It was just another sunny afternoon, slacking around, browsing nonsense websites, hanging out on Twitter – let’s just say, my unproductive time of the day, when suddenly this rad idea popped up in my mind…
What if I do an interview on Twitter LIVE – people are hooked on Twitter, it’s not time consuming (No scheduling, no fancy audio recording, etc.), it’s VERY candid, and it’s fun (Doing an interview in 140 characters or less is something!)
No time to waste, I skimmed my friend’s updates to see who’s Twittering and it so happen to be John was on. Fortunately, John was also online on gTalk so I told him about my idea and I told him that I’d like to do it with him.
“That could be cool!” John said.
So be it, without further ado…
The Twitterview With John Chow
kidblogger: @JohnChow John, welcome to the FIRST Twitter interview, all questions and answers are less than 140 characters. Think you can handle?
JohnChow: @ Sure! But I’m heading home right now so just shoot the question over and I’ll answer them either on the road of when I get home!
kidblogger: @JohnChow No probs, that’s the good thing about this Twitter interview, you can do it wherever, whenever ;-)
kidblogger: @JohnChow So first question: If people ask, who is John Chow, what would you say?
JohnChow: @kidblogger John Chow, a damn fine person, friend of the community, Ultimate Fighting Championship contestant, member of the Save the Whales
kidblogger: @JohnChow What’s the main reason you started JohnChow.com?
JohnChow: @kidblogger I got tired of staring at my photo that was on the site for the past five years when it was just a site and not a blog.
kidblogger: @JohnChow LOL You didn’t change http://tinyurl.com/cuputm in years!
kidblogger: @JohnChow Can you tell us a “little” snippet on how you turned your personal blog into this huge celebrity blog? You’re a celebrity now ;-)
JohnChow: @kidblogger I would say by being myself and not pretending to be someone I’m not. With me, what you see is what you get.
kidblogger: @JohnChow I totally agree. Now let’s go a bit technical: Your top 3 ways to generate traffic to a blog?
JohnChow: @kidblogger 1 – hold a viral contest. 2 – Make a guest post on the biggest blog in your niche. 3 – Capture all leads coming to your blog.
kidblogger: @JohnChow Shweet! So one of your relatives just started his own blog and he would like to make money, what tip would you give him?
JohnChow: @kidblogger I tell him to forgot about the money and just blog. The money will come later.
kidblogger: @JohnChow What’s the biggest mistake you did on your blog that still haunts you now?
JohnChow: @kidblogger It may not be the biggest but it is the most costly. I used my own name for the blog. I should have used a more business name.
kidblogger: @JohnChow You hit tons of people with that one (including me LOL). Other than blogging, what do you do online?
JohnChow: @kidblogger I have other sites and I have an ad network. Other stuff I do online is the same as everyone else. chat, email, twitter, etc.
kidblogger: @JohnChow Tell us more about your ad network and what it serves :-)
JohnChow: @kidblogger The ad network, www.ttzmedia.com serve product ads for shopping and tech related sites and blogs. Payout is CPC based.
kidblogger: @JohnChow That’s great! So I think this is enough to set the record of the world’s FIRST Twitter interview aye? Any final words of wisdom?
JohnChow: @kidblogger If you can make something for a little less than your competition and sell it for a little more, you’re doing OK!
kidblogger: @JohnChow Alright! So that’s it John, thanks for doing the interview. Are you going to post about this on your blog after I compile it? :-P
JohnChow: @kidblogger Sure! I’ll link you up.
kidblogger: @JohnChow Haha, you’re the man! I’ll just twit the link later on. Talk to you soon John :-)
What Do You Think
First of all, kudos to John Chow for doing the Twitterview with me.
Expect more of this from me in the next couple of weeks as I really get the hang of it, heh – but I would LOVE to hear your opinions to improve my next Twitterviews. The comment form below is open for business aye!
Update 2/9/09 10:24PM – It looks like other people have already been doing Twitterviews (Some call it Twinterviews) before. Like I said, it was just a rad idea so I implemented it right way. I would like to leave this quote from my favorite guy, Tony Robbins, “You see, in life, lots of people know what to do, but few people actually do what they know. Knowing is not enough! You must take action.”