Written by:2010/01/27 08:42 AM
Darren Rowse of Problogger.net is probably one of the most famous of the A-list professional bloggers. He is the author of a well known and somewhat popular e-Book called “31 days to build a better blog”. He also runs various other blogs, most notable is Digital Photography School and TwiTip - Twitter Tips.
At problogger.net, Darren give tips and tutorials that are aimed at bloggers. His articles are written for the blogger and his blog. Here are some reasons why you should not listen to Darren or fashion your blog after him.
Darren has become a celebrity in the blogging world. He is famous, well known and respected. He gets hounded by the “blogorazzi”. He gets begged to write guest posts, and other articles as well as write promotional articles for umpteen products.
He is never right nor is he ever wrong. There are times when people just hate him and he just can’t put a foot right. He finds it difficult to please everyone.
So if you have no desire to to become famous, or well known in the blogosphere. If you do not seek to build up your credibility and become a respected blogger. If you do not want to be harassed by other newbie bloggers asking for help. Then do not learn from problogger.net.
Darren has built up quite a little following hasn’t he? After many years of hard work I suppose there is a huge community around problogger.net and Darren Rowse.
So, if you hate this community social thing. You do not want thousands of people visiting your blog. You would rather be left alone. Then do not take advice from Darren.
Darren’s blog, problogger.net is a type of help site for bloggers. Darren writes frequently on how you can better your blog. He gives tips on how to write quality articles. He gives tips on where to find exceptional content. How to find that killer post idea and write it in such a way that it attracts readers.
If you are comfortable with your low quality, useless content blog. If you do not care about content, then do not follow after problogger.net.
Darren’s posts get an awful lot of comments. Something of a nightmare to manage I would suppose. Having a blog that only gets two or three comments is easy to manage. You can definitely reply to every comment personally. But with problogger.net, the sheer volume of comments makes it very difficult to answer everyone.
If you do not want to attract comments to your blog. If you do not want to engage with people and their comments. If you do not want to be burdened by the sheer volume of people commenting then do not follow the advice given on problogger.net.
Darren is one of those A-list bloggers who boast a 6 figure income. He has openly said that problogger.net is only his third highest income earning avenue. Earning six figures definitely leaves you with a bit of spending money.
If you do not want to make money blogging or you think that making money while blogging sucks or it is for the select few, then do not subscribe to the advice offered by someone who earns a lot of money.
Why not? Why don’t you want to do all these things? Don’t you want lots of visitors to your blog? Do you not want to increase your comments? Don’t you want to engage with your readers? Are you happy writing lack-lustre articles? Are you satisfied with sub standard quality?
There are so many blogs out there that offer some great advice. Problogger.net is just one of them. Perhaps one of the more popular. I have just mentioned it because I frequent the blog a lot and actually learn a great deal.
You need to get out there read these excellent blogs and take the advice that they give, apply it and watch your blog grow from strength to strength.
Research your niche. Search out those top blogs and start reading and learning. Then start to interact with the blog and offer value through commenting.
Here are some you might consider.
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