The kids of conversation

What can I say, even my kids are totally diggin’ this book as you can see… and they don’t even speak English. Just another sign the Age of Conversation is here to stay. Luckily they don’t know about the video :)

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If you didn’t get the book yet then order your copy now, it’s good content and all proceeds from the book’s sales go to charity. What else do you want?

I could never do that…

If you’re blogging yourself and you’ve tried to convince others to join the blogosphere as well, you will most certainly be familiar with that sentence. I could never do that; I have no idea where you find the time to write all that stuff; I don’t know how you come up with these things you’re writing about; etc etc

Rohit Bhargava has just written a great post about this ‘struggle’, giving some good tips to people that are hesitating to start up their own blog just because of the reasons I mentioned earlier. I’m very much aware blogging will never be something everyone will get into themselves, but the tips from Rohit are quite good and refer to very recognizable situations. Must read.

Also remember that the benefits from blogging are much bigger than you might initially think. I never thought I would get to know so many new people when I started. I never thought that my blog would also become my own digital archive. I never thought I would learn that much through the conversations and shared efforts. Still in doubt? Read the tips and don’t ever be afraid to ask any blogger for support or an early look at what it is your cooking.

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Just a perfect day

Dixit Lou Reed. I’m on my flight to Orlando right now after having spent 1 1/2 fantastic days in NYC. Tuesday was the only full day I was in the city and this was the day that we had arranged to meet up with Mark Goren and CK. Mark would meet me around noon by the hotel and CK was going to join us by 5PM. And the weather in New York was brilliant. I had checked on it before getting there and that didn’t look promising, and on my way out to La Guardia this morning it was just stormy. But on Tuesday the weather was incredible.

After Mark and I had lunch in the Hudson hotel where I stayed, we took off to Times Square. I had been to 5th Avenue in the morning to do some shopping, and did a bit of a walk in Central Park as well and now I wanted to see Times Square, which was also where we were going to meet up with CK. She showed us some more of the city and then we decided to go on ‘Top of the Rock‘ (good idea Mark) to see the city in all it’s beauty from above. We spent quite some time there looking at the view and discussing stuff, but it was really there that you see how fascinating this city is.

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After that we had dinner in an Italian place and I felt quite lucky to see David Reich drop by to say hello as well. All in all, this has been everything I hoped it would be, meeting face to face with people you met online. Thinking about Greg Verdino‘s chapter in the Age of Conversation – I hugged a few bloggers yesterday and it was great. But hey, you’ll have to buy the book to know what I’m talking about here ;)

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Here’s (from left to right): myself, CK, Mark Goren and David Reich with a soft cover copy of the Age of Conversation.

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Age of Conversation: Out Now!

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Finally it’s here. Congrats to Drew and Gavin for setting this all up! I’ve written about the project before on a few occasions so I’m not going to bring that all up again, the book is here, so just get it now ;)

My fellow countryman Luc ‘Mindblob’ Debaisieux has a good wrap up on the project so far with some key links:

  • Drew McLellan’s latest words on the ebook.
  • Gavin Heaton’s latest post.
  • Arun Rajagopal’s description of all the authors.
  • Matt Dickman’s Google Map locating all the authors.
  • The Age of Conversation site.
  • Age of Conversation alphabetic list and info.

The book was also featured on AdAge, with a preview and an interview with Drew and Gavin. Don’t forget to take a look at my special Age of Conversation page where you can find all the authors again.

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