Every now and then, I get emails from readers asking me for advice on how gain more traffic and readership. To be honest, I’m flattered when I receive such questions and eventually I’ll reply my own personal opinion.
But there’s nothing to be proud of. I don’t claim myself as a famous blogger. If I’d relate the phrase “famous blogger” to a particular blogger, I’ll definitely pick Kenny Sia.
Now, you might be wondering how the hell did he get so famous. What has he done in the past? So you might consider asking Kenny for advice by sending him an email. But I’m pretty sure that he won’t reply you at all these days, unless you’re talking about money lah.
Is this the present Kenny Sia now? Many thinks so – it’s almost advert-related entries these days on his blog.
BUT, I’m not saying that it’s bad to think about money when it comes to blogging. In fact, almost ALL bloggers registered to Nuffnang is after the cash. Right? So it’s not wrong for Kenny Sia to be writing adverts since he has the traffic alright?
The thing is, almost every blogger wants to be famous like him! So in this entry, kenwooi.com bring you back in time where Kenny Sia achieved his fame. The documentary of techniques and methods of getting famous will be revealed exclusively on this very blog.
After doing my homework, research and going through kennysia.com in the past, here are 10 ways to be a famous blogger like Kenny Sia.
1) Make parody on scandals and controversies.
When Kenny Sia started his blog in 2005, he was a pretty active blogger. Looking back at his earlier entries, I must say that the parody on Sarong Party Girl controversy made him famous, really famous.
He even got onto the local newspaper for imitating a nude pose. Damn lucky!
Try beating that feat! If my fat body appeared on newspaper, I really no face loh!
Then he even blogged about Chua Soi Lek’s sex scandal by cropping his face on One Night in Paris, originally starred by Paris Hilton.
He caused a lot of controversy though because it was kinda offensive.
2) Give a wacky nickname to yourself.
Give yourself a crazy perverted nickname. Like Kenny, he’s well-recognized for his coconuts and big bird.
He even called himself the Coconut King! Sounds silly but it was worth while for him.
Coconut boobs as well. What more can you ask from a guy like Kenny?
3) Make fun of famous bloggers.
Kenny Sia started making fun of Xia Xue, the blog princess from Singapore, when he just starting blogging. Instead of getting angry at him, Xia Xue went head over heels at Kenny – she even proposed him to marry her on her blog.
So you see, he became famous as Xia Xue’s readers started to read his blog as well.
4) Socialize and be outgoing.
It’s good to attend events and hang out with other people, especially strangers. The more you know, the more you can promote your blog to. Attending events, especially organized by Nuffnang, and knowing more bloggers will be more fruitful than doing charity at some old folks home. Those uncles and grannies won’t even know how to use the computer, what more the Internet!
And when you are out there, try to know more girls and have fun with them. This is because girls like funny guys – the funnier and outgoing you are, the more girls will come to you. Remember this equation.
See he always have pictures with hot girls. Jealous? I bet they read his blog as well.
5) Be creative and funny.
One thing I like about Kenny Sia is his crazy sense of humour. In his earlier entries, he’s really one heck of a funny hilarious guy. Almost all of his entries has a lame/superb joke in it.
That is probably the main reason why Kenny got his fame – he’s an entertainer!
Everybody loves him, even though he made a fool out of himself!
6) Do blogging homework.
Whenever you blog, remember to do your homework. Nothing comes easily when it’s about blogging just for the sake of blogging. I believe Kenny always does his homework before he publishes any entries. He even mentioned that in those days, he took 10 hours just to prepare an entry!
All his hard work were paid off when he received numerous recognitions and awards. And it’s always something to do with being silly.
I agree that every Tom, Dick and Ken (yeah, Ken Wooi) can blog, but how much effort you put in really counts.
Don’t just re-blog some article you stumble upon on the Internet. Don’t put up a YouTube video of Lady Gaga’s Telephone just because you’re a pervert it’s explicit.
Nah, to all Lady Gaga Telephone fans, this is one seriously explicit picture for you. Presenting Kenny Gaga!
Anyway, be original, write original. Don’t plagiarize.
7) Update frequently.
Even though homeworks are important when it comes to blogging, updating your blog frequently is as important as well. Back in those days, Kenny Sia updates his blog almost everyday – totaling up to 20+ entries in a month.
As for myself, I can only write up to averagely 8 entries a month. Very pathetic and lazy right? =/
Now, on to the next level. If you manage to get yourself famous, let’s say getting thousands of unique visitors in a day, you can consider yourself as a damn famous blogger!
Once you’re one of the elite bloggers, there are 3 things you should do next to be MORE famous!
8) Make friends with other famous bloggers.
Be close friends with other famous bloggers and hang out with them. Then you can write about them, and they’ll write about you as well. Indirectly, you will gain more readers from them. It’s something like collision course.
Don’t even dream of being close friends with Kenny Sia if you’re not famous – it’s because you’re way out of their league.
Kenny Sia and Ringo from cheeserland.com are very close friends. So Ringo blogs about Kenny, Kenny blogs about Ringo. Therefore they share and exchange readers as well. Good strategy right?
9) Talk about politics.
When thousands of people are reading your blog, attempt to blog about politics. Here in Malaysia, the political issues can be very hot at times and therefore you should seize the chance. Write critical remarks about UMNO, MCA or even MIC and you’ll prevail!
Many has voted Kenny Sia as the best most-favourite blogger. That’s why he has the fame and popularity.
10) Comment on issues regarding race and religion.
Now, I don’t really recommend this. But Kenny Sia is a daring person considering that he’s too well-known amongst the people in Malaysia. But blogging silly stuff about Malays, Chinese or even Indians can make you more famous too.
Like his entry regarding PAS Youth protesting Michael’s Learn To Rock’s recent concert in Genting Highlands. PAS Youth Learns To Talk – funny yet offensive to certain audience as well.
So that’s it. 10 easy, or maybe hard, ways to be a famous blogging icon in Malaysia. If I were to compare myself with Kenny Sia on this 10 points, I’ll only give myself a 2 out of 10 – which is “being creative” and “doing homework” only. Therefore, I only score 20% of Kenny Sia’s Route To Fame. What about you?
I wrote a entry on kennysia.com VS kenwooi.com before, which I lost really badly.
Last but not least, don’t call me a famous blogger – because Kenny Sia is. I’m just… a blogger among the wide pool of bloggers. =)