How My Blog Traffic Grew 20% During a 3-Week Vacation (or How to Take a Vacation Without Losing Traffic)
28th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 33

How My Blog Traffic Grew 20% During a 3-Week Vacation (or How to Take a Vacation Without Losing Traffic)

This is a guest post from J.D. Roth. J.D. writes about smart personal finance at Get Rich Slowly. He has been blogging since 2001. The summer doldrums — most bloggers fear them. It’s not just that traffic tends to be lower, but bloggers are people, too, and need to take ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Movember is Almost Over – it’s Time to Donate!
27th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 16

Movember is Almost Over – it’s Time to Donate!

It’s been 27 days now that I’ve been growing my Mo for charity and so far the donations have totaled in excess of $1600. I’ve posted another couple of update pictures on the Movember page so you can track my progress. The one on this post was taking on day ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Hiring a web consultant – Pros and Cons
27th of November 2007 Lara Kulpa 28

Hiring a web consultant – Pros and Cons

The following post on the “Pros and Cons of hiring a web consultant” was written by Lara Kulpa. So you’ve got yourself a little start-up blog and you’ve earned some okay money. You spend 5-10 hours a week writing, commenting on other blogs, doing all the things that Darren tells ...more
Business Blogging
How To Be A Happier, Healthier Blogger
26th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 55

How To Be A Happier, Healthier Blogger

Can Blogging Be a Health Hazard? If so, how can you prevent it happening to you? In this guest post Lea Woodward from Location Independent explores how to be a happier and healthier blogger. Ok, so you might not think that blogging is a health hazard but it’s not so ...more
Featured Posts
Web Graphics Training Course (Photoshop)
25th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 18

Web Graphics Training Course (Photoshop)

Do you want to learn how to make great graphics for your blog? Over at Digital Photography School I only promote a very small group of quality products to my readers. One of the most popular is a Photoshop training resource called Pro Photo Secrets by a fellow Aussie – ...more
Blog Design
What Blog Platforms Do You Use? – [POLL]
25th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 103

What Blog Platforms Do You Use? – [POLL]

It’s time for another regular Reader Poll. This week I’m not running it in my sidebar – because I’m allowing you to add options to it and last time I asked this question in a poll we ended up with 30 or so options and my sidebar was WAY to ...more
Reader Questions
Be Brave – Break Your Blog
25th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 60

Be Brave – Break Your Blog

The following post on ‘breaking your blog’ and setting up test blogs was submitted by Michael Martin from Pro Blog Design. One of the best kept secrets in design is that we don’t always know what we’re doing. Understanding design theory and color and all the rest of it is ...more
Blog Design
Readers vs Visitors – Whose Needs are You Meeting?
24th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 31

Readers vs Visitors – Whose Needs are You Meeting?

The following post on meeting the needs of Readers and Visitors is a guest post by Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress. Smashing Magazine asks Who Is Your Visitor?, using some new research into the preferences and characteristics of the average visitor to your blog and website. However, since you’d ...more
Featured Posts
What to do When Your Blog Plateaus
22nd of November 2007 Darren Rowse 58

What to do When Your Blog Plateaus

In this post Chris Garrett gives advice on what to do when your blog plateaus. As you have no doubt read on Problogger before, the goal for most bloggers is exponential growth. Not all blogs reach this point though. For many of us it is quite difficult enough to find ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips