Saturday, January 23, 2010

How to Blog like Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is the shorthand we use when we want to describe a great writer. He stands for the pinnacle of writing ability. By Charlie Gilkey

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Perform a Landing Page Analysis on your Blog

One needs to optimize their pages for search engines, build back links from relevant sources, as well as putting your heart and soul into your content to make it as valuable as possible for the reader. By Darren Rowse

Posterous vs. Tumblr: A Head to Head

In the space between a long-form blog and a short-form Twitter account, there are mini-blog services like Posterous and Tumblr that seek to make blogging much more immediate, support all types of rich media, allow for longer entries if needed, and support short spurts that auto-post to Twitter as well. By Jennifer Van Grove

Friday, January 08, 2010

Writing a good blog for dummies

Here are three guiding principles to writing a successful blog:

  • Develop a writing style and tone appropriate to your subject material.
  • Post often, even if your posts are short.
  • Allow your readers to comment on your posts.

3 Things to Remember When Designing a Blog Footer

Blog footers have traditionally been neglected by designers, usually home only to the obligatory copyright line. Times are-a-changin’ though. Creative footers have become one of the hottest trends in web design, and blog footers are no exception.

10 Harsh Truths About Corporate Blogging

Why are most corporate blogs failing and why do the few succeed? To answer these questions, we need to face a few harsh truths about corporate blogging. By Paul Boag

Traffic in 10 Harsh Truths About Corporate Blogging

5 Quick Ways to Improve Your Blog

Let’s say that you have a few hours free and you want to dedicate it to your blog. It’s not enough time to take on a major project such as building a new theme or completely redoing your categories/tags (at least not if you have a large site), but you want to do something to make your blog better. By Jonathan Bailey

The Four Stages of Growing a Blog

Growing a blog to a successful, monetizable state is a long journey that requires a great deal of effort and dedication. Most bloggers fail to realize their initial goal of developing an income producing blog. Daily Blog Tips

10 Questions You Should Ask and Answer About Your Blog

Before you sit down and start a blog, take these tips into consideration. By Larry Brooks

How to Optimize Ads On Your Blog and Make More Money

Blogging Benefits of Google Analytics Part 1

Mind Mapping: Turning Ideas Into Content

Mind Mapping is considered a form of “creative note taking” meant to map out your ideas similar to how your brain processes them. You start with a central topic or bubble and branch out accordingly to categories and sub-categories. By Mario Mendoza

Marketing Your Blog: 10 Essential Tips You Should Know

Well, a new year is upon us, it’s also the start of a new decade within the blogosphere. More and more people are building blogs, and that means there are lots of blogs competing for the same eyeballs and your blog is just one of many. By Edward Khoo

Thursday, January 07, 2010

Why simple blogs are better for business

When it comes to so many things in life, we over-complicate. Wouldn’t you agree? Don’t you think we do this with blogging as well? We make it way too hard. By Christian Russell

A new way to retwet blog posts

If you are viewing BloggingTips online, you will see a retweet button at the top left hand side of every blog post. This button allows you to retweet BloggingTips articles using the website TweetMeMe. Retweeting is incredibly popular so it was only a matter of time before someone tried to challenge the popularity of TweetMeMe. By Kevin Muldoon

How to Go Beyond Your Small Business Blog and Create a Social Media Footprint

You have a polished website for your small business and even a professional blog where you publish posts a couple of times per week, and both are meant to help spread your story and bring more sales. By Darren Rowse

50 examples of great blog engagement

Writing great content for your blog is only half the battle. A blog is a success if it has loyal followers who read, interact and share the posts that you create (see right- a tiny snapshot of Blogging Tip’s engaged Twitter followers!). By Lucy Langdon

Twitter followers

7 Tips to Get Media Attention for Your Blog

On a crowded Web, how does a blog stand out? Well there are a lot of things that you can do to make yourself a more likely target for an interview, but there are no silver bullet answers. By Jonathan Bailey

How To Marketing Blogging - SEO Quake

AOL Lusts for the Brad Pitt of the Blogosphere (and His Company)

AOL is interested in buying the world's largest tech blog, Mashable.

Create a Tag cloud for your blog.

Create a Tag Cloud for your blog so that your visitors can easily navigate through your pages and as a result increase your page views.

How to Change the Favicon of your blog ( blogger )

Tired of seeing the very old and very common [favicon] "B" in your address bar? why not change it and make it look funky or creative?

Elements of a Distinctive Blogger

Being effective at what you do must be the first area of concern. Every blogger needs to develop the most important aspects about themselves. One needs to have the right attitude to triumph; attitudes that will give you the edge in facing the challenges inherent in the pursuit of success. By Walter

9 Ways To Stand Out In A Crowded Blogging Niche

David Risley provides insights on how to stand out int he crowd with your blog.

Dragon Naturally Speaking — A Great Tool For Bloggers

Have you ever wished that you could write twice as much in in a single day? Have you ever thought of the number of successful blogs you could have if only you had the time to write enough posts? By Sharon Hurley Hall

Plugins That Make Your Blog More Visitor Friendly

With the blogosphere being saturated with content on virtually any topic you can think of, making your blog as visitor friendly as possible should be one of your primary design goals. By Jeff Orioff

The Importance of Visitor Engagement In Rankings and Blog Success

Jack Humphrey discusses the importance Google and others are placing on “user engagement” as a major factor in ranking sites and pages.

UNSPECIFIED - OCTOBER 10:  In this photo illustration the Google logo and YouTube Search text shows through a pair of glasses on October 10, 2006. Google has bought YouTube, the popular online video website where users can upload and watch videos for free, for $1.65billion dollars.

Business Blogging Tip: There Are No Rules for Blog Posts

10 Steps to Build a $50 iPhone App for Your Blog

With the world going mobile and online even more than ever before, you’re going to have to make your presence known on the go, so you don’t get left in the proverbial dust. By Garry Lee

30 Bloggers To Watch in 2010

Jade Craven shares her thoughts on 30 bloggers worth keeping an eye on in the year ahead!

Monday, January 04, 2010

How should bloggers attempt to monetize their content?

Mark Collier discusses how bloggers should attempt to monetize their blogs, and which options would work best for the blogger, and their readers.

15 Incredibly Useful Wordpress Plugins to Boost your Blog

The world of internet is full of hundreds of wordpress plugins. WordPress by itself is very easy to use and its wide collection of plugins makes it more persuasive for its users. By WDCore Editorial

10+ blogs that use amazing vector backgrounds

Some great blogs that have staged great looking vector backgrounds. By Jean-Baptiste Jung

Design blogs to look out for in 2010

This is a great article which features an interview with 12 web/design blogs which were started up in 2009 and are essential design blogs to look out for in 2010. By Martin LeBlanc