Darren Rowse
Bottom Up Blogging vs Top Down Culture of Business
14th of January 2005 Darren Rowse

Bottom Up Blogging vs Top Down Culture of Business

Also in the Enterprise Blogging article was this gem of a paragraph which sparked my imagination – it’s about one of the barriers to blogging for ‘top down’ cultured companies and the ‘bottom up’ nature of blogging. ‘A potential problem is that blogging does not fit with the corporate culture ...more
Business Blogging
Enterprise Blogging
14th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Enterprise Blogging

Free Pint’s feature article this issue is on Enterprise Blogging. They look at the different ways that blogging could be and is being commercialized and suggest the following enterprising applications for blogging: – ‘Blogs can be useful sources of information for business’ – ‘Blogs can be used for communication’ – ...more
Business Blogging
The Highs and Lows of the Professional Blogger
14th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 3

The Highs and Lows of the Professional Blogger

The last month has been both an exciting and difficult time for my blogging business. Whilst I’ve started numerous news blogs and seen good growth in traffic in them my more established and larger blogs have suffered from Google’s latest update and are yet to show any signs at all ...more
Pro Blogging News
What are the Ethics of using RSS feeds?
13th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 5

What are the Ethics of using RSS feeds?

I’ve been watching a site for a while now that both intrigues and concerns me – again because it is using the content of a blogs for its own personal gain – without asking permission from the publishers concerned. I’ve been wondering how to respond to this site and am ...more
Pro Blogging News
RSS Feeds: Full posts or extracts?
13th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 10

RSS Feeds: Full posts or extracts?

Another tip from Leave It Behind’s Building a Better Blog is to ‘Syndicate your Entire Post‘. Brian writes: ‘Again, in the never-ending effort to ensure happy readers, be sure to syndicate (i.e. send) your entire post through RSS. I follow over 75 weblogs (which is probably a low number on ...more
Blog Design
Rhythmic Blogging
13th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Rhythmic Blogging

There is a good collection of blogging tips over at Leave It Behind’s Building a Better Blog with a few tips that I’ve not seen on too many other similar lists. I like this one: 3. Publish During High Traffic Times If one of your desires is to generate traffic, ...more
Writing Content
Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool

Have you ever struggled to select a color scheme for a blog? It’s pretty obviously looking at the disaster that I’ve designed here that I do! So this ColorMatch tool is going to be very handy! It is designed to help you select a 6 color palette for your blog. ...more
Blog Design
Understanding Adsense Statistics
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Understanding Adsense Statistics

There is a good post over at Webmaster world titled A few notes on Adsense stats where one user of Adsense writes some definitions of terms used in and lessons learned interpreting Adsense statistics. It won’t be much use to long term Adsense users but might be helpful in discerning ...more
Adsense
Chitika Contextual Advertising Launched
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Chitika Contextual Advertising Launched

It seems that there is yet another contextual advertising system being launched that is specifically targetted at bloggers. It is called Chitika and promises to motetize your blogs and your feeds using contextual ads. They offer all the main formats of ads and seem pretty sstandard in terms of design ...more
Advertising