What can Bloggers learn from Babies?

This is another of those posts where you’ll have to hang on in there at the beginning, just getting past the title may be a struggle for some, but stick with me, and you won’t regret it. Right, on to the point. Babies, they are amazing. We all started off as one, and every single […]

Supporting Blogging through other Revenue Streams

If you are thinking about going professional with your blogging, there’s going to be a point where you have to make a conscience decision to give up your current job and put in the extra time and effort professional blogging demands. Unless you’re one of the lucky ones, it’s quite likely you won’t match your […]

5 Essential OSX Blogging Tools

As most of the readers of this blog know, I’m an OSX user and also a blogger. I’m not entirely sure why that conjures a self-help group image in my mind, but I’ll just have to get over it. I’ve not been an OSX user for an awfull long time, only around a year, but […]

Using Story Telling Techniques to Improve Blog Posts

I find it amazing that because blogging is a fairly new medium, some people feel the need to reinvent the wheel. The simple fact is, blogging is just writing, so what works for one method of writing, will work for blogging. But lets go one step beyond that. Writing itself is just one facet of […]

2 Ways to Automatically get your Content "Out There"

One of the great blogging challenges is getting your content out there for people to see. For the most part, this involves manually promoting your site and spending lots of time (and money!) finding places to post links and just generally doing the promotion thing. Luckily, there are a few easy, free and automatic ways […]

Strike While the Iron's Hot

I’ve been in the business of publishing content on the internet for a few years.  In that time, I’ve been lucky enough to receive some big peaks of traffic, usually from larger sites linking to mine.  Depending on the source of this traffic, be it digg or a larger blog, you will usually see a […]

The Quickest way to Upload to Flickr? Quicksilver

Like most people, I’m a fan of flickr. It’s just a great place to store your pictures and discover new ones. Another feeling I probably share with other flickr users is the frustration of getting your pictures onto the site. Luckily, Quicksilver can step in and provide, in my opinion, the easiest, quickest and best […]

5 Ways I TRIPLED my Adsense Income

A number of my sites have carried Adsense adverts for a while. However, I’ve never really designed with them in mind. In the past I’ve designed my site and then, at a later date, added the advertisments. This presents 2 major problems. Firstly, the advertisments don’t fit the design particularly well, this presents problems for […]

Identifying your Audience, and Knowing what YOU should expect from THEM

One of the most popular tips out there for blog writers is “Get to know your audience”. The theory goes that once you know your target audience, you can, well, target them. This essentially means that you can write content that appeals to this abstract group of people. I have mixed feelings on this subject […]

What Stats Should you be Interested In?

If you run a blog or website, chances are there are loads of stats at your disposal. Everything from referrers to bounce rates. Keywords and heat maps. Digging into stats packages such as Google Analytics can be daunting even if you know what everything means. If you don’t, it can be downright traumatic. Stats are […]

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