See You at SXSW in March
7th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 22

See You at SXSW in March

Just a quick note to let readers know that it’s almost certain that I’ll be at south by southwest (interactive) in Austin Texas this coming March (just as an attendee). I’ve eyed this festival off for a while now and am really excited to be able to go. Quite a ...more
ProBlogger Site News
What one thing did you do on your blog in 2007 that improved it the most? – The Last Answers
7th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 29

What one thing did you do on your blog in 2007 that improved it the most? – The Last Answers

Over the last week I’ve run a 1 Question Interview Series here at ProBlogger. There have been some great responses (links to the full series are listed at the bottom of this post) but it’s not over yet. Today I want to post the last two responses (actually there might ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Spammers Love Me on Technorati
6th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 25

Spammers Love Me on Technorati

Looks like Technorati have been hit by spammers targeting the Top 100 blogs by favoriting them. Read about it at Technorati Favorites Spam. Here’s how the latest ‘favorites’ section on ProBlogger looks: Apparently it’s the same for all Top 100 blogs at the moment. I guess more people will just ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Who Designed Your Blog? [POLL RESULTS]
6th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 39

Who Designed Your Blog? [POLL RESULTS]

Over the last couple of weeks I ran a poll here at ProBlogger which asked readers who designed their blogs. 1828 readers responded in total (thanks everyone). DIY – The results showed that 57% of you either considerably tweaked a free template (35%) or designed your blog from scratch yourself ...more
Blog Design
Using StumbleUpon to Get on the Radar of Other Bloggers
5th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 46

Using StumbleUpon to Get on the Radar of Other Bloggers

Here’s a quick tip if you’re looking to get on the radar of another blogger (big or small). Bookmark their work using StumbleUpon. Two quick stories: Story 1 The other day I got an email from a blogger that I’d never had direct contact with before. The message was simply ...more
Social Media
Why my Wife would make a Great Internet Marketer
5th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 35

Why my Wife would make a Great Internet Marketer

Recently at a family dinner I heard ‘V’ (my wife) raving about how much she loves her pillow (I don’t know how that came up). Since she bought us new pillows (Denton pillows) she says she’s not had a bad night’s sleep. I chuckled to myself as I heard her ...more
Affiliate Programs
Speedlinking 4 January 2008
4th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 16

Speedlinking 4 January 2008

Some links from my feed reader: Bobs Brain Dump has a useful post – Social Networking Tips and Business Plan. Thanks to JeffRoyce on Twitter for the tip. Blog Bloke has been documenting his migration from Blogger to WordPress platforms. If you’re looking to make the change this will help ...more
Pro Blogging News
Networking with Bloggers – ‘Lower’ Your Sights and You Could Benefit More
4th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 28

Networking with Bloggers – ‘Lower’ Your Sights and You Could Benefit More

Today i came across a great post written by Rocai from Blogging Mix – Why it is Better to Network with Non ProBloggers. One might think that from a title like that I’d avoid it (and to be honest it’s a difficult post to read on some levels as it ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Moving From a Single Blog to a Blog Network
4th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 19

Moving From a Single Blog to a Blog Network

Today Wendy Piersall from eMoms at Home shares how she improved her blog in 2007 by shedding some light on the process of shifting her blog from just being a blog into being a network/magazine-style site. The “one” thing I did to improve my blog was a huge undertaking :: ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips