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Welcome to Readers from the Sydney Morning Herald and The Age

Posted By Darren Rowse 27th of October 2007 ProBlogger Site News 13

Picture 1-7Welcome to readers of The Age and Sydney Morning Herald who may have found themselves here after today’s article in both papers.

If this is your first time to then let me give you a quick tour of my online home. Grab a coffee and make yourself comfortable while I show you around.

Firstly, my name’s Darren (that was me in the picture in the article – although I should say it’s an old one and I don’t use a Ferrari computer – not that there’s anything wrong with that….) and I’m a full time blogger. is a blog that is devoted to helping bloggers improve their blogging and explore ways to earn an income at the same time by writing about topics that they love. More and more bloggers are now making at least a part time income blogging – with some even having gone ‘Pro’ with full time incomes using a variety of income streams.

I write more about the reasons for this blog and my experience as a blogger in my About Page. You might also like to see some of the ways that I make money from my blogs here.

If you’re new to blogging you might find this ‘what is a blog?‘ article and my series on Blogging for Beginners helpful.

If you’re interested in blogging for money here’s one on how bloggers are making money from blogging.

If you like what you read here you can follow my future entries (I write several times per day most days) in two ways – either using our RSS News feed or via email (I send a daily update of our latest posts) by adding your email address here:

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The article also mentions a blog network that I co-founded – b5media is a blog network with just under 300 blogs on a wide array of topics – you can learn a little more about that here.

Thanks for stopping by – I hope you enjoy your stay at ProBlogger and b5media. If you do have any questions feel free to drop me a note in a comment below or via my contact form.

About Darren Rowse
Darren Rowse is the founder and editor of ProBlogger Blog Tips and Digital Photography School. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  1. Congratulations on being featured Darren, this might really turn out to be making a positive out of a negative like you always say!

    erm, to the rest of the world who are new and have arrived to this post and scrolled further down to my comment – Welcome!

  2. Congratulations Darren ! I don’t know what else to say. Congratulations !

    And to all the new folks out there, welcome to the ProBlogger community !
    You are really going to enjoy your stay here !

    And if you are thinking of starting your own blog or are already an advanced blogger, I recommend you add this website to your collection of daily morning reads !

    Best Regards !

  3. My cousin in Sydney rang me and said “Hey there’s some pro blogger like you in the paper today. His name’s Darren – you know him?”

    “Nah” I said…

    Good work Darren.

  4. I was in the middle of my daily check up on The Age website when I clicked on that article. “Mmm… I know that guy.” I think the journalist did a pretty good job explaining the whole PR thing in layman’s terms.

    I’d be interested to know how much traffic a link from a newspaper generates. I wonder if it’s comparable to that from an A-list blog?

    Congrats on being in the papers :).

  5. Congrat! Darren. More reader coming your way

  6. Wow Darren! You are more famous than I thought! :) Nice work! As I wrote before: You really earned it!

  7. And it looks like you got your PR6 back Darren. I just noticed might went from 0 to 4 so I’m happy too. Let’s the Google Dance begin!

  8. thanks Karthik

    John – yes, looks like PR has been tweaked for some of those blogs who were hit – but not all.

  9. Congrats on the article, Darren! Print exposure always reaches a whole new level of audience.

  10. Skellie – actually it doesn’t bring much traffic at all – not directly at least. The article does have a link in it online – after I requested it of the journalist after it went up (and I’m not sure it actually made the hard copy of the paper today).

    The benefits of it though are not so much direct traffic but:

    1. branding/profile/awareness – it all helps. I’m amazed how many people I meet say that they saw and article somewhere.
    2. contacts – everytime I get some mainstream media attention I get calls, emails etc from people wanting to conntect
    3. flow on media attention – there’s something about being mentioned in a paper that tends to trigger other media outlets (or even the same one) to do similar or followup stories. I find that these things often come in spurts.

  11. Nice sneeze page ;-).

  12. Congratulations on the print write up. Just being a reader here makes me feel a part of the whole thing.

  13. I just realized another benefit of being featured in print media. It helps you get at least 1 more post done great if you happen to have writers bloc. Oh wait let me add to that the tour also allows you to bring up older posts that may not be getting read.

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