This article starts a weekly series in which I bring to you all the blogs I have read in the last 2 years or so, blogs that really worth the time you spend reading them.
Sometime ago I was browsing around Digg and happened to see this list of blogs with the most FeedBurner subscribers. I entered then, for the first time, on Self Made Minds. I looked at the list and left. Several weeks later, by following a link from another blog, I got there again. And I started to read more posts from the blog… Until I found myself reading the entire archive.
What is so special about Self Made Minds and what attracted me there? The success story: Al, one of the guys behind SMM, created a gadget blog and got away with it (they were successful :D ): it became a $100K/year blog.
So, for all of you outhere starting your own gadget blog (and I know some: devicepedia, digitpedia – a lot of pedia’s here :D – Camera Phones Plaza a.s.o.), start reading the Friday series Al and Scott named so cleverly “History of a $100K site“. They tell the story of their success month by month, with graphics and numbers, along with all the things they learned. In my opinion, it is the best tutorial you can read if you want to start a blog about technology. And, more, you can ask them how they did it: they answer your comments quickly and they seem more than happy to share their success.
Of course, the series I already mentioned isn’t all there is to read on Self Made Minds. The guys try their hands on a lot of stuff and share their experience: mini-sites, domains, forums, you will surely find something worth reading.
I could probably tell you more about the blog, but it would sound like I am trying to sell it or something (not that I would mind :) ). So, go there, read the blog and start earning some money online.
Posts on Self Made Minds I recommend: