Saturday, May 05, 2007

I'm a part of the Conversation Age

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.



Anonymous said...

Tim- you are my brother in self-deprecation. We kick ass at that. :)

Can't wait to see what you wrote! What was your topic?

James T said...

Sound great; I want to read it. So when will you be signing copies of the book professor Jackson?

jill hamilton said...

Wow, must be nice to be such a rockstar. I'll get there someday. :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, James had a great idea. Maybe we could have a way to sell some sort of signed copies, etc. for different price points? It's for a good cause.

Love the photo in the header, BTW. I know it was a relatively recent addition.

Donna T. said...

Congrats! Looking forward to seeing what you've written.

Toby said...

Masiguy - you are way far too modest. I'm so excited to be part of this project that includes you and so many other talented bloggers.

Yokota Fritz said...

Masiguy, you rule. Don't sell yourself short. Lookin' forward to the book.

Luc Debaisieux said...

Hey Tim,

Don't worry man, I feel connected to the outcasted (oh yeah!). This project is exciting anyway. I can't wait to read your chapter.

Troy Worman said...

Thanks for the mention. I look forward to reading the final product.