Make Sure Your Blog Design Communicates Your Voice – Wife Advice Revisited
16th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 38

Make Sure Your Blog Design Communicates Your Voice – Wife Advice Revisited

Late in December we ran a Community Consulting project for a blog called WifeAdvice. I invited Nancy Clark (one of the bloggers behind the site to come back and give some thoughts on the process and show us some of the changes that they made to WifeAdvice as a result ...more
Case Studies
Using Examples to Give your Posts Depth
15th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 28

Using Examples to Give your Posts Depth

Late last year I began the process of hiring a handful of writers to help create new content for Digital Photography School (I wrote a little about it here). I ended up taking on 6 new writers on a trial basis to write one post each per week. It’s been ...more
Writing Content
How To Recruit High Quality Guest Bloggers
15th of February 2008 Daniel Scocco 35

How To Recruit High Quality Guest Bloggers

John asked the following question about finding guest posters in our question box: What is the best way to get a quality guest blogger to post for your site? First things first: why should you care about having guest bloggers on your site to begin with? Well, there are several ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The Curse of the ProBlogger – Time Management and Scaling Yourself Up
14th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 36

The Curse of the ProBlogger – Time Management and Scaling Yourself Up

I love my work – but if there’s one thing that I struggle with more than anything else it is that I get to the end of each day and wish there were a few more hours. image by Erik It was a couple of years ago that I first ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Write Posts That Set StumbleUpon on Fire
14th of February 2008 Skellie 158

How to Write Posts That Set StumbleUpon on Fire

Skellie is a regular writer for ProBlogger. Check out her new blog Anywired if you’re interested in earning an income online. Since yesterday, StumbleUpon has sent me around 20,000 page views. It’s the single biggest referrer for both my blogs, despite one of them having been on the Digg front ...more
Featured Posts
Blogging as a Job – The Perceptions of Others – Convincing Those You Love that You Can Be a ProBlogger
13th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 47

Blogging as a Job – The Perceptions of Others – Convincing Those You Love that You Can Be a ProBlogger

In my recent question box Nick from Put Things Off asked me a number of questions that I thought I’d answer together as a single post as they almost read like a mini-interview – with questions revolving around the legitimacy of blogging as a career, helping others to accept it ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
4 Reasons You Should Encourage, Foster and Harness Dissent on Your Blog
13th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 48

4 Reasons You Should Encourage, Foster and Harness Dissent on Your Blog

Guest Post: Muhammad Saleem is a social media consultant and a top-ranked community member on multiple social news sites. Over the past couple of years I have had many dozens of incredibly negative comments on my posts which I have often marked as spam and not posted. After I do ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Chitika Introduce Viral Branding Units
12th of February 2008 Darren Rowse 11

Chitika Introduce Viral Branding Units

Chitika today have announced a new type of ad unit that I was fortunate enough to get a sneak peak of a few days ago. It’s called the Viral Branding Unit (VBU) and you can see it in action on their VBU page but it looks like this: This unit ...more
Advertising
Win 1,700 Visitors by Reviewing MarketMe.com
12th of February 2008 Skellie 45

Win 1,700 Visitors by Reviewing MarketMe.com

This week’s community consultation of MarketMe.com offers you another chance to boost your blog. Leave a helpful review with some non-intuitive points in your comment and you could win a stampede of 1,700 StumbleUpon users to your favorite post. If your content is good, those 1,700 visitors could grow into ...more
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