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Writing with Confidence or Risking Your Reputation?
21st of January 2008 Darren Rowse 69

Writing with Confidence or Risking Your Reputation?

A guest post over at John Chow’s blog today by Steven York titled Successful Blogging – 5 Tips for Writing With Confidence caught my attention today. The title was something that I was keen to read as I think that being confident as a blogger is important – however as ...more
Writing Content
How to Create Social Media’s Favorite Type of Blog Post
18th of January 2008 Skellie 34

How to Create Social Media’s Favorite Type of Blog Post

In my time as a blogger I’ve been lucky enough to have two posts I’ve written hit the front page of Digg. The first one was a resource list of 110+ resources for creative minds. The most amazing thing about the experience was that the post itself required only one ...more
Writing Content
How to Make Your Blog Posts Stand Out From the Rest – Lessons from the MacBook Air
18th of January 2008 Darren Rowse 38

How to Make Your Blog Posts Stand Out From the Rest – Lessons from the MacBook Air

Have you heard that Apple released a new laptop called the MacBook Air yesterday? If you haven’t – you are not reading the same blogs that I am. The news is everywhere at the moment with thousands of bloggers ‘breaking’ the news. Here’s how Technorati has tracked the mentions of ...more
Writing Content
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
Writing Content
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
Featured Posts
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
Featured Posts
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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