Take a New Road with Your Blog
13th of May 2012 Guest Blogger 15

Take a New Road with Your Blog

This guest post is by Lars Holdgaard of Gode Karakterer. So you have a blog which has some kind of self-defined success. You are maybe making a good portion of money and you can see the visitors numbers rising. Your position in Google is also doing better and better every ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
9 Steps to Take When You Loathe Your Own Blog
13th of May 2012 Guest Blogger 21

9 Steps to Take When You Loathe Your Own Blog

This guest post is by Ryan Barton, author of Smart Marketing. You’ve got an editorial calendar, you’ve scheduled blog posts weeks in advance. Look how professional you are. Well done. You’re an inspiration. You press Publish and bask in retweets, praise, and a flood of comments. You’re “resonating” with your ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
How to REALLY Follow Your Passion to the Bank: The $100 Startup Model
10th of May 2012 Guest Blogger 29

How to REALLY Follow Your Passion to the Bank: The $100 Startup Model

This guest post is by Chris Guillebeau of ChrisGuillebeau.com. More than a decade ago, I began a lifelong journey of self-employment “by any means necessary.” I never planned to be an entrepreneur—I just didn’t want to work for someone else. From a cheap apartment, I watched what other people had ...more
Blogging for Dollars
Blogging Success and the Law of Averages
7th of May 2012 Darren Rowse 41

Blogging Success and the Law of Averages

Last week I read a very thoughtful—and thought-provoking—post on Corbett Barr’s blog, called You’re Going to Suck. In it, Corbett makes the point that there’s no growth without failure. We’ve talked about criticism on ProBlogger before, and that’s something that Corbett makes mention of in his post, but failure encompasses ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Why I Steal Content (And Why You Should, Too)
1st of May 2012 Guest Blogger 78

Why I Steal Content (And Why You Should, Too)

This guest post is by Adam Costa of Trekity.com. I have a confession to make: for the past few years I’ve stolen content. Lots of it. It’s not something I’m proud of. Hell, I’ve never admitted it to anyone besides my wife (and she’s an even bigger thief than me). ...more
Writing Content
The Most Important Skill for Long-term Blogging Success
19th of April 2012 Guest Blogger 55

The Most Important Skill for Long-term Blogging Success

This guest post is by Amy Parmenter of ParmFarm.com. In the early stages of blogging, content is definitely king, but if you hope to be in it long-term, creativity must rule the day. It’s easy to think of new ideas when you’ve only been blogging a few months, but what ...more
Writing Content
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
The Grace of Communication
8th of April 2012 Guest Blogger 24

The Grace of Communication

This guest post is by Lisa Johnson of LisaJohnsonFitness.com. Social media has changed my life in a fundamental way that I never saw coming. My first innocent forays onto Twitter had not prepared me for the ride I was about to go on. Through social media I have started a ...more
Social Media
Move Beyond Fear: Find and Keep Your Writing Voice in 10 Steps
1st of April 2012 Guest Blogger 37

Move Beyond Fear: Find and Keep Your Writing Voice in 10 Steps

This guest post is by Sean M. Madden of Mindful Living Guide. I’ve been teaching creative writing, along with mindful living, for years now. And I can say, without hesitation, that fear is ubiquitous. Its presence, more than anything else, stops writers in their tracks. All seems to be going ...more
Writing Content