The 3 Essential Components to My Online Publishing Business: Blogging, Social, and Email
1st of March 2013 Darren Rowse 38

The 3 Essential Components to My Online Publishing Business: Blogging, Social, and Email

As bloggers, we’re always under time pressure to do more. Whether it’s releasing a product or engaging with users on a new social network, the blogger’s task list can seem overwhelming sometimes. I think some of that overwhelm comes from the granularity with which we tend to look at our ...more
Blog Promotion
The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog
5th of December 2012 Darren Rowse 30

The Value of Comments to a Profit-making Blog

We’ve talked about the issues of blog comments before on Problogger.net, but never from a point of view of profit-making. But as I was looking at the stats on dPS last week, I found that this short, helpful opinion post from 2010 was still attracting a steady stream of readers—and ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Blogging in Brief: Targeting, Teasers, and Trends
22nd of November 2012 Darren Rowse 12

Blogging in Brief: Targeting, Teasers, and Trends

The last few weeks have turned up some interesting new finds in the world of blogging. I’ve covered some of the more innovative ones here—let us know what cool ideas you’ve spotted in the comments. …and then she called me “Cupcake” I’m not in the target audience for Molly Maher’s ...more
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Blogging in Brief: Engagement Tools, App Auctions, and Brutal Realism
8th of November 2012 Darren Rowse 13

Blogging in Brief: Engagement Tools, App Auctions, and Brutal Realism

This week has turned up some really interesting ideas for blog reader engagement using technology as well as creative content techniques… Mini reader surveys … and more On Eugen Oprea’s blog, we saw this handy little query form: It’s made with LeadConverter, which you can use on a free subscription ...more
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Disable Comments for a Better Blog
25th of July 2012 Guest Blogger 43

Disable Comments for a Better Blog

This guest post is by Greg McFarlane of Control Your Cash. Feedback is great, right? Your honor, if it pleases the court, I’d like to contend that that’s a leading question. The answer to it might be “yes,” but not unequivocally. Steak is great too, but not in the middle of ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
The 10 Rules of Social Media Engagement
23rd of July 2012 Guest Blogger 35

The 10 Rules of Social Media Engagement

This guest post is by Matthew Turner of Turndog Millionaire. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a set of universal social media rules? The internet is full of social media wisdom, but what if we had 10 rules of engagement? If you’re reading this, you’re probably a writer of ...more
Social Media
When Building a Significant Social Media Following May Not Work
13th of July 2012 Guest Blogger 27

When Building a Significant Social Media Following May Not Work

This guest post is by J. Steve Miller of Sell More Books!. I studied the right books and attended the right seminars. I gave my strategy time. Yet, few followed my blog and I could trace scant book sales (my main reason for blogging) to my social media efforts. Could it ...more
Social Media
27 Awesome Ways to Get People to Listen to You
29th of April 2012 Guest Blogger 45

27 Awesome Ways to Get People to Listen to You

This guest post is by Nick Thacker of livehacked.com. I’ve been creating stuff lately—blog posts, articles, tweets, videos, ebooks, etc.—and I realized something: The biggest struggle I’ve had during it all was getting people to listen. While blogging and submitting articles, leaving tons of comments, and submitting guest posts, can garner ...more
Blog Promotion
The Not-so-secret Ingredient of an Engaging Blog
9th of April 2012 Darren Rowse 33

The Not-so-secret Ingredient of an Engaging Blog

If you read Lisa’s post on the Grace of Communication yesterday, I hope you felt as inspired as many of the commenters who added their thoughts to it. Her heartfelt post really spoke volumes, and not just about social media. As I read it, it reminded me of a question that ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips