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Few days ago I chat with Leo Babauta from Zen Habits and had great conversations, he gave me couple of tips for my blog to watch out for etc. One of my first priorities is to learn writing english. Spell check helps a lot but my grammar need still some improvements.
Here are my interview questions from very known and popular blogger Leo Babauta:
When did you first start blogging?
I dabbled a bit in 2006, but I didn’t start blogging seriously until
January 2007. That’s when things clicked for me, and I decided to
really do it in earnest.
How did you start blogging? ( Used WordPress, Blogger etc…)
started with Blogger, because I wasn’t planning to do anything
serious. Once my traffic started to grow, and I had a bunch of
subscribers, I switched to WordPress and my own domain (maybe 2 months
Do you plan anything before you start posting?
I have a list of post ideas, but I don’t plan anything in detail. When
I sit down to write, sometimes I’ll do a brief outline, but most times
I just start writing.
Truthfully, I’ll often give a post a lot of thought, while I’m driving
or exercising or showering or something. And so when I sit down to
write, it just flows (most times).
What was the most amazing thing that happen to you as blogger?
Gosh, there are so many amazing things! Every milestone of subscribers
has been amazing (100 subscribers, 500, 1000, 5000, 10,000, etc.) …
when I made the Technorati Top 100, that was probably the most
amazing. But something amazing happens every single day … people
actually read my writing, and seem to enjoy it … they comment on my
site, and give me awesome encouragement … they send me emails,
telling me they love my site. It’s so inspiring and motivating!
Did you advertise your blog where and how?
Nope, no advertisements (I don’t have the money). But I used guest
posts to help promote myself (I have been quite prolific this year).
To better promote blog what would you suggest to other bloggers?
If you’re a good writer, guest posts are the best. Offer to write
guest posts for other blogs, and give them your best stuff. But
creating amazing, useful content on your site is also crucial.
How much time do you spend blogging?
It’s practically a full-time job for me (and I already have a
full-time job). But I’ve recently begun cutting back on the time I
spend blogging … although the time I free up is usually used for
other projects, such as writing an ebook, and now working on a print
I read you managed to get 21.000 feed burners in 6 months only, how did you do that?
Well, it was actually more like 9 months I believe. I’m not sure
exactly. How did I get so many subscribers so quickly? I tried my best
to create valuable, useful, and readable content every single day.
Stuff that others would want to read, link to, vote for on Digg, etc.
In addition, I worked hard to interact with my readers through
comments and emails … a rewarding process!
Thank you Leo.