Darren Rowse
The Highs and Lows of the Professional Blogger
14th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

The Highs and Lows of the Professional Blogger

The last month has been both an exciting and difficult time for my blogging business. Whilst I’ve started numerous news blogs and seen good growth in traffic in them my more established and larger blogs have suffered from Google’s latest update and are yet to show any signs at all ...more
Pro Blogging News
What are the Ethics of using RSS feeds?
13th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

What are the Ethics of using RSS feeds?

I’ve been watching a site for a while now that both intrigues and concerns me – again because it is using the content of a blogs for its own personal gain – without asking permission from the publishers concerned. I’ve been wondering how to respond to this site and am ...more
Pro Blogging News
RSS Feeds: Full posts or extracts?
13th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

RSS Feeds: Full posts or extracts?

Another tip from Leave It Behind’s Building a Better Blog is to ‘Syndicate your Entire Post‘. Brian writes: ‘Again, in the never-ending effort to ensure happy readers, be sure to syndicate (i.e. send) your entire post through RSS. I follow over 75 weblogs (which is probably a low number on ...more
Blog Design
Rhythmic Blogging
13th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Rhythmic Blogging

There is a good collection of blogging tips over at Leave It Behind’s Building a Better Blog with a few tips that I’ve not seen on too many other similar lists. I like this one: 3. Publish During High Traffic Times If one of your desires is to generate traffic, ...more
Writing Content
Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Choosing Complimentary Colors for your Blog – ColorMatch Tool

Have you ever struggled to select a color scheme for a blog? It’s pretty obviously looking at the disaster that I’ve designed here that I do! So this ColorMatch tool is going to be very handy! It is designed to help you select a 6 color palette for your blog. ...more
Blog Design
Understanding Adsense Statistics
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Understanding Adsense Statistics

There is a good post over at Webmaster world titled A few notes on Adsense stats where one user of Adsense writes some definitions of terms used in and lessons learned interpreting Adsense statistics. It won’t be much use to long term Adsense users but might be helpful in discerning ...more
Adsense
Chitika Contextual Advertising Launched
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Chitika Contextual Advertising Launched

It seems that there is yet another contextual advertising system being launched that is specifically targetted at bloggers. It is called Chitika and promises to motetize your blogs and your feeds using contextual ads. They offer all the main formats of ads and seem pretty sstandard in terms of design ...more
Advertising
InsideBlogging – The Blog Consulting Company
12th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

InsideBlogging – The Blog Consulting Company

Leave it Behind has 10 useful tips for building a better blog. Here are the titles of each section: 1. Use Categories 2. Use Titles 3. Publish During High Traffic Times 4. Syndicate Your Entire Post 5. Click Your Own Links 6. Develop an Authentic Voice 7. Tell Us Who ...more
Miscellaneous Blog Tips
Bloglines Revenue Models – A fine line to walk
11th of January 2005 Darren Rowse 0 Comments

Bloglines Revenue Models – A fine line to walk

I missed this snippet of a post by Bloglines CEO Mark Fletcher late last year where he talks about the business model (income stream) for Bloglines in the future: ‘Eric was interested in the business model behind Bloglines. Not accepting my usual stock answer of “Volume!”, I detailed that we ...more
Blogging Tools and Services