Blog Business
1st of December 2005 Darren Rowse 2

Blog Business

Vaughan has just let me know of a new blog he’s running called Blog Business which is on the topic of ‘Building Business Models from Blogs. Or Not.’ Sounds like one to watch if you’re into the ProBlogging thing. Vaughan is doing his MBA dissertation on the topic of Blog ...more
Pro Blogging News
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
Writing Content
ProBlogger Labs Gets an Upgrade
30th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 23

ProBlogger Labs Gets an Upgrade

After a five week wait I got the call last night from my friendly Apple Mac sales guy to tell me that my new PowerMac had hit the shores of Australia and that it would be ready for me to pick it up this morning. So this morning I trotted ...more
ProBlogger Site News
20 Type Challenge
30th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 7

20 Type Challenge

Just got an email from the blogger behind It’s So Fantastic! who liked my 20 Types of Blog Posts post so much that she’s decided to start a 20 Types challenge where she’s going to take one ‘type’ of blog post each day for the next 20 days and post ...more
Pro Blogging News
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
Writing Content
Google Firefox Referral Program goes International
29th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 20

Google Firefox Referral Program goes International

Google have widened the availability of the Firefox referal program to now include international publishers. They announce it as follows on their What’s New page: ‘International publishers can now refer users to Firefox plus Google Toolbar through the AdSense referrals feature. As you connect your users with Firefox to improve ...more
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Blog Values – How Much is your Blog Worth?
29th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 36

Blog Values – How Much is your Blog Worth?

Jeremy just emailed me a link to an interesting article by Om Malik at Business 2.0 exploring some of the recent sales of web publishers. Of particular interest to me is the analysis of what the acquisition price was on a per user of the sites sold (I’m presuming that ...more
Pro Blogging News
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
Writing Content
New Perspectives inspire Fresh Content
29th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 4

New Perspectives inspire Fresh Content

Shawn emailed me to tell me about a post he’s written Bloggers Block where he simply moves his desk and finds that it gives him a fresh perspective.
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