Blog Hosting, Domains and Blogging Platforms – What We Wish We Knew
10th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 50

Blog Hosting, Domains and Blogging Platforms – What We Wish We Knew

This post is part of the ‘What we wish I knew when I first started Blogging’ Series. In this post I’ll share readers comments on the topic of Blog Hosting, Domains and Platforms and will share some of my own experiences and advice. There is always a diversity of opinion ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
What We Wish We Knew When We First Started Blogging – A Series
10th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 8

What We Wish We Knew When We First Started Blogging – A Series

Last weekend I asked bloggers to share the lessons that they’ve learned about blogging that they wish they knew when first starting out. The resulting comment thread is so rich with ideas, experiences and lessons that it’s too good to leave languishing in a comment thread. As I read through ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Buy Blog Comments – A Sick New Comment Spam Service Launches
9th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 204

Buy Blog Comments – A Sick New Comment Spam Service Launches

I just had a rather disturbing email from a company advertising a new service called Buy Blog Comments (no follow tags used) promoting a new service offering to leave comment spam on blogs for those wanting to increase their SEO ranking. The service offers to leave spam comments at a ...more
Pro Blogging News
Going Pro as a Blogger – Turning Blogging From a Hobby to a Career
9th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 25

Going Pro as a Blogger – Turning Blogging From a Hobby to a Career

Richard MacManus reflects today upon an article that appeared in a local site which featured his story of turning blogging from a hobby into a Career. Richard says some very worthwhile stuff about the keys to his success – particularly the amount of work and time that’s gone into building ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Should Links from Your Blog Open in a New Window? Reader Opinions
9th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 54

Should Links from Your Blog Open in a New Window? Reader Opinions

Two weeks ago I asked readers for their opinion on whether external links on your blog should Open in a New Window? The conversation that resulted in the question was fascinating with 129 comments left (so far). Today I reread the full conversation and tallied up the results and was ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Sell Your Blog
8th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 33

How to Sell Your Blog

Bob has a good post detailing how he built up a blog on the domain Computers.net and sold it for $155,000. I get asked a lot of questions about how to sell a blog – but as I’m yet to do it I thought I’d do a speedlinking type post ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Authority Blogger Forum
7th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 13

Authority Blogger Forum

Chris Garrett just announced his new Authority Blogger Forum which I think has the makings of a useful community. Chris is one of the better bloggers on the topic of blogging and would be well worthwhile getting alongside if you’re looking for advice.
Pro Blogging News
Place Your Blog on a ‘Busy Intersection’
7th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 40

Place Your Blog on a ‘Busy Intersection’

Steve Remington wrote a good post today that uses the metaphore of roads and intersections to think about blogs. It’s an image that caught my imagination a little. He writes: “Think of your blog as a virtual business on a road. Your best chance of success is not sitting out ...more
Blog Promotion
5 Things You Should Know about My Dad the ProBlogger
6th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 122

5 Things You Should Know about My Dad the ProBlogger

This guest post has been submitted by my son – little ‘X’ – who turned 1 today. I thought it was an appropriate day for him to make his debut as a blogger. I’ve been watching my Dad being a ProBlogger for a year now – here’s 5 things that ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips