How to blog like a fugitive

Do your blogging efforts need a freshening up? Follow these four steps inspired by John McAfee, the former tech exec who wrote a blog while fleeing Central American police.

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Authorities captured the anti-virus pioneer in Guatemala after he spent weeks on the lam from Belize law enforcement, blogging about it along the way. McAfee, who is described as a paranoid eccentric, was sought for questioning after the death of his neighbor. He landed in Miami on Wednesday night after officials from Guatemala expelled him from the country.

His blog (titled “The Hinterland“) has traces of magic, despite several of the author’s lapses into a bizarre, self-aware paranoia. At times, it’s a rip-roaring ride that’s almost too wild to believe. It’s most certainly the most exciting blog from a corporate executive (current or former) you’ll ever read.

You can capture some of the electricity of McAfee’s blog without fleeing Central American police. Whether you’re writing your own blog, or managing one for your employer (or CEO), here are four specific things you can do to liven up your blog:

1. Pick fights.

As the adage goes, nothing draws a crowd like a fight.

You don’t have to tell McAfee that. In his posts, he called out a number of journalists who, he believes, wronged him. Take this excerpt from his first post:

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