Apple Release Blogging Tool – MacBook
17th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 13

Apple Release Blogging Tool – MacBook

Apple today announced their latest notebook – the MacBook. It’s pretty much like the old ibook but it’s got an isight camera, has front row (with remote), is intel core duo based, has a glossy wide (13.3 inch) screen, thinner design and comes in white or black (among other changes). ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Bloggers Reporting Changes in Google Traffic Levels – Sandbox Updated?
17th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 29

Bloggers Reporting Changes in Google Traffic Levels – Sandbox Updated?

I’ve had email from three separate bloggers today asking me to explain why they’ve seen increases in traffic over the last 24 hours from Google. I’m not an SEO expert and wouldn’t claim to really understand the ins and outs of how Google updates but there seems to be movement ...more
Search Engine Optimization
About About Pages
17th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 7

About About Pages

Brian at copyblogger today asks What’s Your Blog Really About? and gives some good tips for writing an about page, using mine as an example of how to write it: “Of course, I’ve been reading Darren’s blog for quite some time. But if I had just stumbled upon it today, ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Stylegala for Sale
17th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 11

Stylegala for Sale

One of my favorite web design sites, Stylegala is up for sale over at Sitepoint. David, it’s owner, just emailed me to let me know the news and I’m going to be fascinated to see how the auction goes. If you’ve got a spare $30,000 (USD) you could just pick ...more
Pro Blogging News
Using Posting Schedules to Maintain Momentum
17th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 29

Using Posting Schedules to Maintain Momentum

Another strategy for planning ahead that many bloggers use is to create a postings schedule for themselves. This can happen on a range of levels (from informal to very structured) but is often a great way to give some level of structure and motivation for posting. Here’s a few quick ...more
Writing Content
On the Go Planning – Maintaining Blogging Momentum
17th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 2

On the Go Planning – Maintaining Blogging Momentum

This week at ProBlogger we’re covering the topic of how to Maintain Momentum in your blogging. Yesterday in part two I covered three factors to consider when planning a blog that will help to create a sustainable blog for the long term. Of course most ProBlogger readers already have blogs ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
TechCrunch Redesign Update
16th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 32

TechCrunch Redesign Update

A few days back I linked to the design saga around the TechCrunch Redesign where the redesign of this popular blog came under significant critique. The design was done by Rachel Cunliffe from Cre8d but it was pretty obvious that there was some level of different perspectives between designer and ...more
Blog Design
3 Factors to Consider Before Starting a Blog – Maintaining Blogging Momentum
16th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 27

3 Factors to Consider Before Starting a Blog – Maintaining Blogging Momentum

As I’ve pondered how to write about maintaining momentum (this is part 2 of a series) on a blog many of the suggestions that I have have boiled down to one thing – thinking ahead. While I know many bloggers like to blog spontaneously and to go with the flow, ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
YPN Publishers Experiencing Down Time
16th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 4

YPN Publishers Experiencing Down Time

I’ve had emails from 4 different YPN publishers who tell me that the ads on their blogs are not showing and have not been for most of the day just gone by. Forums like Digital Point’s YPN down? thread seem to confirm that the problem is more widely spread than ...more
Yahoo Publishing Network