A lot of you lovely folks are my friends on twitter, so you may have seen some of these links floating along in your  stream, but I wanted to let everyone know about  a few of the insanely fun things I’ve recently been up to.

My new book:


It started with the “How to Be Interesting” post on Forbes.com that went viral, attracting over 1.4 million viewers so far, with tens of thousands liking, linking, and tweeting the article. I was pondering personal assets in business, modern virtues if you will. I thought that being interesting was the greatest one. It’s more vital than hustle or education, more important than good networking. It’s a core attribute that draws people toward each other, and greases the wheels of love and commerce and politics. From that point, I noodled out what it meant to be interesting: and those ideas are now this book.

For more info, pop over to the book’s page.

You can get it from any of these spiffy retailers:



Barnes & Noble

Powell’s Books 


Started in August of 2006, Indexed has been noted around the web—much to my continued shock. Thank you to everyone who has shared the link and joined the party.

Originally, I described this site this way: “This is a little project that allows me to make fun of some things and sense of others without resorting to doing actual math.”

For more on me and what kind of work I do, there’s this.


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Email me if you’d like to collaborate, advertise, vent, or ask a silly question. I try to read everything, but spam does eat a lot of notes.


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  2. Robert Brandes says:

    What with the election season now thankfully behind us, I continue to notice waaay too many candidate signs still up in peoples’ yards. There’s a very clear correlation with the candidate’s political leanings – level of candidate tea-baggery-ness is directly proportional to the length of time signs stay up after the election. I put it in the same phylum as redneckness being directly attributable to christmas lights staying up all year.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. EleventyFour says:

    Just came across your site by accident (via Google images!) and I’m hooked! Love it to bits. Keep up the good work :)

  4. Britt Gow says:

    Hi Jessica,
    I followed a link to an image I liked on a blog and WOW! Found you here doing your own wonderful thing. I hope you don’t mind if I use some of your images on my own blog from time to time, with attribution and a link to this site, of course. Keep up the great work.

  5. Karri says:

    Hi Jessica,

    And greetings from super-snowy Helsinki. I hope you’re doing good, where ever you are at the moment.

    I really like your blog, although I don’t know if it’s exactly a blog, but anyways. This site is easy for the eyes, there’s no dozens of ads in the sidebar or ten badges of some blog award nominations, although this site has been recognized many times. The whole design here is excellent.

    Another thing I highly respect is that you’ve been doing your own thing since 2006. That’s a long time in the Blog Empire. I’ll try to find new blogs every week, and read as many as I can, but mostly, they’re the same. Sure, there’s good mommy blogs, single-dad journals, fat-loss guides and photoblogs. But no one draws index cards. Not that I know of.

    I guess what I’m trying to say, is that being a new blogger myself, your blog gives me inspiration – and a lot of it. I’ll try to stand out from the crowd with my blog, and keep doing my own thing. And I think reading your blog helps me do just that.

    Keep it up.

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  7. ranti says:

    *four thumbs up*

  8. ksoleh says:

    This is easy math for me to understand. -smile-

  9. Hi. Found your site through the Webby site. Congrats on all your success. :)

  10. Joshua Smith says:

    Just found you from a link on the XKCD website. I’ve only read about a dozen of your cards, but I’ve already subscribed to get them daily in my Inbox.

    Now the only question is when will I be able to read them all from the very beginning…

    Thanks for sharing your cards with the rest of us!

  11. Brian says:


    Totally addicted to your site, thanks for the laughs and insights.

    After several years of unscientific research with my own 4 kids, I think there’s a slope that illustrates this (forgive me if you’ve done this one already): As whining about the little things increases, parental response decreases “The more you whine about being served broccoli, the less I care.”)

  12. Peter Bedson says:

    Excellent – as a management consultant I know the world can be defined in terms of a Boston matrix but this has opened my eyes to a few more options!

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  14. Anne says:

    Jessica – fantastic ‘little’ site ! You have a great sense of humour and sometimes simplicity is best. Thanks for making my day :)

  15. Chris Guillebeau posted one of your works on Google+ and I went from it to your Google+ profile to your site. I love it!

  16. manuela says:


    I found you at the99percent.com and thought you might like this: youtube.com/watch?v=rmkLlVzUBn4.

  17. Denis says:

    Great site. These are simple but very sensible

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  19. Marcus says:

    Hey Jessica,

    I found your site a little late in the game, about 8 months ago, and it is awesome! I’ve got a card idea, Road Rules; x axis, speed of automobile, y axis, volume of music, slope of 1. Please keep it up.



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  22. Steve says:

    Found this by accident and I am loving it!

  23. Whaattt says:

    thumbs up if you found this through holistic browser: http://holistic.xkcd.com/

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  27. Kirill says:

    Hi. I’m from Russia.
    I’m searching your original note of this thing — http://esquire.ru/thisisindexed.
    Help me please!) You do a very cool things!)

  28. Allison says:

    Found your site via the Canadian Reader’s Digest that I get by mistake :o) A couple of your ‘cards’ were in there with your site name and it got me curious. So happy I found this – fun and thought provoking!

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