Micro-blogging is form of blogging focused on sharing short bits of text or media. Somehow it is only known as Twitter and other blog/IM/chat hybrids.
What if you take concept but replace common media with uncommon one? Something very niche like snippets of PHP code? You get awesome and highly focused blog with explosive growth. That’s what WpRecipes exactly is.
100% of content on WpRecipes are daily posts with snippets of PHP code to use in WordPress blogs . In my opinion it takes great restrain to produce something that focused. I’ve chosen few broad categories for my blog so I have some room, Jean-Baptiste Jung (author of WpRecipes) had basically chosen single tag for his.
Did I mention micro part? Every post at blog has excerpt with description, piece of code and small picture for eye-candy. It is all tightly packed in calm minimalistic theme. Also monetized in really cool and fitting way – that footer looks so tasty .
I know that blogging-related blogs are only interesting to bloggers. However I think biggest value of WpRecipes is not really in providing code snippets, it’s in being great concept and overnight success . Blog is recipe itself and I would totally love to see more of such in different (not necessarily blogging) niches.
This post was written for contest at CatsWhoCode (sister blog of WpRecipes) which may have influenced size of cute cat pic but left my opinion untouched.