It’s no secret that Chris and Darren are smart guys. They knows how to get comments, trackbacks, RSS subscribers, ad revenue… all the stuff bloggers claim to want. In fact, they’ve even co-authored a new book, Problogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income. I haven’t yet read their book, but after following their blogs for a combined three years, I can tell you that their biggest secrets are (*spoiler alert*) that they actually enjoy what they do and they know how to engage and give energy back to their readers.
They also know how to ask for things without being tacky. At one point last year, Chris had an author’s note at the bottom of each post that read, “If you found this post useful, buy me a coffee!” (with “buy me a coffee” linked to his PayPal account). Brilliant.
It must have been a good post. I payed real dollars to buy him a virtual double latte.
So, in the spirit of this imaginary international holiday, here’s GrokDotCom’s short list of bloggers who, for various reasons, we appreciate:
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