“The more we all buy from the battery farm, the sooner we all end up living in the battery farm, ourselves.”

[I know all about the churn, Darlin’…] This made my day. The wonderful Liz Spears (who in the early days of blogging, was rightfully considered one of the best in the business) wrote an epic post about how NOT to launch a “content battery farm” to compete with the likes of HuffPo, AOL, Gawker, Forbes […]

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“You have to decide what you believe.”

“Everyone should write a blog because it makes it harder to be a hypocrite. You have to decide what you believe.” Seth Godin Everybody should start a business for that very same reason…

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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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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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This is why the Internet is important: Inheritance Jewelry

My friend Danielle makes really awesome jewelry. And now she has her own website, Inheritance Jewelry. OK, granted, the website could use some work design-wise, but it’s still early days, she’s new to this world… This is what Web 2.0 REALLY means to me, why it’s REALLY important. It allows a young woman like Danielle […]

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Oh No! Blogging is REALLY, REALLY dead this time!!!!!! :D

[Cartoon first published circa 2005 etc.] So uber-famous-corporate-blogger-ninja-rockstar Jerimiah Owyang blogged about The Golden Age of Tech Blogging being over. His colleague, my friend, Brian Solis doesn’t agree. Lots of other people are yakkin’ about it as well, it seems. I guess that’s a good thing. Here are my thoughts: 1. Time to quote Shirky YET […]

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My last blog post

“I’m sick to death of hearing the phrase, ‘Driving traffic to your site’.”

Well, it looks like my last post, where I announced I was giving up Twitter and Facebook, caused all sorts of brouhaha. Over 150 comments, and Lord knows how many hundreds of retweets and whatnot on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ yada, yada, yada. I’m not sure why all the fuss, to be honest. More than a […]

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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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