October 19, 2009

Learn from the Pro(Blogger)

Want to learn more about blogging, become a better blogger, and enhance your presence in the blogosphere? Go to the pro, ProBlogger.net.

ProBlogger.net is a website and blog created by b5Media VP and professional blogger Darren Rowse. Darren started ProBlogger.net in September 2004 primarily as a way to keep a track of all the information he was gathering about blogging for money. Today, the site has evolved into the go to resource where "bloggers learn the skills of blogging, share their own experiences and promote the blogging medium."

In 2005, Rowse created the 31 Days to Build a Better Blog challenge. The collection of posts is full of insightful tips, creative suggestions, and easily implemented ideas. It is an essential read for both blogging newbies and experienced bloggers.

You can browse through a complete list of all of the blog tips or purchase an updated version of the challenge that Darren ran in early 2009.

At ProBlogger.net you'll also find informative posts focused on making money with your blog through affiliate marketing, including 10 Tips for Using Affiliate Programs on Your Blog, 5 Lessons on Making Money with Affiliate Programs, and 6 More Tips for Affiliate Marketing on Blogs.

In early October 2009, Rowse launched ProBlogger.com to serve as a private, online community where bloggers can share ideas, network, and learn from each other. The introductory cost for membership is very reasonable—only $1.95 per month. You'll also receive 50% off 31DBBB Workbook as a bonus for joining the new community.

To get Darren's latest blogging tips as well as keep up-to-date on trends in social media and blogging follow @ProBlogger on Twitter.