Video: Tim Ferriss on How to Blog Without Killing Yourself

I normally wouldn’t recommend a video that’s this long to everyone, but if you’re a blogger, you need to see this video.

As someone who runs multiple blogs in addition to having a full-time job, I’ve often wondered how major bloggers can put in all the work required to grow their blogs and get a huge audience. Contrary to popular belief, “if you build it they will come” just isn’t always the case. There’s plenty of other work that goes into being a success and getting a huge audience.

I’m always on the lookout for truly actionable advice from these kinds of bloggers, since a lot of the advice out there is of a theoretical nature, instead of saying, “Here are some specific things I do that have helped my blog succeed.” Fortunately, I ran across this video of Tim Ferriss, author of the hugely popular The 4-Hour Work Week, giving a talk at this year’s San Francisco WordCamp.

Unlike many keynote addresses, he packs a huge amount of useful knowledge into his talk. Even though I know a lot about WordPress, I was still furiously taking notes while watching the video. He casually drops some great info, stats, and resources, so even though it’s long, it’s well worth watching the whole thing.


  1. And he says he just works 4 hours per week!

    Tim has some great analysis, as always.

  2. I really want to watch this whole thing but as someone working at home, I can’t waste 50 whole minutes hahaha.

  3. This video is fantastic. I especially like the way he goes against conventional wisdom about for example post frequency – and at the same time creates a very, very successful blog.

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