We the people of Old Orchard Beach need to take back our town.


NOTE: Chat is set to emote only on my Twitch channel and my personal contact information has been removed from my website and every place else, due to the HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS of false reports of "information", along with vile hateful memes about the murder of my family being sent to me by trolls who think mocking the murder of my family is funny.

FBI Agent Andy Drewer out of the Portland, Maine FBI office is in charge of the of the April 10, 2015 kidnapping of my 12 children by 14 Ku Klux Klan men who invaded our home and the subsequent May 15, 2015 murder of 10 of the 12 whom had their heads nailed to my front door. If you have information about the case, give it to him not me. He can be reached @ +1-(207)-774-9322 



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I started out similar... for me it was not poetry, but rather short stories. Like you. people would stop by, read my stories, then leave. I didn't gain much following at first.

I started it in 1996.

Ten years later in 2006, I still struggled to get 100 views a month... In April 2007 something changed, and bb November 2007 I was getting 3,000 views a month.

Now 22 years later, in 2018, I average 14,000 to 25,000 views a month and have 300,000 subscribers.

What changed? I'll tell you...

So, I had a few subs/followers, but, it was only a few and it was pretty discouraging, to be writing stories and not a lot of people reading them.

I started out on freewebs, then moved the site to BlogSpot, then in 2003 imported it to WordPress where it stayed until 2013.

One day, I get an email from one of my readers. They explained they were looking to get started writing short stories, and at the time, there were no websites to tell people how to write short stories. This person was a fan of my work, liked my writing style and asked, if I could write a series of posts on how I got started, what my writing process was, etc.

I was, like, that's not a bad idea.

So April 2007, the first non-fiction article type posts were written. My traffic changed almost immediately. It picked up slowly at first, but within 6 months I had posted more hen 100 "how to write short stories" topic articles, and my traffic went from 100 views a month to 3,000 views per month.

In 2010 I crossed 6,000 posts and WordPress' servers struggled to keep my massive site online, down time was a problem, the site was offline more then online. In June 2013, a major server crash, wiped a massive 1,000+ posts from my blog and was barely able to stay online for 2 days in a row, as my traffic begane crippling WordPress servers...

In 2013, I moved to the Rolls Royce of web hosts, SBI (a business server capable of high speed hosting mega giant 100,000+ page websites) and changed the url to: https://www.eelkat.com and now today I post at minimum 2 posts daily and sometimes as many as 10 posts a day. And we are talking long posts - my articles average 2,000 words each, with many of them over 10,000 words and my longest one over 60,000 words.

In September 2013, with my site now stable, no longer crashing servers and busting bandwidth limits, thanks to SBI's host service, my traffic started snowballing, now getting 1,000+ hits PER DAY on my high traffic seasons of the year. And never getting fewer them 300 visites a day on my low traffic days.

And what started out as me posting FanFiction short stories online, has become my full time career.

I now have several topics:

  • Short Story Writing Tips
  • Novel Writing Tips
  • Writing Dialogue
  • Character Creation
  • WorldBuilding
  • The Business Side of Authorship
  • Getting Published
  • Self Publishing
  • Writing Fantasy
  • Writing Dark Fantasy
  • Writing Yaoi
  • Writing Absurdism/Bizarro/Monster Porn
  • Kindle Publishing
  • Book Marketing
  • Web Building For Authors
  • Editing Your Manuscript
  • Formatting Your Manuscrtipt
  • Writing Gypsies Accuratly
  • Writing LGBTQA+ Characters Accuratly
  • Creating a Magic System In High Fantasy World
  • How To Build An Elf Society
  • Being a Yaoi Author In The Convention Circut
  • Writing Maine Life Accurately
  • Make Writing Your Full Time Career
  • Health For Authors
  • A Look Inside The Everyday Life of a Career Author

Every day I write 2 or 3 or more new articles. AND I still publish 2 or 3 new short stories a week as well.

While my site now gets very steady, high traffic, the bulk of my traffic goes to the how-to-guide type non-fiction articles teaching newbie writers how to write, edit, format, create characters, build world, etc. Even today, very little traffic goes to the fiction works on my site. The fiction works, still continue to get fewer then 1,000 visits per month...

BUT....

I am now living off the full time income coming in from the 10,200+ non-fiction articles I now have on my site, which allows me to focus on writing more short stories even though they bring in very little traffic on their own.

If you go look at my blog (link above) you will see that I do nothing with pop-ups and things that tend to drive away traffic. I do not use templates (believe me, once you see my site, you'll NEVER forget it either... it stands out THAT MUCH, the whole thing is fully hand coded and doesn't suffer from bland template syndrome, which often causes people to leave. And every page of my site, contains no fewer then 100 links to other pages of my site. Yes, one hundred links on EVERY page, sending readers to other pages.

Because of those 100 links on every page, THESE are my traffic stats:

  • The average visitor stays on each page for 12 minutes, and clicks through to 7 additional pages after leaving the first page they entered from.
  • The average visitor: each person visits 7 pages per day and each person returns 3 days per week.
  • I have a bounce rate of 73% visitors clicking additional pages after arriving and 27% leaving the site without clicking to another page (So a Bounce rate of 27% which is INSANELY low!)

I mention this because the AVERAGE stats for AVERAGE blogs is viewers staying 30secs per page, 83% LEAVE without clicking to a second page. That's STANDARDS the average blogger can EXPECT and be considered SUCCESSFUL. As you can see, my stats are leaps and bounds above and beyond the average.

In 2016 I quit my day job to do my blog full-time. This is now my full time job, I spend 40 to 80 hours a week writing, editing, and publishing articles.

  • 8 hours a day writing
  • 4 hours a day editing/formatting/publishing
  • 2 hours a day marketing (social media announcements, etc)
  • 7 days a week
  • my typing speed is 91 words per minute (that's 5,000 words an hour)
  • I average 17,000 words a day; the most in one day was 37,000 words.
  • I publish on average 3 million words a year.
  • since 1978 I have also published 130 novels, 2,000 short stories, 30 non-fiction books, a few dozen stage plays, and a few comic book scripts for Disney's Uncle Scrooge and Donald Duck via Disney's Egmont division
  • I am trained in secretarial typing and my fastest clocked speed was 175 words per minute with an 80% accuracy.
  • I was a magazine editor for several years before blogging became my full time career
  • I was a door to door sales representative for 16 years before blogging
  • and I worked in retail merchandising as well
  • I've been doing SEO marketing since 2007
  • my blog ranks #1 on page 1 of Google for 51 keywords, and in the top ten on page 1 for 300+ more keywords, with more 3,000 additional keywords ranking on pages 2 and 3.
  • Most articles are 2,000 to 5,000 words, though my long ones are in the 10k to 20k range, and my biggest article has 60,000 words. It is also my most trafficed article with 10million views since it was first published on April 17, 2007

So, my suggestion to you, with a poetry blog... start writing daily articles geared towards helping other poets. Write how to write poem articles. Write how to publish poetry chapbook articles... you'll get far more traffic from teaching others how to write poems, then you will from publishing poetry... this in turn will bring more eyes on your poems.

And who knows where you'll be able to expand it from there. When I started mine 22 years ago, I was just sharing a few short stories here and there. I never dreamed it would evolve the way it did or that it would become my full time career. That wasn't what I set out to do. But it was the natural evolution over time. The reason my site got bigger while others didn't, is because when I saw the opportunity to expand topics, I grabbed it and ran with it. I could have continued posting short stories and not expanded to help others, and had I stayed there back then, and NOT started writing the non-fiction articles, I'd still be struggling to gain views.

I started out writing for the sake of sharing my work, now I write to help people learn how to write their own works. And THAT is the difference right there. My early blogging efforts were me self-expressing, my later/current blogging efforts are me helping others better themselves.

While people like being entertained with fiction, they'd rather learn useful non-fiction information instead.

Put your readers first.

Find out what they WANT and NEED to improve their lives.

Find the thing you do best and teach others how to do it too. Share the knowledge, your readers will love you for it.

Me? I knew how to write short stories. It was info other writers wanted. They didn't want to read my stories, because they wanted to write their own stories. By helping them learn how to write short stories, I ended up gaining a following I never could have gotten through just sharing my short stories alone.

Don't be selfish either... DO NOT focus on making money with your blog!! That's the fastest way to chase readers away. If EVERY article on your site is a review linking to a book for sale on Amazon, readers know you are just a self-serving gubber for affiliate clicks.

They don't care about you.

They don't care about helping you make money.

They care about THEMSELVES.

They want to know what they CAN GET FROM YOU.

You become the giver. Give, give, give...share your knowledge, and don't charge them a penny for it.

Help others to help themselves and you'll start getting more traffic then you know what to do with.

Hope that helps.

>>About a year ago I tried to spin up a blog for reviewing political books. Essentially the business model was to review a new book, then give people the option to purchase it on Amazon. I'd make a commission on any sales.

This doesn't work and I'll tell you why...

Let's face it. People are greedy and self serving.

They grab up anything they can get their hands on. And the second they think you are out for yourself, they cut ties and run. To keep people coming back, you have to let them think they can continually return to fulfill their own needs. You don't ever leave them thinking they are helping you, you ONLY let them think you are helping them. Be seen as the selfless giver.

Like I already said in my other post:

If EVERY article on your site is a review linking to a book for sale on Amazon, readers know you are just a self-serving gubber for affiliate clicks. Don't let readers think that!

They don't care about you.

They don't care about helping you make money.

They care about THEMSELVES.

They want to know what they CAN GET FROM YOU.

You become the giver. Give, give, give...share your knowledge, and don't charge them a penny for it.

Be seen as the selfless giver.

The moment readers think you are trying to get money out of them, they are gonna high tail it out of there and you'll never see them again.

I know every one recommends to pick a "hot topic niche" one that has "lots of great keywords" so you'll get lots of traffic, blah, blah, blah... but for me, I'm a very hyper person. I have Schizoaffective Personality Disorder... if you've never known anyone with it, basically it means I', like a person with ADHD that went into overdrive and just keeps getting more and more hyper every day. People joke about the squirrel with ADHD saying: "I have ADHD, I can never.... oh look a squirrel..." Schizoaffective Personality Disorder is more like this: "I have... OMG squirrel... hey glittle... wow carrots! I wonder if I could put glitter on that squirrel...OMG I'm craving a donut...wow look at that car..."

So, yeah, try to be me and only have one niche topic on my blog. It ain't gonna happen. If I tried to stick with one topic on my blog, I'd lose motivation so fast. I know because I did. I tried to have a one topic blog. And do you know what happened? By the end of the month I has 32 blogs each on a different topic. I tried to manage all 32 blogs, updating daily for 3 years... that's didn't go well. I'd update one every day for a week, neglect the other 31, then find a new topic completely that didn't fit any of them. After 3 years of that, I realized the only thing to do, before I ended up with 100 different blogs (which was the direction I was headed at that point), was to start a new blog, them take ALL my 1 topic niche blogs, and import all the posts to my new blog.

See, I was posting daily, no problem, but I wasn't posting daily on any one blog, which was a major problem.

So, this new blog, which I started in 2003, was now a "Me and my life and whatever I feel like yapping about today" topic. And it worked. It's now 15 years old, and has 10,200+ blog posts on it. Who know what topic I'll write on from from one day to the next. One day it's comic books and the next day it's car repairs, then it'll be a book review, then it'll be a Trump rant, you never know what you are gonna get when you read my blog and I never know what I'm gonna write from one day to the next either.

But the thing is, I'm always motivated to write daily now, because I'm no longer feeling like I have to try to stick to any one topic. My brain is just too all over the place and scatterbrained to stick with any one topic for more than a couple of days. And for me, trying to stick to one topic was a major motivation killer. Now I can write whatever I feel like writing that day, and because of this, I'm always motivated to write. By taking down the wall of sticking to one niche topic, I freed myself up of roadblocks and gave myself motivation to write whatever I'm thinking about that day.

May not work for everybody, but it worked for me.







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