CategoryMiscellaneous Blog Tips
When is it time to ‘Go Pro’ as a Blogger?
19th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 39

When is it time to ‘Go Pro’ as a Blogger?

Instant Messaging Conversation with Reader (used with permission – name changed to protect the innocent) Rex – ‘Darren Darren Darren….I’ve decided to become a Professional Blogger!!!!’ Darren – ‘Wow that’s exciting Rex!’ Rex – ‘yeah I’m writing my letter of resignation as we speak….’ Rex – ‘I can’t wait to ...more
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Email Newsletters Tips for Bloggers
17th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Email Newsletters Tips for Bloggers

Yesterday I talked about Why Email Newsletters might be a good companion tool for a blog – today I want to get a bit more practical and talk about how to use them. As I’ve researched the topic I’ve realized that this could be quite a long series of posts ...more
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Why Email Newsletters Can Improve your Blog
15th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 23

Why Email Newsletters Can Improve your Blog

One way that I’ve experimented with to build community and loyalty among readers on my blogs is to offer readers a free regular newsletter. I’ve found that since started using newsletters that it’s added a new dimension of community to my blogs. Newsletter days have higher traffic for starters and ...more
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Using Comments on your Blog
13th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 26

Using Comments on your Blog

Human beings are relational. We like to be acknowledged. We like too participate and contribute. We like to feel that what we have to say is valuable. Most of your blog’s readers are human beings (well most of mine are). So acknowledge and interact with them. The most common way ...more
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Does personal info belong on a business (or entrepreneurial) blog?
10th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Does personal info belong on a business (or entrepreneurial) blog?

Tris has an interesting post asking should bloggers get personal on their business blogs? We could extend the question to commercial/entrepreneurial blogs also. ‘The problem is, I think, that blogs started off as very personal efforts. We knew about peoples’ struggles. We knew about their lives. Then as business blogging ...more
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Declaring War on Blogger Apathy
8th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 45

Declaring War on Blogger Apathy

It’s time to talk about something that has the potential to KILL your blog…. Apathy A blogger can have the best strategic plan in the world but if they have no motivation, passion or drive for their blogging it will almost always amount to nothing at all. One of the ...more
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Blogging Goals
7th of August 2005 Darren Rowse

Blogging Goals

Wayne Hurlbert writes a post on Blogging Goals that might be a good follow up for some after my Strategic Blogging series of posts.
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Domain Name Suggestion Tool – DomainBot
6th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 31

Domain Name Suggestion Tool – DomainBot

I’ve been working on some ideas for new blogs over the past 2 weeks and as part of the exercise I’ve been looking at choosing domain names. Of course looking for a domain name can be a frustrating business – you know what you want but the chances are that ...more
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The Dangers of Niche Blogging
6th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 1

The Dangers of Niche Blogging

There is a helpful article over at on Niche Markets the Entrepreneurial Mind where Jeff Cornwall posts about the dangers of Niche strategy. Of course Jeff is writing in a broad sense for all businesses that target Niches but his theories are particularly relevant for those of us working on ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips