What Everybody Ought to Know About Blogging – 97 Blog Tips
23rd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 30

What Everybody Ought to Know About Blogging – 97 Blog Tips

We are entering the last week in the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog project and I’m continuing to enjoy both writing my own tips and reading those being submitted by readers. Today I’ve got another 97 reader tips for you (taking us to a total of 456 submissions ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Go on a Dead Link Hunt
23rd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 34

Go on a Dead Link Hunt

Today your task in the 31 Day Project is something that most bloggers who have been blogging for a while could probably benefit from doing – go on a dead link hunt. Blogging is built on the ‘link’. One blog links to another blog who links to another who makes ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
When it Feels Like Nobody is Reading Your Blog
23rd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 128

When it Feels Like Nobody is Reading Your Blog

I was chatting with two friends last week – one of them is a blogger and the other was considering starting a blog. My blogging friend was dispensing a few words of wisdom on how to start out (the usually kind of beginner blogging tips) when he said something out ...more
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First Impressions Matter on a Blog
22nd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 99

First Impressions Matter on a Blog

Click To Play First impressions matter in the day to day real life relationships that we all have. Like it or not, people are making decisions about who you are in the first few seconds that they meet you. The same is happening when they come to your blog too!
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blogger Ads Inline AdSense Widget
22nd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 30

Blogger Ads Inline AdSense Widget

If you’re using Blogger as your platform and have wanted a way to put AdSense ads between posts then Blogger have added a widget that makes it easy. Get the full details at the AdSense blog’s post on Getting inline. I can think of a few bloggers that will be ...more
Adsense
How do you link to yourself? Anchor Text for Internal Links Matters
22nd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 39

How do you link to yourself? Anchor Text for Internal Links Matters

One of the most basic principles of search engine optimization is that the words that other sites use within the text of their links to you (called the anchor text) have an impact upon how your site ranks for those words. For example – if you want to rank well ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Catch New Readers Up On The Basics of Your Blog
22nd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 21

Catch New Readers Up On The Basics of Your Blog

Sometimes after you’ve been blogging on your blog for a while it’s easy to forget that not all of your readers have been reading your blog since you started. While you’re familiar with every aspect of your blog and how to use it – your more recent loyal readers may ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
“I try to leave out the parts that people skip”
21st of August 2007 Darren Rowse 15

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip”

I recently wrote a post with 8 things to do with your blog when you get sick – number five on the list was to find a guest blogger to lend a hand. This week on noticing a fellow blogger, Blog Bloke, was having a bad run with illness I ...more
Writing Content
5 Comment Management Plugins for WordPress
21st of August 2007 Darren Rowse 43

5 Comment Management Plugins for WordPress

One more post on the ‘respond to comments‘ post that I wrote yesterday. If you’re a WordPress user there are a number of WP plugins that can help with managing your comments and responding to readers. Here are some that might be worth exploring. 1. Better Comments Manager – this ...more
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