Happy gapingvoid Birthday! My Blog Turns Eleven…

Over the weekend, gapingvoid.com turned eleven years old. I won’t dwell on it too much, other than to say, 1. Yes, it has been an amazing trip, 2. Thank you very much for all the love over the years and, 3. Looking back, I consider “Personal Faves” (2001) to be the best thing on it […]

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“Big-city wages, small-town prices” is a damn fine business model

Here we go. The insanely-bright Harold Jarche (who I really enjoyed meeting in Toronto a few months ago) gives a few reasons why/how blogging transformed his life: 1. I live in Sackville, New Brunswick, Canada; population 5,000. Even our timezone is unknown to many people. Without my blog, nobody would ever have heard of me. […]

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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 […]

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My latest book launches today: “Freedom Is Blogging In Your Underwear”

Amazon. Amazon UK.  Barnes & Noble. 800 CEO Read. In this era of everybody talking about the latest shiny app or the latest shiny billionaire, I decided to write a book about blogging, and why it matters: “Freedom Is Blogging In Your Underwear”. [From the intro:] In May of last year, my blog, gapingvoid.com, turned […]

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The new hardback copy arrived…

Look what my publishers just sent me. The first hardback copy of “Freedom Is Blogging In Your Underwear”  [Kindle version here]. Awwww…. I’m so happy! I love the purple cover… it’s  kinda appropriate:  It was after reading Seth Godin’s “Purple Cow” that the idea of writing books occurred to me. “That looks like fun, I can […]

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My next book… and some personal thoughts on the future of the economy.

[The paperback galley copies. It’ll actually be coming out in hardback and Kindle only etc.] I already broke the news on Twitter a while back, but yeah, gapingvoid Book Number Three comes out in April [Amazon pre-order link here]. Like I said earlier: Think of it a wee love letter to the blog. As everything […]

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