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Ian Welsh has been blogging since 2003.  He was the Managing Editor of FireDogLake and the Agonist. His work has also appeared at Huffington Post, Alternet, and Truthout, as well as the now defunct Blogging of the President (BOPNews). In Canada his work has appeared in and BlogsCanada. He is an editor, writer and social media consultant who currently lives in Toronto.

You can contact Ian at admin-at-ianwelsh-dot-NET


The raven on a branch is by Gavatron.


Website, Blog and Social Media Consulting

As managing editor at Firedoglake I doubled traffic.  At The Agonist, I increased traffic by over 60%. I helped launch and run Charles H. Green’s Trusted Advisor site.  As an A-List blogger from 2003 to 2009 I wrote articles read by millions of people, and helped shape the politics and economics of the time.  I know how to create blogs, and write articles and posts which drive the conversation: articles which answer the question “why is this important to me?”

If you want to learn how to make your blog or website important; if you want to write articles and posts which matter, I can teach you how to do that: how to position your site as a must read in your area, and how to own your subject matter.

To discuss how I can help you, e-mail me at admin-at-ianwelsh-dot-NET.

Thought Partnership and Intellectual Consulting

I have a model of the world, and the world economy, which works.

I predicted the financial collapse in advance, including the timing of the stock market collapse and  the approximate bottom of the market.  I was talking about housing and oil long before they were sexy, discussed the  consequences of the fracking boom, and spoke to the stagnation of wages and employment the Obama administration has overseen in early 2009.

I understand how ideologies and ideas interact with economic reality and what the consequences are.  If you want to understand the long and short sweep of history and what it will mean to you or your business, I can apply my knowledge to your circumstances, giving you a competitive advantage.

And if you need an intellectual mentor, I can help with that too.  My model of the world and of intellectual history is broad, multidisciplinary and shared by almost no one else.

To get started, e-mail me at iwelsh-at-ianwelsh-dot-net.

Writing and Editing

If you need an editor for your publication, or even for a specific piece, I may be available.  If you need a writer: for a regular beat, a series of articles, or a one-off article, get in touch with me  at iwelsh-at-ianwelsh-dot-net.