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ProBlogger Switches to Guest Blogger Mode

Posted By Darren Rowse 24th of February 2008 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

Just a quick update on the guest post situation here on ProBlogger. A couple of days ago on the spur of the moment I invited readers to submit a post for next week (and a couple of weeks in March). Within 22 hours of posting that I had just under 100 people say that they want to participate. I closed submissions off at that point (it was getting too big to handle).

So far 60 posts have been submitted and I’m expecting more in the next few days. The quality of posts submitted is fantastic.

I’ve chosen 13 for the next week (you’ll see them start appearing in the next day), will use another 20 or so while I’m at SXSW and hope to use most of the rest in the coming months that follow.

Thanks to everyone who has participated – it’s been a fascinating process, lots of work and something that I’m sure will make for an interesting month ahead.

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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.
  • Look forward to the posts Darren. Have a great time at SXSW!

  • Enjoy your time away Darren, but if the quality of these guest posts is as good as you say, we might not want you back :)

  • Cool,

    I’m wondering what the guest writers will bring… and I bet Darren is wondering about how it’s going to go as well .. ;)

    Too bad I don’t have enough time at the moment, otherwise I’d most definitely submit an article or two ….

    Lex G

  • Darren,

    I would love for you to get a guest blogger or yourself to do a tutorial on how to change the look and feel of your comments section. It’s so hard to figure out in WordPress!

  • I can’t wait to see the kind of posts coming up, so I’ll know what to write for next time. :)

    Donovan – it’s mostly done with CSS, and using the comments.php file in your chosen theme. Experimenting is part of the fun.

  • Donovan,

    There’s a stylesheet (css, look it up in google) that manages many of the visual aspects of a wordpress blog. Things like text color, list styles and content area positions to name a few.

    The other files in case of the comments, it’s comments.php uses some styles defined in the stylesheet, called style.css.

    There’s a very thorough explanation of how this is done on the site …

  • I hope you got and get great posts for this project because I think its a good idea.

  • great idea darren , im impatiently waiting for guest posts

  • I hope that the standard doesn’t go down! But, as far as the initial few posts go, they are living up to problogger’s standards.