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Posted By Darren Rowse 7th of December 2007 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

New-To-ProbloggerThis week I’ve had emails from quite a few new readers asking questions that I probably take for granted that everyone knows.

So if you’re new – let me share a few tips to help you get the most out of this blog. If you’re an old timer – you might like to skip this post:

What is ProBlogger?

This is a blog dedicated to teaching bloggers (and those wanting to start one) how to start and improve their blogs. The blog covers a lot of the basics of blogging – but has a particular interest in helping bloggers to make money blogging.

This blog was started by me (Darren Rowse) just over 3 years ago. I write most of the posts – but also feature a select team of guest posters from time to time. You can read more about my story (and the story of this blog) on my About Page. Also check out the ProBlogger FAQ page for more answers to common questions.

Subscribe to ProBlogger

To get the most out of ProBlogger and keep up with the latest posts I highly recommend that you subscribe using one of two methods – either our RSS feed or our daily email updates. You can learn about these methods on our Subscribe page.

Our Archives

Over the last 3 years I’ve added around 4000 posts, articles, tutorials and tips to this blog. Everything that I know about blogging is on this blog and it’s become something of a resource library for many bloggers. Quite a few bloggers access these archives using the search field (to right hand corner of the blog) but another good way to start exploring what has been written previously is through our Archives Page which summarizes the main categories and highlights some key posts in each one.

Also check out the ‘Best of ProBlogger’ section the front page of ProBlogger – this highlights the all time best posts, the best posts of the month and a few of my own favorites.

ProBlogger Job Boards – Find a Blog Job

One of the most popular pages on ProBlogger are our Job Boards. This is a place where those looking to hire bloggers place 30 day ads and where bloggers looking for work find blog jobs. The page is subscribed to around 1000 ProBloggers (and aspiring ones) and is worth subscribing to via it’s RSS Feed.

Beginner Bloggers

If you are just starting out with blogging I have a section of the blog dedicated especially to you – Blogging for Beginners. It is a series of posts that explores many of the first questions that a new blogger will ask.

Make Money Blogging

If you’re looking to make money from your blog I have a lot of content on the topic. A good place to start to see some different options to make money from a a blog is a recent post – How I make money blogging. Also check out How to Make Money Blogging which points to some of the best posts on this blog on the topic.

What else do I do?

I have a number of projects that you might also like to check out. These include b5media – a blog network with over 250 blogs that I co founded and now work on as VP Training. I also edit and write for a blog called Digital Photography School – a blog and forum full of digital photography tips. I also developed a resource for bloggers called Six Figure Blogging a couple of years back and am working on a new resource for bloggers (stay tuned).

Introduce Yourself

If you’re new here – I’d love to ‘meet’ you. Feel free to leave a comment below with your name and a short introduction into who you are, how you found ProBlogger and what you do (and what your blog is if you have one). My favorite part of this site is the comment sections on posts. I firmly believe that together we know so much more than any individual and that this is illustrated by the readers of this site every day.

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.
  • I’m Jon from Tennessee. I go to school, studying Information Technology. I’m quite prolific at technology and I’ve always enjoyed writing, so I figured I’d put 2 and 2 together and start a blog. I just found this website and I’m quite impressed with the information I’ve found, good work and thanks!

  • hi, I’m Loy and have been reading Problogger since May. I find it very useful and resourceful especially to my blog. Though, I’m not a problogger yet, nor intend blogging full-time, I value my time and energy as a part-time blogger. In many ways, Darren Rowse has been an inspiration. Thanks, Darren!

  • Not hew at all, Darren, in my third year as a read every word subscriber, but just wanted to say thanks for this … we all should do a post like this as things change and develop on our blogs and make a prominent link to it. I often reference ProBlogger on my blog and I often send friends with questions here. Just a month or so back I sent a fellow here and when I asked him next day if he understood what blogging was about any better he just rolled his eyes back and shook his head.

    There’s so much good stuff here, he was overwhelmed. From now on I’ll refer beginners to this particular post.

  • Hi Darren,

    I m new to problogger and I found you from technorati where I m an infrequent visitor. I m trying to be more frequent there to learn what others are doing and see how I can make my blog better.

    I am a part time blogger and a full time IT professional working in California. My blog is titled Internet Business Junkie as I am a blogging beginner and a keen learner of internet business strategies how to monetize them.

    Now that I have discovered you I see huge resources on this website and I am positive that I will get answers to most of my questions here.

    thanks for the exhaustive information source.


  • Hi Darren, thank you for all your useful tips and information given here on I have been an avid subscriber for two months now (don’t know if this still consider new), and have been actively blogging since August this year. This is my first time subscribing to post feeds, and the reason I subscribe to ProBlogger is because there is always valid useful and good qality contents here.

    My blog is a personal blog about anything I think of writing and at the mean while I do write for paid post to earn me some extra pocket money on top of the full-time job that I have. It’s quite hard to juggle having a full-time job and at the same time maintaining a good blog so that I could have good PR to get good opportunity for writing sponsored post.

    I used to be over weary about getting good PR or how to get good PR for my blog, but with many good advised on ProBlogger that point me to the right direction on having a good quality content blog being the most important above all, I totall agree and changed my perspective on blogging. I have realised how much away I am from my initial intention of setting up my blog since I join the “money blogging” world… Thanks to you on ProBlogger who has now guide me to the right direction. I now try my very best to blog for good quality and meaningful post on my blog. Since then, I have gain some avid blog readers too!

    Thank you very much!

  • I am not new to ProBlogger, but there is one thing that I’d like to know. All of you guys, John Chow, Shoemoney, etc. write about Google AdSense as being the most basic and highest earning tool for bloggers, ever. But even then I’ve never seen a single AdSense ad on your blogs (except for one referral that you have at the bottom of your page). What’s the secret?

  • I’ve been blogging most of the last 5 years, but have never visited your site before. I learned of your site from Lisa SabinWison. By day I am a systems engineer for a defense contractor, and I blog about what amuses me and things political (which often is funny, too).


  • I’ve been blogging for a few years, but only recently found your site while looking for advice on taking my blog to the next level. I’ll be making my way thru your recommended reading. Thanks!

  • My name is Brock and I am currently a graduate student at the University of Virginia. I have a personnel blog (which I don’t make money from) where I write about life experiences, movies, science, and other miscellaneous stuff. Of late, I have really wanted to decide on a narrower, more well defined focus for the blog, but I’m still working on that. I found ProBlogger not long ago (though I can’t remember where) and have subscribed to it via RSS. Thanks for the huge amount of helpful content!

  • Darren, I’ve been subscribed for about a month, but I’ve known about your site for maybe 6 months. I initially resisted subscribing, because … well, everyone else subscribes to your site (I have a habit of resisting things that are too popular). However, your content is just too good to ignore, so here I am.

    I’m not sure exactly how I found out about ProBlogger – your brand is everywhere! Recently I’ve kept bumping into your name: other’s referencing your work; our feeds being scraped together; ProBlogger in the number 1 spot on the top 100 Australian blog list (I’m at position 32).

    As for my blog, it’s supposed to be about web development, but mostly I write about WordPress and blogging. I also write WordPress plugins (3 released, more in the works) and I’m looking to start some new blogs in the near future.

    Keep up the great work – I’m really learning a lot here! Thanks.

  • Stephen Cronin – great to have you on board. Will check out your blog! Nice to have another Aussie around :-)

  • Hey Darren, I have been reading for awhile but mostly lurking. I used your job board for a couple of blog gigs. Thanks and I look forward to learning more from you.

    I write for Suite101, Globally Green Living, Parenting Under the Stars and Craft Gossip. I won’t post all the links since it could be interpreted as spam.

    Thanks for sharing all you do.

  • Jed

    Hi, I’m relatively new to blogging. I’m a systems engineer and have experience coding perl and PHP. I’ve just started my blog about a month ago – in hopes that I can pass on some tips and tricks, and then my own ramblings about miscellaneous stuff. I found your blog because I was trying to find ways to offset the cost of my hosting for my web server, and figured if I’m going to be writing articles, etc., I might as well see if I could also realize some profit through advertising.

    My favorite category on my blog is for “Random Roy” – where I try to be funny. I guess only time will tell whether people will find me so.

  • Hey Darren,

    I have just recently started a blog, in an attempt to connect architects in an online community. I am hosting using worpress and I am using the Cutline theme as a template. I came across your site looking for ways to market my site and spruce it up for a large marketing campaign. I will be searching through you archives for content to help me in this process. If you, or any readers, have any particular links I should consider in particular, please send them my way!

  • I’ve been blogging for a 2 years, but I cannot get traffic over 100 IP per blog,I use keyword”loan” how to increase my blog traffic.Thanks!