Listening – Principles of Successful Blogging #1
30th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 63

Listening – Principles of Successful Blogging #1

Last week I shared a set of slides from a presentation I recently gave which outlines a variety of lessons that I’ve learned as a blogger over the last 7 years. Over the coming months I intend to expand upon many of the points in that presentation – starting today ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Books – How to Expand your Blog #2
29th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 79

Books – How to Expand your Blog #2

See the full sized version of this video at YouTube – Expand Your Blog By Adding a Book. A couple of weeks back I introduced a brainstorming exercise that gets bloggers to think about how to expand their blog. I followed that post up with an exploration of adding a ...more
Video Posts
Top 10 Posts on ProBlogger Q3 2009
28th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 46

Top 10 Posts on ProBlogger Q3 2009

Over the last three months on ProBlogger it’s been a pretty busy time – here are the most popular posts – judged by mixture of factors including traffic and comments. 9 Things to Do To Make Sure Your Next Blog Post is Read by More than Your Mom 8 First ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blogging Tips in 140 Characters or Less
27th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 92

Blogging Tips in 140 Characters or Less

A couple of days back I tweeted this question: “Question: what’s your #1 blog tip in 140 characters or less? GO!'” Over the next hour or two a lot of great responses came in – so I thought I’d post a link to them today because I think in the ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to Create Reader Profiles/Personas to Inspire and Inform Your Blogging
26th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 65

How to Create Reader Profiles/Personas to Inspire and Inform Your Blogging

One of the techniques that I’ve employed in my blogging over the last 6 months behind the scenes is to create Reader Profiles (or Personas). The technique is simply – open up a word document and begin to describe a type of reader that you’re either attempting to write for ...more
Featured Posts
Don’t Be a Greedy Blogger
25th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 82

Don’t Be a Greedy Blogger

This is another guest post from Robby G at Shite I Like.com where he gives expert dating advice for both men and women, amongst other advice. I’ve only recently realized the benefits of good Karma. Greed and blogging doesn’t go well together at all. Right off the bat I wanted ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
ProBlogger Birthday Sale – For 24 Hours Only Get 50% off the 31DBBB Workbook
24th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 52

ProBlogger Birthday Sale – For 24 Hours Only Get 50% off the 31DBBB Workbook

Update: This sale is now over – thanks everyone for participating. The ebook is still available at $19.95, an affordable price considering it’s 31 days of content about improving your blog! — I just realized that yesterday was ProBlogger’s 5th birthday (I imported a lot of previously written posts onto ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Principles of Successful Blogging – Confessions of a ProBlogger
24th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 38

Principles of Successful Blogging – Confessions of a ProBlogger

This post is a collection point of links in a long series that I’m writing on principles of successful blogging. It was originally stimulated by a presentation that I gave at the MarketingNow conference here in Melbourne. I shared my story of blogging and then explore 25 or so lessons ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Leo Babauta from Zen Habits Shares a Popular Post Case Study
23rd of September 2009 Darren Rowse 51

Leo Babauta from Zen Habits Shares a Popular Post Case Study

This week I’m featuring a short series of interviews with successful bloggers looking at a popular post on their blog and why they think it went viral. Today Leo Babauta from Zen Habits has agreed to dissect the popularity of one of his site’s most popular posts. 1. What is ...more
Case Studies