Yan over at thou shall blog wrote this post Top 10 Blogging Tips of All Time. I thought it was interesting and decided to do something a little different and write a little response looking at the Top 10 Rock and Roll Blogging Tips of All Time and doing few of my favorite things, creating internal links on this site and chasing down music videos on YouTube. As you might guess, these ‘tips’, well more like observations, apply primarily to “Make Money Online” blogging but they might fit other blogging situations as well.
10. Eddie Cochran - Summertime Blues
I’ve been working all summer
Just to try and earn a dollar.
I’m sure some people have been blogging all summer and just earned a dollar from Adsense. Just imagine Google in the role of the parent and Congressman in this classic 50’s rock song that’s been redone many times.
9. Rolling Stones - (Can’t Get No) Satisfaction
And that man comes on the radio
And he’s tellin’ me more and more
About some useless information
Supposed to fire my imagination
Sums up how to write niche blog article, doesn’t it?
8. Weezer - Beverly Hills
I wanna live a life like that
I wanna be just like a king
Take my picture by the pool
Cause I’m the next big thing in
How many people start a blog with that as a goal. Given the number of dead Make Money Online blogs like this you’ll find out there it seems that many people decided that “I might as well enjoy my life And watch the stars play.”
7. Bruce Springsteen - Prove It All Night
You hear the voices telling you not to go,
They made their choices and they’ll never know,
What it means to steal, to cheat, to lie,
What it’s like to live and die.
6. Nada Surf - Popular
I’m the party star
5. Pink Floyd - Money
Money, its a gas.
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash.
New car, caviar, four star daydream,
Think Ill buy me a football team.
Hmmm…who has a new car and caviar on their blog that might match up well with this satirical view of crass commercialism?
4. Henry Rollins - Liar
I’ll hide behind a smile
And understanding eyes
And I’ll tell you things that you already know
So you can say
I really identify with you, so much
This song/spoken word performance is by one of punk rock’s most intense front men. While the song is about a user/abuser in a romantic relationship it can also apply to the way some of the top “Make Money Online” bloggers abuse and use their loyal followers.
3. Cyndi Lauper - Money Changes Everything
Ah but everybody’s only
Looking out for themselves
And you say well who can you trust
I’ll tell you its just
I wrote about this one back in my Social Blogging Success series as well.
2. Spinal Tap - Gimme Some Money
But baby I don’t intend to leave empty handed
Gimme some money, gimme some money
1. Queen - I Want It All
I’m a man with a one track mind
So much to do in one lifetime
Not a man for compromise and where’s and why’s and living lies
So I’m living it all, yes I’m living it all
And I’m giving it all, and I’m giving it all
I guess this one is for someone who wants to reach the top.
That’s mine, feel free to add your own in a comment.