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Posted By Darren Rowse 15th of August 2005 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Thanks to Ray for letting me know that my BlogPulse Profile Rank has gone under the magical 100 mark – we’re 71st as this moment.

As you can see the past month has been particularly good in terms of inbound links with a number of larger sites linking up as well as a lot of links as a result of the 31 Days project. Thanks to the many readers whose continued readership has led to this mini milestone – I appreciate you stopping by and linking up.

I’m under no allusions that any success that has is because of my work alone – the past 15 days of blogging in the 31 day project has proved that with over 50 submissions from readers (and more quality links submitted today which I’m yet to update) as well as many quality comments being left.

I’ve had a couple of people tell me in the past week that I’m not doing a wise thing in linking to so many other blogs during this project – they said I should be hosting the posts at ProBlogger and reaping the benefits of lots of new content – I disagree. The point of ProBlogger has never been to build an empire here – rather it’s always been about seeing what happens when you freely give as much as you can to a community of people.

The past few weeks have shown me the benefits of such an approach with a lot of feedback from bloggers who’ve submitted posts to the project reporting that their daily traffic levels have increased 10, 20 and even 40 fold as people have come across to have a look at their posts. This excites me and is what blogging is all about.

The paradoxical thing about all this is that the more I send people away from ProBlogger the more the blog here grows – I guess it all comes back to how blogging in formation really does help everyone fly further.

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, Google+ and LinkedIn.
  • Now I can’t decide whether your word picture of blogging in formation reminds me of a flock of geese flying overhead or the squawking of a mob of parrakeets as they come screaming through the palms behind the house each morning …

    And now I’ll take my tongue out of my cheek and suggest that what you have found in the paradox between sending people away and getting more people back has some similarities to what Steve Pavlina says about getting involved in his blog last week.

  • You’ve moved ahead of Jason Calacanis and Blog Herald, both around 100. When will Blogebrity annoint you into the A-list? Or maybe you’ve overshot that already :-)

  • I’m not sure I’d go quite that far John :-)

  • I think you’ve just proved that a little bit of altruism goes a long way sometimes, especially in something like blogging, where a lot of people consider any little competitive advantage to be a secret edge.

    Even if you don’t consider yourself a top expert in the field, a lot of bloggers are going to look to you as the stage magician who’s revealing how all the magic tricks are done.

  • I thought that blogebrity was a farce?

  • An experience I had today got me thinking about dealing with hurtful comments about your work, so I wrotte up what happened and what I did about it on my blog.

    I guess you could call it a tip for the 31 days, even though it is pretty obvious, I think people often forget it.

  • Rajesh Singh

    I think Darren Rowse, u r the legend in the blogosphere nowadays!

  • Well done, I link to your site and glad you are getting positive traffic for the work you do on this blog, I find it very inspirational. From the info I have found on here my revenue has increased 20%, although this is on non blog sites. I started blogging like a maniac (rather than a pro) 5 weeks ago and can now fund my Dr Pepper/Mars Bar addiction comfortably from the adsense revenue.
    I now have 16 blogs and am trying to whittle it down to 6, I figure if I use the scatter gun approach I will hit something.

    Most important thing I have learned:


    If everyone else is blogging the topic, you may just as well bang your head against the wall.

  • Darren,

    I’ve learned a lot from you and your blog. And I still learn today, that’s why I keep coming back. I completely agree with you about the linking to outside blog, and not hosting them in your blog. We’re experiencing something very similar with our humor blog, where we link to funny stuff found online, in blogs and in websites. We publish funny videos, funny pictures, funny and weird news found somewhere else, and the good thing is that people keep coming back to us because they find it organized, well presented, updated daily. That’s a service you provide for bloggers like myself, we know you ‘open the gates’ helping me grow my blogging experience, for which I’m really helpful. I’ve been following closely your advice about how to improve blog’s ranking in search engines. We’re implementing many of the changes in WastedBlog, and it’s working!

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  • Congrats, you must have done alot of work to get there.
    Keep up the good work.

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