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2 Products Worth Considering to Improve Your Blog Today
13th of August 2010 Darren Rowse 38

2 Products Worth Considering to Improve Your Blog Today

Each week I see multiple products launched targeting bloggers wanting to improve their blogs. I’ve tested many of them in my time and the reality is that most don’t deliver what they promise and I don’t promote them. However from time to time – some hit the mark and present ...more
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150 Bloggers Pack Melbourne Hotel for ProBlogger Training Day
11th of August 2010 Darren Rowse 68

150 Bloggers Pack Melbourne Hotel for ProBlogger Training Day

One week ago today in Melbourne the first ever ProBlogger training day took place. What started as a spur of the moment idea less than 4 weeks before ballooned into a very worthwhile experience. Originally I had thought it would just be a day for 10-15 bloggers gathering around a ...more
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Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper
7th of August 2010 Kimberly Turner 11

Blogosphere Trends + Digging Deeper

This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). – Darren Each week, we look at the ten most blogged-about stories of the last seven days, as provided by Regator (which is turning two years old on Saturday!). Today, we’ll see how several great blog posts looked beyond the basics of these popular stories to give their readers more value and provide unique content. Digging deeper to approach posts in an unconventional or creative way can mean the difference between getting noticed and fading into the background. Let’s see some examples:
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Discover how to Dominate Your Niche with Video Blogging [and Win an iPad]
5th of August 2010 Darren Rowse 33

Discover how to Dominate Your Niche with Video Blogging [and Win an iPad]

You can’t ignore video. It’s everywhere online these days – but are you using it well? Youtube is one of the biggest search engines on the web, almost every product that is launched these days has accompanying videos from the product makers and bloggers are embracing it more and more ...more
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Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns
1st of August 2010 Kimberly Turner 17

Blogosphere Trends + Unicorns

Okay, okay, so we’re not actually talking about unicorns...but even though it's a vital part of your blog's tone and voice, I didn’t think you’d click on anything that sounded as deceptively unsexy and unexciting as what we’re actually discussing this week, which is grammatical person. Wait! Before you zone out, stick with me for a sec: It’s not as bad as it sounds. Grammatical person is simply means that you’re either referring to yourself (first person), your reader (second person), or a third party (third person). And, um, like a unicorn, it often goes unnoticed and can be exceptionally helpful. (I’m trying, you guys.) Every time you sit down to write a post, you make choices. Some, such as your topic and headline, are likely to be very deliberate. Others, such as grammatical person, probably happen without much scrutiny—but even if you aren’t pausing to consider person (we’ll drop the “grammatical” now ’cause I know it freaks some people out), it impacts the strength of every post you write. That’s why I’ve chosen some posts about the ten most blogged-about stories of the last week (provided, as always, by Regator) to illustrate the importance of choosing the right person.
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How to Build a Successful Blog Business
28th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 23

How to Build a Successful Blog Business

One of the best new resources for those wanting to make money from blogging is a new eBook (and available as a ‘real’ book is How to Build a Successful Blog Business by Collis Ta’eed. I had the opportunity to read this great new book last week and was really ...more
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Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated
25th of July 2010 Kimberly Turner 25

Blogosphere Trends + Being Opinionated

Man alive, I hate bringing you a list of blogosphere trends that includes both Lindsay Lohan and Jersey Shore—not to mention Sarah Palin. But I report the list, I don’t decide what’s on it (neither does Regator—it just calculates what’s being blogged about most this week). Then again, you might love Lohan and eagerly await the next episode of Jersey Shore. You may have voted for Sarah Palin. My distaste for those things is merely my opinion and, in giving it, I have given you a better sense of who I am. As a blogger, I am all for that. And you should be too.
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Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts
18th of July 2010 Kimberly Turner 35

Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts

I’m often asked about the “ideal length” for a blog post. I’ve heard answers ranging from 200 to 800 words, but my answer is always the same: Enough to tell the story and not one word more. Writing short is actually considerably more difficult than writing long because every word has to truly pull its weight. There is no room for filler.
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Announcing the ‘ProBlogger Track’ at Blog World Expo 2010
14th of July 2010 Darren Rowse 10

Announcing the ‘ProBlogger Track’ at Blog World Expo 2010

I am very excited today to be able to announce to you that at this year’s BlogWorld and New Media Expo 2010 that Chris Garrett and I will be running a full day of training – the ProBlogger Track. In this post I want to share a little more information ...more
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