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
14th of December 2023 Stacey Roberts 0 Comments

2024 Blogging Breakthrough: Master Your Year-End Review and Propel Into Success!

It’s time! The end of 2023 is fast approaching… You’ve done a great job this year and you should be proud – no step, no matter how small, is too small. Had a gangbusters year? Good on you! Had a small year? I bet you’re further than you used to ...more
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14th of December 2023 Guest Blogger 0 Comments

From Miserable Telemarketer to Successful Entrepreneur: How Starting a Blog Changed My Life

This is a guest contribution from Joen Rude Falsner. Most of us have been there: we’ve all had this job where the financial compensation was the absolute single motivation to even show up. Luckily for most people this, usually, low-compensated, uninspiring and numbingly boring job is characterized by being temporary. Something we do only ...more
Blogging for Dollars
7th of December 2023 Guest Blogger 0 Comments

Build Blog Products That Sell 6: Tell the World

This guest series is by Greg McFarlane of Control Your Cash. Welcome to the final installment in our hexalogy, concerning how to sell blog products in an era when people are reaching into their pockets and finding mostly lint. So far, we’ve discussed how to plan out products drawn from your ...more
Blogging for Dollars