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Posted By Darren Rowse 11th of November 2005 Pro Blogging News 0 Comments

Hone, a fellow Melbourne blogger, asked me to answer a few questions in a mini interview – he published my answers here if you’re interested.

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  • Wow, he really needs to format that article, I didn’t read it because it’s not very user-friendly and I don’t feel like copying and pasting URLS all day. Sorry this is a peeve of mine because it seems like laziness when bloggers just cut and paste transcripts from a text file and call it good. If you’re going to go to that much trouble to get an interview, at least do the job right.

    I’m sure it’s a great interview.

  • It seems like a well-rounded intro (promo piece?) to Darren and for many. The formatting blows – but otherwise a nice overview.

  • Is there something you’re not telling us? I want a G5 powerbook, dammit! :-)

  • LOL – you mean I’m the only one with a G5 powerbook? Steve Jobs told me everyone had one … :-)

    Sorry about that – must have written it just after I ordered my G5 Powermac….doh.

  • No, not everyone has a G5 Powerbook. I have an iBook :-)

    One thing I dislike about posts like that is the “Secrets of ” title. OK, sure, there are techniques and things you need to know, but the biggest “secret” is plain old hard work as Darren says over and over again.

    I had a discussion with someone the other say who felt that one post per week was sufficient. I agreed that one good post per week is better than seven junk posts, but I did insist that raw volume has a lot to do with success. Darren says he does dozens of posts daily; I can’t do that yet, but I do four and am trying to increase that.

    The more work you put out, the more chance of it being seen and read. I don’t mean one liners pointing to someone else’s site, but real posts of 200 to 500 words or so.

    That was something I pointed out to my weekly posting person: his posts could sometimes be broken into smaller chunks that individually would be more focused and thus have more chance of being indexed correctly, linked to, etc.

    Anyway, I’m rambling. Hard work pays off, or at least makes you so tired that you don’t care :-)