Darren Rowse

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Darren Rowse
Rowse at FinCon in Dallas in 2017
Rowse at FinCon in Dallas in 2017
Born (1972-04-27) 27 April 1972 (age 51)
Melbourne, Australia
SubjectBlogging, Photography
SpouseVanessa Rowse
ChildrenThree sons

Darren Rowse (known online as Problogger; born 27 April 1972) is an Australian blogger, speaker, consultant and founder of several blogs and blog networks, including ProBlogger.net and digital-photography-school.com. He lives in Melbourne, Australia.[1]


In November 2002, he worked as a part-time minister, a custodian for an online department store, and a casual laborer.[2] Rowse started LivingRoom.org.au, a blog about living in Australia; religion (mainly the emerging church movement); politics; and other topics that he found interesting.[3]

Rowse contributes to around 20 different blogs, although he is only actively blogging on two,[4] including topic-specific blogs such as the Athens Olympics and the Michael Jackson court case, which he runs with other bloggers.[5]

His two main personal blogs are 'Digital Photography School', which features photography tips, and ProBlogger, which features tips on blogging. These two blogs get around 85,000–100,000 page views a day and over $20,000 in total ad revenue a month.[2][6][7][8][9]

As of 22 May 2009, ProBlogger was listed as number two on Technorati's most favorited blogs list[10] and number 40 on the most linked to blog.[11]

In 2006, Rowse was awarded the Best Web Development Weblog blog award in 2006 for ProBlogger.[12]

Rowse is a co-founder of b5media, the blog network he founded in September 2005 with fellow bloggers Jeremy Wright, Shai Coggins and Duncan Riley. The blog network claims to have over 300 blogs, and one of the largest new media networks in the world with one million page views a day in 2006.[13]

The website b5media is on sale now - if user wants to visit more than 300 blogs inspired by Rowse visit link

Rowse was named in the Forbes Web Celebrity List in 2007.[14]

In 2008, Rowse co-authored the book 'ProBlogger: Secrets for Blogging Your Way to a Six-Figure Income' (Wiley) and founded TwiTip—a blog dedicated to Twitter tips. He also has a Twitter page. Rowse is co-founder of the Third Tribe and founder of the Problogger Paid community.

In 2011, Rowse was a speaker at the Blogopolis blogger conference in Melbourne.[15]

Rowse has also held two Problogger events in Melbourne.[16]

Outside of blogging[edit]

Rowse is married to 'V', and they have three sons. He is a former church minister and is still active in the local religious community.[17] He also enjoys photography, reading, food, wine, and movies.[18]


  1. ^ About Darren
  2. ^ a b Becoming a ProBlogger - A story in Many Parts
  3. ^ Wendy Boswell: Interview with Darren Rowse of ProBlogger
  4. ^ Rowse, Darren. "Darren Rowse". Linked In. Archived from the original on 30 May 2010. Retrieved 29 October 2014.
  5. ^ Sam Varghese: Living high on the blog Sydney Morning Herald
  6. ^ Jason Hill: A blog's life Sydney Morning Herald
  7. ^ The Age: Rowse Ad-ministers a one-man media empire The Age
  8. ^ [1] The Australian
  9. ^ KELLY K. SPORS: New Services Help Bloggers Bring in Ad Revenue Wall Street Journal
  10. ^ Popular Blogs Most Favorited Archived 3 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine Technorati
  11. ^ Popular Blogs Most Linked To Archived 27 January 2007 at the Wayback Machine Technorati
  12. ^ Congratulations Problogger - Bloggie Winner Archived 6 March 2007 at the Wayback Machine cre8d design
  13. ^ b5media: About Us
  14. ^ [2] Forbes
  15. ^ blogopolis
  16. ^ [3]'problogger'
  17. ^ "Who is Darren Rowse? « Darren Rowse". www.darrenrowse.com. Archived from the original on 26 June 2009. Retrieved 14 January 2022.
  18. ^ "Link Blogs - @ProBlogger". Retrieved 21 September 2015.