What Are You Putting Off Doing Today that Could Significantly Improve Your Blog Tomorrow (And Beyond)?
29th of August 2011 Darren Rowse 17

What Are You Putting Off Doing Today that Could Significantly Improve Your Blog Tomorrow (And Beyond)?

Do you put off doing things on your blog that you know you really should invest time into? I do. Yesterday I was out walking and found myself thinking about my “I’ll do it one day” list. It struck me that there were a lot of things on that list, ...more
Blogging for Dollars
How to Email Your Blog Updates Like a ProBlogger
29th of August 2011 Guest Blogger 56

How to Email Your Blog Updates Like a ProBlogger

This guest pst is by Martyn Chamberlin of Two Hour Blogger. “When you work with words … words are your work.”—Don Knotts I assume you know a lot about blogging. You know how to set up a blog, you know how to write. You know how to tweet and share. ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
You Need to Be (Better Than) a Jerk
27th of August 2011 Guest Blogger 35

You Need to Be (Better Than) a Jerk

This guest post is by Joe Bunting of The Write Practice. You’ve been told that controversy sells. You’ve heard you need to use hyperbole in your headlines. You’ve tried to create polarizing content that gets comments rolling in like crazy. You’ve heard that being a jerk is the key to ...more
Writing Content
Develop Your Link Bait Repertoire
26th of August 2011 Guest Blogger 47

Develop Your Link Bait Repertoire

This guest post is by Jacob of BlogRevolter.com. One of the most basic things that we can do to understand how Google functions is to understand how they determine which pages are considered strong and which are not. At the very core of its algorithm is the reliance on linksóthe ...more
Writing Content
Find Out What Readers Think (and Feel) About Your Blog
26th of August 2011 Darren Rowse 16

Find Out What Readers Think (and Feel) About Your Blog

Yesterday I shared a little exercise to help bloggers gain clarity around the branding of their blogs. The idea was to simply list what you want your readers to think and say about your blog. Today I thought I’d share a followup exercise—one that I also do on my own ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How Tim Ferriss Busted the Biggest Myth About Blog Success
25th of August 2011 Guest Blogger 64

How Tim Ferriss Busted the Biggest Myth About Blog Success

This guest post is by Amy Porterfield of AmyPorterfield.com. When it came to building my business with social media, I lived by the motto, “More is better.” I applied every social media strategy I learned, stacking plan after plan and idea after idea. Then I read Tim Ferriss’ new book. ...more
Social Media
What Do You Want People to Say About Your Blog? A Blog Branding Exercise
25th of August 2011 Darren Rowse 33

What Do You Want People to Say About Your Blog? A Blog Branding Exercise

“A brand is what people say about you when you’re not in the room.”—Jeff Bezos, Amazon Founder. This quote gets pulled out a lot by bloggers (I’ve used it three times in the last week myself) but I wonder if it might be time to give it a little more ...more
Blog Promotion
Got 30 Minutes? Learn How The Ninja Turns Blogs Into Real Businesses
24th of August 2011 Darren Rowse 14

Got 30 Minutes? Learn How The Ninja Turns Blogs Into Real Businesses

Skip the Backstory and Take me to the Free Video and MindMap! In 2002 I started my first blog without even the hint that blogging would be anything more to me than a hobby. Over the years that have followed I began to see the potential of blogging to make ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Reading Blogs for Fun and Profit
24th of August 2011 Guest Blogger 27

Reading Blogs for Fun and Profit

This guest post is by Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing. How much time do you spend reading blogs? A few hours per week? Maybe even a few hours per day? I spend at least an hour per day, and sometimes more. You have to, if you want to keep up ...more
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