The Day I Almost Lost My Blogging Business By Having Too Many Eggs in the One Basket

The Day I Almost Lost My Blogging Business By Having Too Many Eggs in the One Basket

It was 17 December 2004 and my dream was falling apart, right before my eyes. I had just celebrated the 2nd anniversary since I started to blog and I was on the tipping point of my part-time earnings becoming a full-time income. I’d quit my only other employment to devote 100% of my time to [...]

5 Fundamentals That Determine How Fast Your Blog Grows

5 Fundamentals That Determine How Fast Your Blog Grows

This is a guest contribution from Tim Soulo. This year I’ve managed to grow a photography blog by 500% in about 6 months and I think I’ve learned something along the way. I was following five fundamental things that you can learn from any marketing blog, but I like to think that I’ve made a [...]

How to Speed Up the Blog Writing Process [My Method]

How to Speed Up the Blog Writing Process [My Method]

Image by Jonathan Cohen Earlier today I was asked for tips on how to speed up the writing process when writing longer posts. I don’t know that I have an answer that will help everyone with that one as I think it partly comes down to personal style, experience level and skill – but two [...]

7 Blogging Mistakes That Will Give You Zero Traffic

7 Blogging Mistakes That Will Give You Zero Traffic

This is a guest contribution from Ness. Everyone wants more traffic to their blog, don’t they? Image courtesy Moyan_Brenn, licensed under Creative Commons If you’ve been staring at your analytics wondering what’s going wrong, you might be making a few mistakes that are holding you back. Not Having a Marketing Strategy The first thing that [...]

How I use Google Analytics ‘Compare’ Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog

How I use Google Analytics ‘Compare’ Feature to Motivate Me to Grow My Blog

This morning, a reader asked me this question: “How do you motivate yourself to grow your blog traffic from day to day?” We’ve covered a whole heap of techniques for growing the amount of traffic you attract to your blog in our Blog Promotion category (also check out this ‘how to find readers page‘ and listen to [...]

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

The Ultimate Guide to Leaving Comments On Blogs

If you’ve ever read a post, book or eBook, or listened to a webinar or conference session on the topic of ‘finding readers for your blog’ you’ll have heard the advice: ‘Leave comments on other blogs‘ It was the first piece of advice I remember reading about building readership (from memory a 2002 book by [...]

5 Reasons Why Blogging is Not Working for Your Business

5 Reasons Why Blogging is Not Working for Your Business

This is a guest contribution from freelance writer, Jawad. Over the last few years, the significance of high value content, in generating qualified sales leads, has increased tremendously for businesses. More than ever before, businesses are now focusing on generating regular content for their target markets to keep a steady inflow of customers. This, of [...]

What My Wife Has Taught Me About Blogging After Just 3 Months

What My Wife Has Taught Me About Blogging After Just 3 Months

Next week marks the 3 month anniversary of Vanessa (my wife) starting her first blog at Style and Shenanigans. It’s been a fascinating process to watch her plan, launch and grow her blog. Some might imagine that being married to ‘the ProBlogger’ means she’s constantly being told what to do and being given secret tips [...]

Get to Know Your Readers: An Example of When It Counts

Get to Know Your Readers: An Example of When It Counts

Over on dPS today we launched a brand new photography eBook about buying the right camera gear. As I was writing a blog post to announce the new eBook I was looking for an opening to the blog post that might capture our readers attention. Then it struck me – we had recently done a [...]