Interview: The Agile Scout, Peter Saddington

One of the neat things that I get to do weekly is read about stories of success from a number of you who are already taking your blogs to the next level! Unfortunately, these stories don’t get the airtime and exposure that they need, so I’m going to do something about it.

I’m going to try to spend more time interviewing people within our community (and outside) who are doing great things with their blogs so that we can all benefit from their experience as new bloggers, tentbloggers, and probloggers!

So here’s the first one:

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Some Highlights:

You’re not going to want to miss this first interview because Peter, The Agile Scout, has experienced some phenomenal growth of his blog and in less than 2 months!

  • Until about 6 weeks ago he had never blogged! He started from scratch!
  • He now has over 4,000 RSS readers and Twitter followers!
  • He has successfully brokered 3 direct sales for advertising and is now financially in the “black”!
  • He has been asked to be the select Live Blogger at one of the largest conferences for his content coverage!
  • And more.

You’re definitely going to want to see what he’s doing and learn from some of his strategies. You can follow him on Twitter here: @AgileScout

Peter Saddington is an Agile Transformation Coach with 10+ years of software development experience. Previously a software developer in the late 90′s, he has since helped the DoD, Airforce, Centers for Disease Control, and various private and Fortune 500 companies reach agility within their development teams.

He now is the Executive Editor of the popular AgileScout.com news blog and has just finished his book on Practical Scrum, A Pocket Guide due out in early 2011.

  • http://www.dewittrobinson.com Dewitt Robinson

    This is amazing! From scratch in six weeks- wow!

    • http://agilescout.com Agile Scout

      Yep, it’s been a rollercoaster!

      • John Saddington

        you need a gravatar for this email addy.

    • John Saddington

      pretty fantastic!

  • http://www.randykinnick.com Randy Kinnick

    Definitely phenomenal success! For me, the thing that stands out here is…

    1. Having a very focused niche for which he is passionate
    2. Having the expertise and goal to produce valuable content

    These two things give confidence to…

    A. Network with potential consumers
    B. Promote the “package” to potential partners
    C. Provide a “product” that naturally encourages referral

    Thanks for sharing…these interviews are going to be hugely instructive.

    • http://agilescout.com Agile Scout

      Exactly. Been in the business for a good while. Helps to know your stuff!

      We’re excited to keep the momentum going!

    • John Saddington

      great blog post randy! well thought out and follow up.

  • http://Www.davidnormanblog.com David

    That’s awesome. What would you attribute to most? ripe niche? Or just all of the wisdom gleaned from John?

    • http://www.davidnormanblog.com David

      alright. i’m a moron. read the post in my reader and never saw the video. watching it now…

      • http://agilescout.com Agile Scout

        We get a lot of help from the TentMaster :P

      • John Saddington

        ;)

  • Kyle Reed

    This must be a twin power thing or a saddington thing. Its like you start something and it instantly doubles the next week.
    Or maybe it is an asian thing?

    Probably just hard work.

    • John Saddington

      hard work. definitely.