The Beauty of Imperfection
9th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 51

The Beauty of Imperfection

Today Chris Brogan shares with us one of the secrets of his blogging. I’m not sure what it is about Darren’s blog that makes me confess my blogging secrets. I did it once before when I discussed how I promote my blog using Twitter, and here I am back to ...more
Writing Content
10 Ways to Optimize a Popular Post on Your Blog
9th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 83

10 Ways to Optimize a Popular Post on Your Blog

Over at the ProBlogger Room on FriendFeed Keith asks a good question that has stimulated a whole stream of thought for me. He asks: “If you have a blog post that clearly outperforms all other posts (more than double the traffic in my case) do you capitalize on it by ...more
Featured Posts
Google Affiliate Network Launches New Interface
8th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 26

Google Affiliate Network Launches New Interface

Today the recently announced Google Affiliate Network (formerly DoubleClick) launched a new interface to publishers. You can access it at Connect Commerce. The look and feel of the site is very ‘Googlesque’ and at a first look it all seems fairly straight forward to use. Ultimately the interface is secondary ...more
Affiliate Programs
6 Types of Business Entities to Consider for Your Blogging Business
8th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 26

6 Types of Business Entities to Consider for Your Blogging Business

This guest post is part of a two part series (see part 1 here) written by Kelly Phillips Erb, a tax attorney who blogs for b5media at taxgirl.com. You can find out more about Kelly here. For more information about tax and blogging, check out her handy list of prior ...more
Other Income Streams
Plurk 1 Month In – Small Can be Good
8th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 47

Plurk 1 Month In – Small Can be Good

I’ve just celebrated a month of playing with Plurk (join here if you’re not already a Plurker) over this last weekend so I thought it might be a good opportunity to spend a little time analyzing my experience with this new(ish) social messaging tool. Summary of My Experience Let me ...more
Social Media
SignUp for the ProBlogger Newsletter Or You’ll Miss Edition 1
7th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 18

SignUp for the ProBlogger Newsletter Or You’ll Miss Edition 1

Have you subscribed to the ProBlogger Newsletter that I relaunched last week? If not – you’ve only got 24 hours or so to sign up if you want to get the first one. I’ve almost finished writing it and in this first edition you’ll get: Free 1 hour Podcast – ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Best WordPress Template Designs
7th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 140

Best WordPress Template Designs

Every week I’m asked by readers to recommend a WordPress template. I thought it’d make an interesting discussion – which WordPress templates are your favorites? I know it always varies from blog to blog when you’re choosing the best template for the job but I’d love to see some of ...more
Blog Design
Should You Incorporate
7th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 28

Should You Incorporate

This guest post is part of a two part series written by Kelly Phillips Erb, a tax attorney who blogs for b5media at taxgirl.com. You can find out more about Kelly here. For more information about tax and blogging, check out her handy list of prior articles on the subject ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Taking your Blog to a Community
6th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 22

Taking your Blog to a Community

Today Community Strategist Connie Bensen shares some tips on taking your blog to a community. Every blogger wants more readers. I’ve always appreciated how Problogger regularly features ideas for improving your blog & writing techniques. As people happen upon your blog they may decide to join your community of readers. ...more
Build Community