CategoryMiscellaneous Blog Tips
Red Cross Donation Button
5th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Red Cross Donation Button

Quite a few people have asked how they can put a red cross donate now button on their blog like the one that I have in the upper right hand corner. You can simply do so by following the instructions on Brian Alvey’s Weblog. Found via Jason
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Six Figure Blogging – How Long?
2nd of September 2005 Darren Rowse 31

Six Figure Blogging – How Long?

One of the most common questions I get asked when people hear about my blogging earnings is ‘how long has it taken’ to get as far as I have? The short answer is that it’s taken a considerable amount of time. I’ve been blogging since November 2002 and started to ...more
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Spring Clean Your Blog
2nd of September 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Spring Clean Your Blog

Spring has Sprung here in Melbourne and so it’s an appropriate time for Spring Cleaning for those of us in the Southern Hemisphere. Duncan is extending his Spring Cleaning to his blog at Quick spring cleaning tips for your blog which includes a variety of ways to freshen up a ...more
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Scoop Blogging
1st of September 2005 Darren Rowse 9

Scoop Blogging

Sometimes it is really fun to be a small time blogger because it can free you up to do things that a lot of the bigger websites in your niche are unable to do. For example – my Digital Camera site is one of my bigger blogs – yet in ...more
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There’s a Hole in My Blog? – Holistic Blogging
30th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 26

There’s a Hole in My Blog? – Holistic Blogging

“Your blog will only ever be as good as it’s weakest component.” Warning: Tangent Ahead Imagine you’ve been given a task of hauling water from one place to another (over a long distance) – but that all you’ve been given to do the job is a rusty old bucket which ...more
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Getting inside your Blog Reader’s Mind
29th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Getting inside your Blog Reader’s Mind

Peter has another worthwhile post at Ads On Blog on the topic of Optimum Placement of Google Ads where he suggests that bloggers consider five questions when they decide how to place ads on their blog. Here are the first three which I think are key: ‘1. What is a ...more
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The Secret to Interactive Blogging – Expertise blended with Invitation
29th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 8

The Secret to Interactive Blogging – Expertise blended with Invitation

Rob Hof over at Business Week has stumbled upon one of the secrets of growing interactivity on a blog – it’s about not knowing all the answers. He notices that the posts with most comments on his blog are where he asks for help. ‘The tough thing for journalists, I ...more
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Blogging Strategy – Be a Maven
26th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Blogging Strategy – Be a Maven

Paul Chaney has a good post on ‘Mavens’ – a term used in Malcolm Gladwell’s book – Get the Latest Price on the The Tipping Point (an absolute must read): ‘The Maven is a person who knows everything about something. Ask them a question about that topic and they’ll give ...more
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Overnight Blogging Success
23rd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Overnight Blogging Success

Here is a quote from Paul Allen that I should be tattooed to the foreheads of all bloggers hoping to make it rich via their blogging efforts: ‘My brother Curt, founder of Folio Corp, former CEO of MyFamily.com, and current CEO of Agilix, a venture-backed company, is fond of saying ...more
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