How to Blog For Fun and Profit

Full audio of our call with Thomas L. Pierce (25.9 MB, MP3).
00:00 Introduction
01:57 How can blogs help you connect with your audience and get your brand out there.
03:30 How is that different from a conventional website?
05:28 Blogs can be used for creating a network of like-minded colleagues.
08:12 Capability of RSS – can you put it on your site?
11:17 Niche-marketing sites – can blogs be used in the same way as a niche-marketing website?
14:12 Pinging and trackback – how do they work – how do they help?
21:30 Common Myths aroung blogging: Blogs are cash machines
26:00 Making money from Ads versus Relationships
27:30 What is the most effective way to get the power out of blogs?
31:35 Blogs for content management
39:45 What to look for in a blog tool
41:26 What is your biggest piece of advice to beginning bloggers- set proper expectations
You can read more of Thomas’s expertise at How To Blog For Fun & Profit.






94 responses to “How to Blog For Fun and Profit”

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    How to Blog For Fun and Profit

    Listen to a great audio call with Thomas L. Pierce telling you what you should do to make a profit from your blog….

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    great interview. an eye opener and refresher course for my digest

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    Thanks for sharing that great info. I was able to let friends who are just starting to blog, know about your conversation. You and Thomas are really on the ball.
    I posted a link to this audio at

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    How to Blog For Fun and Profit

    This morning I made time to sit down and listen to Andy Wibbels interviewing Thomas L. Pierce of How to Blog For Fun and Profit.

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    HeÒs impressed by how many people are keen to attend public talks and debates at the moment.

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    was reading over in the Blogasm blog bettymcboobs’s tale of the first time she Licked a Girl and it reminded me of my first time.

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    “I have no idea what you’re talking about,” I say.

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    Note also his use of the word ÓliberatiÔ in the first interview.

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    I wonder how robust this statistic is? And does this one only tell half of its own story?

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    Yesterday was much quieter, but we managed to fit in a visit from Nicki and Clemmie, who enjoyed capering with her cousines.

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    PS I wonder how Blunkett would feel about the fact that this same person explained how she understood this way of using words by saying ÓitÒs the kind of thing Haider does in AustriaÔÅ

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    then i looked around me, and down at the shag pile rug i was sinking into, and realised that maybe, for him, they’d never been away.

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    Several hours later, Dangly came home from work & I’ll tell that story next time!

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    ItÒs the only time of the year I wish I had Sky to watch the whole terrible but unmissable award show live. We used to have Oscar parties to watch it all through the night!

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    Instead Cup seems like a good option, but I know next

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    Remember my little music box that I was so delighted to discover this winter? Yes, Pandora.

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    And here is the message which started the discussion at Shaksper

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    I couldnÒt sleep last night, but sheÒs been completely fine

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    The Omaha World Herald is now running an online vote asking whether the judge was right. You can find a link to the story near the voting buttons at the bottom of the page.

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    What is this country coming to when itÒs only old gits like us (no, heÒs no relation) who can be bothered to utter a voice of dissent every now and then?

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    Think about that the next time you get off on a money shot.

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    the only time the gentlemen of the youth group were interested in my knotting skills was when we were in competition with other youth groups.

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    Linguist Geoff Nunberg considers the way politicians and journalists are pronouncing place names associated with the war on Iraq.

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    There are some really good web resources on sign language.

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    As soon as you do, we’ll stop selling it.

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    Tim suggests that whatÒs special about Tom WatsonÒs blog is that heÒs the first politician to use a blog to tell us what he really thinks instead of just telling us whatÒs in his diary.

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    Two languagey stories in todayÒs Independent, both useable for teaching, I think.

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    Staying with a poetic theme, here is something I wrote in college. As you can see, I have a rather warped sense of humor.

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    i could easily excape, given the chance, but i thought it diplomatic to end the situation through a request, rather than through rebellion.

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    Luckily, Stefan, the director of the institute, was there to discuss it all and I enjoyed listening to Alan and Stefan discussing it all.

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    Finally we have a replacement for my long lost beloved riding crop! (The story about how I lost it is here if youÒre interested.)

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    ItÒs simple but effective. They also do other genres. Adolescent poetry is worth a look.

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    ItÒs official now. Black people love ethnorotica. [LiveJournal]

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    Yes, I love these guys. I want them to be President. Nobody mentions this, but this is really a brilliant parenting book. Throw the rest of them out. (*****)

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    I wish I had more to offer you than that.

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    My highbrow argument goes something like “Because of Joy King and Steve Orenstein, silly!”

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    IÒd post a Scottish photo but blueyonder is letting me down again.

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    “P.G.S., I really can’t function without you.” I’m quite serious.

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    Actually, IÒve been back for a while now but too lazy to get back to writing anything here.

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    Anyway, we’re alive and well & hope to be back in the swing of things soon!

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