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About Darren Rowse [aka ProBlogger]

Thanks for clicking the URL in my Twitter profile – let me give you a little background on who I am and what I do.

About Darren Rowse [aka ProBlogger]

My name is Darren Rowse and I’m the guy behind ProBlogger.net and the @problogger twitter account.

You can read more about my journey of blogging on the About ProBlogger page – but let me give you a bit of glimpse at who I am and what I do.

I’m a 41 year old Australian living in Melbourne. I am married to ‘V’ and together we have three boys (born in 2006, 2008 and 2011). I am a full time blogger making a living from the medium since 2004/5.

My Blogs (and new Podcast)

I’ve been blogging since November 2002 on a number of sites. I started out with a personal blog about Spirituality, Pop Culture, Life in Australia and miscellaneous topics that take my fancy from time to time. That site spawned a number of others including the three that I edit today:

And then there’s my podcast – the ProBlogger Podcast (find it on iTunes here).

ProBlogger the Blog

ProBlogger is a blog about…. Blogging. Millions of people around the world have started blogs over the last few years, many of them are personal blogs but an increasing number are looking to use blogs make an income.

Unfortunately many bloggers don’t earn enough to buy themselves a coffee every day or two – ProBlogger is a blog that aims to resource these bloggers to make their blogs better and in doing so increase their potential earnings.

This blog covers everything from:

Reading it doesn’t guarantee you to make a full time living from your blog but it will hopefully help you to explore the world of blogging and improve your blog.

If you’d like to journey with me here at ProBlogger please subscribe to ProBlogger’s RSS feed.

ProBlogger on Twitter

You obviously have an interest in Twitter because you’ve clicked through on my Twitter Profile link. I’d love to connect with you there via my @problogger twitter account.

If you follow @ProBlogger you’ll get a variety of things. Firstly you’ll see a glimpse of the behind the scenes in my work, life and reading. I share a little of what I’m up to, share links of what I’m reading, talk about posts I’m working on and give insight into the life of a full time blogger. You’ll also get notifications of my latest posts on ProBlogger as well as new blogging jobs advertised on the ProBlogger Job Board.

If you’re active on other social media mediums also connect with me on Facebook, Google+ and LinkedIn.

My Book

problogger book.jpgI’ve also co-authored a book about blogging – ProBlogger the Book. This is a book that pulls together into one place a lot of the teaching that I’ve done on blogging. It is designed for the beginner to intermediate blogger who wants to take their blog to the next level and even earn a living from it. It was first published in 2008 but is now in its 3rd edition (with lots of freshly updated tips and techniques).

Also check out 31 Days to Build a Better Blog workbook – a practical month long challenge for bloggers wanting to take their blog to the next level. There are also some other ProBlogger eBooks on a variety of aspects of blogging here.

Read My Story

I’ve just scratched the surface here – but I’ve written up an extended version of my story of becoming a full time blogger here which will hopefully fill in some of the gaps above.

If you have a few minutes you might also like to watch my keynote at the World Domination Summit in Portland in which I share my story:

Darren Rowse from Chris Guillebeau on Vimeo.

Connect with Me

Thanks for visiting ProBlogger – if you’ve not already don’t forget to follow me on Twitter so we can interact there.

Hire Me as a Speaker

When not blogging the thing I love to do most is speak. I’ve had the honor to do so numerous times around Australia and around the world. You can find out more information on my speaking here.