7 Ways to Get to the Top of the del.icio.us Popular Page
6th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 106

7 Ways to Get to the Top of the del.icio.us Popular Page

I’ve been watching the del.icio.us Popular Page quite closely lately. I’m fascinated by the list for many reasons – for one it’s a great source of content ideas and links, secondly it helps keep a finger on the pulse of what people are into at any given time and thirdly ...more
Blog Promotion
How to Decide How Many Columns are Best for your Blog
6th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 19

How to Decide How Many Columns are Best for your Blog

‘How Many Columns is it best to have on a blog?’ Now there’s a question that must be in the top 10 that I got asked in 2005. It’s one of the biggest dilemmas that bloggers tackle when putting together a blog. There are of course no right or wrong ...more
Blog Design
Blog Design Satisfaction
5th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 12

Blog Design Satisfaction

The Following post was submitted by Dave from PSP Culture What are you trying to achieve with the design of your blog? Income from Advertising Streams Reader Loyalty Personal Satisfaction For a while I believed all three points above were mutually exclusive. That is, pursuing any one of the above ...more
Blog Design
Technorati Juice
5th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 42

Technorati Juice

This post has been submitted by Croak from The Bavarian Falcon. Technorati is getting a lot of attention these days, good and bad. But as a portal into the blogosphere, it is fairly prominent, and more and more readers are coming to rely on it, especially for its tag search ...more
Blog Promotion
Blog Costs – Open Mike
4th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 54

Blog Costs – Open Mike

Someone once asked me to write a post on Blog Overheads and Costs. I thought it might make an interesting open mike question for some discussion so I’ll throw it over to you the ProBlogger community to write this post in comments below. What costs do you have in your ...more
Pro Blogging News
An Argument Against Blog Networks
4th of January 2006 Darren Rowse 20

An Argument Against Blog Networks

I was chatting with Yaro recently in an interview he recorded with me (I think it’ll go live in January) and we got briefly onto Blog Networks. I don’t remember the exact question that he asked me but as I answered I found myself saying that: ‘some blog network owners ...more
Blog Networks
In Case of Security – Planning for Blogging Disasters
3rd of January 2006 Darren Rowse 19

In Case of Security – Planning for Blogging Disasters

I’m Michael Hampton, principal author of Homeland Stupidity, a U.S. politics blog. Today I want to address the issue of business continuity, that is, have you planned what to do if a disaster strikes your professional blogging operation? Over the past few months I’ve had some all-too-common computer emergencies arise, ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
7 Blog Design Trends for 2006
2nd of January 2006 Darren Rowse 23

7 Blog Design Trends for 2006

Rachel over at cre8d design (with a new design on her own blog) outlines seven Blog Design Trends for 2006. She gives examples of each (and in the process points out some of the most beautifully designed blogs going around). The 7 trends Rachel outlines are: Big fonts Top border ...more
Blog Design
Keeping it Legal
2nd of January 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Keeping it Legal

This post was submitted by Stephanie Patag from Beyond Adobo, Asian Cuisine – The Asian Food Blog and Stefoodie.net. Recently, two of my fellow food bloggers were plagiarized. In response, some of us decided to launch a protest blogging event. While preparing for the launch, it hit us just how ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips