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The First Week of My New Blog
11th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 70

The First Week of My New Blog

1 week ago today I launched a new blog called TwiTip here on ProBlogger. In that launch post I documented some of the setup process that I’d already gone though (hosting, design, content, promotion etc). In a subsequent post I also outlined 10 WordPress plugins that I’d installed. It has ...more
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Watch Me Launch My New Blog – TwiTip
4th of November 2008 Darren Rowse 96

Watch Me Launch My New Blog – TwiTip

Yesterday on Twitter I ‘soft launched’ a new blog – TwiTip. The idea for the blog has been ‘brewing’ in my mind for almost as long as I’ve been experimenting with Twitter but I never had the time to dedicate to starting it up. Late last week I realized that ...more
Case Studies
How To Build a Successful Email Newsletter
28th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 53

How To Build a Successful Email Newsletter

Over the last week I’ve been talking about Newsletters a little. We’ve covered reasons start a newsletter and how I’ve increased my newsletter subscriber numbers 10 fold. Today I want to finish this informal mini-series on newsletters off with some tips for actually writing a newsletter. How to Write an ...more
Blog Promotion
How to Drastically Increase Subscriber Numbers to Your Email Newsletter
23rd of October 2008 Darren Rowse 129

How to Drastically Increase Subscriber Numbers to Your Email Newsletter

Two weeks ago I was seeing 40 new email subscribers per day to my photography blog email newsletter. This week I’ve been averaging over 350 new subscribers a day. In this post I’ll share the story of how I did it. In this months ProBlogger Newsletter I gave subscribers some ...more
Blog Promotion
Feeling Overwhelmed by Social Media and Web 2.0? – Here Are 5 Tips For You
18th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 104

Feeling Overwhelmed by Social Media and Web 2.0? – Here Are 5 Tips For You

Last week I spoke with a blogger who had thrown the towel in on his blog. One day he simply stopped posting with no explanation. I emailed to ask him why he stopped and his response was: “I can’t keep up with the advances in technology. Every day there is ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
13 Tips to Recession Proof Your Blog
16th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 82

13 Tips to Recession Proof Your Blog

How can I prepare my blog for a recession or economic downturn? Image by Rednuht Yesterday I asked my Twitter followers what they wanted me to write a post about on ProBlogger and this question (and variations of it) was asked repeatedly. So today I want to suggest a number ...more
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How to Get Search Engine Traffic to Your Blog
14th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 118

How to Get Search Engine Traffic to Your Blog

“What is the best way to get Search Engine Traffic to Your Blog?” Last week I spoke at a Search Engine Marketing conference in Sydney about my experience of blogging. As part of the presentation I was asked to talk about my tips on getting traffic from search engines. I ...more
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Home Bases and Outposts – How I use Social Media in My Blogging
6th of October 2008 Darren Rowse 89

Home Bases and Outposts – How I use Social Media in My Blogging

Lately I’ve been pondering the part that social media plays in my blogging business. This post is an attempt to make some sense of it. I’d value your thoughts in comments to help me take these half thought through ideas to something more concrete. Those who have been following me ...more
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13 Tips on How to Have Great Conversations On Your Blog
1st of October 2008 Darren Rowse 60

13 Tips on How to Have Great Conversations On Your Blog

Lately I’ve been suggesting 11 points to take a little extra time in the posting process on a blog. We’ve looked at everything from choosing topics, to crafting titles, to calls to action, to promoting your posts. The point of this series is simply that when you take a little ...more
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