Jade Craven
Bloggers To Watch: Jen Bishop talks about how to become a full-time blogger
29th of August 2013 Jade Craven 34

Bloggers To Watch: Jen Bishop talks about how to become a full-time blogger

Jen Bishop is the creative force behind Interiors Addict, the leading Australian blog dedicated to interiors and home wares. She was made redundant a year into starting her blog and was accidentally thrust into the world of full-time blogging. I’ve loved watching her journey. She started off with a hobby ...more
Business Blogging
Optin Skin Plugin Review
2nd of August 2013 Jade Craven 28

Optin Skin Plugin Review

In June, Darren shared 3 Ways to Get More Subscribers for Your Blog. In that post, he identified the area under the blog post as being one of the ‘hot zones’ for calls to subscribe. This area is a solid location to place a call to action, but it can ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Blogger to Watch: Torre de Roche talks about her journey to big publishing deal
22nd of June 2013 Jade Craven 20

Blogger to Watch: Torre de Roche talks about her journey to big publishing deal

This is an guest interview by Jade Craven. It is my honour to share the story of Torre De Roche, and her journey from blogger to author with an impressive publishing deal. I first mentioned her on Problogger as one of the bloggers to watch in 2012. I was impressed ...more
General
How to Build Community on a Blog: 24 Must Read Articles from around the Web
29th of March 2013 Jade Craven 30

How to Build Community on a Blog: 24 Must Read Articles from around the Web

This week we’ve published a series of posts on the topic of building community on a blog with these posts: 9 Benefits [and 3 Costs] Of Building Community On Your Blog The 5 Stages of Building a Culture of Community on a Blog [A Case Study] 7 Strategies for Growing ...more
Build Community
ProBlogger Challenge: Create a Pinterest Persona
8th of March 2013 Jade Craven 17

ProBlogger Challenge: Create a Pinterest Persona

I struggled a lot when I first started managing the Pinterest account for Digital Photography School. I knew that I wanted to focus on visual curation, and that I wanted to provide a comprehensive overview of techniques and tools. There were so many possible boards I could create and I ...more
Social Media
20+ More Bloggers to Watch: The Readers’ Choice
16th of February 2013 Jade Craven 61

20+ More Bloggers to Watch: The Readers’ Choice

It’s been nearly a month since Bloggers to Watch in 2013 was published. We had a fantastic response, including some compelling recommendations via the comments section and around the web. This post presents all the bloggers that people have highlighted over the past few weeks. Mark Richards If you want ...more
Featured Posts
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7th of January 2013 Jade Craven 101

15 Bloggers to Watch in 2013

Welcome to the 2013 edition of Bloggers to Watch. My work has changed a lot over the past year—I’ve been focused a lot on the Australian blogger community, and on curators—so this post is very centered on those communities. This is the last time I’ll be writing this yearly round-up. ...more
Featured Posts
The 3 Step Guide to Creating Pinterest-friendly Graphics for Your Blog
19th of December 2012 Jade Craven 17

The 3 Step Guide to Creating Pinterest-friendly Graphics for Your Blog

It´s well established that Pinterest can be a strong driver of traffic. We´ve been having a lot of success at our Digital Photography School account and have seen other blogs, like Hair Romance, experiencing similar success. In my experience, most bloggers focus on curating boards to build their expertise and ...more
Social Media
Behind the Scenes of the DPS Pinterest Strategy: Case Study
12th of September 2012 Jade Craven 15

Behind the Scenes of the DPS Pinterest Strategy: Case Study

A couple of weeks ago, I was asked if I wanted to set up and manage the Pinterest account for Digital Photography School. Within a week, we had launched, and Darren explained his take on the process in this case study. So far, the account has nearly 5000 followers. We ...more
Social Media