Comments on: 23 Questions for Prospective Bloggers – Is a Blog Right for You? Blog Tips to Help You Make Money Blogging - ProBlogger Sun, 01 Mar 2015 17:37:56 +0000 hourly 1 By: Joshua Fri, 19 Jun 2009 03:47:34 +0000 Thanks so much for this blog post; I had already been debating whether or not to start a blog, but these questions helped me to put things into better perspective.

What is worrying me the most is that I don’t want a particular niche for my blog, although I have seen it suggested several times on various sites that one should consider having a specific niche for their blog. I understand why, as catering to a specific demographic gives you a certain margin of internet readers who are also interested in your niche, thus securing some readership. Also, being all over the place in your writing will annoy your readers.

I believe I can pull it off, as I wouldn’t be too all-over-the-place; my blog would somewhat go in a particular direction.

By: Babita Bhandari Wed, 17 Jun 2009 18:25:30 +0000 Thanks for sharing these tips with us. Your experience is really helpful and will definitely add value to every blogger.

By: Paul Tue, 24 Mar 2009 02:49:30 +0000 Very insightful post for anyone considering starting a blog. As for me, I enjoy blogging and would encourage those looking to start a blog to take the 23 questions seriously, they will benifit you in the long run.

Darren, I’ve added your blog to my favorites

By: Lucho Sat, 21 Mar 2009 14:11:23 +0000 Hi, thank you very much for your usefull posts, I´m just begining at this new world and know I will come to your site continuesly. Best Regards, Lucho.

By: Richard Thu, 29 Jan 2009 15:45:35 +0000 Darren,

Thank you for your thoughtful article. I am ready to blog again.

I tried using TypePad but found that I couldn’t control title, keywords, and description with it and consequently, I couldn’t control or even influence my SEO for my blog. Frustrating. I am told that WordPress is better for controlling the SEO elements of my blog.

Also, glad you mentioned wikis and static websites.

What are the advantages of a static website over a blog? That’s a question I have always had.


Chicago, IL USA

By: Daniel Sun, 18 Jan 2009 18:19:33 +0000 Thanks, very interesting post.

By: jay Wed, 07 Jan 2009 02:43:23 +0000 Thanks Darren for these very informative points for a beginner like me. It would be a big help for me.

By: Sujatha Pulla Reddy Tue, 02 Dec 2008 09:01:43 +0000 Thank you Darren, that was very helpful, I have never blogged, but would like to start, I have so much thoughts in me, so many questions, but I am not finding anyone to share with, or who shares my intrests, I want to start sharing, learning, find people of similar intrests, broad minded, and not instrusive. Do you think, for all this blogging will help?, and is there any chances that we get ourselves into trouble with the legal system, law and order?
Some advice would be helpful.

Sujatha Pulla Reddy

By: Joseph Matthews Mon, 17 Nov 2008 17:31:26 +0000 I just recently started a weblog and these are some great questions that I asked myself everyday. I am definitely using these questions for my blog, for my attitude and the direction I want to take it. Great Post!

By: Jon Sollie Thu, 23 Oct 2008 02:01:10 +0000 Many thanks for the insights…

As a senior (very) citizen with a limited attention span,
I am motivated to revisit my efforts to develope my
humble little blog.

All the best,


By: Carolyn Sun, 05 Oct 2008 15:34:46 +0000 This is such great information. I am looking for a little bit more information on this . If you can direct me to any other sites that may have more info. please let me know. Some Great posts! Thank you your blog rocks!

By: Jasmine Sun, 28 Sep 2008 14:58:58 +0000 This is such great information. I am looking for a little bit more information on this tho as I am learning the majority of it free lance and not in school. If you can direct me to any other sites that may have more info. please let me know. Some Great posts! Thank you

By: Justine Wed, 27 Aug 2008 08:35:44 +0000 very helpful…. i feel inspired and excited about this…although to avoid frustration i’m going to have to speed up my computar.
Here’s a question though, when choosing a topic would you feel it’s a good idea to have a variety of topics on one blog – albeit slightly related?
thanks for the help

By: mike Fri, 15 Aug 2008 15:35:08 +0000 My curiusity about blogging leads me to this page. As I go reading, I found myself interested puting one like those individuals who engage on this kind of profitable hobby.

Thank you Darren for this great work!

By: Carol Fri, 15 Aug 2008 03:45:41 +0000 Thanks, Darren, for the wonderful advice. Said ‘yes’ to all the questions, except 1 or 2, esp. the “organized” question. That I am not! Will be going over all the further links which look like a tutorial on blogging — which is exactly what I need.

Want to do a photo business for real estate agents. Planned on doing a “static” site, dreaded the time it would take, but this is such a better way, blogging. Can tell stories of my past adventures, let them know what I’m all about, tell adventures I have around the town taking their photos! I love to share positive experiences (and memories) and this will give me a way to do just that. But I’m such a newbie at blogging, I need to really go through all your posts before I begin. Thanks again for the valuable information.

P.S. There’s nothing on the site yet, but in a few days — yeah!

By: Chilli Flakes Tue, 12 Aug 2008 17:49:46 +0000 i am not sure but money being my motivation, i am willing to do much more

By: Larry Blanscett Tue, 05 Aug 2008 22:49:23 +0000 I am starting my exploration of blogging and appreciate your insights and suggestions. I am passionate about my topic,
but my main focus is on scriptwriting. How would I go about getting my post on other’s sites?

By: Debbe leal Sat, 19 Jul 2008 01:56:26 +0000 hi, you explain this all so well, Im just trying to learn lots of techie things about the web and your comments are a great help to us newbies. This is right outside my comfort zone and Im sure lots of other my age. I have just joined a company called Xocai the healthy chocolate, its a fantastic product, having wonderful results with everyone, its diabetic friendly and is even gluten and lactose free. I think that blogs and forums are a good way to let people know about a great new product. Ill be watching very keenly for your future info, thank you so much again, regards Debbie.

By: Renee Sun, 13 Jul 2008 23:02:19 +0000 My company has suggested that I should soon begin to blog on a regular basis as I love writing and communicating with our clients. I am just a little nervous and apprehensive as to how I shall manage to come up with new and interesting material on a regular basis. I guess that knowing your submect is the one of the most important requirements.

I found your questions and information to be invaluble in my positiion and will use them as a reference in my preperation for this new task.

What else can I possibly do to familiarise myself more fully with blogging as I want to make a success of it for the sake of my boss and my company as well of course as a personaly success.? Where can I find examples of blogging done on behalf of a company as opposed to one’s personal blog with a daily diary format?

I would very much appreciate any advise or guidance your very helpful sit can offer.

Thanking you in anticipation of furhter helpful hints on your site.


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