Q&A Round 4 :: The Questions

by derek on August 8, 2008 · 20 comments

Believe it or not, we have already reached the 2nd Friday of August and that means it is time for another Q&A Session. The feedback from the first three rounds has been fantastic and I have truly enjoyed sharing more with all of you.
You can ask anything that you like and I will answer to the best of my abilities, or tell you if I don’t know the answer.
Please take a look at the previous sessions to see what the community has wanted to know and try to refrain from asking a question that has been previously answered.

Let me have it…what would you like to know?
Questions will be answered on the following Friday.

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Jeremy (Discovering Dad) August 8, 2008 at 4:49 pm

Do you have a specific plan for how you market your blog to increase subscribers and page views? I know everyone says content is kind, and I agree, but what do you specifically do beyond write great posts that has worked well?

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Kelvin Kao@Puppet Kaos August 8, 2008 at 6:25 pm

As an author of multiple blogs, how do you decide which post goes up on which blog? If there’s a post that looks like it might work for either blogs, what do you do? If you seperate them by topics, do you feel like a part of you is missing from one blog and vice versa?
Also, is there a difference between checking “Subscribe to comments via email” and “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail”?

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Marie @ Neon Signs August 9, 2008 at 8:03 pm

I didn’t know you had multiple blogs…whats are the other ones?

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Ling@Uptake August 8, 2008 at 10:33 pm

Will you still be blogging 10 years from now? Ever thought about what you’ll be doing in 10 years?
P.S.: Sorry bout the double question. 🙂

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Nicole Price August 9, 2008 at 12:08 am

What is your take on Family Values in today’s world?
Nicole Prices last blog post..Discount DVDs

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Futon-Matt August 9, 2008 at 7:35 am

I see that your page rank went back up after this last update. Did you stop posting about the methods you use to monetize your blog? Or did some other factor contribute to the raised pr?
One of my blogs got hit a couple updates back after I put a banner on the site.

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Marie @ Neon Signs August 9, 2008 at 11:07 am

For what price would you sell this blog for?

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Nicole Price August 11, 2008 at 9:42 am

This was already asked earlier and Derek’s answer is a classic. You should have a look at the archives.

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Marie @ Neon Signs August 11, 2008 at 10:55 am

Oh ok cool…Thanks!

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Jay August 9, 2008 at 5:27 pm

Wouldn’t it have made a little more sense to ask him a price via contact rather than a comment?

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Marie @ Neon Signs August 11, 2008 at 12:03 pm

well jay, I wasn’t looking to buy it, I just wanted to know what he felt the worth was, but like the other poster said..it was already addressed. I personally feel it would be invaluable due to all the great content and commenter participation Derek encourages. Maybe the next John Chow?

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Desmond@Prooxie.com August 10, 2008 at 3:48 am

What is your main marketing method for this blog?

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Steve@Free iPods August 10, 2008 at 4:17 pm

Do you worry about having to look after ageing parents, or do you have other family members to share the load?
(Don’t answer if too personal, it’s just that my wife and I are both the only children around to look after our mums right now and I am intrigued how many others are in a similar boat)

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Eva White August 11, 2008 at 1:17 am

Who is the most important person in the world to you?

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Eva White August 11, 2008 at 1:18 am

Who is your idol?

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Eva White August 11, 2008 at 1:22 am

What is your favourite holiday destination?

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Larry @ Commercial Lighting August 11, 2008 at 7:21 am

In round two you said sirius gets you through your morning commute. What station do you listen to?

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Marie @ Neon Signs August 11, 2008 at 8:12 am

When is Steve going to do a guest blog so I can get some freebies!

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Andrea August 15, 2008 at 8:08 am

I hope I am not too late on this!!!!
What is the last movie you went and saw at the theater and what is your review on it?

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Andrea August 15, 2008 at 8:10 am

Oh and one more thing….
Do you ever get tired of blogging? Ever just go in phases like you like to then one week you dont?

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