DB Ferguson’s (the curator of the Stephen Colbert fansite “No Fact Zone”doing a talk right now about her experiences as a fan-blogger, and ways to survive and thrive.
A lot of her advice is very common-sense for those who’ve been blogging professionally for a while, but bear repeating:
- Become best friends with your web-host.
- Reach out to publishers and producers who carry products related to your niche, it can often result in exclusive access.
- “Grow a pair and get after it,” as Stephen Colbert says. This is something I can personally attest to. Act as if you have authority, and it gets you access.
- Grow your community – they’ll act as your support staff.