Get to Know Your Readers: An Example of When It Counts
14th of November 2013 Darren Rowse 17

Get to Know Your Readers: An Example of When It Counts

Over on dPS today we launched a brand new photography eBook about buying the right camera gear. As I was writing a blog post to announce the new eBook I was looking for an opening to the blog post that might capture our readers attention. Then it struck me – ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime
13th of November 2013 Guest Blogger 24

Five Lessons Any Blogger Can Learn from Organized Crime

This is a guest contribution from Steven Gomez. Crime in America has many names. There is the Mafia, the Mob, the National Crime Syndicate, or “La Costa Nostra” – Italian for “This Thing of Ours.” In addition to the colorful names and faces are the larger-than-life personalities that turned crime in ...more
General
Disillusioned with Facebook: Here’s a Way Forward
8th of November 2013 Darren Rowse 48

Disillusioned with Facebook: Here’s a Way Forward

Are you disillusioned or frustrated with Facebook? I’ve lost count of the amount of times I’ve heard bloggers say that they are unhappy with the changes Facebook have made to their algorithm in the last 12 months – changes that make it harder for those who ‘like’ your page to ...more
Social Media
Inspire, Interact & Inform to  Create Thought Leadership in Your Niche
7th of November 2013 Guest Blogger 35

Inspire, Interact & Inform to Create Thought Leadership in Your Niche

This is a guest contribution from Will, a young entrepreneur slash marketer. We can all agree that the most popular blogs have a few things in common – they all inspire, interact with and inform their readers. As Darren has discussed before, these three pillars should form the foundation for your ...more
Blog Promotion
The ONE thing your written content needs. (And it’s not what you think!)
5th of November 2013 Guest Blogger 56

The ONE thing your written content needs. (And it’s not what you think!)

This is a guest contribution from karen gunton is a blogger, teacher, and visual marketing specialist. Bloggers hear a lot of advice about content marketing, email marketing, and social media marketing, but you may have noticed something new pop into the online landscape lately – visual marketing. So yes, even though ...more
Writing Content
5 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic
1st of November 2013 Guest Blogger 54

5 Actionable Tips to Grow Your Blog’s Traffic

This is a guest contribution from Scott Purcell, co-founder of Man of Many. People often speak in very broad terms when giving tips or suggestions to improve blog traffic. We may hear unspecified suggestions, such as: “be active on social networks” or “partner with other blogs”.  If you are attempting to ...more
Blog Promotion
5 Affordable Image Creation Tools that I use In My Blogging
31st of October 2013 Darren Rowse 49

5 Affordable Image Creation Tools that I use In My Blogging

Earlier in the year I published a post where I shared links to 13 tools and services that I use every day in my blogging business. Today I wanted to add a four – particularly ones that relate to creating images for my blogs. PicMonkey I use PicMonkey every day ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
One Activity You Should Do On Your Blog Every Day
30th of October 2013 Darren Rowse 83

One Activity You Should Do On Your Blog Every Day

What’s the one thing that you should do on your blog every day (or at least regularly)? “Create new content!” Good answer! Without regular new content your blog isn’t really a blog is it? Another Great Daily Exercise for Your Blog But other than creating new content – what else ...more
Blog Promotion
Are You Leaving Yourself Open To Social Media Identity Theft?
29th of October 2013 Guest Blogger 11

Are You Leaving Yourself Open To Social Media Identity Theft?

This is a guest contribution from Amy Johnson. Social media has become incredibly popular.  Many people have accounts on sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus, or LinkedIn, and many share information, photos, and other things with their friends through these sites. But they may not realise how much they’re sharing ...more
Social Media