I get asked a lot of questions on Facebook. I will answer a few of them here.
Ben Welsh asks: Would you sell the busblog for $625k?
This summer the busblog will turn 14 years old. There are over 10,500 posts on here. Some of them are even good. If someone were to buy this blog for that sum they’re basically paying $60 a post. That’s a ton of dough.
Although I would feel a little sad to hand over control of this url to someone with those sort of deep pockets, not only would I make that deal in a heartbeat, but I’d throw in the matching instagram and twitter accounts too.
And then buy a little house with the money. The house the busblog built.
What would the new blog be called? flyingcarblog, of course.
Roy Jürgens asks: Tony, are you a digital czar?
There are very few people i’d deem as Digital Czar-worthy. My old bosses, Meredith, Jen and Jake, for sure. My current boss, Josh, definately. But who else? Are there other people who truly think digitally in a creative way that isn’t full of BS and solely about the numbers? Those people are super rare and usually get plucked to do other things. Jason Goldman is now the digital czar of the White House. His heart is pure, so add him to the list too. But it’s a very short list and until I accomplish something truly noteworthy I do not belong.
Mary Schneider asks: Do you ever get heartbroken?
In order to have your heart break your heart has to be in it. My heart is in it all the time, which I don’t advise because I’ve noticed the less you’re into it the more the other person becomes into it.
Even though it’s terrible when your heart breaks, if it is a clean break you can bounce back very quickly. The worst my heart has broken in the last 4-5 years, let’s say, it was such a horrible but clean break that I only had to grieve for like 72 hours and then I was back in the saddle again. That doesn’t mean I still don’t think about her or care about her, but it was obviously over, so what good would it be to obsess?
When you read a really good book or get involved in a great TV series you end up missing all of those characters, but when it’s over you’ve gotta move on otherwise you’re one of those creepy fanboys writing fan fiction on Tumblr and not living a real life.
We only get a few spins around the sun.
Make em count.