How to Build Community on Your Blog By Giving Readers Jobs
5th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 27

How to Build Community on Your Blog By Giving Readers Jobs

Creating Passionate Users has a great post on building community which I think can be applied to building community around a blog. “The best way to grow a user community is to get even the beginners to start answering questions. The more they become involved, the more likely they are ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
AdWords offer $50 free Ads for New Advertisers
4th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 26

AdWords offer $50 free Ads for New Advertisers

Have you ever wanted to test out AdWords to promote your blog? Google are currently running a promotion where you get a $50 Ad coupon when you sign up here. thanks to Jaro for the tip via email.
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The Blog Herald Sold
4th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 9

The Blog Herald Sold

Congratulations to Matt who has just announced that the Blog Herald has been sold…. again (it could be the most bought and sold blog going around with another sale or two). There’s no mention of who bought it or how much it was sold for but Matt has decided to ...more
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The Humble Blogger
4th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 7

The Humble Blogger

Slacker Manager has a great post today on The Honor of Humility which I think is well worth reading for bloggers. I’m not sure whether blogging attracts big egos or creates them – but most bloggers that I know struggle with it at some time or another (or at least ...more
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Questions for reflection on 2006 and beyond
4th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 4

Questions for reflection on 2006 and beyond

Devon at Ink in My Coffee has written a nice list of 17 questions for writers to reflect upon as the end of the year approaches – I think they are a good list for bloggers (and anyone actually) when reflecting upon a year of blogging and getting ready for ...more
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22 Ways to Get Your Brain in Gear
4th of December 2006 Darren Rowse 12

22 Ways to Get Your Brain in Gear

Ririan Project has a great post with 22 Ways To Overclock Your Brain which should be essential reading for all bloggers wanting to get their brain in gear for some great blogging!
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Gestation Periods
3rd of December 2006 Darren Rowse 55

Blog Gestation Periods

Earlier in the week I was asked the following question: ‘How long does it take a blog to come of age?’ It’s a question I get asked regularly, usually by bloggers who have been blogging for a month or two who are wondering how long to stick with it. I ...more
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Google Reader Creates a new ‘A List’
2nd of December 2006 Darren Rowse 30

Google Reader Creates a new ‘A List’

After months of frustration with Bloglines and an increasing array of bloggers reviewing Google Reader very positively I decided a couple of days ago to make the switch – at least temporarily to test GR. I’ve been using it for a couple of days now and am getting used to ...more
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The Death of the Page View and the Ongoing Challenge of Monetizing Websites
2nd of December 2006 Darren Rowse 21

The Death of the Page View and the Ongoing Challenge of Monetizing Websites

Steve Rubel has posted a post titled The Imminent Demise of the Page View which puts into words a conversation that I’ve been hearing an increasing amount of publishers talk (and worry about). The crux of it is that with the rise of pages using Flash and Ajax pages are ...more
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