Starting my journey as a blogger. Living in the Dominican Republic as an expat and moving back to Denmark. My first blog-based e-book published on Amazon KDP.
Writing online and in English
I started writing during the pandemic while living in the Dominican Republic, and part of my motivation was that it was something I could bring with me, literally in my laptop bag, if I moved back to Denmark. Now, I am in my second year of having moved back to Aarhus in Denmark, and I am finding some of my motivation again from the idea of being able to write from anywhere. Travel and write. That is why I choose to write in English and use online platforms to post and publish my content. My audience/contacts are spread around geographically, and I hope to keep growing an international online audience. Writing in English, self-publishing online, and building an international niche audience, I feel, gives me the most freedom and independence.
My first e-book
I am planning on writing and self-publishing a series of blog-based e-books, and now I have started with this first one on Amazon KDP. I write about experiences, and I write in the present, or as I like to say, “Living it and writing about it.” It is about personal development through writing and learning to write. I refer to these as blog-based e-books as I use material from social media posts, blogs, and my newsletter and rewrite and expand on that content. Some months ago, I tried a newsletter that extended the blog I was writing on social media and my website, www.johnboyter.com. Then I realized e-books would suit me better, and now, I use the newsletter as an introduction to the e-books. I can publish the e-books as I finish them.
Series of blog-based e-books
The e-books have elements of memoir writing as I partly go back in time about my experiences in the Caribbean and living as an expat in the Dominican Republic. And partly, it moves more towards the present with my moving back to and living in Denmark and visiting the Dominican Republic. I travel to other places, for instance, the United Kingdom and the United States. It is not a “how-to,” but I share my own experiences and learning process.
My blog-based e-books are like a product I am developing. I will use my blog, website, social media, and newsletter for marketing them. Either way you look at it, writing is a business. I have expenses using different tools online and having a website. I have chosen to publish my writing using a company in the US I already have. There are some administrative expenses with that company. There will be some income online from publishing my content. Hopefully, I can break even in the short term and be profitable in the long term.
Living in Denmark again is turning out to be very rewarding, and I am learning many things. I can tap into the know-how, being so advanced in many areas. In the Dominican Republic, I will spend as much time as possible, and it is something to write about and a place to build my content platform. Finally, I will mainly use the United States for marketing my writing, and also learning about sales and marketing and new ways of publishing and platforms for writing. I hope, as a content creator, to develop my own custom-built platform.
Since moving back to Denmark, I can now enjoy coming back to visit the Dominican Republic. I typically spend some time in Santo Domingo and some time in Las Terrenas. Knowing a country, the people, and their culture is a personal “wealth” that can’t be measured in money. There are some rewards from having been nomadic first and then an expat living in the Dominican Republic.
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