To understand this more I would like to investigate the rise and rise of Mashable. Peter Cashmore began the Blog in July, 2005 in Scotland and it is now approaching its 5th birthday and claims to have 2.6 million followers and using the tool at compete.com achieves monthly traffic of 5.16 million.
It is not surprising to find that it was built on the foundation of 2 core elements (that I have mentioned regularly in past posts) and are the foundation of any successful blog despite the online scammers claim to easy fast money online.
I think it is worth noting that Mashable’s success goes beyond these foundational elements.
Here are ten other reasons for its success that are worth highlighting.
1. He picked a trend early “I felt like social networking wasn’t being covered to the degree it could be. I didn’t necessarily know there was an audience for it. I find it best to dive right in and learn the hard way.”
2. Mashable has been on Twitter’s Suggested User List (SUL), since day one and reaped the benefits the huge following numbers brings.
3. They use list headlines to great effect
4. He wrote 7 blogs a day during his first year
5. Mashable is now posting 20 plus times a day in 2010
6. They break stories early from the source quite often in simple format.