CategoryMiscellaneous Blog Tips
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
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Declaring War on Blogger Apathy VI
5th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Declaring War on Blogger Apathy VI

This is the 6th and final post in a mini series on combatting Blog Apathy • New Stimuli – one of the best ways to get your creativity levels up is to expose yourself to new stuff. Buy a book, watch a movie, meet someone new, go for a walk, ...more
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Declaring War on Blogger Apathy V
5th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Declaring War on Blogger Apathy V

This is post 5 on a mini series on combatting Blog Apathy • Meme it Up – another way to get yourself a little more interested in and energised by your blog is to start some sort of Meme. Run a competition, start a blogging project, add a quiz or ...more
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Declaring War on Blogger Apathy IV
4th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Declaring War on Blogger Apathy IV

This is post 4 on a mini series on combatting Blog Apathy • Develop a Posting Schedule – it’s amazing what you can produce if you give yourself a deadline. Whilst for some people the idea of schedules and plans might have the opposite effect – for many of us ...more
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Declaring War on Blogger Apathy III
4th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Declaring War on Blogger Apathy III

This is post 3 on a mini series on combatting Blog Apathy • Redesign – I always find a fresh coat of paint can really lift a room, a haircut can improve a mood and a blog redesign can get the creative juices flowing again. Tweak it, adapt it or ...more
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Strategic Blogging
4th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Strategic Blogging

Over the past year I’ve been meeting with a business coach who has been helping me to look at my blogging as a business rather than just a job. One of the things that has become evident to me is that good sustainable businesses don’t usually just happen by accident. ...more
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Declaring War on Blogger Apathy II
4th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 13

Declaring War on Blogger Apathy II

Over the next few posts I’m going to be posting a few thoughts on how to defeat apathy in your blogging – here’s a few to kick us off. • Start a Series – it gets hard to constantly come up with new topics to blog about each day so ...more
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Declaring War on Blogger Apathy
4th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 21

Declaring War on Blogger Apathy

Ok so now 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. ...more
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Strategic Blogging – Action Plan
3rd of August 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Strategic Blogging – Action Plan

This post belongs to the Strategic Blogging Series. It’s the last one!!! We’ve reached the last step of the strategic plan and now we finally get to a time of planning (and doing) some action. In each of the ‘activities’ break down your strategy into achievable tasks. You might like ...more
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