WidgetBucks Announce New Widget Creatives
20th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 30

WidgetBucks Announce New Widget Creatives

WidgetBucks have announced new widget designs. Each of the different ad unit sizes now have two options (now when setting them up you’ll be able to choose a ‘B Series’ ad unit). One ad size (medium rectangles) even has three options (see below). Also now you can change the rotation ...more
Advertising
Managing Facebook Friends
20th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 40

Managing Facebook Friends

I was just over at Facebook and noticed that the option to create Friends Lists had been activated. Now you can organize your friends by type (handy). Now I’ve just got to find a spare 4 hours to sort through them all (feel free to befriend me here). Speaking of ...more
Social Media
New Interactive AdSense Unit with Pictures Spotted
20th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 43

New Interactive AdSense Unit with Pictures Spotted

There’s been lots of testing of new ad formats going on at AdSense recently – but this one is really interesting – it’s a much more interactive looking AdSense unit that looks and functions a lot like Chitika’s eMiniMalls and WidgetBucks units. It seems to be called the ‘Google Checkout ...more
Adsense
Stuck Writing a Post? – Change Your Writing Medium
20th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 46

Stuck Writing a Post? – Change Your Writing Medium

Do you ever have an idea for a post that you just can’t get out? You know the gist of what you want to say – but the words to express it clearly just don’t come. How do you get it out? LifeClever has a writing tip that I’d not ...more
Writing Content
Keeping a Blog Diary to Analyze Your Blogging Routine
20th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 49

Keeping a Blog Diary to Analyze Your Blogging Routine

This year for Christmas I’ve asked my wife if she’d give me a personal trainer. Warning – Tangent Ahead…. It’s been years since I’ve had an organized exercise routine – and while I do eat reasonably healthily and attempt to walk regularly – I’ve gradually felt my body ‘slipping’ further ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Speedlinking – Celebrity, Awards and Top Lists
19th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 55

Speedlinking – Celebrity, Awards and Top Lists

It’s that silly time of the year where lots of awards, ‘best of’ articles and ‘top 10…’ lists start appearing on blogs (and MSM sites). This morning I got an email about making the Forbes – Web Celeb 25 list. I scraped in at number 25 (warning – that page ...more
Pro Blogging News
Valuing a Blog
19th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 27

Valuing a Blog

Duff McDonald of Portfolio.com writes a piece on the Valuation of Drudge Report and tries to come up with a valuation based upon three methods (eyeballs, ad value and ‘ask his mother what it’s worth’). Somewhere between it all they value it at between $10M-$20M.
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Using Your Own Picture in Your Blogging
19th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 73

Using Your Own Picture in Your Blogging

Do you have a headshot handy that you could send to a media organization quickly? Today I got an email from a rather large media publication requesting a picture of me for an article that they might include me in (they were being a little cagey and wouldn’t actually say ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Sometimes Blogging is Like Watching Grass Grow
19th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 147

Sometimes Blogging is Like Watching Grass Grow

Click To Play As we continue to settle into our new house, a new routine and new surrounds in our suburb I’m being constantly inspired by the lessons I see around me and how they apply to blogging. In today’s video I want to talk about Grass (Turf that is…)
Miscellaneous Blog Tips