This website was previously a personal blog about various things like cultural criticism, literature, art, and more. The guy who owned the site before was named Gianluca Didino, whom over the years worked in various capacities with webzines, magazines and newspapers that were placed online.
Boring Machines Disturb Sleep t’was born in December 2006 on the WordPress.com platform and was transferred to the new premises in October 2009. He also owns a blogging on Tumblr, a Twitter account and a page on aNobii.
The layout of Boring Machines Disturb Sleep is a remake of the theme Basal Ryan McNair made by Emanuela Russo. The categories posted below is just a little bit of the content I found on wayback machine.
Note on categories :
This blog is divided into 7 categories, which have names sometimes easily decipherable and sometimes ambiguous. Initially everything was exactly the name of its direct reference, then for some reason it was decided to change his mind.
The seven categories, such as the 7 deadly sins, are:
1. – Ink – English “ink” covers everything that has to do with the written word: reviews of books, discussions about books or authors of books, exhibitions and book markets, books thrown on fire and so on;
2. – Stories – stories, stories of stories, fairy tales;
3. – Visions / Noises – visions in the double sense of something visual (film or images’ otherwise) and visions as illuminations, insights metropolitan of various kinds. Sounds like music but ruomori as visions, perceptions, sense of color that lights the world. When things coincide it is better;
4. – STWH – stands for “strange things will happen”, which is in turn a song by Radio Dept. Strange things happen or happen to, curious events, news grotesque, made poignant fragments of absurd in real life the days;
5. – Crash – politics and politicians, society and mass phenomena;
6. – Clouds – thoughts, ideas, words in the wind, speeches bar, whispers that are lost in the sky as, indeed, clouds
7. – Hosts – hostages, and that collaborations. With special thanks to Barbara Bernardini and undermined originally for the loan
Below I have posted a few posts that were placed on his blog…
If you were to tell me that at one point in my life I would be a professional blogger, I would have laughed very hard. Immediately after college, I went to work for my aunt in her retail clothing store. The store sold designer wear from most of the well known designers around the world. I really loved the job and my work was exceptional. From an early age I took a liking to fashion and was always fashion conscious. This is one of the reasons why I did well in my job at the store.
Working in the store gave me a great experience. Most of the frequent and loyal clients took a liking to me. Some would seek my opinion on most items before they made any purchase. Within a very short time I had created a special bond with most of the clients. One day as I was having a conversation with a client, who used to shop at the store quite often, she jokingly suggested I start charging for my great knowledge in fashion. We laughed it off and when I went back to the house that evening, I thought about it more. An idea came to me of starting my own blog where I could share my ideas and thoughts.
For me, venturing into blogging was not for the money. I felt that I should share the knowledge I had about fashion with others. I started my own blog and worked on it when I was not busy while at work. I was very surprised when my following started increasing at a very high rate. About a year after starting my own blog, I quite my work at the store so that I could concentrate fully on being a blogger. I found that this gave me great satisfaction and I would not have it any other way if the hand of time was to be reversed.
I love my job and would not trade it for anything in the world. I am a fashion blogger and I mostly write about fashion. My blog is all about fashion but I make exceptions at times and post about other issues. You may find discussions about diet and exercise for fat loss going on in my blog. I believe everyone should live a healthy life and that is why I may have pieces to do with weight loss and diet on my blog.
My journey as a blogger has taken me to so many places. One visit that will always be dear to me was when I paid a visit to one of the subscribers to my blog who had cancer. She was diagnosed with breast cancer and the news were devastating to her. Despite being unwell, she would not miss to read any piece I did. It is such souls that make me love my job and make it feel worthwhile. She really encouraged me and this incidence showed me the importance of connecting with subscribers at a different level. She is one of the reasons that keep me going in my job.
A lot of people want to become bloggers for all the wrong reasons. From experience, it is important that one does not only look at the financial aspect of blogging but rather venture in to it because they have a passion for it. Many people have tried blogging but end up giving up after a period of time. I have come to learn a few things one should keep in mind if they are beginners in blogging.
Some of the tips include;
- Always get new ideas from your audience. They are the reason why you started to blog in the first place. Whatever interests them is what you should write about.
- Understand your audience and what they love to read about.
- Always write for yourself first. The first piece should always be written for yourself to read through before posting it.
- Love and appreciate the readers that you already.
- Build on an amazing call to action.
- Be consistent in your work as a blogger.
- I believe that being a professional blogger is one of the most interesting jobs. With high levels of commitment and discipline, one can succeed greatly in this field of work.