These days, I see a lot of blogger interviews. I get asked to be interviewed quite a bit, too. And one thing really stands out to me…
Most interviews of bloggers are incredibly unoriginal and boring.
Being on my side of the interview, I get asked the same basic questions over and over again. It is rare that I see anybody ask something truly unique. Usually, the question is asked more for me to do all the legwork and brain dump, all so that the blogger can name-drop me and hopefully get me to retweet their post. Problem is, if I keep answering the same questions, then bringing those answers to my audience is boring because they’ve heard it all before.
Some people do interviews that are pretty compelling, however. Two such guys are Sid and Srini, over at BlogcastFM.
I did an interview with BlogcastFM awhile back and it was a lot of fun. Then I met both of these guys at Blogworld and it was a blast hanging out. Really cool guys. But, here’s the thing…
These guys have interviewed a LOT of bloggers (well over 100 so far, and counting). Every interview they do is designed to extract real, actionable information from the person they’re interviewing. But, here’s the thing…
Bloggers are already overwhelmed!. Piling more information, especially 1-hour interviews, onto an already overcrowded mind isn’t going to do a lot of good. They know that, so they’ve gone above and beyond and have set up a new service which I recommend wholeheartedly.
It is called BlogcastFM Premium. What they’re doing is taking their prior interviews and the future ones, and making each one USEFUL. They do that by doing the following:
- Interviews are downloadable so you can listen to them from anywhere (car, gym, etc.)
- Action worksheets for each interview, prepared by a professional blog consultant (Mike Tiojanco). You’ll get the summary of all sites and tools mentioned, strategies and techniques discussed, notes from the conversation which are ORGANIZED, etc. Most people would just chuck out a transcript created by somebody with questionable English skills, but these guys have thought about making things useful for busy people.
- Each interview will come with mind maps of all the hot points of the interview. You’ll get the mind maps in either xMind format or PDF.
I think that’s pretty cool.
When you sign up, you’re going to immediately get access to interviews of people like Adam Baker (Man Vs Debt), Dave Navarro (Launch Coach), Scott Stratten (UnMarketing), Yaro Starak (Entrepreneurs Journey), Michael Martine (Remarkablogger), and many others. You’ll be getting 12 interviews per month from these guys.
…. AAANNNNDDD….. yours truly is coming up next in their lineup. 🙂 I’m talking about topics like how I outsource content on PCMech, how to repurpose content, how to get over your fear of doing web video, my internal criteria for accepting or denying guest posts, and a lot more. It was a fun interview.
Here’s a little screenshot of what you’ll get with my interview, and every other interview offers the same goodies.
So, here’s the part where I ask you to sign up. 🙂 Obviously, I’ll make a little scratch as an affiliate (that’s obvious), but I really think Sid and Srini have created one of the most useful blogger interview series on the Internet… and they’ve gone through a lot of work to make the stuff truly useful for busy bloggers.
This is a monthly program, but at 12 interviews per month, it is extremely high value. And, they tell me that their intro rate to this BlogcastFM Premium program is ending on Thursday, November 19th. So, you better get on that. 🙂 After that, it goes up a pretty fair amount.
I recommend that you sign up and download the action worksheets and mind maps. Go over them and start applying the information to your business. As for the interviews, put them on your MP3 player and listen to them while you’re driving, working, or working out. Listening to these is a FAR better use of time than music or talk radio.