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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Chitika to Launch ‘Local eMiniMalls’
28th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Chitika to Launch ‘Local eMiniMalls’

Chitika have been promising a localized eMiniMalls for a few weeks now and it seems that it’s about to happen. The localized eMiniMalls will find UK ads for UK readers initially and gradually will roll out ads for advertisers in other countries across Europe in the coming weeks. This should ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
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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ProBlogger Iconized
28th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 26

ProBlogger Iconized

After seeing the caricature that they did of Steve Rubel I decided to surf over to iconizeme.com to order my own one. It’s a bit self indulgent but yesterday was my 3 year anniversary of blogging and I thought I deserved a little treat – so I placed my order. ...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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Use Comments as Inspiration – Battling Bloggers Block
27th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Use Comments as Inspiration – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 14. Use Comments as Inspiration Comment on Others Blogs – Have you ever started commenting on someone else’s blog and found that your comment turns into quite an epic!? You get to the end of it and you realize that you’ve been so inspired that you’ve virtually written ...more
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Google AdSense Animated Ads
27th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 21

Google AdSense Animated Ads

Threadwatch, Search Engine Journal and Jensense all are talking about another new type of ad that Adsense has been testing at Search Engine Roundtable – Animated background ads. It looks like a format that they’re offering premium publishers (and other testing publishers) who have special permission to try new things ...more
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Preparing your Blog for the Silly Season
26th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Preparing your Blog for the Silly Season

Duncan has a good post unpacking the Blogging silly season a little. The ‘silly season’ traditionally starts the day of US Thanksgiving and extends into the first few weeks of January. It’s silly because traffic levels can vary incredibly. Every blog has it’s own pattern (depending largely upon it’s topic ...more
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Find Your Golden Hour – Battling Bloggers Block
26th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 8

Find Your Golden Hour – Battling Bloggers Block

Blog Tip 13. Find your Golden Hour I’m a (mid) morning person – 10am until midday are what I call my golden hours. They are when I am at my best in terms of thinking creatively and getting things done. That’s not to say that I fall in a heap ...more
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