Tell us about Your Blog in 140 Characters or Less
25th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 1423

Tell us about Your Blog in 140 Characters or Less

Update – 48 hours has expired and I’ve now closed this experiment. OK – here’s a little experiment for us to participate in this weekend. Below I’d like you to ‘pitch’ us on why we should read your blog. Read on to find out how. I get asked these two ...more
Blog Promotion
Tips on Finding Your Blogging Rhythm
25th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 87

Tips on Finding Your Blogging Rhythm

Today I had this question from a reader about their struggle with posting daily on their blog: “Darren I am a new blogger and I really want to be posting every day, but I just can’t keep up. I find it takes me so long to put each post together ...more
Writing Content
8 Reasons to Add a Newsletter to Your Blog
24th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 60

8 Reasons to Add a Newsletter to Your Blog

Almost every time I write about having an email newsletter associated with my blog (as I did yesterday in sharing how I drastically increased subscriber numbers) I get people asking me why I use newsletters? The questions on newsletters as a medium often include: Isn’t Email old fashioned? Isn’t RSS ...more
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Google Analytics Integrates with AdSense
23rd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 45

Google Analytics Integrates with AdSense

One of the earliest requests that I remember seeing AdSense publishers making of Google in forums is for better analytics and stats on their AdSense earnings. Today (years later) AdSense have announced what we’ve all been suspecting would happen for ages – they’re integrating AdSense with Google Analytics stats. It ...more
Adsense
Gmail Adds ‘Canned Responses’ and Saves Us all Time with FAQs
23rd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 32

Gmail Adds ‘Canned Responses’ and Saves Us all Time with FAQs

If you’re a blogger with even a smallish readership you probably get asked the same questions over and over again by readers. Oe great way to save yourself a lot of time when it comes to these frequently asked questions is to have pre-prepared answers that you can email back ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
How to Drastically Increase Subscriber Numbers to Your Email Newsletter
23rd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 129

How to Drastically Increase Subscriber Numbers to Your Email Newsletter

Two weeks ago I was seeing 40 new email subscribers per day to my photography blog email newsletter. This week I’ve been averaging over 350 new subscribers a day. In this post I’ll share the story of how I did it. In this months ProBlogger Newsletter I gave subscribers some ...more
Blog Promotion
Winner of the “Learn about Poverty” Day of Digital Learning in Sydney
22nd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 15

Winner of the “Learn about Poverty” Day of Digital Learning in Sydney

Earlier in the month I ran a competition here on ProBlogger in conjunction with World Vision Australia and their blog Learn About Poverty. The competition was for Australian bloggers to give World Vision advice on their online strategy going forward. We had 29 entries and having read through them all ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Tell A Friend – Let Your Readers Promote Your Posts
22nd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 40

Tell A Friend – Let Your Readers Promote Your Posts

Here’s a cool little blogging tool to help spread news of your blog posts from readers to their networks of friends via email, social networks, instant messaging and their blogs – it’s called TellaFriend. IN essence it’s a little widget that you embed above or below your posts that readers ...more
Blog Promotion
Are your Readers Doing what You Want Them to Do?
22nd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 36

Are your Readers Doing what You Want Them to Do?

Are your readers doing what you want them to do? – In this post blogger and author Jonathan Fields explores this question and gives some tips on how to get readers to take the actions you want them to take on your blog. Ask a roomful of bloggers why they ...more
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