Welcome to the 10th edition of the Bloggers Face-Off. The feedback for this project was beyond my expectations, and the double interviews are becoming a corner-stone for Daily Blog Tips.
I am also very happy to bring two heavy-weights of the blogging scene this week. Brian Clark is the author of Copyblogger, an extremely popular blog with copywriting and online marketing tips (he needs no presentations, I know…).
Chris Garrett is a veteran on the web. He has been developing websites and online ventures since 1994. Recently he launched Chrisg.com, a blog about new media and blogging. Despite being 3 months old the blog already counts more than 2000 RSS subscribers. Let the battle begin!
|1. How long have you been blogging?||Using blog software for marketing purposes since 2003, blogging “proper”
since late 2005
|9 years (Feb 1998 according to archive.org)|
|2. How many hours do you dedicate to your blog daily?||1-3||At least 4|
|3. How many page views the blog generates daily?||400-500K a month||Too few|
|4. What is the best marketing technique you have used?||Copywriting||Word of mouth|
|5. Do you make money with the blog?||Just starting to get into sponsorships. Copyblogger was not originally
designed to make money
|6. What is the biggest mistake you did on your blog?||Letting Chris Garrett guest post. (Kidding!)||Going away on vacation without ensuring internet access|
|7. How many RSS feeds do you track daily?||100||It varies as I binge and cull, it has been over 1000 but probably around
|8. If you could give an advice for a novice blogger, what would it be?||Focus insanely on your target reader||Your readers are human beings with real feelings, interests and needs,
treat them as such
|9. Digg, Stumble Upon or Delicious?||Yes, thank you||Stumbleupon but Del.icio.us will always have a special place in my heart|
|10. Do you think Adsense makes a blog look unprofessional?||It depends on the blog. I didn’t find it appropriate for Copyblogger||Too much of any advertising looks spammy|
|11. If you could read only one blog, which one would you pick?||Seth Godin||Scott Adams Dilbert blog|
|12. What is the secret of your success, expressed in one word?||Copywriting||Caffeine|
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