ProBlogger Turns 1

Today ProBlogger turns 1 year old. Despite its 1465 posts it’s only a baby still.

I thought I’d do the normal celebratory thing and post a list of the 20 most popular posts from the last year (in no particular order). Feel free to nominate your favorite ProBlogger moments/posts/series in comments below if you’re in the mood for a little ProBlogger celebration also.

  1. Blogging for Dollars – One of the posts that started me off on the ProBlogging journey. While it appears here on this blog on 23 September it was actually written a couple of years ago on one of my other blogs and transferred here (as were quite a few of my first posts).
  2. Adsense Tips for Bloggers Series – Another older series of posts – popular in search engines but also because its up there at the top of my blog
  3. Monkey Bar Blogging – A post about not racing into ProBlogging full time without making sure you’ve got something to keep you going first (I send people to this post every week)
  4. 2005 Business Underblogger Awards – a Meme I ran earlier this year to highlight some of the less popular but great quality business blogs going around (it’ll be an anual award that I run)
  5. Positioning Your Adsense Ads – Very popular post – along with the whole Adsense category on this blog
  6. How Much Do I Earn from Blogging – This is a summary post that links to some of my posts talking about my earnings levels – they’d have to be among the most popular posts on the whole blog.
  7. How the Most Highly Visited Blogs Earn Money – An analysis of some of the most popular blogs going around and how they generate some amazing amounts of cold hard cash.
  8. Search Engine Optimization for Blogs – Basic Solid tips on how to get your blog climbing the Search Engines
  9. The Importance of Title Tags in Search Engine Optimization – Amazing how simple tips can have an impact – I got a lot of positive feedback from this one.
  10. One Blog Many Categories or Many Blogs? – This topic always generates a lot of discussion – we’ve talked about it numerous times on ProBlogger and it always causes controversy.
  11. What’s wrong with Blogging? – What happens when you give bloggers an opportunity to tell each other what they don’t like about blogging? An interesting conversation happens.
  12. 10 Tips for Using Affiliate Programs on your Blog – As the header say – going beyond Adsense and BlogAds to affiliate programs.
  13. Blogging in Formation – Lessons from a Goose – One of my famous (or should that be infamous) ‘tangent posts’ about being like Geese with our blogging.
  14. Principles of Choosing a Profitable Blog Topic – Another post that caused some ripples.
  15. Converting One off Visitors to your Blog into Regular Readers – A post I often refer people to that goes beyond attracting people to your blog to examining how to keep them there.
  16. 31 Days to building a Better Blog – A recent meme that generated some of the best posts I’ve ever seen on blogging – most of which were written on readers blogs.
  17. Blog Case Study – Is it Time to Quit? – I was surprised by how many people jumped onto this case study of a blogger who was quitting blogging and why he failed.
  18. Strategic Blogging – part of the 31 Days series that generated a lot of interest.
  19. Generate a High Quantity of Content Series – an older series of posts on increasing your post numbers.
  20. Declaring War on Blog Apathy – another 31 Days series that actually helped me out of a bit of a blogging slump that I was in at the time.

I want to finish this post by saying that ProBlogger is the blog I’m most proud of – I enjoy it so much. A massive part of my love for it is the community that has been forming here. While the above posts might have been popular – what I’m most proud of about the blog is the collective wisdom and community spirit that I sense. I am continually getting feedback from readers that comments from other readers and friendships with other readers have helped them so much in their blogger – this is what it’s all about.

Here’s to another year with more of the same!

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  1. Khurrum says:

    yay! :D Happy Birthday! Here’s to many more. Great resource for the problogger :D

  2. Ed says:

    Happy Birthday! Growing up quickly!

  3. Vix says:

    Happy Birthday! Even though ProBlogger is still a baby it’s grown by leaps and bounds!

  4. David says:

    Happy Birthday Problogger!! :)

  5. Patrick says:

    So much is so little time! Congrats!

  6. Jacob G. says:

    Congratulations! It’s amazing how famous you’ve become over the last year. It doesn’t look like things are going to slow down for you any time soon either. Continued luck to you. 3 cheers for Darren.

  7. Netwalker says:


    Congratulations on the first year of ProBlogger!!!!!!

    I have been following this blog since the day I found it, and has helped me to make a better blog. I don’t make money with my blog (yet) but I think following some of your tips it’s like doing a solid base to add some ads later.

    It should be on everyone list of feeds (or at least for daily reading)

    Again, congratulations, and much more to come.

  8. Alex Blonski says:

    Congratulations Darren.

    Thanks for making our blogs better with your daily insight.

  9. H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y ProBlogger!!! Wooooohoooo….

    Congrats Darren, you make the whole experience of Blogging that much more wonderful. Keep up the information and education that we all learn from!

    J Christian Connett, CPM

  10. Jon says:

    Great site! You have done an amazing job creating not just a bog, but a community in just a year. Keep up the good work and the great tips coming. Congrats!

  11. Happy Birthday, Darren! And bear in mind: most of us all over the world are looking forward to another year of interesting, funny, contemplative posts of the ProBlogger! Congrats from Switzerland!

  12. Miha says:

    Happy birthday to you, happy birthday to you, happy birtday dear ProBlogger, happy birthday to you.

  13. Lei says:

    Happy blogiversary! :) I am one of those who has benefited in many ways from coming to ProBlogger and I’ve only been a reader for a few months. Thank you!!!

  14. LA says:

    Happy birthday ProBlogger! Thanks for everything you have taught me. I owe so much to you. Sometimes I should pay you money or something, Darren for all the advice and tips you’ve posted here that I’ve used!
    I feel like my blog would be nowhere without a lot of the stuff I’ve learned from here!

  15. LcF says:

    Happy Birthday! Thank you for the your blogging tips!

  16. Melissa says:

    Happy Birthday ProBlogger :)

    Here’s to more years of spreading positive vibes in the blogging world.

  17. Cicely says:

    Congrats on the birthday!

  18. Well congrats, your blog shares a birthday with quite a few people in hollywood at least (oh yeah and ME :-) ).

    Best of luck.

  19. Congratulations,
    Darren, and the same inspiration and enthusiasm in future!

  20. Cary says:

    Happy Birthday

    It may sound overly dramatic, but in some ways ProBlogger, and the community around it, have really changed my life…for the better!

    Thanks Darren :)

  21. jim says:

    One of the best Blogs around … happy birthday!

  22. Joe says:

    I have only been visiting for a short time and added your site to My Favorites on my first visit. I did use your suggestion about Writers Block and am getting responses already. Thanks for all the Good Advice.
    Happy 1st
    Many More Years of such a Good Place to Visit

  23. NaxeruL says:

    I juz to ask, is that ok if we post other people articles inside our blog but we stated the author and the origin of the website???Or maybe we can do some discussion about the article before post if??

  24. Darren Rowse says:

    don’t ever post other peoples full articles without their permission to do so. You can put a quote but leave it at that.

  25. Dmitriy says:

    How can I make my own article?

  26. redapple says:

    seen today this darren… 1465 posts?? ahhhhh you are a machine… :-)

  27. sabastian says:

    i have learnt a lot of things from your site…


  28. Ma2T says:

    Nearly at 2,000 posts! Thanks for this blog darren, have learnt a lot :)

  29. Brandon says:

    I’d like to see the top 20 again…are they still the same or are there new posts that are more popular?

  30. Navin says:

    I am just amazed by the way this blogging site is working. Frankly tell you I always had in my mind to do something interesting and to generate revenue out of it but neve had any idea. Hopefully I might be able to create a unique platform at my place.

    Thanks ProBlogger.

  31. big4guy says:

    I have learnt a lot about blogging from Darren. Keep up the good work! The quality and the quantity of the posts are always at their best at problogger. Thanks again :-)

  32. Sunny says:

    That’s a great news. Even it is a bit late but still: congratulations.

  33. There’s lot to learn from this site. It’s a great case study in itself.

  34. Wow, seems like only yesterday that this was posted now probloggers second birthday is just around the corner. Congratulations on a really awesome blog!

  35. Ravi says:

    Dear Sir,

    Yous is a highly useful site for a beginner like me.

    I want to launch my blog. How to proceed?

    With thanks.

    S.RAVI T.

  36. Carl Johnson says:

    I would have to say that the “Adsense Tips for Bloggers Series” is the best post. I found it very useful and informative.

  37. I liked this post the most:
    “How the Most Highly Visited Blogs Earn Money”
    very informaional, lots of interesting statistics and stuff

    thanks, Mike

  38. 2 months more and this blog will complete another year :)
    Hope i be a regular visitor here and gain from the vast knowledge.
    Thanks Darren rowse.
    Amit Patel – a regular at problogger

  39. it would be nice if Darren Rowse comes up with a stat on how much he has made from this blog in one year :p

  40. Darren Rowse says:

    Portland Refinance – sorry but I don’t go into specifics of what each blog earns. It’s something I just don’t get into.

    All I’ll say is that this blog is one of my smaller earners.


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