This is a book about freedom. Specifically the personal
freedom I discovered from the wonderful world of blogging, the
freedom I hope everybody will eventually discover for themselves.
The freedom that, I believe, will permanently and irrevocably
change the world for the better.
Having a blog, a voice, having my own media, utterly changed
my life. Suddenly my career as a cartoonist wasn't dependent on
other people: "The Gatekeepers"-publishers, editors, Hollywood
executives, etc., etc. Suddenly I had direct contact with my
audience. They had direct contact with me. I could just do my
thing, without having to wait for somebody else to give me the
"green light." I didn't have to wait around for somebody else to
deem me "worthy."
This was the freedom I spent most of my adult life searching
for, the same freedom I believe we're ALL searching for, in one way
or another. Careerwise, blogging gave me everything. Even in the
early days, the benefits of blogging were so glaringly obvious to
me, I couldn't understand why more people weren't doing it. Ten
years later, I still can't. So I decided to write a book about it;
maybe I can help other people find this freedom, too.