About the Episode:
In today’s episode, we’re talking to Darren Murph, the Guinness World Record Holder for the title of world’s most prolific blogger (yes, really), having authored over 17,212 individual blog posts during his 7-year tenure working for the tech publication Engadget here in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Darren landed his job as a staff writer for Engadget shortly after graduating from college in 2006, get this, from applying online. A few months after submitting his application, he got a callback, went through the interview process, landed the gig, and packed his bags for California.
It was his time working with some of the tech world’s most respected journalists at Engadget, that Darren really built his writing muscle and developed a regular practice that helped him churn out literally hundreds of blog posts every month.
Since leaving Engadget, Darren’s gone on to teach writing & blogging classes at CreativeLive—where we originally met—and he’s a published author of the book, Living the Remote Dream: A Guide To Seeing the World, Setting Records, and Advancing Your Career.
Darren’s worked with everyone from top consulting firms like McKinsey and Company, to globally recognized brands like Citi Bank, Dolby, TechRadar, and where he’s now a senior strategist & writer—The Points Guy.
In Today’s Episode, We Talk About:
[02:58] About his Guinness book of records.
[03:37] What things were like at Engadget when he started there.
[04:38] How he landed that job.
[06:06]His advice for anyone looking to build a career as a writer.
[08:36] Goals you should try to achieve.
[11:23] How important his environment is when he writes.
14:02 Where you should be investing your time.
15:39 His writing process.
26:13 His number one piece of advice for anyone looking to build a profitable blog.
30:10 Sacrifices he’s had to make to grow his business.
32:39 The best investment he’s made in order to grow his business.
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6 replies to “#87: How to Write 17,212 Blog Posts with Guinness World Record Blogger Darren Murph”
Is there a transcript for this podcast?
Shoot, I don’t have one but I’ll look into firing up a transcript tool I recently found 😊
Hello Ryan,I have been wanting to start a blog since a few mths but just not getting on to it. I do some content writing for my Start up for moms. I’m interested in Career Counselling. Am fond of reading and old Hindi songs. So,how do I start and what area would benefit me with my Ltd time available? Pl advice….
Darren’s really good. 17,212 blog entries, it’s just incomprehensible. I like that he talks about tolerance as the main characteristic of a good writer. He is right in this, especially if you look at his experience in this field, he probably needed a good bubble of patience to write so many thousands of words.
I am very happy for Darren and for his success, as for me, it is great news that he continued to teach writing and blogging skills in CreativeLive, I am sure that he has something to teach us all.
I love this one! What a great interview. I especially liked the bit about first writing whatever section of a post feels most inspiring to you. I definitely do that! Sometimes it’s the intro, sometimes it’s the middle.
YES! I resonated with this so much too 🙏🏼