How Not to become a Grumpy Old Blogger
16th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 51

How Not to become a Grumpy Old Blogger

Comment Spam, Trolls in Comments, Servers Crashing, Personal Attacks in Posts, Getting Hacked, Public Critique…. While there’s a lot of positive things to be said for blogging – there are also days where blogging can all get a little too much and get even the most positive of bloggers down. ...more
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Copywriting Contest – $10,000 in Prizes Up for Grabs
15th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 16

Copywriting Contest – $10,000 in Prizes Up for Grabs

Brian at Copyblogger has just announced a cool group copywriting project which I’m sure many of you will enjoy competing in. It’s all about creating irresistible offers using landing pages. There are $10,000 in prizes up for grabs and it will be a judged competition (I’m one of the judges ...more
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LineBuzz – Inline Comments
15th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 31

LineBuzz – Inline Comments

LineBuzz is a new commenting solution for blogs that has got me a little curious. The concept is pretty simple – it allows your readers to comment on specific parts of your blog post by highlighting any text that you’ve written. It’s probably best to learn about it by seeing ...more
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Reflections on the Group Writing Project
15th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 37

Reflections on the Group Writing Project

A few people have been asking me to write a post summarizing the benefits of running last week’s ‘Top 5’ group writing project (GWP). I’d summarize it as being worth doing in five main areas (and will add a few ‘costs’ of doing it below also): 1. Participation The main ...more
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Which Feed Reader is Best?
13th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 234

Which Feed Reader is Best?

Time for a little reader debate discussion. Which Feed Reader do you use and Why? Are you a Google Reader fan? A Bloglines junkie? Do you prefer NewsGator, Firefox Live Bookmarks or Netvibes? Or do you prefer to follow blogs via MyYahoo or iGoogle? Which one do you use – ...more
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Top 5 – GWP Winner (and the #1 Reason Why Chitika Rocks)
12th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 84

Top 5 – GWP Winner (and the #1 Reason Why Chitika Rocks)

OK, after a good night’s sleep an hour or two working through the list to weed out a couple of little problems I’ve just selected a winner for the Top 5 Group Writing Project. Before I announce them – here are a few administrative notes: Full List – For those ...more
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Top 5 – Group Writing Project Day 4
11th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 64

Top 5 – Group Writing Project Day 4

It is with great pleasure, mixed with sadness, mixed with a tinge of excitement and mixed with some relief that I now officially close the ‘Top 5’ ProBlogger Group Writing project for this week. No more submissions will be accepted. To say that the project has been a success would ...more
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Group Writing Project is Closed
11th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 20

Group Writing Project is Closed

Just a short note to say that this week’s ‘Top 5’ writing project is officially over. The ending of the project coincides with me being out with friends – so I’ll post the final list of today’s submissions later tonight. The prize winner will be announced tomorrow (as I want ...more
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Speedlinking – 11 May 2007
11th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 13

Speedlinking – 11 May 2007

Dosh Dosh asks whether you’re being indexed by the Snap Search Engine and suggests how to make sure you will be. John TP points to a WP Plugin that lets you sell reviews from your blog directly – cutting out the middle man of services like PayPerPost and Review me ...more
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