AppLoop – Make Your Blog into an iPhone App
21st of October 2008 Darren Rowse 20

AppLoop – Make Your Blog into an iPhone App

AppLoop is a great little tool that is currently in beta that will take any RSS feed and turn it into an iPhone Application. iPhone Application Generator Demo from AppLoop on Vimeo. All you need to do to set it up is to add your feed, a logo and name ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Why Do We Blog?
21st of October 2008 Darren Rowse 59

Why Do We Blog?

Today in response to an article that Andrew Sullivan published that was titled ‘Why I Blog‘ I asked my Twitter followers and Facebook friends to tell me why they blog. The responses were so good that felt it was a pity to just see them myself and not share them. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Get Blogs to Link to Your Posts
21st of October 2008 Darren Rowse 45

How to Get Blogs to Link to Your Posts

Getting other blogs to link to your blog posts is not easy to do – particularly when you are starting out. Taking a ‘write quality content and they will link up’ approach can work once you have a readership (although even then it’s not that easy) but what if your ...more
Blog Promotion
AdSense for RSS Feeds – How Contextual Are the Ads?
20th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 37

AdSense for RSS Feeds – How Contextual Are the Ads?

Over the last few weeks we’ve (b5media) been experimenting with AdSense for RSS on our blogs (including ProBlogger). I’d previously had them on my photography blog but not here on ProBlogger. Since activating them I’ve had around 1 email a day from readers telling me that they are seeing ‘strange’ ...more
Adsense
How to Use Forums To Drive Hundreds of Thousand of Readers to Your Blog
20th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 77

How to Use Forums To Drive Hundreds of Thousand of Readers to Your Blog

This short post on using forums to drive traffic to blogs was submitted by an anonymous ProBlogger reader. My blog is visited by hundreds of thousands of visitors a month and other peoples forums are the number 1 source of this traffic. Darren has asked me if I’d share how ...more
Blog Promotion
What Name Do You Leave Comments on Blogs Under?
19th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 250

What Name Do You Leave Comments on Blogs Under?

Here’s a question for discussion this weekend: Do you use your real name when leaving comments on a blog or do you use ‘keywords’? I was moderating comments last night here on ProBlogger and noticed almost a 60/40 split between these approaches (with 60% using ‘real’ names). My personal preference ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Feeling Overwhelmed by Social Media and Web 2.0? – Here Are 5 Tips For You
18th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 104

Feeling Overwhelmed by Social Media and Web 2.0? – Here Are 5 Tips For You

Last week I spoke with a blogger who had thrown the towel in on his blog. One day he simply stopped posting with no explanation. I emailed to ask him why he stopped and his response was: “I can’t keep up with the advances in technology. Every day there is ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Why I’ve Been Offered Close to a Million Dollars for My Blog (and Why I said No)
18th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 56

Why I’ve Been Offered Close to a Million Dollars for My Blog (and Why I said No)

“I’ve always treated the first two years of Digital Photography School as its launch phase.” This was a statement that I made in a session at Blog World Expo that I’ve been asked about many times since – so I thought I’d expand upon it a little here in a ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Increase Subscribers and Reader Engagement
17th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 63

How to Increase Subscribers and Reader Engagement

Last week I decided to find some quality Australian blogs to subscribe to. I used a newly compiled list of Australian Marketing Blogs that Julian Cole put together as the basis for my search. I was excited by the quality of some of the blogs on that list – but ...more
Blog Design