How to Run a Blog Competition to Find New Readers and Make Your Blog Sticky
21st of February 2007 Darren Rowse 33

How to Run a Blog Competition to Find New Readers and Make Your Blog Sticky

One technique that an increasing number of bloggers have been using over the last year to create a buzz on their blogs is to use competitions. In this post I’ll share 9 tips for running a successful competition on your blog – but first why would you want to run ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
MyBlogLog Release Anti-Spam Plan
20th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 13

MyBlogLog Release Anti-Spam Plan

Eric from MyBlogLog has written a post on their blog explaining some of the problems that they’ve been facing on the spam front over the last little while and outlining some of the things that they’ve done (and are going to do) about it. I won’t rehash it all here ...more
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Are .com and .net domains best?
20th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 82

Are .com and .net domains best?

Today I got a reader question that I thought might make an interesting discussion topic. I am starting a new blog, and the hardest part so far has been naming it. The domain I like is only available in the .ca format. What is your opinion on using anything other ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
MyBlogLog – Is it Adding Value?
20th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 70

MyBlogLog – Is it Adding Value?

ProBlogger’s MyBlogLog community has continued to grow in number over the last couple of weeks since I added it to my sidebar however the last few days have given me numerous reasons to wonder if I continue with it. Community Message Spam – I am increasingly spending time deleting spammy ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
10 Mistakes that Will KILL a Forum…. or Blog
20th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 34

10 Mistakes that Will KILL a Forum…. or Blog

I love learning things from people in other arenas and applying them to blogging so today when I saw SEOrefugee has a post titled 10 Mistakes that Will KILL a Forum I immediately wondered whether the 10 mistakes might also apply to blogging. Lets see: 1. Excessive Ads I’d completely ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
SOBCon 07 – 12 May
19th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 9

SOBCon 07 – 12 May

Two days ago I had a nice little surprise when I opened my inbox. I got a sneak peak at a blogging conference that is running for the first time later this year. Interestingly enough its being run by and featuring a group of bloggers that I know well and ...more
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Monetize Your Blog through Text Messages – TextMarks
19th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 30

Monetize Your Blog through Text Messages – TextMarks

An interesting new monetization strategy for bloggers is emerging today – letting readers subscribe to your blog via Text Messages. TextMarks has launched this new service which allows bloggers to either charge $4.99 or $9.99 per month to their readers to get these instantaneous alerts. It’s currently only available to ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Anothr – RSS Bot for Skype
19th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 20

Anothr – RSS Bot for Skype

Over the last day or two I’ve been testing a tool that bloggers wanting to stay right on top of the news breaking in their niche might find very useful. It’s called Anothr and it’s an RSS bot for Skype users. How does it work? – its pretty simple really. ...more
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Introducing Mrs. WordPress
18th of February 2007 Darren Rowse 20

Introducing Mrs. WordPress

Time for a little weekend diversion…. Anyone who has started a WordPress blog will probably be familiar with Mr WordPress. He’s the guy who makes your first comment by default so that you know what a comment is. Very considerate of him really. His comment looks like this: Today I ...more
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