18-24 year olds Lap up New Media
26th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 2

18-24 year olds Lap up New Media

A study by BigResearch shows that the biggest users of blogs are the 18-24 age group with 29.6% saying that they regularly or occasionally use blogs. This is in comparison to 21.7% of 25-34 year olds, 15.5% of 35-54 year olds and 11.4% of the 55+ age group. ‘“The 18-24 ...more
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Blogging Rhythms – 1
25th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Blogging Rhythms – 1

Warning – Tangent Ahead! (I do get onto blogging eventually) All of my friends are having babies. It’s a wonderful thing actually – the pitter patter of little feet in our social lives is a really beautiful thing on so many levels. V and I enjoy our time with our ...more
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Survey: 46% of Bloggers are in it for Money
25th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 26

Survey: 46% of Bloggers are in it for Money

Jim Kukral is releasing information from the BlogKits Survey of bloggers that he did a while back over at ReveNews and finds that 36% of blogger maintain blogs primarily because they like to write. There’s nothing too profound in that – but the other categories show the increasing focus upon ...more
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ProBlogger Secret Project
25th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 11

ProBlogger Secret Project

Someone asked me this morning what the ‘secret new project’ that I’m working on is – I pointed them to this. Time to take on the big boys! Make yours here. found via Steve
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BlogStar Advertising Network
24th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 8

BlogStar Advertising Network

warning: read to the bottom of this post to the update I just stumbled upon another new blog advertising network – BlogStar Network. They present themselves as: ‘a mesh of influential blogs and bloggers who are open to and accept association with corporate sponsors and advertisers. The Blog Star Network ...more
Advertising
ProBlogger T-Shirt Design Competition – The Entries so Far
24th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 33

ProBlogger T-Shirt Design Competition – The Entries so Far

It’s just passed the half way point in the ProBlogger T-Shirt design competition and ask I mentioned in the original call for entries I’m today posting the entries submitted so far. Below you’ll see 16 26 entries (although one of them has 4 on it which we’ll separate later). Some ...more
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Distinctions between Blogs with Ads and Blogs Without
23rd of July 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Distinctions between Blogs with Ads and Blogs Without

Here’s a quote for the day from Dave Winer for us to ponder – I’m interested in your thoughts in comments below: ‘A blog without ads is itself an ad, interesting to a small number of people. Blogs with ads, like their print counterparts, strive to be as broad as ...more
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Adsense – Scheduled Maintenance
23rd of July 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Adsense – Scheduled Maintenance

If you notice your Adsense reports don’t update as normal today (July 22nd in the USA but 23rd here in Australia) it’s because there is an update scheduled according to the Adsense Rep at Webmaster World who writes: ‘I just wanted to let you know that tomorrow, July 22, 2005, ...more
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Principles of Choosing a Profitable Blog Topic
22nd of July 2005 Darren Rowse 54

Principles of Choosing a Profitable Blog Topic

B.L Ochman has a post in which she summarizes information gleaned from an interview with Stephan Spencer who gives some solid advice on starting a blog. Here are two of his suggestions: ‘- Pick a very narrow topic. Nowadays even a blog specifically about Google is too broad. There is ...more
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