Blogging Disciples vs Blogging Peers: Some random thoughts on “Guru-nomics”.

It’s not  a bag gig, I suppose… You have a successful blog, read by lots of people, where you dole out lots of advice on how to create a successful blog, read by lots of people. And you rake in the cash doing so. i.e. You’re a “Guru”. I’ve been there myself. I’ve shared TONS of […]

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diary: every forty two seconds

[Cartoon inspired by: “Take This Blog and Shove It!”] Evidence of this ennui is everywhere. Amateur blogs, the original embodiment of Web democracy, are showing signs of decline. While professional bloggers are “a rising class,” according to Technorati, hobbyists are in retreat, and about 95 percent of blogs are launched and quickly abandoned. A recent […]

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gapingvoid’s thoughts on blogging, 2010

[“Poor Imitation”. The cartoon I sent out to the “Hugh’s Daily Cartoon” list a day or two ago…] It’s been a while since I last wrote about blogging to any great length, but here are some random thoughts, in no particular order: 1. Blogs work SUPERBLY if you have great content. It’s when they don’t […]

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history of my blog

[Updated version of a 2007 cartoon.] [Backs­tory: About Hugh. E-mail Hugh. Twit­ter. Limi­ted Edi­tion Prints. Car­toon Archive. News­let­ter. Book. Inter­view. Essen­tial Rea­ding: “Everything You Always Wan­ted To Know About ‘Cube Gre­na­des’ But Were Afraid To Ask.”]

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turning down the volume…

Recently I did  something dramatic: I got rid of my Blackberry, and I started leaving my computer at the office. So now I am without (GASP!) Internet access 12-16 hours a day! The “Always-On Culture” had been feeling oppressive for a while now. Finally I decided to do something about it. Basta. The biggest benefit […]

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if you want more blog traffic…

[Backs­tory: About Hugh. E-mail Hugh. Work with Hugh. Twit­ter. Cartoon Archive. News­let­ter. Book. Inter­view One. Inter­view Two. EVIL PLANS. Limi­ted Edi­tion Prints. Essen­tial Rea­ding: “Everything You Always Wan­ted To Know About ‘Cube Gre­na­des’ But Were Afraid To Ask.”]

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[Cartoon originally published December, 2007. It was dedicated to my friend, the dauntless Robert Scoble.] As anyone who has been reading Techcrunch will know, the “Is Blogging Dead?” meme has reared its ugly head again. Well, before we all get dressed up in our best funeral gear, let me say it one more time: The […]

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why marketers are so interested in blogs

One thing you notice if you’ve been blogging a number of years- there are a lot of marketing bloggers out there. Tons of them. And they’re all very, very interested in the blogging medium. Why is this the case? Blogs are cool, sure, but it’s not like they cure cancer or anything. It’s not like […]

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