Techdirt In The Interview Hotseat

from the Q&A dept

It's apparently interview season, as two separate interviews that were done with me about Techdirt were just published. The first was conducted by Glyn Moody and appears in today's Guardian over in the UK. It covers a variety of things, from the Techdirt Insight Community, to this blog, to the economics I tend to write about. It was a fun interview and it's almost too bad that the limits of newsprint (and time) meant we couldn't go into more depth on some of the subjects.

The second interview was by Michael Banks, for his new book called Blogging Heroes. Banks went out and interviewed a bunch of bloggers to try to find out the history of their blogs, what makes them blog and what advice they have for other bloggers. The publisher is conducting a little marketing experiment as well, where they send each of the bloggers who was interviewed a copy of their own interview to post on their blogs. So you're starting to see a few different chapters available. It's yet another experiment in understanding how free content makes good sense, so I can't resist posting my interview here:
One point that unfortunately doesn't come through clearly enough in either interview is how much we owe all the readers around here -- especially those who actively participate in the comments and the Insight Community. This wouldn't be worth doing without all of you. So, a big thank you from those of us at Techdirt!

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    Brian Day, Nov 1st, 2007 @ 12:30pm

    Congrats Mike

    Congrats on the nice coverage. What a long strange trip it's been.

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    Adam, Nov 1st, 2007 @ 12:36pm

    well done, mike

    you interview like a pro (well, you are, so that makes sense)

    great work...been a fan of techdirt for years so it makes me happy to see you in the news

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    Killer_Tofu (profile), Nov 1st, 2007 @ 12:37pm


    And not the website either.
    Woot as in awesome for you.
    I am glad to have stumbled upon this almost 2 years ago.
    Love the site and keep up the good work, it is appreciated!

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    Wyatt, Nov 1st, 2007 @ 1:32pm

    Very well done.

    Good insight on tech dirt and blogging. I didn't know you cared so much about us readers ;)

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    Haywood, Nov 1st, 2007 @ 2:01pm

    best part is;

    This means you aren't preaching to the choir. People who don't come here are getting the word.

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  6. Congratulations

    First off, I'd like to congratulate you on the interviews. that seems pretty cool to me. Second, I'd like to thank you for keeping the site fresh with new topics everyday, I have learned a lot and love the interaction.

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    Danny, Nov 1st, 2007 @ 4:04pm


    I'm really glad my coworkers told me about this site last year. Instead of stumbling randomly around the net for things to do at work when I get those precious few free moments. Keep up the good work.

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    Chad, Nov 1st, 2007 @ 7:25pm


    Congrats on the chapter. I love techdirt, I read it daily, actually a few times a day. So, thanks for being the first place I turn to for tech analysis.

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    David Canton, Nov 2nd, 2007 @ 5:14am

    Blogging Heroes

    Interesting chapter. But it didn't tell us which one of the Heroes blogs - my guess is the cheerleader.

    BTW, I'm sure my own blog must have been #31 on the list:)
    ( )

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    yogi, Nov 2nd, 2007 @ 6:43am

    The book looks great and the interview was very interesting - as you usually are.
    congrats on the attention.

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    Michael A. Banks, Nov 2nd, 2007 @ 6:22pm

    Blogging Heroes

    Thank you for posting your chapter, Mike. It's good to see the reactions. Your interview is one of the more interesting--particularly because you have such a long-term perspective--and I hope that many, many readers discover Techdirt!

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