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May 27, 2010

Tyler replied me whether I will be interested in his “GapingVoid-100 people” project & I gladly accepted it.
I think I came to know about Hugh MacLeod in 2006 (when I just eavesdropped for the BlogCamp Chennai 2006 event) & syndicated him

Hugh was an ex-copywriter who now draws “cartoons on the back of business cards”.

I could not understand most of his posts but still followed him. After sometime I just did mark-all-as-read when I traverse his blog in my feed reader account.
In 2007, one of my favourite blogger Guru referred Hugh’s You lie for a Living post & from then on I do make sure that I do not miss his posts.

Even now, I could not get the context for all his cartoons (May be I can figure out less than 50% posts) but mainly I could identify myself in some his thought processes
I remember a few like:

Sex-cash-theory– Your work is like money & your passion is like sex where you cannot compromise either

Although the last one is off-repeated, when Hugh (who is a copywriter, a creative freaky guy, whose profession is totally unique) says it, we cannot refuse it.

Ignore Everybody - Click the image for a bigger version!

Ignore Everybody

So how Hugh influences me?
There is no direct answer to this.
I read his posts, could identify myself in some of his ideas, when slogging late night for a work-related-issue, could remember his ideas (that this too will pass away :-)) & draw inspiration to help people, to socialize… You get that – its not easy to point one post. The best I can do is to introduce him to my friends and blog/tweet & more importantly follow his ideas by heart!

So here you go! If you are college student / an employee / an entrepreneur / any one who look for good inspiration, syndicate his blog, Make a point to read it every day (or every week, if you are not frequently checking feeds), Register for his newsletter, tweet your favourites, buy / print his cube grenades, discuss it with your community, spread ideas! Good luck!

Links: Hugh’s Books, meatball sundae: ten questions for seth godin, Remember who you are, Gaping Void Gallery, @gapingvoid

http://gapingvoid.com/about/Tyler replied me whether I will be interested in his “GapingVoid-100 people” project & I gladly accepted it.
I think I came to know about Hugh MacLeod in 2006 (when I just eavesdropped for the BlogCamp Chennai 2006 event) & syndicated himHugh was an ex-copywriter who now draws “cartoons on the back of business cards”.I could not understand most of his posts but still followed him. After sometime I just did mark-all-as-read when I traverse his blog in my feed reader account.
In 2007, one of my favourite blogger Guru referred Hugh’s You lie for a Living post & from then on I do make sure that I do not miss his posts.
Even now, I could not get the context for all his cartoons (May be I can figure out less than 50% posts) but mainly I could identify myself in some his thought processes
I remember a few like:Sex-cash-theory– Your work is like money & your passion is like sex where you cannot compromise either
How to be creative
Cube grenades (This one takes the cake!)
I just want ten thousand people giving me money every year.”
Blue monster
And how come I forgot his Ignore Everybody poster!
Social Objects
But none of it works discipline. Early on in my career, I was told that success demanded 1 thing above all others: turning up every bloody day,regardless of everything.Although the last one is off-repeated, when Hugh (who is a copywriter, a creative freaky guy, whose profession is totally unique) says it, we cannot refuse it.

So how Hugh influences me?

There is no direct answer to this.
I read his posts, could identify myself in some of his ideas, when slogging late night for a work-related-issue, could remember his ideas (that this too will pass away :-)) & draw inspiration to help people, to socialize… You get that – its not easy to point one post. The best I can do is to introduce him to my friends and blog/tweet & more importantly follow his ideas by heart!

So here you go! If you are college student / an employee / an entrepreneur / any one who look for good inspiration, syndicate his blog, Make a point to read it every day (or every week, if you are not frequently checking feeds), Register for his newsletter, tweet your favourites, buy / print his cube grenades, discuss it with your community, spread ideas! Good luck!

Links: Hugh’s Books, meatball sundae: ten questions for seth godin, Remember who you are, Gaping Void Gallery

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2 Comments
  1. வாவ்… ஹக் ஒரு அருமையான படைப்பாளி.
    இனி நானும் விஸிட்டிங் கார்டுகளைத் திருப்பலாமா
    என்று யோசித்துக் கொள்கிறேன்.
    ஹக்கின் Ignore Everyone நூலின் அறிமுகப் பக்கங்களை
    வாசித்தேன். அமேஸானின் டாப் 10 பட்டியலில் இது
    இருப்பதன் ரகசியம் புரிந்தது.
    படிக்க ​வேண்டிய புத்தகம்!
    மிக்க நன்றி வெங்கட்!

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