Darren Rowse
How to use lists effectively in your blog posts
6th of December 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Use Lists Effectively in Your Blog Posts

I expect you’re already familiar with the ‘list post’. Even if you’ve never written one, you’ll have read plenty – such as Nicole Avery’s recent post on 5 Tips to Help You Consume Content More Productively. Some sites, including List 25, publish nothing but list posts. But lists can be useful ...more
Writing Content
30-minute blogging habit
29th of November 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Case Study: The 30-Minute Habit That Transformed Kelly’s Blog

Today on the blog we have a case study from one of our readers. Or rather one of our podcast listeners, as it was a tip in a particular podcast that spurred on today’s guest author to make some significant changes to her blog over the course of a year. ...more
Be Productive
Guide to Black Friday Cyber Monday for Bloggers
23rd of November 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

ProBlogger Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals for Bloggers

Whether you’re celebrating Thanksgiving or not, for many the frenzied sale activity on the weekend following Thanksgiving - from Black Friday to Cyber Monday - does present a great opportunity to take advantage of some incredible deals on things that will be useful to you and your blog.As bloggers it’s ...more
Pro Blogging News
Reader survey
8th of November 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Community Discussion: How Do You Survey Your Readers?

As the end of the year nears, you might be thinking about plans for your blogging in 2018. One thing that will help inform that is a reader survey. On both ProBlogger and Digital Photography school I do an annual survey, usually around November. As we plan our surveys, I ...more
Community Discussion
Create Transformation
1st of November 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Why You’re Not in the Content Business (and Why That’s a Good Thing)

Originally posted as a Facebook update from FinCon in Dallas (video below) In my opening keynote at FinCon I challenged the attendees to think about how their blog, podcast and video content could potentially be changing people’s lives. You see, many of us see ourselves as being in the ‘content ...more
Mindset + Motivation
Influencer outreach
25th of October 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

9 Ways Influencer Outreach Can Help You and Your Blog

Here on ProBlogger, we have a lot of tips on influencer outreach – how to reach out to influencers and pitch to them. Here are just a few of the resources we have available: How to Approach Influencers in Your Niche (podcast episode) How to Grow Your Blog by Interviewing Influencers ...more
Finding readers
How to create a blog reader avatar
18th of October 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Create a Reader Avatar for Your Blog

For several years, I’ve been using Reader Avatars (also called Reader Profiles or Personas) on my blogs – and I’ve found them very effective and helpful.To create your first reader avatar, you’ll need to spend some time thinking and writing about a type of reader that you’re either attempting to ...more
Blog Promotion
20th of September 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

7 Common Newsletter Problems Solved

Over the past few weeks, we’ve looked at why email newsletters are so important, what your email newsletter might look like, and how to choose the right service for you. So is your newsletter up and running yet? If the answer is “Yes”, is it working as well as you’d ...more
Writing Content
Email Service Providers for Bloggers
13th of September 2017 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Comparing Email Service Providers for Bloggers

This is the third post in our Email Newsletter Series. One major sticking point for most bloggers who are setting up a newsletter is deciding what email service to use. There are lots of different, competing, options out there, and there’s no one perfect solution. Just in case you were thinking ...more
Blogging Tools and Services