So here is the real story .
I’ve been taking the advice of Chris Brogan in his great book Trust Agents and stepping out of the safety of “Lurker-ville “
What this means is that I am blogging more myself, and I’m starting to comment on blogs I enjoy, telling the authors what I like, and how what they write impacts my life.
I did this on Steven Pressfield’s blog, and I wrote about his book on mine.
So, the internet being what it is, you can go on Technorati, plug in your name, and see what’s being said about you out in Ether Land.
Steve Pressfield’s publicist does this for him and in the course of her research she found my blog, read my comments, contacted me, and that’s how the interview came to be.
Pressfield is very smart. He knows what it means be a good citizen in this new social media neighborhood. He’s generous and web savvy. He understands that it’s not just about him and his book and his sales, but more about putting out great content and helping people. Lending them your tools. Helping out the little guy.
I am a “little guy”. My blog has a very small readership at this point, so his motivation for answering my questions and letting me post them on my blog clearly isn’t sales. Or if it IS sales, he is willing to grow his sales slowly, one book at a time, one happy customer at a time—one happy customer who will hopefully “sneeze” about his book to all her friends, and spread the word around.
Now I ask you, how smart is that?