Write a Link Post [Day 7 – 31DBBB]
12th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 307

Write a Link Post [Day 7 – 31DBBB]

It is day 7 in the 31 Day challenge and today’s task is to write a ‘link post‘ – a post that links up to at least one other blog. Someone asked me recently to name a few ways that I built a readership on my first blog. One of ...more
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27 Must Read Tips and Tutorials for Bloggers [Day 6 – 31DBBB]
11th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 187

27 Must Read Tips and Tutorials for Bloggers [Day 6 – 31DBBB]

Today your task in the 31 Day challenge to Build a Better Blog is to do some learning from successful bloggers. To do this I’ve asked nine bloggers that I know and respect to nominate a few posts from their own blogs archives that they believe would be most helpful ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Email a Blog Reader [Day 5 – 31DBBB]
10th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 292

Email a Blog Reader [Day 5 – 31DBBB]

Today’s task in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge is all about building community on your blog and making an impression upon readers by giving them some personal attention. The task is simply to email a new reader (or more than one). While the tip sounds simple ...more
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Analyze a Top Blog in Your Niche [Day 4: 31DBBB]
9th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 297

Analyze a Top Blog in Your Niche [Day 4: 31DBBB]

You task today in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge is to spend some time on a successful blog in your niche. The purpose of this task is not to promote yourself on the blog – but rather to spend time watching, listening and observing how the ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Promote a Blog Post [Day 3 – 31DBBB]
8th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 545

Promote a Blog Post [Day 3 – 31DBBB]

Yesterday’s task in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge was to write a ‘list post’ on your blog. Hopefully you’ve had a chance to write that up and publish it by now. Today we’re going to take that post and attempt to drive some readers to it. ...more
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FAQs about 31 Day Project and Email Delivery Problems
8th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 29

FAQs about 31 Day Project and Email Delivery Problems

I’ve had a few questions being asked quite a bit by those participating in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge so thought I’d post here some answers: 1. Missing Emails – I’m afraid that for some reason a number of those participating are reporting not getting emails. ...more
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Write a List Post [Day 2 – 31DBBB]
7th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 1324

Write a List Post [Day 2 – 31DBBB]

Today your challenge in the 31 Day project that we’re running here at Problogger is focused around writing a post and is to write a ‘list post’. Today’s Teaching: Using ‘lists’ has always been a popular and effective technique among bloggers wanting to write content that gets spread from one ...more
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Do you prefer Light or Dark Backgrounds on Blogs?
7th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 95

Do you prefer Light or Dark Backgrounds on Blogs?

Over the last few days we’ve run this poll in our sidebar. {democracy:44} Feel free to share your reasons for your answer in comments below.
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Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog [Day 1 -31DBBB]
6th of April 2009 Darren Rowse 1039

Write an Elevator Pitch for Your Blog [Day 1 -31DBBB]

Welcome to Day #1 of the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge. As on each day of this project today I’d like to present you with two things: Some Teaching/Theory A Task to go away and Do Teaching Today’s task (outlined in full below) is to develop an ...more
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