In 2015 Troy Hunt left a well-paying career at one of the largest companies in the world. He created a blog and set about building a career in online security, working for himself.
That's right! Not just any blog posts - Troy's best blog posts. In addition, Troy has added an introduction to each post, detailing his inspirations and adding a few "behind the scenes" moments that led him to write the post in the first place.
There are also epilogues for each post too - detailing what's gone on in the years between then and now.
Finally, the best comments on each post were curated as well - sometimes that's the best part of reading a blog - watching the comments light up!
This book is much more than a simple collection of posts...
It's a question that comes up repeatedly: how much of an impact does your career have on your personal life? For some, the work-life balance is straightforward. For others it can put a massive strain on relationships. Troy is extremely candid about his personal life on his blog - and he opens up even more in this book.
This was Rob's job. Originally the plan was to select 4-6 posts in 4 different categories: building a career, the rise of Have I Been Pwned, Speaking and public stuff and finally balancing public life with private life.
So Rob spent 3 weeks poring over Troy's blog and picking out what he reckoned were the most impactful posts - the one's with the most value, honesty, and the least fluff - and then he assembled them according to a theme.
As the book came together, however, it became apparent that it read much better in chronological order, so we adjusted things, tossed some older posts out and added a bunch more in to fill out the timeline. All in all we ended up with 34 total posts!
You might thing "well I can just go and read Troy's blog then right?" and yes you can - but the combination of these posts with the introduction and epilogues absolutely transforms the experience. We wouldn't be doing this if we didn't think there's value!
We're hard at work pulling things together and finalizing the book. It's been a process, both professional and personal... but we're close. If you'd like to have a preview and know when we figure out a launch date - pop your information here and we'll send it along!