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Do You Use American English, British English or do you Swing like the Canadians?
27th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 132

Do You Use American English, British English or do you Swing like the Canadians?

Here’s a question that I get asked a lot – particularly by non US bloggers who find themselves writing primarily for US audiences: “I am English so of course spell words such as ‘colour’ the English way. However, I also know that my largest audience is likely to come from ...more
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“I try to leave out the parts that people skip”
21st of August 2007 Darren Rowse 15

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip”

I recently wrote a post with 8 things to do with your blog when you get sick – number five on the list was to find a guest blogger to lend a hand. This week on noticing a fellow blogger, Blog Bloke, was having a bad run with illness I ...more
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Create a Sneeze Page and Propel Readers Deep Within Your Blog
18th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 58

Create a Sneeze Page and Propel Readers Deep Within Your Blog

It’s Day 18 in the 2007 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Project and today your task is to develop a ‘Sneeze Page’ (or pages) for your blog. One of the challenges that faces blogs that have been around for a while is that they end up with a ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Plan Your Next Week’s Posting Schedule
7th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 75

Plan Your Next Week’s Posting Schedule

Your task today in the 31 Day Project is to plan out a posting schedule for the next week of your blog. Are You a Planner or an Impulsive Blogger? When I first started blogging my posting style was incredibly impulsive. I would sit down at my computer with no ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
How to Find Fresh Expert Guest Posters for Your Blog
2nd of August 2007 Darren Rowse 34

How to Find Fresh Expert Guest Posters for Your Blog

Here’s a quick tip that I’ve used a few times with success over the last couple of months on my photography blog. Like most bloggers I find it difficult to sustain writing a new tip or tutorial for Digital Photography School everyday. I do want to provide readers with helpful ...more
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The 4 Pillars of Writing Exceptional Blogs
19th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 57

The 4 Pillars of Writing Exceptional Blogs

The following guest post has been submitted by Leo Babauta from Zen Habits. Too often it seems that we bloggers get caught up in worrying about monetizing our blogs, or the design of the blog, or SEO techniques — but although it may sound trite, the major focus of our ...more
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How To Write Excellent Blog Content – What We Wish We Knew
13th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 38

How To Write Excellent Blog Content – What We Wish We Knew

This post is part of the ‘What we wish I knew when I first started Blogging’ Series. Below I’ll share readers comments on the topic of Writing Good Blog Content as well as some of my own thoughts. One of the most key aspects of any successful blog is the ...more
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Seasonal Traffic and How to Capture It for Your Blog
4th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 41

Seasonal Traffic and How to Capture It for Your Blog

Don’t Miss Seasonal Opportunities on Your Blog for Spectacular Traffic. Read to the bottom of this post for an example of how I’ve used the same content three times in 18 months to generate 50,000 page views on one post. One of the skills that I encourage bloggers to develop ...more
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How to Keep Momentum Going on Your Blog with a ‘Points System’
4th of July 2007 Darren Rowse 83

How to Keep Momentum Going on Your Blog with a ‘Points System’

Jason left a comment a couple of weeks ago on my previous post asking how many posts readers have posted on their blogs in a week that caught my attention. In his comment Jason talks about a ‘points system’ which he’s developed for helping him to keep his blog achieving ...more
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