Blogging for Fun.....and Profit?

by Chris Moffitt | at MinneBar 13

Blogging might seem a little bit like ancient web history but I think they are still as relevant and useful today as they have ever been. However, anyone thinking about creating a technical blog should think about what they want to get out of the blog. Becoming the next google adsense millionaire is likely going to be a challenge. If blog profits are not going to fund an early retirement, why do it?

In this talk, I will discuss my experience with running Practical Business Python for the past several years. I plan to cover some of the details that might help you decide if you want to run a technically-focused blog. I am not selling anything and don't claim to have "5 Must-Do Tips To Publicize You Blog." Topics I will cover include:

  • Affiliate revenue streams
  • Other tangible/intangible benefits of running a technical blog
  • Hosting costs
  • Static blog technology
  • Figuring out which articles will be home runs
  • What it takes to be mildly (wildly?) successful
  • Dealing with impostor syndrome
  • What you can do to show appreciation to your favorite bloggers
  • Any other topics the crowd is interested in
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Chris Moffitt

Chris has been working with python and other open source technologies for many years. He frequently blogs at Practical Business Python.