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The Eternal Quest for Uniqueness
8th of August 2006 Darren Rowse 15

The Eternal Quest for Uniqueness

What makes your Blog Different? This is a question I think that most bloggers would do well to ask. We’re living in a time when ‘content’ is being produced in vast quantities by large numbers of individuals and organizations. I heard recently on the radio that the internet now contains ...more
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Using Digg to Improve Your Content
29th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 14

Using Digg to Improve Your Content

I’ve seen (and written) a lot of posts about how to get posts picked up by social bookmarking sites and what to do when it happens, but one of the things that has struck me recently is that another opportunity often presents itself when a site like Digg links links ...more
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10 Things Every Reader Wants from a Writer
25th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 7

10 Things Every Reader Wants from a Writer

Liz at Successful Blog has a good list of 10 Things Every Reader Wants from a Writer.
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Does Blog Post Frequency Matter?
8th of June 2006 Darren Rowse 33

Does Blog Post Frequency Matter?

Eric Kintz has written an interesting post on Why Blog Post Frequency Does Not Matter Anymore. I like some of what Eric’s got to say but do not agree with it completely for all types of bloggers. Perhaps it’s a bit too simplistic a statement to make. Below are Eric’s ...more
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A Guide to writing good email…. and blog posts?
24th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 17

A Guide to writing good email…. and blog posts?

There’s a nice post over at blue flavor on how to write good email – an author’s guide which as someone who gets a lot of email I wish everyone would read. It’s got some great common sense tips. I wonder if there are a few good tips for bloggers ...more
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Schedule Writing Times
18th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 15

Schedule Writing Times

One of the ways that I find helpful to get back into the momentum of writing a blog is to set aside specific times for writing. I find it is very easy to get distracted by the many different elements of maintaining a blog, to the point where I find ...more
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Using Posting Schedules to Maintain Momentum
17th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 29

Using Posting Schedules to Maintain Momentum

Another strategy for planning ahead that many bloggers use is to create a postings schedule for themselves. This can happen on a range of levels (from informal to very structured) but is often a great way to give some level of structure and motivation for posting. Here’s a few quick ...more
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Timing Your Blog Posts for Maximum Impact
11th of May 2006 Darren Rowse 18

Timing Your Blog Posts for Maximum Impact

In the last two days I’ve been fortunate enough to have Lifehacker link to two posts (here and here) on my Digital Photography School blog. The results have been two wonderful days of traffic with not only links from Lifehacker but quite a few secondary links from other sites that ...more
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Rambling Blogging
25th of April 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Rambling Blogging

Aaron Wall writes a good post titled Rambling too Much = Bad Blogging. I agree that rambling isn’t good blogging practice, but I wouldn’t say that all long posts are. To me it comes down to weighing up the individual factors that a blogger and their blog face and finding ...more
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