As I’ve mentioned in a previous blog post, January 29th will most likely be the last interview I publish for BloggerTalks.com. To go out in style, I thought it would be fun if my last interview was one of myself. However, Andrew Rickmann gave me the great idea to have other people interview me instead. So, I asked people on Twitter to submit a question they would ask me if they had the chance to interview me. Only a few people have participated thus far so I’d like to extend this opportunity to you.
Just leave a comment with your question on this blog post. It does not have to strictly be centered around WordPress. I would prefer it be in the realm of blogging but it doesn’t have to be. On January 29th, I’ll compile the chosen questions and answer them.
I published my first interview today over at BloggerTalks.com and the lucky recipient of my interview questions was Christina Warren. As you read the interview, take note how she became involved in the blogging scene. I find it particularly interesting that she received a position at USA Today based on her comments alone. I wonder if it is still possible in this day in age to get a writing position based on your comments.
Thord Hedengren who did a wonderful job with BloggerTalks.com, a blog exclusively focusing on interviews with other bloggers has moved on to greener pastures. Guess who has taken his place? Me.
Each week will feature a new interview. These interviews will mostly be text based but don’t be surprised to see an audio interview mixed in as well. This is a cool position for me because I enjoy interviewing people as I treat interviews as one on one opportunities to learn. I’m a curious guy who always has a series of questions to ask and although mainstream media loves to ask softball type questions, I’ll ask any question I see fit.
So far, I am making an average of $1,200 – $1,400 per month of blogging income. This is almost as much as I made working full time at the grocery store with the exception that the grocery store provided medical benefits. Something bloggers don’t tend to get unless you work for a major blogging network or corporation.
Starting November 1st, I’ll be working weekends only at the grocery store and will be using the time during the week to pump out content on the sites I write for and try to make even more money in this game known as blogging.