What is a Problogger?

Now that I am working on compiling a list of all the probloggers in the world, I have been getting questions in regards to “what is a problogger?”

A problogger is someone that makes an income from blogging. This income could be a few dollars a month, all the way up to generating a steady income to support a family. People like Darren Rowse and John Chow are people we normally associate with probloggers but they are special examples, and not the more general reality of problogging.

If your goal is to pay for your internet connection every month, and you make that goal, in my mind, you are a problogger. Your efforts in regards to blogging are generating income that is paying for a goal you have.

For my World Problogger List, you don’t have to be a full time problogger, but I do ask that you only apply to have you name listed if you make a fair income from blogging. If I added every person that made more than ten cents to the list, my fingers would fall off.

Again, if you want to be added, I ask that you send your full name, blog URL, and location through to me via the comments on this and other World Problogger List posts, or through the contact page.

0 thoughts on “What is a Problogger?

  1. WTL

    I would suggest that “make a fair income from blogging” is a bit vague – what would you define as a fair income? $25,000? $50,000?

    Perhaps it might be worth it break the list up some by levels of income.

  2. David

    Well, I was thinking about that… And I’d say a fair income would be $100 or more a month.

    That’s a good start to consider oneself a part time problogger. 🙂

    As for breaking up the list by income levels, I think that goes beyond what I am trying to do. I don’t want to categorize people so heavily. Their location, name and site URL is more than enough. Also, some people find the income question a little too personal.

  3. Kathryn Finney

    Please make sure you include bloggers who are outside the “tech” world. My fellow fashion bloggers (and mom bloggers, beauty bloggers, etc) do very well, so well that I think many would be quite shocked, but we’re not often included in these lists.

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