I write books, articles, and things for the radio
I’m a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Most recently I wrote The Blogger Abides, an ebook about freelancing — how I make a (very modest) living as a writer. I also write for Mental Floss, The Atlantic, This American Life, The Magazine, The Portland Mercury, and lots of others.
I also work with Second Rise, helping with technical things. In a previous tech-career life, I helped create Peekaboo Barn, Peekaboo Wild, Big Fat Lies, Life in Short, Cocktail Compass, Nick Jr.’s A-Z With Moose and Zee, Quibble, Savage Love, and a bunch of other apps and mobile websites.
In my copious spare time, I enjoy photography, amateur home repair, and writing “About” pages.
“Chris Higgins is one of the smartest people I know, so it’s no surprise that he’s written such a smart, practical, and comprehensive gem on professional blogging. If you’re thinking of finally getting serious about writing online—or are just curious about what pro blogging entails—buy this book. Higgins translates his wide-ranging career into unique insights on the business of wordsmithing today that you won’t find anywhere else. Even if you consider yourself more of an ink-and-paper writer, The Blogger Abides will pay for itself many times over.”
– Karla Starr, contributor to The Atlantic, Slate, Popular Science, and The Believer.