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Six Tips for More Creative Blogging
14th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 41

Six Tips for More Creative Blogging

This post on Creative Blogging was written by Mark Seall from Talk Climate Change. Creative lapses are one of the biggest blog killers out there. Every blogger spends time staring at a blank screen searching for inspiration at some point, and few niches provide a steady stream of juicy news ...more
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Posting Less Frequently Can Lead to Higher Reader Engagement
8th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 53

Posting Less Frequently Can Lead to Higher Reader Engagement

I just read an interesting post by Terry Dean outlining Which 10 RSS Feeds He Actually Reads. Terry used the ‘Trends’ feature on Google Reader to analyze which blogs had the highest % of posts that he actually read. The list of blogs that he mentioned were all great blogs ...more
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7 Types of Blog Posts Which Always Seem to Get Links and Traffic
4th of January 2008 Skellie 119

7 Types of Blog Posts Which Always Seem to Get Links and Traffic

Here’s a really good question: what kinds of posts should I write to get more links and traffic? It’s a question every blogger asks themselves. I want to answer it here by outlining 7 content methods that seem to work wonders on social media while also generating a lot of ...more
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Give Your Readers Room to Participate in Your Blog
3rd of January 2008 Darren Rowse 32

Give Your Readers Room to Participate in Your Blog

One compositional technique that I teach in Digital Photography is to give your portrait subject space to look into when framing your shot. You can see it in the image below – but the basic principle is that if your subject is looking to one side of the frame – ...more
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How Longer Feature Posts Improved My Blog
27th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 28

How Longer Feature Posts Improved My Blog

Today Leo Babauta from Zen Habits shares what he did in 2007 that improved his blog the most. Improvement on Zen Habits has come in many small doses this year, but if I had to pick one thing it would be my transition to longer, less-frequent “feature” posts that go ...more
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How to Maximize the Benefits of Guest Posting
21st of December 2007 Skellie 58

How to Maximize the Benefits of Guest Posting

Publishing guest posts on popular blogs is a tried and tested way to get inbound links and traffic. There are certain things you can do to make this experience even more rewarding. In this post, I want to share a number of methods you can use to maximize the rewards ...more
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Stuck Writing a Post? – Change Your Writing Medium
20th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 46

Stuck Writing a Post? – Change Your Writing Medium

Do you ever have an idea for a post that you just can’t get out? You know the gist of what you want to say – but the words to express it clearly just don’t come. How do you get it out? LifeClever has a writing tip that I’d not ...more
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How to Develop the Habit of Writing Posts in Advance
15th of December 2007 Skellie 79

How to Develop the Habit of Writing Posts in Advance

Do you write and publish your posts in one sitting? Many bloggers do. Unfortunately, this kind of posting habit presents a number of problems. For example: You won’t be able to develop a consistent posting rhythm. Your publish times will vary depending on whether you’re inspired, whether you have writer’s ...more
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14th of December 2007 Darren Rowse 89

Discover Hundreds of Post Ideas for Your Blog with Mind Mapping

Yesterday I wrote a post on keeping the momentum going on your blog by building on previous posts. Today I want to extend that post (you knew I would) with a practical exercise that any blogger with a blog can do. It’s something that can take as little as 10 ...more
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