A Quick Note about the Next Week at ProBlogger
13th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 85

A Quick Note about the Next Week at ProBlogger

Over the next week (potentially the next week and a half) ProBlogger will be in ‘guest blogging mode’. Tomorrow morning I’m heading into a local hospital for a small procedure on my wrist which will leave my left hand out of action for a week or two. It’s not carpal ...more
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Has the Economy Impacted Your Earnings?
12th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 77

Has the Economy Impacted Your Earnings?

The news continues to be full of economic gloom and doom (although here in Australia we seem to have avoided being in recession and there seems to be some confidence around) yet I continue to talk to bloggers whose income is actually on the rise. But is this just a ...more
Reader Questions
Outbound Links – An Endangered Species? [And Why I Still Link Up]
11th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 130

Outbound Links – An Endangered Species? [And Why I Still Link Up]

Yesterday on Twitter I made this remark: “A change I’ve noticed from the ‘old days’ of blogging – people don’t link when they quote you as much as they used to.” The replies to my tweet were quite varied – some agreed while some disagreed – some argued that a ...more
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Forums – How to Expand Your Blog #1
10th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 87

Forums – How to Expand Your Blog #1

Yesterday I share with readers an exercise to brainstorm 10 ways that they might expand their blog in the coming years. The reason I suggest the exercise is not that there’s anything wrong with being ‘just a blog’ but because as I look at a lot of top blogs going ...more
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Brainstorm 10 Ways to Expand Your Blog [HOMEWORK]
9th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 78

Brainstorm 10 Ways to Expand Your Blog [HOMEWORK]

In this post I’d like to share a simple exercise that helped me to grow ProBlogger beyond being just a simple blog {image by deserttrumpet}. How are you planning on expanding your blog?
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The State of the Darren-Sphere
8th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 62

The State of the Darren-Sphere

In this post I’d like to give an update of the different sites that I work on, how they’re going and what I’m working on with them. 3 questions that I get a lot are: You seem to do a lot of ‘stuff’ – can you give me a quick ...more
Case Studies
Why Did You Start Blogging?
7th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 264

Why Did You Start Blogging?

In the last post on ProBlogger Kevin talked about starting a blog based upon one of your hobbies as a great way to start blogging. As I mentioned in the introduction to that post – Kevin had really described much of my own motivations for starting my photography blog (and ...more
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Hobby Blogs: Making Profits from your Hobby
6th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 92

Hobby Blogs: Making Profits from your Hobby

In this post Kevin Sanders shares some introductory reasons to take a hobby and blog about it. In effect this is the way that I personally got into blogging – there was no intent of my blogs being anything more than hobbies in my early days – but out of ...more
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Want a Crash-Proof Site? A Paint-by-Numbers Guide to Using (and Surviving) Amazon S3
5th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 65

Want a Crash-Proof Site? A Paint-by-Numbers Guide to Using (and Surviving) Amazon S3

By Mary Jaksch from GoodlifeZen. Do you dream of creating a post or Ebook that goes viral? If you do, you might run into a problem. People flock to your site. You’re ecstatic about the spike in your visitor numbers. And then your site crashes. The problem is that your ...more
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