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Are Bloggers Community Managers?

Spin Sucks

Are all bloggers also community managers? Jayme Soulati , in suggesting this topic , wondered if ignorance regarding community management might explain some blog failures. Are Bloggers Community Managers? Some bloggers are (whether they know it or not) community managers; others are new media journalists, content curators, or simply diarists. So What’s a Blogger to Do?

Turning off the ViperChill RSS Feed: What You HAVE to Tell Your Blog Readers

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. What people haven’t been writing about though is how this affects us as bloggers and what we can do about it (if anything). Let’s look at some other big blogs: SmartPassiveIncome: 8,425.

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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. Some of the blogs I read on any given day range in topics from SEO blogs , real estate blogs , social media blogs , and blogs about blogging. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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Two Tools for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

Isn’t it fun being a blogger? People are talking apps and tablets and eReading and you’ve just figured out WordPress and how to optimize each blog post. Without spending any money building an app or creating a new version of your blog for the tablet, there are two new tools you  definitely need to check out! Your Blog On Kindle. Log in and add a blog.

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The End Of Blogging?

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It's time for bloggers to take a deep breath, look in the mirror and admit that something (dramatic) is going on here. The other week, I celebrated 12 years of blogging (not a typo). have posted anywhere from four to seven items a week, over on my Six Pixels of Separation blog , every week. To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. I was there when it first started (remember Blogger ), embraced the power of RSS feeds (remember those?), The half-life of a blog post is tragic.

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The Secret to Feeding Your Family with a Blog

ProBlogger

It’s every blogger’s dream: to take something you created and generate enough money to take care of your obligations. And it becomes tough to know where to spend your time as a blogger. And … I launched my blog. It said: “FEED THE PEANUT&#. For you, Feeding the Peanut may mean paying medical bills or mounting credit card debt. The answer?

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How to Use Social Media Strategy to Reach Mommy Blogs

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

If you have a brand or product for parents, targeting and partnering with mommy bloggers is a great way to get exposure. I run a website for parents written by kids called RadicalParenting.com, and when we first started, we had 2 unique visitors: me and my mom. Here is how you can reach out to Mom Blogs: Make a Target List. Mommy bloggers do not love broad press releases.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. There may also be times where you want to only share writing by you, and if you have a lot of guest bloggers on your site as well as guest posts on other sites, having a full RSS feed for your blog won’t do.

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Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

took a look at 14 lists that have come out over the last year for the top bloggers, social media marketers, search marketers, and entrepreneurs. This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. They are not only bloggers, but many are also published authors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, experts in their niche, and overall inspirations. Enjoy!

The Changing State Of Blogs

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Are blogs dead? and I on to his podcast to discuss this whole, "is blogging dead?" What is a blog? In the early days of blogging (I started Six Pixels of Separation in 2003), I defined blogs as a personal publishing platform that enabled anyone to write something, hit the publish button, and instantly have it distributed to the world for free (and fast). At the time, many new types of blogs started down the same path. Still, these blogs had the core technical features of a personal blog. Remember RSS feeds ? blogger. brand.

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The Best Free (or Cheap) Tools for Blogger and Influencer Outreach

Adam Sherk

Blogger and influencer outreach is an area with strong crossover between PR, audience development and link building. Finding Bloggers and Influencers. Just search on something like “fashion blogger,” “foodie” or whatever topic you need and you’re on your way. The tool indexes millions of RSS feeds and a Feed Authority score is applied to each.

Responding (Or Not) to Blog Comments

Spin Sucks

During our stay there, we ended up having a conversation about blog comments and replying to them. Valeria, who is one of the smartest people I know, rarely gets any comments, but her blog is one of the go-tos for nearly everyone in marketing. It’s one of a handful of blogs I have come into my email (instead of my RSS feed) so I don’t miss it every day.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. Some of the blogs I read on any given day range in topics from SEO blogs , real estate blogs , social media blogs , and blogs about blogging. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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Online Tools that Help with PR

Spin Sucks

You can do social media graphics, blog post images, business cards, flyers, invitations, and more. Feedly. Feedly is a user-friendly place to store your blog and news subscriptions. This is where you will house all of the journalists and bloggers who are important to your business. version of this first appeared on the Jimdo blog. Canva to the rescue!

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PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers

Spin Sucks

It has come to my attention that not every blogger knows about or uses PostRank. So let’s take a look at the analytics for two blog posts that ran on Spin Sucks this week. It takes about 20 minutes and you, too, can have a ton of wisdom about your blog! PostRank Connect and Analytics for Bloggers originally appeared on Spin Sucks on April 9, 2011.

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. The following are reasons I chose to use HootSuite as my primary Twitter management tool, and the ways I use it to help in my blogging. Manage Multiple Accounts for Multiple Blogs.

Content Distribution: Eight Ways to Gain New Readers

Spin Sucks

Just when you think you have it figured out, it changes. I am often asked, “How do I promote blog posts and distribute my content?” The Basics of Content Distribution One would think, in 2015, this wouldn’t have to even be said, but the number of blogs I come across that don’t do these few basic things is rather astounding. RSS Feed. told you. Email.

50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock

Spin Sucks

I’m taking a few days of vacation time (before Patti Knight kills me) so we went through the 2010 most popular blog posts and updated a couple to run here again. It’s interesting to go back and look at both what I was reading two years ago and where I was getting blogging ideas. 50 Tips to Make Your Company’s Blog Rock. Run  polls and surveys  on your blog.

Watching Me Blog

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Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. started blogging in September 2003, and since then I have written almost three thousand posts. I'm proud of this blog mostly because it serves two personal Gods for me: my love of writing and my love of sharing. I had the pleasure of speaking in Oslo, Norway last week at the re:think conference. The morning of the conference, we had breakfast and our conversation sparked a blog post (this one: Where Do Ideas Come From? ). To my surprise, Chris blogged about me blogging (how meta!) blogger.

PR Pros Must Embrace the PESO Model

Spin Sucks

It is something you own, and it lives on your website or blog. In the above example, “ How to Write Blog Posts That Get Read and Shared ” is the main topic. The sub-theme is more refined, such as “tricks to write popular blog posts” and “ generate blog post ideas.” On  Feedly , create a list of bloggers to watch. PR is sales.

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Four Ways to Fight Content Thieves

Spin Sucks

By Gini Dietrich Last year, I received an alert on a blog post I’d written here that was picked up by PR Daily. The blog that had linked to my post was for an ad agency’s blog…and it was a complete scrape of my content. When I visited more pages on the blog, I discovered their “content strategy” was to scrape content from PR Daily. Sorry.”

Twitterfeed, HootSuite RSS Feeds, and Blog Posting Schedules

Kikolani

Are there blogs that you read regularly that you find so good that you end up sharing every post on Twitter? Do you hate it when you miss a post from those blogs, and wish that, even when you’re offline, you can promote new posts from those blogs to your followers because you know that each one will be valuable to them? Pros of Automatic RSS Feed Updating. Step 1.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

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Starting a Blog is easy. Starting a Blog in 2012 is a little bit more complex. There's a Blog about anything and everything out there, right now. It's hard for someone considering a Blog to come up with a new and/or different angle. The topic can be as obscure as your brain can fathom, and odds are that a Blog covering that exact topic already exists. Pushing that further, it's somewhat hard to even define what, exactly, a Blog is in this day and age. Afterall, you can Blog on your Facebook page, you can micro-Blog with Twitter or video Blog on YouTube.

23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Foremost among these developments is the shift from communicating primarily to a closely-guarded list of traditional “media’ contacts (editors and paid journalists) to working with an amorphous and expanding pool of influencers in specific industries and specialties: vendors, buyers, brand advocates, bloggers, freelance writer, peers, and others. Guest Blogging Guides.

Martha Stewart’s Blogger Blunder

Proactive Report

And that Martha herself doesn’t quite get social media and blogging. I’d bet real money that there has been some gnashing of teeth this week by the PR department/PR agency that handles Martha Stewart. Martha had some strong comments about bloggers, yet her PR folk pitch bloggers in an attempt to tap into their influence with their audience. Who are these bloggers

A Dying Breed

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With each passing day, the blogger - as we have known them to date - is fading. . How many blogs do you subscribe to? If the full text is not on LinkedIn or Facebook or Medium , do you head over to a blogger's page as some form of destination that pulls you away from where you were? If the story is not in your feed, or you're being forced to leave wherever that feed may be, it's getting harder and harder to get those readers to click out of their native environments (the places that they want to keep thumbing through). blog post. blogger. brand.

15 Wasteful Habits of Unproductive (and Unsuccessful) Part-Time Bloggers

Kikolani

It’s hard enough to build a successful and profitable blog when you have all day and night to devote to it. But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. While it’s not impossible to transform yourself from a part time blogger to a highly successful full time blogging machine (think Kristi Hines , creator of this blog and others), those blogging part time face unique challenges. You Don’t Understand WHY You Want to Blog.

Was Eleven Years Of Relentless Blogging Worth It?

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started blogging eleven years ago yesterday. When blogging first became something (it later become "a thing," but it just started out as something), I could feel the cloud parts and the fresh air enter my lungs. As a marketing professional, I used blogging as a gateway to share my ideas. still believe, to this day, that we take blogging for granted. Some take it for granted, in terms of publishing little more than marketing pap that clogs our feeds and provides no value to the reader. Social media is still all about blogging. blogger.

6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation

Kikolani

As a blogger, your name stands for the quality and authenticity of your posts, apart from your personal and professional interest in having a “clean and positive” online reputation. It’s a social media search engine that searches blogs, comments, bookmarks, events, news, videos and micro-blogging services. ” Twitter Search RSS Feeds. Blogging

LinkedIn for Bloggers – Branding, Authority and Traffic

Kikolani

When it comes to connecting with bloggers, I usually have no problem finding their Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and even YouTube channels. What I do run into is a lot of bloggers who do not have a LinkedIn account, which is a shame because there are a lot of untapped opportunities for bloggers on this social network. 6,243 results for video blogger. Headline. Photo.

Add Tweetable Quotes in WordPress Blog Posts

Spin Sucks

By Tim Soulo I’m sure you’ve seen this new trend, where bloggers fill their articles with short tweetable quotes, easily shared with a click. As you can see, there’s a button you can click to send this quote directly to your Twitter feed: Now it’s your turn. Get out there and try this fun new content sharing strategy on your own blog!

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Blogger on Board

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Blogging / Writing. 10 Free Tools Every Business Blogger Should Bookmark – Explore the free tools out there that will help you be better at business blogging and content creation. Business / Career.

4 Ways Facebook Instant Articles Will Change Blogging Forever

agora pulse

Facebook Instant Articles is Facebook’s latest way for you to engage your audience with material you post on your blog. Guidelines for ads on your blog and new monetization options. Facebook Instant Articles is also now bringing Facebook ad standardization to blogging. While limiting ads on a blog has long been best practice, it has been debated how much and where.

Why Bloggers Need to Build a Subscriber List

Kikolani

If you have been blogging for any length of time, you have no doubt heard the phrase list building or building a list of subscribers. But what does building a list of subscribers have to do with blogging you may be wondering…. As bloggers, your focus is much like mine – creating great content to share with our readers, staying active on social media, connecting and promoting your blog. And unfortunately, your audience may not always follow your blog or follow you on social media. Feed subscribers. Much of it, I don’t put in my blog posts.

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Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters

ProBlogger

Blogging no longer has to be a text based conversation. Google+ has allowed bloggers to become broadcasters , adding a visual component to each blog post, and all you need to become a “Blogcaster” is a webcam, an internet connection, and Google+. This lengthens the life of your blog beyond just the initial post. Originally at: Blog Tips at ProBlogger.

3 Blogger Monetisation Lessons from Facebook’s Branded Content Policy Update

ProBlogger

It’s the golden rule of blog monetisation – diversification of risk. For more articles and ProBlogger advice see: How I Lost 80% of my Blog Traffic Overnight and How You Can Stop It Happening to You. 11 Ways I Diversified Traffic Sources for My Blogs to Become Less Reliant Upon Google [With a Surprising Twist]. Blogging for Dollars Social MediaBreaking the rules.

Blog Writing: 29 Experts Share Their Top 3 Must-Follow Rules

Writtent Blog

Writing a great blog involves doing many different things well. We wanted to know exactly what it takes to write a great blog, so we reached out to 29 experts and asked them this question: What are your top 3 must-follow rules for blog writing? We’ve listed all the responses below: Top 3 Must-Follow Rules for Blog Writing. BloggingAshley Faulkes. B. Bob Bly.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

SocialFish

Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd. 1. ” Well, not so in blogging. Blogging is ultimately a personal art. Think like a blogger

Blogger Burnout

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It''s not just blogs. You can optimize your content all that you want, but the fact remains that today''s blog post (no matter how much better it may be from last year''s) could very well not click with the audience. Why I don''t burnout (much). I don''t chase analytics. I don''t get lured into too many blog comment wars. I don''t worry about the reach of each and every piece of content. certainly don''t do it because it''s the cool thing to do (blogging''s not cool anymore, right?). I do it because I love to write. It comes out on this blog. Blogging is hard.

Influencer Relations: Tips to Extend Your Current Campaigns

Spin Sucks

Influencers Who Blog Now I want to follow the same process—using Inkybee —to find the most relevant bloggers for my PR metrics campaign. It also gives me the blogger’s visibility and engagement scores. You may already have relationships with some of the bloggers. On Twitter, create a list of bloggers and journalists you want to collaborate with this year.