Chris Garrett of the blog ChrisG.com was one of the featured speakers at SOBCon08 this past weekend in Chicago. Chris and Darren Rowse of Problogger.net fame, have just had their new blogging book published (May 5) and I grabbed Chris for a quick interview and asked him to reveal some of his secrets for making a blog a success.
Your blog has to connect with people so make sure your passion is evident. And, about everything you write, ask yourself: so what?
Problogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income is now shipping from Amazon.com. I read half the book on my flight home from Chicago. It’s an easy read and full of practical advice and information from how to decide on a blog platform (of course they recommend WordPress) to making it really clear that you will not make a 6 figure income overnight from blogging.
But, if you want to get there, you must really work it and follow some standard practices related to design, outreach, and of course create valuable content that connects with your audience. It can be done. Darren Rowse and many others are proof of that.
I recommend the book if you’re just starting out or have been blogging from some time. You’ll learn something new, I guarantee it.