What’s your definition of a problogger?

The post by Hyder from everybodygoto got me thinking and I think I want to ramble on about this term ‘problogger‘. I know Hyder briefly from one of the paid post forum but I think both of us have left the paid post field for a while. However, I still subscribe to his blog because I like a variety of bloggers on my reading list. Hyder said :

How do you define a ProBlogger?

– A person who has built a reputation on a subject via an online weblog

Do you concur?

Well, here are my opinions on problogger.

Problogger is a term people bestowed upon you
and not the other way round. I normally snigger at those bloggers who labelled themselves problogger just because they become a full-time blogger.

Problogger has to have multiple skills and that includes writing, technical (i.e. all those coding and programs), business and marketing.

Problogger must be a generous leader, i.e. sharing their wisdom and knowledge.

Problogger has to earn the respect.

Problogger has to have an brandname.

Problogger must exudes a personality online that people immediately can remember.

Problogger is not measured by the amount of money they make but by how they made it. I wouldn’t call those internet marketeers who sell ebooks that cause noobs to buy even more ebooks and softwares to make money a problogger.

In conclusion, if you ask me if we have any problogger in Malaysia, I will give you a blank look and say…HUH? Come again? What was your question again?

So, how do you define a problogger? Do you think you can slap on that title in your about page and start thinking you are a problogger already?

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13 thoughts on “What’s your definition of a problogger?


    (February 12, 2008 - 4:28 am)

    According to your definitions, I’d say that you are a problogger. Regarding the skills, it is enough to have the ability to know where to find people to do those things for you, you don’t have to learn programming.

    This is rather funny: when I first encountered this term, I thought it means “somebody who likes bloggers”, as I didn’t think ‘pro’ comes from “professional”. So, I instantly felt like I was a problogger, because I liked very much the first two-three blogs that I’ve read. Now I’m only a “pro-few-blogger”.


    (February 12, 2008 - 2:39 pm)

    There are those who’ve told me that the term ProBlogger is used for anybody who does nothing but blog all day. Money doesn’t matter, earnings doesn’t matter. All that matters is you have no other job but blogging.

    I disagreed. I’m thinking I prefer your definition better. =p

    Aurelius Tjin

    (February 12, 2008 - 3:17 pm)


    Great post. I agree with your statement. People have this mistaken notion of a problogger. Thanks for clearing that up! :)


    (February 12, 2008 - 5:10 pm)

    According your definitions, i agree with your statement.


    (February 12, 2008 - 11:00 pm)

    I guess it’s like a fashion statement, there isn’t a specific fixed definition.

    For the spirit of it, those who claimed themselves as one, just diminishes the value and credibility of it.


    (February 13, 2008 - 12:49 am)

    here come the problogger LOL


    (February 13, 2008 - 3:04 am)

    I think a ProBlogger is someone who earns a full-time income from blogging. Unless of course no income is needed then I may consider someone who Blogs daily for the fun of it to be a ProBlogger as well.


    (February 13, 2008 - 10:02 am)

    All of us can be consider problogger… I like & agree with your post…



    (February 13, 2008 - 12:57 pm)

    From my point of view problgger are who :

    1.Blogging of course
    2.Yup, branding is a must, so no free blog here..must at least have a dot com/net/org/ own name.
    3.Really know what his/her blogging, means he must first expert on what he/she has blogging about.
    4. makes money from blogging is always giving advantage but that not always comes first then you titled problogger, whats more important is how well does the blog getting influence by targeted audience.
    5…and the list continue


    (February 13, 2008 - 2:33 pm)

    Thanks for all the valuable inputs and for agreeing.

    I think all of us agree on one thing – Problogger is a title others gave and not something we can slap on our about page and claim it.


    (February 15, 2008 - 12:38 am)

    Somehow I find those in Malaysia who claim to be a probloggers are a bunch of clowns or gong bins.


    (February 17, 2008 - 9:35 am)

    In my opinion, a ProBlogger is someone who has had a major influence on other bloggers. How to measure the amount of influence however, is another matter.


    (August 24, 2009 - 1:37 pm)

    I totally agree with Scott’s word that ProBlogger is someone who earns a full-time income from blogging.Thanks for an insightful post. These tips are really helpful. Again thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.

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