Akismet Suffers Comment Spam Downtime
28th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 21

Akismet Suffers Comment Spam Downtime

Akismet users might have noticed an increase in comment spam getting through the system over the past 24 hours. It seems that they had some downtime as a result of an update that allowed quite a bit of spam to get through. It seems to have settled now but for ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Brian’s CopyWriting Book Recommendations
28th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Brian’s CopyWriting Book Recommendations

A couple of weeks ago when I published my Essential Books for bloggers I asked a number of other bloggers for their recommendations on what they considered to be excellent resources in the different aspects of blogging. Since then a number of others have suggested books including one of my ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Telegraph Caught Republishing Blogger’s Post Without Acknowledgement
27th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 19

Telegraph Caught Republishing Blogger’s Post Without Acknowledgement

This tale of the Telegraph Newspaper foolish action in publishing a bloggers post without permission, acknowledgment of source and under one of it’s author’s name (all they did was change the heading) has left me shaking my head today. Very odd. See the original post, a cached version of the ...more
Pro Blogging News
Lists Group Writing Project – Categorized
26th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 21

Lists Group Writing Project – Categorized

During the Last Group Writing Project (on the topic of Lists) I was quite overwhelmed by the number of entries. The list that we ended up with had a total of 301 lists. The main problem with the final list of entries was that despite containing a lot of great ...more
General
Closing the Deal – Persuasive Blogging Part V
26th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Closing the Deal – Persuasive Blogging Part V

“Desire is the key to motivation, but it’s determination and commitment to an unrelenting pursuit of your goal – a commitment to excellence – that will enable you to attain the success you seek.” – Mario Andretti The last step in the process to writing a persuasive blog post is ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Resources for Information Publishers
25th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Resources for Information Publishers

Martin at ePublishingDaily has put together a page of resources for information publishers that I think a lot of entrepreneurial bloggers will find very useful. It’s got over 100 resources in 17 categories including: Online PDF Creators Keyword Tools Stock Photos Online Payment Autoresponders Online Researching Some categories will be ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Six Figure Blogging Gets an Update
25th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 1

Six Figure Blogging Gets an Update

It’s been almost a year since Andy Wibbels and I ran the live version of the Six Figure Blogging Course. The response we had back then was pretty terrific – thousands registered for the free preview call (which is still available to give you a taster on our main page) ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Desire and Persuasive Blogging – Part IV
25th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Desire and Persuasive Blogging – Part IV

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” – Napoleon Hill Over the last few years I’ve put on a little weight. Actually – a more accurate statement would be – each year over the last ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Marinating Ideas into Blog Posts – My Posting Workflow
24th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 26

Marinating Ideas into Blog Posts – My Posting Workflow

Glen has posted a nice post at LifeDev titled Let Your Blog Posts Marinate (4 Steps to Forming Great Ideas) which uses the great image of marinating your ideas for a while before posting them. Below I’ll share 10 steps on how I let ideas marinate and become posts – ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips