The Sound of Awesome - Episode 115 - What's Up With Small Talk?

I talk a bit about small talk and how it is hard for some people to start chatting with people they don't know. I am not one who is very good with small talk but I try my best.

The Sound of Awesome - Episode 114 - Hard Connections

I talk a bit about friends and being vulnerable and how it is those two properties of people in the world are what makes life and friends worth having and nurturing.

The Sound of Awesome - Episode 113 - Research Into My Brain

I've been thinking lately about how I should do a podcast or some sort of creative sharing that includes reporting on things I learn... but not make it as boring as it sounds.

The ShaneCast - Episode 65 - When You Get Another Piece of Someone

I received a piece of someone the other day and it reminded me of just how important that is.

The ShaneCast - Episode 64 - Creative People Under Stress Make Nothing

I have been gone for a while and I only am just realizing how much stress changes my behaviour. It is silly, I know but stress can do all kinds of crazy things to you -- including halting you in your creative tracks.

The Sound of Awesome - Episode 112 - More Faith Needed

Another trip to the vet (a day later) for her surgery. It is hard to have a dog in pain and the surgery fixed it all.

Faith In Pugs

There isn't much to say about this episode -- but I had to take my little pug to the vet because she had some serious health issues that needed tending to. My life is not always about Serendipity the Pug.



I don't wave the author flag in front of people's faces all that often but -- hey, everyone! -- I've ghostwritten, co-written, and authored several books about blogging, writing, vlogging, podcasting, and other online technologies.

How to Be a Blogger and Vlogger in 10 Easy Lessons

In May 2016, my latest book is being published by some amazing people at The Quarto Group. I was thrilled when they asked me to write a book for kids. It took quite a bit of effort! I hope you all get a bazillion copies because they are going to sell out fast. Did I mention it is fully illustrated?

Blogging For Dummies, 4th Edition

Blogging for Dummies! You've read it, right? Of course you have! I worked on three editions of Blogging For Dummies with a good friend of mine, Susannah Gardner. It was quite the journey putting these books together because each time we did one the technology had changed so fast. For example, when we started work on the first version of the book, services like Twitter and Facebook didn't exist. Wait... there was a world before Facebook and Twitter?

BitTorrent For Dummies

This book takes me back! When I helped to write this one, BitTorrent was very new and very few people had heard of it. You would be hard pressed to find someone who hasn't heard of or used BitTorrent in some capacity these days.