Has Blogging Lost Its Relational Focus?
21st of July 2008 Darren Rowse 69

Has Blogging Lost Its Relational Focus?

Today I want to talk a little about bloggers working together – to talk about the importance of it and to reflect upon whether the blogosphere has become a less relational place. “After years of being in an offline business I’ve recently decided to start an online business that will ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
iPhone Applications for Bloggers
20th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 46

iPhone Applications for Bloggers

I know quite a few ProBlogger readers are enjoying the iPhone App store – so I thought I’d ask the question: What iPhone Applications are most useful for bloggers? In addition to that – what iPhone apps would you like to see developed for bloggers? PS: I’m yet to get ...more
Reader Questions
The Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge Method, Or, Blogging Is Flirting
20th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 40

The Wink Wink, Nudge Nudge Method, Or, Blogging Is Flirting

Oh blogger, are you a flirt? You should be. Sara Ost from EcoSalon explains more. Successful blogging takes epic diligence. As a blog grows and brings in new readers, we all want to maintain what we’ve already built. No easy task! This sort of strategy calls for an effective tactic. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
7 More Techniques to Make Your Blog Sticky
19th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 45

7 More Techniques to Make Your Blog Sticky

In 21 Ways to Make Your Blog or Website Sticky I shared a long list of ways to help first time readers ‘stick’ to your site and become loyal readers. The comments on that post triggered a number of other ideas for making sticky sites that I want to add. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Thesis – a WordPress Theme Design Worth Considering
18th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 61

Thesis – a WordPress Theme Design Worth Considering

What do you get when you take one great blog designer and match him with a fantastic blogger with superb writing ability and marketing skills? Not it’s not the start to a bad joke and yes the answer could be many things – but today I’m excited because one of ...more
Blog Design
21 Ways to Make Your Blog or Website Sticky
18th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 243

21 Ways to Make Your Blog or Website Sticky

Does the traffic coming to your site come in a Yo-Yo like cycle of ups and downs that never really seems to go anywhere in the long run?Yesterday I wrote about a common problem that many bloggers face - spikes of traffic followed by flat-lines and promised a follow up post today on how to break this cycle by building 'sticky' sites.

Today I want to reveal 21 practical techniques for making sticky sites that new readers just can't leave.....
Blog Promotion
You’ll Never Know Unless You Ask
17th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 64

You’ll Never Know Unless You Ask

Growing up I was a very shy little guy. I was so shy that I rarely put myself out there in situations that I was unfamiliar with and never asked other people for favors unless I was either in desperate need or very familiar with the other person. I remember ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Do Your Visitor Numbers Look Like This?
17th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 66

Do Your Visitor Numbers Look Like This?

“Darren, I have been blogging for 6 months and have tried to build traffic through social media, networking and buying reviews. I have attached a screen capture of the last 2 months of traffic (above) where you will see I have some good days in traffic, but it always flat ...more
Featured Posts
When Should You Add a Newsletter to Your Blog?
16th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 53

When Should You Add a Newsletter to Your Blog?

Over on Plurk HCI Blogger asked me – “How do you decide when to start publishing a newsletter?” I’m sure other bloggers with newsletters will have different opinions to me on this one but if I were starting a new blog today I’d start a newsletter to go with it ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips