7. Blogging, podcast engagement levels, and the power of ProBlogging with Darren Rowse

7. Blogging, podcast engagement levels, and the power of ProBlogging with Darren Rowse

Darren Rowse is widely regarded as Australia’s top blogger and is one of the most followed and influential Australians on Social Media. In 2002 Darren started his first ever blog – not knowing that what would start as a personal hobby site would grow into a full time profession and million dollar business.


You have to check out his new podcast – The ProBlogger Podcast

Today his blogs are read by over 4.5 million unique visitors a month. Together they have over 300,000 forum members and 1,000,000 subscribers. Darren is co-author of ‘ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income‘ (Wiley 2008 and updated in 2010) and author of the ebook ‘31 Days to Build a Better Blog‘. He’s also the author of the best selling e-book – ‘The Essential Guide to Portraits’ and has published a total of 30 eBooks on his sites

Darren has been involved in publishing over 30 blogs but now is active on four as founder and editor: Digital-Photography-School.com – photography tips, camera reviews and photoshop tutorials ProBlogger.net – a blog teaching others how to build successful blog.

In this episode we talk about:

  • Learning by doing
  • Why Darren has gotten involved in podcasting now
  • Darren change in health and starting to walk everyday
  • The 31 day challenge blog post
  • Why Darren is releasing a podcast episode everyday for 31 days
  • The more content you publish the more leverage you get
  • How Darren is managing the workload
  • Why podcasting is suddenly becoming so hot
  • How iTunes helps podcasters when they first launch
  • How iTunes might evolve for podcasters
  • The engagement levels of the auditory sense
  • The connection between the listener and the podcast host
  • When you listen to a podcast
  • Why a podcast gets your listeners’ attention
  • Darren’s blog about spirituality and its intersection with today’s culture
  • Eating food around a table and sharing a meal with your family
  • The health journey and why Darren’s decided to make some changes
  • Slipping into bad habits
  • Walking and listening to podcasts
  • Intermittent Fasting
  • The 5:2 Diet – and why it won’t work for me
  • ProBlogger the Event – 14th and 15th of August 2015 – BUY TICKETS HERE
  • How the ProBlogger Event came about and how it has grown
  • The difference between creative thinkers and creative doers
  • The top 3 things to do when you organise a large event
  • How people take your lead to create a good community
  • How Darren hires people for his team
  • What the plan for the podcast is
  • How best to monetise your podcast
  • The reason why most podcasters or bloggers look to monetise directly through advertising

What would’ve made it easier/What would you have changed?

  • Hosting
  • Plugins
  • Put extra episodes live before you start

What is your biggest challenge when creating a podcast?

  • Technology, how it all works.
  • Fear holding a podcaster back from releasing especially if you come with a reputation

Which podcast I follow, why and how often?


Listen and Watch the full speech used in the intro – Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do

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