Trust – Principles of Successful Blogging #2
8th of October 2009 Darren Rowse 64

Trust – Principles of Successful Blogging #2

Today I want to continue our series of posts looking at principles of building a successful blog by looking at the topic of Trust. A Quick Definition of The Type Of ‘Successful’ Blog I’m Writing About It might be worth stating that the type of blog that I’m talking about ...more
Other Income Streams
3 Principles of Effective Communication
7th of October 2009 Darren Rowse 65

3 Principles of Effective Communication

Do you want to learn to blog in a way that goes beyond just conveying information and helps people to take action on what you’ve written? Last night as I was watching the new Australian version of The Apprentice I saw a very short segment featuring public speaker Brett Rutledge. ...more
Writing Content
6 Reasons to Join the ProBlogger.com Community
6th of October 2009 Darren Rowse 93

6 Reasons to Join the ProBlogger.com Community

Since I announced ProBlogger.com mid last week the ProBlogger Community Forum has grown to well over 1300 paid members (note the member numbers are reported as higher but also include people who have yet to confirm their membership with a payment). Because it’s a private, walled community it can be ...more
Featured Posts
Free Hour Long Call with Andy Wibbels on Blogs and Social Media
5th of October 2009 Darren Rowse 27

Free Hour Long Call with Andy Wibbels on Blogs and Social Media

Long term readers of ProBlogger will know of Andy Wibbels – the two of us put together a course a couple of years back called Six Figure Blogging – one of the best learning experiences of my life. Funnily enough we’d never met until this time last year at Blog ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Freedom to Be
5th of October 2009 Darren Rowse 43

Freedom to Be

I love hear bloggers talking about their journey of blogging and some of the discoveries they make alone the road. Today in this guest post Renee Mayne from Bra Queen does just that. Everyone has a purpose, a reason as to why they start blogging.   Mine was because I ...more
Case Studies
The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web [Video Review]
4th of October 2009 Darren Rowse 30

The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web [Video Review]

Here’s a quick review of a book that I’ve been reading – The New Community Rules: Marketing on the Social Web – through over the past few weeks by Tamar Weinberg. It’s a great read! Apologies to Tamar for mispronouncing her name – should have been more like ‘Tuh-MAR’!
Blogging Tools and Services
Why Blogging is Like The Wizard of Oz and There’s No Place Like Home. A Polemic or Maybe a Manifesto. For all the Red Shoe Bloggers.
3rd of October 2009 kellydiels 84

Why Blogging is Like The Wizard of Oz and There’s No Place Like Home. A Polemic or Maybe a Manifesto. For all the Red Shoe Bloggers.

A Guest Post by Kelly Diels. Let’s mash up reality and assume that Dorothy wrote The Wizard of Oz and it is a memoir told through the lens of pharmaceuticals and it is to be published next year. Dorothy has written a great book: part trippy fantasy, part freudian/jungian/wonky archetypical ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
ProBlogger.com is Live! JOIN with 1200+ Bloggers to Improve Your Blog
2nd of October 2009 Darren Rowse 94

ProBlogger.com is Live! JOIN with 1200+ Bloggers to Improve Your Blog

What would happen if the thousands of bloggers who read ProBlogger each day decided to work together to improve their blogs? This is a question that has been on my mind lately – I thought it was time to find out what the answer is. So far 800 1200+ bloggers ...more
Featured Posts
Should You Use a Localized Domain Name?
1st of October 2009 Darren Rowse 81

Should You Use a Localized Domain Name?

I’m regularly asked about local domain names and whether they are worth using on a blog. My answer usually revolves around the question of ‘what audience are you trying to reach?‘ Let me explain. When I first secured my own domain name I chose a .au (Australia) domain without really ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips