20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012
31st of December 2011 Jade Craven 154

20 Bloggers to Watch in 2012

This year, I tried to go outside of the social media echo-chamber and focus on people who are expanding beyond their blogs. As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re a publisher!” These are 20 people who stood out to me this year. There is no ranking, nor ...more
Featured Posts
A Quick and Dirty Guide to Your First Guest Post
30th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 36

A Quick and Dirty Guide to Your First Guest Post

This guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. You can’t really turn anywhere these days and not hear somebody telling you that in order to grow your blog, you need to guest post. I know you’ve heard that before, but have you actually done it? Or are you looking ...more
Blog Promotion
Why You Should Wear The 6 Thinking Hats On Your Blog
28th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 46

Why You Should Wear The 6 Thinking Hats On Your Blog

This guest post is by Nischala Murthy Kaushik. Wearing the 6 Thinking Hats on your blog helps in generating valuable, interesting and diverse content. What are the 6 Thinking Hats? Dr. Edward de Bono’s 6 Thinking Hats is a simple, effective parallel thinking process that helps people be more productive, ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
4 Key Criteria to Build Your Dream Blog
26th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 71

4 Key Criteria to Build Your Dream Blog

This guest post is by Matthew Setter of The Dreamers Manifesto. Have you wanted to start a blog, a website or an online business, but you’re not sure where to begin? Are you already putting in the hard yards to build one or the other or both, but you’re not ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Whose Blog First?
24th of December 2011 Guest Blogger 32

Whose Blog First?

This guest post is by Shakirah Dawud of Deliberate Ink. Writing for three blogs on a regular basis, with the odd request for a guest post elsewhere, my writing plans are already tight. But because I write for overlapping fields of interest, my  plans can also tangle. The most common: ...more
Writing Content
What Process Do You Want to Lead Repeat Readers Through?
23rd of December 2011 Darren Rowse 27

What Process Do You Want to Lead Repeat Readers Through?

Yesterday we looked at the strategic question of, “What do you want new visitors of your blog to do?” It’s a question that’s very powerful in helping you to achieve your goals as a blogger. Today I want to take the question and apply it to repeat readers—an exercise that ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
What Do You Want Your First-time Reader to Do?
22nd of December 2011 Darren Rowse 45

What Do You Want Your First-time Reader to Do?

Here’s a little strategic exercise that I think is well worth doing as we approach the beginning of a new year. Ask this question: What do you want your readers to do? There are numerous levels you can ask this question on. Let’s explore one now (I’ll do another tomorrow). ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
No Matter What Your Blogging Goals for 2012 Are… We’ve got a 50% Off Deal For You
21st of December 2011 Darren Rowse 17

No Matter What Your Blogging Goals for 2012 Are… We’ve got a 50% Off Deal For You

Over the last week on Digital Photography School we’ve been running a 12 Deals of Christmas promotion where we’re offering some big deals on photography related products over 12 days (each lasting for 24 hours). A number of readers of both ProBlogger and dPS have asked whether we are going ...more
ProBlogger Site News
How to Host Guest Blogs while Building your Credibility
21st of December 2011 Guest Blogger 42

How to Host Guest Blogs while Building your Credibility

This guest post is by Ronique Gibson of Freshome. Once you have been blogging for a while, the reality of keeping your content fresh, relevant, and interesting becomes more of a challenge. One way to satisfy these challenges is to host guest blogs on your site.  While there are plenty ...more
Writing Content