This week I’ve had emails from quite a few new readers asking questions that I probably take for granted that everyone knows.
So if you’re new – let me share a few tips to help you get the most out of this blog. If you’re an old timer – you might like to skip this post:
What is ProBlogger?
This is a blog dedicated to teaching bloggers (and those wanting to start one) how to start and improve their blogs. The blog covers a lot of the basics of blogging – but has a particular interest in helping bloggers to make money blogging.
This blog was started by me (Darren Rowse) just over 3 years ago. I write most of the posts – but also feature a select team of guest posters from time to time. You can read more about my story (and the story of this blog) on my About Page. Also check out the ProBlogger FAQ page for more answers to common questions.
Subscribe to ProBlogger
To get the most out of ProBlogger and keep up with the latest posts I highly recommend that you subscribe using one of two methods – either our RSS feed or our daily email updates. You can learn about these methods on our Subscribe page.
Over the last 3 years I’ve added around 4000 posts, articles, tutorials and tips to this blog. Everything that I know about blogging is on this blog and it’s become something of a resource library for many bloggers. Quite a few bloggers access these archives using the search field (to right hand corner of the blog) but another good way to start exploring what has been written previously is through our Archives Page which summarizes the main categories and highlights some key posts in each one.
Also check out the ‘Best of ProBlogger’ section the front page of ProBlogger – this highlights the all time best posts, the best posts of the month and a few of my own favorites.
ProBlogger Job Boards – Find a Blog Job
One of the most popular pages on ProBlogger are our Job Boards. This is a place where those looking to hire bloggers place 30 day ads and where bloggers looking for work find blog jobs. The page is subscribed to around 1000 ProBloggers (and aspiring ones) and is worth subscribing to via it’s RSS Feed.
If you are just starting out with blogging I have a section of the blog dedicated especially to you – Blogging for Beginners. It is a series of posts that explores many of the first questions that a new blogger will ask.
Make Money Blogging
If you’re looking to make money from your blog I have a lot of content on the topic. A good place to start to see some different options to make money from a a blog is a recent post – How I make money blogging. Also check out How to Make Money Blogging which points to some of the best posts on this blog on the topic.
What else do I do?
I have a number of projects that you might also like to check out. These include b5media – a blog network with over 250 blogs that I co founded and now work on as VP Training. I also edit and write for a blog called Digital Photography School - a blog and forum full of digital photography tips. I also developed a resource for bloggers called Six Figure Blogging a couple of years back and am working on a new resource for bloggers (stay tuned).
If you’re new here – I’d love to ‘meet’ you. Feel free to leave a comment below with your name and a short introduction into who you are, how you found ProBlogger and what you do (and what your blog is if you have one). My favorite part of this site is the comment sections on posts. I firmly believe that together we know so much more than any individual and that this is illustrated by the readers of this site every day.