Do You Want to Get Featured on the Bloggers Face-Off?

By Daniel Scocco

Readers have been asking for the return of the Bloggers Face-Off column, so I will give it a shot. I can’t promise we will have them weekly as we used to, but I really want to release a new face-off at least every month, if not every fifteen days.

Thinking about that, I figured that perhaps we could also strengthen the Daily Blog Tips community by featuring some of our own readers on the face-offs.

So yeah, if you would like to be matched with another blogger in a deadly cage fight cool double interview just let me know about it.

There is just one requirement: your blog must have 1,000 or more RSS/email subscribers.

I need to add this requirement for two reasons: first of all without it the number of applications would be unmanageable. Secondly, the purpose of the Bloggers Face-Off series is also to expose successful bloggers to our readers, and 1,000 RSS subscribers is a good mark to consider a blog successful.

What are you waiting for? Drop me an email on danielATdailyblogtips.com.



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29 Responses to “Do You Want to Get Featured on the Bloggers Face-Off?”

  • Guillermo

    Hey! Dan! Here! Here! I just passed mark a few days ago!

  • Jerry Thomas

    I have 30 RSS subscribers. I still feel pretty successful.

    Do you have a plus-or-minus-97% clause in your rules?

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jerry, no clause 🙂 .

  • Rarst

    Interesting twist. I am hovering around ~350, remind me in a year or two. 🙂

  • Nate @ Debt-free Scholar

    I will be back in a year or two. I have 51 subscribers. 🙁

    Thanks,
    Nate

  • Hesham

    It seem that lots of people here got upset!
    cheer up guys.. this opportunity is not for us!

  • TheWeblogZone

    I still need about 110 subscribers to meet the requirement… I’ll work on it this week… Expect me email soon… 🙂

  • mickerlodeon

    Why not focus on good bloggers instead of successful ones. I can think of dozens of successful bloggers who aren’t really that good at what they do, but the number of good bloggers is much smaller. I think it would be wise to highlight bloggers that are more like John Gruber than bloggers that are like Michael Arrington.

    All I’m trying to say is to put less focus on the success aspect of it and focus more on uncovering bloggers that are good at what they do.

  • Justin

    Totally off the subject…but i was just curious is the theme you are using for this blog a custom theme or is it any one of the ones you list under your wordpress themes tab…looks very similar to some of them…just curious if anybody knows thanks!

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Mickerlodeon, that problem with that approach is that “good” is a subjective parameter.

    What may be a good blogger for you will not be for someone else, and vice-versa.

    Success is also somewhat subjective, but at least you can quantify it more easily.

    Secondly, if we run a poll with the readers asking them what kind of bloggers they wanna see featured on the Bloggers Face-Off series, I am sure most would say “successful ones.”

  • Jamaipanese

    i really don’t like how almost everyone use rss subscribers as the only measuring stick for whether a blog is successful or not

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Jamaipanese, I am open for other suggestions.

  • Muse Creighton

    I actually really don’t like the RSS as a metric either, however I do agree with Daniel that there are few other reliable metrics. Traffic and Google position can be manipulated, but RSS is more reliable as a reader metric. If you use RSS that is…

  • Harsh Agrawal

    Hey Daniel
    Seems like I have to wait for a while to get the 1000 feed subscribers..
    meanwhile which plugin you use for showing direct link to URL in feeds?

  • Gloson

    @Daniel Scocco

    What about number of comments or alexa rank?

  • Melvin

    Cool! my rss count is 100, i need another 0 =p

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Gloson, number of comments is a good metric.

    Alexa is terrible though, in my opinion. Check this out: http://www.dailyblogtips.com/alexa-is-becomeing-completely-worthless/

  • Bronx Baseball Daily

    Damn, I thought I was getting some success, but I’ve got a while to go before 1,000 subscribers.

  • Tom | Easy Googler

    @Justin – I am pretty sure it is just a custom theme. It definitely incorporates some of the elements of the free themes though. I thought I read once that he had paid a designer for it, but I can’t remember… Maybe he just took a free one and modified it…

    I think Daniel didn’t answer you since you posted your comment right before he answered someone else’s, so he didn’t notice it.

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Justin, yeah sorry for missing your question.

    Our theme is a custom one yeah, designed by Brian Gardner.

  • Gloson

    @Daniel Scocco

    You are right. Recently, I read John Chow’s post on why Alexa is worthless.
    http://www.johnchow.com/index.php/why-alexa-is-worthless/

    Which proves that Alexa really is inaccurate.

    Here are some other suggestions:

    1. Compete Rank
    2. Google Page Rank
    3. Technorati
    4. Advertisers?
    5. Guest posts?
    6. Popularity?

  • Glen Allsopp

    I would love to be featured, almost at 2,000 subscribers now.

    BTW, I started my own type of series like this in the Personal Development niche and it has really taken off, I gave you a link as thanks in the original post:

    http://www.pluginid.com/face-off-1/

  • Daniel Scocco

    @Glen, thanks for that.

    I like the way you formatted it. Do you mind if I try to format mine in the same way?

  • Glen Allsopp

    Yeah I had too because it was taking up too much space with the questions on the left.

    Sure, just use colspan = 2 for the TD 🙂

  • Rahul Bansal

    Hi Daniel,
    I am little late to email you. I hope that will not ruin my chances! 😉

  • Best Software Developer

    Hi. I’m late to comment here.
    By the way a very informative and nice post. Thank You.

  • Ari Lestariono

    I thin it’s everyone wish to be on blogger face-off to get the right exposure.Looking forward on what they can come up with this new idea.

  • Tech @ InkAPoint

    Well. Everyone is keen to be in the list. I wish you all the best.

  • Mikey

    Ya all just need to be happy, a face off? hmmmm

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