The Casual Observer: Anatomy of a Multi-Author Blog
22nd of March 2010 Darren Rowse 44

The Casual Observer: Anatomy of a Multi-Author Blog

A Guest Post by Kosmo from The Casual Observer. I am the founder and editor-in-chief of The Casual Observer, a site that has the goal of bringing an eclectic mix of fresh content to its readers every day.  We currently have ten authors contributing on a regular basis, with a ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Do you Disclose Affiliate Links?
21st of March 2010 Darren Rowse 106

Do you Disclose Affiliate Links?

One of the most common questions I’m asked since the new FTC regulations regarding bloggers came in is around disclosing affiliate links. As an Australian I’m not directly impacted by the FTC and its regulations so I’ve not really had to change my own approach to disclosure – but I’d ...more
Affiliate Programs
Tips for Doing the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge
19th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 70

Tips for Doing the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog Challenge

A Guest Post by Elle from Couple Money. I’ve been blogging for a couple years now and I’ve enjoyed it tremendously. Couple Money is not my first blog, but it is the first one I created with a specific goal in mind. I wanted to share how we’re building our ...more
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30 Valuable Lessons Learned Using Social Media for Small Business
18th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 98

30 Valuable Lessons Learned Using Social Media for Small Business

In this post Mark Hayward shares some great tips on social media for small business. Image by jn is not here Do you own a small business? How long have you been using social media as a marketing tool and what have you learned? In a little over a months ...more
Business Blogging
Updates from SXSW
17th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 31

Updates from SXSW

Over the last few days I’ve been in Austin Texas attending the South by South West Interactive (#SXSWi) conferences. Sometimes known as ‘Spring Break for Geeks’ I try to get out to this gathering each years because there are so many of my colleagues in attendance and it is an ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
7 Ways to End a Blog
17th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 60

7 Ways to End a Blog

Yesterday I wrote a post about some of the factors that bloggers might consider when deciding whether to end a blog or not. Today I want to continue the theme and look at some options available to bloggers who have decided to end their blog but who don’t quite know ...more
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When Should You Quit a Blog and Move On?
16th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 73

When Should You Quit a Blog and Move On?

Over on Twitter last week @ChrisGuthrie asked me – ‘At what point should you quit a blog and move onto the next project?’ It is a good question and one that I’m not sure that there is any single answer for – however I can certainly talk about what has ...more
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Navigating the Middle of Your Post – Without Getting Lost
15th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 36

Navigating the Middle of Your Post – Without Getting Lost

A Guest Post from Ali Hale from The Blogger’s Guide to Effective Writing” – normally priced at $29, ProBlogger readers can get a $5 discount by entering the code “ProBlogger”
Writing Content
Why Your Business Needs Friends
14th of March 2010 Darren Rowse 52

Why Your Business Needs Friends

A Guest Post by Johnny B. Truant from The Charlie and Johnny Jam Sessions. I got an email the other day from a man who was at his wit’s end. The email explained that in this man’s business, he was doing many of the same basic things that I was ...more
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