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Wanted – 12 (or more) Good Bloggers

Posted By Darren Rowse 20th of May 2005 ProBlogger Site News 0 Comments

In 15 days I will be on a plane headed for warmer places – a much needed holiday.

It’s been a big year for me – transitioning into full time blogging (although maintaining some other part time research work this past few months) – moving house – exploring new business ideas and making connections with some wonderful people around the world through this blog. Whilst there are a lot of exciting things going on for me at the moment I’m feeling pretty worn out and this holiday has come at just the right time.

I’ll be away for 4 weeks. This of course leads me to ask the question – what do I do with my blogs? I’ve written about this at least once here at ProBlogger and have been pondering what to do. I’ve decided the following:

My main blog Digital Photography Blog will be maintained by a friend who I’m going to pay to run it for me at a lighter level than normal. He should be able to keep it up to date with at least one post per day and to cover any major developments.

I’ve teed up some great bloggers for here at ProBlogger who will each contribute once a week (or more). You might even find this blog is more active than normal. None of these people are getting paid with anything more than a link back to their own blog for each post.

The remainder of my blogs I’d like to invite contributions for. If you’d like to play with one of my blogs while I’m gone then I’d love to have you on board. I’m not expecting heavy posting levels but would love to get at least 2 or 3 posts per week if you can manage it – just to keep the blog up to date and ticking over. The posts can be news, tips or opinion pieces – I’ll suggest a source or two that you might want to keep your eye on if you don’t know where to start. If you’re interested read on and then contact me to let me know which you want to do – I’ll probably limit authors on each to two per blog.

I can’t really pay anyone (most of these blogs are low income earners at present) but each post you do will give you a link back to your own blog (which should help with Page Ranking a little as all my blogs have a page rank of at least 5 – 6) – also if you have a relevant post on your own blog I’m happy for you to link to it from your posts (within reason). I’ll also highlight your blog here with everyone else that contributes in a thank you post.

Don’t feel under any obligation to say you’ll do one – but if you’re interested in contributing I’d love to have you on board. If it works out and you enjoy blogging on these topics I’m open to the possibility of people staying on as permanent authors after I get back from overseas – if this happens I’d be willing to move to a revenue sharing system for the relevant blogs.

The blogs I’m looking for contributers for for the month of June are as follows (I’ve put updates next to each of how many spots are left):

Camera Phone Zone – two positions still available
UAV Blog – one position still available
SEO Blog – positions filled
Personal Finance News – positions filled
Robotics Blog – two positions still available
PDA Blog – one position still available
Laptop Blog – one positions still available
Depression Blog – positions filled
Paris Hilton Watch – positions filled
Secure Instant Messaging – two positions still available
Content Management News – positions filled
Printer Blog – two positions still available
Pharmaceutical News – one position still available

Update: I’m quite amazed by the response. Most popular with the personal finance and SEO blogs which I’ve actually increased my limit from 2 to 4 on (and have still had to say no to a couple of people). There are still a few spots left if you’re interested. Thanks to all for their kind offers and suggestions.

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 and LinkedIn.
  1. BTW: from older Portal Appliations (inspired by Slashdot) one knows the feature to submit posts. I havent seen much Blogs who offer that.

    Sometimes I have something to tell which fits well to a blog, but a comment on a existing post is not the right thing, and contacting the author may be complicated. Especially since the author then is not sure if he actually may publish the info and in which way.

    So having a “suggest post” function would be invitng to readers and make the workflow easy for the blog owner.

    What do you think?

  2. hi darren..

    I would like to dig into that paris hilton blog. haha
    since I am a great fan of her simple life series

  3. paris for me, please
    haha….could do with some 5 mins of fame

  4. Wow! Is this what it takes to be a problogger?

    Darren Rowse of Problogger, one
    of my daily reads is, is going on hols for a bit and is looking for
    blogging cover while he is away.  In total …

  5. Darren I can help with the SEO blog.

  6. I’m not interested in helping you out with blogging, because my native language is german and my blogging skills are pretty… umh…
    I’m just wondering why Australians have to go overseas for a great holiday, because they’re already living in a huge and great country where I’d like to live since my holidays there last your.
    Nevertheless I wish you a nice holiday wherever you go!

  7. Sorry, of course I meant since last “year”!

  8. Marcus, he wants to spend his hard earned dollars over here in Europe, so no need to stop him from that. ;o)

  9. hehe true Nicole.

    Actually Marcus – I’ve travelled extensively in Australia and have done a bit of overseas travel – I love both. Australia is perhaps some of the most beautiful countryside I’ve ever seen – a very spiritual place in the Red centre. The history there is wonderful also – our indigenous people have an amazing heritage.

    We also love Europe – it has a different kind of rich historical heritage – some of the architecture is amazing.

    On this trip we’re spending most of our time in Turkey which we can’t wait for and a few days with family in London.

  10. I hope you will be visiting Gallipoli.

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  13. Darren,

    I’ve noticed on your BreakingNewsBlog that most of the posts are taken verbatim from news sites (at times 3-4 paragraphs of the news story). Isn’t that against the copyright terms of the news sites?

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