It’s been like decades ago since we had the last Bloggers head to head matchup! To view the past matchups we had, you can do so by clicking the Head to head category.
Ok, so this is probably my most favorite head to head matchup ever created here in this blog. Today, we would pit two bloggers who teach people how to become better bloggers. They do show people how to get things done by showing real examples, doing real case studies and really handing out superb value for their readers. And probably the best thing is, their blogs are AD-Free (unlike this blog), a thing that always amazes me.
|Describe yourself in less than 5 words?||Passionate and always looking forward||I’m blogging about blogging.|
|What is your favorite breakfast?||Over-easy egg, sausage and a a hash brown. 🙂||Something with eggs, peppers, tomato, avocado, mozzarella…|
|Any story behind choosing that domain name||On the blog I was going to create, I was going to be discussing blogging. So, I took the two words, merged them and formed Blogussion.com!||I am always thinking about what would my target audience type into Google when searching for my topic and “How to make my blog” was one of the best sounding…|
|Why did you choose a saturated niche?||It’s a niche I am okay talking about and can talk about for a long time. I don’t feel like the blogging tips niche is saturated however. It is crowded for sure, but the amount of quality blogging tips blogs out there are few.||I had some websites / blogs since late 1990’s and wanted to share what I have learned. If niche was saturated or not didn’t really affect my decision.|
|How hard is it to blog about blogging tips??||I am always learning new things about blogging every day. Some things just hit me in the oddest of places, and it is very easy to tie life into blogging (at least, that’s what I have found).||Not really hard, whatever you do to make your blog better is a blogging tip so there is always something to write about.|
|How many uniques are you getting monthly?||A few thousand, let’s just say||14344 unique visitors in August 2009.|
|How many hours do you spend with your blog?||It depends on what I am doing. If I am working on new things (like the theme I just recently reworked) then it could be a few hours a day. But writing for the blog takes no longer than two hours max.||I am on a one-blog-post-per-week schedule now so that doesn’t take more than couple of hours. Most time is spent on answering comments, answering emails and promoting the blog.|
|Any other venture aside from blogging?||I freelanced for a while, but I decided to quit because I could not handle all of the business I was getting..||Not at the moment, blogging only… I have some 3-4 blogs that I work on.|
|How much are you making with it?||I’m not freelancing at the moment, but I am going to be getting into theme markets and a few other markets. But, nothing really for me besides a couple hundred dollars a month from affiliate sales.||Very hard to say as it fluctuates a lot. I have some stats on my blog about it. But I hear Thesis Theme 2.0 is on the way out and Thesis is my main monetization method so that should affect my earnings.|
|How do you split your time with blogging, and your other stuffs?||I focus on usually one or two tasks a day when it comes to blogging. I work less, but harder when I blog so I can equalize my time spent on other activities.||It’s not very hard. When I blog I am in the blogging space, 100% concentration, but when I finish I am in the other stuff space and the blogging takes a backseat for a bit.|
|How do you persuade people to read your blog?||I make my designs as aesthetically pleasing as possible, write the catchiest headlines I can and cross my fingers that their attention is grabbed!||I write the best blog post I can and I send a tweet or two about it. The rest takes care of itself hopefully.|
|What’s the biggest goal for this blog?||I would like to earn some form of recurring income before I am 18 years old from my blog. Another thing I would like to do is meet with the people who play major roles in the growth of my blog in person.||To help me learn and improve on all things blogging, WordPress, web-design, CSS, marketing and so on.|
|Give me a blog you admire and why?||I enjoy reading Marko Saric’s HowToMakeMyBlog.com. I am a big fan of Marko and his blogging tips, and he is actually one of my biggest motivators.||Steve Pavlina I like because every time one of his posts hits my RSS newsreader I tend to spend an hour or two browsing his archives via his internal links structure. I hope I can have that effect on some of my visitors at some point.|