About the Authors

John Biggs and Charlie White wrote the second edition of the hot selling book they wrote together, Bloggers Boot Camp, the critically acclaimed and definitive guide for building, writing and running a successful blog. It’s published by Focal Press, an imprint of the Taylor & Francis Group.

Here’s more about John and Charlie:

John BiggsJohn Biggs is a writer, consultant, programmer and geek. He reports about technology and expensive watches and love all things that glow. He lives in Brooklyn and writes about technology, security, gadgets, gear, wristwatches, and the Internet.

After spending four years as an IT programmer, John switched gears and became a full-time journalist. His work has appeared in The New York Times, Laptop, PC Upgrade, Surge, Gizmodo, Men’s Health, InSync, Linux Journal, Popular Science, Sync, The Stir . He’s written a book called Black Hat: Misfits, Criminals, and Scammers in the Internet Age, and along with Charlie White, wrote Bloggers Boot Camp.

John also speaks and consults. He has forthcoming books about Marie Antoinette’s watch, as well as a YA fiction book, Mytro.

He’s currently East Coast Editor of TechCrunch and runs the BWL family of blogs, SlushPile and WristWatchReview. He also records the HourTime Podcast with Ariel Adams. This site is infrequently updated with musings on technology, but for goofy stuff you can visit biggs.cc and for most of his serious content head over to TechCrunch. You can check out John’s Amazon Author Page here.

He’s @johnbiggs on Twitter. You can email him at john@biggs.cc or, if it’s urgent, contact him here.

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Charlie WhiteCharlie White is an Emmy award-winning television producer/director, author and consultant who’s been writing articles published in magazines and websites since the early days of the Internet.

He was Senior Editor of Mashable, one of the most powerful websites in the world with more than 25 million monthly unique visitors. He’s written for Wired, Popular Science and Maximum PC magazines, was Senior Associate Editor for gadget site Gizmodo, and was Deputy Editor of NBC Universal tech site DVICE.

He’s been a widely-known journalist, columnist and contributing editor for a variety of national magazines and websites since 1994. He’s written numerous feature articles for Digital Media Net, StudioDaily, DV, Video Systems, Broadcast Engineering and Post Magazine, along with hundreds of published articles in other magazines, trade publications and websites.

Charlie’s written more than 9,000 published articles, totaling more than 3 million words.

In his career in broadcasting, his experience included directing Nightly Business Report, Star Gazer, Dollar Signs and Techno@bytes for national PBS television audiences. Charlie was Executive Producer/Director of the hit national PBS cooking series entitled Jill Prescott’s Ecole de Cuisine. His specialty is promotional spot creation, for which he won a Chicago/Midwest Emmy Award in 1992.

While beginning his television career, instead of starving Charlie was a radio announcer for classical and jazz stations in Miami and North Carolina. He was also a professional saxophonist, playing with small groups and big bands. The 12-year musical adventure included a seven-year gig with “Los Cumbiamberos,” a Latino orchestra that recorded five albums, one of which was for CBS Records in 1983.

In addition to the publication of Blogger’s Boot Camp, Charlie’s developing additional book projects, and is represented by Eric Nelson of the Susan Rabiner Literary Agency.

Charlie is @Charlie_White on Twitter and on Facebook here. For details about Charlie’s career, see his LinkedIn profile. Visit his personal website at CharlieWhite.net and contact him at chazz@charliewhite.net.

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