Do you kiss on the first date? The Art of Courting as a Blogger
28th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 55

Do you kiss on the first date? The Art of Courting as a Blogger

I was recently emailed by a blogger asking me to take a look at their brand new blog. The blog was very new (it only consisted of 3 posts) and it’s purpose was obviously to convert readers into sales of the blogger’s new e-book. The first three posts on the ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Where do Your Readers Come From?
27th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 57

Where do Your Readers Come From?

I’ve been having some fun with Google Analytics tonight – particularly in looking at where readers of my blogs come from geographically. It’s not something that I’ve done for a while and the stats for ProBlogger have changed quite a bit. Previously when I did this I had a fair ...more
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What’s the Lowdown on Digg Bait?
26th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 21

What’s the Lowdown on Digg Bait?

Muhammad Saleem wrote a post over at CopyBlogger this week by the title – ‘Is it OK to Write for Digg’ and makes some really good points on either side of the debate. Here are a few key quotes from his piece with a few of my own thoughts: “for ...more
Blog Promotion
ProBlogger Readers Do it Better…. than Digg Users
25th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 40

ProBlogger Readers Do it Better…. than Digg Users

Wendy writes a great post today in her introduction to Social Media Strategy and Socially Driven Content. In the post she talks to bloggers about why they should learn about social media, what results they can get and how to start out in it. What caught my attention was right ...more
Blog Promotion
Chitika Linx – Beta In Text Advertising
25th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 18

Chitika Linx – Beta In Text Advertising

Chitika have today added another new ad unit to their growing line of options for publishers – this one is called Chitika Linx. It’s still in beta and I’m not one of the lucky few to be invited to test it – but from the overview page it looks very ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
Make a Contract With Yourself
25th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 32

Make a Contract With Yourself

In BJ’s post on Developing a Blogging Schedule she finishes with a short section titled ‘A Contract with Myself’ which caught my eye. It reminded me of a rough patch that I went through in my blogging a couple of years ago when I really struggled with bloggers block and ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Melbourne Bloggers Meetup Recap
24th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 22

Melbourne Bloggers Meetup Recap

Last night was the first gathering of the Melbourne Bloggers Meetup. Despite me giving everyone the wrong address for the Bar it was a great night with around 25 people in attendance. I think I got to meet most people and collected a few cards. Some of those in attendance ...more
Pro Blogging News
Speedlinking 24 May 2007
24th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 6

Speedlinking 24 May 2007

Mani shares a few tips on developing stickyness on a blog – read more on keeping first time readers on a blog in my previous series on the topic. Chris writes – Fear of Blogging, or What Bloggers Can Learn from Shakespeare. Technorati have announced a new look and ‘refreshed’ ...more
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A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of Successful Blogs
24th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 72

A Glimpse Behind the Scenes of Successful Blogs

After my recent post on the pressures of blogging I had some great feedback from PreBloggers (those thinking of starting up) thanking me and those who commented for giving a more realistic view of blogging. One of the pictures that comes to mind of my own experience of blogging is ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips