What our Members are saying about ProBlogger.com
23rd of May 2010 Darren Rowse 17

What our Members are saying about ProBlogger.com

The Problogger Community launched back in September 2009. Since then we’ve seen some amazing discussions and collaboration between forum members as they work together to build successful blogs. Our members share tips on writing, SEO, monetization, help each other out with technical problems and product strategies, swap guest posts, and ...more
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Blogosphere Trends + Choosing and Using Images
22nd of May 2010 Kimberly Turner 40

Blogosphere Trends + Choosing and Using Images

Welcome back for another edition of the weekly Blogosphere trends, now on its new day of the week. If you're blogging about stories, like those on the trends list, that are covered by hundreds of other bloggers across the blogosphere or in your niche, how can you make sure your post gets the attention it deserves? We've talked a bit about using effective headlines, interesting formats, and strong opening lines to draw readers to your posts. Today, along with the trends generated by Regator, we’ll look at some types of images that could be used to help posts about these popular stories stand out from the crowd.
Pro Blogging News
How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Your eBook Written
21st of May 2010 Darren Rowse 41

How to Stop Procrastinating and Get Your eBook Written

Have you written your eBook yet? One of the most common things I’m hearing back from bloggers who are looking to make money from their blogs is that they’re planning to write and sell an eBook off the back of their blog – the problem is that most bloggers don’t ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Are Facebook Like Buttons Wrong or Right For Your Site?
21st of May 2010 Darren Rowse 42

Are Facebook Like Buttons Wrong or Right For Your Site?

What will the crowd think of the new Facebook Like buttons on your site? Michael Johnston from The Well Run Site explores whether they’re right for yours. The stampeding sound you may have recently heard was not caused by a bank panic or rumors of an impending astroid strike. It ...more
Social Media
What Camera Am I Using for My Video Posts? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1
20th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 66

What Camera Am I Using for My Video Posts? The Panasonic Lumix DMC-GF1

A couple of weeks ago I posted a video post on family blogging balance (see the full sized video here). While my son stole the show in the video a little one of the main questions I was asked after posting the video was ‘what camera did you shoot it ...more
Video Posts
How Many Times Do You Tweet Links to New Blog Posts? [POLL]
19th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 115

How Many Times Do You Tweet Links to New Blog Posts? [POLL]

I asked this question over on Twitter on the weekend and it was fascinating to hear the answers and see some of the thinking behind what different people do. I thought I’d run it as a poll and open it up for some wider discussion here on the blog. n ...more
General
Blogosphere Trends and Goal Setting
18th of May 2010 Kimberly Turner 29

Blogosphere Trends and Goal Setting

When I sit down to write this weekly column, I have two goals: 1. To tell you what bloggers are writing about most in the past week 2. To provide advice that is useful to the ProBlogger community. The first goal is easy because it's the same every week. I fire up the super-secret algorithm at Regator and it spits out a list. The second goal is more challenging because it varies. It's not enough to say I want to provide tips, I need to consider how I want to focus my post and what I want it to achieve. You've probably got goals for your blog as a whole (e.g., reaching a certain number of readers or increasing comments by a certain percentage in the next year) but do you create goals for each post you write? You should. Goals hold you accountable and ensure that your post achieves what you want it to. Darren mentions the importance of setting goals in "Does Your Next Blog Post Matter?" He suggests writing your goal at the top of your draft (you'll delete it before publishing unless it becomes part of your introduction), which is a good habit to get into. Before you publish, ask yourself whether the post achieves the goal.
Pro Blogging News
50,000 Views On A YouTube Video And All I Got Was This Lousy Blog Post
17th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 52

50,000 Views On A YouTube Video And All I Got Was This Lousy Blog Post

A Guest Post by Jordan Cooper of Not A Pro Blog. As a blogger, what one thing would you consider to be your “holy grail” of success? For a stand-up comedian, this defining moment was an appearance on the Tonight Show. A longstanding tradition of being the platform of so ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Small Changes That Lead to Big Results
16th of May 2010 Darren Rowse 56

Small Changes That Lead to Big Results

A Guest Post by James Dunworth. First Image by NDevil Over the years I have spent hours working on tweaks to my websites that have lead to zero or imperceptible improvement in rankings and earnings. On other hand, I have also made changes which took just a few minutes of ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips