I took up blogging at the suggestion of my friend Cory Doctorow when my job responsibilities had been whittled down to five minutes of actual work per day. What started as a way to break out of boredom turned out to be a life-changer: I made many new friends, got a couple of TV appearances, landed a couple of jobs, met my wife and even dodged a bullet. In this presentation, I'll regale you with stories about how I made my life better through blogging, share what I've learned over the past seven years and give you some tips and tricks that I've found useful. And yes, there will be prizes and a rock and roll accordion performance, too!
―The fact that he had a blog was
absolutely a factor.
His weblog really gave us insight
into how he was a great communicator,
how he has a gift for the gab,
his understanding of technology and
his writing talent.
It enabled me to drill deeper
and get a better look at the kind of person he is.‖
[Well-funded, badly run startup]
(November 2007 – March 2008)
The Adventures of
in the 21st Century
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