Monday, February 23, 2009

Time's Best Blogs of 2009

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

Finding The Time To Blog

Finding the time to blog and how to balance work and life.

Winners of 2009 Bloggies

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

Friday, February 20, 2009

Promoting Blog Posts Without Sounding Like A Salesman

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?

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Why Can't I Find My Blog In Search Engines

New bloggers who just started are understandably impatient to find their blogs in search engines.

The Pros and Cons of Using Video in Your Site or Blog

Working with video on a blog has many benefits, but also carries some drawbacks, though.


A Secret to Writing Posts that Go Viral on Twitter

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.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Facebook Strategy? Bloggers, Agencies Beware!

If you have ever been in a meeting about digital media, at some point you will have heard the words "Facebook strategy".


Wednesday, February 18, 2009

21 Beautiful Blog Designs

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.

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How to start guest blogging efficiently

Guest blogging is a good way to get yourself online exposure and promote your blog efficiently. In this article, you'll see why you should be a guest-blogger, and how to start guest-blogging with success.

How to sell a blog efficiently

In this article, Jean-Baptiste Jung will show you how to sell a blog or website efficiently.

50 of the world's best food blogs

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Change the way you cook and eat for ever with Times Online's guide to the world's tastiest food blogs.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Blogging Can Make You Money, Even if Your Blog Doesn’t

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.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

The Place of Blogs in Journalism Education

Blogs have become part of the editorial furniture of most news sites.

Google's New Killer App?

Why are music blogger's posts disappearing, and who is deleting them?

We hear Yahoo is in talks to buy Tumblr, a blogging startup run by 22-year-old David Karp for "low-to-mid eight figures" — which would translate to a small fortune for the New York entrepreneur.

Bloggers not protected by anti-astroturfing laws

Opinion: When it comes to firms behaving badly, might beats right.

Iran: A Nation of Bloggers

Iran is the 3rd largest country of bloggers on Earth.

7 Habits of Highly Effective Corporate Bloggers

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.

Best Practices

Here's a listing of blogs covering various 'best practices'.

Here are a few trustworthy corporate blogs

Corporate blogging isn’t easy. It’s not corporate blogs but corporate speak that clients don’t trust.

Saturday, February 07, 2009

How To Add Interactive Google Maps

Adding Google Maps integration to your web projects can offer visitors a more interactive experience of your website and assist the understanding of where events or business takes place.

Tips for Conference Bloggers

Tipson how to blog a conference in detail, by Ethan Zuckerman and Bruno Giussani.

BIGLIST SEO Blog Reviews

Today’s BIGLIST update of search marketing blogs includes a smattering of agency blogs from the US and the UK as well as appearances from Poland and Singapore. Read the article here.

Paged Comments, Friend or Foe?

With the release of WordPress 2.7 paged comments became a built in feature. By default, they are enabled on both new installs and upgrades. Where it may be good for usability, it may not be good for SEO.

What Do You Spend Most Time Doing On Your Blog?

Here's a listing of what most bloggers do while blogging.

Thursday, February 05, 2009

Blogging Is Now Effortless

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.

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Top 5 Free Services To Make Your Blog Posts Better

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.

Embedding A Flickr SlideShow In Your Blog Sidebar

Have you speculated if it is possible to embed a Flickr Slideshow in a sidebar rather than in a post?

Tips on using Facebook to Market Your Blog
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.

Blogger Survey for 2009

Take a few moments to fill out this SurveyMonkey to convey your thoughts for blogging in 2009.