Tuesday, December 29, 2009

What Did We Learn About Blogging in 2009?

Technorati, the chronicler of all things blog, has been measuring, categorizing, and tracking blogs for some time now. Their success and demise has been declared and predicted by blogosphere insiders just about every year since the site came online. By Jack Humphrey

Bloggers Crash Fashion’s Front Row

Not everyone thought it was adorable in September when a 13-year-old wunderkind blogger named Tavi was given a front-row seat at the fashion shows of Marc Jacobs, Rodarte and others. By Eric Wilson

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Blog Keywords: How They Can Help You

Creating a blog with great content is only half the battle. Without readers, a blog just lingers, and you put too much time and effort into your blog to let it linger. What good is our subject matter if nobody reads it?


SEO Your Blog with Keywords

Bloggers can increase their blog traffic if they use keywords and phrases strategically, taking advantage of blog seo (search engine optimization) techniques. By Peg Corwin

Apples and blog keywords

TechCrunch counterpunch: Blogger sues Fusion Garage

In an increasingly bizarre Internet catfight, TechCrunch blogger Michael Arrington unloaded on Fusion Garage and its investors, and even had a few choice words for the media. By Alex Phan

Step Away From The Computer: A Blogger’s How To, Part 2 of 2

There’s an old joke about personal development – maybe you’ve heard it. “How many psychologists does it take to change a light bulb?” By Patricia Mayo

Free Blogger skins

Free to download Blogger XML templates.

Blogger Widgets

Great site that provides templates, widgets, tutorials and more for your blog.

Widgets For Free

Everything a blog needs.

How to Change the Favicon in Blogger

Blogger supplies every blog with the standard orange "B" blogger favicon. Having your own unique favicon is a great way to give your blogger template both a distinct and explicit brand.

Monday, December 21, 2009

What the US Media Shield Bill Means for Bloggers & Citizen Journalists

The Free Flow of Information Act of 2009 (also known as the Media Shield Bill) recently passed the Senate Judiciary Committee, meaning that the bill has been placed on the official calendar of business and could be considered and voted upon by the entire Senate soon. By Sarah Evans

WordPress Makes Blogging On The Fly Easier

A blogging platform and a microblogging platform have become more symbiotic. WordPress has enabled posting and reading the blogs the platform powers via the Twitter API. By Leena Rao

Do You Want Some Word-Of-Mouth Blog Marketing?

Any marketer will tell you that word-of-mouth marketing is the best kind of marketing you can ask for. By Karl Foxley

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The Importance of Writing Great Blog Content

Becoming good at writing requires practice, effort and skill. Great writers are focused more on the substance of their work rather than spelling, grammar or citations. Those elements of writing are not forgotten, but great blog writers know substance matters most. By Blogussion

Writing Great Content

10 ways to find post inspiration without even leaving your blog

Finding inspiration for blog posts can be a tedious task. By Blogussion

The Best Time to Post or Update your Blog

Many pro-bloggers actually pick a particular time to post their new content. Why?

4 Bloggers Doing It Right

Here are four bloggers who are good at what they do, and each provides examples of right things to do as a blogger. By David Risley

Blogging in 2010 [Free Report]

Is 2010 going to rock or is it going to suck for bloggers? By David Risley

10 elements of style of blog post writing

The Elements of Style by Strunk and White is recognized as the best book on writing. Stephen King raves about it in his On Writing as a book for anyone who wants to write for a living. This certainly includes bloggers.

Elements of style blogging tips

How to optimize your blog for mobile devices

According to Comscore, the number of people accessing the web through their mobile phones has doubled over the last year to 22 million every day. Social networking sites and blogging are the most popular sites people are visiting on their hand held device.

Free PDF eBook: Corporate Blogging Guide by Blogsessive

Alex Cristache has written a great blogging guide that you can download.

Corporate Blogging Guide Cover

Google provides a new way to socialize your blog’s feed

Now you can take advantage of Google’s new Socialize feature to tweet your new blog post from Feedburner.

Tutorial: How To Merge 2 WordPress Blogs

In this tutorial, Franky Branckaute, covers how to merge two WordPress blogs.

Improve Your Blog’s Brand by Creating New Jargon


You don’t necessarily have to create something completely new. You can take jargon from other niches and apply them to your niche. By Dee Barizo

Behind the Scenes of the Blogging Process

Blogging can be very time consuming, between the research, writing, editing, formatting and re-syndicating. But it’s all part of your job as a blogger. By Kristen Nicole

Building a company blog presence

Here's a presentation by Tom Swift on building a company blog.

View more presentations from Tom Swift.

How to Brainstorm Brilliant Ideas for Your Blog

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Brainstorming is one of the most powerful creative techniques ever devised. When used properly, it can produce more and better ideas than any other process. By Dean Reick

Rookie Lessons for New Bloggers

Katie Kimbal share her thoughts about knowing how it feels to know absolutely nothing, but that’s actually a good place to be.

Blogs and Search Engine Optimization

Your favorite thing about having a blog may soon be this - they naturally attract search engine traffic. By Wendy Boswell

Monday, December 14, 2009

4 Tactics To Increase Your Blog Traffic

Do you want more traffic to your blog?

Well, why wait? Don’t let grass grow under your feet. Here are some tips from David Risley.

MacGyver Guide to blogging

If MacGyver has taught us anything, it’s that you don’t need big expensive tools to get the job done. The same goes for blogging.

5 Essential Blogging Tips from the Father of Chinese Philosophy

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Confucius, the father of Confucianism, died more than 2500 years ago, but his teachings are still relevant — not least when it comes to blogging. By Michael Aagaard

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

30 Top Blogs For Social Media Updates

Social media is media designed to be disseminated through social interaction, created using highly accessible and scalable publishing techniques. By Anders Ross

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