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I need your help Bloggers

Posted By Darren Rowse 7th of January 2005 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

I need your help. Truly I do – but it won’t cost you much – in fact you’ll probably get something out of it if you do.

In the next months I’ve decided to interview a number of Pro Bloggers about their blogging ventures. These are bloggers who are currently making (or attempting to make) an income from the genre of blogging. Some are doing it by writing blogs on niche topics, others are blog consultants, others are providing blog tools or services to bloggers.

I’ve already lined up a few of the interviews with some prominent and soon to be prominent (I think) bloggers but I need your help (is there an echo in here?).

What would you like to ask pro bloggers? What is your itch that we can scratch for you? What do you need to know to take your blogging to the next level? You might also like to suggest who you’d like to see interviewed and I’ll add them to my hit list.

Leave your questions, ponderings, wonderings and suggestions in comments below either anonymously or with your details (I’ll credit you in the interviews).

Did I mention that I need your help?

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Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  • Just wanted to say I enjoy following your blog. I make a living from my content sites, but for the last few months, I’ve been addicted to blogs, too. I’ve got three over at Typepad now that make about $20/day combined. Here’s my question for ya (or the folks you interview):

    Are there any web designers out there who specialize in custom design for blogs? Or have you worked with a designer that did great work on your blog and whom you’d recommend? I’m artistically challenged, but really want to do something other than the Typepad defaults.

    Thanks, and keep posting!

  • Great question and I’ll definitely ask my interviewees about design.

    However in the mean time I’d strongly recommend you check out Rachel’s work at Cr8d design ( She designs most of my blogs (although not this one – its my mangled attempt – but I’m getting her on the case to redesign it soon).

    She’s excellent and is an experienced blogger herself. She does charge but is worth it. Check out her portfolio and section on blogs which has some great information in it itself.

    And she doesn’t even pay me for this kind of endorsement – I just think her work is some of the best going around. Very clean, very ‘now’ and very worth while.

  • Ask long time probloggers what have been their fears, hopes and expectations.

  • Hi
    It would be interesting to hear thoughts on the value of setting up ‘quick-hit’ blogs to cover individual sporting events, entertainment stories or maybe even high-profile court cases.
    It is clear that people are turning to the web for quick access to information, especially when news is still breaking on a story.
    All the best
    Craig McGinty

  • I would want to know how their earnings grew – exponentially? incrementally? and how they track this. I use CVS Adstats for adsense, just wonderering how seriously people track stats and what they have told them.

  • I’m a newbie to bloggin and at the moment I only have tiny little personal blog, but I have some ideas etc for what I could turn into business blogs, so I’d be interested to know what topics that the pro’s think need covering or might come up in the near future!

  • MM

    I want to know what kind of research they did before they jumpstart a new blog. How do they gauge the “marketability” or earning potential of a new topic? Thanks!

  • Ask them do they choose topics they personally enjoy or just what will make the most moey

    Ask if they fear that with the low threshhold of setting up a pro blog or even a blog network (I’ve created one accidently!) that competition will eventually become too much