Freedom Is Blogging in Your Underwear by Hugh MacLeod

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This book is not about "how to blog" or how to "find your voice", it's a call to action.
-David Waterhouse

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This is a book about freedom. Specifically the personal freedom I discovered from the wonderful world of blogging, the freedom I hope everybody will eventually discover for themselves. The freedom that, I believe, will permanently and irrevocably change the world for the better.

 

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.” I didn’t have to wait around for somebody else to deem me “worthy.”

 

This was the freedom I spent most of my adult life searching for, the same freedom I believe we’re ALL searching for, in one way or another. Careerwise, blogging gave me everything. Even in the early days, the ben­efits of blogging were so glaringly obvious to me, I couldn’t understand why more people weren’t doing it. Ten years later, I still can’t. So I decided to write a book about it; maybe I can help other people find this freedom, too.

—Hugh


 

About Hugh MacLeod

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HUGH MacLEOD is the acclaimed cartoonist and blogger behind gapingvoid.com and the author of Evil Plans and the national bestseller Ignore Everybody. He lives in Miami.
 
Published April 26, 2012 by Portfolio. 125 pages
Genres: Computers & Technology, Humor & Entertainment, Business & Economics, Comics & Graphic Novels. Non-fiction
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David Waterhouse

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Reviewed by David Waterhouse on Jun 14 2012

The book has 20 tiny chapters, with lots of great meditative illustrations in between.

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David Waterhouse

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Reviewed by Hugh MacLeod on Jun 13 2012

This book is not about "how to blog" or how to "find your voice", it's a call to action.

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Natalie

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Reviewed by http://nataliereviewsbooks.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/freedom-is-blogging-in-your-underwear-by-hugh-macleod-14/ on Jul 02 2012

The most important word on the Internet isn’t ‘Search’; the most important Internet word is ‘Share.’” I think that is a powerful little bit of one chapter.

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Brain Drain

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Reviewed by Brian on Jun 20 2012

If you've ever tried your hand at blogging (or wanted to), then this is the book for you.

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Reviewed by Natalie on Jun 02 2012

It was a very short book, but I carry it with me to classes, share it, and let it remind me to use this keyboard to connect more.

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Sonya Terborg

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Reviewed by Sonya Terborg on May 13 2012

I know a lot of other people focus on the ‘freedom’ aspect of this book, but for me, the beacons really stood out (no pun intended) as being something worth taking note of.

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