7 Links for Bloggers
17th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 62

7 Links for Bloggers

Yesterday I challenged readers to write a post that took a 7 link challenge – linking to 7 posts that fit into 7 themes. I thought I’d take it for myself here on ProBlogger. Your first post – the first post I ever wrote on ProBlogger (I’d been posting on ...more
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Take the 7 Link Challenge Today #7links
16th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 230

Take the 7 Link Challenge Today #7links

Today I thought it might be fun to do a bit of a fun challenge together that draws on a number of things that I’ve previously taught here on ProBlogger (see below for what these teachings are). The idea is to publish a post that is a list of 7 ...more
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How to Get Things Done When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed
15th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 88

How to Get Things Done When You’re Feeling Overwhelmed

Have you ever felt completely overwhelmed by some element of your online business? Image by Stephan Poff I’ve felt that way many times, both in the early days and even now. For me it usually comes when I’m working on a new venture or expanding something that I’m already doing ...more
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Announcing the ‘ProBlogger Track’ at Blog World Expo 2010
14th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 10

Announcing the ‘ProBlogger Track’ at Blog World Expo 2010

I am very excited today to be able to announce to you that at this year’s BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010 that Chris Garrett and I will be running a full day of training – the ProBlogger Track. In this post I want to share a little more information ...more
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Calling all Women Bloggers and Movie Bloggers – Two New 31DBBB Groups Starting Soon!
13th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 16

Calling all Women Bloggers and Movie Bloggers – Two New 31DBBB Groups Starting Soon!

If you’re a blogger and looking to work with a group of other bloggers to improve your blog – then there are two new groups starting up to work through the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook together in the coming few weeks. They are both for different ...more
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Why Bloggers Should Care About Google Suggest and Online Reputation Management
12th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 26

Why Bloggers Should Care About Google Suggest and Online Reputation Management

A Guest Post by Chris Birk from Write Short Live Long and GrowthPartner.com. Blogging is neither dead nor for losers. Google Suggest would perhaps prefer to play devil’s advocate: The search engine’s auto-suggest feature has evolved into a key marketing and online reputation tool, providing users with suggestions shaped by ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone
11th of July 2010 Kimberly Turner 27

Blogosphere Trends + Your Blog’s Tone

After a brutal summer flu took me down and prevented me from writing last week’s weekly trends post, I’m especially happy to be back to bring you a fresh list of the most blogged-about stories of the last seven days. This week, along with the trends provided by Regator, we’ll be discussing your blog’s tone/voice. We’re talking about something more than first person versus third person or opinion versus hard news. Think of your favorite blog. What keeps you coming back for more? The subject matter is certainly important, but it’s likely that the blogger’s voice and tone also play an important role in your appreciation for the content. Bloggers whose personalities shine through their writing are often more appealing, engaging, readable, and influential than those who hide their true voices. Read your three most recent posts. Do they “sound” like you? As in, would people who know you well in real life recognize your voice in your posts? Don’t beat yourself up if the answer is no. Maybe purposely adopting a voice that differs from your everyday voice, or maybe you haven’t been blogging long enough to find your writing voice. Give it time and, most importantly, have faith that your personal tone and voice will come with time and practice.
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Blogging vs Email – Is Blogging Dead?
10th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 61

Blogging vs Email – Is Blogging Dead?

Over the last couple of years a number of fairly prominent bloggers have decided to shut down their blogs and move their communications to subscription only email newsletters. Bloggers such as Jason Calacanis, Joel Spolsky and Sam Lessin were three (all mentioned in this post on Gigaom). Some of these ...more
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Melbourne Blogger Training Day – Express Your Interest in Attending Here
9th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 24

Melbourne Blogger Training Day – Express Your Interest in Attending Here

Yesterday on Twitter I tweeted out a question asking anyone who is interested in coming to a full day of blogger training in Melbourne to express interest in coming along. 20 people very quickly indicated their interest. It looks likely that in the next month this will actually become a ...more
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