Starting a New Blog? Start With a Mind Map
15th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 57

Starting a New Blog? Start With a Mind Map

Update: I’ve brainstormed 180 Blog Ideas for you! Yesterday we covered how to use mind mapping to come up with topics to post about. As I was writing that post I was reminded of a very similar process that I went through when planning my last new blog – Digital ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Develop the Habit of Writing Posts in Advance
15th of December 2007 Skellie 79

How to Develop the Habit of Writing Posts in Advance

Do you write and publish your posts in one sitting? Many bloggers do. Unfortunately, this kind of posting habit presents a number of problems. For example: You won’t be able to develop a consistent posting rhythm. Your publish times will vary depending on whether you’re inspired, whether you have writer’s ...more
Writing Content
Google Analytics Add New Comparison Graphing Tools
14th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 17

Google Analytics Add New Comparison Graphing Tools

Those of you who use Google Analytics might be interested to see that they’ve announced a new graphing tool – ie that you can now compare not only time periods but different stats. For example you can view your page views vs bounce rate for a given period: Or you ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
AdSense Launch Ad Review Center – Review Ads Targeted at Your Blog
14th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 27

AdSense Launch Ad Review Center – Review Ads Targeted at Your Blog

AdSense has just announced a fairly significant new feature that will help publishers to monitor what ads are being targeted on their blogs to see if they are relevant and appropriate for that site. I complained in a number of recent posts that I didn’t really have any idea what ...more
Adsense
Google Release Zeitgeist 2007 Report
14th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 16

Google Release Zeitgeist 2007 Report

One of the things that I enjoy about this time of year is that the search engines release reports on what the most searched for words were during the past 12 months. Google just released their Google Zeitgeist 2007 Report (Yahoo did their one last week). At Google the fastest ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
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14th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 89

Discover Hundreds of Post Ideas for Your Blog with Mind Mapping

Yesterday I wrote a post on keeping the momentum going on your blog by building on previous posts. Today I want to extend that post (you knew I would) with a practical exercise that any blogger with a blog can do. It’s something that can take as little as 10 ...more
Writing Content
How to Keep Momentum Going By Building on Previous Posts
13th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 47

How to Keep Momentum Going By Building on Previous Posts

You slave over the writing of a great new post for your blog, you’ve researched, hypothesized, edited, spell checked, polished and made it look all pretty…. You Hit Publish…. What happens now? Are you done? Do you move on and push the post idea from your mind – searching for ...more
Writing Content
How Dial Up Made Me a More Productive Blogger
13th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 44

How Dial Up Made Me a More Productive Blogger

This week I’ve been without a permanent broadband connection – but I’ve become a more productive blogger. While I wait for my ISP to transfer my broadband connection from our old home to our new one I’ve been relying upon a mobile broadband connection (with limited monthly bandwidth) and dialup ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
AdSense Testing New ‘Slider’ Ads
12th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 40

AdSense Testing New ‘Slider’ Ads

I’ve just had emails from a number of readers who are reporting seeing a new type of AdSense ad appearing on their blogs – ads with little arrow buttons on them which rotate ads. Here’s how they look (buttons circled): When you click the button the ad ‘slides’ up and ...more
Adsense