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Beginner Blogging Insights From Making My First $1000
24th of July 2015 Guest Blogger

Beginner Blogging Insights From Making My First $1000

This is a guest contribution from Hassan Ud-deen. I love blogging. But as a beginner, it’s made me feel like complete crap at times. When I started blogging, failure’s heavy blows hit me hard. Filling my stomach with angry butterflies that constantly questioned: “Will I ever be able to make money ...more
Blogging for Dollars
31DBBB Day 22 Challenge: Pay Special Attention to a Reader
22nd of July 2015 Darren Rowse 2

31DBBB Day 22 Challenge: Pay Special Attention to a Reader

Today’s podcast episode is all about your audience, and how to make them feel valued. If there’s one way to build a better blog, it’s taking care of the people who take the time to read and engage with you, therefore creating a space that both you and they love. ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
The ProBlogger Podcast How-To: Conduct a Policy Review
21st of July 2015 Darren Rowse 4

The ProBlogger Podcast How-To: Conduct a Policy Review

I know – it sounds so technical. What blogger has a policy review and why would you even need one? Bear with me, I think you’ll find today’s challenge super useful even if you think it doesn’t apply to you. Of course, for some of you it’s a legal requirement ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
How and Why to Experiment with Opinion Posts on Your Blog
19th of July 2015 Darren Rowse 5

How and Why to Experiment with Opinion Posts on Your Blog

Today’s challenge in 31 Days to Build a Better Blog should be easy for some of you – but terrify the rest! Opinion posts come easily to those who are happy to share and engage in the feedback that they get. For others, though, it might not come naturally to ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
31DBBB Day 18 Challenge: Create a Sneeze Page
18th of July 2015 Darren Rowse 4

31DBBB Day 18 Challenge: Create a Sneeze Page

Today is day 18 in 31 Days to Build a Better Blog and you can listen to it here. If you’ve never created a sneeze page on your blog – one of the single most useful ways to get readers to stick around and get to know you so well they ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Ask Yourself: How Do Readers See Your Blog?
17th of July 2015 Darren Rowse 7

Ask Yourself: How Do Readers See Your Blog?

It’s time for day 17 in our 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge. Here’s a frightening reality – within just a few seconds of arriving on the blog that you pour hours and hours of time and energy into, a new reader will make snap judgements about what ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
ProBlogger Podcast: Blog Buddies
15th of July 2015 Darren Rowse 5

ProBlogger Podcast: Blog Buddies

Let’s kick off this new week of 31 Days to Build a Better Blog with a podcast about finding your tribe. I’m an introvert, and blogging and podcasting work really well with my personality type. I enjoy interacting with others, but at a bit of a distance. But one of ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
31DBBB Day 14: Update a Key Page
14th of July 2015 Darren Rowse 3

31DBBB Day 14: Update a Key Page

Here we are, day 14 – two full weeks of tips to help you create the best blog possible, and plenty more to come! Although this week we’ve covered social media, forums and groups, alerts, brainstorming, editorial calendars and even getting off your blog to find inspiration, we haven’t talked ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
An Unexpected Piece of Advice that Will Help You Grow Your Blog
13th of July 2015 Darren Rowse 9

An Unexpected Piece of Advice that Will Help You Grow Your Blog

Today’s challenge in our 31 days to build a better blog podcast series is a bit different, and hopefully – a lot of fun. It’s to not blog at all! Today I want you to leave your electronics behind and go to your local mall or shopping centre. Why? Because ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog