I don’t say this too often, but drop what you’re doing and grab a copy of Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear by Hugh McLeod. I Loved this one.
In a matter of a couple of hours hours, his pithy collection of wisdom builds a case for cheap, easy, global media and its ability to cultivate personal freedom. From mini-chapters like It’s Never Been Easier to Spot a Bullshitter to Forget the Latest Shiny Object, Hugh has a pointed way of motivating you to leverage the Internet to create and build. All of this is studded with his tell-tale cartoons.
From the introduction
Having a blog, a voice, having my own media, utterly changed my life. Suddenly my career as a cartoonist wasn’t dependent on other people: the “gatekeepers” – publishers, editors, Hollywood executives, etc., etc. Suddenly I had direct contact with my audience. They had direct contact with me. I could just do my thing, without having to wait for somebody else to give me the “green light,” somebody else to deem me “worthy.”…. This gave me the freedom I spent most of my life searching for, the same freedom I believed we’re ALL searching for…
If it’s freedom you’re after, read Freedom is Blogging in Your Underwear. And check out Hugh’s blog, gapingvoid.com
And did I mention that he’s from Texas?
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