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How to Write a Blog Series
24th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 8

How to Write a Blog Series

MindBlog has a good post on Writing a Series of Blog posts which outlines the process that Eric goes through when putting together a series of posts over at his blog. The method of stringing related posts together in a series has been a central part of ProBlogger over the ...more
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How Often Should a Blogger Post?
15th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 50

How Often Should a Blogger Post?

Seth writes a good post on what he calls The noisy tragedy of the blog commons. He observes the high posting frequency of the top blogs going around and writes: Just like the marketers of Oreo (now in 19 flavors of cookies) we’re dealing with clutter by making more clutter. ...more
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Is Submitting Free Articles a Good Strategy for Blog Growth
9th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 14

Is Submitting Free Articles a Good Strategy for Blog Growth

Yaro has been doing an experiment to see whether writing article to submit to ‘free articles’ directories is a worthwhile way to build your blog (a strategy that quite a few bloggers use) His post is at The Verdict: Is Article Marketing Worth Your Time? The results don’t seem conclusive ...more
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Generating Ideas for your Blog
7th of March 2006 Darren Rowse 9

Generating Ideas for your Blog

Liz has a nice post on being an Idea Magnet today that I’m sure many will enjoy. As she writes – one of the most difficult parts of blogging for many is coming up with ideas that are fresh and engaging. I know after three years of blogging I have ...more
Writing Content
One Dimensional Blogging
26th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 14

One Dimensional Blogging

I’ve been watching a number of blogs recently that seem to have become a little obsessed with one of two things – Memes and attempting to get to the top of social bookmarking site’s like digg.com and del.icio.us. Now I’ve got nothing against a good meme from time to time ...more
Writing Content
An Introduction to Using Images on Blogs
21st of February 2006 Darren Rowse 26

An Introduction to Using Images on Blogs

The following post was submitted by Duncan Riley from the Blog Herald, Weblog Empire and b5media. I asked Duncan to explore the topic of using Images on Blogs. I think you’ll agree that his article below is a very comprehensive exploration of the topic which I hope you will find ...more
Blog Design
More on Writing Content for your Blog
21st of February 2006 Darren Rowse 12

More on Writing Content for your Blog

Much more could be written about writing effective blog posts – but rather than keep this series going for a month or two I’ll break my ‘granular post’ advice and make a few brief miscellaneous comments on writing content to help fill out the topic (with links for most to ...more
Writing Content
Scannable Content
20th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 28

Scannable Content

Make Posts Scannable – One of lessons that I would advise all bloggers to get their minds about is that in addition to fact that the average web user doesn’t usually stay long on a web page – they also don’t read much of it As a result, scannable content ...more
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Using Titles Effectively on Blogs
19th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 28

Using Titles Effectively on Blogs

My Mum drilled into me at a young age that first impressions are important. Outside of the design of your blog (that’s a whole other post) perhaps the best way of creating that impression is though your post’s title. Titles are so important on many fronts – including: Grabbing Attention ...more
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