100 Bloggers: An Introduction & Invitation to Blogging
The purpose of the book is to push blogging further into the mainstream - to give people a taste of what blogging is all about and extend an offer for them to join us.
Inclusion. Community. Participation.
I still get questions about blogging and I still hear people dismiss it as narcissism run amuck. My goals on this project are really simple and straightforward: to show what cool stuff people are talking about online. The great conversations that are taking place. The connections that are possible.
Currently, there are 25 bloggers on board:
- Hugh Macleod – http://www.gapingvoid.com
- John Moore - http://brandautopsy.typepad.com/brandautopsy/
- Mark Brady - http://www.alchemysite.com/blog/fouroboros.html
- Evelyn Rodriquez – http://evelynrodriguez.typepad.com/crossroads_dispatches/
- Johnnie Moore - http://www.johnniemoore.com/blog/
- Katherine Stone - http://decentmarketing.typepad.com/weblog/
- Jeremy Wright – http://www.ensight.org
- Brendon Connelly – http://www.slackermanager.com/slacker_manager/
- Tom Watson - http://tomwatson.typepad.com/tom_watson/
- Matthew Homann - http://thenonbillablehour.typepad.com/nonbillable_hour/
- Zack Lynch - http://www.corante.com/brainwaves/
- Rob Paterson - http://smartpei.typepad.com/
- Rob May – http://www.businesspundit.com
- Curt Rosegren - http://curtrosengren.typepad.com/occupationaladventure/
- Michele Miller - http://michelemiller.blogs.com/marketing_to_women/
- Todd Sattersen – http://www.apennyfor.com
- Chris Corrigan - http://www.chriscorrigan.com/parkinglot/
- Jory Des Jardins - http://www.jorydesjardins.com/pause/
- Yvonne DeVita - http://windsormedia.blogs.com/lipsticking/
- Colleen Wainwright - http://communicatrix.typepad.com/
- Jerry Colonna - http://madeleines.typepad.com
- Dave Pollard - http://blogs.salon.com/0002007/
- Sam Decker - http://decker.typepad.com/welcome/
- Fred First - http://www.fragmentsfromfloyd.com/
- Jennifer Rice - http://brand.blogs.com/
Each one of those 25 people will have their own chapter in the book. They will invite someone to be a blogger in their chapter. The person who they invite, invites someone else, and so on. 25 becomes 50. From 50 we get 75 and from 75 we get 100. This will show, hopefully, the connectedness of blogging (thanks to Colleen for suggesting this!).
There is no common subject or theme to the book, just 100 people writing about stuff that they care about.
The book should be available in the next couple of months. I'm sure that that I'll be blogging quite a bit about it in the coming weeks... so, my apologies up front if it gets boring. :-)