Darren Rowse

How to quit your job
16th of January 2020 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Quit Your Job and Build an Online Business

This post is based on episode 175 of the ProBlogger podcast. Today I want to tell you some advice I received when I was starting out that I completely ignored completely but my friend took to heart. It’s a story about regret. And I hope it moves you to take more action ...more
Start a Blog
9th of January 2020 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

4 Reasons Why You Should Start a Blog in the New Year

At a recent Christmas party a friend asked me a series of rapid-fire questions about blogging. “Do you think I should start a blog this year? Or have I missed the boat with blogging? If blogging is still relevant, how could it benefit me? I guess I’m trying to work ...more
Start a Blog
blog anonymously
26th of December 2019 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Should You Blog Anonymously or Use Your Real Name?

This post is based on episode 122 of the ProBlogger podcast. One of the decisions you face when starting a blog is whether or not to use your real name. It can be a tricky decision, because there are pros and cons to whatever you decide. You can choose anything from ...more
Start a Blog
How to handle critical and attacking comments from blog readers
19th of December 2019 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Handle Critical and Attacking Comments from Blog Readers

How do you deal with criticism? When you put yourself out there as a blogger, the feedback you get isn’t always as constructive as you’d like. It can even verge on being an aggressive or personal attack. While I’ve only experienced it a handful of times in my blogging career, it ...more
Writing Content
commenting on blogs
12th of December 2019 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Are Blog Comments Still Worthwhile … Or Are They a Waste of Time?

A decade ago, new bloggers were often advised to leave comments on other blogs to start building traffic to their own blog. But is it still worth doing? For years, there’s been a lot of debate in the blogging world about comments. Plenty of big blogs have disabled (and sometimes ...more
Finding readers
How to rekindle your blogging enthusiasm
5th of December 2019 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Rekindle Your Blogging Enthusiasm

Have you hit a slump in your blogging? Perhaps you haven’t posted anything in weeks or even months because your enthusiasm for the topic has gone and you’re finding it hard to be consistent. Or maybe you have been posting regularly, but are now starting to feel fed up, exhausted, or ...more
Increasing productivity
All the good ideas are taken
28th of November 2019 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

What Can You Blog About When All the Good Ideas Are Already Taken?

When you’re trying to come up with a great idea for a blog post, does it seem like every topic has already been done to death? You might want to write about your ten favourite WordPress plugins. But a quick Google search shows there are dozens of similar posts. Maybe ...more
Creating Content
Running ads on your blog
21st of November 2019 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

The Pros and Cons of Running Advertising on Your Blog

Do you run ads on your blog? Many bloggers do. In fact, people often start monetizing their blogs this way using an ad network such as Google AdSense. And many large websites are also supported by ads. So should you be running ads on your blog? There’s no easy way to answer ...more
Making money
Create a membership site
17th of October 2019 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

What’s a Membership Site … and Should You Create One?

Do you wish you could make steady income from your blog? Maybe your advertising revenue has peaks and troughs. Sure, it’s great to have that chunk of money come in during the holiday season. But when it’s only trickling in the rest of the time it can be frustrating. Maybe ...more
Making money