CategoryMiscellaneous Blog Tips
Blogging as Farming – How to Grow a Bumper Blogging Crop
3rd of May 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Blogging as Farming – How to Grow a Bumper Blogging Crop

On the weekend I was speaking with a friend, Alex, who is a Farmer about blogging and the more we talked the more we realized that there is a lot of similarities between what we do. I thought I’d rehash some of the main points from our conversation here: Taking ...more
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Generating Traffic for your Blog – Think Ahead
20th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Generating Traffic for your Blog – Think Ahead

In a great example of thinking ahead – Rogers Cadenhead registered the domain name BenedictXVI.com a couple of weeks ago. ‘Cadenhead, an author of 20 technology “how-to” books with titles like “Movable Type 3 Bible Desktop Edition” and “Teach Yourself Java in 21 Days,” said he registered the names for ...more
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One Blog Many Categories or Many Blogs?
19th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 47

One Blog Many Categories or Many Blogs?

William (a reader of ProBlogger) asks: ‘I have so many diverse hobbies and interests that I want to start a blog about, plus I’d also like to make some $ through AdSense & the likes…. Am I better off having one blog site with multiple categories or multiple blog sites ...more
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Avoiding Blog Burnout – Advanced Posting and Additional Authors
18th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Avoiding Blog Burnout – Advanced Posting and Additional Authors

Duncan has posted on the topic of How to avoid blog burnout in one easy lesson where he suggest taking a break is a good way to sustain your blogging over a longer period of time. In particular he writes that taking a weekend off (or at least having a ...more
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What to do when you Get Slashdotted
14th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 8

What to do when you Get Slashdotted

Getting a deluge of visitors to your blog from a larger site is what many blogger’s dreams are made of but what should you do if you want to maximise the benefit of this occurrence as and when it happens? Every month or two I tend to get a link ...more
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Blogging Fears – Death
11th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Blogging Fears – Death

I’d like to continue my Blogging Fears series by talking for a moment about Death. OK – ‘death’ is probably not a topic you were expecting me to cover in at ProBlogger (I hope this is not too morbid) but the past week I’ve actually been wondering what would happen ...more
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When Blog Competition is Good
8th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 10

When Blog Competition is Good

A number of people have asked me in the past 24 hours whether I feel threatened when a new blog starts up with the same topic as one of mine. It is an interesting question and one that I usually answer in a number of ways. Firstly I admit that ...more
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Blogging Fears – Disappearing from Search Engines
8th of April 2005 Darren Rowse

Blogging Fears – Disappearing from Search Engines

A couple of days ago I started a Blogging Fears mini-series and talked about Getting Hacked. Here’s another – Disappearing from the Search Engines As many of you know I’ve been there – it sucks and has the ability to almost completely cripple a blog that relies upon SE traffic. ...more
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A day in the life of a ProBlogger
8th of April 2005 Darren Rowse 27

A day in the life of a ProBlogger

This has always been one of the most popular posts on ProBlogger so today I thought I’d update it with some new things that I do on an ‘average day’ as a ProBlogger (originally written November 2004 which will explain the old comments). A number of people have asked me ...more
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