Blogging Success: Interview with Chris Furniss of the Weekly Geek Show

Ian Lurie

My first ever podcast!

Chris Furniss works for Portent. He also is co-host and editor of the blog and podcast The Weekly Geek Show.

The site is very successful, so I thought it’d be good to get some pointers from Chris about what exactly it takes to start and grow a blog.

Chris talks about his experience, as well as the hallmarks of successful blogging: Be passionate and patient, and leverage the community. It’s a 15-minute interview filled with great advice. I highly recommend giving it a listen:

Interview with Chris Furniss | mp3 format | 10.8 megabytes | 15 minutes

One of the two mics wasn’t working when we did this interview, so my voice is unfortunately harder to hear. Turn the volume way up after the music and you’ll hear it fine, though.

Note: Chris’s blog is self-supporting now. But that doesn’t have to be your goal. Whether you’re building a blog for your business, for fun, or as a business in itself, his advice is great.

Ian Lurie
CEO & Founder

Ian Lurie is CEO and founder of Portent and the EVP of Marketing Services at Clearlink. He's been a digital marketer since the days of AOL and Compuserve (25 years, if you're counting). He's recorded training for, writes regularly for the Portent Blog and has been published on AllThingsD, Smashing Magazine, and TechCrunch. Ian speaks at conferences around the world, including SearchLove, MozCon, Seattle Interactive Conference and ad:Tech. He has published several books about business and marketing: One Trick Ponies Get Shot, available on Kindle, The Web Marketing All-In-One Desk Reference for Dummies, and Conversation Marketing. Follow him on Twitter at portentint, and on LinkedIn at

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