What Blogging Platform Do You Use? [POLL RESULTS]
3rd of December 2007 Darren Rowse 33

What Blogging Platform Do You Use? [POLL RESULTS]

Last week I asked readers to submit to our poll the blog platform that they use. The results were similar to last time we ran it with WordPress.org (36%) a clear winner, Blogger.com (25%) coming in second and WordPress.com (15%) coming in third. That these three platforms take up 76% ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Nip Problems in the Bud with a TOS Page
3rd of December 2007 Darren Rowse 21

Nip Problems in the Bud with a TOS Page

Any parent will tell you that the “good cop / bad cop” routine has stood the test of time for one reason: It works. Do any of these sound familiar? “You’d better not let mom see you eating that before dinner.” “You just wait until your father gets home.” You ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The Mo Must Go
2nd of December 2007 Darren Rowse 27

The Mo Must Go

Movember is over! Thanks to everyone who sponsored me (it’s not too late). The total donations so far have hit $1847.50 (AUD). That’s got to me about $1 a whisker…. A thanks to everyone who donated – but a special thanks to the ‘premium sponsors’ who each put up $200 ...more
ProBlogger Site News
How many RSS Readers does your Blog have? [POLL]
2nd of December 2007 Darren Rowse 59

How many RSS Readers does your Blog have? [POLL]

How many RSS readers does your blog have? (your biggest blog – if you have more than one) This is the question for this week’s reader poll currently running in the sidebar. It’s a question that some won’t be able to answer (so I’ve included an ‘I don’t know’ option ...more
Reader Questions
Optimizing Blog Growth: Curing the Fears of Being an Amateur Blogger
2nd of December 2007 Darren Rowse 43

Optimizing Blog Growth: Curing the Fears of Being an Amateur Blogger

The following post on Optimizing Blog growth has been submitted by Aaron Wall from SEOBook. Many of my friends who are would be bloggers are afraid to start blogging because they are afraid of being wrong or writing something that might make them look foolish. They want to make sure ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Zookoda – I Don’t Recommend them Anymore
1st of December 2007 Darren Rowse 86

Zookoda – I Don’t Recommend them Anymore

This is just a short note to withdraw a recommendation that I made a year or two ago about the Zookoda email service. When they first came out Zookoda was a dream come true for me – a free service that enabled bloggers to built a newsletter subscriber base, convert ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
WidgetBucks to Serve CPM Ads to Non North American Traffic
1st of December 2007 Darren Rowse 24

WidgetBucks to Serve CPM Ads to Non North American Traffic

WidgetBucks have announced that they will begin to serve CPM based ads to traffic that isn’t from the US or Canada (starting early in December). This comes in the wake of them previously stopping international traffic from seeing their ads – something that caused many publishers to stop using them. ...more
Advertising
Getting Your Blog Ready for Christmas
1st of December 2007 Darren Rowse 31

Getting Your Blog Ready for Christmas

With December starting tomorrow I thought it might be worth pointing back to a series of posts that I wrote at this time last year on How to Optimize Your Blog for Christmas. Keep in mind that positioning yourself for seasonal traffic (and believe me that the next month there ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips