John Chow – Dot Com Mogul

by ian on February 18, 2007

I have been meaning to do a review of johnchow.com for a while now, but have always put it off, well here it is. Johnchow.com is one of my top two favourite blogs.  What is a dot com mogul I hear you ask? Well in this post, John states it as someone who works full time on the internet and makes at least US$10,000 from the internet, and amongst other things, “You must be willing to help dot com mogul wannabes” And to sum it up, in my opinion, therein lies an essential ingredient to the key of his success. John regularly shares with his readers what it takes to succeed on the internet. He does a regular review of how much he makes and the various revenue streams. This kind of information is gold, for the month of January, he made US$3,440.66, his success in blogging saw him gain exposure in several newspapers in Canada.

One of John’s goals is to make it into the Technorati Top 100, I personally have absolutely no doubt that he will achieve that goal if he continues along his current path. Aside from webmaster tips, he does the occassional review on tech gadgets,  cars, general news stories and of course his famous dining experience pictures. Now I would never visit a food blog, but I really enjoy reading his food posts.  The food I eat when I dine out doesnt look anywhere near as exquisite as the pictures on his site, but then I guess I dont dine at such fancy restaurants.  Whilst some of the stories are new,  some you may have seen elsewhere, but it is always interesting to read the John Chow spin on things, he does add his own unique commentary to stories.

One of the bad milestones of his blog was when he got banned from digg. I was totally shocked, his blog is a top quality site, how could it possibly be banned from digg. Whatever the reason, I do think it is unfair, whatever he was doing wrong in the eyes of digg, he should be given the opportunity to address those issues and have the ban removed. After all, it is quality sites like johnchow.com that give valuable exposure to digg, the traffic is not all just one way.

For new readers, I would suggest reading through some of the top posts. You should also check out his youtube videos.  You can check out his dance moves, a cool video where he makes funny comments at people doing a walk/run up this canadian mountain, and also another cool one where he crashes the airshow. I think it would be cool to see more new videos.

I would strongly suggest adding the johnchow blog to your RSS feed if you have not already done so.

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RevG February 21, 2007 at 1:25 pm

“After all, it is quality sites like johnchow.com that give valuable exposure to digg, the traffic is not all just one way.”

Right On! You have made an astute observation and I totally agree. Digg was benefitting from John driving traffic to them and they have now cut off their nose to spite their face. This is the best point of view on the affair I’ve seen yet.

ian February 21, 2007 at 5:29 pm

John has continued to build his site to greater levels of success and profitability, despite the digg ban. He has a track record of running a reputable tech website long before digg was even started. I dont see a problem with the ban, but I just think they could have pointed out where he was going wrong and what kind of stories they did not like, how he could perhaps stop those articles from being dugg. And be allowed to have his site reinstated.

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