CategoryWriting Content
The Why and How on Repeating Content on Your Blog
19th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 40

The Why and How on Repeating Content on Your Blog

Many bloggers come to a point in their blogging after they’ve been at it for a sustained period of time where they need to make a decision about repeating content and posting on topics they’ve already covered. Here’s a recent question from a reader who wished to remain anonymous: “I ...more
Writing Content
10 Steps to the Perfect List Post
17th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 69

10 Steps to the Perfect List Post

List Posts have always been a popular format of post for bloggers. Today Ali Hale examines how to write the perfect list post and gives some great examples along the way of list posts that have done well on blogs. List posts are ubiquitous – and hugely popular – in ...more
Writing Content
Using AideRSS to Help Identify Hot Topics to Cover On Your Blog
15th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 58

Using AideRSS to Help Identify Hot Topics to Cover On Your Blog

View the full sized version of this video at Blip, YouTube or Viddler (you’ll probably want to to see the text of what I’m talking about). Yesterday I wrote about how to choose a topic to write about for blog posts and today in this video post I want to ...more
Video Posts
How to Choose a Topic for Your Next Blog Post
14th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 42

How to Choose a Topic for Your Next Blog Post

Today I’d like to talk about choosing topics for blog posts as part of our series on how to craft a blog post. Image by devorocks81 Choosing the right topic to write about on your blog is vital if you want to write a post that engages your reader. Rushing ...more
Writing Content
12th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 95

How to Craft a Blog Post – 10 Crucial Points to Pause

It hits you like a TON of BRICKS! It’s an idea for that KILLER blog post that is just bound to bring you all the traffic that you’ve ever dreamed of. With the idea fresh in your mind you sit down at your keyboard and BANG it out – desperate ...more
Writing Content
24 Things to do When Stuck for a Topic to Blog About
8th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 87

24 Things to do When Stuck for a Topic to Blog About

Stuck for something to write about on your blog? Here are a few suggestions of things that might help get the creative juices flowing. 1. Use Mind Mapping I’ve previously talked about how Mind Mapping can be used to generate hundreds of ideas for blog posts. It can be used ...more
Featured Posts
Linkbait, Passion, Fluff and Mixing it Up: Reflections on Content Development
7th of August 2008 Darren Rowse 34

Linkbait, Passion, Fluff and Mixing it Up: Reflections on Content Development

Today I want to tell you the story of a blogger whose problem that he was too good at getting on the front page of Digg. But first – I want to share a quote from Michael Gray who said something last week that hit the mark for me: “One ...more
Social Media
GRAB Your Reader’s Attention and HOOK them into your blog
2nd of August 2008 Darren Rowse 47

GRAB Your Reader’s Attention and HOOK them into your blog

Do you want to learn how to SNAP readers out of their zombie like surfing and HOOK them into your blog? If so – read on…. Image by Essjay in NZ Before I was a blogger I did a lot of public speaking. I did a number of courses in ...more
Blog Design
Nine Signs of an Effective Blog Post
10th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 33

Nine Signs of an Effective Blog Post

In this post Dustin M. Wax explores what it takes to write an effective blog post. Learn more about Dustin at the conclusion of this post. Image by B Tal. You sweat blood all night, hunched over your keyboard, typing away at your blog’s next masterpiece. Finally, you click “Publish”, ...more
Writing Content