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20 Tips on Writing Building a Great Blog [Watch the Blab Replay]

Posted By Darren Rowse 2nd of September 2015 General 0 Comments

Live streaming technologies seem to be everywhere at the moment with the release of tools like Meerkat, Periscope and Facebook Live.

While other tools – like Google Hangouts and older tools like Ustream have been around for years it seems that these new tools are getting easier to use and have better and better features. More importantly they’re working better and better on mobile.

One of the new tools that I’ve started using in the last week is Blab – a tool that enables you and three other people to live stream at the same time on the same page and to have an interactive conversation while potentially hundreds or even thousands of others watch on and interact with you in streaming comments. It’s like the lovechild of Google Hangouts and Periscope.

Blab is still in beta but I’m almost overwhelmed with the possibilities of this tool for bloggers and have run a few blabs of my own to test it.

The biggest of these was this morning in a blab where I presented 20 tips for building great blogs.

The blab only finished a few minutes ago but Blab have already emailed me an audio and video file of the session and sent me the embed code which I’ll paste here.

At present the embed code doesn’t show you any of the comments from the chat but you can head to this page to see the replay, the last 200 comments and to see how the tool looks (there were many hundreds if not thousands of others).

While you’re there if you sign up for an account (it uses Twitter to set up your account) please do follow me here and you’ll be notified of future blabs that I do (I’ve got more planned as it’s been so good so far). You’ll also see my previous blab replays listed on my profile page if you want to check those out.

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.
Comments
  1. Hi Darren,

    Fab Blab ;) And you got me Blabbing dude! Just ordered an HD camera for my laptop and I’ll be Blabbing next week. Brilliant concept and like you said, Blab and the newer apps are so easy to sign up for and use.

    Ryan

  2. Great clip! Loved the idea of multiple “voices”. Thank you.

  3. Great Blab Darren! Love the tips and writing for one person is usually my biggest focus, something I learned from you and Brian Gardner.

  4. Loved this. I’m always looking for ways to make my blogging better.

    Here are my takeaways

    Jeff Goins wrote post about 5 voices or platforms as a blogger:

    Professor voice, facts teach people thru research

    Journalist -asking questions curating information

    Artist- sees beauty in a topic. Tell stories

    Celebrity or a star. Charismatic topic

    Profit. Tells cold hard truth. Point out inconsistencies

  5. I always write 3 blog posts every day. I think we can not apply all these 20 tips for one articles but they are great tips. Thank you

  6. I really enjoyed reading your blog, you have lots of great content. I look forward to reading more posts from you.

  7. Loved this. I’m always looking for ways to make my blogging better.

    Here are my takeaways

    Jeff Goins wrote post about 5 voices or platforms as a blogger:

    Professor voice, facts teach people thru research

    Journalist -asking questions curating information

    Artist- sees beauty in a topic. Tell stories

    Celebrity or a star. Charismatic topic

    Profit. Tells cold hard truth. Point out inconsistencies

  8. Darren, I’ve always enjoyed the “simple” value you give to us bloggers. Better yet, “practical”. You’re always easy to understand at all times – and you say stuff that makes sense!

    I thoroughly enjoyed watching your Blab recap.

    Things I loved:
    *Word counts: your insights saying “write as long as you need to write.” And, your 5,000 master ultimate guide post that was the most shared for the year – amazing!
    *That you called bloggers “blobbers” at one point. HA! Loved it.

    Thanks!

  9. Hey Darren

    I always struggle to write a great blog..have’nt heard about Blab before. Amazing tips, will surely help me to write a super blog. Thanks!!

  10. great article and clip