Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World's Top by Michael A. Banks

By Michael A. Banks

Between greater than 102,000,000 blogs, a number of stand out as influential, ground-breaking, and singularly winning. those thirty bloggers, who write approximately every little thing from company tendencies to parenting, were featured in stressed out journal, renowned technology, and on CNN, NPR, MSNBC, and 20/20. In one-on-one conversations with Michael A. Banks, those cutting edge, artistic thinkers have shared their strategies, their philosophies, what drives them, how they mine for material, and their own secrets and techniques for achievement. Come and examine from the masters.

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We don’t watch television. com by typing an address into the browser bar. I read a ton of mainstream media when the blogs point me to it. So I read a lot of stories from The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and many others, but only because somebody I trust brought them to my attention. Do you get some feeling for the gestalt of the overall blogosphere from these feeds? No. There is no one blogosphere. There is an infinite number of blogospheres. My 220 feeds are not your 220 feeds. Nobody shares my specific combination of tastes.

They’re not meant for public consumption. They are public, and I’m not hiding them, but they are other aspects of my life that are really, really geeky—and if I have a readership of more than a hundred people, I am doing something wrong. com You have a lot on your plate, what with editing, traveling, and all. Doesn’t blogging require a significant time commitment? You know, I don’t spend that much time blogging. I feel guilty about how infrequently I post. I’ve got this massive backlog of draft posts for The Long Tail blog, for example, that I feel guilty about.

Respect others’ opinions, and consider the future implications of your words. Blogging and business are not mutually exclusive. A business website can look like an informal blog or anything else a marketeer wants it to be. ” —Chris Anderson C hris Anderson is the editor in chief of Wired magazine, for which he was named Editor of the Year by Advertising Age magazine in 2005. Before joining Wired in 2001, Anderson held editorial positions in Hong Kong, London, and New York with The Economist; he’s also held positions at Science and Nature magazines.

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