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One Essential Characteristic of a Pro Blogger [Not Your Everyday Blog Writing Advice]
19th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 32

One Essential Characteristic of a Pro Blogger [Not Your Everyday Blog Writing Advice]

Each week, my Content manager Georgina turns away around 20 or so posts for publication at ProBlogger. She tells me that maybe 5-10% of those are of a publishable standard, but they just don’t fit our audience or purpose. The rest aren’t pro-level pieces. Forget for a moment that these ...more
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5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible
16th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 47

5 Ways to Use Images to Make Your Posts Irresistible

This week on #blogchat on Twitter, we discussed the use of images in blog posts, and I thought that some of the advice we covered there might be useful for you too. So here are my top tips for using images in your blog posts. 1. Use an image per ...more
Blog Design
Curate a Best-Of Post that Gets Read, Used, and Shared
14th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 17

Curate a Best-Of Post that Gets Read, Used, and Shared

One of the posts I’m featuring in the carousel on Digital Photography School at the moment is the Best of dPS. If you haven’t compiled a best-of list of your most-loved posts yet, you should. It’s very sharable: Take your best posts, make them into one post, and you can ...more
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This Week, Try Something New
12th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 22

This Week, Try Something New

In the last few weeks I’ve had the privilege to meet a lot of bloggers at various on and offline events. These have been great experiences that have really opened my eyes to what others are doing on their blogs, and with their audiences. It’s been a great time for ...more
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Weekend Project: Take a Blogging Retreat
10th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 17

Weekend Project: Take a Blogging Retreat

As bloggers, we all face challenges. They might be as big as expanding our blog beyond a five-figure income. Or they might be ongoing, like the challenges of finding post ideas, or clearly defining our niches. And we look for answers wherever we can: on our favorite blogs, in ebooks ...more
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Blogging in Brief: Engagement Tools, App Auctions, and Brutal Realism
8th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 13

Blogging in Brief: Engagement Tools, App Auctions, and Brutal Realism

This week has turned up some really interesting ideas for blog reader engagement using technology as well as creative content techniques… Mini reader surveys … and more On Eugen Oprea’s blog, we saw this handy little query form: It’s made with LeadConverter, which you can use on a free subscription ...more
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12 Lessons from 4 Inspiring Local Business Blogs
3rd of November 2012 Darren Rowse 33

12 Lessons from 4 Inspiring Local Business Blogs

Earlier this week I explained why every business needs a blog. Today I want to show you just how much potential there is for businesses to connect with their customers through a blog. The blogs I’ve chosen here are all for small businesses I know of. I’ve tried to look ...more
Business Blogging
6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Blog
31st of October 2012 Darren Rowse 38

6 Reasons Why Your Business Needs a Blog

Last week’s Blogging in Brief post looked at a really surprising business blog post. In fact, this was a post from a government body, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention—not the kind of place you might expect to have a raging sense of humor. Business blogging doesn’t have to ...more
Business Blogging
Use Product Promotions to Add Value on Your Blog—and Others
29th of October 2012 Darren Rowse 65

Use Product Promotions to Add Value on Your Blog—and Others

We get a lot of requests for co-promotions here at ProBlogger, and at Digital Photography School as well. No matter what niche you’re in, if your blog has a reasonably engaged audience, you’re probably the target for others who want to promote their new products. On the flip side, you ...more
Blog Promotion