Any hardcore blogging mavens out there? Here are some cartoons for you to use as you see fit:

Yay!

As you probably already know, I wrote a wee book,  “Freedom Is Blogging In Your Underwear”, which just launched. It is my little love letter to the blogosphere.

We’ve also set up a special webpage: FreedomIsBloggingInYourUnderwear.com

Please click on it – it’s more than just a page about the book. It’s a movement, or at least, I think it should be.

I know for a fact, that a lot of you reading this found a similar freedom that I found through the Internet and blogging. Like me, you found a voice, you found a platform, the rest is history.Your stories are beautiful stories, so I wanted to create some free social objects that help you tell your stories… cartoons, animated videos etc. Simple, fun, stuff.

This week, in honor of the sentiment behind the book, I’d love for you to share your story of how blogging or the Internet has given you freedom.  Blog, tweet, post on Facebook or G+… share your story however you want, on whatever platform you prefer.  All I ask is that you include the hashtag #FreedomIsBlogging and if you can, email me a link to your post at “Freedom@gapingvoid.com.” I am going to be creating a commemorative print for the book, and everyone who emails me a link to their “freedom” post this week will have their name drawn in the print.  I hope you will use these tools to tell your story. There’s beauty in all this, there really is. Which is why I wrote the book, anyway.

I can’t wait to hear your stories!  Rock on!

- Hugh

[P.S.  I am holding a "virtual book tour" this Thursday, May 3, at 6pm EST. You can sign up and join me, for free, HERE]

Comments

  1. My personal experience with blogging started with Hugh and Google. Sometime in the year 2010, during a very frustrating period, I typed the following search phrase in Google: “What do you do when everyone is ahead of you?” And Google’s response was: IGNORE EVERYBODY.

    Woould you believe that was actually the first search result from Google? And would you believe that clicking on it brought me to Gapingvoid? It’s true. And that changed everything for me.

    I wrote briefly about it here:

    http://roniansiew.blogspot.com/2012/05/why-hugh-macleod-was-right-about.html

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