Darren Rowse

16th of February 2024 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

How to Create a Sense of Anticipation on Your Blog

People read and then subscribe to blogs that they think will enhance their lives in some way in the future. Many bloggers create a sense of anticipation on a blog quite instinctively – but there are numerous things that you can do quite intentionally to create anticipation and increase the ...more
Blog Design
25th of January 2024 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

The Power of Being Personal on Your Blog

Over the last few weeks I’ve been exploring principles that are evident in many successful blogs. So far we’ve looked at Listening, Trust, Usefulness and Community. Today I want to get personal with you and share a story with you. The Day I Was Jumped On By a Reader Once, ...more
Other Income Streams
18th of January 2024 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

The Importance of Building Community on Your Blog

Today’s principle in our series on successful blogging is all about building community on your blog. Let me share how I discovered that community was possible in the online space with a story: I discovered the power of online community on the very first day that I went online (I ...more
Build Community
11th of January 2024 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

The Importance of Being Useful

Have you ever stumbled upon a blog that felt like it was speaking directly to you, solving a problem you didn’t even know you had? That’s the power of “usefulness” in blogging, a concept that’s not just a philosophy for me, but the backbone of my approach to blogging and ...more
Build Community
4th of January 2024 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Trust – Principles of Successful Blogging #2

Today I want to continue our series of posts looking at principles of building a successful blog by looking at the topic of “trust”. A fundamental principle in marketing and relationship building is that people tend to do business with individuals or companies they know, like, and trust. This is ...more
Build Community
28th of December 2023 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Why Stories are an Effective Communication Tool for Your Blog

As I write this it is the last Tuesday morning of the month and I’m sitting in a local coffee shop going through my ‘end of the month routine‘. It involves a large lattè (everything else hinges on this) and some delving into my blogs metrics to see how they’ve ...more
Creating Content
21st of December 2023 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Mastering the Art of Listening: A Blogger’s Guide to Success

Once upon a time, I shared a set of slides from a presentation which outlines a variety of lessons that I’ve learned as a blogger. Over the coming months I intend to expand upon many of the points in that presentation – starting today with ‘Listening’. When I began blogging ...more
Creating Content
26th of October 2023 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Using Categories and Tags Effectively on Your Blog

This post on using Tags and Categories on a blog was originally written by Michael Martin from ProBlog Design and updated recently by the ProBlogger team. Categories and tags are essential for blogs and content organization for many reasons: SEO Benefits: Categories and tags help search engines understand the structure ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
7th of September 2023 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

14 Bloggers Share Their Daily Blogging Routine

Last week I shared some tips for busy bloggers on how to find time to blog based upon a lot of questions I’ve had of late on that topic. As part of that post I was intending on describing my own blogging routine – but on the spur of the ...more
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