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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
Writing Content
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
Writing Content
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
Writing Content
Granular (One Topic) Posts
18th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 10

Granular (One Topic) Posts

One topic per post – We’ve already spoken in this series about choosing a niche topic for your blog, but another strategy of many successful blogs is that in addition to having an over arching niche topic they tend to have each post focus upon a more tightly targetted topic. ...more
Writing Content
Post Length – How Long Should a Blog Post Be?
18th of February 2006 Darren Rowse 39

Post Length – How Long Should a Blog Post Be?

We might as well continue exploring the topic of writing good content with a topic that has been debated by bloggers rather hotly over the years, the length of the optimum post. There are a number of ways of looking at it: Reader Attention Span – It is pretty well ...more
Writing Content