That is what I love about the blogosphere … no sooner do you start talking about fatigue, about slowing down, about "doing a Russell" or "doing a Marcus" then along comes another good idea (or 10) to get one all energised again.
First up, I have been receiving submissions for the Age of Conversation eBook (ahead of schedule no less!) — and it is already looking like a cracker! These chapters are bound to ignite debate all over the web!
Following hot on the heels of the eBook, Steve Woodruff suggested another collaborative effort designed to make it easier for marketers to search out and contact bloggers/social marketers/brand consultants. But faster than a speeding bullet, he has pulled together an excellent marketing portal, featuring many of my favourite blogs in a single space. Check it out, I am sure you will be amazed.
A friend of mine has finally turned his hand to blogging … Craig Wilson has launched Media Hunter a marketing and media blog that focuses on the Hunter Valley — right here in Australia. I am looking forward to how this evolves.
The power of online community continues to AMAZE me. Just a few weeks ago I left a “dare” on Drew McLellan’s blog … (go on Drew, dare you … what do you say?). Next thing you know we have an awesome list of bloggers signing on for a chapter of an eBook — The Age of Conversation. It is a great topic, but even more importantly, it is a great cause … because, that’s right — all proceeds from the sale of the eBook will go to Variety, the Children’s Charity.
There have been hundreds of emails to and fro, communicating with the contributing authors, clarifying items, topics and so on … but we have now closed the contributors list. (Drew, how will I get by without 50 emails from you a day?) Now, I must admit, I wondered how many authors we would come on board, but we have actually exceeded our target of 100 … and now the hard work, and excitement, begins for all of you contributors. Remember — all chapters are due 30 April!
And just to whet your appetite, here are the names (and where available), blog links for all contributors.
Roger von Oech
Tony D. Clark
Kimberly Dawn Wells
John La Grou
Dr. Graham Hill
Now, stop reading and get back to work!