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About Me

Hi there!

I find it very weird to write about myself in the third person, so I’ll just write this page as if I’m telling you about myself.

My name is Oren Cohen, I’m 34 years old, and I’m from Tel Aviv, Israel.

I work as a Software Engineer for a living and I’m also a total video games geek.

My biggest dream is to make a living doing what I love and being financially free.

My Writing Journey

I started my serious writing journey in 2011 when I started my first personal website called Alive2Play. Back then, I had a lot of free time on my hands, less stress, and a lot of video games to play.

Before starting that site, I was publishing articles on ezinearticles.com in an attempt to try selling affiliate products, and I didn’t know what I was doing.

During my time with A2P, I managed to single-handedly build a volunteer writer team and we were actually getting games to review from indie publishers. If you wanted to write a review on a game, you got to keep it.

Things were looking up until 2014 when everything came crashing down. Many of my writers needed to move on with their lives and I started my first year of college for my Computer Science degree.

From there, I continued to write on a small personal website that I called Geekosmos but I was never consistent with it, and I virtually didn’t know what SEO was back then. I was writing on and off until 2019 when I discovered Medium and making money from blogging.

Discovering Medium

Sometime during 2018, a friend asked me to review his article on this website called Medium. It was a publishing platform that I’ve never seen before.

Looking over his draft I could highlight and add private notes. It was great but I didn’t yet make the connection to start writing there.

By the beginning of 2019, I took a writing course by Jeff Goins on CreativeLive. There I discovered Shaunta Grimes as she was a guest during the course, and I signed up to her email list.

One day a couple of weeks later, I got an email from her, telling her list about how she was making money with Medium. I joined, got my second article curated, and the rest is history.

My Writing Dreams

To be honest, as of 2021 I’m still figuring out what kind of writer I want to be. I love reading fantasy and science fiction, but I also love writing things that help other creators create better.

I’ve been writing on the web for a long time, and I believe I have a lot to teach young writers. I’m also a Software Engineer, and using software is easy for me.

So, the combination of Software knowledge and writing can produce a lot of great tools, articles, courses, and more stuff that help writers.

For now, I’m exploring my options. I used to call this website “The Geek Writer” but I realized that I can’t define my topics and that I feel comfortable with this website being a personal blog about more than just one thing. This is my online home.

What Topics Do I Write About?

You’ll find a mix of articles on Geeky topics like Movies, TV Shows, Video Games, etc.

And on the other hand, sometimes I’ll publish articles about software development, content creation, social media, and more.

Find something to read.

What else do you want to know?

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