Bloggers Face-Off: Darren Rowse vs. Jeremy Shoemoney


There are many interviews with famous bloggers around the Internet. After you read a couple of them, however, they start to get somewhat boring. Thinking about this problem I decided to try something more innovative and hopefully interesting, both for the interviewees and for the readers.

Bloggers Face-Off will be a weekly feature over Daily Blog Tips, where 2 famous bloggers will answer to some quick questions, and the results will be presented side by side. Apart from valuable insights the Bloggers Face-Off should also provide a nice reading for everyone.

Before introducing the interview I would like to thank both Darren Rowse from and Jeremy Schoemaker from, I could not imagine a better couple of bloggers to kick-off this project!

Darren Rowse jeremy.jpg
Jeremy Schoemaker
1. How long have you been blogging? 4.5 years 1.5 years
2. Did you start with the purpose of making money? No No
3. How many blogs do you have or write for currently? I write on 3 personally, have another 5 that I own that others write and help manage a network of 172 others (b5media) 1 blog
4. How many hours do you dedicate to them every day? I do blogging related activities 8-10 hours a day. I actively blog 2
hours a day on average
Less than 1
5. Digg or StumbleUpon? Digg and StumbleUpon Digg
6. How much do you make from your blogs monthly? 5 figures $10,000/month from direct ads
7. What is your main income source? Chitika and AdSense My parent company, Shoemoneymedia
8. How many RSS feeds do you track daily? 666 – evil isn’t it! 10
9. Have you ever invested money in promotion? Rarely – I’ve dabbled with AdWords but have probably spent less than
$500 on advertising in 4 or so years
10. Would you use Black Hat SEO? No It depends on what your definition of is is.
11. If you could write a post on any blog in the world, which one
would you pick?
LifeHacker My own

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