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13 Questions to Ask Before Publishing a Post On Your Blog
30th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 80

13 Questions to Ask Before Publishing a Post On Your Blog

1. What was the main point of this post? have I made it clearly? 2. What do I want readers of this post to do? have I led them to this action? 3. Have I written something useful? 4. Have I written something unique? 5. Has what I’ve written taken ...more
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A Reality Check about Blogging for Money
23rd of January 2008 Darren Rowse 239

A Reality Check about Blogging for Money

Last week’s article in the Wall Street Journal revealed that my blog earnings are in excess of $250,000 per year (a very ballpark figure). The problem with these type of articles is that they report in a few words just one element of a story – in this case my ...more
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Aweber – a First Impression Review
18th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 65

Aweber – a First Impression Review

In this post I give a first impression review of Aweber. Building a newsletter list has been a central part of my blogging business over the last few years. While my blogs are the primary tool that I use to communicate with readers – I find that having a newsletter ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Dear AdSense, You Broke My Heart – An Open Letter to AdSense
16th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 94

Dear AdSense, You Broke My Heart – An Open Letter to AdSense

AdSense have sent publishers using the AdSense referral program who live outside of the US, Canada and Japan an email confirming that the program will be retired as of 31 January (published below). The email came from a ‘noreply’ email address – so publishers have no way of feeding back ...more
Adsense
How to Run a Successful Competition on Your Blog
16th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 47

How to Run a Successful Competition on Your Blog

Yesterday I shared some of the costs and beefits of running a competition on your blog. I ended that post by asking: “So how does one run a competition on their blog that brings more benefits than it costs?” In this post I want to walk you through everything I ...more
Blog Promotion
The Costs and Benefits of Running a Competition on Your Blog
15th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 63

The Costs and Benefits of Running a Competition on Your Blog

‘How do I run a successful competition on my blog?’ Competitions on blogs have become increasingly common in 2007 with an increased number of high profile blogs running them. As a result many smaller to medium sized blogs are considering them also. The problem is that a competition can actually ...more
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Don’t Just Have a Blog – Learn to Think Like a Blogger
9th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 83

Don’t Just Have a Blog – Learn to Think Like a Blogger

Last week I was chatting to a new blogger and he asked me “how do you manage to keep coming up with post ideas for my blogs?” It’s a question I get a fair bit – and one I’ve struggled to answer… until recently. It sounds odd that I don’t ...more
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7 Types of Blog Posts Which Always Seem to Get Links and Traffic
4th of January 2008 Skellie 119

7 Types of Blog Posts Which Always Seem to Get Links and Traffic

Here’s a really good question: what kinds of posts should I write to get more links and traffic? It’s a question every blogger asks themselves. I want to answer it here by outlining 7 content methods that seem to work wonders on social media while also generating a lot of ...more
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Give Your Readers Room to Participate in Your Blog
3rd of January 2008 Darren Rowse 32

Give Your Readers Room to Participate in Your Blog

One compositional technique that I teach in Digital Photography is to give your portrait subject space to look into when framing your shot. You can see it in the image below – but the basic principle is that if your subject is looking to one side of the frame – ...more
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