blogging requires passion and authority

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  1. I have spent all afternoon looking at your jokes. Found you in Kawasaki loop invitation.
    Love your cartoons. As you say Passion and Authority for blogging. I have one out of two, and for the moment that ain’t bad.
    Thank you for the good moments.

  2. I like that – “requires passion and authority”. I’m not sure whether it really leaves out most people, but I think it’s true that blogging requires passion – if you don’t have it you won’t keep going – and authority – at least in some defined field.

  3. I’ve been reading your feed for a few months and I find your cartoons fantastic. They’re simple but very effective in relaying a strong message.
    I would like to use this one (my favourite) on my blog if you let me. My post will be exatly about this, as I’ve recently been lacking the passion to update my blog…
    Thank you,
    Mauro Rita

  4. The Motley Fool on Corporate Blogging Practices

    The Motley Fool, an entity known for financial wisdom, discusses Wal-Mart’s use of bloggers for public relations following some negative press about the practice and how some bloggers potentially and perhaps intentionally misled some of their readers by n

  5. Blogging requires passion and authority. Which leaves out most people.

    I’m not always a huge fan of Hugh MacLeod’s cartoons. But this one appealed:


  1. […] Being a successful product evangelist takes more than just product knowledge and the gift of gab. You have to love the product you’re evangelizing. Savvy marketers have known this for decades. The great entrepreneur Sy Sperling said it best in his classic TV ads: “I’m not only the Hair Club president, but I’m also a client.” With the rise of social media and conversational markets, that sort of passion and authority has become more important than ever. […]

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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Lydia Depillis

Last year my State of the College address was 76 slides loaded with data. This year it was 14 cartoons that were substantially more memorable.

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Former President, Babson College

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Tony Hsieh
CEO, Zappos

In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

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