How to Launch a Blog and Have Fresh Content for Weeks
10th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 109

How to Launch a Blog and Have Fresh Content for Weeks

This question from James of My Fitness Guide hit my inbox this week: “My question is, when starting a new blog, do you write a list of all your blog topics first, then plan to write one of them per day, or do you write it all as fast as ...more
Writing Content
Add Social Proof to Your Blog With TweetBacks
9th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 47

Add Social Proof to Your Blog With TweetBacks

In this post Dan Zarrella tells us about a new tool he’s created for bloggers – TweetBacks – a tool that allows you to add instances where your blog has been mentioned on Twitter to your blogs comments section. A few days ago, I created the first implementation of TweetBacks ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
5 Steps for Planning the Direction of Your Blog in 2009
9th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 84

5 Steps for Planning the Direction of Your Blog in 2009

Last week I shared a series of questions for bloggers to ponder as they look back on their last year of blogging. The point of the questions was not to engage in a navel gazing exercise but to look back with the objective of identifying how a blog has been ...more
Featured Posts
How to Create Great First Impressions on New Readers and Convert Them Into Loyal Readers
8th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 243

How to Create Great First Impressions on New Readers and Convert Them Into Loyal Readers

This video has been around for over a year now (I made it just after ProBlogger was last redesigned) but I think it’s particularly relevant for this time of year when many bloggers are looking at refreshing the look and feel of their blog. First impressions matter both in real ...more
Video Posts
The Essential Guide to Growing Your Blog on Minimal Time
7th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 192

The Essential Guide to Growing Your Blog on Minimal Time

This is a guest post from Leo Babauta of Zen Habits, author of the new best-selling book, The Power of Less. If you’re like most bloggers, you probably want to grow your readership as quickly as possible, but don’t have much time. Unfortunately, blogging usually takes a lot of time ...more
Blog Promotion
Two Tips on Landing Interviews for Your Blog
6th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 49

Two Tips on Landing Interviews for Your Blog

Last week on Twitter I had a discussion with a number of followers about landing interviews with other bloggers as a way to generate interesting content for your blog. One of the responses I had via a direct message from a follower was: “I’m too shy to approach big bloggers ...more
Writing Content
How Does Your Blog Grow? A Tool for Analysis
5th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 40

How Does Your Blog Grow? A Tool for Analysis

In this post Mara Rogers of http://www.SecretsForMoney.info shares a reflective exercise to help you grow your blog. To be objective about his or her blog tends to be a challenge for most bloggers. Often bloggers are in love with the ‘idea’ of their blog, so taking an impartial look at ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
When Being the Number 1 Blog in Your Niche is Not Enough
4th of January 2009 Darren Rowse 69

When Being the Number 1 Blog in Your Niche is Not Enough

“I’m the number 1 blog in my niche but I’m not getting much traffic – do you have any words of advice?” This question hit my inbox earlier today and I thought I’d repost part of my reply here as I think it could be relevant to more than the ...more
Blog Promotion
How To – Move From WordPress.com To WordPress.org
3rd of January 2009 Jeff Chandler 112

How To – Move From WordPress.com To WordPress.org

Moving a Blog from WordPress.com to WordPress.org is something I’ve had a lot of questions about – today Jeff Chandler shares tips on how to do it. Everyday it seems like I find a story or two from a cities local online newspaper which delves into the topic of blogging ...more
Blogging Tools and Services