Killer Titles – Day 2 Reader Submissions
27th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 16

Killer Titles – Day 2 Reader Submissions

Just a quick note to say that I’ve added Day 2 submissions for the Killer Titles Group Writing Project submissions page. Today there were another 92 Killer Titles Submitted. Check them out, surf them, bookmark them and enjoy seeing how other bloggers do their thing! Two days left to go ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Google Launch Ad Manager (an Ad Server)
27th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 26

Google Launch Ad Manager (an Ad Server)

Google AdSense announced the beta launch of their Ad Manager Ad Server product back in March. At that time I heard from a number of publishers in the beta program that they were finding it to be an effective way of managing their ads. Today on the AdSense blog they ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Does Your Next Blog Post Matter?
27th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 49

Does Your Next Blog Post Matter?

If your next blog post doesn’t matter – don’t publish it until it does. In our series on How to Craft a Blog Post we’ve been talking about ‘points to pause’ while writing a blog post. So far we’ve looked at choosing a topic, titles and opening lines and today ...more
Featured Posts
Killer Titles Group Writing Project Reader Submissions – Day 1
27th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 11

Killer Titles Group Writing Project Reader Submissions – Day 1

This week I’m running a project here on ProBlogger called ‘Killer Titles‘ where readers are invited to write posts with great titles and showcase them here on Problogger. Day 1 has come to an end and I’ve just posted the first 71 submissions here. You still have a few days ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Killer Titles – Group Writing Project [WIN A PRIZE]
25th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 78

Killer Titles – Group Writing Project [WIN A PRIZE]

This week I’m running a ‘Group Writing Project’ here at ProBlogger where you have the chance to win a $2000 identity design (logo) from logo designer David Airey. You can see a portfolio of the graphics and logo design that David has previously done. Thanks to David for this fantastic ...more
ProBlogger Site News
The Power of Story on Blogs
25th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 52

The Power of Story on Blogs

One book that I find myself delving into every six months or so is The Story Factor by Annette Simmonds. She writes about a topic that is close to my heart – the power of storytelling as a way to be influential. One of the points Annette makes early in ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Show Off Your Title Creation Skills – Rework These Post Headlines
24th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 70

Show Off Your Title Creation Skills – Rework These Post Headlines

In the last few days we’ve been talking about how to write good blog post titles here at ProBlogger. We’ve talked about the theory of it – so now it’s time to get a little more practical. In the next couple of days I’m going to launch a group writing ...more
Writing Content
11 SpeedLinks for Professional Bloggers and Web Workers
23rd of August 2008 Darren Rowse 25

11 SpeedLinks for Professional Bloggers and Web Workers

I’ve been doing most of my ‘speed linking’ on Twitter lately – but here’s a collection of links from around the web for bloggers and web workers that got my attention today: Screen Casts Rock – Here’s Who’s Rocking Them Now – RRW showcases great Screen Casters 7 Tips for ...more
Pro Blogging News
11 Ways to Open a Post and Get Reader Engagement
23rd of August 2008 Darren Rowse 44

11 Ways to Open a Post and Get Reader Engagement

‘Hi Michael, it’s nice to meet you’ These were the first words my wife spoke to me. Not the most spectacular start to a relationship…. considering my name is Darren. Opening lines matter – particularly when it comes to blogging. If you don’t get them right your posts will go ...more
Writing Content