Hi! I’m Ev Bogue.
I’ve been trying to figure out what to call myself. A quick label for a business card or something like that.
I think I’m best described currently as a digital evolutionist.
My work is in the space in-between untethering and evolution. The change-space.
Why? Because I’m constantly evolving, and my work is teaching you how to evolve faster. Because, as I’ve seen in my own life, if I’m not evolving than I’m plateauing, stagnating, or becoming just plain boring.
Ev Bogue’s work in online publishing has been featured on The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, The Guardian UK, and The Huffington Post.
Ev has spoken about publishing online at Stanford University.
Ev graduated from NYU and has worked in blogging at New York Magazine and Gawker Media.
More than 26,000 people read Ev’s blog last month
WHY DID THIS ALL START?
In summer of 2009, I was fat, unhappy, and sitting at a desk in Manhattan making 38,500+ a year at a job that had (for me) stagnated. Everyone told me that my life was supposed to be good. I had a good job, I had a nice apartment in a cool artist’s loft in Brooklyn. I was supposed to be grateful.
…and here I was smoking a cigarette out on the rooftop in Brooklyn. I had a 34inch waist. I was not happy. In fact, I was barely making enough money to survive in a city that I knew every corner of. I’d stopped evolving. Something had to change, and it was me.
My roommate came up to me on the roof. His girlfriend was recently pregnant. He sat me down. “Ev, I don’t know how else to say this. But, for the baby’s health, would you mind smoking outside?”
I went inside, looked in the mirror, and couldn’t recognize the face I saw anymore. Here I was, 24 years old, just getting chubbier, more depressed, and now I was killing my roommate’s unborn baby. Things had to change.
A year earlier, I’d watched as the girl I was with threw away all of her stuff and took off around the country with her guitar in my guitar case, and she survived. I could too, right?
So, that weekend of July 2009, I made a vow of personal evolution.
I untethered from smoking.
I untethered from all of my stuff.
I untethered from Brooklyn.
I untethered from my job.
I jumped on a plane to the other side of the country.
And I’ve been evolving my life and my work ever since.
WHY EVERYTHING ABOUT ME WILL CHANGE.
Over the next few months my blog, my photo, my location, my services, and who my best friends are will probably change.
Since leaving New York in August 2009, I’ve lived in Portland, Oakland, San Francisco, Boulder, and right now I’m in Seattle.
I’ve made my entire income publishing online ever since. I’ve written three e-books, and now I publish a Letter on personal evolution in the digital age to a small group of remarkable folks.
You probably haven’t met the current me yet. In fact, you maybe never will. My work is constantly looking at myself, asking for feedback, and wondering how I can become a better person. I experiment in order to evolve.
So, chances are everything about me is going to change. One of the best ways to stay up to date is to subscribe to this blog via RSS or EMAIL.
How to Contact Ev
If you need to get in touch…
Phone: (347) 274-9878
“Ev provides evolution assists.
Nothing is ever “done” anymore. Books aren’t even “done.” Things we used to could do and walk away from now evolve as we finish them. That scares people.
Ev eases the fear in 2 ways. 1. Helping you see that evolving can be fun. 2. Showing you ways to navigate it while working the alignment edge.” – Gwen Bell