21 Blog Interview Questions

March 8, 2009 in Blog tips by Diane

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While there are many ways to add content to your blog, today I want to talk about blog interviews.
Blog interviews are a fantastic way to create linking for yourself as well as to the person that you are interviewing.
While this may sound simple, many people hesitate to go this route, simply because they don’t know what to ask, how to ask it and where to find people to interview.

Where to Find people to do blog interviews:

1. Friends. In the different social communities or forums that you belong to, there are sure to be those people whose work that you admire. Ask them! People really do like talking about themselves as well as the work they are in.

2.Bloggers that you are following. I am sure that there are those blogs that you follow day after day for a variety of reasons including keeping up with topics in your niche. By interviewing these people, you have created a good resource for your niche, you have also created important linking for yourself as well as your fellow blogger.

21 Questions to ask in a blog Interview

Many people get stuck on this and it does require a bit of creativity on your part.Finding good questions can be a bit of a challenge so to help you out we have created a list for you. You do not have to use all these questions  of course, go through them and really think about the direction of where you wish for your blog interview to go:

1. Can you tell us a little about yourself?
2. How you first got involved in with blogging?
3. What do you find most challenging about blogging about your topic?
4. Tell me about some of the people you’ve met while working on your blog?
5. How would (someone) describe your blogging style?
6. What do you do when you aren’t working on your blog?
7 .Are you a full time blogger? How did you get into blogging and why?
8. What networking do you do that you feel helps your blogging business?
9. How do you keep coming up with material/content for your blog? Many people struggle with coming up with different articles/posts and they only have one blog.
10. Whats your strategy with your blog in general?
11. Do you think Pagerank plays a vital role in a blog’s life?
12. What would you prioritize? Content? SEO? Traffic? Readers?
13. What’s the best thing a blogger can give to his readers?
14. A lot of people are interested in blogging for the money earning potential. What are some tips for people interesting in making money from blogging? What are some realistic expectations in regards to what can be made?
15. Do you think Pagerank plays a vital role in a blog’s life?
16. What has been your strategy for creating visibility to yourself and your blog?
17 What was the most challenging moment in your blog content development process and why?
18. Everyone has a favorite/least favorite post. Name yours and why?
19. What’s your take on sponsored reviews?
20. Name some of the bloggers whom you look up to and why?
21. If someone was interested in blogging, what would be a few things you would suggest?

Are you looking to see a blog interview in action?