Make a Reader Famous
21st of August 2007 Darren Rowse 41

Make a Reader Famous

Do you want to be famous? Do you want to be noticed? Do you want people to know who you are? Do you want to have more influence? I did an informal survey of bloggers at a workshop and asked them why they blog. The majority of answers had something ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
The Secret to Increasing Your Traffic Overnight – Hint, it has Something to do with Going on Holidays
20th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 38

The Secret to Increasing Your Traffic Overnight – Hint, it has Something to do with Going on Holidays

Today I was asked about a post from a few months ago on Savvy Affiliate that did a little analysis of the Alexa graphs of four blogs (including ProBlogger) which had surges in traffic that were the beginnings of sustained traffic growth. In the post Scott observed a surge in ...more
ProBlogger Site News
How To Blog – Dumb Little Man Style
20th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 19

How To Blog – Dumb Little Man Style

Jay from Dumb Little Man (a blog that’s seen incredible growth of late) has posted an insightful post on How He Blogs. It has all kinds of great glimpses into his blogging and how he does it while still maintaining a full time job (warning – his schedule is a ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Run a Reader Survey on Your Blog
20th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 18

Run a Reader Survey on Your Blog

Your task today in the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog project is to ask your readers how you can improve your blog. At least once a year I like to write a post on my blogs inviting my readership to comment on a number of areas of my ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
113 Must Read Blogging Tips
19th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 47

113 Must Read Blogging Tips

When I started this months 31 Days to Building a Better Blog and decided to invite readers to submit their own blog tips I’m not sure what I was really expecting – but the results have been fantastic. I’ve just spent the last two hours surfing through the latest batch ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Should You Respond to Comments via Email or in Comments?
19th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 60

Should You Respond to Comments via Email or in Comments?

In my last post on responding to comments on your blog two readers, john – from fat to fat and Lynnae, both post the question of whether a blogger should respond to comments via email or via comments? I’d like to throw this open as a reader question – what ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Respond to Comments On Your Blog
19th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 76

Respond to Comments On Your Blog

One of the most basic skills that any blogger should spend time working on from the very early days is responding to comments on your blog – and that’s today’s task in the 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Project. While this is one of the simplest acts that ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
The Huffington Post Promotes Top Commenters To Be Featured Bloggers
18th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 10

The Huffington Post Promotes Top Commenters To Be Featured Bloggers

Scott Karp from Publishing 2.0 has a fascinating interview with Arianna Huffington from The Huffington Post on their recent decision to allow their top Commenters to Bloggers on the site. The idea is pretty simple – Paul Berry explains in the announcement post: “Reading through the comments on our site, ...more
Pro Blogging News
The Next Internet Millionaire – Episode 1
18th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 19

The Next Internet Millionaire – Episode 1

When Joel Comm emailed me a month or two back to tell me about his new project – a reality show called the Next Internet Millionaire – I have to admit that I was a little skeptical. For starters – I’m not a massive fan of the hype of internet ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips