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Scannable Content
20th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 28

Scannable Content

Make Posts Scannable – One of lessons that I would advise all bloggers to get their minds about is that in addition to fact that the average web user doesn’t usually stay long on a web page – they also don’t read much of it As a result, scannable content ...more
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Using Titles Effectively on Blogs
19th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 28

Using Titles Effectively on Blogs

My Mum drilled into me at a young age that first impressions are important. Outside of the design of your blog (that’s a whole other post) perhaps the best way of creating that impression is though your post’s title. Titles are so important on many fronts – including: Grabbing Attention ...more
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Granular (One Topic) Posts
18th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Granular (One Topic) Posts

One topic per post – We’ve already spoken in this series about choosing a niche topic for your blog, but another strategy of many successful blogs is that in addition to having an over arching niche topic they tend to have each post focus upon a more tightly targetted topic. ...more
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Post Length – How Long Should a Blog Post Be?
18th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 39

Post Length – How Long Should a Blog Post Be?

We might as well continue exploring the topic of writing good content with a topic that has been debated by bloggers rather hotly over the years, the length of the optimum post. There are a number of ways of looking at it: Reader Attention Span – It is pretty well ...more
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Writing Good Content
18th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 59

Writing Good Content

I’d now like to swing the blogging for beginners series onto the topic of writing content with a series of posts exploring different elements of quality content. By the way – Peter mentioned in the last post in this series that his part 2 piece on blog design would be ...more
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When Not Posting is a Good Thing for your Blog
11th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 22

When Not Posting is a Good Thing for your Blog

Wayne’s hit the nail on the head with his post Posting desperation: When anything won’t do where he examines a good strategy for beating bloggers block…. Posting Nothing at all. ‘Instead of letting some slipshod meaningless post fill that taunting empty posting box, it would be better for you and ...more
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Writing Integrity Day
3rd of February 2006 Darren Rowse 4

Writing Integrity Day

Andy Wibbels is having a writing integrity day. What is it? It’s pretty simple really – it’s an attempt to get all that writing you’ve been putting off done by being a little accountable to others. He’s done it before – it goes something like this: We all get on ...more
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Why I don’t use Free Articles on my Blogs
31st of January 2006 Darren Rowse 23

Why I don’t use Free Articles on my Blogs

A common question that finds itself into my inbox from readers is with regards to the practice of using ‘Free Articles’ to put on your blog. I quite often talk about how building the quantity of content on your blog is one strategy for building traffic over time but the ...more
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Bloggers Block
8th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 8

Bloggers Block

The following post was submitted by Lyndon from Flockblog A successful Blogger does one thing above all others. A blogger writes. A successful Blogger puts fingers to the keyboard and writes quality blog posts often and regularly. Seems obvious, but one of the biggest potential problems successful bloggers can have ...more
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