CategoryBlog Design
How I added the Twitter ID field to comments on Twitip.com
22nd of November 2008 Darren Rowse 53

How I added the Twitter ID field to comments on Twitip.com

A couple of days ago I added the ability for those leaving comments on my TwiTip Twitter Tips blog to add their Twitter ID as well as their URL to comments. Since doing this I’ve been asked time and time again how we did it. In this guest post Sean ...more
Blog Design
How to Increase Subscribers and Reader Engagement
17th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 63

How to Increase Subscribers and Reader Engagement

Last week I decided to find some quality Australian blogs to subscribe to. I used a newly compiled list of Australian Marketing Blogs that Julian Cole put together as the basis for my search. I was excited by the quality of some of the blogs on that list – but ...more
Blog Design
How to Polish Posts: Individual Blog Post Design
9th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 41

How to Polish Posts: Individual Blog Post Design

Much is written about how to ‘design blogs’ (as a whole) but another element of ‘blog design’ that I think is just as important, yet not written about much, is the design of individual blog posts. How blog posts ‘look’ is so important. I’ve seen the power of ‘polishing’ posts ...more
Blog Design
Present a Consistent Brand in Your Blogging
9th of September 2008 Darren Rowse 67

Present a Consistent Brand in Your Blogging

Click to play In this video post I reflect upon the one of the downsides of changing your blog’s brand and/or design. While updating blog design, logos and avatars in social media sites can bring a lot of life to a blog and present you with an up to date ...more
Blog Design
Thesis WordPress Updates and Offers a Weekend Bonus
31st of August 2008 Darren Rowse 27

Thesis WordPress Updates and Offers a Weekend Bonus

I’ve been behind checking my email this week and it could have cost you a great deal…. Apparently the fantastic Thesis WordPress theme (see my first impressions of Thesis here) is running a special this weekend. They’ve just updated the theme with some great new features (see below) but if ...more
Blog Design
Split Testing: How To Increase Your Adsense Earnings 94% Overnight
16th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 78

Split Testing: How To Increase Your Adsense Earnings 94% Overnight

In this post Brian Armstrong from StartBreakingFree.com shares some tips on using Split Testing to increase his AdSense earnings. Long time readers of ProBlogger know that Darren is a big fan of split testing ads to improve your earnings. I took this advice to heart, and wanted to show you ...more
Adsense
5 Methods to Enhancing Page Load
13th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 50

5 Methods to Enhancing Page Load

‘How do I make my page load faster?’ – it’s a question I get a bit so I thought I’d ask Aaron Brazell from Technosailor to tackle the question and offer some suggestions around enhancing page load times. “The internet is dying.” This phrase, though probably a bit sensationalist, is ...more
Blog Design
Interview with Blog Designer – Chris Pearson
6th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 33

Interview with Blog Designer – Chris Pearson

One of my favorite blog designers is Chris Pearson – the designer behind the newly released Thesis premium WordPress theme (which I reviewed here). Chris has consistently produced great blog designs over the last few years so after the launch of Thesis I thought it would be worthwhile to do ...more
Blog Design
GRAB Your Reader’s Attention and HOOK them into your blog
2nd of August 2008 Darren Rowse 47

GRAB Your Reader’s Attention and HOOK them into your blog

Do you want to learn how to SNAP readers out of their zombie like surfing and HOOK them into your blog? If so – read on…. Image by Essjay in NZ Before I was a blogger I did a lot of public speaking. I did a number of courses in ...more
Blog Design