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5 Tips for Blogging in the Post RSS Era

Geoff Livingston

Building a successful blog in 2006 depended on building a loyal readership via RSS. In 2011, RSS usage has dramatically declined with many people receiving their news from friends in social networks online or via email. How does one write a great, well-read blog in the post RSS era? Honor Your Community. Strength of community is essential to a blog’s health.

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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. You can add RSS feeds, YouTube subscriptions, personalize it with custom themes, and even view your Gmail inbox, all in one place. As you can see, I use iGoogle for all of my RSS feeds. How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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How to Create a Latest Posts Portfolio Page with WP RSS Aggregator

Kikolani

If you write for a lot of different websites like I do, whether it is as a guest blogger or freelance writer , then you have probably struggled with finding a way to share your latest posts from all of those sites with your audience. The plugin you will need is WP RSS Aggregator. How to Get Your Author RSS Links. When you get to your author page, look for an RSS feed link.

Are Blog Subscribers the Only Success Metric?

Spin Sucks

Cultivating community with authentic engagement every day. Migrating from freebie to Feedblitz (or other RSS publishing options). Create and build a fabulous community that supports you? When a blogger hits the big time and earns a ton of subscribers or has a large community commenting, said blogger has to be there to reply, engage, comment, and return the favor.

Content vs. Community: How Online Publishers Can Nurture Both

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As a result, publishers and bloggers of all sizes are constantly bleeding site content to social channels in order to encourage crucial engagement and interaction outside of their homepages. As publishers continue to rely on the outside social web to foster their communities, they often witness dire consequences. more social and real-time community will self-perpetuate content.

Create a World-Class Online Community for Your Business

mashable.com

Edwards and Telligent CTO Rob Howard are releasing a white paper today that delineates what these standard-setting communities of the future will look like. According to their research, here are nine steps businesses must take in order to make their online communities world-class. 1. the article in full to learn more about building world-class communities. Have an account?

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What to Look For When Hiring a Community Manager

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Commonly referred to as the “Community Manager,&# these brand ambassadors are a company’s direct link to its customers, owning the critical responsibility to grow, shape and respond to online conversations happening around that brand. Do You Need A Community Manager? Determining whether your brand needs a community manager comes down to efficiencies, trust and skill.

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. It is amazing the kind of relationship you can build with your community simply by following and listening to your readers. RSS Updates to Social Networks in HootSuite. Accessibility.

The Blog Turns 20 This Year

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Blogs were better defined as an online journal that enabled writers to instantly publish their content to the world for free (it could also be easily distributed through the power of RSS - a term that is also all-but-forgotten). could not believe that if my words resonated, I would be able to find my own audience and build my own community. blogger. online community.

Blogger Outreach is Media Relations

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Journalistics Home About Subscribe Blogger Outreach vs. Media Relations by Jeremy Porter on September 30, 2010 I’ve seen a lot of buzz for blogger outreach lately. Is blogger outreach really a new service offering? I don’t think so. Don’t pitch bloggers that don’t write about your type of news. Blogger outreach should be a daily task for you.

Four Tools to Help Build Your Social Community

Waxing UnLyrical

All for one and one for all. I’ve found that one of the most important things to do, when trying to build one’s online community, is to participate consistently in your preferred channels. How I use it: Just as with the Facebook posts, I look for interesting posts and news items , either in my Twitter feed or RSS Reader. Inevitably, then, the time question comes up.

The Value Of Blog Comments

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In the beginning God created the Blogs and the RSS. The story goes back to the early days of Blogging (now, over a decade old) where the discourse tightens over the idea that anyone and everyone should be able to contribute to content, and that the true value of Blogging content - in the first place - is how the Blogger engages and responds in the comment section. The macro theory here is that Blogging is a part of Social Media which inherently means that the spirit of community needs to be present. They can favorite the Blogger's tweet about the post. blogger.

Social Media Informer

Sherrilynne Starkie

Its tagline is  “The Best Content about Social Media for Business”, and it sits alongside Alltop and Social Media Today in terms of content and community.  Some of social media’s top bloggers are featured on Social Media Former and it gives readers a great one-stop-shop to read their favourite blogs. Related posts: RSS is easy to use. right sexy solution.

Bringing Open Community To Public Relations

Waxing UnLyrical

Because if there’s one thing I believe takes public relations from good to great, it’s when your audiences start becoming your community through the relationships you develop with them. But I was curious to see how Maddie and Lindy perceived not just Open Community , but its juxtaposition with public relations. Why did you write Open Community ? online. Lets play.

Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger

Kikolani

These could be special groups of bloggers that you want to include in a future social media promotion, or a list of companies that you want to reach out to. Reach out to other bloggers and try to run a promotion for their audience. If you want to grow a brand, then focus more on business development instead of community management. This is a guest post by Brad Smith.

Is Blogger Copyright Dead?

ProBlogger

Content scraping—by automated programs that pull entire posts from your blog for republishing elsewhere—and autoblogging—where sites regurgitate whole articles from your RSS feed on their pages—are the most common content ripping practices. Then I’ll outline what bloggers should do if they find their rights have been infringed. You’re a blogger. They are illegal.

7 Tips for Busy Bloggers on Finding Time to Blog

ProBlogger

Last week I tweeted a question asking my Problogger followers to share the biggest challenge that they face as a blogger. Around 50 replies came back and a couple of themes emerged – the biggest one centred around ‘Time’ Finding time to blog is something that all bloggers struggle with. Building Community. Tips for Busy Bloggers on Finding Time to Blog.

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How to Reach Out to Bloggers

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Home About Speaking Newsletters Contact Best Of Work With Me How to Reach Out to Bloggers January 7, 2010 View Comments New here? Get more useful information by subscribing for free to the RSS feed. Are you hoping to connect with bloggers and get the word out about your product or service? Do Your Homework All bloggers aren’t the same. HABO (Help A Blogger Out).

How Social Media Can Be Magic For Your Blog

Peg Fitzpatrick

Alltop is the RSS-feed aggregation site that helps people scan the news and find content. You can submit your blog’s RSS feed in order to get it on an Alltop page. Share your article in relevant LinkedIn and Facebook groups and Google+ communities. Reddit is a unique social bookmarking and social news website with a very unique community. You are the magic. hope so.

Social Media Automation, Respect, Credibility And Robots

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An online connection recently introduced a new service that enables people on Twitter to bring together a small group of trusted Bloggers that will automatically retweet out to everyone's network all of the Blog posts that the group of Bloggers creates individually. On the surface, it seems like a cool idea: you choose the Bloggers you know and trust, and all of the content created by this collective is shared within the entire collective's Twitter network. have an audience and it continues to grow on its own, but what about the Bloggers who are just starting out?

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. For example, if you have a product for teenagers you would not want to pick a pregnancy blogger. Here is the list I use.

Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

As a blogger, I did well during the RSS era with the Buzz Bin. In the process I lost 5000 RSS subscribers. For a little while, my personal blog did well in its stead based on my social network communities and good will. In the old RSS days, there was no Twitter or Facebook. Big media companies have muscled in, and established bloggers dominate sectors.

How David Blogger Can Beat Goliath with Triberr

Geoff Livingston

How can a small independent Davina or David blogger compete with Goliath brands like AOL, Gawker and Mashable? Brands and Razoo, I compared my blogger list with PR firm’s list of preferred social channels. It reminds me of the rise of the independent blogger last decade, and her/his subsequent decline as media companies took hold of the social web. Conclusion.

What's The Point In Commenting On Blogs?

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Eventually, additional features like the ability for a reader to comment on a post and the introduction of RSS (a syndication feature that would notify readers by email or web-based readers when the blogger updated or published to the blog) helped to propel the platform to the mainstream. Simply put, there is a strong legion of new media pundits who believe that a blog isn''t a blog without comments and the back and forth between the key blogger and the readers. Do the people who curate the type of content that the blogger writes about take notice and share it?

Tactical Tips for Building an Online Community

ProBlogger

With all the wonderful feedback on my guest post about how we utilize WordPress multisite and discussion forums to build community for our rather niche market, I thought I might offer some detail about specific tactics and network plugins we use to keep members informed, active and increasing in number. How to build community on membership sites. Here’s how we did it. Epilogue.

Email or RSS: Which Do You Prefer

Justin Levy

Justin Levy Marketing and Social Media Home About Archives Contact Disclosures Newsletter Speaking Email or RSS: Which Do You Prefer Written on January 13, 2010 by Justin Levy in email , hubspot , rss , social media 40 Comments - Leave a comment! If youre new here or just an old friend, Id love it if you subscribed via RSS feed. In a recent survey of their customers HubSpot found that their customers preferred to subscribe to blogs via email subscription nearly 12 times more than their preference for RSS.  Otherwise, and more often, I prefer to subscribe via RSS

How to Become a Stellar Guest Blogger

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AdSense/CPC Blogging & RSS Design Getting Started Making Money Traffic / Promotion The Step-by-Step Guide to Guest Blogging June 14, 2010 · 33 comments This is a guest post by Ann Smarty of MyBlogGuest.com. It saves your time writing unsolicited email pitches because there you can connect to bloggers who are willing to publish your article. Engage Yourself! Think about it.

mizz information: List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers

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skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Monday, February 1, 2010 List of Nonprofit Social Media and Community Managers Every time I see Jeremiah Owyangs list of corporate social media strategists and community managers I wonder when hell do a similar list for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees--or nonprofits, for that matter. Im a BitMom The Community Roundtable About Me Maggie McGary I am an online community & social media manager at an association and am fascinated by (obsessed with?)

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Ignore the A-list Bloggers

ProBlogger

But I believe I need to get the message out to all newbie bloggers. Hundreds of thousands of fans, followers, and subscribers shows that the A-lister knows how to grow a community. You can’t even give your ad space away for a dollar while A-list bloggers easily command 500 times that amount. Of course you shouldn’t ignore A-list bloggers! Community is queen. In my opinion, second behind content is community. Rather than bore you with my drivel, check out Darren’s 8 Tips For Building Community On Your Blog. Ignore the A-list Bloggers.

The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach

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skip to main | skip to sidebar mizz information Tuesday, October 5, 2010 The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach Its not often that two of my favorite things to blog about happen to intersect but today youre in luck. Mom blogger drama has made its way to the association world. Can you really expect uncompensated bloggers to take heat and defend your industry? Score.

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The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers

Viper Chill

You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers The Most Effective Way to Increase RSS Subscribers Written by Glen, this post has 103 Comments I’ve been a big advocate of guest blogging over the years; currently ranking no.1 Smaller bloggers can quickly work their way up my radar by mentioning me frequently. Ha ha.

Long-Tail Blogger Outreach Campaign Nuts & Bolts

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Chris Abraham Social Media PR & Blogging Expert home About Me My Blog Resume Abraham Harrison LLC Blogroll Chris Abraham Bio Contact Info Freemasonry German Language Email Form Ideas Login RSS Home Long-Tail Blogger Outreach Campaign Nuts & Bolts Submitted by admin on Tue, 06/29/2010 - 22:26. We identify bloggers who may have a smaller audience but are authenticand have readers who value their opinions. But oftentimes we start with our long-tailblogger outreach , reaching out to upwards of 2,000 bloggers at a time. Short and sweet. We need to have them at hello.

96 Free Professional Blog Topics

Geoff Livingston

The following are 96 topic ideas for bloggers that need a little help figuring out what to write about. By resolving a question, a blogger can write more authentically, and create their own thesis. Practicing with the question-based model empowers bloggers to generate their own ideas without assistance. Image by HansKristian. Only you know your specific business. Here we go!

Why as a Developer, I Switched to Blogger.com and Why I'm Staying With It

Stay N' Alive

Since writing for LouisGray.com a few years ago I've been curious about Blogger. talked to Rick Klau , Blogger's Product Manager at the time, at a BlogWorld expo a few years back and he insisted I try it. admit I didn't like the interface of Blogger at first. At the same time, he Tweeted back in December that over a 2 month time frame, Blogger had experienced a 100% uptime.

Best Internet Marketing Posts of 2010

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

As many of you know, I have an annual tradition of giving back to the community on my birthday, which is why this year is no different. Since I can’t read everything written by the Internet Marketing community, I ask my Twitter and Facebook followers for their own recommendations. Community Management/Engagement. Today, I turn 30. Enjoy! Social Media: Measurement and ROI.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

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My general recommendation is to use the free version until you start seeing uptake by the community. While we do live in a world of RSS feeds and links tossed around via Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, the best Blogs are designed well. blogger. online community. rss feed. 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. How to start a Blog in 2012: Choose the right platform.

Quality Vs. Volume: The Traffic Spectrum, and How Bloggers Can Harness It

ProBlogger

There are only 24 hours in a day, and the blogger’s job is to convince readers to spend a few precious minutes with us. Though for bloggers at the beginning of their careers, the one-at-a-time scenario is very real. an active community of commenters or forum members. links to social media/rss subscriptions. But as connectedness increases, so does competition.