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The Beauty of Imperfection
9th of July 2008 Darren Rowse 51

The Beauty of Imperfection

Today Chris Brogan shares with us one of the secrets of his blogging. I’m not sure what it is about Darren’s blog that makes me confess my blogging secrets. I did it once before when I discussed how I promote my blog using Twitter, and here I am back to ...more
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Why Being a Better Writer Affects the Performance of your Blog
27th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 42

Why Being a Better Writer Affects the Performance of your Blog

Amrit Hallan from Content Blog writes today about how improving your writing can improve the performance of your blog – Image by The Trial. Why are writers banned and persecuted in undemocratic countries? Because the written word is stronger than the entire governments and the ruthless forces they wield upon ...more
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The Power of Getting Personal on Your Niche Blog
21st of June 2008 Darren Rowse 36

The Power of Getting Personal on Your Niche Blog

This time last weekend I was sitting in a delivery suite in a Melbourne hospital waiting for the arrival of my second son Henri. It would be another 12 hours til he was actually born but after he’d come along and we’d had a little recovery time I managed to ...more
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Don’t Let Emotion Be MIA In Your Content
20th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 29

Don’t Let Emotion Be MIA In Your Content

Too many times, bloggers focus on their content without stopping to think about how they’re presenting it. Today Dave Hughes takes a look at creating memorable content by injecting Emotion into it. The trick is to know how to construct an effective bloggerie (or blog post). Luckily, this doesn’t involve ...more
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Great Content… Bad Titles – How to Let Your Blog Go #4
20th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 54

Great Content… Bad Titles – How to Let Your Blog Go #4

One problem that I regularly saw in the days that I took on blog consulting work was bloggers who spent hours and hours slaving over the writing of quality posts only to take 5 seconds to slap a very ordinary title on them. While poor titles won’t have as much ...more
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How Blogging made me a Better Writer
19th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 41

How Blogging made me a Better Writer

Karen Andrews is an award winning short story writer coming up to the second year anniversary of her blog www.miscmum.com. Her first book, a children’s picture book called Surprise!, will be released in Australia in October. Further details can be found at www.miscpress.com.au I recently spoke at a writers’ festival ...more
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Getting Off Topic – How to Let Your Blog Go #2
18th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 42

Getting Off Topic – How to Let Your Blog Go #2

One way that I see some bloggers ‘letting their blog go‘ is to become distracted and move off topic more and more. When I asked readers why they unsubscribed from a blog’s RSS feed they told me that the forth highest reason was when blogs change focus or go off ...more
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Lack of Posting – How to Let Your Blog Go #1
17th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 53

Lack of Posting – How to Let Your Blog Go #1

Perhaps the fastest way to let your blog go is to stop posting to it. It can happen for many reasons whether it be your life getting busy, suffering from a bout of bloggers block or becoming distracted by another project. Most bloggers go through one or all of these ...more
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What is the Ideal Post Frequency for a Blog?
11th of June 2008 Darren Rowse 65

What is the Ideal Post Frequency for a Blog?

In our current reader poll I’m asking readers to tell us how many posts they made on their main blog over the month of May. It’s only been 12 hours since I posted the poll so it’s early days – however so far category with the most responses so far ...more
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