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Blogging Book Interview Update

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):

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.

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    · November 18th, 2007  · 8:25 pm  · Permalink

    […] Side-Project You May Be Interested In Steph Granger, of LandLordMax fame, is editing a book about how to succeed in blogging.  It will be composed of essays and interviews contributed by […]

  •     Justin
    · November 19th, 2007  · 12:28 am  · Permalink

    Holy Smokes that’s an amazing list of contributors – can’t wait for the book!!

  •     Andy Brice
    · November 19th, 2007  · 8:05 am  · Permalink

    I am not worthy…

  •     Shannon Cherry
    · November 19th, 2007  · 10:26 am  · Permalink

    Ben is no longer with Start Up Spark… But I ‘d be happy to contribute!

  •     Steph
    · November 20th, 2007  · 12:22 am  · Permalink

    Thanks Justin!

  •     Steph
    · November 20th, 2007  · 12:24 am  · Permalink

    Hi Andy,

    Of course you are. You’re also probably the biggest “up and comer” of the list. Probably one of the newest as well. But growing incredibly fast and you have an amazing blog!

  •     Steph
    · November 20th, 2007  · 12:29 am  · Permalink

    Hi Shannon,

    I hadn’t realized that. I’ll adjust the listing as related to his newest project as soon as possible.

    I’ve mainly known him from Startup Spark. Ben actually interviewed me almost a year ago for the website.

    As for contributing, that’s a possibility. I just want to be careful to have as broad a range as possible (avoid getting two people too closely tied to the same blog). However please go ahead and email me directly and we can talk.

  •     Ben Yoskovitz
    · November 20th, 2007  · 12:40 am  · Permalink

    Steph – That is quite the list! Congrats on roping in all those people to participate. I look forward to seeing the final product.

    (Please tell me my answers are as good as some of the others you’re interviewing?!?!? *grin*)

  •     Steph
    · November 20th, 2007  · 9:17 pm  · Permalink

    Hi Ben,

    Thank you. It’s been quite an effort getting here. When some people say it’s easy to just line up interviews and publish them, let me tell you it’s not. I’ve already put in at least 100 hours just to manage the interviews (contacting people, emailing back and forth, keeping track of who’s responded, organizing the interviews, etc.). That doesn’t include any of the time to write, compile, and organize/publish the book. It’s not as easy as it looks.

    As for your interview, you’re answers are really good. Of the those I’ve conducted so far, it’s going to be a great book. I’ve myself learned quite a bit already, and I’ve been blogging for over two years now!

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    · December 11th, 2007  · 1:47 am  · Permalink

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    · December 28th, 2007  · 5:14 pm  · Permalink

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    · January 15th, 2008  · 9:34 pm  · Permalink

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