Why Do You Write, Read, and Comment on Blogs?
8th of June 2005 JSLogan 15

Why Do You Write, Read, and Comment on Blogs?

Last week, Bob Bly asked a simple question on his blog – …why not just read books, periodicals, and Web sites? Why do you read blogs … and bother writing posts on them? Here was the comment I left in response to his question: I own a few of the ...more
Business Blogging
Does size matter?
8th of June 2005 duncan 15

Does size matter?

No, this isn’t a post involving a dirty subject, Darren has had all of us guest bloggers sign in blood that we will behave ourselves here at Problogger, but it is a serious question. Does size matter in terms of blog layout. There is any number of different theories on ...more
Blog Design
Blogs Are an Incomplete Customer Communications Tool – How Would You Make Them Better?
8th of June 2005 JSLogan 16

Blogs Are an Incomplete Customer Communications Tool – How Would You Make Them Better?

Blogs are interesting tools of business and business communications. There are a lot of useful things you can do with a blog. Interestingly, they’re lacking in the one benefit most touted – customer communication. Only the blogger can open the conversation, the reader can only respond. That’s poor communication. Readers ...more
Business Blogging
Browser compatibility of your blog
7th of June 2005 duncan 18

Browser compatibility of your blog

I’ve put up a different version of this post up at The Blog Herald, but knowing that Darren is a Mac user I wanted to share a slightly different version on the theme here at Problogger: professional bloggers are ignoring compatibility issues. I know from experience that many of the ...more
Blog Design
Blogging at work
7th of June 2005 Chrispian 22

Blogging at work

I just read Blogging On The Boss’ Time and it got me thinking, how many of us “Probloggers” who still have day jobs blog from work? I know many companies are starting to monitor blogging activity, but part of my job is actually blogging at work. But I find at ...more
General
Marketers are turning to blogs for online ad spending
7th of June 2005 Arieanna Foley 10

Marketers are turning to blogs for online ad spending

Research out of Forrester is showing a growing interest to place advertisements on blogs and/or in RSS feeds. This should be no surprise, given the mainstream business coverage of blogs that has issued recently. Of those surveyed by Forrester, 64% would be interested in advertising on blogs, while 57% would ...more
Advertising
Canadian Professional Blogging Podcast: No. 1 On becoming a professional blogger
7th of June 2005 Tris Hussey 7

Canadian Professional Blogging Podcast: No. 1 On becoming a professional blogger

Welcome to the first Canadian Professional Blogging Podcast with me, Tris Hussey, and Arieanna Foley. This is the recording I mentioned on Friday. The delay was worth the wait because we got permission to use some music from The Kitchen for the intro and outro music for the podcast. We’re ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Improve your typing skills
6th of June 2005 Nicole Simon 33

Improve your typing skills

Being a professional blogger means in most of the cases: publish content, targeted at your audience, structured, and well written. But the other part is: It has to be typed. And the more you want to publish, the more you have to type, and edit, and retype … If you ...more
Writing Content
Blogging Data We Can All Learn From
6th of June 2005 JimKukral 5

Blogging Data We Can All Learn From

The BlogKits 2005 Blogging & Advertising Survey is about to close up. Here’s the best part. I’m going to release the raw data from this study on ProBlogger.net next week for anyone to download and analyze as they see fit. So if you haven’t taken the short survey yet, please ...more
Advertising