How to Promote a Blog with Social Media
22nd of September 2009 Darren Rowse 93

How to Promote a Blog with Social Media

Last year I wrote a post exploring how I use Social Media to promote my blogs – the post looked at the idea of creating Home bases and Outposts (a metaphor that I picked up from Chris Brogan). In this video I extend the idea a little and talk about ...more
Video Posts
5 Ways to Get Your Blog Indexed by Google in 24 Hours
21st of September 2009 Darren Rowse 160

5 Ways to Get Your Blog Indexed by Google in 24 Hours

This is a guest-post from AdesBlog.com. Follow Ades on twitter @ades. We all know that content is king and that if you keep blogging… if you keep doing what you love… the traffic and the money will follow suit. While that’s partially true, there is also things that you can ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Blogging to Learn
20th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 66

Blogging to Learn

A friend who knows I’m a blogger recently asked me for my blog address so she could take a look. We were chatting with instant messaging, so I sent her the link. A few minutes later, she asked me how long I’d been blogging, whether I enjoyed it, and how ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
I Came, I Saw, I Commented: Was It Worth It?
19th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 155

I Came, I Saw, I Commented: Was It Worth It?

A Guest post by Josh Hanagarne – World’s Strongest Librarian Two quotes: From Jane Austen: “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a blogger in possession of a good domain must be in want of some worthwhile comments.” The second is the undisputed, best comment I ever received. It didn’t ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Duncan Riley of The Inquisitr Shares a Popular Post Case Study
18th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 33

Duncan Riley of The Inquisitr 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 Duncan Riley from The Inquisitr has agreed to dissect the popularity of one of his site’s most popular posts. What is the ...more
Case Studies
How a Flip Camera and My Blog Got My Business Over $20,000 of FREE Publicity
17th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 58

How a Flip Camera and My Blog Got My Business Over $20,000 of FREE Publicity

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Mark Hayward. You can follow him on Twitter @mark_hayward. Do you ever feel like you want to pull your hair out over the lack of return (you feel like) you’re getting from your small business blogging and social media efforts? Man, sometimes ...more
General
Thirteen Steps to Write and Publish a Free Ebook In Thirteen Hours
16th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 108

Thirteen Steps to Write and Publish a Free Ebook In Thirteen Hours

Have you ever considered producing an ebook for your blog readers? In this comprehensive post Ali Hale breaks down the process of how to do it. There’s never enough time. In an ideal world, you’d be posting to your blog frequently, writing great guest posts, building relationships with other bloggers, ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine Shares a Popular Post Case Study
15th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 40

Vitaly Friedman of Smashing Magazine 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 Vitaly Friedman from Smashing Magazine has agreed to dissect the popularity of one of their most popular posts. 1. What is the ...more
Case Studies
How Passion Can Transform Your Blog
14th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 108

How Passion Can Transform Your Blog

By Leo Babauta from Zen Habits. Many of the problems that many bloggers face — not drawing enough readers, not knowing what to write about, not writing well enough, not finding the time to blog — can all be solved with one solution. And that solution’s name is Passion. All ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips