Interview with Full Time Blogger – Holly Becker from decor8
31st of March 2010 Darren Rowse 44

Interview with Full Time Blogger – Holly Becker from decor8

Late last week I spent a fascinating hour with Holly Becker from decor8 – an amazing interior design blog that is read by over 35,000 readers a day. Today I’d like to share that interview with you as an example of a blogger who has made a living from blogging ...more
Pro Blogger Interviews
How to Stand Out in a Niche full of Jerks
30th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 83

How to Stand Out in a Niche full of Jerks

Let me start this post by saying that I personally don’t see any of the niches that I blog in as being a ‘niche full of jerks’. OK – now that I’ve got that out of the way – I was recently asked in an interview a question by a ...more
Other Income Streams
31 Days to Build a Better Blog Bootcamp – Are You Interested?
29th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 51

31 Days to Build a Better Blog Bootcamp – Are You Interested?

Would you be interested in joining with a group of other bloggers for a month long intensive program of blog improvement? If so – please read on: ProBlogger’s 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook has been downloaded many thousands of times since it was launched last year. The ...more
ProBlogger Site News
29% of ProBlogger Readers Outsource Part of Their Blogging
28th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 54

29% of ProBlogger Readers Outsource Part of Their Blogging

Earlier in the year I asked readers whether they outsourced any part of their blogging in a poll. By outsourcing I was talking about ‘paying‘ someone else to do something on your blog. Here are the results after 2195 responses. I was actually a little surprised that the number was ...more
Reader Questions
Instant Blogging Karma: Lennon Was Right
27th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 55

Instant Blogging Karma: Lennon Was Right

a guest post from Larry Brooks as Storyfix.com Instant karma’s gonna get you… To be honest, I never really liked that song. The melody and cadence always gave me a headache, which is probably why I never really paid much attention to the lyrics. Until recently. Perhaps it was no ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
4 Foundations of a Successful Blog
26th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 75

4 Foundations of a Successful Blog

At a recent book reading at SXSW I spoke briefly about a new chapter in the new ProBlogger book (due out next month) that is a case study of my main blog (4-5 bigger than ProBlogger) – Digital Photography School. dPS is now just a few days away from being ...more
Case Studies
Dear Blogger: Do You Hate Your Customer?
25th of March 2010 kellydiels 93

Dear Blogger: Do You Hate Your Customer?

Dearest Darlingest Blogger, Who is your audience? Your ideal potential customer? Who do you need to work with? And do you love her? I’ve noticed a little virus going around the blog-o-sphere. I’m calling it contempt. Nobody wants contempt, and very few people will buy it. Let’s use an example: ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Where is Your Favorite Place to Blog? [POLL]
24th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 73

Where is Your Favorite Place to Blog? [POLL]

It’s been just over two years since I last ran this poll – so lets see if things have changed with the growth of WiFi and the popularity of mobile devices: n {democracy:54} Looking forward to seeing how you respond! PS: sorry about the ordering of options, ‘other’ should really ...more
Reader Questions
How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer
23rd of March 2010 Darren Rowse 96

How to Blog When You’re Not a Writer

In this post Mark Hayward shares some tips on blogging for small business when you’re not a writer. image by tomswift46 Have you ever accidentally slammed your hand in a car door? OUCH! I think that very unpleasant feeling can be compared to how some small business owners feel about ...more
Business Blogging