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Reward Yourself – Battling Bloggers Block
3rd of December 2005 Darren Rowse 3

Reward Yourself – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 23. Reward Yourself Tangent Time: When I was a kid my parents used to use a ‘star system’ where they’d have a piece of paper on the fridge with a table on it with the names of us three kids and the days of the week. Each day ...more
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Use Other Communications as a Base for Posts – Battling Bloggers Block
2nd of December 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Use Other Communications as a Base for Posts – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 22. Mine your other Communications – A couple of months ago I stumbled upon a podcast that really impacted the way in which I thought about creating content. It was an interview with online entrepreneur James Maduk by Michael Pollock. James has created many online resources and in ...more
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Side Stepping your Bloggers Block
1st of December 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Side Stepping your Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 21. Side step Blogging Blockages Sometimes bloggers block can get completely on top of you and start to get you down – I often get to this point midway through posts. You might known the scenario too – you start off so well and then you get to ...more
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Short Posts – Battling Bloggers Block
1st of December 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Short Posts – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 20. Short Posts If you don’t have much to say, don’t say much. Resist the pressure to have to fully unpack every aspect of every topic – instead let your readers unpack a topic for you with an invitation at the end of your post. Web readers are ...more
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Start Writing the Middles of your Post – Battling Bloggers Block
30th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Start Writing the Middles of your Post – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 19. Start writing the Middle of your Post If you’re anything like me, one of the hardest parts of writing a post is starting it. Introductions can be easy to get stuck on and so I often simply skip them completely and write the meat of the post ...more
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20 Types of Blog Posts – Battling Bloggers Block
29th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 62

20 Types of Blog Posts – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 18 – Change up your posting form – find new blog topics – In the same way that it’s easy to get ‘stuck’ in always posting in the same voice – it’s also possible to get stuck in always writing in the same form or genre. Yesterday I ...more
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Change your Blogging Voice – Battling Bloggers Block
29th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 4

Change your Blogging Voice – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 17. Write in a different voice It’s easy to get bored and stale with one tone of writing so it might be worth mixing it up occasionally and experimenting with a new voice. While you don’t want to do this all the time (it’s important to establish a ...more
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Macro and Micro Posting – Battling Bloggers Block
28th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Macro and Micro Posting – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 16. Macro and Micro Posts Most niches have both big and little picture aspects to them. Good bloggers have a grasp of both and are able to expand upon them in the one blog. For instance in the Pro Blogging niche some big picture issues include topics like ...more
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Use Your Archives as Inspiration
28th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Use Your Archives as Inspiration

Blog Tip 15. Read your Archives After you’ve been writing on a topic for a year or more it’s normal to get to a point where you feel like you’ve said everything that needs to be said on a topic. While you might have covered your topic fairly comprehensively it’s ...more
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