I’m not interested in the winning anything but I honestly do like John Chow’s blog.
I subscribe to about 100 blogs on the subjects of internet marketing and advertising. There are so many daily posts that it would be impossible for me to read everything so I usually just look at the titles and only read the ones that promise something new and interesting. However there are a few blogs that I make a point of reading every single post. John Chow Dot Com is one of these blogs.
Topics vary greatly from day to day so you never know what you’ll get. The quality of the posts also varies greatly. Some days are much better than others. He also posts a lot of off topic stuff about his personal life which would be cool if he had a strange life or twisted sense of humor, but he’s just a normal Asian guy. I already know a lot of normal Asian people so those posts aren’t very interesting to me.
Here are some of his favorite topics:
- Monetizing website traffic - Excellent
- Food - Boring
- Internet & Blog Marketing - Excellent
- His personal life - Nice guy but Boring
- Blogging - Excellent
- Credit & Credit Cards - Lame
- Social Media - Excellent
In all fairness, I’m only interested in internet marketing. The other posts about credit cards, food, etc are probably pure gold to someone.
What I like the most about John Chow is that he likes to try new stuff. In many cases, he will post about the new idea that he’s trying today and then post an update to let us all know what happened and what he learned. It’s great stuff. Most people just pose a general idea or what the best practices are but don’t get too specific. John seems comfortable giving us details and the numbers. I love that kind of stuff. If you don’t read his blog, you should.