Tuesday, June 26, 2007

The Mobile Weblog

For those who want their fix on mobile news, including analysis of the much-anticipated Apple iPhone, check out this great mobile weblog.

The 50 Best Business Blogs

Internet blogs are taking on big corporations and winning. As the bloggerati continue to set the agenda Times Online provides the first full list of the 50 top blogs, corporate and anti-corporate alike. The list covers topics in areas of economics, engineering, media & marketing, and more.

Saturday, June 23, 2007

Search Marketing Blogs

SEO Blogs

Here is a collection of over 350 blogs covering search marketing with a few that venture into blogging, social media and new media public relations.

7 Tips on Pitching Bloggers

Here's some helpful information from Ogilvy Blogfeeds with tips on pitching bloggers. This has been a topic on many PR and marketing blogs recently - generating almost as much discussion as the now tired declaration of the death of the press release . The intention of these tips is to provide a good starting point of understanding for a wider base of PR professionals who are just now stepping into their first experiences of dealing with bloggers, and learning that they are, in fact, different from journalists. Here is an excerpt of the 7 tips (full text is in the PDF download):

  1. Before you pitch them, read their blog
  2. Two words: trackbacks and comments
  3. Bloggers are experts
  4. It's not always about their readers
  5. Giving them free stuff is ok
  6. Know who else is talking about you
  7. Don't throw away your traditional media relations playbook

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Mashable Blogging Toolbox

Mashable has a great entry today about various tools that bloggers use. I found that this was a very helpful post and every serious blogger should have this post in their bookmarks.

Google debuts a News blog

Google, in their own words: So why a blog? As a company, we don't issue many press releases, and we're not keen to send tons of email to thousands of in-boxes. A blog lets us reach you quickly and directly, and be a bit more informal. We hope it generates cross-links and new ideas. If you want to engage in discussion, visit our Google News U2U group.

Why Most Bloggers Fail as Webmasters

Blogs are hot and everyone seems to be picking up a "digital stencil" to scribe something meaningful on their personal journal and leave their mark in vast space of blogosphere.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Hated blogger leaves U.S., threatens lawsuits

Hated blogger leaves U.S., threatens lawsuits

A failed real estate speculator who created a popular Web site touting his exploits has begun threatening to sue his critics and claims to be in hiding in Australia.

Saturday, June 09, 2007


Widgetoko tracks new and popular web widgets to put on your blog, homepage or profile. Delivered with a blog-a-liciously fresh flavor, for you to gobble down on a daily basis.

Friday, June 08, 2007

Sun blogging turns communication upside down

Sun Microsystems’ blogging approach changes the company’s communication and knowledge management.

Beware the Bloggers' Bile

TIME writer Joe Klein blogs during a spare moment while covering the Mitt Romney campaign in New Hampshire on May 29, 2007.

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

When Bloggers Say No to a Simple Chat

When Wired magazine writer Fred Vogelstein set out to write a story about a Silicon Valley blogger, Mike Arrington, he figured he would do what virtually every professional journalist does—interview key people, either face to face or by telephone.

Arab bloggers face government clampdowns

In the two years since he started writing political commentary on his Web site, Syrian blogger Ammar Abdulhamid has called President Bashar Assad a thug, a dictator, Mr. Bean, the village idiot and Fredo Corleone—the bumbling mob-family brother from "The Godfather."

Saturday, June 02, 2007

3 Ways to Increase Comments on Your Blog

Most people say that a blog without comments is like a forum without posts. That’s not true, at least for me as I run a few blogs and a few forums and can say with full confidence that you can keep blogging away even if no one comments or even visits, however, forum where no one posts automatically turns into a dead ground, on which no one wants to step in.