Earlier this month I stated that I am in the process of writing a book which will interview some of the most prominent bloggers, asking them what it takes to blog successfully. Since that time the list of people who have agreed to participate in this project has significantly increased. Not only that but all of them are very successful bloggers. Many have traffic above 100,000 unique visitors a month!
As part of choosing who to contact and interview, I’m trying to bring in as many different types of bloggers as possible. As many different niches as possible. There’s the obvious choice of bloggers who choose to write about how to blog such as John Chow. But in addition to this I tried to include people from as many different topics as possible, including business, marketing, software development, specific niches, etc. What I hadn’t realized beforehand is that bloggers seem to congregate to certain common topics more than others, making it harder to get a breath of experiences. And This is why you’ll see that most of the bloggers fall mainly into a handful of different blogging categories. I’m trying my best to extend the range of experiences as much possible.
As well I was planning on keeping the list of bloggers confidential until I had completed all the interviews, but I’ve decided it’s better to share it now. This project is just too exciting to keep it under wraps until the last minute. So without further ado, here’s a list of some of the bloggers that have already agreed to participate in this project (in no particular order):
- John Chow
- David Sifry founder of Technorati
- Seth Godin
- Jeff Atwood of Coding Horror
- Kathy Sierra of Creating Passionate Users
- Alex Papadimoulis of Worse Than Failure
- Dan Lyons from The Secret Diary of Steve Jobs
- Aaron Wall from SEO Book
- Penelope Trunk of Brazen Careerist
- Neil Patel from Quick Sprout
- Eric Sink
- Jennie Tan from OfficeTally
- Jeff Clavier from Jeff Clavier’s Software Only
- Bob Walsh author of several blogs books including Clear Blogging
- Ben Yoskovitz of Instigator Blog
- Anita Campbell from Small Business Trends
- Ian Landsman of Userscape
- JD from Get Rich Slowly
- Hani from the Bile Blog
- Joel Cheesman from Cheezhead
- Andy Brice of Success Software
- Derek Beauchemin of DerekBeau.com
- Al Carlton from Coolest-Gadgets.com
- David Armano from Logic+Emotion
- Yaro Starak from Entrepreneur’s Journey
- Ben Casnocha
- Jonathan Snook
- Trent Hamm from The Simple Dollar
- Pamela Slim from Escape from Cubicle Nation
- Rohit Bhargava from Influential Marketing Blog
- Patrick McKenzie from Micro ISV on a Shoestring
- Steve Rubel from Micro Persuasion
- Rob Walling from Software By Rob
- Jenny from 101 Reasons I Hate Being Fat!
- Dane Carlson from Dane Carlson’s Business Opportunities Weblog
- Dharmesh Shah from On Startups
- David Armano from Logic + Emotion
- Ramit Sethi from I will Teach You to be Rich
- Jay from Dumb Little Man
- Manolo from Manolo’s Shoe Blog
- Emily Chang
- Derek Semmler
- David Seah
- Ades Tynyshev from Ades Blog
If you have any others you’d like to suggest to be interview for the book then please comment below. Especially if they are blogging for an interesting and somewhat different/unique niche. If you yourself are a blogger and you have traffic exceeding at least 10,000-25,000 unique visitors a month (preferably over 100,000) then please email me directly. There’s still a few spots left, at least until the end of November. At that point I will definitely not be able to include any more bloggers because of some harder deadlines.
This is a very exciting project! And as you can see from the people who have already agreed to participate the book has quite a range of knowledge and experiences. I’m really looking forward to its release!
** Update: As of today several new people are looking to participate in this exciting project. You’ll find I’ve just added their names to the list tonight.
** Update: A few more names have again been added.