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The Power of Personal
6th of August 2012 Darren Rowse 35

The Power of Personal

This week, we’ve got a couple of intriguing blog posts coming up that deal with bloggers’ personal stories. Obviously, personal stories tend to do well with blog readers. But look around, and you’ll see that personal stories have become a mainstay of the media more generally. We have reality t.v.—real ...more
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Transfer Your Blog From WordPress.com to WordPress.org Part 1
4th of August 2012 Guest Blogger 39

Transfer Your Blog From WordPress.com to WordPress.org Part 1

 This guest post is by Ayelet Weisz of All Colores. It was finally happening: I was about to embark on the trip of my dreams—and I wanted to write all about it. I decided that a travel blog, shared initially with family and friends, would be a great experiment to see ...more
Blog Networks
Traffic Technique 4: Subscriptions
2nd of August 2012 Darren Rowse 11

Traffic Technique 4: Subscriptions

From the marketers’ point of view, subscriptions are a loyalty mechanism—they’re the first technique we’ve looked at that’s most often used to build repeat traffic from people who have already visited your blog, and like it. If they like it so much, why do they need to be reminded to ...more
Blog Promotion
SoundCloud: for Bloggers, Not Just Musicians
29th of July 2012 Darren Rowse 27

SoundCloud: for Bloggers, Not Just Musicians

Have you tried podcasting on your blog? Not long ago, Carol Tice wrote a couple of posts on the topic for us, covering the benefits of podcasting and how to get your first podcast up and running. I know Carol advises against using a hosted service for your podcasts, but ...more
Blogging Tools and Services
Blog Comments: 3 Bloggers Discuss the Issues
24th of July 2012 Darren Rowse 61

Blog Comments: 3 Bloggers Discuss the Issues

One of the things I love about Problogger.net is the value of the comments my readers make here. Although the days when I could reply to many of those comments are now, sadly, long gone, I do read comments on the blog, and frequently get ideas and inspiration from them. ...more
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Weekend Project: Write Posts that Hold Readers to the End, Part 1
21st of July 2012 Guest Blogger 83

Weekend Project: Write Posts that Hold Readers to the End, Part 1

This guest post is by Peter Sandeen of Affect Selling. Do you know why most of your blog’s visitors quickly scroll down your home page, read a couple of headlines, and go back to watching cute kitty videos on YouTube? And why those who begin reading a post, only read ...more
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Is This Blogging?
17th of July 2012 Darren Rowse 25

Is This Blogging?

I was really interested to read this comment from Pinup Style in response to our series on blog business models. Pinup Style comments: “I was wondering what your position is re: another blog post I found on your site stating “As Michael Stelzner said at Blogworld, “You’re not a blogger, you’re ...more
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Traffic Technique 1: Search Engine Optimization
12th of July 2012 Darren Rowse 59

Traffic Technique 1: Search Engine Optimization

If you’re one of the thousands of bloggers out there who’s trying to generate the right kind of blog traffic, you’ve probably felt a bit bewildered at some point. I know I have. Some days I’ve sat down at my computer and literally haven’t known where to start in building ...more
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Weekend Project 1: Fix a Mess of a Multi-topic Blog
7th of July 2012 Guest Blogger 48

Weekend Project 1: Fix a Mess of a Multi-topic Blog

This guest post is by Natalie Webb of Leave Me to My Projects. You started your blog because you were passionate. You wanted to write about everything you love. You wanted to inspire people with your passions and your well-rounded knowledge in all of your areas of expertise. You wanted ...more
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