Dear Reader, Who Are You?

By Daniel Scocco

Daily Blog Tips will be three years old soon, but that is far too short a time to live among such excellent and admirable bloggers (you). I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like, and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.

You probably chuckled with the line above (if you haven’t, go buy The Lord of the Rings and read it asap), but it does capture the spirit of this post.

Blogging is about conversations, communities and relationships, right? I was thinking about that concept this morning, and I realized that I don’t know most of my readers. Sure I know some of you, the ones who have been commenting frequently or exchanging emails with me, but that is the vast minority.

I would like to know more about you, to know where you live, what you do for a living and the like. That is what this post is all about. It is simply an invitation for you to write a comment sharing a bit of your background.

I will do my best to answer to all comments, and possibly to visit your blog or website to check it out. Don’t be shy and come join the conversation!



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240 Responses to “Dear Reader, Who Are You?”

  • Melvin

    I am Melvin Dichoso, a 19 year old cool guy from the archipelago of Philippines. I am a computer science student who loves to play basketball, lols. πŸ˜€

    For my background, I have been into blogging and internet marketing for close to 3 years now. Most of my income comes from affiliate marketing (traditional directlinking – PayPerClick combo), and some from blogging. I really don’t need an income for living as of now because Im still studying.

    I also manage a huge portfolio of websites and blogs, most of which are not making enough than what is expected, yet still enough to make me happy..

    Now you know me! πŸ˜€

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Melvin, you are on the right track then. Starting young making the path much easier.

  • Umar in Dubai

    Hi Daniel, I am your follower from Dubai, UAE. I don’t remember how I came across your blog but now I read each and every post of yours. I am an IT consultant by profession. In my free time I blog about life in Dubai. I also have a photoblog at http://meandmycamera.us. I have been trying hard to find a balance between my job and blogs. At times I am able to post multiples a week but some times my post frequency is reduced to only a few posts in a month. My dream is earn full time income from internet, though I am long away from achieving it, mainly because in Dubai there are not many reliable ways to earn money from blogging or online marking. I might move to US/Canada in a couple of years and pursue my dream there, but before that I have to accumulate enough savings to survive in a new country for an year or so, so that I don’t end up looking for a job immediately after migrating.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Umar, I am not sure if you need to go to the US/Canada to start working full time on the Internet. Being in the US makes it easier because you can cash your revenues easily, but even in the UAE there should be ways (i.e. wire transfers, Paypal cheques).

  • Vasu Paidi

    Hi,
    I am Vasu, I read your blog daily. I enjoy reading it πŸ™‚
    I just completed my college and joined in a company. I love internet
    I run few niche blogs for fun and money πŸ™‚
    btw I am from India

    Long term plans. Quit Job and Full time Online Presence

    It will be great if you can remember me πŸ™‚
    Its a great opportunity for me to share my details with you
    Thanks for it.

    I simply love these words πŸ™‚
    Blogging is about conversations, communities and relationships

    Though i sit lonely with of my laptop all the day, I never feel it actually.Its because of guys like you
    Thanks for everything

  • jennifer888 @ Negotiation Board

    Happy 3rd Birthday!

    I am a Stay at Home Mom to a beautiful baby girl in Seattle, WA. I am utilizing my background in business to teach others the basics of negotiation through my blog. When I am not blogging, I am spending my day at the Zoo, Beach, Park with my little girl and having a blast!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Vasu, I am sure it will be a matter of time before you are able to quit your job and work full time online.

    Just keep your revenues growing, and once you reach 50% or so of your day job salary consider making the switch.

  • Mihai @ Freshome.com

    Mihai or Michael …from Romania/ Europe full time blogging. πŸ˜‰

  • BLOGitse

    Thanks for asking!
    I’m an expat woman from Finland, now living in Cairo, Egypt.
    Blogging is my main daily routine + photographing.

    On my blogs you’ll find much more about me and my life than I could write here! πŸ™‚
    Welcome! and pls leave a comment if you visit!
    Have a great day!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @BLOGitse, Cairo must be a nice city. I have a couple of friends who live there, and hopefully in the future I will be able to visit it.

  • Firas Steitiyeh

    Hello Daniel and Other readers.

    What a great chance and opportunity to get to know each other, that what I call an excellent social Interaction!! hats off πŸ™‚

    I am Firas Steitiyeh from Amman, Jordan. Internet Expert by passion and Marketing guy by profession. I knew Daniel almost a year ago, what a such kind and helpful person not to forget his knowledge! A Big fan of DBT and it’s topics πŸ˜€

    Best Regards,

    Firas Steitiyeh

  • Sherry

    me Sherry, a full time blogger but now start busy with my online store
    http://jewelrybys.blogspot.com

  • Umar in Dubai

    Daniel, the problem is that most advertisers in top affiliate programs don’t target this region.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Firas, yeah you are one of the readers I already consider a friend πŸ™‚ . Thanks for dropping a line.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Sherry, have you considered registering you own domain name, for the online store at least? I believe this will help a lot.

  • Melt du Plooy

    Hello Daniel, nice post, good of you wanting to know who your readers are. Well, We met quite a few years ago, just when i started my own business Manta SEO Solutions. You may remember. Well, i’ve moved on since then and am now the Search Manager at a company called Virtuosa. We do strategies and online marketing for any interested client and along with that offer web design and development. Some call us a full service digital agency. On a personal level, I have just moved to Botswana from South Africa with my wife and two kids and have settled in nicely. I work from home and love the online digital world. Because I do more Search Marketing stuff I don’t get to blog that much but you are wellcome to go and read some of my blogs at http://www.emarketingtrends.co.za. Other than that, I still keep tabs on your site and follow you on twitter, what can I say. πŸ™‚

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Melt, sure I remember you, we did the “Blog Optimization Project” with you πŸ™‚ .

    Glad to know you are working full time with a marketing agency now. Working online rocks indeed.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jennifer, nice blog you have there, and a good niche too.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Umar, but you can create a website in English, targeting readers from US, UK and Canada. After that you will just need to work with companies and advertisers willing to send you the money there.

  • Rhys

    My name is Rhys Wynne, long time reader, occassional commenter. I am originally from Colwyn Bay, North Wales and, for the next six months, it is my home town. I have been blogging now for nearly 10 years and found your blog about two years ago (though I’m not entirely sure how). I work for an internet marketing company during the day.

    Away from blogging I enjoy travelling (been throughout Europe, North America & United States), soccer/football (support Liverpool & my local team Colwyn Bay) & video games. I also work as a professional wrestling manager for my local wrestling company.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Rhys, yeah you are one of the old timers. Glad to know you are still reading the blog.

    Liverpool is one of the teams I like in the Premier league too. “And you’ll never walk alone!”

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Mihai, nice to meet you.

  • Meraj Khattak

    Meraj Rasool Khattak from Karachi, Pakistan.

    I am working as a software engineer and studying for masters. I like trekking, photography, reading and open source software.

    I hope one day, I would be able to write regular on my blog πŸ™‚ now a days I read a lot and write very less.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Meraj, just put the blog out there and write whenever you can. This will create the habit, and before you know it you will be writing every day.

  • Catherine Nelson-Pollard

    Hello from Switzerland,

    I am a follower too, British and I live in a town called Nyon. I set up a blogsite over 18 months ago called Living in Nyon to help other anglophones and expatriates know more about what it is like to live here. There is a big expat community here and if you don’t speak French then its not easy at the start which is where my blog helps them. Through the blog I have corresponded with many other readers, organised drinks evenings to let other newcomers meet each other and I report on all things local. In a way my blog has happily become a victim of its own success as I receive a lot of correspondence to do with it. It really has been more a labour of love to be honest but in the last few 6 months I have taken a few adverts on the site.
    I have another personal blog and keep checking your hints and tips even though I don’t always have the time to follow them! I will be speaking at a webpanel on blogging at a writers’ conference here in Switzerland next February and of course I will mention your site! Keep up the good work. Catherine

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Catherine, thanks for joining us. Interesting idea on the expat blog. Local blogs tend to monetize well because you have a very targeted audience.

  • Tiffany

    I’m a mom of 4 kids and I homeschool them all. My oldest will graduate this year. I share easy recipes, menus and grocery lists on my blog, Eat at Home.

    Happy blog birthday! I’ve enjoyed reading the comments you’ve gotten so far on this post. Your readers are from all over the world – so cool!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Tiffany, thanks for your comment. Nice blog you have there too. Recipes are quite popular online, so it is a niche with potential.

  • Melt du Plooy

    Daniel, yes that is correct. good memory.
    Also, almost forgot, but thanks to @Tiffany here, congratulations on birthday number 3 for the blog. Keep up the good work as they say

  • Chris

    Wow, you have a lot of people from different places reading this. That is awesome.

    Me, I live in Ohio with my wife and 2 kids. Currently I’m also on the road to working online full time and quitting my job. My blog is about marketing and leadership (link on my name leads to that). I also am working on doing freelance writing which is where my real passion is. I have a portfolio site as well here:

    http://www.whoischrisanderson.com

    At some point or another I’m going to start some niche blogs and make some money with that as well. Both my wife are in the process of getting our business going. She’s a portrait photographer.

    So anyways, I found out that I adore blogging about 4 or 5 months ago and I’ve been really sticking with that since then.

    Eventually I’ll be a full time, work at home writer. And I can’t wait! Thanks for this post, very cool idea!

    ~Chris

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Chris, I have seen many retweets from you lately, thanks for that.

    As for the business, I am sure you are on the right track. Just keep working on the sites and in no time you will be able to do it full time.

  • Aqeel Syed

    Hello Daniel and everybody,

    I’m Aqeel Syed. A blogger, SEM and WordPress enthusiast from Pakistan. A BIG fan of Daniel Scocco. I live in a small little desert town, Mankera.

    I’m working as an outsourced employ for a Florida based SERM company. I also blog at few of my blogs.

    One interesting thing, I don’t have high speed internet in my hometown. So I still get online and blog from dial-up. Really frustrating experience but I love my work so bear it.

    I don’t regularly comment at dailyblogtips.com although a long time reader, this post triggered my emotions so much that I thought I should write something telling about myself.

    Thank you for such a wonderful blog.

    Aqeel

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Aqeel, thanks for the nice words, and glad to know we also have readers on Pakistan.

    I would guess I would be able to work on dial-up too. Sure broadband helps, but most blogging/SEO/online marketing work tend to require low bandwidth, don’t you find?

  • aprces

    I’m a Chinese newbie of your readers. Once I saw your logo and web design here shows very professional appearance that is reason for attracting me to read for more and subscribe

    This is a good chance to introduce and market my blog, but unfortunately, I haven’t got one

    Just mutual encouragement!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Aprces, why don’t you start on a free hosted platform like WordPress.com, and then buy your domain name. It is much more worth it to spend time on a blog you own then on Twitter.

  • Beginning Internet Marketing

    We are an Internet Marketing training and consultancy company based in the UK. Our whole being is about quality online material for our clients. We focus on the best tools for the job and our ethos is based in a strong belief of our strap line “There are no secrets, only knowledge”. For businesses, large and small, nowadays, they have to be more technology savvy and embrace the Internet and IT generally to truly win.

    We do enjoy your blog, particularly yesterdays on website valuation tools. Our new blogs been up for less than a month and they valued it at $100, ok only 10,000 months to go then! Thanks again.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Beginning Internet Marketing, thanks for the comment and good luck with the business.

  • Satish Gandham

    Hello Daniel,
    I’m Satish, 23 year old Blogger, student, webdeveloper and designer from India who doesnt enjoy his acads.
    I blog at http://GeniusHackers.Com and many other blogs
    This is my recent wordpress theme
    http://swiftthemes.com

    Your through feedback is appreciated.

    I do blogging and webdevelopment work for fun,money is a bonus.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Satish, you have some solid websites there. Keep up the good work.

  • Oscar – freestyle mind

    We already met virtually via email πŸ™‚

    My name is Oscar and I write from Italy. I have a blog around personal development which I launched in June and it’s going very well.

    I’m also a programmer, entrepreneur, and martial artist.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Oscar, how are you doing man? I used to live in Italy too. On top of that I also train kick-boxing and BJJ. What martial art do you practice?

  • Hal Brown

    Hello Daniel, and congratulations on three years of great content. I too read your post almost every day – at times I miss it when I’m on the road. You are providing a good quality service about blogging, in fact my favorite blog about blogging.

    Aside from working in IT for various corporations – I have been writing for publication more than 20 years. My writing has been primarily technical, manuals for company policy, employee newsletters and how to booklets. I had a couple of articles published in the now defunct Modern Photography, and had a tech column for a local newspaper.

    I blog because I want to keep writing. I don’t really care if I ever make any money blogging. As with any form of media, most of us want someone to look at what we do – I’m no different in that respect; that is my blogging goal.

    Thank you for the opportunity to brag about myself, and see/meet others who read this blog. I’ve never known anyone who asked for something like this. The idea is very creative and thoughtful.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Hal, with such experience I think a blog on that topic (technical manuals, technical writing and the like) could become popular. You just need to test the waters to see if there is demand.

  • Suzanne

    Good morning! Thanks for the invitation. My boss told me about your blog — it’s ibe if his favorites. I’ve become a loyal reader.

    I work for The Missouri Bar. We’re located in Jefferson City, Missouri. I refer people to private attorneys for legal advice through The Missouri Bar Lawyer Referral Service.

    We developed a blog for law office support staff — legal secretaries, paralegals, receptionists, administrative assistants, clerks, legal assistants, etc. a little over a year ago. We found there are very few blogs dedicated to support staff personnel so we took the plunge and jumped right into the water!

    Anyone who works in an office in the capacity of “support person” is welcome! You certainly don’t have to work for a lawyer or work in a law firm. The more the merrier!

    We are located at: http://mobar.typepad.com/legalpad/

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Suzanne, thanks for being a loyal reader. A blog for support legal staff is interesting indeed. Plus, it is a very profitable niche. Good luck with it.

  • Joel

    I read from time to time and comment less. Mainly, I run a niche blog within my profession on a sustainable design rating system for buildings call RealLifeLEED (LEED is the program… Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). There were tons of resources out there for people to learn how to pass a LEED accreditation test, but hardly anything about how professionals could actually get their work done with regards to building certification (the whole point.) I just started writing about issues that I found difficult, assuming there were others out there with the same problems… Apparently there were, because I now pull in between 10-20K hits a month…

    I’ve built the blog on the concept of content, Content, CONTENT! and so far it’s served me well. I generally don’t worry about overly optimizing or monetizing my site, but I find your blog helpful in that it at least helps me avoid major mistakes…

    Keep it up!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Joel, nice topic. I agree with with the content based strategy, if you need to focus on something that is the thing.

  • Suzanne

    Well…look at that — I meant to say “it’s become one of his favorites” and I have a typo. Ugh.

  • Valerie

    I’m Valerie, 43 years old, living in Sugar Land, TX (just outside Houston), though born & raised and lived most of my life in California. My primary focus right now is on my Posh Blog Services site where I help people set up their first site with WordPress.

    But I’m kind of schizophrenic – I have a lot of interests and have a hard time doing just one. Consequently, I have some other blogs too – DigigirlsLibrary.com (book reviews) and DontForgetDelicious.com (cooking & recipes). I know everybody says to just have one, but I seem to have cycles of interest where I’ll be all about cooking for a while, then all about reading, then all about computers.

    It’s a challenge, but hopefully I’ll be able to make something from it eventually. Love your site and have gotten many good tidbits of info from it. Keep up the great work!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Valerie, I would highly recommend that you pick just one project and focus all your energies on it. This is the only way to create something popular (and profitable).

  • Esteban

    Hello Daniel,

    My name is Esteban, I’m 25 years old and I work as a Linux SysAdmin in Punta del Este, Uruguay, very close to Brazil! (By the way, days ago went to Florianopolis and Camboriu, you have great places there! Amazing drinks, beaches and the most spectacular blonde womans ever!)

    I have a few tech blogs, and also work on some Forex online business!
    Always read your blog, don’t have much time to comment but this post really got my attention :D. Keep working!

    Best Regards,
    Esteban.-

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Esteban, nice to know we have readers in Uruguay too. You guys have a nice soccer team.

    Keep working on the Forex niche, it is frigging profitable (very competitive too, but still).

  • Jennifer

    Hi Daniel,

    Congrats on your impending 3rd anniversary! I appreciate your posts and look forward to what you have in store for us.

    I’m in the Boston area. I write the blog, palatetopen.com, and work in marketing.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jennifer, thanks for your comment.

  • Shurandy Thode

    Never met before yet but I’m a follower and a subscriber of your blog.

    My name is Shurandy Thode. I’m 22 and still in college studying Communication & Multimedia Design. I’m originally from Bonaire but lived in the Netherlands for the past 5 years. I’m a social media fan and I love to do multimedia design work. Producing audio/beats, videos, webdesign, print, graphic design and so on.

    I maintain a blog called the Skillz C&M Design Blog. The concept behind it is to bring people of same interest together and so to share thoughts and ideas with each other.

    I congratulate you form now with the 3 years anniversary. Keep up the good work.

    Greetz

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Shurandy, good luck with your studies. I am sure you will be able to find work with an online company if you design (and I would recommend that, as the lifestyle rocks).

  • fabio

    hey! nice post Daniel. Most people running a blog forget about the original purpose of actually get people together and networking so this one it’s well appreciated πŸ™‚

    Im fabio, working in online marketing fulltime for a editorial company in Madrid and looking for a jobin a seo/sem agency, which is what fits me the best profesionally speaking…

    I’ve been running a few blogs in the past years, some successful some others not, the one you find on the sign it’s more of a personal repository of ideas and technical notes on online marketing.

    nice to read your stuff daily, and glad to get a few words out to you like this. cheers!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Fabio, thanks for stopping by. Focus on building an authority SEM blog and I am sure you will be able to land a job inside an agency.

  • Pascal

    Hi Daniel,

    Love you as much as i love Internet! People like you are my great aspirations in recent times.

    I am Pascal from India. A blogger and affiliate marketer since four and half years. In coming 14th I am going to publish my blog http://www.redisred.com in “earn money online” niche. Though tens of thousands of blog already available in this niche, None of them make a NO.1 level in that niche as Darren Rowse, John chow in blogging niche.

    So I try to fix that hollow space with my presence. Soon I will be acknowledged by thousands of people.

    Keep looking on my upcoming blog to know what i am going to do.

    Note:I hereby not mentioned my experience. You can get it from my blog.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Pascal, thanks for the nice words. I will check your blog to know more about your projects. India is a quite connected country, so I am sure your blog will be popular.

  • Krishna

    Hello Daniel,

    I am Krishna Srinivasan, a part time blogger from India. I blog at http://www.thinkplaninvest.com. I liked your blog and visit every day. It is amazing that within three years you become such great blogger.

    Thank you for great blog.

    Thanks,
    Krishna

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Krishna, thanks for your comment, and good luck with the blog. It sure is a promising niche.

  • Mahendra

    Daniel,

    I decided to follow your posts just a few weeks back.

    I am a staff writer at MakeUseOf.com and recently started working as an Editor at Techmeme.

    Live in India, work from home. Love the web. Just wanted to say Hi!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Mahendra, glad you didn’t get bored with my stuff πŸ™‚ .

    Congrats on working for MakeUseOf.com. Aibek is a good friend of mine, and his site is terrific.

  • ignacio

    Hey Daniel, I’m a neighbour from Uruguay, I read your blog since last year and you have given me lots of good advice.

    I’m a computer engineer student and I have a music blog, which, at the moment, is not giving me any income in $, but lots of pleasure to write πŸ™‚

    Cheers!
    -Ignacio

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Ignacio, second one from Uruguay to comment already! If I ever pay a visit there we should go out for some beers.

  • Frank Gantz

    Daniel,

    First, let me say that I appreciate the tips that you provide here. I look forward to seeing what you have to say.

    I currently live in Louisville, KY. My first blog is about following Jesus by one who has been a pastor and experienced a sinful fall. I have spent most of my time since then managing hotels. My hope is that the blog will provide wisdom to others about being a fallen human being and about a wonderful, gracious God.

    My other blog is about my insights into football and other cultural experiences.

    Again, thank you.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Frank, thanks for your comment. I am sure many people are looking for religious guidance and insights online, so keep up the work on that blog.

  • Sean (Big Boo) Scaplehorn

    Hi Daniel,

    I’m Sean from the UK. I’m 36 now and currently a stay at home Dad to my 13 month old daughter. Prior to this I used to write videogames for a living (and still try to keep my hand in now, time permitting). Plug -> Any iPhone owners out there check out Krakatoa Jr, that’s one of mine!

    I’ve been running a blog called Child of the 1980’s as a hobby for almost three years now, and I’m pleased at how it’s faring visitor wise. It’s also paying for its hosting now so that can’t be bad!

    I have picked up many useful tips from you Daniel over the past few months – I wish I’d come across your site sooner – so please keep up the good work and thanks for this invitation!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Sean, glad you like the tips. Ever considering writing a blog about creating and designing video games? I am sure there are many people interested in that out there.

  • Ching Ya

    Interesting.. a good concept of true networking. ^^ I’m all up for that:

    My name is Wong Ching Ya, a lady in her late 20’s who’s passionate about pursuing life fulfillment by doing what you love for a living. I’ve just quit my daytime job in June this year and now blogging fulltime, freelance writing & web/graphic designing as well. I’m married to a wonderful guy, enjoying what life has blessed me with so far. Life is no bed of roses, but what matters is to live through the challenges, you’ll see a new path and a lovely rainbow after the storm. =)

    Will never forget the moment you’ve received my guest post, Daniel. It’s a great encouragement and one of the reasons I still going for what I believe in so far. Appreciate it. God bless!

    @wchingya
    Social/Blogging Tracker

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Ching Ya, I have read some of your posts, and I must say you have a lot of interesting stuff to share.

    Your guest post well very well received, so it was a pleasure.

  • Tommy Collison

    Tommy Collison is my name, 15 year old student blogger from Ireland. Enjoys (and therefore blogs about) drumming, reading, music in general and my random thoughts on everything and anything.

    As a laugh, I gave up chocolate for 2009. Yup, a whole 12 months. Nothing to do with sugars or weight or any such health reasons – just for fun, and to see if I could actually do it πŸ™‚

    ~T

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Tommy, I hope you are blogging about the chocolate experiment πŸ™‚ .

  • bitartist

    Hey, my name is bitartist, a software engineer from Hong Kong. Your tips are very useful for me, a good reference for bloggers:) Thanks.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Bitartist, glad you like the content.

  • Aaron B. Hockley

    I’m a photographer with a strong technical background; my latest venture is Social Photo Talk, a blog (and related consulting services) focused on social media tips/tricks/advice for photographers and the photography industry.

    Love your site, it’s always great to read what other ideas are being shared by bloggers.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Aaron, great site. Photography is a hot niche, so keep up the work there.

  • Powerful Affirmations – Claus D Jensen

    Hi Daniel,

    I’m Claus D Jensen from Denmark. I’m a composer and producer of music and audio programs for personal change and growth. I also work as an online businessman and marketeer.

    I love the creative process, and I’m always working on a project or two..! πŸ˜€

    On my site:

    http://www.powerful-affirmations.com

    you can get a free Powerful Affirmations audio,
    and my blog is:

    http://www.clausdjensen.com/

    Greetings from Denmark,
    Claus πŸ™‚

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Claus, thanks for stopping by. I will check your audio application. You should try to build an online music app one of these days, I am sure it would become popular.

  • Prisqua

    Hi and congratulations. I only just discovered your blog and loved it!

    My name is Prisqua, I am French, usually live in Australia and has been for the past 15 years until I met my boyfriend on a social network site. We became best online buddies until we met when I took a trip to the USA. I have been traveling back and forth… Since I am not allowed to work in the USA, I decided to try out blogging full-time to help financially support myself.

    I love reading blogs especially the ones with great tips and advices, but I also enjoy reading about everyday life…

    Thank you.
    πŸ™‚

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Prisqua, glad to have you as a reader.

    Ouch, traveling back and forth must be a pain. But I am sure it is temporary.

    Good luck with the blogs.

  • Bruce Teague

    I’m from Texas, but currently live in Morocco. Right now I’m studying the local language and hope to start a tourism business.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Bruce, thanks for the comment. How are you liking Morocco? It is one of the places I want to visit in the future (along with Egypt in northern Africa).

  • Dave Doolin | Website In A Weekend

    Just an average white guy here, from the USA. I love technology and making things, and writing about it.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Dave, thanks for dropping by.

  • Abhijeet Gandhi

    Hi,
    My name is Abhijeet Gandhi and I am a resident of Mumbai(Bombay), India. I work as a PeopleSoft Technical consultant at a software company based in Mumbai.
    I enjoy writing reviews of movies and so decided to start a blog for the same reason. As time went by, I began blogging about anything and everything that caught my interest.
    I blog because it provides me with a stimulating outlet for my creativity and persuades me to be up to date with the world around me.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Abhijeet, if you have any plans to start making money with the blog I would recommend focusing on a niche. Movie reviews is a good one to get started.

  • Beth

    Hello Daniel! I’m from Indiana and I’m a librarian. Right now my blog is mainly a personal blog with a bit of money making referrals thrown in. Eventually I’d like to start a book review blog.

    I also own my own tie dye company as a hobby. I love the process and seeing what will turn out. Often it’s not what I expected, but beautiful anyways.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Beth, a book review blog is a good idea, especially if you find a specific niche to focus on. For example, management books. A general book review site might work too, but it will take more time to build.

  • Aqeel Syed

    @Daniel Scocco
    Yes dialup works for me but occasionally I get frustrated when working at my photo blog. Images need more bandwidth and I need more patience πŸ™‚

  • Khan, Available Domains Blog

    Hey Daniel, Congrats on owning one of the best blogs on the web.

    I am Khan from Hyderabad, India. I am a domainer and web developer. I like most of your posts and they are very useful.

    Wish you goodluck, always!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Khan, thanks for nice words, and nice to see a domainer still around. It is getting rarer to see some these days.

  • Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

    My name is Lisa Brookes Kift and I’m a psychotherapist with a private practice in Marin County, California – and have a website called, The Toolbox at LisaKiftTherapy.com, a resource for emotional and relationship health.

    Your blog is very useful!

    Thanks Daniel,

    Lisa

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Lisa, have you ever considering offering psychotherapy services online, via Skype for instance? I think this is going to be a hot market within some years.

  • InternetTrainingCoach

    Hi Daniel. Thanks for letting your readers join this conversation. Well, I am an Internet Training Coach. I am helping people to make money online. I am maintaining also my own blog like you. If you are looking for free marketing tips. just let me know.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @InternetTrainingCoach, thanks for stopping by.

  • Benjamin Clark

    I’m currently a law student but started my site, ModernGraham, when I was an undergraduate studying finance. The site is about value investing and had a great start in 2006 but then for a couple years was an off/on project.

    Lately, it has been an “on” project that I hope to keep up this time around.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Benjamin, keep working on the site no matter what, I am sure you be able to find a good use for it in the future.

  • Gloson

    Hi Daniel.

    Happy 3rd birthday to your blog!

    I am Gloson and I am an 11-year-old blogger from Malaysia. I subscribe to your blog and enjoy reading your articles very much πŸ˜‰ .

    I have been blogging on Gloson Blog for 1 year already. I write about anything interesting that I learn, mainly social media, blogging, and other Internet and computer tips. I like photography and writing funny poetry for kids.

    I have an idea. On the DBT 3rd birthday post, why not you put up the “Firsts” of DBT, like first post, first comment, first guest post, etc? πŸ˜‰ I’m sure your readers would enjoy that.

    Best Regards,
    Gloson.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Gloson, you are a blogging talent. I am not sure how many 11 year old guys have a PR4 blog with over 2,000 subscribers. Congrats on that.

    Good suggestion for the birthday too, I might just do that.

  • David airey

    Hi Daniel,

    I’m David Airey, a late 70s child from the north of Ireland. I enjoy design and cold pints of Guinness on a hot day.

    Happy almost birthday to DBT!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @David, always honored to have such talented people reading the blog πŸ™‚ .

  • Kristen

    I have enjoyed reading the various bios — your readers are such a nice representation of the world!

    I have been blogging for two years and just love it — never feels like work. I run a blog for book clubs and sell discussion guides and discussion questions that I create. I taught in a public high school for 15 years, (and enjoyed it) but really wanted a more flexible lifestyle.

    So, I quit my job prematurely (to blog) and quickly realized I needed to secure new job(s) ASAP πŸ™‚ However, I have been able to work entirely from home — teaching online — which facilitates my blogging habit nicely.

    I have been addicted to your website for two years and would not be nearly as far along without you — thank you!!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Kristen, thanks for the nice works.

    Well, if you are working from home on the Internet you are already one of us. Just keep working on the blogs on the mean while and soon enough you will be able to choose what you want to do business wise.

  • Jenn S.

    I’m Jennifer, middle school tech teacher going back to school to get my Masters of Education. Just recently started my personal blog about tea.

    Thanks for all the great tips and advice here! It is much appreciated. Happy 3rd blog birthday!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jenn, I have seen some popular tea blogs around. Didn’t know so many people were interested in tea hehe.

  • LuViWeb.it

    Hi Daniel.

    Like Oscar I’m from Italy too, Sardinia to be more correct.

    I’m 36 years old and my blog has taken 2 years recently.
    Blogging it’s a passion that’s growing day after day (^_^)

    I work and live in Cagliari as a Customer Assistance for a mobile video company

    I follow u via rss Feed and i find your blog very interesting and useful to improve my English too.

    Happy 3rd birthday to dailyblogtips (^_^)

    Ciao
    Lugi » LuVi Weblog
    La mente è come un paracadute, funziona solo se si apre

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Luigi, come stai? I have been to Cagliari before, nice city. Sardegna is awesome.

  • ignacio

    @Daniel, no problem! We’ll show you around πŸ˜€

  • Robomaster

    Hello all! I am a regular commentator on DBT and absolutely love Daniel’s content! I have emailed and chatted him several times so he definitely knows me, but I’m not sure you readers do.

    I am a student with interests in tech and software, but also running and soccer. I love blogging and recently bought my own domain – http://www.osneo.com. The blog there is still very much in development – if any of you more experienced bloggers would like to give feedback, I’d be very grateful! Thanks for checking my blog out!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Robomaster, always a pleasure to chat with you mate. Keep up the good work on the blogs.

  • Marc Lipovsky

    I’ve been reading you guys stuff for quite some time. I did most of the 30-Day Blogger things last year and I loved it. I’m still working on it though.

    My name is Marc and I’m a missionary in South Africa working with an organization here. We’re mainly focused on leadership developement and AID’s prevention and doing it all through the Gospel. It’s been a real blessing to be out here. I’m 25 and I’m about to get engaged soon… still planning how it’s all going to go down but I’m excited and I still can’t believe that’s it actually going to happen. My blog/site is just about life here and how things are going personally and ministry-wise. I often post my photography up there to show friends and family back at home some visual aids so they can see what it’s like. If you check out my about page there’s a little video that does more of an explanation of what exactly i’m doing out here. Hope you can check it out. I’d love to hear from you.

    Thanks again for all that you do and God bless.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Marc, that is quite a remarkable thing you guys are doing over there. I will certainly check your blog to know more about it.

  • Jacques//An1ken

    Hi Daniel. I am Jacques van Heerden from South Africa. I am a Digital Freelance Artist and work under the creative Identity An1ken, Have been following you for quite a while.

    I Started My Blog Creativeoverflow.net on the 14th of September. Have been getting really good results too.

    I am a Avid reader of Daily Blog Tips and love your posts. Keep it Up bud.

    Portfolio – http://www.an1ken.net
    Blog – http://www.creativeoverflow.net
    Twitter – http://twitter.com/An1ken

    Laters Bro

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jaques, it looks like CreativeOverflow has a lot of potential. Keep working on it and I am sure it will become popular.

    Glad you like the content on DBT.

  • Blake @ Props Blog

    Daniel,

    This is really awesome. It seems like sometimes the really popular blogs lose touch with their readers from an answering comments perspective (When the author of the post doesn’t reply to ANY comments for 10-20 posts straight, it’s hard to believe they care what we have to say).

    My Name is Blake. I am a Chemist from Dallas Texas. I just started getting active in the blogging scene at the end of July this year and read your blog (along with several others) daily. I have a wonderful wife who supports my blog and a 3 year old boy who tries to “help” me type every post.

    I look forward to remaining a part of this community for a long time.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Blake, I have been following your blog lately. You are doing a great job, and I would never had guessed you are a chemist πŸ™‚ .

  • Laura Christianson

    Hi Daniel,

    I read your blog daily and learn a lot from you. I live near Seattle, WA, and own a social media marketing business called Blogging Bistro.

    Today I’m blogging about a topic people don’t think about too often, but is very important for bloggers: getting a professional business portrait taken and posting it on your blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. accounts.

    The pro photographer I interviewed is giving away a free biz portrait session, which includes one image ($100 value). To enter, folks can simply leave a comment on the post. http://www.bloggingbistro.com/15-secrets-for-the-perfect-business-portrait/

    Blog on!
    Laura

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Laura, I will check that post out, as I sure could use a professional portrait. Thanks for commenting.

  • Bob Bessette

    Hi Daniel,
    My name is Bob Bessette and I’m 51 years old. We have conversed via email fairly recently. I run a fairly new blog and am enjoying the process. I am a software professional and have been one now for the past roughly 20 years. Before that I was a research scientist working for the Air Force. I have always enjoyed writing and blogging is allowing me to do so regularly. I live in New Hampshire, USA which is known for its cold winters. I have a wife and 2 daughters, one who recently started college. I wrote a post about her leaving if anyone is interested (get out your tissues first). It was really tough for me and my wife.
    I am finishing up my 3rd degree. I have a Bachelors and a Masters and the degree I am finishing up is in Information Technology. I really enjoy your blog.

    Best,
    Bob

  • Judith

    Daniel:

    Judith here from the MidSouth, USA. Know as a Tech (and WordPress) Muse, I started consulting in early 1994 and have been riding the wave ever since.

    Being I am so busy, I rely on Bloggers like you to keep me in step and provide a fresh POV that I may not have otherwise thought of or considered. I guess that makes you one of my muses! πŸ˜‰

    Keep up the great work!

    At your service,
    Judith

  • Mr. I

    Hi Daniel,

    I am Ishan from India. I am 17 year old “entrepreneur in beta” and am studying. I have been blogging for more than 1 year and learned a lot which I share through my blog.

    Congrats on completing 3 years.

  • Oscar – freestyle mind

    Daniel, I play sanda, which is chinese kickboxing, so it should be similar with what you are doing. I truly love martial arts.

  • Kang Yudiono

    Hi Daniel,

    I am Kang Yudiono from Indonesia. I am 31 years old and part time blogger. My main job is a chemist at a Brazil’s mine company (Vale).

    I have been blogging for 4 months. My blog is in Indonesia language with topic about blogging tips. The blog is my journey to learn make money blogging. But, my focus now are to increase traffic and subscriber (now reach 50 subscribers.

    Your blog is one of my favorite blogs beside ProBlogger, DoshDosh, CopyBlogger, and Yaro Starak’s Blog. I learn a lot of things from you.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Bob, thanks for commenting. Third degree? That is a lot man. But then again I am also consider to enroll myself in Computer Science next year, just need to check if I will have the time for that.

    @Judith, you have been in the game for a while then, that is nice. Glad you like the content here as well.

    @Mr. I, you tend to comment a lot on DBT, thanks for that. Keep working on your online projects since you are very young. It could become your career.

    @Kang, congrats on working for Vale, it is one of the most respected companies here in Brazil. Is the problogging scene strong on Indonesia?

  • vanae

    hey daniel & community.
    i’m vanae – life & dating coach from california.

    got my traction through my youtube video/show and now, frequent posting on topics of self empowerment, dating, relationships, positivity.

    my passion is helping people. lately, i’ve been playing the guitar and singing. and eating lots of ice cream.

    nice to meet y’all.
    πŸ™‚
    Vanae

  • Kawtar

    hi there, congratz for the third year πŸ™‚

    i’m Kawtar from morocco, i’m 26 and i just left my job as an ai programmer in a video game company, and changed city to get married (will never get used to the housewife life !).
    i’ve been reading your blog for a year now at least and it is giving me courage to get to business. i’m building an online craft store. our legislation is not really ready for this yet, so it is complicated, but i’m really optimist about it. oh and also, i’m looking for a good part time master.

    well keep up the good work and good luck answering all the entries πŸ˜‰

  • Ben Moreno

    Big Dan! You may remember me. We spoke before regarding MMA and training.

    I work in the Entertainment industry as a desktop support specialist.

    I am also into MMO, affiliate marketing and blogging in general. My favorite subjects are MMA, IT, technology and Society.

    I have been blogging for about a year now. I live in Lakewood, CA.

  • Vasu Paidi

    Definitely this will be your most commented blog post πŸ™‚
    I am following everything πŸ™‚
    Nice thought dear

  • Ryan

    Whatsup man – love the blog. I write on RyboMedia and also http://thegraffblog.com – I know, 2 completely different topics but…oh well πŸ™‚

    I’m a 19 year old University of South Carolina student, majoring in Computer Information Systems.

    Love tech blogging…trying to learn from you all the time. Also dipping into web applications – just started something called Joupes with a friend of mine. Hopefully that will take off somewhat.

    Keep it up!

    Ryan

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Vanae, yo girl. I think your videos are very cool, and I am sure you will be able to make a living from the web soon enough. Not to mention you are one of my hottest readers πŸ™‚

    @Kawtar, thanks for dropping by. Keep in mind that you can also start an online store in English, and only send the funds to your country. Then you would just need to justify the revenues.

    @Ben, sure I remember you, we talked many times in the past. I am planning to move to California within a couple of years, so we will be able to hang out. By the way, you should start a blog in the MMA niche, I think it is a really good one.

    @Ryan, thanks for the comment. I will check your blogs out, they look interesting.

  • Katrina Stonoff

    Hi, Daniel. I’m really enjoying reading everyone’s introductions (heck, I always enjoy your blog entries and the discussion that follows).

    I live in a rural area halfway between Seattle, Washington, and Portland, Oregon. I write fiction, and believe I am close to publication. I’ve been blogging five years, but I’m not a Pro Blogger and don’t plan to be. My blog started as a way to communicate with my writer friends. I’ve kept it up in an attempt to build a web presence and eventually promote my books, but I’ve found I really enjoy the community that has evolved among my readers.

    One thing I’d like to do, though, is move from wordpress.com. The host for my website (http://stonoff.com) doesn’t support wordpress.org, and I’ve been very happy with them.

    But something’s got to change. I don’t like the ads WordPress.com inserts into my blog entries, and I hate that Matt refuses to offer any options (like a premium service I would happily pay for). I also don’t like that I can’t use Amazon’s associate program there — I never get much for it, but the program saves me an enormous amount of time downloading and uploading book images.

  • Katrina Stonoff

    Oops, forgot to say … I may not want to monetize my blog, but I definitely want it to look and feel professional, and your posts are a great resource for that. Thank you!

  • Mike Marshall

    I started reading DBT when I got interested in blogging this past spring/summer. I never really “got” blogging until I took a 2 week vacation from my job, and then it all hit me! I’ve almost completely replaced TV, Newspapers, and Magazines with my Google Reader now.

    I appreciate reading DBT’s insights into creating valuable content, tips & tricks, and especially like articles where blogs are held up against traditional media in comparisons. Thanks, Daniel!

    I’m a software architect in Central Ohio working on a blog called The Politics of Design. We discuss software architecture, IT culture, and change management. Software professionals come check us out.

  • Kyle

    I am a new blogger working strategy and development to create a blog for the Michigan eLibrary, MeL. I’ve started by creating a blog called ‘Michigan Dining Off the Beaten Path’ to use as a guinea pig blog and to learn about the various tools using WordPress. It’s in very early stages as I just started it last week. Wish me luck!

  • KarKey

    Even though I didn’t comment in DBT, I am a regular visitor of your blog and I always refer this blog to all of my friends to know the power of blogging and all.

    Meanwhile let me introduce to you.

    I am Karthikeyan from India and a proud blogger in BlogrPro. I did my Post Graduation in Computer Applications and waiting for my first ever job. During my college days, I did my best in learning as much as I can in every field and also did some good(!) projects that’s all becoz of this Internet.

    Hence only have started blogging.

    I wish you a great success Dani. Meanwhile If you give a feedback about my blog, it will be an interesting and grateful one.

  • Steve

    I’m a retired 57-year-old semiserious blogger, who started blogging about World of Warcraft two years ago. In the past year, I’ve broadened my blogging horizons, but really haven’t found a niche. I enjoy writing about a variety of topics, from gaming to grammar, sports to travel to food and drink to personal insights.

    When I do finally grow up, I think I want to be a writer. Or an editor.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Katrina, I believe any writer should have a blog, so you are on the right track. Even if you don’t monetize it directly it is a nice way to build your audience, showcase your pieces and the like. Moving to your own hosted version of WordPress is a must too.

    @Mike, thanks for the nice words. Your blog has quite a brandable name, and the content is looking good too, so keep up the work there!

    @Kyle, good luck! Don’t forget to buy your own domain name and hosting once you get the ropes of the thing. It is the only way to really own your website or blog.

    @Karthikeyan, your blog is looking good. The only thing I would change is to move the category links from the header to the sidebar. That way your headlines will have more visibility.

    @Steve, I would guess World of Warcrat is a good niche ain’t it? The players seem very interested in the game and surrounding matters. Competition must be tough as well, but still I think it is a good topic for a blog.

  • Matej

    Hi Daniel,

    I’ve been visiting DBT for years now, don’t remember for how long but I know that you still had your first WP theme then – which you gave away later in different colors.

    IÒ€ℒm 20 years old student ( in business & economics ) from Croatia. I’ve been in ‘ blogging sphere ‘ for 3 years now.

    I have little problems with focusing on 1 or 2 online projects only, so currently I sit on 30+ domains … I hate when I need to skip idea I have, so I very often buy domain just in case, and spend XY hours exploring that. Wasting a lot of time … not making mooooney

    So I decided this summer that till December I will focus only on 2 projects and see how much income I’m capable to produce online, and because new year of college started, need to study πŸ™‚ . So IÒ€ℒm working on:

    SpoilersGuide.com blog network which is still in huge beta phase. Expecting a lot from it.
    Now I making decent 800$-1000$ /month for 3 months by now from this site, expecting more because TV seasons just started, but itÒ€ℒs enough for me now, parents still support me financially πŸ™‚

    I also started a project ( invested in domains and graphics ) with a friend/business partner on online local advertising for hotels, restaurants, apartments, night clubs etc. in Croatia. We mostly live from tourism out here, and business people just started to ( invest ) notice the power of targeted advertising on internet. ThatÒ€ℒs my first non-English project πŸ™‚

    So, besides girls, football (Arsenal) and Saturday nights, my big passion is entrepreneurship. I don’t have a lot of young people to talk about my ideas and overall business in an real world, so I’m very often online which my parents hate lol πŸ™‚

    love this blog!

  • Pink Ink

    Wow, this is an interesting thread.

    I’m a 30-something gal who blogs from Utah, USA about my search for ha-pink-ness as wife, mother of three, journalist, aspiring novelist and musician. Was also the former lead singer of a rock band.

    I’ve been blogging since March 2008.

    Nice to meet you.

  • Nancy D. Brown

    Hello from San Francisco. I’m a professional travel writer and lodging editor. My “What a Trip” blog, http://www.Nancydbrown.com, is about travels from Northern California and beyond.

    I’m the Lodging Editor at http://lodging.uptake.com/blog/author/nancybrown

    As I travel often, reviewing properties, I’m launching
    http://writinghorseback.com/ to combine my passion for horses with travel.

    Follow me on twitter @Nancydbrown for all things travel-related
    and http://twitter.com/ridinghorseback

  • Karen & Gerard

    Happily married for 11 years with two cats and two jobs. Currently on short-term disability for breast cancer treatment. Love blogging, sports, reading, animals and teaching Sunday School. We are both puppeteers too. We cheer for all the Boston teams and the Browns. Stop by our “About Us” page to find out more:
    http://zemeks.blogspot.com/2008/04/all-about-karen-gerard.html

  • Robert Hruzek

    Howdy, Daniel! Hey, I’m a 50’s-something blogger from Tomball, a little town near Houston, Texas, USA. I’ve been blogging for over 3 years at Middle Zone Musings, and I’ve been following DBT for just about that long, too.

    I love telling true-life stories, especially the ones that teach a lesson or two about life, the universe, and everything. In fact, that’s pretty much all I do at the Zone these days. Plus, on the first Monday of each month I host the “What I Learned From…” project, in which I invite readers to contribute their own lessons learned about whatever the topic happens to be (I choose a different one each month). We’ve been consistently doing that for about 2-1/2 years now, and it’s been a lot of fun! There’s always a few surprises now and then. Over the years, folks from all across the globe have participated, and it’s open to anyone. (Drop by sometime, won’t ya?)

    Thanks for the chance to share a bit, and a tip o’ the hat to ya, Daniel!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Matej, you are another one of the old timers! Focusing on a single project is vital indeed, and I also made this mistake in the past. I still own many websites, but I am working to put most of them on auto-pilot, so I can concentrate on my business (Online Profits).

    I think SpoilersGuide.com is a great idea, and I would focus all my energies on it if I were you.

    @Pink Ink, you sure have done a lot of things! Thanks for dropping by and joining the conversation.

    @Nancy, nice stuff you got there. Travel is a hot and profitable niche, so I would keep working on it.

    @Karen & Gerard, awesome to have a couple who reads the blog. Do you support the Boston Celtics? I used to watch their matches once in a while.

    @Robert, I have come across your blog several times in the past. Good stuff you have there. One book that you might like is titled “A Brief History of Almost Everything.” Ever read that?

  • Ed

    Well my name is Ed and i am the writer of my current blog Guide goods

  • Nisha

    Hi I am Nisha Parmar from Delhi India and I am currently doing research for Microsoft on the Bing project.

  • Andrew

    Hi Daniel, Andrew here from Sussex, England.

    I’ve been lurking for a while and love your blog. It was the inspiration I needed to actually get me off my ass and start one this summer… http://www.filmgulp.com

    I’m a systems tester by day, but my real passion is movies.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Ali Hale

    Happy third birthday! πŸ™‚

    You already know me πŸ˜‰ In fact, you gave me my second ever blogging job — which I’ll be forever grateful for. (It helped me get up the momentum and confidence to quit my day job and launch out on a much more exciting journey of writing and blogging.)

    I’ve learnt a huge amount from Daily Blog Tips – and, more recently, from your newsletter – over the years, and I’ve often recommended DBT and DWT to friends and fellow bloggers.

    Also, I realise our interaction has generally been quite business-y: I’m 24, I live in London in the UK, and I write a lot of fiction as well as blogging. After finding my feet freelancing last year, I’m moving into more entrepreneurial projects.

    Have a fantastic fourth year and onwards!

    Ali

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Ed, thanks for the comment.

    @Nisha, that is awesome. Ever considered creating a blog about Bing?

    @Answer, nice domain. As I mentioned before movies is quite a good niche, and given that you love the topic, go for it.

    @Ali, it was really my gain hiring you, as you are a terrific writer. We are almost the same age (I am 25). I am sure you will be kicking it with your online projects!

  • Steph

    Hi Daniel!

    I’m relatively new to blogging but reading your posts has helped me immensely to figure out what the hell I’m doing. I write a blog, http://twenty-somethingtravel.com, about travel opportunities and encouragement for young people. When I’m not doing that I hang out in DC, work a rather boring 9-5 and plot my grand tour of the world (departing next September).

    Thanks for all your help!

    Stephanie

  • Mark Johnson

    I am a multimedia marketer. I have a website at Tracedesign.com and we do branding across web, print and video. Your site has been very helpful to how I explain best practices to blogging to our clients and others.

    Congrats on the three year milestone.

  • Nima

    I guess I blog every now and then. I mostly run two very successful drop shipping websites though

  • KatieP

    Hi Daniel

    I’m Katie from Sydney, Australia and my full time job is running the somewhat significant cultural icon that overlooks the harbour.

    I have been blogging about weight loss and fitness since I lost a large amount of weight at http://thin-enough.blogspot.com. I have recently made a huge transformation from an obsessive body building competitor to someone who is focusing on a healthy mind, body and spirit.

    I am taking 6 months leave in 2010 to discover if I can make a living through my passion and my unique view of the world online. Your inspirational site is helping me do that ~ thanks.

    Keep up the great work.

    Γ’β„’Β₯

  • Bang Del

    Hi Daniel..
    My name is Bang Del from Indonesia and I’ve been reading your blog post since I’ve start blogging 4 month ago via email readers and I really enjoy all of your blog posts. You have helped me a lot, from zero up to now. I like all your articles in the DailyBlogTips. Thank you for helping me Daniel. Oh by the way, you don’t have any Facebook account, don’t you πŸ™‚ God bless you Daniel ..

  • Bang Del

    Almost forget, may be I’m the only one your readers from Indonesia πŸ™‚

  • ramiro marques

    I am from Portugal and I visit your blogue every day. I linked it to my Google Reader and Blog Roll.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Steph, thanks for stopping by. Nice that you are going to travel the world next year. I am considering to do it in the future too (though I have been around quite a bit already).

    @Mark, nice agency you have there. Glad you find the content on the blog useful.

    @Nima, drop shipping is a solid business model. I never did it directly, but I have many friends who make a good living with it (we had a case study on it for Online Profits).

    @Katie, love Australia, and will certainly pay a visit there some day. I am also sure you will be able to make a living online. If I were you I would focus on a blog/website on the fitness/weight-loss niche. It is very profitable, and with your experience you should be able to compete successfully on it.

    @Bang Del, thanks for your comment, and good luck with the blog. Yes I do have a Facebook account, facebook.com/danielscocco

    Also, I think we have many readers on Indonesia. Two of you commented on this post already.

    @Ramiro, abraços pra Porugal, and thanks for the links.

  • Man Overboard

    I’m Jack Gamble aka Man Overboard aka JG_NUKE. I am a nuclear engineer by day and blogger by night. My big mouth can normally be found at http://www.babeled.com

    Regular DBT reader and frequent RT Clubber. Keep up the good work Dan!

  • bill layton

    My name is Bill and i’m a 48 year old professional forester in BC, Canada.

  • Hesham

    Here is Hesham, as Egyptian guy who has moved recently from Cairo to Houston Texas, and I do web design and I love to work with WordPress and Joomla as a good open source CMS applications, i also have my own blogs that help me to manage my living since 2 years back! I love your blog and i really really like this post idea.. congratulations for reaching the third year blogging!

  • Sarge

    Hey Daniel!

    I currently live in Brisbane, Australia and work full time as a web designer/developer. At work I work in the online marketing team at work so i’ve been exposed to the marketing area, SEO, SEM and all that jaz which I’m really interested in. From that I decided I would start my first blog in http://www.beginnerblogger.com applying things I’ve learned from work. It’s a very new blog and I’ve got a long way to go but I see a great future for it and i’m really enjoying working on it. Just wish I could devote more time to it!

    Great idea for a post. Happy 3rd birthday when it comes up πŸ˜‰

    -Sarge

  • Cherran

    Hi Daniel,
    Congrats on the anniversary. I am a subscriber and occasionally comment on your blog.

    I live in Canada. I’ve been building niche content sites for several years with the help of a team. My new venture is http://www.differencebetween.net.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Man Overboard, hey Jack. I certainly would never have guessed that we have nuclear engineers on the audience. Feels kinda flattering.

    @Bill, thanks for dropping by.

    @Hesham, Salam Aleikum. Were you hired by a company from Texas, or did you move there alone? Either way congrats on your success.

    @Sarge, awesome domain. Keep pumping good content there and I am sure it will become a good resource for beginner bloggers.

    @Cherran, yes I have seen your comments around. Interesting concept on that new website.

  • Munawar AM

    They call me Kang Nawar. Now I live in Indonesia, the country was hit by the earthquake since last week. Maybe you heard and read this news. This earthquake destroyed thousands of homes and thousands of people died. We are really in deep sorrow

  • MommaWannabe

    Hi Daniel,

    Congrats on your impending 3rd year anniversary!

    I am Jade, I am a stay home expat wife. I am from the Philippines but currently living in Singapore due to my husbands job. I started blogging 1 1/2 years ago out of boredome and lonelines being in a new country and I got hooked. Now blogging has been a part of my daily life.

    I learn from blog like yours! Keep up the great work because you are helping a lot of people!

    Cheers!
    Jade

  • Melvin

    i feel glad all the readers of dbt have shown up here..

  • bariles

    Mabuhay!

    I am known by the name Bariles, which is Tagalog for Tuna, my hometown General Santos City, most famous export since it hosts 6 of the Philippines’ 8 tuna canneries.

    Your regular feeds have been helpful to me since I started subscribing way back in November 2007, the same time that I started blogging about my city. No day would be complete without it. Thanks so much.

    I will be celebrating my blog’s 2nd birthday next month and if you may allow me, I’d like to replicate what you did to celebrate your milestone.

    Again, happy 3rd birthday and as we say here, Magandang GenSan!

  • Lori Zwermann

    Hi Daniel! My friends say I’m a wordsmith. I like the term wordmonger, personally. I am a consultant, site administrator and social-media specialist, teaching artists and small businesses Web2.0 strategy– but mostly, I like to write stuff.

    I love reading your blog tips for ideas on improving what I teach and to get a different pov. Plus, your writing style is engaging and entertaining.

    Bless!
    ~Mrs. Z

  • Nate

    Hi Daniel,

    My name is Nathan and I and my wife write a food blog called House of Annie. She does most of the cooking while I do most of the photography and backend stuff. This month also marks our 3rd year bloggerversary!

    We got serious with blogging only a year and a half ago and grew our blog from 6K views per month to 45K views, in 6 months. Thanks to a lot of hard work and good advice from sites like yours. We seem to have plateaued, though, but want to take it even higher.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Munawar, yes I heard about the earthquakes. Really a tragedy. I hope all your friends and relatives are OK, and that the affected countries will be able to recover soon.

    @Jade, yeah once you start blogging it is hard to stop. I will check yours out.

    @Bariles, glad you like the content. And sure thing for replicating this idea on your own blog on its birthday.

    @Lori, thanks for the compliment. If you love words and writing you should check DailyWritingTips.com (my blog as well). Ever been there?

    @Nate, congrats on your success with the food blog. Plateaus are inevitable, the important thing is to keep pushing.

  • Raju

    Whoa! Look at the responses you have got! just shows your authority!
    Btw, I am Raju from India, I work as a Technical Specialist for an IT company and blog at http://techpp.com. TechPP is 1 year old now and has managed to do wonders w.r.t traffic, RSS subscribers and earnings. One thing which is lacking is the authority – authority of the blog and the blogger. I am looking forward to build upon that, any tips from you would be awesome πŸ™‚

  • Lisa Brookes Kift, MFT

    Daniel,

    Regarding providing online psychotherapy:
    At this time I’m not open to online psychotherapy but it’s certainly not out of the question for the future. It gets tricky because of state licensing laws. At the moment, I’m not legally allowed to be providing therapy services across California state lines. I know a lot of people seem to be doing this – but it’s just a matter of time before someone gets nailed and a legal precedent is set.

    But – you’re right. There is huge potential. I just need to be sure I’m “dotting my I’s and crossing my T’s” when I make that jump.

    Thanks!
    Lisa

    The Toolbox at http://www.LisaKiftTherapy.com
    A Resource for Emotional and Relationship Health

  • Georgy N Joseph

    Hi Daniel,

    I love your blog. Learned a lot from you, which I am implementing in my christian wordpress blog. Thanks a ton and all the best.

    Georgy N Joseph

  • lena

    Hi,

    you’ve got quite a number of responses here πŸ™‚
    I am subscribed to your site for quite a few months already and regulary read it though hardly have time to drop a comment.

    But now, since you asked, here is a bit indroduction. My name is Lena and I am from Russia. Running an online Magazine, featuring articles about daily life, relationships, travelling, as well as fiction and poetry. It comes as a hobby though since I do have a regular 9 to 6 job.

    You do a great job, but I guess you know this πŸ™‚
    Thanks πŸ™‚

  • Genevieve

    Hi, Daniel. I usually read your blog via RSS. I’m 58 years old, and Kentucky has been my home for the past 20 years. My blogs are my favorite hobby, and the small income they generate goes into my son’s college fund. In my real life, I have a boring job that has absolutely nothing to do with computers or the internet; however, I do have an antique degree in computer programming (before the mouse had been invented.)

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Raju, nice blog. Just keep working on the content and networking (which most people neglect) and in no time your blog and yourself will be considered authorities in the niche.

    @Lisa, gotcha.

    @George, thanks for the nice words and good luck with the blog.

    @Lena, thanks for the comment. Glad to know we also have readers in Russia too.

    @Genevieve, keep working on the blogs if you like web publishing. It certainly takes time to make them grow and become profitable, but it is totally possible. Plus, the Internet will only grow, and those who start these days will have an edge in the future.

  • Lee Ka Hoong

    Hey Daniel, my name is Lee Ka Hoong, you can call me Lee. I’ve been blogging for 1.5 years, I have few niche blogs except http://MyBlog2Day.com, one of them is my food blog “foodbuddy.net”. Also, I have few construction related niche blogs as well, they make some money from Adsense everyday too.

    In fact, I’m a part time student (Taking Bachelor for Quantity Surveyor) in construction field, a full time worker as Quantity Surveyor in a well known construction company, and of course I’m a part time blogger as well.

    In the beginning, I start blogging because of interest, now I blogging for money to pay my University fees. I love blogging and will not stop doing this at this moment.

    Anyway, I enjoy reading your blog Daniel, it’s easy to understand and many blogging tips that I never learned before.

    Keep up the excellent job Daniel!

    Thanks,
    Lee

  • Jaydip Parikh

    Hi Daniel,

    I can say that you know me a bit more other then your regular visitors. I had wrote an Guest Article few week back and I also part of Retweet club.

    As fast as my personal information concern, I am from Ahmedabad, Gujarat. I am IT Marketing profession. Few years back I was looking alternate methods to promote my product and I come to this Online world. After searching and reading more and more about Blog, Online Marketing I started loving it and start my online world with blogger.com as the time go I become well verse with this new online World and start sharing my experience with the world via http://www.jaydip.info

    Now I am working with one of leading IT Company who are providing Internet Marketing Services. My journey will be going on and I also want to be individual, full time blogger like you. Wish me luck.

    Regards

    Jaydip Parikh

  • Andrew

    Hi Daniel,

    Andrew from the UK.

    I’m new to blogging, but have learned a lot from your site and now read your feed daily.

    I work for a big corporation, testing systems by day, but my real passion is movies.

  • excITingIP.com

    The first time I asked you a question (as Destination Infinity), it was about how to link a few words to a URL. I didn’t know that before one and a half years, and didn’t know whom to ask – Thankfully, you answered my question in the weekly Q&A session that you had back then and I have been following your blog since then. I have a personal blog for fun, and have recently started a technical blog on the networking technologies used by companies to build their LAN (I work in this field, in India). I have taken a break for 6 months, and now I am about to join back in a job and wait for the site to become popular enough with good hits, while I continue to write on it. I am not sure if I would do blogging full time, but I think it has the potential to become a good secondary source of income.

    excITingIP.com

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Lee, congrats on your success, generating enough money with your blogs to pay the university fees is terrific. Have you ever considered working full time on the Internet once you graduate?

    @Jaydip, yeah we have talked a lot in the past. I am sure you are on the right track to working full time on the Internet. It is a matter of time.

    @Andrew, thanks for stopping by. You are the third person already mentioning a passion for movies. You guys could create a group blog on the topic πŸ™‚ .

    @excITingIP, haha I remember that questions. Glad that you have stick with us ever since. Good luck with the new technical blog.

  • Anand Srinivasan

    wow..congrats Daniel..

    Well myself from India…I worked with a popular dot-com in India and wanted to start my own ventures in the future. But then feared if commitments and liabilities as a family guy would get to me later in life..

    So as of now, quit my job (even though I don’t make much online) and working from home on my websites..Let’s see how it goes..

  • Sarah Turner

    Hey Dan

    I’m a freelance website copywriter from London and I blog a couple of times a week. http://www.turnerink.co.uk/copywriting-blog/

    Thanks for all the good tips and tricks.

    Sarah

  • Steve

    Hi Daniel,

    I’m based in London, England and work in a web-by editorial role, but when I get home I blog about sport, and the various ways I enjoy it and experience it at http://waituntilnextyear.wordpress.com/

    I’ve only been putting real time into it over the past few months – it is more a hobby than anything else, really.

    I’ve found your site really useful, and read it via my RSS reader every day.

    Thanks,

    Steve

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Anand, that is a tough step to take, but I am sure it will work all right for you. Plus, the sooner you make the switch, the better.

    @Sarah, thanks for your comment. I will check your website out, as I am always interested in copywriting.

    @Steve, I am a sports fan as well. Depending on the niche you pick a sports blog could become a nice asset. For example, soccer and tennis seem to be very popular online.

  • Tony Lawrence

    I’m Tony Lawrence, a self employed ‘puter guy in Massachusetts.

    My website is about Unixish/Linuxish/OS Xish things, self employment, blogging.. not very tightly focused, but neither am I.

    I’m PMR (Pretty Much Retired) – that is, I still work, but not so much that it interferes with my life. Part of what lets me do that is advertising income from my website, so I write about that sometimes also.

    You’ve been in my Google Reader for some time. I can’t say I’ve read every thing you’ve ever posted, but I read enough to recognize you and enough that I felt I ought to take a minute and respond.

    It might be interesting to see how many of your readers DO respond. I recently wrote a post questioning how many of my supposed RSS readers are really reading – an experiment like this might give some more data.

  • Kate

    Hi there, I’m Kate. I have a four month old blog called Framed — photographs and narrative centered around recipes and cooking for time-pressed home cooks. I have gotten a ton of valuable information from your blog, and I read it very faithfully and pass it along to fellow bloggers. So thanks, and keep it coming! (and if you ever need a recipe for pumpkin pie bars, make sure to stop by. It’s my most popular post ever. )

    πŸ™‚

  • KiksMedia

    Congratulations on this great achievement , also saw the post on the site value. THIS IS AWESOME.

    I have several sites my first was in 2001 and as of today we manage 5 sites.

    Thanks for all tips

  • Tony Lawrence

    By the way, I am trying the same thing at my site. I did a post asking my supposed 2,000 RSS subscribers to leave a comment – even just a “Hiya!”.

    My bet is that I get less than 20 responses. Yes, I understand that some people are shy and some people just don’t care, but I suspect that an awful lot of RSS “subscribers” are ‘bots or just old, long ignored signups.

    We’ll see…

  • Lisa Morosky

    Hi Daniel! My name is Lisa, and I think I’ve commented a couple times around here before.

    I’m a blogger at LisaMorosky.com, and the soon-to-be SpendLessOnLife.com. I’m also a virtual assistant to other bloggers and Internet entrepreneurs, via VAforBloggers.com. I’m kind of immersed in the whole blogging world. I love what I do. πŸ™‚

    I live in the Chicago area with my husband, who’s also a blogger (and a chiropractic school student).

    I enjoy reading your blog and your many tips! Take care!

  • Gaby

    Hi Daniel,

    My name is Gaby and I’m a 21-year-old Computer Science student in the UK.

    I used to blog when I was younger, but they were always personal blogs. I decided near the beginning of this year that I have a lot of opinions and some knowledge that other people may be interested, and so I started working on Arteki, which I “launched” around May.

    I came across DBT while researching blogging and found your tips incredibly useful. DBT influenced how I shaped my blog a lot and I’m incredibly grateful for all the knowledge you have imparted here.

    At the moment I’m not making any money off my blog and I have no plans to monetise it in the near future.

    I’m in the process of organising a 2nd “blog”. It’s going to be a comic series, although the individual comics probably won’t be linked in a plot. I suppose it will be more like XKCD is, or Chris Wilson’s works. I’ll be using wordpress for it though, because wordpress is awesome and is surprisingly flexible, especially if you get to know the API.

    Anyhoo, I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself like many others have. I’ve been reading DBT for nearly a year and so I also wanted to say happy 3rd birthday!

  • sbunting108

    Hi im a young blogger/twitterer/digger/stumbleuponer who loves to play most sports(football,tennis,fives)yes your probably wondering what fives is (google it), politics, news,technology. I love to read lots of magazines and debate (have a argument). I also love to discuss and debate just about any topics apart from the insides of a ping pong ball. Im also a young very keen photographer who is very interested in photography. I would love some help and support to improve my photography and any help is much appreciated.

    My Photography Blog

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Tony, People are busy, and few have time to click on links (let alone to write a comment!). This, however, does not mean that they are not reading your posts or that they are bots in my opinion.

    @Lisa, thanks for the comment. I will check your blogs out, and glad to know you like working online.

    @Gaby, nice to meet you. I believe a comic series in a blog format could work well. If I ever decide to write a fiction book I am sure I will publish it online as I write it.

    @sbunting, thanks for sharing your background.

  • Chris

    Hey Daniel, I’ve been following your blog for several months now, thoroughly enjoying it and trying to implement your suggestions. I hail from Greenville, SC and the main blog I run at present is a WordPress-run webcomic that I build out of LEGO bricks. πŸ™‚

  • Zhu

    Hi there!

    I’m Zhu and I’m French/ Canadian. πŸ™‚

    I started following your blog a long time ago because I found myself suddenly addicted to blogging, but with little skills other than writing and photography. I learned quite a lot thanks to your informative articles!

    I enjoyed designing my blog and tweaking it but overall, I love writing and photography best and blogging is a great medium for me.

    Happy bloganiversary and keep on the good work!

  • Jeri Dansky

    Hi – I’m Jeri, a professional organizer; I help people whose clutter is driving them crazy. I live in Half Moon Bay, California – just a bit south of San Francisco. I’ve been blogging since October 27, 2006.

    Your blog is one I follow regularly, through RSS.

  • Craig

    Hi Daniel and others.
    I don’t know how I found this blog. I signed up for the emails one day and look forward to every one. I know I have had this one for a couple of days..but hey what do you do. I got around to posting at least.

    I am in New Zealand. I am not really a blogger or even a webmaster. I have 3 websites though that I have had for about 3 years. I make enough to pay for them and that is about it. I have had no training what so ever for the internet and just browse the web for things to do/add.(maybe that is how I found BlogTips)

    I am here to one day get that email from you that will change my arcade/forums in to something it may never be.

    I wouldn’t know the first thing aboout monetising or advertising or most webmaster stuff.
    I save each email.
    Cheers for all the info I have had over the last however long it has been.

  • mike

    Congratulations on 3 years. I blog about personal finance and entrepreneurship in Spanish at dineroycredito.com (which means money and credit in spanish). I enjoy scanning your daily updates via RSS and usually take the time to read a few of your posts a week. Most of my audience is in the U.S., but a growing part is from Latin America (mainly Mexico).
    Thanks,
    Mike.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Chris, thanks for stopping by. A webcomic with LEGO bricks? Amazing πŸ™‚

    @Zhu, I seem to remember coming across your comments in the past. Keep up the good work on your blog.

    @Jeri, I had never heard about an organizer, but it makes sense. If you can’t get organized minimally you won’t be able to produce much, both professionally and personally.

    @Craig, glad you find the content useful. If you make even $10 monthly with your sites, you are already ahead of 90% of the population. Just keep working on them and have fun along the way!

    @Mike, bueno saber que tengo lectores en Espana tambien!

  • KarKey

    @Daniel Scocco,
    Thanks for your suggestion Dani. I will change it soon with some innovative designs for the category block in the sidebar.

  • J. Money

    My name is J. Money, and I’m addicted to personal finance. and blogging. and coffee. I came across this site through the “blogger face-off” series and have been enjoying the site ever since!

    your posts make sense, aren’t terribly long, and get me to think. much more than i can say for some others out there. don’t people realize we all have A.D.D.? πŸ˜‰

    ps: If you were to ever ask me to play in a Blogger Face-Off, my answer would be yes. In case you were wondering…

  • Eric C

    Hey Daniel,

    My name is Eric C and I’ve been a loyal reader and commentator since about March of this year. I think this site is one of the three best of its kind and I read most every non-technical post. I’m working on a guest post if it ever gets up to my standards.

    I read in the above comments you used to live in Italy. I just moved back from there, so thats crazy.

    About my blogging, my brother and I run a blog on military and foreign affairs, art and philosophy called On Violence. In the next year we hope to launch a blog on art.

    Anyways, love the blog. My favorite post was when you ranked “blogs about blogging” It definitely winnowed down a crowded field for me when I first went out in search of tips.

    peace, Eric

  • KiksMedia

    Daniel If any your readers need some extra online visibility. They are most welcome to email me a original post with one outgoing link.

    Thanks

  • abby

    Hi Daniel!

    I follow your blog since past 8 months. i am a business analyst by profession and a blogger by passion.. keep up the good work.. i really love reading your posts

  • Malini

    Hi Daniel,
    Happy blog Birthday! I am Malini from Michigan, started blogging December last year when I got laid off and just kept going. I work as an IT auditor but my passion is writing and classical Indian dancing.

    Daniel has been a real inspiration and DBT is a great resource. Now I have my own domain where I write about life and am working on getting a couple of sites up on Indian music and dance.

    Great site Daniel – keep it up!

    Ciao!

  • Leahsandra Powell

    Yowzuh! What an international following you have, Daniel. I’m impressed.

    I’m an American self-published author,www.leahsandra.net, and somewhat shy (!), and trying to figure out social networking, blogging, etc, as a way of promoting and marketing my books.

    I just started blogging, about the whole self-publishing trip. A long, strange trip, I might add.

    http://leahsandra.blogspot.com/

    I’m really enjoying DBT. Thank you and happy birthday. May bright blessings shine upon your brand new year of life.

  • crankberry

    Jerry here from the north (Canada), just a web developer at a small software company. Just started blogging and find your blog to have the most relevant tips. Cheers!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @J. Money, yeah I always try to write as succinctly as possible. I am an impatient guy, so that helps. As for the Bloggers Face-Off, anytime! Let’s just find a match for you. Please drop me an email about it.

    @Eric C., thanks for being a loyal reader, I sure remember many of your comments. I will try to do more rankings posts in the future.

    @abby, thanks for the nice words.

    @Malini, looking forward to seeing your blogs growing a lot.

    @Leahsandra, self publishing is an interesting topic. And I am sure it will only grow in popularity in the coming years, as more and more people will follow that route instead of trying to work with old school press.

    @Crankberry, thanks for stopping by.

  • Amílcar

    I write from a country you probably have heard of: Brazil.

    Seriously, I got a big surprise when I found out you live here too. A brazilian version of DBT would do really well by the way, despite the fact we dont have that many monetization options.

    On my side, I have around 2000 daily visitors and things are going ok (3 figures monthly income from Adsense, good feedback from readers etc.) Some areas can and must be improved, of course, but as long as I can come up with unique content, the numbers will go up.

    Keep up the good work. You provide real value to us, our readers and should be an example to most brazilians. I dont comment here, but rest assured I read you via Google Reader.

    Congratulations.

  • Temi

    i am a 19 year old engineering female undergraduate. i am a nigerian. i just started blogging for about a month now. i am definitely enjoying it but am having lot of difficulties cos i dont really know the ins and outs well yet. hope to make some good income to support me in school. but have not even made a cent yet. have bin doing a lot of fiddling with the blog that i am almost destroying it! help me please.

  • Melisa

    Hi Daniel,

    Greetings from the Philippines. I’ve just started blogging (again), and I’ve been following your very informative and helpful blog on and off whenever I have time. I work in the publishing field.

    Thanks for setting up this site. ^^

  • Lee Ka Hoong

    @Daniel,
    Yes Daniel I think of quitting my day job and work full time online, but I have no confident right now to make full time salary online, I’ll definitely think of that.

    But if I do so, I’ll be wasting time studying right now as the course that I’m taking is in construction base, so it’s nothing to do with online thingy. But, let’s see what happens in the future (3 years), perhaps I could change my mind and work full time online like you. πŸ™‚

  • Anand Srinivasan

    Hi Lee

    On the contrary I think a subject like Construction base can help you build a related website for which there is lesser competition. Just to think of it, not too many experts on construction are not as internet savvy and with knowledge on that domain as well as website, you can make it big…

  • Blake @ Props Blog

    @J. Money – I’ll do blogger face off with you. πŸ˜‰

  • Farish

    Hi I am Farish 28yrs from Maldives. I have been involved in blogging for more than 2 years now. I knew nothing when I started blogging but slowly I was improving my knowledge reading from skilled bloggers posts. The first blog is all about Jobs and career tips. Now it has got over 4000 readers and still growing. I have updated this blog for more than 730 days without any break. I have got few other blogs that I contribute my time and put some effort to grow them as well. I found this website very helpful and supportive for my projects. I am looking forward to find more blogging friends from all over the world.

    Enjoy Blogging Forever

  • Ry Sal

    Hi Daniel
    I am a newbie blogger — just over a year. I appreciate your posts and suggestions, thank you! I recently moved my site http://forthebirdsblog.com from a typepad URL to its own domain and to Movable Type.. I am hoping to make my blog work for me, but I know that patience is a major player in its success. I’d love any feedback, from your professional standpoint.

    Congratulations on 3 years!

    Ryan

  • Rodney Fiddaman

    G’day, Daniel. Rodney from Canberra, the National Capital of Australia. I’ve been running a family website with newsletters & photos since 2003 & apparently it’s worth over $30,000!

    My dream is to use our recently acquired 30ft bus/motorhome as home base for an Outback IT Service – “we come to you, wherever you are”, covering an area about the same size as Brazil.

  • Nancy

    Hi,
    Congratulations on your three years. I passed my one year mark in March. I’m a nurse and live on a sunny island off the coast of Florida. I would prefer to stay home and write, but drive over to the mainland five nights/week to work in a mental health crisis stabilization unit. Very interesting. Have been meeting some great people through networking and hope to start on a book soon. In the mean time, I’m exploring other ways to turn my writing into an income stream that lets me spend more time on the island.
    I’ve been reading your blog for quite some time and am finding it both helpful and inspiring. Keep up the good work.

  • richard nahem

    i have been getting your subscription for about 2 years now and read your post everyday.
    I am an American living in Paris for 4 years and write a blog http://www.eyepreferparis.com 4x a week, monday to thursday about insider things to do in Paris. I take all my own photos and write all my own text except for a few guest bloggers who contribute once a month. I also lead tours of Paris based on the places I write about on my blog, so the blog is an excellent marketing tool for my tours. I have had my blog for 3 1/2 year now but still don’t get as much traffic as I would like to.I only get about 500 hits a day. I know my content is very good and original. I have a little over 2500 subscribers, which I think is good, but would like to get to the 5,000 by the end of this year. I’m not sure why my traffic hasn’t grown more considering my content and how many years I have been around.
    I have done many of the things u suggested but still find my traffic not growing that much. I will continue to do the things u suggest and see what happens. keep up the good work.
    Warm regards,
    Richard Nahem
    http://www.eyepreferparis.com
    http://www.eyepreferparistours.com

  • Hollie

    I live in Seattle, I’m a mom with two kids and a camera, and I like to write. That’s about it. I have two blogs, neither of which make money, although I’d love that to change someday. I need to start getting into the habit of writing every morning, of being diligent about it, and your blog inspires me in that direction.

  • John B. Moss

    Hi Daniel!

    I appreciate the invitation to share who I am, and to introduce myself to you this way. I am a retired (mainframe computer) IT professional, and I got into the PC world in 1982. When the Internet took off, I was there. (My name is NOT Al Gore, however. [smile])

    I began theOnlineWriter in 1996, meant as a means for people to be able to express themselves Online. This web site was not marketed (still isn’t), and admittedly it provided me with a way to express my own thoughts and feelings, so although meant as a venue for others it developed as simply a mostly personal means of expression.

    About 3 months ago, I took an interest in Blogging. I saw this as a means of self-motivation to write, to create something daily. I confess I have not been as regular as that – daily – but I have been able to both create and maintain the site.

    Not knowing anybody else with the same interests, and not having an ear to share frustrations with, I sort of hunt and pecked my way into a b2evolution Blog site. I am enjoying the experience, and I have NO knowledge of what my limitations – or horizons – are. I do not know anything about available plug-ins, nor do I understand the marketing practices necessary to make my site known. Facebook? Twitter? IÒ€ℒm afraid IÒ€ℒm not a self-promoter, and have very little interest in chatter for the sake of chatter. Inanity bores meÒ€¦

    I simply write because I enjoy it. I want to share what I have with others, hence the public nature of the site, but how to introduce its existence to anyone, without being guilty of spamming, is something I haven’t figured out.

    Communication is a two-way street, and being able to listen to others share their views is integral to being ‘there’, to being in touch with one another. The blog provides the means for this sharing, with comments and feedback – but without visitors it is an exercise in futility.

    Now, you are successful in getting me (and a host of others) to open up somewhat, so – how about you, Daniel? What can you share regarding your own aspirations, and your path to creating this successful series of Blogs? I receive and enjoy both the Daily Blogging Tips and the Daily Writing Tips; thank you for providing consistently thought provoking and timely material. I, for one, am pleased and very happy to be a subscriber to both lists.

    Keep up the good work, Daniel, and thank you again!

  • Conrad Theart

    Hi Daniel,

    I’ve stumbled across you blog a few times before, but only subscribed to your RSS feed today when I downloaded your ebook and themes. Thanks for that! πŸ˜‰

    My name is Conrad Theart from Cape Town, South Africa. I work as a sales person in a cellphone shop and also run my own technology blog.

    My goal is to become a full-time blogger, so keep those tips coming! πŸ˜€

    Thanks.

  • Mark McCullagh

    Hey Daniel,

    It’s Mark from Toronto, Canada. Love your blog, been subscribed for quite a while…

    I submitted a question to you once that you published…you may remember…it was about my comments never appearing on other blogs because I figured they were going straight into the spam folders…

    So I followed your advice, contacted the dudes at Akismet, and this is no longer a problem…very cool…

    It’s Thanksgiving here in Canada, so Happy Thanksgiving!!

  • Gwen Blackman

    Happy BDay! I’m a proud D.C. native who moved to TN two years ago. My blog, tnrambles, allows friends and relatives to catch up with what I experiencing, in addition to my strong opinions. LOL!

  • Mufti

    Thanks for your tips regarding blog. I am from Saudi Arabia. Blogging since 5 years. Doing few community website in Tamil Language.

  • Gwen Blackman

    Happy BDay! IÒ€ℒm a proud D.C. native who moved to TN two years ago. My blog, tnrambles, allows friends and relatives to catch up with what I experiencing, in addition to my strong opinions. LOL!

  • Jamal

    Hai Socco this is Jamal Mohamed from india,Just a month ago i had started to read your blog now i am also continuous reader of your posts.my aim is one day i am also grow like you.

  • Peta

    Hey Hey Daniel,

    I have been blogging for a couple of months now since deciding to leave the rat race of the corporate and working world to work from home online. Now that I have, I hope, laid a strong foundation for my own blog site I am looking out for others who I can communicate with and hopefully share with as well… Networking is a big aspect for blogging and working online, and I hope to share useful and even important information as you do through you blog.

    Cheers

    http://mslilpetamattschoss.com – Your welcome to check it out!!! πŸ™‚

  • Dipali

    Hi Daniel,

    I’m Dipali from Ahmedabad, India working as SEO since 3 years. I came across DBT due to my friend, now i m regular reader of DBT.

    I love to do blogging about web analytics and running blog on it (http://webanalyticstips.wordpress.com). My goal is to work as web analyst and also run full time blog for Web analytics and mobile seo.

  • Shvetic

    Hi!! I am from Russia. Started blogging this summer, now i have only one blog. It’s about hi-tech, gadgets news and all that.

    I am 23 years old, i finished study law this year. But it’s not my job. Really I don’t like it at all. For almost 3 years i working in newspaper, i am photographer. It’s more interesting i think))))

    Love blogging, love internet, love finding new friends.

    Sorry for not very good english))

  • Kang Yudiono on Blogodolar

    @ Daniel,

    yes, one of the factors is benefit from local PPC’s.

  • Farrhad A

    Daniel, I have been reading DBT for way over a year now and I have learnt a lot from you. You answered so many of my questions in your series and they always helped. Keep rocking!

    @Farrhad on Twitter.

  • Cheryl Jewhurst

    Hi Daniel,
    Great idea for getting to know your readers and Happy Birthday to your blog.

    I’m blogging from Surrey, BC, Canada. I blog about Elvis Presley (http://elvispresleyblog.com) and animal cruelty, 2 of my major passions. I have not made one red cent from blogging yet but then that wasn’t my main motivation for blogging on these subjects.

    My other blogs are intended to make money but haven’t yet either. They’re young yet so still working on the myriad of money making systems that are offered online once you let people know you’re looking. πŸ˜‰

    I read you Make Money Blogging Ebook which is how I came to be a faithful reader of yours but I think I may have to read it again. I don’t think it took. πŸ˜‰

    Congrats!

  • satrap

    Daniel, to be honest i wasn’t reading your blog everyday, although when i started learning about blogging, in my early searches for good help and guides, i found your blog as an autorative figure, and i liked the way you write, so i kept coming back to it whenever i hade any problem. i don’t know why (i guess its you honesty) but the very first time i saw your blog, i instantly knew you are sincere and have something of a value to offer. so i used your blog as a reference. but for some strange reason i tonight i have this feeling of subscribing to your feed so i can read each and every one of your informative posts. with that said, happy 3rd birthday and i wish you (more) success and all the best.

    since i am going to be your regular reader, here is a little about me.
    i am a 30 year old Iranian-American living, who came to us, to not be put to prison and be tortured for simply having a different religion than what the government wants. i live in the heartland of america (saint louis,mo), and until 3 months ago i didn’t know anything about blogging or setting up a site for that matter, but with the help of good people like you i have learned a lot in this short amount of time. i make my living with my little flooring(hardwood,tile) company. but i am trying to learn and one day maybe be able to use blogging as my primary source of income.

  • Alex

    Hi Daniel,

    Been reading for a year now. Not too often but still I follow you through RSS. I have even linked to you on my blog (http://marketinglokal.com) cause I think DBT is worth reading –

    Anyways, I am a 24-year-old guy from Sofia, Bulgaria. Fond of marketing and that’s what my blog is about. Been writing about it for 1,5 years. I got into blogging in the end of 2006.

  • Andrea Arga Santosa

    Hy,

    Im Andrea, and Im enjoying your article in this blog

    It seems that you have a big dedication to your blog, and I know it from your writing style.

    Hey, Nice to Know you anyway..

    ^_^

  • VH App Design

    Hi Daniel,

    Just starting out on the blogging front, so it was very encourgaging to read your blog and the comments from fellow bloggers. I’m based in Brussels, I moved here in March and love it. I’m running a business from home with my partner and very glad to be my own boss! I look forward to receiving your daily blog tips – many thanks for sharing your knowledge – much appreciated.

  • Lilian Ortiz

    Hi Daniel,

    I just started my Blog on Dec 31st, 2009. I am committed to posting daily and it has been a labor of love since I work fulltime. I blog as soon as I get home and start dinner.

    I love your site for the encouragement and great tips. I blog because I wanted to write and it has been a awesome experience. I am in my 50’s and thought I would never be a blogger. Happy to be here among kindred spirits

    Thank you
    Lillian Ortiz
    Wordprepmom

  • The Desktop Analyst

    Daniel,

    I just started my latest blog, The Desktop Analyst, last week. This site has helped immensely in getting my site up & running and making it way cooler than it would be without your tips. Gotta say that I’m digging the DBT.

    -TDA

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