The Dark Side of Blogging Fame (a Wendy Piersall Interview)

social media expert interviewIn this video I interview Wendy Piersall of WendyPiersall.com.  Wendy’s had a lot of exposure from her blogging and provides some interesting insights into the dark side of being popular online.

Health issues forced Wendy to re-evaluate her pursuit of fame. And when she focused on paying the bills these activities were the first things she dropped.

Wendy also gives some great information for both businesses and bloggers concerning the U.S. Federal Trade Commission’s ruling on blogging financial disclosures.  Listen to hear the whole story.


Here’s what you’ll learn about the pursuit of fame:

  • Fame does not pay the bills
  • Being on the front page of Digg does not bring you success
  • It takes lots of work to get internet fame and even more work to maintain the internet fame

You will also pick up some interesting things about how the FTC ruling impacts both businesses and bloggers alike and what this means to them.

And Wendy also talks about selling her first network Spark Plugging, how she got on the first page of Digg with a kids post and her new website Woo! jr.

Now, over to you. What do you think about the pursuit of internet fame? Do you think it’s worth the investment? What are your thoughts about the FTC ruling?

Please share your thoughts in the comments below.

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About the Author, Michael Stelzner

Michael Stelzner is the founder and CEO of Social Media Examiner, founder of My Kids' Adventures and author of the books Launch and Writing White Papers. He's also the host of the Social Media Marketing podcast. Other posts by »




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