Jeff Goins interviewed me for his podcast. Check it out here.
This week on The Portfolio Life, our guest is a modern day polymath, and basically created the Internet as we know it today (at least in my book). He’s been involved in magazine publishing since the 80’s, served as the Editor in Chief of Wired.com, started a podcast network, unknowingly cofounded the Maker movement, and designed a Billy Idol album cover.
Listen in as Mark Frauenfelder and I discuss the theme of his creative pursuits, why he doesn’t work on anything that doesn’t pique a personal interest, and how he came to write a how-to book on card tricks.
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In this episode, Mark and I discuss:
Starting a print ‘zine in the 80s
Getting recruited by Wired
Taking a ‘zine digital in the 90s
How his editor thought blogs weren’t going to be viable
Identifying the common thread through diverse experiences and interests
Avoiding being a jack-of-all-trades while embracing opportunities to explore
Dealing with the tension between daily life and a creative career
The origins of the Maker movement
Why some comics are unreadable
What artistic style he subscribes to
Quotes and takeaways
“Make sure you give yourself time to do deep work.” –Mark Frauenfelder
Pursue work that is personally meaningful to you and an audience.
Embrace new ideas you enjoy, but stay grounded to a common theme.