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Welcome to ProBlogger – A Quick Tour for New Readers

In the last 24 hours we’ve had a lot of new readers to ProBlogger after a couple of links from sites like Yahoo.

If this is your first time (or you’re newish to ProBlogger) to ProBlogger.net then I thought I’d put together a quick tour of my online home.

darren-rowse.jpgFirstly, my name’s Darren Rowse (that’s me posing with my computer monitor trying to look like that’s a normal thing to do) and – I’m a full time blogger. I blog both here at ProBlogger but also at Digital Photography School.

ProBlogger is a blog that is devoted to helping bloggers improve their blogging and explore ways to earn an income at the same time by writing about topics that they love.

More and more bloggers are now making at least a part time income blogging – with some even having gone ‘Pro’ with full time incomes.

I write more about the reasons for this blog and my experience as a blogger in my About Page. You might also like to see some of the ways that I make money from my blogs for an introduction into how bloggers make money blogging.

If you’re new to blogging you might find this ‘what is a blog?‘ article and my series on Blogging for Beginners helpful.

If you like what you read here you can follow my future entries (I write 1-2 posts per day) in two ways – either using our RSS News feed or you can get daily updates by adding your email address to the field at the top of my sidebar.

I also send weekly(ish) newsletters out with updates from this site plus extra stuff just for subscribers. You can sign up for that here.

Resources for Bloggers

Most of what you’ll find here on ProBlogger is 100% free – however I’ve also produced 3 resources that you might find useful:

  1. ProBlogger the Book – a hard cover book I co-authored two years back that is ideal for beginners wanting to explore how to make money online.
  2. 31 Days to Build a Better Blog – an e-book for people with blogs that have stalled and in need of a little inspiration and motivation.
  3. ProBlogger Community – a community of bloggers who come together to learn and collaborate to improve their blogs.

If you’re looking for a blogging job – also check out the free ProBlogger Blog Job Boards.

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you enjoy your stay at ProBlogger. If you do have any questions feel free to drop me a note in a comment below or via my contact form.

About Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

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Comments

  1. mandd says:

    for a new reader you can be quit overwhelmed with quality information and therfore you wouldnt know where to start
    this introduction is great thanks

  2. Barbara Hart says:

    Oh my goodness. While I purchased “31 Days to Build a Better Blog” months ago, I just started the program a couple of weeks ago. I cannot believe the results – even when I do it wrong! you said, “Write a list post” and I did. You said, “Promote a post to another blogger with similar content’” and suggested we promote the list post. Well I promoted a different post to a blogger. A week later this showed up in the reader on my iGoogle page: “A live-aboard’s blog worth checking out — Harts At Sea”. My pageviews have doubled. I am energized. I am thrilled. You are brilliant. Thank you, Darren. I have a long way to go, but am sure I can get there. For those of you new to ProBlogger — you are in the right place where knowledge and ethics and skills meet. Enjoy!

  3. Darren,

    I am not new to ProBlogger – in fact I have been following you all the way up to Third Tribe Marketing!!

    This comment is to appreciate the post idea… It’s really cool and gives a heads up for any one visiting a blog for the first time. A nice thought and I will try it on some of my blogs soon :)

    Thanks.

  4. Hello,

    I’ve been a reader for the last year and a subscriber to your blog. I have a site and wondering if any of your readers want to give me a free audit on how to improve it? I appreciate it Darren.

    thanks, The link is below here.

    dbax
    darrick baxter
    Blog owner/operator
    http://www.ipad-release-date.com

  5. wptidbits says:

    Hi i’ve been following your work since the first day i know what blogging is about. Really great work you have and very inspiring. I wish that i have the skills and excellent ideas like you. The massive amount of traffic and commenter you have makes me envy your blog. Hope that i’ll be as good as you in future.

  6. Terrence says:

    Hi Darren,

    I’ve just started my journey as a blogger in niche topic for a few months now. So much to learn and it is not easy to make that ‘cash’ factor. Thanks for the intro…

  7. Thank you as always Darren. You always have the best relevant tips and information as well as very useful resources which is so very important to bloggers. Keep up the great work and thank you for sharing your knowledge and experiences.

  8. Hi Darren!

    I want to thank you for all great tips you shared with us, YOU ARE AMAZING.

    THANK YOU

  9. Hi Darren,

    Thanks for creating this site for newbie bloggers like me. It really helps to have a resource like this. I hope you keep up the good work. I will be a full time blogger one day and i want to thank you for giving me the motivation.

  10. gaban says:

    I wish that i have the skills and excellent ideas like you. The massive amount of traffic and commenter you have makes me envy your blog. Hope that i’ll be as good as you in future.

    i like this statement

    thanks

  11. V.C says:

    May I ask where are you from?

  12. Hi admin – Mr Darren Rowse ,

    I luv all ur articles , its full load of info n make me so empowering myself.

    I luv to blog n be a blogger , blogging is cool :-).

    Nice to know u and it’s so great to be here.

    Best regard ,

    Ur fan from Malaysia … :-).

  13. It’s a real good feeling when you come home and check email to see some activity on your blog and it sucks when there is nothing happening on it for weeks at a time.. lol. :(

  14. Sivasithara says:

    This is really nice post but I want know which niche topic is better for a beginner which can bring more visitors to fire his confidence

  15. I have been a reader and a fan of this blog for sometime now and I think it’s great, I have learnt a lot just by sticking around, nice one I must say