Blogging as ‘Normal’?
25th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 21

Blogging as ‘Normal’?

It’s been a frustrating few days – this morning I got up ready to get back into some serious blogging only to find that my blog’s were no longer online. The problem was with EV1Servers who seem to have come under some sort of data center attack today which caused ...more
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Healthy Blogger
24th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 28

Healthy Blogger

I just got a phone call from a ProBlogger reader in the UK who was ringing to see if I was out of hospital. I was very grateful for the call – it’s nice to know that people care. However there was one surprise in the call – I haven’t ...more
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What happens when a ProBlogger gets sick
22nd of October 2005 Darren Rowse 60

What happens when a ProBlogger gets sick

I’ve had one of those 24 hours. Last night I went to bed with sore eyes after a long week of work. This morning I woke up unable to look at anything brighter than my clock radio without my right eye bursting into tears. Going outside was painful – watching ...more
Pro Blogging News
Customizable background colors for Chitika eMiniMalls
22nd of October 2005 Darren Rowse 11

Customizable background colors for Chitika eMiniMalls

One of the more common complaints that I heard about Chitika’s eMiniMalls is that publishers are unable to change the background color of the ads. This made it very difficult for publishers with any other color background to their blog than white. In the last couple of ours this changed ...more
Chitika eMiniMalls
Reflections on the Six Figure Blogging Course
22nd of October 2005 Darren Rowse 18

Reflections on the Six Figure Blogging Course

A number of bloggers have asked me to write my reflections on being involved with running the Six Figure Blogging course over the past couple of months. Yesterday Andy and I did the last of six calls and today I’ve been reviewing how I felt it went. While there are ...more
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Targeting Secondary Keywords on Your Blog
21st of October 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Targeting Secondary Keywords on Your Blog

Jamsi has published a worthwhile post over at workboxers on how he used the Overture tool to find a keyword that was less searched for but also less competitive to target his blog on. He explains it a lot better than I do: ‘I noticed that the keyword “Funny vids” ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Shiny Media launches Propellerhead and Catwalk Queen
21st of October 2005 Darren Rowse 9

Shiny Media launches Propellerhead and Catwalk Queen

UK blogging network Shiny Media has just announced two news blogs – Propellerhead and Catwalk Queen. Catwalk is a being billed as ‘your own personal online stylist’ and takes a look at how to look like your favorite celebrity. It complements the other fashion blogs that Shiny already has – ...more
Blog Networks
Poll results – Where do Your Readers Come From
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 25

Poll results – Where do Your Readers Come From

I forgot to post the result to my last poll which finished a week or so back. The question to readers was ‘Where do most of your Blog’s Readers come from?’ The results were as following with search engines being the most popular response (click to enlarge picture). Surprising to ...more
ProBlogger Site News
Google PR Update Underway
20th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 72

Google PR Update Underway

The Google Page Rank update is underway – you can check what your PR will/could be using this Future Page Rank Tool to track what the different data centers have your page rank at. Keep in mind that Page Rank is not the be all and end all – you ...more
Search Engine Optimization