And with Part 2 here:
Now Marcus has been tearing up the Blogosphere recently – I had an email exchange with him back at the end of February and he’d just broken the 100,000 mark in terms of Alexa ranking.
Just two months later he’s about to break the 50,000 mark on Alexa. Now that’s a tremendous achievement. Here are some of the reasons why I believe he’s experiencing this growth:
- He’s built up a large and loyal community who read his posts, tweet them out and comment on them. (Some of those people lead significant communities of their own btw).
- Part of the reason people go there repeatedly – at least in my opinion – is that the comment threads themselves are so interesting. It’s not just the number of comments – it’s the quality of some of them. Some of the comments could be posts in their own right.
- Marcus answers EVERY comment.
Every. Single. One. [Read more…]