Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World's Top Bloggers

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John Wiley & Sons, 2008 - Computers - 298 pages
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"One of the true beauties and powers of blogs is that they can give voice to people who are not heard."
—Frank Warren, PostSecret
postsecret.blogspot.com

"Don't write anything in a blog that you wouldn't say to someone face to face."
—Scott McNulty, The Unofficial Apple Weblog
www.tuaw.com

"For me, the future of journalism is blogging."
—Mary Jo Foley, All About Microsoft
blogs.zdnet.com/microsoft/

"I do my best thinking via my blogs."
—Chris Anderson, The Long Tail
www.thelongtail.com

"When I look out at the blogosphere, I don't see lots of inconsequential blogs. I see lots of possibility."
—Gina Trapani, Lifehacker
www.lifehacker.com

why do they blog?

It's addictive. It consumes an incredible amount of time, energy, and effort. It is their passion. And these bloggers wouldn't have it any other way.

Among more than 102,000,000 blogs, a few stand out as influential, ground-breaking, and singularly successful. These thirty bloggers have been featured in Wired magazine, Popular Science, and on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and 20/20. In one-on-one conversations with Michael A. Banks, these innovative, creative thinkers have shared their tactics, their philosophies, what drives them, how they mine for subject matter, and their personal secrets for success. Come and learn from the masters.

  

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User Review  - Daniel Dessinger - Goodreads

My favorite book about blogging. There's nothing more effective for the purpose of inspiring others than to tell stories of those who have gone before. This book tells the story of many bloggers who ... Read full review

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I enjoyed this book a lot....although is a bit 'old' but nonetheless straight to the point giving simple tips from choosing a niche to writing about something youre passionate about and using SEO. Read full review

Contents

The Intuitive Life Business Blog
1
The Long Tail
13
Lifehacker
25
AuctionBytes
33
All about Microsoft
45
TeleRead
55
PostSecret
63
Techdirt
79
Joystiq
179
The Unofficial Apple Weblog
191
Google Blogoscoped
199
Weblogs Inc
207
Micro Persuasion
213
ClickZ
219
Luxist
227
An Internet Marketing Web Site
233

BoingBoing net
91
Scobleizer
101
Engadget
111
Autoblog
123
Ars Technica
133
Life in the Fast Lane
145
JoelComm com
153
Gizmodo
163
ParentDish
171
ReadWriteWeb
241
Internet Duct Tape
247
DIY Life
257
Steve Garfields Video Blog
265
Download Squad
275
Further Reading
283
Index
285
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About the author (2008)

Michael A. Banks has written more than forty books, including the bestseller Crosley: Two Brothers and a Business Empire that Transformed the Nation. Online since 1979, he wrote some of the first hands-on guides introducing people to the online world and such services as CompuServe, AOL, and Prodigy, as well as the pre-Web Internet. He has also chronicled online activities for Windows magazine, Computer Shopper, PCMagazine, PC World, BYTE, and other publications.
An enthusiastic blogger, Banks has participated in online communities for more than a quarter-century. He sees blogging as the cottage industry of the 21st century, and foresees a variety of new Internet-based business categories changing the shape of business over the next decade.

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