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12 Tips on Writing Content for your Blog
14th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 17

12 Tips on Writing Content for your Blog

Piaras Kelly PR has 12 tips for writing content for your blog which has been linked to by a few people today. I’d actually agree with most of it – but would also recommend a little caution with a few of them. Let me make a comment on each one. ...more
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Using Other People’s Content
14th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 56

Using Other People’s Content

Here is a free tip. If you’re going to IM me and ask me to look at your blog – don’t fill it with stolen content. I’m going to make this as clear as possible. If you are going to use other people’s content to your site: – ALWAYS reveal ...more
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Tell me a Story
8th of September 2005 Darren Rowse 7

Tell me a Story

Dave Taylor has written an interesting piece today on story telling and blogs that has resonated with me. It’s at “Don’t sell me a product, tell me a story!”: ‘What stuck in my head, however, was that his background gave him a unique ability to tell an interesting story. After ...more
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Writing Blog Content – Make it Scannable
19th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 43

Writing Blog Content – Make it Scannable

Only 16% of people read web sites word for word. Source The average person only comprehends 60% of what they read. Source Knowing this – how should bloggers who want to communicate effectively write? Is your Blog Scannable ? Most people read online by scanning the page for individual words ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
More on Posting Schedules
7th of August 2005 Darren Rowse 18

More on Posting Schedules

Peter at Almost Cool comments on my series on Blog Apathy – particularly picking up on some of the comments on posting goals and schedules. He rightly observes that with RSS subscribers you’re likely to get readers look at your posts whether you post regularly or irregularly and argues against ...more
31 Days to Building a Better Blog
The Best Blog Content
29th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 7

The Best Blog Content

Just stumbled upon an article at awesomeblogs.com which looks at Why Blogs Have Become the Search Engine Optimization Equalizer. It’s one of those mass produced ‘free articles’ that I warn bloggers from using too much – but it does make a useful observation about some of the top sites on ...more
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The Long and the Short of Blog Posts
18th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 21

The Long and the Short of Blog Posts

Dave Taylor answers the eternal blogging question of “Are long blog entries better than short ones?” and writes : ‘I’m reminded of a common piece of advice from good development editors in the publishing business about how long a chapter or book should ultimately be: write just enough to cover ...more
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Quality vs Quantity of Posting?
7th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 20

Quality vs Quantity of Posting?

I was chatting to a soon-to-be-blogger this morning about ProBlogging and he asked me how long he’d have to blog before he could earn a reasonable amount from it. It’s a common question that is usually on the lips of new bloggers exploring the world of ProBlogging. Of course there ...more
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Posting Frequency Observations
5th of July 2005 Darren Rowse 14

Posting Frequency Observations

One of the things that going away and not checking your RSS feeds for a month can do for you is help identify who is blogging how much. I generally clear my bloglines account every day. As a result I don’t notice from day to day which of my 350 ...more
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