31 Days to Build a Better Blog – Delayed 1 Week
31st of March 2009 Darren Rowse 49

31 Days to Build a Better Blog – Delayed 1 Week

This is just a short post to let those waiting for the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog project to start tomorrow that I’ve had to delay it until next week. This isn’t an April Fools prank (beware, some bloggers have started theirs early this year) but a genuine ...more
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Blogs and Email – How to Get the Best of Both Worlds
31st of March 2009 Darren Rowse 40

Blogs and Email – How to Get the Best of Both Worlds

Today Hendry Lee from BlogBuildingU explores the power of combining blogging with email. Most people think email is dead, at least for marketing. A few years ago when blogging was just reaching mainstream, some aggressive marketers claimed that blog would replace email in its marketing role. But that never happens. ...more
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Building an Empire around Your Blog
30th of March 2009 Darren Rowse 65

Building an Empire around Your Blog

This is a guest post on growing your blog into a full blow website by Robby G from Shite I Like.com. When many people get into blogging, they usually, not always, but more often than not, start by blogging about their daily life’s activities. When they see that not too ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How Sports Teach me to be a Better Blogger
29th of March 2009 Darren Rowse 34

How Sports Teach me to be a Better Blogger

This post was written by Seth Waite, an avid blogger who currently writes for Blogging Agenda. It’s my favorite month of the year as college basketball is in full swing and “March Madness” has got me thinking. I love sports and many of my best experiences have come from what ...more
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Would you Like Forums With that? [31 Days to Build a Better Blog]
28th of March 2009 Darren Rowse 69

Would you Like Forums With that? [31 Days to Build a Better Blog]

I’m starting to get really excited about the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge that starts next week here on ProBlogger. I’ve been busily writing a lot of the teaching and assignments for it already and am excited to see that well over 4300 people have signed up ...more
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Six Very Official Ways to Improve Your Writing
27th of March 2009 Darren Rowse 145

Six Very Official Ways to Improve Your Writing

Looking to improve your blog writing? Today Shannon Paul ( @shannonpaul) from Very Official Blog gives her very official tips on the topic. I love blogs. Before I started blogging seriously, I read a lot of other blogs and was very engaged as a reader. I commented a lot and ...more
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84% of People Would Prefer More Blog Readers than Twitter Followers
26th of March 2009 Darren Rowse 75

84% of People Would Prefer More Blog Readers than Twitter Followers

Over the last 10 days I’ve been running twin polls on two of my blogs – ProBlogger and TwiTip – asking readers whether they’d prefer more Twitter Followers or Blog Readers. The overall results were fairly clear – 84% of those who responded people would prefer more Blog Readers. I ...more
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31 Days to Build a Better Blog – Sign Up Here
25th of March 2009 Darren Rowse 212

31 Days to Build a Better Blog – Sign Up Here

Starting on 1 April (Update: this is now starting on 6th April) I am planning on launching another ‘31 Days to a Better Blog‘ project. I’ve run this twice previously (once in 2005 and once in 2007) so thought that I should continue the biennial nature of it. This year ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Using ‘Canned Responses’ to Save Time While Helping Readers (and how I’d improve Canned Responses)
24th of March 2009 Darren Rowse 52

Using ‘Canned Responses’ to Save Time While Helping Readers (and how I’d improve Canned Responses)

The amount of emails hitting my Inbox makes me feel physically ill. I just checked my ‘All Mail’ inbox in Gmail and in the last 30 minutes I’ve had 100 emails…. and it is the weekend as I write this (off peak). On a single day last week I had ...more
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