How to Get Free Books to Review on Your Blog
14th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 103

How to Get Free Books to Review on Your Blog

The following post on getting free books for review on your blog is by Nick from the cooking blog Macheesmo. Regardless of the subject of your blog, it is probably the case that there are hundreds or even thousands of actual books written on that same subject. If done correctly, ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
5 Universal Writing Rules
13th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 75

5 Universal Writing Rules

In this post Isaac Sweeney shares some rules of writing that I think many of us as bloggers will benefit from. Isaac teaches at the School of Writing, Rhetoric, and Technical Communication at James Madison University (Harrisonburg, VA) and is a published author. He blogs at Ways With Words. Whether ...more
Writing Content
Testing Your Blog Backup
12th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 57

Testing Your Blog Backup

In this guest post, Neil Matthews of WPDude.com talks about the importance of testing your blog backups. I want to pose you a question. Have you ever tested your blog backups? We are constantly told to backup our computer systems in case of crash or corruption. Anyone who has lost ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The Power of a Comment
11th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 111

The Power of a Comment

In this post Lisa Newton from Travelin’ Local shares the story of how leaving a comment on a blog increased traffic back to her blog 975% in a day. It’s a well-known fact that commenting on other people’s blogs helps drive traffic to your own blog. I knew this, but ...more
Blog Promotion
Get 5 books for the Price of 1 and Aid Victorian Bushfire Victims
10th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 31

Get 5 books for the Price of 1 and Aid Victorian Bushfire Victims

Below I want to highlight an opportunity to help some Aussies get back on their feet after some horrific bushfires AND get some great books to help you improve your blogging. Many of you will be aware that over the weekend and in the days since my home state of ...more
Pro Blogging News
How to Effectively Educate Your Blog Readers
10th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 46

How to Effectively Educate Your Blog Readers

In this post John from Ace Online Schools shares some tips for writing educational blog content. When the titans of blogging write about building a successful blog, they always emphasize the importance of insanely useful content. One of the best ways to be useful is to educate your readers. If ...more
Writing Content
My AdSense Tips on the Official AdSense Blog
9th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 51

My AdSense Tips on the Official AdSense Blog

Overnight some a video and guest post that I did went up on the official AdSense blog.   The video is just a few basics on using AdSense that some of the team from Google shot at my house late last year – and the post tells a little of my ...more
Adsense
How to Defend your Blogs Copyright
8th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 51

How to Defend your Blogs Copyright

In this guest post Gary from DevOracles (follow him at @methode) continues his examination of the topic of copyright as it applies to bloggers. In my previous post I explained what is copyright, presented two copyrighting processes and told you one-two things about the Creative Common licenses. In this post ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
What Do You Spend Most Time Doing on Your Blog?
7th of February 2009 Darren Rowse 109

What Do You Spend Most Time Doing on Your Blog?

Here’s a question for a little discussion over the weekend: “What Do You Spend Most Time Doing on Your Blog?” Running a blog calls for all kinds of skills and activities. Writing content is probably the most obvious of these – but as I talk to different bloggers I often ...more
Reader Questions