I call him the nicest guy on the Internet, and he thinks I’m teasing him. I’m not.
Darren Rowse is someone I’m proud to call a friend, but he’s way more than that. He was an early inspiration to me — and countless thousands of others — to get into this whole blogging thing in the first place.
He even helped inspire the brand Copyblogger, which was initially intended to complement and augment the term he coined for those who took commercial online content creation seriously — Probloggers. I simply added “selling stuff thanks to content” (now known as content marketing) to the conversation.