My Space at MySpace
19th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 47

My Space at MySpace

I’ve been meaning to check out Myspace for myself for the last few months and this weekend I actually took the 10 minutes necessary to set myself up an account at www.myspace.com/darrenrowse. I’m not sure what I was expecting from it but it all seems a little underwhelming so far. ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
YPN increase channels and make other Tweaks
19th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 6

YPN increase channels and make other Tweaks

I’ve been offline most of today and just checked my inbox to find 7 people had emailed me to let me know that YPN has increased the number of tracking channels from 50 to 100. They’ve also apparently made a few changes to the design/layout of their back-end and have ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network
TypePad Users Unite!
18th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 3

TypePad Users Unite!

TypePad users unite! That’s what John T. Unger is hoping for with his new blog TypePad Hacks which has three main objectives: User Design: Collect useful hacks for extending the capabilities of TypePad blogs. User Forum: Provide a forum for issues, news and user concerns about SixApart products and service. ...more
Pro Blogging News
Blogging for Charity
18th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 14

Blogging for Charity

I’ve long believed that blogging not only has the potential to build the reputation and income of people and businesses but that it also has the potential to give something back to the wider community. I’ve seen this happen in a number of ways over the past few years and ...more
Pro Blogging News
A Negative Blogosphere?
18th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 31

A Negative Blogosphere?

Fascinating post over at Scobleizer on The new A list – some reflections by Robert on how he sees the the new breed of bloggers coming through treating his mate Dave Winer who recently announced he’s looking at stepping away from blogging. He describes this new ‘A-list’ of bloggers as ...more
Blog News
Alexa add Dubious Feature
17th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 21

Alexa add Dubious Feature

Alexa has just added a new ‘feature’ to it’s service that show ‘other sites owned’ by the same people as the site being featured. So for ProBlogger it shows two other sites – gambling watch and idolblog (see screen cap below). I see two problems with this. Firstly some might ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
AdWords Starter Edition
17th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 9

AdWords Starter Edition

If you’ve been wondering whether you should try advertising with AdWords to promote your blog but have been a little overwhelmed by it’s complexity as a first time user you might find the new AdWords Starter Edition a useful way to start out. In essence it’s, as it’s name suggests, ...more
Blog Promotion
Tangent – The Spider Monkey Trap
17th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 2

Tangent – The Spider Monkey Trap

Regular readers of ProBlogger know that I enjoy a good tangent or analogy – here’s a good one from Cameron on spider monkeys and the lure of nuts. Update: Hmmm that didn’t quite come out right…
Pro Blogging News
Starting Multiple Blogs
17th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 32

Starting Multiple Blogs

One of the questions that I’m being asked quite a bit lately by bloggers who have been blogging for a while is whether it’s a wise thing to start multiple blogs and if so how should one manage it? It’s a good question and one that I have a few ...more
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