Lessons from a Celebrity Blogger
27th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 18

Lessons from a Celebrity Blogger

The following blog case study was submitted by Derek – a celebrity blogger. In it he reflects upon 7 lessons he’s learned in building his blog from 50 to 1500 uniques per day since March. Derek Hail – stealing celebrity dignity and fame was launched on March 13th of 2006. ...more
Case Studies
The Cost of Comment Spam
27th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 61

The Cost of Comment Spam

It seems that bloggers everywhere are giving up the fight against comment spam – Or it least it seems that way to me. I’m not going to start naming names but this week as I’ve read a number of fairly high profile and active blogs I’ve noticed that there is ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Celebrating 34
27th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 30

Celebrating 34

Today I turn 34. It’ll be a pretty low key day with most of the celebrations happening on the weekend (not too big a deal this year but we’ll have a good night Saturday night). So lets talk presents…. Ok – I’m kidding, i don’t need anything but there is ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Google bans Mango Sauce from AdSense
26th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 19

Google bans Mango Sauce from AdSense

There’s a fascinating story over at Mango Sauce today that recounts it’s blogger’s (David) interactions with one representative at AdSense who has banned Mango Sauce from AdSense over what it says are violations of the program. The AdSense team member says that MS has content for mature audiences which violates ...more
Adsense
Pheedo’s RSS Ads System Launches
26th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 7

Pheedo’s RSS Ads System Launches

Speaking of RSS ads, Pheedo has been testing their ad service for the past couple of months and are launching this week according to Mark at Weblog Tools Collection. Mark writes that it’s a system for WordPress ads but I can’t see on Pheedo anywhere saying it is exclusively a ...more
Advertising
FeedBurner Ad Network Add Automated Advertiser Signup
26th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 2

FeedBurner Ad Network Add Automated Advertiser Signup

FeedBurner have just announced a new automated feature for advertisers to sign up to their Ad Network. Instead of having to go through a manual process you can now do it in a much more streamlined fashion. The process is to: Select a channel that matches your target Create an ...more
Advertising
BBC Continues to Explore New Media
26th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 7

BBC Continues to Explore New Media

The Guardian reports that the BBC is redeveloping their online presence to be much more new media focused: ‘The BBC today unveiled radical plans to rebuild its website around user-generated content, including blogs and home videos, with the aim of creating a public service version of MySpace.com.’
Blog News
Blog Credibility and Blog Design
26th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 15

Blog Credibility and Blog Design

This post is part of a series of posts on building blog credibility I know that there is a variety of opinions on the value of blog design within ProBlogger’s readership so this might generate some interesting discussion but in my opinion blog design does matter. It is not the ...more
Blog Design
Rambling Blogging
25th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Rambling Blogging

Aaron Wall writes a good post titled Rambling too Much = Bad Blogging. I agree that rambling isn’t good blogging practice, but I wouldn’t say that all long posts are. To me it comes down to weighing up the individual factors that a blogger and their blog face and finding ...more
Writing Content