Tickling Your Readers Funny Bone – Using Humor in Blogging
14th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 19

Tickling Your Readers Funny Bone – Using Humor in Blogging

I’ll admit right up front that I’m not the best at this – in fact on almost every occasion that I’ve attempted to inject humor into blog posts I’ve managed to offend, confuse or mislead one reader or another. Do as I say – not as I do and proceed ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Using Stories to Add a Personal Touch to Your Blog
14th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Using Stories to Add a Personal Touch to Your Blog

I’ve recently been reading The Story Factor by Annette Simmons and am convinced that stories are one of the most powerful ways of engaging and impacting readers. I’ve written previously on using stories in blogging (and will probably again) but am a firm believer in using stories as they: engage ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Will Affiliate Disclosures Become Required by Law?
13th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 28

Will Affiliate Disclosures Become Required by Law?

Copyblogger points to an article that indicates that Affiliate Marketing Disclosure may become Mandatory by law. This will be a fascinating one to watch and could have implications for bloggers on many levels. The article states: “The Federal Trade Commission yesterday said that companies engaging in word-of-mouth marketing, in which ...more
Affiliate Programs
Get Exposure by Sponsoring ProBlogger’s Next Group Writing Project
13th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 17

Get Exposure by Sponsoring ProBlogger’s Next Group Writing Project

I’m getting ready to run the last ProBlogger Group Writing Project for 2006 but before announcing the topic I’m looking for some amazing Prizes to tempt participants with (if you don’t know what a group writing project is you can see the last one here). If you have a prize ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Google Confirms ‘Ads by Goooooogle’ Changes are a Test
13th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 5

Google Confirms ‘Ads by Goooooogle’ Changes are a Test

Yesterday we reported that AdSense were testing new ways of showing the ‘Ads by Goooogle’ links on their ad units. Today there’s confirmation that it is indeed a test which is being done on a minimal number of impressions of publishers ads. The following was the response from AdSense to ...more
Adsense
How to Give Your Blogging Soul by Using Emotion
13th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 13

How to Give Your Blogging Soul by Using Emotion

This is post 3 in the Adding a Personal Touch to Your Blog Series I can hardly believe that I’m encouraging bloggers to be more emotional in their blogging (blogging is a medium that is sometimes accused of being too emotionally based) but I think quite a few entrepreneurial blogs ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
First Person Blogging about ‘You’
12th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 13

First Person Blogging about ‘You’

This is post 2 in the Adding a Personal Touch to Your Blog Series 2. First Person vs Third Person While there is definitely a place for third person writing in blogging – I know that I am much more drawn bloggers who place themselves inside their posts by writing ...more
Writing Content
AdSense Testing a New Type of ‘Ads by Goooooogle’
12th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 29

AdSense Testing a New Type of ‘Ads by Goooooogle’

There’s lots of discussion at Digital Point forums today on A New Type Of Ads By Goooogle that AdSense seem to be besting on their ads. Previously they’ve had ‘Ads by Gooooooogle’ in text above or below each ad unit – but now they seem to be experimenting with images ...more
Adsense
Interview with Jim Kukral about BlogKits
12th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 45

Interview with Jim Kukral about BlogKits

BlogKits has launched it’s long awaited Affiliate Marketing Network for bloggers. So I thought I’d ask it’s founder, Jim Kukral, a few questions about it and what he’s learnt along the road in developing it. What is BlogKits? (give us your elevator pitch) Our business model is simple… Help 99% ...more
Affiliate Programs