How to Become more Popular (and Grow your Income) by Making your Topic Stupidly Easy
25th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 62

How to Become more Popular (and Grow your Income) by Making your Topic Stupidly Easy

This guest post is by Johnny B Truant from Learn to Be Your Own V.A. and The Economy Isn’t Happening. Back in early April, partially at the suggestion of Naomi Dunford of IttyBiz, I wrote a free e-book intended to make launching a standalone blog easy, fast, and cheap. It ...more
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Banishing Spammers and Trolls With .htaccess Files
24th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 43

Banishing Spammers and Trolls With .htaccess Files

In a guest post, Neil Matthews of WPDude.com writes about how comment spammers and trolls can be banished from your site by blocking their IP address using the .htaccess file. Are you plagued by spammers and trolls inside of the comments section of your blog? If you are, I want ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
15 Ways to Rework Your Next Blog Post Title
23rd of May 2009 Darren Rowse 71

15 Ways to Rework Your Next Blog Post Title

This post is task #32 (a bonus one) in the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge. Your task today is to rework the title of the next post that you write OK – so you need to have a post written before you can do this one but ...more
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Has the Economy Impacted Blogger Job Listings?
22nd of May 2009 Darren Rowse 31

Has the Economy Impacted Blogger Job Listings?

In August 2006 I realized that I was regularly getting two types of email requests: Companies looking to hire bloggers Bloggers looking to be hired by companies As a result I decided to start a Job Board for Bloggers. The concept was simple. Those looking to hire bloggers could place ...more
Blogging for Dollars
The Other Side Of ProBlogging: Making Real Money Right From The Start Of Your Blogging Career
21st of May 2009 Darren Rowse 65

The Other Side Of ProBlogging: Making Real Money Right From The Start Of Your Blogging Career

In this post Ali Hale from the Office Diet shares some tips on how to make money from blogging by being a ‘Staff Blogger’. Learn more about Ali in the footer of this post. You started a blog with the dream of making a living from writing about something you ...more
Blogging for Dollars
11 Striking Findings From an Eye Tracking Study
20th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 59

11 Striking Findings From an Eye Tracking Study

image by s-revenge If you’ve got a spare 10 minutes today check out Eyetrack III who have published some great findings in their latest eye tracking studies of news and multimedia content sites (found via Direct Creative Blog). There’s loads of juicy goodness in the full article but here are ...more
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Light or Dark Blog Backgrounds? [POLL RESULTS]
19th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 58

Light or Dark Blog Backgrounds? [POLL RESULTS]

Our last poll asked readers whether they preferred light or dark backgrounds in blog design. The results were: The majority like ‘Light’ backgrounds but a fair chunk of readers think it depends upon the blog design.
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Megatrends and Blogging
19th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 24

Megatrends and Blogging

Yesterday I spent most of the day at a conference here in Melbourne called the Future Summit. My role was ‘guest twitterer’ on the official Twitter account for the summit for a few of the sessions. The presentation that I found most helpful today was by Alison Sander from Boston ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer [PART 2]
18th of May 2009 Darren Rowse 26

Designing a Custom WordPress Theme – Working with a Designer [PART 2]

Today, Amir Helzer from WPML (WordPress Multilingual) shares his experience building a custom WordPress theme. In my previous post, I talked about what I do when commissioning custom WordPress theme design. It left where the job started. In this post, I’ll talk about the steps that follow – working with ...more
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