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By Hugh MacLeod

ISBN-10: 1591844851

ISBN-13: 9781591844853

It is a publication approximately freedom. in particular the private freedom i found from the fantastic global of running a blog, the liberty i'm hoping all people will finally detect for themselves. the liberty that, i feel, will completely and irrevocably switch the area for the better. Having a web publication, a voice, having my very own media, completely replaced my existence. all of sudden my profession as a cartoonist wasn’t depending on folks: “The Gatekeepers”—publishers, editors, Hollywood executives, etc., and so on. Sud­denly I had direct touch with my viewers. that they had direct touch with me. i may do just my factor, with no need to attend for some­body else to provide me the “green light.” I didn’t need to wait round for someone else to deem me “worthy.” This was once the liberty I spent such a lot of my grownup existence trying to find, an identical freedom i feel we’re ALL looking for, in a single method or one other. Careerwise, running a blog gave me every little thing. Even within the early days, the ben­efits of running a blog have been so manifestly seen to me, I couldn’t comprehend why extra humans weren’t doing it. Ten years later, I nonetheless can’t. So i made a decision to put in writing a booklet approximately it; possibly i will aid folks locate this freedom, too.—Hugh

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When you’re talking to people on the Internet, are you really talking to them? Or is the “conversation” just an excuse to not make meaningful contact? To not get something truly interesting done? Just because there’s interaction going on doesn’t mean there’s any interaction going on. Think about it. indd 53 2/2/12 3:19 PM 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Bring New Light to What Life Might Be Most people who read my blog are creative people. That’s not just an opinion—that’s just how it is. And I enjoy conversing with these very creative people, not just because they are my “fans” but because they bring new light to what life might be.

We can sell things people find valuable—art and cartoons in my case, maybe consulting gigs or whatever in your case. . The Internet makes all this possible. indd 42 2/2/12 3:19 PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Forget the Latest Shiny Object One thing that is true about the Internet is that new stuff always comes along: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, cat blogs, geek blogs, mommy blogs, tech blogs, lawyer blogs, art blogs, and whatever else might be the flavor of the month.

Indd 42 2/2/12 3:19 PM 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 Forget the Latest Shiny Object One thing that is true about the Internet is that new stuff always comes along: Google, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, cat blogs, geek blogs, mommy blogs, tech blogs, lawyer blogs, art blogs, and whatever else might be the flavor of the month. And like all mortals, we confuse the latest shiny object with Reality. So suddenly we find ourselves losing sleep because we don’t have enough Google juice or Twitter followers or Facebook friends, or some Internet celebrity hasn’t linked to us.

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