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Internet Duct Tape featured in Blogging Heroes

Posted in Becoming a Better Blogger, Book Reviews, Internet Duct Tape News, Technology by engtech on November 09, 2007

Blogging HeroesWhen bloggers like Gina Trapani, Mark Frauenfelder, Chris Anderson, and Phillip Lennsen are honored to be collected in New York Times’ bestselling author Michael A. Banks’ new book, Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top Bloggers I can’t even begin to describe how exciting it is to be included in the list. “Someone must be making a mistake,” went through my head several times.

From the cover of the book you can see a list of a many of my blogging heroes: Frank Warren (PostSecret), Gina Trapani (LifeHacker), Merlin Mann (43folders), Peter Rojas (EnGadget), Chris Anderson (Wired), Michael Arrington (TechCrunch), Robert Scoble, Steve Rubel

Several other sites are posting previews from their chapters in the book, so I will as well: Blogging Heroes Preview Chapter – Internet Duct Tape

Preview the Book

Here’s a list of some of the other free chapters that are available online:

If you spot any other chapters in the wild, drop me a comment on this blog post and I’ll add them to the list.

On Writing Blogging Heroes

Michael Banks is talking about the experience of writing Blogging Heroes.

  1. Getting Started
  2. Contacting the Interviewees

Pick Up Your Copy

Amazon: Blogging Heroes: Interviews with 30 of the World’s Top Bloggers

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  1. Tony Hung said, on November 09, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    Congratulations, man. ;)

  2. Lord Byron said, on November 09, 2007 at 1:06 pm

    Congratulations! Very impressive.

  3. adam said, on November 09, 2007 at 1:45 pm

    heh, congrats! now that you’re in print, does this mean you qualify for a wikipedia entry? (I see the book already has one)

  4. Webomatica said, on November 09, 2007 at 2:36 pm

    Sweet. Plus the dubious distintion of the truncated last name :)

  5. Chris said, on November 09, 2007 at 4:03 pm

    Very nice…congratulations!

  6. Neena said, on November 09, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    Wow, that is quite an accomplishment! And you have earned it – your blog is excellent – don’t sell yourself short.

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  8. engtech said, on November 09, 2007 at 11:46 pm

    @Webomatica:

    During the interview Mike said it made him think of me as a rapper. :)

  9. engtech said, on November 09, 2007 at 11:50 pm

    @adam:

    I think it takes more than one book interview to get into wikipedia as a blogger.

    http://internetducttape.com/2006/12/05/on-wikipedia-blogging-and-the-anti-blog-bias/

    They’re pretty much anti-bloggers there. Which is understandable, given how much we self-promote. Thanks for the heads-up on the wiki page for the book though.

  10. santoki said, on November 10, 2007 at 2:34 am

    A great interview of a great blogger! Congratulations!

  11. Nita said, on November 10, 2007 at 8:38 am

    Congrats. I am not surprised though.

  12. Trent said, on November 10, 2007 at 8:16 pm

    This is really a great thing! Extremely impressive stuff! (sorry for the late comment……just slow) ! ! !

  13. Maki said, on November 11, 2007 at 9:51 am

    Very cool stuff…congrats, Eric!

    I won’t buy the book but I’m checking out your preview chapter now. :)

  14. JF said, on November 11, 2007 at 1:54 pm

    I like what you say in this chapter.

    It’s true that blogging is much “self referential” (I counted 15 times the word “self” in this chapter by the way). Some very popular bloggers blogging about blogs end up being very boring, in my opinion..

    Your advice on finding ways to post about what can help others is simple and good. Also to post about problems one is facing… taking us back to the subject “how to have a popular blog”, I suppose.

  15. timethief said, on November 11, 2007 at 4:45 pm

    You deserve it engtech. Congrats!

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  17. engtech said, on November 11, 2007 at 7:10 pm

    Steve Rubel’s chapter:

    http://www.micropersuasion.com/2007/11/blogging-heroes.html

  18. George said, on November 11, 2007 at 9:13 pm

    Congrats on getting in the book. It means you are doing something right… It looks like you are doing a lot of things right.

  19. A.J. Valliant said, on November 12, 2007 at 2:28 pm

    That is awesome ***, huge recognition.

  20. Skellie said, on November 13, 2007 at 9:29 pm

    Engtech, that must be a dream come true. Such fine company! You’re deserving, though. Don’t think you aren’t.

    Congratulations be upon you :).

  21. Lloyd Budd said, on November 14, 2007 at 12:32 pm

    Wow deserved.

  22. bs angel said, on November 16, 2007 at 3:40 pm

    That is so awesome! You may be surprised, but I certainly am not. Congrats!

  23. Syahid Ali said, on November 17, 2007 at 8:43 am

    awesome achievement. you totally deserved it.

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  26. engtech said, on November 28, 2007 at 8:43 pm

    part 4: interview transcription techniques

    http://mikebanks.blogspot.com/2007/11/writing-blogging-heroes-part-4.html

  27. Friedbeef said, on December 03, 2007 at 7:35 pm

    Kudos to you man – you deserve it!

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  29. Michael A. Banks said, on December 12, 2007 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for the links to the how-to (or, at least, how I did it) posts at my blog, Eric. And, nope, it was no mistake: you represent a lot of good bloggers!
    Rap on,
    –Mike

  30. Stiletto said, on January 02, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Congratulations! Man, Raincoaster should be on that list too.
    http://www.raincoaster.com

  31. Guy said, on January 11, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    Hey, picked up the book and read your section. Loved your take on blogging. Very good food for thought.

  32. engtech said, on January 14, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    @ Guy:

    thank you

    I guess I should read the book now :)

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