8 Responses

  1. James Collins

    Hi Brian,

    I’ve been reading Post Status for a few months now, and I like the way you not only summarise third party content, but add your own spin on it.

    Can I suggest that you add a twitter sharing button to your posts though? That would make it much easier for readers like me to help share and promote your content.

    Keep up the good work!


  2. Raelene Wilson

    Hey Brian, thanks for the mention! Hopefully we’ll see decent news news spring up that can learn from others’ mistakes. Like you say, holes are always filled and voids don’t last for long.

  3. curtismchale

    Good post, even thinking about my own tutorial site it’s monetized by people coming to me for consulting services and purchasing products. The site is a channel to make people aware of me.

    I think the most innovative method of monetization was the sponsorships on WPCandy. I know that there are a few authors (Shawn Blanc being one) that I support monthly. I did not support WPCandy though. Thinking about it now, I feel like I have a personal relationship with Shawn as a single author and that WPCandy felt more like some big business. I’m only guessing now at my past motivations, but maybe that was the thing that made me choose to not support WPCandy and to support Shawn.

    Few questions, you’ve been writing about WordPress on your personal site. What was/is the motivation to transfer it to Post Status instead of continuing to write on your site?

    Have you thought about allowing 1 or 2 other well known people also add to the curation?

  4. Miriam Schwab

    I’m an avid follower of poststat.us, and I think you’re doing a great job of curating WordPress related content. I once undertook an initiative like this but couldn’t keep it up because it demanded so much time.

    One thing that might help increase engagement (maybe you have this planned for your new site): make it easy for people to sign up for email updates when you post new content. I searched all over your site for a sign up box, but to no avail. I eventually resorted to using IFTTT, but not everyone will make that effort. Just a tip.

  5. Ian Stewart

    One thing I’ve learned is that getting people to share my content is a lot harder on Post Status, because I set a tone that I was linking to other people’s content only. Well, I do. But I also add context. It’s just hard to get that extra tidbit to be valuable enough to a read in order for them to feel compelled to share my site, versus the source itself.

    Keep at it! It works for Boing Boing and Kottke. :)

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