TMBA 675: The Art of Personal Blogging Redux

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Big changes are coming to Twitter, with Elon Musk suggesting he could further open up the platform to longer-form pieces and paid content as well. Will this create more opportunities for those with established blogs or looking to start one?

On today’s show, we revisit a favorite episode from our back catalog focused on personal blogging and what it means to write online. And to help tell this story, which is close to his heart, Dan brought in two writers who have long and rich experience in the blogging space.

Taylor Pearson has been a frequent guest and contributor on this podcast. He is the author of The End of Jobs, and has an excellent blog on his website.

Amanda Cook is an author, podcast host, herbalist, and founder of a company called Wellpreneur. Over the years, she’s posted online about a wide variety of projects, but the one thing constant is that she’s always had an excellent blog, which you can find at

Join us for this panel discussion on the past and future of Internet blogging, tips for those starting a personal blog, some of our favorite blogs to read today, and much more.

Listen and learn:

  • Examples of several different types of successful blog posts.
  • Some of the biggest mistakes Taylor and Amanda have made over the years.
  • Why you may not always know who your audience is.
  • Tips for people who are considering starting a blog today.

Mentioned in the episode:

Before Departure – Our New Book
partner with us
the dynamite circle
dynamite works
Post a remote job
dynamite deals
Tropical MBA on YouTube
Dynamite Jobs – Remote Recruitment Sales Page
Taylor Pearson
amanda cook
Slate Star Codex
Antifragile Book Notes
Seth Godin
paul graham
AND Combiner
Nat Eliason
1,000 true fans
mark manson
Escape the cubicle nation
chocolate and zucchini
David Lebovitz
Mark’s daily apple
tape farm

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