Monday, January 08, 2007

First year review by brave blogger

Guy Kawasaki reviewed his first year of blogging. Which is very impressive.

2,436,117 page views, approximately 6,200/day , 262 posts generated 6,961 comments and 1,937 trackbacks. That’s 25 comments/post and 7 trackbacks/post. 21,000 people receive RSS feeds via Feedburner and 1,457 receive emails via FeedBlitz.

Also he is in first 50 bloggers on technorati. But does all this made him good revenue from his blog? The answer is no. Why? Isn't it possible to earn say 10 000 - 20 000$ from such blog? Probably it is possible , or at least I hope that it is possible. As he made some of it and get punished for revealing his adsense statistics.
I think why he didn't make much from adsense is because he didn't want to make money from it, o didn't try hard on making it. If you read about him you can conclude that he doesn't need any money.
Good point is that he is really helpful in realizing possibilities of making money by bravely revealing his statistics and revenues, not caring about consequences. I really appreciate it.

Here is an other rule: Rules are made to be broken. (Don't know who said but, if no one then I am saying it!)

UPDATE: After reading Don't quit your day job and Guy's response post The Short Tale: Much Ado About Not Much stating his reasons of blogging I agree with some of the comments. He targets bigger money rather than tiny $3.350 by directly drawing attention and advertising his clients and their businesses. And not wanting $3.350 which is "left on the table", actually draws huge attention to his blog and I think works well.

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