I suppose it would be a good idea to let you know who Steven Lucas is.
When you get started in blogging, especially if you blog like I do on Steven Lucas Marketing, you’re told to become someone that people can get to know, and that means talking about yourself. In general, people either like talking too much about themselves or they don’t like it at all, which makes it hard to find a happy medium – and by that I don’t mean a comedienne who tells jokes to the dear departed. Since it’s a requirement, especially for an online marketer, I guess I’d better get on with it.
As someone who’s been on the Internet since it was an extended bulletin board, you’d think I’d be an expert at all things World Wide Web, but I freely admit that I’m not. Yes I can craft a static web page from scratch, but it wouldn’t look great and my techniques would be more than a little outdated (tables rather than CSS for a start). I can do bits and pieces with PHP & MySQL, or at least understand other people’s code though I’d be hard pushed to write it all from scratch. But this isn’t where we should start.
Actually though, it’s a bit hard to know how much to tell you without boring the pants off you or giving enough about me away so that I become another identity theft victim, at least not too easily at least.
I have been dabbling at Internet Marketing for ages, on and off, without much commitment and therefore, without much success either. I did almost everything the easy, obvious way and as cheaply as possible. It wasn’t quite spamming, but it wasn’t far off, I suppose.
Nowadays I think I’ve got it a bit straighter, at least in my head. I blog twice a week on my marketing site and I have a Clickbank curation site that gets 3 updates a week and both of those feed via RSS to my email list, so that they get the benefit of my words and research. I try to find a few blogs a week to leave comments at, though I really ought to try harder at spreading my name and words around. I do like to try to leave 150-250 words as comments, so you will get more than a ‘great post’ or ‘thanks for sharing’ type response. I won’t write more than the original post though. I don’t want to embarrass the original blogger.
What else about Steven Lucas? I’ve been married 3 times and finally got it right, although this wife doesn’t like my marketing efforts, so I have to find time elsewhere to do them. I still have a full time job which is interesting which is not to denigrate the fact that I want to do internet marketing, just that I’m starting a retirement fund and activity. Not that retirement is that close yet, but why wait until the last minute?
Other things are I have written some books for Kindle (6 at the moment). None are huge sellers but I’ve done no promotion on any of them either, so a no score draw there. I do have about 10 websites under my control, but I’ll talk about those elsewhere and make a proper job of them.
Hobbies…. Guitar, reading, writing, hypnosis. I ought to do more physical activities, but it seems sufficient to go out and do nature photography with my wife. It’s her hobby really but I join in too. Just discovered some silly movie makers for Android tablets, so I might have some fun with those too (See above).
There can’t be much more you need to know about Steven Lucas so for now I’ll leave it there, although I’m sure I’ll update this every now and again, just to keep it current or make it look a bit more exciting. Then I can use it as my ‘About Me’ page whenever I need that sort of thing.
P.S. There are a few other Steven Lucas in the world – as might be expected. An American businessman, a Canadian general are the two most famous ones. I’m neither of those, by the way. There are others and I’m not them either.