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8.9 Posts Per Week – Too Many? Not Enough?
21st of June 2007 Darren Rowse 36

8.9 Posts Per Week – Too Many? Not Enough?

Over the weekend I asked ProBlogger readers to tell us how many posts they’d written on each of their blogs last week. 142 comments were left referring to a total of 181 blogs. Here are a few of the figures: The average number of posts that bloggers posted to each ...more
Writing Content
The Most Important Tip For Better Writing
19th of June 2007 Glen 46

The Most Important Tip For Better Writing

Glen Stansberry is the author of the blog LifeDev (feed). Check out LifeDev for other tips about productivity and life improvement. I’m going to let you in on a little secret: Becoming a better writer is the best thing you can do to improve your blog’s readership and traffic. Not ...more
General
Blogging Tips: Writing Purposeful Content
18th of June 2007 Lorelle VanFossen 28

Blogging Tips: Writing Purposeful Content

The following is a guest post by Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress and an excerpt from her popular book, Blogging Tips, Tips Bloggers Won’t Tell You About Blogging. Writing with keyword-rich content helps your blog be found and readers to fully understand what you are writing about. Write consistent ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Telling Your Story With Words and Images
15th of June 2007 Lorelle VanFossen 27

Telling Your Story With Words and Images

The following is a guest post by Lorelle VanFossen of Lorelle on WordPress. Words tell their own story. They bring forth rhyme and reason, color attitudes, and move people. Combining the power of the verbal image with the visual can either enhance your story or overpower it. Finding that happy ...more
Writing Content
How Long Should a Post Be?
14th of June 2007 Darren Rowse 63

How Long Should a Post Be?

mistergin asks – “I notice most of your blog entries are short. I have a habit of not necessarily being long winded, but very detailed. I want to cover all the bases and make the article “full”. However, I realize that I start running into posts that scroll through 2 ...more
Search Engine Optimization
Where to Get Product Pictures for your Blog
8th of June 2007 Darren Rowse 17

Where to Get Product Pictures for your Blog

Frank Johnson (no url provided) asks – “Darren – my question is how you find product photography for your product-related blogs. Do you 1) take photos of the products yourself; 2) grab them off the manufacturers’ websites after asking for permission to use them; 3) grab them off the manufacturers’ ...more
Writing Content
Is Your Blog Truly Valuable?
5th of June 2007 Darren Rowse 30

Is Your Blog Truly Valuable?

This post was submitted by Chris Garrett from ChrisG.com Valuable content. Most people know this is the way to be successful in blogging. Sure there are other important factors too. Traffic, design, usability, community … All the good stuff. Whatever reason people have for visiting, they stay for the content. ...more
Writing Content
A Process for Persuasive Blogging
19th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 13

A Process for Persuasive Blogging

Today I was digging through Joseph Sugarman’s ‘Advertising Secrets of the Written Word‘ and came across a section describing how he teaches students to work out the sequence of ad copy. Without rehashing the whole chapter his style is very much about identifying a reader need and then leading them ...more
Writing Content
Giving Underperforming Posts a Second Chance with Updates
11th of May 2007 Darren Rowse 26

Giving Underperforming Posts a Second Chance with Updates

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again…. Have you ever written a post that you thought would hit the spot with your readers, generate lots of interest and/or stimulate a great conversation and then find it fell flat on it’s face? I have – in fact it happens ...more
Writing Content