Time magazine makes its second annual list of the best blogs in the world, spanning politics, housekeeping, astronomy and everything in between.
Saturday, February 21, 2009
It's time for the 2009 Weblog Awards, the annual non-profit ceremony that celebrates the best in blogging. The Bloggies are the Web's longest-running blog awards, and the nominations, finalist selection, and votes are all up to you, the blog reader. The votes are in, and you'll discover which blogs are this year's champions
Posted by Rick at 8:06 AM
Friday, February 20, 2009
So how does a blogger promote their new posts, or their blog as a whole without sounds like a salesman attempting to convince the audience that their product is best?
Posted by Rick at 7:46 AM
Working with video on a blog has many benefits, but also carries some drawbacks, though.
Posted by Rick at 7:36 AM
There are many reasons that a blog post might get spread widely through ‘ReTweets’ (when one person passes on the tweet of another) but one fairly obvious, yet often overlooked one, has to do with the length of your blog post title.
Posted by Rick at 7:33 AM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Making a cool blog design that will stand out from the crowd, with all the blogs existing right now is quite a serious challenge. Before a potential new reader can get to the content of you blog you have to catch his attention. That’s when a good design comes handy. Of course, some will recommend keeping the design to a minimum and focus on the content itself. Content was, is and will always be king, but in the fast moving world of the Internet you have to use any advantage you can acquire to keep your visitors on the website.
Review the list
Review the list
Posted by Rick at 12:47 PM
Sunday, February 15, 2009
It’s true that most blogs don’t make money directly. It’s also true, however, that a large number of bloggers make a lot of money as a result of their blogs.
Posted by Rick at 9:26 AM
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Here's a good article by Mario Sundar, Linkedin's corporate blog editor. He, along with friends of his that incuded Lionel Menchaca from Dell, Nicki Dugan from Yahoo!, Carolyn Abram from Facebook and Thomas Hoehn from Kodak; discussed good habits of highly effective corporate blogging.
Posted by Rick at 8:52 AM
Saturday, February 07, 2009
Thursday, February 05, 2009
One of blogging's biggest barriers is how much work you have to do to get a post out the door. You can stick to straight text, but adding links, pictures, tags, and related stories makes it more engaging for your readers.
Enter Zemanta, a brilliant product for lazy or otherwise time-focused bloggers who simply don't want to spend extra time looking up related links, tracking down properly licensed photos, or coming up with tags for what they're writing.
Posted by Rick at 10:34 AM
Sunday, February 01, 2009
Want to become a better blogger and write good blog posts without spending a dime? Here are 5 top free services that will help you create better blog posts.
Posted by Rick at 9:34 AM
One of the great things about Facebook is that it is designed to go viral. Whenever one of your friends does something, you see it on your Facebook home feed. So, if you post a new note, your friends will see it. If somebody joins your fan page , all their friends will see it.
Here are some steps you can take to promote your blog on Facebook.
Posted by Rick at 8:12 AM