Home Bases and Outposts – How I use Social Media in My Blogging
6th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 89

Home Bases and Outposts – How I use Social Media in My Blogging

Lately I’ve been pondering the part that social media plays in my blogging business. This post is an attempt to make some sense of it. I’d value your thoughts in comments to help me take these half thought through ideas to something more concrete. Those who have been following me ...more
Featured Posts
How To Get Free Books To Give Away On Your Blog
6th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 68

How To Get Free Books To Give Away On Your Blog

One of the most successful ways to bring in new subscribers to your blog is to give away a bonus when people sign up. In this post Brian Armstrong from StartBreakingFree.com shares some tips on getting free books to give away on your blog. If you’re like most people, you ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Get Featured on the New York Times, CNN, CNET and Newsweek
5th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 66

How to Get Featured on the New York Times, CNN, CNET and Newsweek

In this post Kim Roach from BuzzBlogger shares three techniques for getting featured on mainstream media news sites. Did you know that you can get your site featured on major news sites like CNN, CNET, Newsweek, USA Today, and even the Wall Street Journal. It’s one of the best kept ...more
Blog Promotion
Timothy Ferriss vs Gary Vaynerchuk – Two Approaches to Successful Blogging
4th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 103

Timothy Ferriss vs Gary Vaynerchuk – Two Approaches to Successful Blogging

One of the things I love about the blogging community is how there’s such a diversity of approaches being tried by successful bloggers in their pursuits. Take for instance two well known bloggers – Timothy Ferriss and Gary Vaynerchuk. Both take different approaches but both have been very successful in ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Choose Categories for Your Blog
3rd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 72

How to Choose Categories for Your Blog

“How do I choose categories for my blog?” This is a question I’m asked a lot so when Ali Hale from Alpha Student asked if he could write a post on the topic of choosing categories I was all ears! Before you start reading this, take a quick look at ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
1 Man Blog Sells for $15 Million Dollars
2nd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 125

1 Man Blog Sells for $15 Million Dollars

I’ve had four people email me this news in the last 10 minutes. PaidContent is reporting that a WP blog by the name of Bankaholic has just been acquired by BankRate For Up To $15 Million. Bankaholic has a staff of 1 (Johns Wu) who will remain on at the ...more
Pro Blogging News
Google BlogSearch Adds Meme Tracking
2nd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 21

Google BlogSearch Adds Meme Tracking

Today Google released an update to their BlogSearch service – and it isn’t just cosmetic. The update is all about tracking what’s hot around the blogosphere and presenting stories ranked in 11 different categories according to how many other blogs are linking to those stories. You can then drill down ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
10 Prolific Bloggers Share Tips on Generating Conversation on Blogs
2nd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 37

10 Prolific Bloggers Share Tips on Generating Conversation on Blogs

Yesterday I gave 13 tips for having great conversations on a blog. As a followup to that I shot an email to a number of bloggers that have a habit of having active comment sections to ask them how they make their blogs more conversational. As expected – their responses ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Tips from Blog World Expo [VIDEO]
2nd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 33

Blog Tips from Blog World Expo [VIDEO]

Click to play Last week at Blog World Expo I had the opportunity to speak with hundreds of bloggers of all topics, backgrounds and levels of experience. One of the things that quickly became evident as I spoke with these bloggers was that collectively the bloggers who had gathered together ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips