The Secret to Using Your Blog to Generate Sales
31st of May 2013 Guest Blogger 54

The Secret to Using Your Blog to Generate Sales

This is a guest contribution from Karl Staib of Domino Connection. You’ve probably been at a party where some fool is talking his face off at everyone he meets. He talks about his trip to Spain and how he is such an amazing photographer. He never asks, “What you do or ...more
Blogging for Dollars
11 Quick Tips for Writing Compelling Posts On Your Blog
30th of May 2013 Darren Rowse 66

11 Quick Tips for Writing Compelling Posts On Your Blog

Yesterday I ran a workshop for a small group of bloggers here in Australia. One of the sessions I covered was on writing compelling content. Here’s a brief look at a few of the recurring themes in what I shared: Be Useful – if your post isn’t informing, inspiring, entertaining ...more
Writing Content
Is Making Money from Blogging Passive Income?
29th of May 2013 Darren Rowse 57

Is Making Money from Blogging Passive Income?

Recently, I attended an event and heard a speaker talk about how they’d build a passive income from blogging. The person sitting next to me leant over toward me and at whispered: “Based on your Twitter Stream, I’m not so sure that blogging is ‘passive’ – is it?” I thought ...more
Blogging for Dollars
On Hamburgers and Hooks: How to Effortlessly FIND (Not Write) Your Compelling First Line
28th of May 2013 Guest Blogger 38

On Hamburgers and Hooks: How to Effortlessly FIND (Not Write) Your Compelling First Line

This is a guest contribution from Kelly Diels-Rostant. “Where’s The Beef?” asked the lil’ ol’ lady and in so doing launched her late-blooming acting career. It was 1984. Clare Peller was eighty-four years old. It was her first acting gig and it was a hit. Her Wendy’s spot spawned a series ...more
Writing Content
How to Create a Blog Purpose Statement in 3 Simple Steps
24th of May 2013 Darren Rowse 42

How to Create a Blog Purpose Statement in 3 Simple Steps

Yesterday, I shared a series of questions to help those bloggers seeking a little clarity when it comes to what their blog could be about. Today, I wanted to share 3 more questions – these are not so much focused upon YOU as a blogger but upon your readers. Hopefully ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Bring Clarity to Your Blogging
23rd of May 2013 Darren Rowse 44

7 Questions to Ask Yourself to Bring Clarity to Your Blogging

Do you feel like you’ve lost clarity around what it is that you’re trying to do with your blog? I’ve recently bumped into a few bloggers grappling with this idea. Some were new,  even ‘Pre’ Bloggers, while a couple had been blogging for a while but had lost some direction. ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
7 Steps to Proofreading Like a Pro
22nd of May 2013 Guest Blogger 45

7 Steps to Proofreading Like a Pro

This is a guest contribution by Charles Cuninghame, website copywriter and owner of Text-Centric. I’m sure we can all agree that proofreading is the least fun part of blogging. But while it may be tedious, it’s well worth the effort. Typos are not only embarrassing, they can also cost you ...more
Writing Content
Are You Balancing Emerging Technology with Effective Strategy?
21st of May 2013 Darren Rowse 14

Are You Balancing Emerging Technology with Effective Strategy?

Last week I was asked at a conference to reflect upon the future of digital and among other things I made a reflection that seemed to resonate with those gathered. It was: Don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater. As online publishers we see a steady stream of articles ...more
General
How to Blog Like a Pro: Workshop on the Gold Coast Australia – Next Week
20th of May 2013 Darren Rowse 11

How to Blog Like a Pro: Workshop on the Gold Coast Australia – Next Week

Next week (29th May) I’m running a special workshop at the Internet Conference on the Gold Coast here in Australia. The workshop is titled – How to Blog Like a Pro – and you’ll get 4 solid hours of teaching in it – all delivered by me in a workshop ...more
General