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Combine Two Disconnected Ideas – Battling Bloggers Block
23rd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 1

Combine Two Disconnected Ideas – Battling Bloggers Block

This is part 5 in the Battling Bloggers Block Series 5. Combine Two Disconnected Ideas Regular readers will know that I like a Tangent – I love to take everyday situations, ideas and experiences that have no relation to blogging and find ways to combine make them illustrate a point. ...more
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Read Other Bloggers – Battling Bloggers Block
23rd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 5

Read Other Bloggers – Battling Bloggers Block

This is part 4 in the Battling Bloggers Block Series 4. Read what other Bloggers are Saying Ok so this one’s not rocket science but it needs to be said. One of the strengths of blogging as a medium is the way that bloggers interact with one another and build ...more
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Free Writing – Battling Bloggers Block
23rd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Free Writing – Battling Bloggers Block

3. Free Writing – Just Write – When I run out first sit down to work out what to say for a public speaking gig I often lock myself in a private room and just begin to speak (to myself) randomly on the topic that I’ve been asked to talk ...more
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Idea Journals – Battling Bloggers Block
22nd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 22

Idea Journals – Battling Bloggers Block

This is part 2 in the Battling Bloggers Block Series 2. Keep an idea Journal – I have a little Moleskine notebook (pictured) that I carry everywhere with me. I use it for all kinds of purposes but largely it’s for capturing random thoughts and ideas – often for speaking ...more
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Battling Bloggers Block – Change your Blogging Environment
22nd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Battling Bloggers Block – Change your Blogging Environment

On the weekend I got ‘speakers block’. I had to do two speaking gigs and a couple of times in my preparation ‘hit the wall’ when it came to creative ideas on how to make my presentations to the next level. Luckily I’ve been speaking in public for around 12 ...more
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Blog Hooks – Elements that Draw Readers Back
11th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Blog Hooks – Elements that Draw Readers Back

After my earlier post about linkbaiting I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘hooks’. The idea of a developing a ‘hook’ (or hooks) for your blog is brilliant advice. I remember talking to a successful song writer a few years ago and he said the same thing – all good songs ...more
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Linkbaiting with Attack
10th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 32

Linkbaiting with Attack

Nick writes an interesting post on The Art of Linkbaiting or on getting other sites to link to your blog – a necessary part of building traffic on your blog (both in getting direct traffic from the links and in building search engine ranking). Nick writes: ‘In order to bait ...more
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Posting Goals
29th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Posting Goals

Rebelbagwan left a comment on my last post asking about posting goals. He writes that he intends to: “write 5 posts of some quality a day , so far starting from zilch getting currently 60 uniques a day and will try and double this every week , do you think ...more
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Turning off Blog Comments
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 24

Turning off Blog Comments

Steve Pavlina has taken the step of closing down his blog’s comments system because they were more trouble than they were worth. He writes: ‘The main factor in making this decision was the time and energy freed up by not having to deal with comments. No blog comments means no ...more
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