Why Blog? Book Deal

Why Blog? Reason No. 92: Book Deal – New York Times. Talks about two WordPress.com blogs – Stuff White People Like and I Can Haz Cheezburger.

8 thoughts on “Why Blog? Book Deal

  1. ‘I Can Has Cheezburger’ is built on WordPress? Wow! I had no idea. Does anyone know how they manage new registrations and have custom user profiles and submissions?

  2. While that may be the thing all bloggers dream of, it’s a far cry from reality for the majority of bloggers. Few people write as well as the examples given. Even if you do have a great writing ability, why can’t people blog just for the sake of getting to have an outlet to express themselves creatively? I enjoy blogging, but I doubt I’d want to do it for a living. I like to separate pleasure and work as much as possible. That’s why I don’t program or do IT consulting for a living anymore.

  3. Another blog making the transition to paper pages is my own, http://www.konsumbloggen.com (in swedish though).

    There was a great interest from many different publishers and I went with the ones fitting the subject the best.

    It’s been out for six or seven months now and it’s doing really well.

    Just wanted to let you know that WordPress blogs are making it big in other countries as well.

    All the love,

  4. What amazes me is the amount of comments that StuffWhitePeople Like blog receives on each post. I’ve seen his posts get anywhere from 100-500 comments per blog post. Wow.

  5. @Bryan,

    Yeah, it’s built on WordPress.com for the frontend, but the mine.ICHC.com is built on a .NET platform, as far as I know. So it’s just majority run on wordpress.com, not the whole site in its entirety.