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Best of ProBlogger 2009: Holiday Series

Posted By Darren Rowse 28th of December 2009 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

2009 was a massive year for me – both personally and on my blogs, including here on ProBlogger.

As a result I’ve decided for this last week before the new year that I’m going to do two things:

  1. Take a break from blogging – I have another project I need to complete so I’ll still be around working – but a mini break from writing new posts will probably do me good.
  2. Look back on the year that was – I’ve been reflecting a lot lately upon how my approach to blogging and business has shifted in the last year. As a result I thought it might be interesting to look back on some of the posts from ProBlogger from 2009 that got the most traction with readers.

Over the next 5 days you’ll see a series of posts here at ProBlogger that look back on some of these most popular posts on ProBlogger from 2009. Each post will have a theme so as to make the list of posts a little more useful and relevant. In preparing these posts it has been fun to remember some of the topics I’ve tackled this year (some I’d forgotten that I’d written).

Of course the posts I present will only scratch the surface – I’ve published 461 posts here on ProBlogger so far this year – but I hope it’ll be a useful way to find some of the best and most useful content that we’ve covered – as well as a good way to refocus for the new year.

Topics we’ll be covering this week are:

I’ll update this list with links as the posts come out. The first post will be out shortly.

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 and LinkedIn.
  1. Sounds you like deserve a break and its always a great idea to reflect to see what you did right and what you did wrong, as I am quite new to Problogger will be great to catch up with some older posts, have a great new year!

  2. Cool to Know that. Enjoy Your Holidays Darren and Best Of Luck with your upcoming project.


  3. Looking forward to it, thanks for a great year of inspiring reading.

    Regards and with great hopes for 2010,

  4. Hi Darren,

    You totally deserve a break, I’m continually amazed at the high volume of quality posts you are able to churn out! I was beginning to think you were superhuman!

    Anyway, all the best with your time off & I can’t wait to see what you come up with next! You’re very inspiring.


  5. I’ll be reading ’em when they hit my feed reader Darren. Happy Holidays!

  6. Awesome, Darren. Recapping what we’ve done throughout a year is always the end-of-the-year trend. Love it!

  7. Have a nice holiday Darren, yes you deserve one, you have provided us with awesome content all this year, thanks a lot.

    Vishal Sanjay

  8. Hi Darren !

    By reading your posts daily I started my new travel magazine blog. So I am looking forward for more encouraging posts from your side.

    All other pro blogger readers, have a nice holidays.


  9. I will be following your coming posts

  10. I will definitely be reading those., enjoy your New Year and may next year bring even more good ideas and success to you.

  11. Once in a while you need a break from blogging. I Can’t wait to read the best of posts that you have for 2009. Greg Ellison

  12. Sometimes you need a break just so you can come back and be better than before.

  13. Look forward do this . Write about optimization tips in detail . Keep up the awesome work Darren .

  14. Wow I can’t wait for that posts, I have learned many things from you Darren and thank you so much for that, I believe the next posts will be so useful for me, happy holiday Darren :)

  15. Darren:

    Yes, I discovered years ago when you are focused and dedicated like you and I are with what we do that it is important to make sure you add play and even scheduled breaks to our work world.

    Also that giving overview of what you have done already is a nice reminder of something learned-a memory reboot.

    We appreciate you.

  16. Awesome, Darren. Recapping what we’ve done throughout a year is always the end-of-the-year trend. Love it!

  17. Thanks Darren.

    Thanks for sharing this. I certainly appreciate for the things you’ve done for the community of bloggers like myself. We all have a lot of room to grow into and it will require plenty of energy and perseverance to reach our goals.

    I certainly do for my own.

    I’ll look forward to the coming new year of 2010 to start things anew on new approaches on blogging etc,etc.

    Happy New Year Holidays to you, Darren!

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  19. Wow, I am so flattered to read this blog post. I am actually making a New Year’s resolution to post more often to my blog. In fact, I get ideas all the time and you have just given me one here. Yes, things have been busy, but I’ll tell you, ALL of your observations on the marketing aspects of blogging are “spot on”.

  20. After 461 posts I would need a break too.

  21. This was an interesting read, I’m forever on the lookout for great articles and blog ideas so thanks. I’ve bookmarked this article so I’ll keep in contact!

  22. Have a happy holidays.

  23. I have been reading you book on professional blogging but now I can see in real life may of the advices you write about,.Thank you for sharing.

  24. am looking forward for more encouraging posts from your side.

  25. Intriguing page. My colleagues and I were just discussing this the other day. Also your blog looks great on my old laptop. And thats rare. Nice work.

  26. I just started using Twitter not too long ago, since then I’ve begun to love it. What started out as a hatred for Twitter it’s allowed me to network with people in my life alot easier. News and updates happen in real time which makes for a great user experience.

  27. are you sure about what you said?

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