Monthly Archives: December 2010

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/14/10

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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December 15th, 2010|

The Life of a Full Time Blogger’s Girlfriend (and Tips for Significant Others)

This post is a little bit different. There’s a lot of information online about the technical aspects of blogging: how to build links, how to do SEO, and stuff like that. And there’s tons written about lifestyle design and blogging, and how you can create a business that you can run from anywhere in the world.

But what about designing a–for lack of a better word–normal lifestyle through blogging? For example, how is it possible to blog full time and do everything that needs to get done and still have meaningful relationships?

In answer to that is this guest post… by my girlfriend.

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December 15th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/13/10

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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December 14th, 2010|

9 Distractions that Kill Your Blogging, and Why I Hate Shopping Malls

This is a guest post I did over at Traffic Generation Cafe. Click here to read it.

December 14th, 2010|

How to Run a Successful Blog on 1–3 Hours of Work a Day

I’ve written a lot here about how much I work on this blog. If you take a look at my Daily Blogging Diary (see the link in the nav menu?), you’ll see that I usually work on my blog from anywhere between 8 to 13 hours a day, and that’s not including any work I do on any of my smaller blogs.

I realize, however, that the vast majority of people out there can’t spend this much time on their blogs. So this post is all about how to run a successful blog if you were to spend anywhere from 1 to 3 hours a day on your blog.

Yeah, you’ll definitely want to read this :)

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December 13th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/12/10

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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December 13th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/11/10

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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December 12th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/10/10

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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December 11th, 2010|

Tristan’s Blogging Diary 12/9/10

You’ll need to click on this post’s title to see what I did on this day.

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December 10th, 2010|

7 Major Lessons in Blog Advertising from Technorati’s Top 20 Blogs

This post started out simply enough. The plan was to go through the 20 most popular blogs in the world, and I would then sort them from the ones that had the most ads (both in terms of in terms of total number of pixels of ads per blog) to the ones with the least.

For some reason I thought that would be good enough for a solid blog post. But then I realized as I was writing it that that doesn’t really provide any new or useful information! And that is NOT good enough.

Instead, I shifted the focus of the post to observations about and lessons learned from the ads on the various blogs, and what I found surprised me.

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December 10th, 2010|