Saturday, May 05, 2007

The Conversation Age

(Cross posted on Masiguy)

I have been such a terrible flake/ procrastinator over the past several weeks (ok, months). All of the work and travel and life... blah, blah, blah...

In all of my blogging setbacks, I have been forgetting to express my pride, joy and sincere amazement regarding my involvement in the e-book Conversation Age. This e-book is a project conceived by two astounding bloggers, both of whom I have immense respect for- seriously: Drew McLellan and Gavin Heaton. Anyway, here's the gist of the project: you get 100 bloggers to write 100 chapters on the topic of conversation in the new digital/ modern word. Each blogger writes a one page (400 word) chapter and then the book is offered for sale online. Judging by the long list of writers (some of the very brightest minds in marketing/ blogging), it is going to be a stellar book... even with my contribution. Here's the kicker- the book is dedicated to the memory of Sandra Kerley, mother of our dear friend Christina Kerley (better known by all as CK) and the proceeds go to Variety The Children's Charity. This is such an amazing project- it combines the gracious act of remembering a wonderful woman and supporting our friend with a beautiful charity... and you get a great book written by some of the best experts on marketing/ blogging (and also me). It's a project that I am more than just a little proud to be a part of and more than just a little flattered to have been asked to take part in.

Anyway, keep your eyes open for more information about the book and where you can go to purchase it- I will post updates as soon as the project is completed. But for now, just check out the author list:

Gavin Heaton
Drew McLellan
Valeria Maltoni
Emily Reed
Katie Chatfield
Greg Verdino
Mack Collier
Lewis Green
Ann Handley
Mike Sansone
Paul McEnany
Roger von Oech
Anna Farmery
David Armano
Bob Glaza
Mark Goren
Matt Dickman
Scott Monty
Richard Huntington
Cam Beck
David Reich
Mindblob (Luc)
Sean Howard
Tim Jackson
Patrick Schaber
Roberta Rosenberg
Uwe Hook
Tony D. Clark
Todd Andrlik
Toby Bloomberg
Steve Woodruff
Steve Bannister
Steve Roesler
Stanley Johnson
Spike Jones
Nathan Snell
Simon Payn
Ryan Rasmussen
Ron Shevlin
Roger Anderson
Bob Hruzek
Rishi Desai
Phil Gerbyshak
Peter Corbett
Pete Deutschman
Nick Rice
Nick Wright
Mitch Joel
Michael Morton
Mark Earls
Mark Blair
Mario Vellandi
Lori Magno
Kristin Gorski
Krishna De
Kris Hoet
Kofl Annan
Kimberly Dawn Wells
Karl Long
Julie Fleischer
Jordan Behan
John La Grou
Joe Raasch
Jim Kukral
Jessica Hagy
Janet Green
Jamey Shiels
Dr. Graham Hill
Gia Facchini
Geert Desager
Gaurav Mishra
Gary Schoeniger
Gareth Kay
Faris Yakob
Emily Clasper
Ed Cotton
Dustin Jacobsen
Tom Clifford
David Pollinchock
David Koopmans
David Brazeal
David Berkowitz
Carolyn Manning
Craig Wilson
Cord Silverstein
Connie Reece
Colin McKay
Chris Newlan
Chris Corrigan
Cedric Giorgi
Brian Reich
Becky Carroll
Arun Rajagopal
Andy Nulman
Amy Jussel
AJ James
Kim Klaver
Sandy Renshaw
Susan Bird
Ryan Barrett
Troy Worman

Damn! I am SO outclassed by this group... it ain't even funny!

Also, while I am here and talking about giving and sharing; please, if you can, help us continue to honor Sandra Kerley by donating to Habitat for Humanity in her name. Please follow this link to a donation site (I'm not smart enough to figure out how to have the great icon and link that all the other smart bloggers involved with this have created). This is a great way to continue the great legacy of a wonderful woman, as well as show support to our dear friend CK.

I am really looking forward to seeing this book and I hope you are too.

Tim Jackson
Chief Kool-Aid Dispenser

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Posted by Tim Jackson at 8:41 PM


  1. Blogger Bob G posted at 9:08 PM  
    You might be surprised at how much class you got, Tim! This is a project filled with a ton of blog love. Glad you're part of it. What a great blog name - so I'll shut up now and go drink :) - but first let me share my love of cycling, too. In the coming weeks I'll be posting on my upcoming ride across Iowa - and checking back to your little corner of the blogiverse. Keep pedaling!
  2. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 9:38 PM  
    Hey, glad to know I'm not the only one worried about being outclassed by my fellow contributors. From what I've seen of the other bloggers' work, this e-book will get several readings just from my eyeballs.
  3. Blogger Moda di Magno posted at 7:01 AM  

    I re-read my chapter yesterday and nearly passed out. When I submitted it to Gavin I said "feel free to edit at will..."

    Cheers to all!
  4. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 11:59 AM  
    It all needs to be put in perspective. Compared to the 10-miler I ran today, writing this chapter was easy. Looking forward to reading you all.
  5. Blogger Unknown posted at 8:10 PM  
    One of the best things about this project is that I get to read everything FIRST!

    It is going to be a FANTASTIC eBook and I hope we raise plenty of money for the kids at Variety! The quality and breadth of content is one of the strengths. And, in fact, Drew and I did not read anything before we wrote our own chapters as we did not want to psyche ourselves out!
  6. Blogger The Kaiser posted at 11:42 PM  
    Maybe I should have painted a cover for the book.
  7. Blogger Troy Worman posted at 10:07 PM  
    Thanks for the link. I'm looking forward to seeing the finished product!
  8. Anonymous Anonymous posted at 12:08 PM  
    You are anything BUT outclassed, dude! You are in a group of your peers. Who value your input, energy and insight. Can't wait to see what we all contributed to!!

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