I’m a Published Author. Sort of.

Don’t ask me how, but for some reason I came across a reference online, which told me that one of my old blogs (Bobmeetsworld.com) had one of it’s articles quoted and published in a real book.

So that might not sound like much, but I bought the book just now, and reading back my own words on actual paper, gave me the urge to write a blog post! Trust me, seeing your words in a paperback is SO much different than seeing them on your computer screen.

Blogging is what got it all started for me. Before Bobmeetsworld, I was an average Internet user. I emailed, I browsed, I downloaded, I chatted. then, I started blogging, out of sheer boredom and a bit of curiosity.

Today, I consider myself as an ‘Internet Insider’. I run a popular TV series website which attracts over 1.5 million page-views per month, I have connections with many other successful insiders, and I make more money online than what I earn in my day-time job. To be honest, I just have my day job so I get to spend time with real people during the day.

The Internet is a magnificent tool, a place to communicate with the world. Getting ideas, passing knowledge, making connections. There isn’t a thing you cannot do online. What you need to learn though, is how to use it. How to behave and communicate with other people online. You only get out of it what you put into it.

Collaboration is key in most online success stories. Bloggers collaborate with their readers. Social networks collaborate with their users. We all need each other to gain success, and that’s why you need to respect other views and opinions. It’s all too easy staying anonymous and give out. It’s much harder to adapt and engage on more levels than your comfort zone has.

The book: (Now Is Gone: A Primer on New Media for Executives and Entrepreneurs)

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