My pal, John Gruber (from daringfireball.net), and I presented a talk at South by Southwest Interactive on Saturday, March 14th. We talked about building a blog you can be proud of, trying to improve the quality of your work, reaching the people you admire, and maybe even making a buck (in a way that doesn’t blow your deal). Here’s what we had to say:
Merlin Mann Media
You know. Various and sundry videos, podcasts, interviews and other odds and ends that I’ve made with other people or for other projects. It’s all work that I hope you’ll enjoy, because it’s all work that I’m proud of. [RSS Feed]
Here’s a video of my presentation, “Toward Patterns for Creativity,” from earlier this month at Macworld, here in SF.
The beginning of a blood-curdling recession hardly seems like the time to ruminate about fantasy resources, I’ll grant you that. But, I want you to think about something. Really think about it.
If, tomorrow morning, you had 60% of the time and resources you needed to start making anything you wanted, what would it be? And, what would you do first?
Here’s some totally choppy video of a dude named “Marilyn,” talking about How to Blog.
TL;DW? Here’s everything that I know about blogging in one slide:
Merlin Mann is an internet guru. He’s best known for his wildly popular lifehacking site 43folders, which offers simple solutions to make work and home life less complicated and stressful. He’s also a new media personality, with his own series (That Phone Guy, The Merlin Show) and a regular co-host slot on the Mac Break Weekly podcast.
Scott Underwood from IDEO was kind enough to invite me down to their Palo Alto HQ for a tour of the renowned design group (they designed Apple’s first mouse!) and to participate with him in one of the company’s internal “Know How” talks. It was very informal (and — because this was during my recent “100-year sinus infection” — I was completely high on cold medicine).