Five Reasons Batman Reads John Chow dot Com

I’ve been selling my writing on the Internet for almost three years now, and right from the beginning, with my first professional sale, I’ve been hearing the name John Chow and being referred to John Chow dot Com. Similarly, I’ve been a comics geek all my life, so I know Batman. And I can guarantee you: Batman may not be commenting (to your knowledge), but he’s reading John Chow. Why? For the same reasons you and I are.

Batman Stays On Top of Technology

Anybody who spends most of his time dangling off of roofs using custom-built equipment can appreciate a man who keeps his eye on the latest tech in any field. The same can be said for John Chow and his readers. It’s not just the work he does with WordPress or discussion of workplace technology: it’s the little touches, like John experimenting with the Panasonic Lumix GF2, at the forefront of affordable digital filmmaking.

Batman Loves the Virtual Workspace

You think your job is hard? Batman’s the ultimate commuter: on a quiet night he’ll cover a hundred miles by foot, car, and air, and on a bad night, he’ll be light-years away in space. This is a man who appreciates any technology that brings the office to him, whether it’s software to arrange meetings or just a way to keep the dozens of supercomputers he owns in sync. And he does it for free, too, with only a teenager as his IT department.

Batman’s a Savvy Investor

Speaking of that, being a crimefighter doesn’t pay much. Maybe you get the occasional free meal, or civic spirit award, but mostly, you’re beating up criminals and hanging them off of lampposts for free, when you’re not being shot at by mobsters or dealing with a lunatic in a costume with a bunch of chemical weapons even terrorists think are dirty pool. And who even wants to think about the burn rate? Batman goes through cash like most people go through Qbids.

So he’s always looking for a savvy deal, and JohnChow.com is generally where to find it.

Batman Needs to Track His Web Brand

When your product is punching people in the face in a funny suit, your brand can be difficult to manage to say the least. Batman needs the latest tools to learn about, aggregate, and summarize what people are saying about him, both just to get an idea of public opinion and deal with possible attacks on him via the media (hey, many villains have tried it, and often succeeded for a while). John often points his reader towards the best tools for just that, not to mention getting their own blog more traffic and more visibility. Of course, Batman’s not interested in being visible, but he appreciates the other part.

Batman Loves Cars

Does it even need to be said? This is a guy who has custom-built everything from a sports car to a submarine to a tank with a machine gun that fires sedative darts. When he gets some downtime, he probably loves reading about new muscle cars. It gives him ideas for his next Batmobile.

In fact, considering how much Batman and John Chow are alike, you’d think they’d have been photographed or seen in the same room by now….. Hey, wait a minute…

Dan Seitz is a freelance writer and blogger with hundreds of health and lifestyle articles published online and print. He is a frequent contributor to eDrugstore.md, where top villains and heroes alike purchase their meds.


34 thoughts on “Five Reasons Batman Reads John Chow dot Com”

  1. Work online says:

    O really awesome sharing and amazing
    http://cache.johnchow.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/Batmobile.jpeg
    of course Batman needs the latest tools to learn about, aggregate, and summarize what people are saying about him, both just to get an idea of public opinion and deal with possible attacks on him via the media (hey, many villains have tried it, and often succeeded for a while).Thanks for this sharing.

  2. Work online says:

    Nice sharing,keep sharing such resource.

    1. What is this comment about? It makes absolutely no sense especially after the comment you posted above. Spam comment after a good comment from the same person is very puzzling.

  3. guru says:

    Hahahaha, nice comparisons but I must say the batmobile is awesome, only thing is that Batman has a sidekick. Don’t know about John.

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Yeah, the car is awesome! 🙂 funny guest post, nice work!

      1. Yes, it’s a post full of compliments. Very cleverly done. If John had a huge ego, like some other very successful people, which he doesn’t seem to have, it would probably burst after expanding to an unbearable size reading all the praises.

        1. It’s really interesting here. I got what you mean. I think I must follow Dan about writing a guest blogging.

  4. Ashish Patel says:

    I like the batsman car :p 😀

  5. Rick says:

    A bit strange, but why not? I like the comparison..

    1. It sounds like a huge suck up post but it is so well done that it probably made John smile like me and perhaps most people. I admit that even if I could write the way Dan does I would still not feel comfortable equating a fiction hero with John Chow.

  6. Thomas says:

    Interesting way to add your love of Batman to your what you do everyday. Great read.

    1. Yep to the bat Mobil.. LOL I really love batman.

  7. Alexis says:

    That’s awesome.I love it.

    1. Tell us more. What is awesome? What do you love? Otherwise those two short sentences which constitute your comment are a perfect example of spam commenting.

      You can say that as a response to almost any post which is why it’s meaningless.

      1. Sera says:

        ELB, lighten up! Why are you harassing people who leave positive comments? Are you spamming by dominating the thread? Some folks just want to say something nice…they might not be into the whole “dominate the web” mentality, which lately seems to insist that folks should only post witty replies (often for their own glory, and not to uplift others) and are not allowed to just give a “hear, hear! Hoo Rah!”. Why not? Not cool.

  8. Kirk Taylor says:

    Dan, where do I send the check? that was the most entertaining post I have ever read on a blog!

  9. John Rampton says:

    Great comparisons John, keep up the good job. Time to buy a JohnChow dot com batcar!

  10. Hi Dan nice article and good comparisons.

  11. fas says:

    John chow is the real batman

    1. PPC Ian says:

      Haha! That would be awesome. I like the author’s point about Batman being a savvy investor. I really enjoy John’s posts about investing!

  12. The real batman is John Chow, we all know it. Robin is either zac johnson or jonathan volk

    1. PPC Ian says:

      That is too funny! I think Zac would make the best Robin because he’s a true fan of comics.

      1. And how about Jonathan? I think he would become a night wings. LOL

  13. Fazal, you said exactly what I was going to say 😀

    Batman… sorry… John, who’s the real Robin?

  14. Batman is a old story, now its John Chow!

    1. singer divya says:

      i agree with this mate, he is doing something differently.

  15. ibnujusup says:

    why thinking of bat-mobile when we have JC mobile 🙂

    it’s been a long time since i visit john chow.. i miss a lot of tips then 🙁

  16. Batman needs to update his blog that’s why he needs to read John Chow.

  17. Batman is an interesting comic now its changed

  18. Nice Post Man. You have compared batman to John chow. Are they both same? 🙂

    1. Techabouts says:

      No.They aren’t same.
      Only difference,
      John Chow is better.

  19. Techabouts says:

    Great man
    We will soon see John Chow instead of Batman in comics!

  20. car looks cool but i have seen only in movie

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