Friday, December 17, 2010

Marketing the “You Know What Out” of Your Blog, Part 3

One of the best ways to market your blog and attract heaps of visitors is through social media. By Big Girl Branding

Marketing the “You Know What” Out of Your Blog, Part 2

This article continues with two actual methods of promoting your blog. By Big Girl Branding

Marketing the “You Know What” Out of Your Blog, Part 1

Marketing a blog is pretty much like marketing anything else. It requires time and commitment. It also requires patience and consistency, and a willingness to use a bit of elbow grease. By Big Girl Branding

5 Ways To Build An Epic Blogger Brand

5 Ways To Build An Epic Blogger Brand

Our beloved blogging world is one crowded heck of a place. New digital crusaders are entering the arena everyday, and the numbers keep exploding. By Marsdorian

Designers Checklist 1.0: Does Your Blog Design Accomplish all of the Following?

As blog design has evolved, getting a theme has become easier. Premium themes have become more advanced and allow for simpler customization to be done by the owner. By Alex

Creating a Trend to Effectively Stand Out

Creating a Trend to Effectively Stand Out

What does it mean to create a trend? A trend is really a specific direction that something or someone develops over a given amount of time that begins to spread to many others. In the case of blogging we, bloggers, should think about starting a trend for our blogs. By Derek Jensen

How to Massively Improve Reader Participation on Your Blog

A blog is supposed to be a dynamic website; a place where blog owner and readers can come together in a single community designed to offer communication and the relaying of thoughts. By Matt Jackson

Blog Promotion: 169 New Ways to Build Traffic like a Ninja

Promoting your blog is perhaps the most difficult part of blogging. After spending hours writing a great post and putting links and images in it you push the publish button and wait… but nothing happens! By Seth

30 Real Ways to Make Money Blogging

Looking for ways to make money with your blog can be frustrating. Either you don’t have enough traffic or you are not sure what to do. Here are some links to check out. By Seth

45 Link Building Tips To Help You Promote Your Blog

In an ever changing approach by bloggers to keep up with the Google SERP algorithms, many of us get carried away with our “SEO Techniques.” It’s not a surprise nor a shame, because without this experimentation, we are bound to hit a plateau in progress. By Janith

How To Give Your Visitors More

If you’re a blogger, it isn’t hard to figure out what your visitors came to your website for: content. By Karan Singhal

Mind Mapping for Blog Expansion & Making Smart Mistakes, Part 2

Wow to use mind mapping for building your blogs and making smart mistakes. By Derek Jensen

Mind Mapping for Blog Expansion & Making Smart Mistakes, Part 1

When it comes time to expand our blogs we need to take many things into consideration and use caution along the way. By Derek Jensen

5 Ways to Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic

5 Ways to Skyrocket Your Blog Traffic

One of the major problems many people face is getting traffic to a blog, and the truth in the online world is that traffic is very essential to any online business you do; it is traffic that brings about people that buy. By Onibalusi

Fresh Cookies: How to Keep Your Writing Relevant

There’s nothing worse or more frustrating than losing readers or subscribers. By Lydia

Do You Only Fuel the Blogosphere or Reap the Benefits?

Especially in the blogging niche, when it comes to your followers, the one’s who have just begun in the blogosphere and know very little about it, are your strongest links. By Peter J

How to start a blog

How to Create a Better Non-Blog WordPress Site

WordPress has far surpassed its anticipated use as a blogging platform as many website owners have been using it for non-blog websites. By Alyssa Gregory

A Story About A Blogger…

Like a lot of bloggers, this blogger wanted to get better and make more money. So, he did what any blogger would do – read other people’s blogs about making money blogging. By David Risley

My Small Mistake That Cost Me Big Money On My Blog

Rob Sutton talks about how he made a mistake that cost him money. The funny thing is that it was not a huge mistake by any means…just a small oversight that was caused by not taking that extra couple of seconds to make sure everything was in line and ready to go.

Avoiding Blogger Burnout: How To Keep The Wheels Turning

To the untrained eye, blogging seems to be a relatively easy job. Hell, anyone can just sit around at Starbucks all day and play on the Internet, right? Not quite. By Robb Sutton

7 Things NOT To Do Before You Have A Lot Of Blog Traffic


Everyone reads the articles about what you need to do to grow your blog. From “pillar content” to list posts to holding contests, there are a ton of ways you can increase your subscribers and pageviews on your blog as you strive to take your show full time. However, there are not as many articles that explain what you should not do on your blog before you have the traffic to support it. By Robb Sutton

Are you giving visitors a reason to revisit your blog?


We obsess over our inbound links, our mentions on twitter, and our daily visitor count. We do this because blogging is a solo activity–most of us don’t have personal connections with mentors to tell us what we’re doing well and what we need to improve.

In other words, we’re all flying blind. By Christopher of CreativeBlogger

5 Must-Measure eCommerce Blogging Strategies

It’s critical to have a goal in mind before writing a single word of a blog post. For eCommerce sites that thrive through online sales, goals of each post should be different than for a B2B blog’s goals. By Michael Redbord

Blog Evaluation: FamousBloggers.Net

The Power Of Combining Blogging And Podcasting

Podcasting and blogging can simply go together to make powerful assets for brands, organizations, and businesses. When combined successfully, they can play off of one particular a different and result in a really successful, on-going promotional campaign. By I Do Blogs

Grow your blog traffic by commenting

One of the most common tips you will hear, when it comes to growing traffic for your blog, is to comment on other blogs that are similar in topic. By Grant Griffiths

How To Make A Better First Impression With Your Blog

The advice in this post isn’t new advice, not new at all. In fact, you’ve probably read the following many times before: When a new visitor hits your site, you have just a few seconds before they form their first impressions of you and your business. That’s all you get. By Jonathan Woodward

Free Template - Blogger Buster Christmas

Just in time for the festive season. By Bloggerbuster

Should WordPress Bloggers Use Blogger As A Backup?

While the idea of using Blogger as an online backup may not suite everyone, certain bloggers sporting WordPress users may need to consider creating a subdomain (or even leaving the “.blogspot” on) if your site falls underneath these criteria. By Darnell Clayton

Blogging Pitfalls: Why You Need Your Own Domain

Many bloggers, when they first start out, are unsure if they are going to continue blogging over the long term and either don’t want to spend the time or invest the money into securing a domain name of their own. By Jonathan Bailey

Is blogging really on the decline?

An article on Mashable discussed a study by Pew Internet that broke down the online activities by age groups, starting with as young as 18 and working up to 74+. By Jonathan Bailey

How to Create an A-List Blog Plan

blog plan

Everyone should plan out their blog and what they will be doing with it before going live. By Adam Smith

Yahoo! Killing Off Delicious, Buzz And MyBlogLog?

The blogosphere is a buzz (pun not intended) over the rumored shut down of Delicious, as well as other services such as MyBlogLog and Yahoo! Buzz. By Darnell Clayton

8 Amazing Blogging Lessons from Albert Einstein


Einstein was perhaps the most influential scientists to ever live, and it would be strange if we could not find some blogging related principles among his ideas, right? By Mr. Self Development

12 Days of Blogging 2010: 9 SEOers Optimizing

SEO is not my strong suit. And by “not my strong suit,” I mean that I know the basics of it and am waaaaay not into it. Some bloggers hate adding tags. Some bloggers hate working with photos. I hate SEO. By Allison Boyer

How to Reinvent Yourself with Blog Marketing

What does Tim credit for his rapid emergence into the public eye? His blog and his blogger outreach strategy, which took him from unknown to successful author, angel investor, and social media celebrity is a few short years. By Brian Clark

How Boring Is Your Blog?

Are you repeating the same things every other blogger is saying? Are your valuable visitors turning away as soon as they see what you have to offer? Is your blog great, or is it boring?

How would you know?

By Julien Smith

Sunday, December 12, 2010

10 Common business blogging questions answered

A list of 10 questions you may find useful if starting a business blog. By Dan Zarrella

How To Build Your Credibility As An Expert While Blogging

When your strategy for making money with your blog is to sell something you have created or something you do, then your credibility as an expert is crucial. By Eduard Ezeanu

LiveJournal Challenges WordPress On iPad

After reigning supreme as the only blog platform with an official iPad app, it looks like WordPress is finally being challenged upon Steve Jobs “magical” device. By The Blog Herald

Should WordPress Mimic Apple Regarding Premium Plugins?

One of the major advantages that WordPress has over its rivals (aside from its beautiful user interface) is the sheer number of plugins available for users to download. By The Blog Herald

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Blogging with keyword research in mind

When you have a blog, it is one thing to post whatever is on your mind and then it is another to spend a little time to research your headlines so that they not only grab the attention of your readers but they also get the search engine traffic you need as a result of choosing the right keywords. By Zac Johnson

Tumblr Returns After 24 Hours Of Downtime

While the exact cause of the issue which occurred during a scheduled maintenance period has not been released, Tumblr team members have mentioned “database cluster issues” as a culprit. By Tumblr

8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content

image of #8 pool ball

Your precious words. You know they’ve got to be right to attract the audience you want. By Copyblogger

Saturday, December 04, 2010

Be Inspired: 40 Blogs with Amazing Grunge Design

While designing a user interface, it is important that your design is attractive to entice your viewers with your website. One of the hot design trend these days is Grunge Design. By Charina Torres

Thursday, December 02, 2010

A Word About Blog Email Management

The main reason bloggers give for not replying to emails is this: “It’s just not scalable for me to reply to every email.” I see your argument and raise you a hearty, “You’re an idiot.” Here’s why.

Everything You Need to Import and Display RSS Feeds with WordPress

WordPress makes it super-easy to publish your own content, and even easier to import and display content from other great sites around the Web. Just as other people are displaying and reading your feed in their apps and devices, you can use external RSS feeds to supplement and strengthen your site’s primary content. By ProBlogger