Do you Run RSS Ads on Your Main Blog? [POLL]
7th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 46

Do you Run RSS Ads on Your Main Blog? [POLL]

It’s time for a new poll here on Problogger – this time the question is: Do you Run RSS Ads on Your Main Blog? RSS advertising has been around for a couple of years now and I see quite a few RSS ads appearing in my own RSS reading – ...more
Reader Questions
Linkbait, Passion, Fluff and Mixing it Up: Reflections on Content Development
7th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 34

Linkbait, Passion, Fluff and Mixing it Up: Reflections on Content Development

Today I want to tell you the story of a blogger whose problem that he was too good at getting on the front page of Digg. But first – I want to share a quote from Michael Gray who said something last week that hit the mark for me: “One ...more
Social Media
Interview with Blog Designer – Chris Pearson
6th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 33

Interview with Blog Designer – Chris Pearson

One of my favorite blog designers is Chris Pearson – the designer behind the newly released Thesis premium WordPress theme (which I reviewed here). Chris has consistently produced great blog designs over the last few years so after the launch of Thesis I thought it would be worthwhile to do ...more
Blog Design
How to Get 2500 New ‘Subscribers’ to Your Blog Overnight (and Why I Don’t Really Care)
5th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 70

How to Get 2500 New ‘Subscribers’ to Your Blog Overnight (and Why I Don’t Really Care)

Every 2nd blog about blogging today seems to be writing about a video showing how to get 2500 subscribers overnight using a Netvibes accounts and an OPML file with thousands of copies of your own feed in it. I’ve had a lot of people email me to ask what I ...more
Pro Blogging News
The iPhone 3G as a Blogging Tool – My Review
5th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 55

The iPhone 3G as a Blogging Tool – My Review

How I Use My iPhone for Blogging I bought an iPhone – and in this post I’m going to tell you how I use it (so far) in my blogging… A few weeks ago I ranted about the sorry state of Australian mobile carriers and how they (particularly the one ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
3 Video Tips from A-List Bloggers
4th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 29

3 Video Tips from A-List Bloggers

Thomas Crampton emailed me links to a series of video interviews that he did with three fairly prominent bloggers (that’d be an understatement) which might make some interesting viewing this weekend for some of you with 20 or so minutes to spare: The interviews are: Corey Doctorow (from BoingBoing) – ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How Long Do You Take To Write a Blog Post?
3rd of August 2008 Darren Rowse 327

How Long Do You Take To Write a Blog Post?

As part of a little research I’m doing for a post (or a short series of them) next week here at ProBlogger I’d like to ask readers to answer this question: How Long Do You Take To Write a Blog Post? I know each post varies depending upon what it ...more
Reader Questions
Sitemeter Crashing Sites When Viewed with IE7
2nd of August 2008 Darren Rowse 56

Sitemeter Crashing Sites When Viewed with IE7

Twitter is aflutter with blog owners wondering why their sites can’t be viewed at the moment and it seems that the commonality between them all is that they are running Sitemeter stats on their blogs and that they only seem to crash when viewed with IE7. I’ve put an email ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
GRAB Your Reader’s Attention and HOOK them into your blog
2nd of August 2008 Darren Rowse 47

GRAB Your Reader’s Attention and HOOK them into your blog

Do you want to learn how to SNAP readers out of their zombie like surfing and HOOK them into your blog? If so – read on…. Image by Essjay in NZ Before I was a blogger I did a lot of public speaking. I did a number of courses in ...more
Blog Design