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ProBlogger The Book – Readers Pictures Round 1

Posted By Darren Rowse 21st of May 2008 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Last week I asked those readers who have bought a copy of the ProBlogger book to send in a picture of them with the book. I put up 3 prizes for my favorite pictures (a book at Amazon to the value of $20). Below you’ll see all of the submitted pictures. The first three are my favorites and win a prize.

If you’d like to send your photo with/of the ProBlogger book simply upload it to your blog, Flickr or some other online photo sharing service and then share the link in the comments of this post.

In another two or three weeks I’ll do another mashup of the photos. You’ll get a link back to your blog and the chance to win one of three books (to the value of $20) from Amazon (this should give time for most people to be able to get a copy).


from Tim and his very cute dog


from Kelvin


from Charles (who seems to have eyes in the back of his head)


from Chappysmom


from Lowell


from Benjami (who is reading the book on holidays)


from Rui who bought one for him, two to give away on his blog and one for a friend.


from Panzer


from Melody


from Chris Brogan


from Enrique


from Mike and his pets (never thought I’d see a pig reading ProBlogger)


from Umm Yasmin


from HH


from Nick (with his review)


from Barney (his review)


Livecrunch – see his mini video review here


from Claire

from JEMI

Thanks to everyone who took part – looking forward to seeing the next batch!

About Darren Rowse
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.
  • “from Mike and his pets (never thought I’d see a pig reading ProBlogger)”

    Just be glad I didn’t go out and get a photo with the frogs in the pond. Even worse the beavers in the stream!

  • Wow lot of funny pics !
    Looking good!

  • Really funny and cool…very soon i m buying a copy for me…hoping to be in the round 2 pictures.

  • YAY! It’s ME!!!!

    :) Lol its cool to see my face here with The Awesome Book

    Thanks Darren

  • I am going to book store on Friday. I hope I will get ProBlogger book. I really want to read it.

  • JEMi’s book is printed backwards. :)

  • anonymous coward

    Is this a way to create social proof for a product?

  • Darren sure is getting a lot of advertising.

  • Ok, today’s been my first opportunity to read several chapters of the book. So far, so excellent1

    I’ve skimmed the chapters that are about things I’m familiar with – although even there I’ve picked up some useful tips. I’ve identified some chapters that I will need go through again more thoroughly, particularly the chapter about choosing a topic for one’s blog.

    Haven’t finished it, but I would highly recommend the book. I’ll review it on my blog once I’ve finished.

  • ProBlogger Book in Germany:

  • Thanks for posting picture of me. Once I write the book you could take picture for me hahahaha .JK!!!

    Love the book mate!…ttyl.

  • Joe

    I love the pic of the Boston Terrier with the book!

  • Thanks For Showing my pic Darren also the dog pic is the best congrats to everyone

  • How nifty that you put my picture up, even though I’m not actually IN it–though at least it’s surrounded by other good books–spinning yarn, taking pictures, and Problogger–it’s like a list of the current passions (grin).

    aka Chappy’s Mom

  • anonymous coward – I’m doing it for a few reasons:

    1. it’s fun to see who is reading my book
    2. it does create a sense of ‘we’ around the book. Perhaps it’s ‘social proof’, perhaps it’s people wanting to participate in the ‘ProBlogger brand’
    3. it’s a small reward for people who have bought the book and want to help spread the word of it a little
    4. it was happening already – I had a few people email me photos of them with the book and even post them to their blogs – I figured it’d be fun to collect them together.
    5. I like to put faces to readers – I think it’s good for the blog, good for those readers and good for the book.

    not sure there’s anything wrong with any of that – people seem to be happy to participate.

  • Glad you guys liked my photo (and my dog, Dax). ;)

  • “it does create a sense of ‘we’ around the book. Perhaps it’s ’social proof’, perhaps it’s people wanting to participate in the ‘ProBlogger brand’”

    On that note… where do we get ProBlogger T-Shirts?

  • Great to put some faces to names

  • whoaa…

    there are so many great picture..
    and i love that dog..i never thought a dog read this book..

    warm hug from here.

  • Seeing how everyone looks like they are having fun taking pictures with your book makes me want to buy it! Looks like great advertising to me. :P Also great pictures by the way!

  • I would buy the book if I could afford it, however I have no money.
    My only job is my blog and it is in it’s beginning stages…so I’m not making a whole lot of income?
    Anyone want to donate one to me?

  • That dog pic is too cute :)
    and Hunter – quit pickin’ on me.. it was with my lil cell phone cam that I turned on myself LOL

  • HH

    thanks there… finally i have internet to check out this :D Good luck guys!!!!! I’m reading the book now :P

  • Compliments! But is Umn a man?

  • anonymous coward

    I’m not saying there was anything wrong with it. It could be a clever marketing trick. I’m interested in those.

  • I am just sorry I did not think of it first – it’s a great idea.

  • Thanks for including mine! :-)

  • that little dog is really cute . he deserves a cookie

  • Dan

    All of these pics are really good! I especially liked Kelvin’s – the one with the cookie monster! :)
    He deserves a cookie too!

  • Dan,

    this book has changed me forever.

    I started blogging in 2004 and never really understood the process — all I knew was that I loved it. Formally, I worked as a journalist and when I retired from the field, I needed an outlet to continue telling compelling stories. Blogging was ‘it’ for me. I love it, love it, love it – especially because I hated being in front of the camera. However, I’ve never been able to develop a niche – my blog, for 4 years, functioned as a “news of the day” thread. It was fulfilling for me, but not what was needed for the “industry”. Yesterday, I read and re-read your section of developing a niche and NOW I GET IT. Finally, after 4 years! You do know blog years are like dog years ;) Anyway, I just wanted to say THANKS for being honest with your readers and sharing this gem of a book.

  • jim

    The whole gang came for a special reading of the book, courtesy of the only one of them who could actually read. :)[email protected]/2516777696/

  • Hi Darren,
    please visit for the photos….I have been sending my photo links here in comment section, but its not showing here.Hope spam blocker is blocking it from displying it here!

  • Darren, thanks for the book (and Chris too). It’s been a big help for me in structuring my blog into something with a little more entertaining and helpful.

    I’m hoping to use a great deal more of the information in developing a viritual community blog for our church’s coffee shop.

    I wrote a small review of the book on my blog Clark Kent’s Lunchbox, which also includes my picture submission.

    Thanks again

  • Thank you Darren and Chris for a great read. While I was skeptical about how much I could get from a book by the both of you, i.e. your blog tips are free and why should I pay?

    I am happily surprised. The book format and the way your have structured it has made it easy read and easier to retain.

    Here is a link to my blog with photo.

  • I got the copy of Problogger from Borders in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last week and finished reading it in 2 days.

    My two picture of me and the Problogger book: and

    Not sure which is preferable.

    Blog Post link with short review:


    May Ong
    Kuala Lumpur

  • Hey,
    Darren Nice concept and I appreciate the efforts of the readers. the first one is really cute.


  • Hi Darren,
    here is my entry

    You must read this review and I have put a slide show in that review post, and this is my entry to this contest.