RSS as a Blog Development Tool

June 30, 2008

Since the beginning of my blog-development process, the importance of RSS feeds has loomed large. In both my niche topic and this one, knowing what other bloggers are writing about has been an important part of my strategy. Initially, it was overwhelming. The sheer amount of information pouring into my reader was far more than I could keep up with. But now I have caught up and learned a few lessons in the process.

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Content is King When It Comes to Making Money

June 27, 2008

Problogger’s Darren Rowse held a free Webcast last night that was full of great advice for beginning and intermediate bloggers. At the event, sponsored by The Blog Squad, he identified the five keys for making money from a blog.

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Attracting Readers One Comment at a Time

June 26, 2008

So far this blog has gotten zero hits. That’s right, nada. Not even my mother has found it. Nor would I expect her to. Up to this point I’ve written a few posts, worked on basic design issues and learned as much as I can about the ins and outs of professional blogging. Now I need to venture out and begin attracting readers.

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Mission Control: Defining the Niche

June 25, 2008

Defining my standalone blog’s mission and niche has been a lot of work, and I’m not done yet. It’s not just a matter of defining what I want to write about. That part is fairly easy. But what are other bloggers writing about? What are they not covering? What do readers respond to? Where can I fit in?

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Finding a Web host: Where to start?

June 24, 2008

Picking a Web hosting service is a big challenge. A lot rides on the decision. Nobody wants to get stuck with an unreliable host. But try googling for reviews on Web hosts and a confusing array of lists and sites pop up. Promotions and self-serving reviews are bound to bog down your search. But with a little work, you can sift through the chaff.

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Getting started the Problogger way

June 23, 2008

The book ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income arrived less than a week ago, and it has kept me busy ever since. This blog records my progress in establishing myself as a professional blogger with a stand-alone blog that I am now developing. I also hope to provide useful information and moral support to any new bloggers who stumble across this.

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