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Use Feedburner Statistics to Interpret Reader Habits
10th of November 2007 Darren Rowse 38

Use Feedburner Statistics to Interpret Reader Habits

Can your Feedburner stats reveal habits of your readers that could help you make your blogging more effective at reaching them? Guest poster Max Pool finds out. As we know FeedBurner counts can naturally fluctuate. But what about when they fluctuate unnaturally? Can we find trends in our statistics? Interestingly, ...more
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Grip Your Readers With These 7 Knock-out Opening Sentences
6th of November 2007 Skellie 55

Grip Your Readers With These 7 Knock-out Opening Sentences

In this post regular contributer Skellie from Skelliewag.org explains how a great opening sentence can draw readers into your blog posts. You might not want to hear this, but a killer headline simply isn’t enough. To be effective, every great headline — like the punch of any legendary boxer — ...more
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Your first 10,000 Blog Posts are Always the Worst
10th of October 2007 Darren Rowse 86

Your first 10,000 Blog Posts are Always the Worst

“Your first 10,000 photographs are your worst.” Henri Cartier-Bresson – Photographer I came across this great quote today and as a photography nut it rang true. However I quickly realized that the quote could easily be applied to the medium of blogging. “Your first 10,000 blog posts are your worst” ...more
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Finding Your Blogging DNA
29th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 35

Finding Your Blogging DNA

This blog post was written by Glen Stansberry, co-founder of the blog network LifeRemix. No two bloggers are alike. Everybody works differently, and everybody has their own routine when it comes to posting. Some work best on a routinely basis, posting every day. Others work best as the inspiration strikes ...more
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Editorial Calendars and Professional Blogging
7th of September 2007 Darren Rowse 21

Editorial Calendars and Professional Blogging

This post on Editorial Calendars And Professional Blogging was submitted by Gerard McGarry. Gerard is a web designer from Northern Ireland and runs a popular music blog called Unreality Music. Professional publications use editorial calendars to plan features and stories for future editions. Steve Rubel talked about this a while ...more
Writing Content
Do You Use American English, British English or do you Swing like the Canadians?
27th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 132

Do You Use American English, British English or do you Swing like the Canadians?

Here’s a question that I get asked a lot – particularly by non US bloggers who find themselves writing primarily for US audiences: “I am English so of course spell words such as ‘colour’ the English way. However, I also know that my largest audience is likely to come from ...more
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“I try to leave out the parts that people skip”
21st of August 2007 Darren Rowse 15

“I try to leave out the parts that people skip”

I recently wrote a post with 8 things to do with your blog when you get sick – number five on the list was to find a guest blogger to lend a hand. This week on noticing a fellow blogger, Blog Bloke, was having a bad run with illness I ...more
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Create a Sneeze Page and Propel Readers Deep Within Your Blog
18th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 58

Create a Sneeze Page and Propel Readers Deep Within Your Blog

It’s Day 18 in the 2007 31 Days to Building a Better Blog Project and today your task is to develop a ‘Sneeze Page’ (or pages) for your blog. One of the challenges that faces blogs that have been around for a while is that they end up with a ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
Plan Your Next Week’s Posting Schedule
7th of August 2007 Darren Rowse 75

Plan Your Next Week’s Posting Schedule

Your task today in the 31 Day Project is to plan out a posting schedule for the next week of your blog. Are You a Planner or an Impulsive Blogger? When I first started blogging my posting style was incredibly impulsive. I would sit down at my computer with no ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog