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Battling Bloggers Block – Change your Blogging Environment
22nd of November 2005 Darren Rowse 10

Battling Bloggers Block – Change your Blogging Environment

On the weekend I got ‘speakers block’. I had to do two speaking gigs and a couple of times in my preparation ‘hit the wall’ when it came to creative ideas on how to make my presentations to the next level. Luckily I’ve been speaking in public for around 12 ...more
Writing Content
Blog Hooks – Elements that Draw Readers Back
11th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 19

Blog Hooks – Elements that Draw Readers Back

After my earlier post about linkbaiting I’ve been thinking a lot about ‘hooks’. The idea of a developing a ‘hook’ (or hooks) for your blog is brilliant advice. I remember talking to a successful song writer a few years ago and he said the same thing – all good songs ...more
Writing Content
Linkbaiting with Attack
10th of November 2005 Darren Rowse 32

Linkbaiting with Attack

Nick writes an interesting post on The Art of Linkbaiting or on getting other sites to link to your blog – a necessary part of building traffic on your blog (both in getting direct traffic from the links and in building search engine ranking). Nick writes: ‘In order to bait ...more
Writing Content
Posting Goals
29th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 12

Posting Goals

Rebelbagwan left a comment on my last post asking about posting goals. He writes that he intends to: “write 5 posts of some quality a day , so far starting from zilch getting currently 60 uniques a day and will try and double this every week , do you think ...more
Writing Content
Turning off Blog Comments
15th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 24

Turning off Blog Comments

Steve Pavlina has taken the step of closing down his blog’s comments system because they were more trouble than they were worth. He writes: ‘The main factor in making this decision was the time and energy freed up by not having to deal with comments. No blog comments means no ...more
Writing Content
Smart Online Marketing
12th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 21

Smart Online Marketing

Yaro has a good post on his experiment to buy a 100×100 pixel ad on the Million Dollar Homepage. The results were disappointing for the investment of $100 – especially when he compares the results of the ad to the results of writing a quality post on his blog that ...more
Advertising
Blogger Routines
8th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 15

Blogger Routines

BJ has decided that with the start of October comes the start of a new routine for her as a working blogger. It’s got me thinking about the time in my own blogging journey that I made similar decisions to put a routine together in order to become more productive ...more
Writing Content
Do Shorter Posts = Better Posts?
5th of October 2005 Darren Rowse 17

Do Shorter Posts = Better Posts?

Steve at Micro Persuasion asks his readers whether Shorter Posts = Better Posts? ‘Would you rather have fewer posts with more depth or frequent short posts with high value information? It’s hard to combine them (and maintain a life).’ My answer is that it depends upon a number of factors ...more
Writing Content
8 Reasons Why Lists are Good for Getting Traffic to your Blog
15th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 91

8 Reasons Why Lists are Good for Getting Traffic to your Blog

Here’s a tip for how to get people to link to your blog. Write lists! I’ve been reminded by this again today by seeing just how many people are linking up to Piaras Kelly’s list of Tips on writing content for your blog. I must have seen 10 or 15 ...more
Writing Content