Mike Vardy has been on the internet for quite awhile. He has hosted many podcasts and been involved in a number of different sites. You can read about his past at his landing page at MikeVardy.com. This week, he coined a new term that I think embodies how I feel about myself, as well as he feels about himself.
I want to talk about Mike Vardy’s present and future. I have followed from the outside the places that Mike has published. I listened to his stints on the WorkAwesome and ProductiVardy podcasts. Currently, he has a new podcast that he co-hosts with Michael Schechter of A Better Mess called Mikes on Mics. It is very good and I highly recommend it.
It his recent re-focusing on his own blog at Vardy.me and his writing at Lifehack is what has really brought him to the top of my daily readings. His thoughts on productivity fall right in line with my own thoughts. Productivityists FTW!
The other thing that has truly impressed me about Mr. Vardy is that he engages his readers. I have had numerous twitter converstations with him and he reads and comments on his posts at Vardy.me and he seems genuinely interested in his readers. There are many writers on the internet that output amazing work, but don’t ever seems to engage the regular guy, like me, when we want to engage them on their work. Mr. Vardy is NOT that kind of writer. He produces great work and wants to talk to his readers about it.
Thank you, Mike, for what you write and how you engage with your readers. Your writing is helping me to learn to be a better writer and I hope to one day meet and listen to you in person. Go and check him out at his site or on Lifehack. He is also known to toot on may varied subjects. You won’t be sorry.