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Weekly I post my short social media blog on my personal social media and on my personal website www.johnboyter.com. I try to plan ahead what I am going to post and typically post 2-3 times around the same topic but it is also a day to day blog so I quickly pivot if there is something I find interesting or a new challenge turns up. In some cases it’s something unpleasant I have on my mind and writing and posting about it helps me get it off my mind.
I elaborate on topics and self publish articles online on my other new “Digital Storytelling” website www.entrepreneurstories.tv which is integrated with youtube channel and has a description of my first planned ebook in the genre of wellness, self help and personal development. The term digital storytelling is new and is the short stories and instant commenting on social media and the increasing instant visual storytelling with photography and videography
The term entrepreneur I use broadly and includes the social entrepreneur hoping to make a positive impact on society or artists working with the primary goal to create. In general anybody who is enterprising. To begin with my focus is in the Dominican Republic and then later I plan to travel from here and write from other places.
My experiences with travel during the pandemic is a topic I write about and affordable business travel and the lifestyle of digital nomads and the challenges and rewards that come with that. I have increasingly been using digital marketing and will blog about my continued learning and my strategy, methods and tools I use. The business I am building and the equipment and tools I choose to work with are all to demonstrate that I can work from anywhere.
As I am still in the Dominican Republic I will be blogging and writing articles about my experiences with living here and business the last 15 years and the experiences I have had other places for instance in the Cayman Islands. I also spent some time in Cuba but luckily didn't try to start a business there. I sometimes say I was smarter when I was younger.
My social media blog I publish on this website which is integrated with my personal social media. Here on my personal website I will be describing my plans for creative writing which is more long term. First I am writing ebooks in the self help genre. I will then later experiment around more creative writing. Could be poetry or short stories. I have also considered writing a novel. Locations for the stories could be in all the places I myself have been spending more time the last 20 years. In Havana, Cuba, the Cayman Islands, the Dominican Republic including Haiti and Miami.
I plan to self publish my first ebook around April 2022 and it starts when I was in Miami March 2020 on a visit and the pandemic started unfolding. So it spans over around 2 years.
I will cover issues around wellness and mental health from my own experience of coming out of a period of severe depression and gradually improving but experiencing setbacks and how I work through that. I describe the decision and experience of closing my local business in Santo Domingo in the Dominican Republic and then starting my new business as a solopreneur, a location independent online media business writing blog, articles, ebook and starting a youtube channel.
During the pandemic I travelled internationally from Miami to Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic to Denmark via Miami and London and back to the Dominican Republic via Hamburg and Madrid. I also travelled domestically in the Dominican Republic and it is all business travel to me as a digital nomad and I cover that in my ebook.
It will include how I develop my business through writing and traveling and the tools I use and the process. I elaborate on learning about and using digital marketing and the new concept of digital storytelling. In Santo Domingo, I owned and managed a coworking space which focused on virtual offices with meeting rooms. Now I embrace the concept of “Work from anywhere”.
If the first ebook goes well I hope to continue describing how things develop in later ebooks every 2-3 years covering topics around self help, personal development, wellness and small business development.
Here my first intro video to my social media blog, articles, ebook and channel will appear. Right now it’s a video by my very entrepreneurial brother Dan Boyter.
I market digital products and software/Apps I use, to my audience, by mentioning them in my writing and on my channel. My following on social media is international, and I grow my audience steadily. On my personal website and my digital storytelling website, I work with hashtags, keywords and international SEO to increase traffic. I will be testing tools and writing about them in my social media blog and in my articles and there will be reviews of them on my website.