CategoryMiscellaneous Blog Tips
Blog Strategy – Add Authors
3rd of April 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Blog Strategy – Add Authors

Eoghann over at Blog World has an interesting post titled Blog Strategy where he talks readers through his Pro Blogging strategy. Eoghann writes 5 blogs on varying topics and each with their own strengths and weaknesses. He’s really just thinking out loud but its an interesting glimpse into his thinking. ...more
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Random Blog Tip – Contact Options
23rd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Random Blog Tip – Contact Options

Related to my previous post about About pages I’d also like to make mention of another personal preference that I have – the inclusion of the ability for readers to contact you privately. There are many ways of doing this – but I’m surprised by just how many blogs give ...more
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Why Blogging is Like Having a Child
3rd of March 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Why Blogging is Like Having a Child

Jennifer Rice over at What’s Your Brand Mantra? posts a good article on her Link Policy and Building Traffic that is worth a read. The phrase that got my attention though was this – ‘Maintaining a blog is a lot like having a child’. She qualifies it by stating that ...more
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Do You Credit Your Sources?
24th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 6

Do You Credit Your Sources?

What is your policy on giving credit to sites who pointed you to a link that you post about? Do you for instance write use a ‘found via (insert blog who pointed you to the post you’ve written about here)’ byline or tag on your blog? (see last post for ...more
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Combatting Comment Spam – Contraception for your Blog
11th of February 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Combatting Comment Spam – Contraception for your Blog

In my ‘Questions for ProBloggers‘ post Rick asks: ‘How do you deal with comment spammers?’ Comment spam is an insidious problem which threatens to kill or at least overwhelm many blog projects. I detest it on many levels, partly because of the content of many spam comments (which go against ...more
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How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 3
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 3

How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 3

Coming up with creative and profitable Ideas for blogs sometimes feels more about luck than anything else. But in my experience there is a number of steps you can do to better your chances. This is the third and final part of a series on finding Money making blog ideas. ...more
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How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 2
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 22

How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 2

More and more people are finding ways to make money from blogging but few pro bloggers are making their money from their personal, general themed blogs. In most cases it takes a blog either with a tight niche or fresh idea to make it big in the blogosphere – but ...more
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How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 1
2nd of February 2005 Darren Rowse 4

How to Find Money Making Blog Ideas – Part 1

Susannah linked up to my How to Research a Profitable Blog Topic post and writes: ‘What Darren doesn’t say is just how to come up with those money-making ideas. He’s clearly got the knack of latching onto current issues appropriate for blogs, but not everyone does.’ That got me wondering ...more
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How to Research a Profitable Blog Topic
31st of January 2005 Darren Rowse 6

How to Research a Profitable Blog Topic

A while back when I asked you what you’d like to ask professional bloggers in my upcoming interview series MM asked: ‘I want to know what kind of research they did before they jumpstart a new blog. How do they gauge the “marketability” or earning potential of a new topic?’ ...more
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