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Weekend Project: Learning to Fail
27th of October 2012 Darren Rowse 16

Weekend Project: Learning to Fail

This weekend, we’re taking a different approach with our weekend project, and touching on a topic that I think is overlooked a lot in blogging. And that’s failure. In a world like this, where it’s so easy to try new things out—new social networks, new product ideas, and so on—it’s ...more
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Blogging in Brief: Smart Writing Techniques, Swipe Files, and Myths Dispelled
25th of October 2012 Darren Rowse 17

Blogging in Brief: Smart Writing Techniques, Swipe Files, and Myths Dispelled

This week, I’m kicking off a new, regular feature here on ProBlogger, called Blogging in Brief. The idea each time is to highlight a few cool, interesting, creative ideas that professional bloggers are implementing as potential inspiration for you. ProBlogger’s based upon a philosophy of sharing stories and learning from ...more
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Bounce Rates High? Why?
22nd of October 2012 Darren Rowse 33

Bounce Rates High? Why?

Most bloggers I know want to reduce their bounce rates. Sometimes it can seem as if it doesn’t matter what the bounce rate for a page actually is, we want it to be lower! While it’s a stretch to expect we’ll hit a zero bounce rate, for most bloggers, it ...more
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Blogging Isn’t a Numbers Game: It’s a People Game
19th of October 2012 Darren Rowse 28

Blogging Isn’t a Numbers Game: It’s a People Game

Last month I had the privilege of attending one of the biggest events in Australia—the AFL (Australian Football League) Grand Final. For those of you outside Australia, it’s kind of like the Superbowl of Aussie football (without all the cool ads and wardrobe malfunctions…). Anyway, I was a guest (with ...more
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What’s Good for the Blogger Is Good for the Blog
13th of October 2012 Darren Rowse 25

What’s Good for the Blogger Is Good for the Blog

As we were preparing this weekend’s posts—which all deal with topic of productivity and the blogger’s lifestyle—I was reminded of a blogging truism that many of us seem to forget. For the blogger who’s taking their blog and their readership seriously, what’s good for us is generally good for our ...more
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Writing for a Diverse Audience, Part 2
8th of October 2012 Darren Rowse 20

Writing for a Diverse Audience, Part 2

Last week’s post on writing for a diverse audience sparked a great discussion, with some really interesting thoughts contributed by bloggers at all stages of building a blog, and from a range of markets and niches. One thing that really struck me about these conversations was that bloggers seem to ...more
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Essential HTML for Bloggers Part 1
6th of October 2012 Guest Blogger 50

Essential HTML for Bloggers Part 1

This guest post is by Matt Setter of MaltBlue.com. In the modern-world of blogging, there are so many blogging platforms to choose from. From the venerable WordPress, TypePad and Drupal to other great tools, such as Habari, Typo3 and CushyCMS amongst others. All of these make building a professional and stunning ...more
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When You Don’t Have “One Reader”: Writing for a Diverse Blog Audience
2nd of October 2012 Darren Rowse 29

When You Don’t Have “One Reader”: Writing for a Diverse Blog Audience

“Write for one reader” is advice we hear often in the blogosphere, and it can be a useful way to get a consistent voice going on your blog. But the longer you blog, the more likely you’ll be to get to know your readers, and the more diverse their needs ...more
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5 Tools for Harnessing the Power of We #bad12
29th of September 2012 Darren Rowse 11

5 Tools for Harnessing the Power of We #bad12

Today is blog action day, and this year’s theme is “The Power of We.” But for some of us, harnessing that power is a major challenge. One of the most common complaints of bloggers I speak to is that they want to collaborate more effectively with their audience members, customers, ...more
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