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Tips on Getting the Family/Blogging Balance Right
21st of April 2010 Darren Rowse 94

Tips on Getting the Family/Blogging Balance Right

One of the things that attracted me to blogging as a way to earn an income was the flexibility that it gave me and the opportunity it gives me to work from home and be involved in the lives of my young family. While my wife is the primary care ...more
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11 Ways to Add to the Conversation of the Blogosphere and Stand Out from the Crowd
2nd of April 2010 Darren Rowse 96

11 Ways to Add to the Conversation of the Blogosphere and Stand Out from the Crowd

One problem that I see a lot of bloggers falling into the trap of doing is simply writing what everyone else is writing about on their blog – and doing it in the same way everyone else is. The term ‘echo chamber’ comes to mind. I think we’ve all done ...more
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5 Tips for Getting Readers Viewing Your Old Blog Posts
2nd of March 2010 Darren Rowse 183

5 Tips for Getting Readers Viewing Your Old Blog Posts

Over on Twitter last week @JapanNewbie asked me about how to get people viewing old posts on your blog once they drop off the front page. In this video I tackle the question with 5 suggestions including using: Best of Sections Autoresponders Related Links Best of Posts Repost Old Content ...more
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7 Questions to Ask On Your Blog to Get More Reader Engagement
2nd of December 2009 Darren Rowse 438

7 Questions to Ask On Your Blog to Get More Reader Engagement

Have you ever been ‘talked at’ instead of had someone ‘talk with’ you in a real life conversation? It doesn’t feel good to have someone talk AT you. It leaves you feeling like you might as well not have been there at all. Blogs can be like that and in ...more
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Warning: Watching This Video May Lead to Work! [But It’ll Also Improve Your Blog]
19th of November 2009 Darren Rowse 133

Warning: Watching This Video May Lead to Work! [But It’ll Also Improve Your Blog]

What’s your blogging Vice? Most bloggers that I know have at least one – whether it be compulsively checking blog stats, constantly tweaking template designs, obsessing over plugins and widgets, spending hour after hour ‘networking’ on Twitter, becoming preoccupied with SEO and… even allowing ourselves to become consumed by learning ...more
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Yes! A Great Book for Bloggers
27th of October 2009 Darren Rowse 69

Yes! A Great Book for Bloggers

Over the last few days I’ve been digging into a great little book called Yes! 50 Scientifically Proven Ways to Be Persuasive. I’m only halfway through it but of the 25 or so chapters that I’ve read so far I have jotted down 50 or so ideas for my own ...more
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Books – How to Expand your Blog #2
29th of September 2009 Darren Rowse 79

Books – How to Expand your Blog #2

See the full sized version of this video at YouTube – Expand Your Blog By Adding a Book. A couple of weeks back I introduced a brainstorming exercise that gets bloggers to think about how to expand their blog. I followed that post up with an exploration of adding a ...more
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How to Promote a Blog with Social Media
22nd of September 2009 Darren Rowse 93

How to Promote a Blog with Social Media

Last year I wrote a post exploring how I use Social Media to promote my blogs – the post looked at the idea of creating Home bases and Outposts (a metaphor that I picked up from Chris Brogan). In this video I extend the idea a little and talk about ...more
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How to Use Google’s Wonder Wheel to Find Topics to Write about
31st of July 2009 Darren Rowse 191

How to Use Google’s Wonder Wheel to Find Topics to Write about

Stuck for ideas to write about? Here’s a quick and easy to use tool from Google to help you identify topics within most niches. View this video at full size to get all the visual details in the video here on Facebook. PS: a number of people have been asking ...more
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