Blogging about blogging

Blogging about blogging

Summary: There's a new book due out next week that should be of interest to anyone who is curious about what makes bloggers and blogging tick. It's called Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World's Top Bloggers.

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There's a new book due out next week that should be of interest to anyone who is curious about what makes bloggers and blogging tick.

Blogging about bloggingIt's called Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World's Top Bloggers. And I am honored to be one of those 30 folks profiled by author Michael Banks. I feel especially honored given the other interviewees he chose for the book -- everyone from Wired's Chris Anderson, to LifeHacker's Gina Trapani, to TechDirt's Mike Masnick.

Banks asked all of us for details on how we got into blogging, how we choose our subjects and more. He then compiled the advice into handy how-to format so that the take-aways would be useful to other bloggers in any field.

I like that Banks mixed up the kinds of folks he interviewed for the book. It's not all bloggers who write about technology; there are also bloggers specializing in everything from auctions, to music.

Banks and his publisher John Wiley & Sons (also the publisher for my upcoming book Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft Plans to Stay Relevant in the Post-Gates Era) gave the interviewees their respective chapters for posting to our sites. This is my chapter in Blogging Heroes.

Topics: Banking, Browser

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Mary Jo has covered the tech industry for 30 years for a variety of publications and Web sites, and is a frequent guest on radio, TV and podcasts, speaking about all things Microsoft-related. She is the author of Microsoft 2.0: How Microsoft plans to stay relevant in the post-Gates era (John Wiley & Sons, 2008).

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  • Enjoyed the Book Chapter

    Especially the anecdotes!

    Keep up the great work. I've been reading your work since the "Electronic Business" days.

    --rj
    Roger_Jennings
  • RE: Blogging about blogging

    Mary Jo:

    Brava! Congratulations are in order. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your chapter.

    I have never considered you to be a "Microsoft shill", though there are a large number of people here who [b]think[/b] you are. They tend to ignore the fact that you [b]do[/b] point out problems and missteps that Microsoft makes, and don't pull your punches when you do so.

    And, in line with your comment that responders to blog articles (here, or anywhere else) should "stand up for themselves", I've decided to update my account and ID to reflect my real name instead of the pseudonym (Brother Mike) that I've been using on ZDNet since first logging on here. Since "Mike Kennedy" was already in use, I went with my initials, instead.

    Keep up the good work.
    M.R. Kennedy
  • Congrats!

    I have always enjoyed your blogs. Thanks, and keep up the good work!
    chessmen
  • RE: Blogging about blogging

    Enjoyed the chapter on Mary J Foley...Very inspirational..

    Cheers

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