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    [Blogger, Examples] Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry
    While it is possible for a successful travel blogger to participate in media trips, the way we interact with the travel industry is key to our long-term success. Before seeking out opportunities though, bloggers should keep in mind the following key points. 1. There is a fairly low barrier to entry to become a blogger. For little or no money, just about anyone can hang out their blog shingle and announce to the world that they are now A Blogger. But she is a travel blogger! Instead they see the title Travel Blogger and get scared. Don’t take advantage.
    [Blogger, Examples] Talking Funny: What Can Bloggers Learn from Comedians?
    picked up some important concepts that are relevant to a comedian’s success as well as a blogger’s success. ProBlogger is full of great examples of relationship building, such as showing your readers you care by responding to their comments. Bloggers have the same reality. In an example Seinfeld uses, Letterman talks about how he would spit toothpaste into the sink, let it dry, and serve it as after dinner mints. The most successful bloggers take something, break it down, break it down again, and then break it down even more. Comedy is a relationship.
  • VIPER CHILL  |  MONDAY, JUNE 21, 2010
    [Blogger, Examples] Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide
    You are here: ViperChill » Social Media » Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Getting Mass Traffic from StumbleUpon: A Definitive Guide Written by Glen, this post has 83 Comments Many bloggers end up having a love-hate relationship with StumbleUpon. Here are some examples of popular avatars in the social media space: It is up to you whether you want to use an ‘avatar’ style picture like this or a picture of your face. have had a site up for a couple of years which is a blogger blog, and a purchased domain. Home What the F ? pages. Crazy.
    [Blogger, Examples] 8 Data KPIs Every Blogger Should be Using to Grow Their Blog
    In this post, I cover eight different key performance indicators that every blogger should be tracking, and how each of these metrics can be used to grow a blog over time. 1. The reason I specifically focus on this channel is because I believe it is the one metric early stage bloggers should try and improve aggressively. Search remains a major channel for bloggers and needs to be a big part of any blog’s growth strategy. Caption: Example of a funnel report in Kissmetrics. Data KPIs Every Blogger Should be Using to Grow Their Blog. Bounce Rate. Exit rate.
    [Blogger, Examples] Tip: Sometimes you need to kill Lightbox in Blogger : Blogger Xpertise
    Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. Blogger Tips. Join us for our free weekly Hangout On Air event called the Friday Request Line, providing Blogger discussion, assistance, and helpful suggestions. Blogger Template: BoyBurnsBlog (free!). Tip: A better automatic thumbnail and summary script for Blogger. Tip: Removing default spacing between images in Blogger. Opinion: 10 reasons why we recommend Blogger instead of Wordpress for most websites.
    [Blogger, Examples] Keep Calm And Carry On - 5 Steps To Getting Rid Of Stress And Anxiety
    It is chock full of great examples of how to better understand what''s happening in your mind and body. Most people know James Altucher as the angel investor, bestselling business book author and blogger (you can hear my conversation with James right here: SPOS #366 - James Altucher Wants You To Choose Yourself ). blogger. Are you feeling a little stressed? Anxious? Having a panic attack here and there? We all deal with stress and anxiety in a multitude of ways. People will often comment on how calm and collected I seem. That''s me. I''m that duck. Quack. Quack. It happens.
    [Blogger, Examples] Kodak’s Social Media Success—and What Bloggers Can Learn From It
    Here’s an example of the kind of interaction these representatives encourage on social media: Kodak’s Chief Listener’s Twitter account features her actual photo and a small Kodak logo below that. The driving forces behind this model this have been Tom Hoehn (Interactive Marketing director) and Jenny Cisney (Social Media Manager and Chief Blogger). Ricky is a technophile & a zealous blogger & evangelist for Kodak’s Social Media Success—and What Bloggers Can Learn From It. This guest post is by Ricky of
    [Blogger, Examples] Seven Traffic Techniques for Bloggers—and Metrics to Measure Them
    Over the last couple of months here at, we’ve taken a tour of the traffic techniques that are essential to bloggers. While not all bloggers use or focus on all techniques, the ones we’ve covered probably make up the core traffic tools used by bloggers today: Image courtesy stock.xchng user angel_ruiz. As an example, this post attracts a lot of search traffic to ProBlogger, but since he material’s of interest to such a wide range of users, we can immediately guess that only a small portion of those readers are going to stick around.
    [Blogger, Examples] Why Bloggers Should Pay Attention to the New Affiliate Tax Laws
    This is an issue that bloggers in California, Colorado, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Rhode Island, and Connecticut are currently facing. Wanting to avoid being subject to costly tax inquiries from the government, they are cutting connections to every state that passes the affiliate tax by terminating agreements with all affiliate marketers, leaving many bloggers with decreased incomes and some with no incomes from their blog. The war is not lost and bloggers can make a difference in fighting back or preventing the affiliate tax law from passing in their state.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JUNE 10, 2012
    [Blogger, Examples] The Only Blog Post Idea List You’ll Ever Need
    Needless to say, it’s been tricky coming up with this many ideas. I’ve read all kinds of different suggestions on how to overcome blogger’s block, but each person’s experience is different. Here are 20 techniques we’ve used to help counter blogger’s block. For example, we have a Spotlight on Youth series where we focus on a certain young person based on certain public holidays. For example, we wrote about the former child soldier Ishmael Beah on Veteran’s Day. Writing Content blogger productivity Bloggers Block inspiration
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Become a Stellar Guest Blogger
    This post is meant to outline the “ quality &# approach to guest blogging where: Linking (and keywords in the links) is not the most important thing What matters is networking with niche bloggers and influencers as well as building a positive brand image So read on if you are serious about guest blogging… 1. It saves your time writing unsolicited email pitches because there you can connect to bloggers who are willing to publish your article. It is going to grab the blogger’s attention, interest and prompt him/her to get back to you to discuss the post.
    [Blogger, Examples] Watching Me Blog
    For example, with this blog post I might tweet: "What's your blogging philosophy? blogger. Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. believe that. don't just say it. mean it by walking the talk. 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. To my surprise, Chris blogged about me blogging (how meta!) apple.
    [Blogger, Examples] Tip: Make effective use the post title, URL and permalink : Blogger.
    Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. Blogger Tips. Join us for our free weekly Hangout On Air event called the Friday Request Line, providing Blogger discussion, assistance, and helpful suggestions. Blogger Template: BoyBurnsBlog (free!). Tip: A better automatic thumbnail and summary script for Blogger. Tip: Removing default spacing between images in Blogger. Opinion: 10 reasons why we recommend Blogger instead of Wordpress for most websites.
    [Blogger, Examples] Eating Dog Food
    That is apparent every time I read a social media blogger’s text-heavy post about visual media (see paragraph 2). It’s one thing to engage in criticism, it’s another thing to become a demonstrative example. Pop Philosophy attention business demonstrate example leadership reputation Sometimes you have to do things because they are right, even though you don’t want to. yielded to staff pressure last week, and committed resources to doing more with our Tenacity5 Media social media accounts. We have to eat our own dog food here. Walk the Talk.
    [Blogger, Examples] What I Learned From Liars and Journalists, and How it Made Me a Better Blogger
    Trust Me, I’m Lying – Confessions of a Media Manipulator is the title of Ryan Holiday’s new book about the tactics cutting-edge bloggers use to drive hundreds of thousands of viewers to their blogs, seven days a week, 365 days a year. Selling newspapers one copy at a time, in the hustle and bustle of the already-hectic, and often inhospitable island of Manhattan, for example, is the same hustle that bloggers must have to be successful. This example from The New York Journal shows an irresistible headline. This guest post is by Austin Gunter, of WP Engine.
    [Blogger, Examples] What’s the Plus? Giving Google Plus a second fair chance
    For example, try words such as “knitting,” “photography,” “adoption,” “Notre Dame,” “Macintosh,” and “football.” A word like “adoption” is used in many contexts such as babies, pets, and new products, so the more “niche” the term, the better”. B. Predictions Trend Targets & Groups Trends Review bloggers google influencers internet behavior social networkingI’m used to the idea that most of the people I personally know aren’t interacting in new platforms. That has never stopped me from being among the first to try. They are too busy networking in Facebook.
    [Blogger, Examples] Howdy From SXSW in Austin, Texas!
    The topics this year: Companies becoming more philantropic – examples of giveaways in the form of services and other stuff, revitalizing brands such as Old Spice and Pepsi, entrepreneurship, location-based services and how they have only just begun unfolding the potential of using collective data etc.  Social Media 4Chan Austin conference Conference Center Das Stiletto EGOsystem Frog Design GroupMe guest blogger Iben Larsen Mashable Memolane pictures Solis South by Southwest SXSW TexasYou can follow her on Twitter at @ibeniben. Howdy from SXSW in Austin, Texas!
    [Blogger, Examples] Invest in Content: Not just your Own
    For example, partner with other brands/publishers or influencers in the categorical space to create content. Partner with Influencers – From the bloggers like Cupcakes and Cashmere to the YouTube stars like Jacklyn Hill to many more…influencers are all around us. They can be bloggers, video stars, journalists, food Instagrammers, or a reputable advocate who has a large voice on Twitter. Social Media Socialnomics bloggers blogs branded content content sourcing content strategy digital strategy influencers supplemental content third party content vine vlogs
    [Blogger, Examples] 5 More Reasons Why All Students Should Be Bloggers
    Guest blogger Michael White has already written an excellent article on  student blogging , looking at the career benefits of blogging for students. There aren’t as many maths blogs as there are language-learning blogs, for example (maths bloggers, please reveal yourselves in the comments!). Are you a student blogger, or do you know one? More Reasons Why All Students Should Be Bloggers. This guest post is by Hugh Grigg of  East Asia Student. It’s a ready-made niche. Your field of study is a ready-made, off-the-shelf niche. It’s your passion.
    [Blogger, Examples] The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing – 31 Steps to a Profitable Blog
    Today we’re launching a brand new ProBlogger Resource – something we’ve been working on for many months now – The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing – 31 Steps to a Profitable Blog. The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing—31 Steps to Profitable Blogging has two parts: 1. Customer life-cycle analysis example. For more information on The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing—31 Steps to Profitable Blogging, visit this information page or get your copy by clicking the button below. that’s 50% off! The 31 Chapter eBook. Manage a launch.
    [Blogger, Examples] The Benefits of Being a Transparent Blogger [Case Study]
    One of the most successful bloggers online right now is also one of the most transparent. Pat’s not the only one—there are plenty of other bloggers who do the same thing. Transparent bloggers are open about who they are, what they do, and even how much they make. There are very few successful bloggers that have managed to remain anonymous online. For example, you disclose that you have affiliate links and sponsors and you even discuss your own personal experiences using them. plan of action for shy bloggers. You probably know him as Pat.
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Get Paid to Double Your Blog Traffic: a Technique 99% of Bloggers Won’t Dare Try
    Creating a product is often seen as something that’s difficult to do, so many bloggers shy away from even trying. The best way to grow your blog is by getting support from other bloggers and marketers in your field and the best way to get this support is by creating a product. No blogger will send an email promoting that awesome blog post you wrote to a list of 10,000 subscribers no matter how great your blog post is. Most bloggers won’t dare to do this. perfect example of this approach was implemented by Becker and documented in a recent guest post here.
    [Blogger, Examples] Tip: Setting up a Guest Poster submission form
    We've created a number of functionalities using Blogger and Google Docs Forms as a means of creation submission forms for Blogger sites and customizing how they work. Based on a few requests we've seen we decided to undertake a new variation: creating a Guest Poster Submission functionality for Blogger! The concept in a nutshell: use Blogger's posting using email, or "Mail2Blogger" functionality to have guest posts submit posts IN DRAFT to your Blogger site. Go to the Settings page in your Blogger Dashboard, then go to the Mobile and email page.
    [Blogger, Examples] Kickstart Your Stalled Blog Content, Part 1: Six Steps to a Fresh Post
    good way to do this is to start by looking at the leading sites in your niche—not just blogs, but all sites and other media (press, for example) that your target audience might use. Featured Posts Writing Content blogger productivity Bloggers Block inspirationJust starting a blog? Longing to revive an old, forgotten blog? Or just feeling guilty because you’ve let your blog languish without a post for a little too long? Image courtesy stock.xchng user tikideputy If your blog’s fallen behind your ideal post frequency, you’re in luck. Let’s go! 1.
    [Blogger, Examples] Blogger outreach: 5 best practices when writing pitch emails
    Communications Conversations Conversations about digital PR strategy Home About Arik Work With Me Around The Web Speaking Contact Subscribe From The Blog Blogger outreach: 5 best practices when writing pitch emails Posted by arikhanson on 15. Oct, 2010 in Uncategorized Earlier this week, a student sent me a note and posed the following question: What do you consider an effective blogger outreach effort? Earlier this week, a student sent me a note and posed the following question: What do you consider an effective blogger outreach effort? Good question. Perfect. For free.
    [Blogger, Examples] Actors and Directors
    If you listen to conversations about online power — at least those supported by bloggers — strength centers on the individual voice. Any blogger just needs to show you their in-box and the heaps of spam pitches they receive as proof points. Just watch bloggers hustling for big deals with companies. For every “star” catered to by the big companies, there were scores of bloggers and online voices seeking to understand interactive and/or to become the next star. Take xPotomac as an example. Individual voices represent actors. We know this.
    [Blogger, Examples] Tool Tuesday: PostRank Analytics
    As a blogger, there are numerous tools at your disposal to track how your content is doing. deceptively simple yet dynamic tool for bloggers which measures what it calls “Engagement Events&# such as a comment, a bookmarked link, or a tweet about a particular post. What I wish they would improve: While this data is great, none of this can be exported, even for paying users (there is a freemium model for bloggers), making long-term trends harder to identify. In particular this page helps bloggers see how well particular posts are doing over time. Enter: PostRank.
    [Blogger, Examples] 50% Discount Ends in 36 Hours on the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit
    A few weeks ago here on ProBlogger we launched a product I’m really proud of—the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit written by the Web Marketing Ninja (the guy who has helped me shape my own blogging business model over the last few years). library of 21 templates, documents and examples to help you develop your own blogging business model. The kit is really about helping bloggers who want to get serious about turning their blog into a business to do just that. 50% Discount Ends in 36 Hours on the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit.
    [Blogger, Examples] Tip: Group blogging and blogging in the classroom
    Through +Google+ we've interacted with lots of educators that using blogging and +Blogger for their classrooms, both for their individual students but also as a way of tracking a class's progress. One of the problems in Blogger is that there are only 3 levels of permissions (Visitor, Author, and Admin) and no customizable granularity to the permissions of what the Author level is able to do. Guy Shearer reminded us of this challenge in his most recent blog post, " ClassBlogging using Blogger (a fudge )". We're happy to feature your examples! What're your thoughts?
    [Blogger, Examples] 4 Things to Expect When You Become an A-List Blogger
    Some people say things like “you’re just trying to be like X blogger&# , “you’re scamming people&# (even though I have no ads or affiliate links) or they may claim I’m lying when I write about certain figures, even after posting screenshots of everything I do. Look at the launch of the iPhone 4 as an example. This may just be a personal feeling and not something other large bloggers can relate to, but I definitely think people have higher expectations of the information and ideas I share after following my work for a while. Share This.
    [Blogger, Examples] Tip: Creating a newspaper layout in Blogger with the first image.
    Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. Blogger Tips. Join us for our free weekly Hangout On Air event called the Friday Request Line, providing Blogger discussion, assistance, and helpful suggestions. Blogger Template: BoyBurnsBlog (free!). Tip: A better automatic thumbnail and summary script for Blogger. Tip: Removing default spacing between images in Blogger. Opinion: 10 reasons why we recommend Blogger instead of Wordpress for most websites.
    [Blogger, Examples] Remain Teachable
    For example, I did not know how powerful GoodReads Groups could be (I started on called Living in Words , please join us!), or that most Kickstarter campaigns succeed (80% to be exact) if they reach 20% of their funding. One thing that became clear at the conference (at least in my mind) is the day of a blogger launching a book to their social media community is not a sustainable model. Writing Blogger change conference ego goodreads grow humility learn pundit teachable Writer''s Digest This weekend I attended the Writer’s Digest Annual Conference in New York City.
    [Blogger, Examples] Klout Rebooted in Version 2.0
    An example was the portrait of a dentist above by Otto Dix  – every portrait a Verist did was a caricature – and judging from Klout, what they say my archtype is in V 2.0 is different than it was in Version 1.0 Web Analytics blog influence metrics Blogger Influence Influence KloutI just received an invite to the new Klout, or Klout 2.0 which just launched and I’ll have more to say about Klout tomorrow. The aspects I like are the subjects which an account is influential about which look spot on to me (at least, in my case).  Dr. Hans Koch , 1921. 100.5 x 90 cm).
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Hire an Ace Blogger for Your Company: A Blueprint
    Having been a freelance blogger since 2009, I’m used to looking for ways to improve my pitches and blogging job applications. But we wanted to expand the blog from 3-4 posts a week to 7+, as well as start to work on some other cool content projects, and for that, we needed to bring another full-time blogger on staff. It was up to me – and our Marketing Manager – to find this blogger. The first is advice for companies like ours who need to hire a blogger. The first thing you’ll need to do is create a job ad that appeals to bloggers. Ask for samples!
    [Blogger, Examples] 7 Powerful Ways to End Your Next Blog Post
    Example: To write 100 books (75,000 words per book) over the next 30 years, you need to be writing 1,000 words per day (writing five days a week, 50 weeks per year). Example: But in the meantime, here’s a tip you can use right away. Example: If you enjoyed this post, I’d be very grateful if you’d help it spread by emailing it to a friend, or sharing it on Twitter or Facebook. Example: If you enjoyed this, you might also enjoy these posts inspired by art: Writing as an emerging sculpture: Inspiration from Michelangelo’s slaves. You know your title has to hook readers.
    [Blogger, Examples] The Question Of Quora
    Here's a great example: Someone asked: What do people at Twitter think of Facebook? Part of Quora's cool factor is that it seems to have captured the hearts and minds of the Silicon Valley luminaries and all of the Bloggers and Tweeters that follow them. Just this week, Jeremiah Owyang (a well-known Blogger and industry analyst) noticed that he was now being quoted in more mainstream media spaces by journalists who were pulling his answers off of questions he responded to on Quora. blogger. When someone asks, "what's the next Twitter ?" It's called Quora.
    [Blogger, Examples] Blog Wise Tip 7: Use the Right Tools
    You might think that, with blogging being a digital pursuit, the bloggers we interviewed for Blog Wise would be right up with the latest and greatest productivity gadgets, philosophies, and software. It seems that for many of us, there’s a sort of psychological benefit in having our to do list, for example, at our elbows, and separate from the computer in front of us. Email, clearly, plays a massive role in productive communications between bloggers and their teams; Skype does too, but to a lesser degree. In particular, bloggers with families relied heavily on their phones.
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Make Getting Sidetracked Work for You as a Blogger
    It can add a bit of interest, serve as an example, and make your post better. How to Make Getting Sidetracked Work for You as a Blogger. If you’re ever stuck for ideas to write about on your blog, here’s a little discipline that I’ve gotten myself into over the years that helps me a lot. It’s all about capturing those moments when you get sidetracked while writing blog posts. Make getting sidetracked work for you. doubt I’m the only one who gets sidetracked while writing. It happens for me with almost every post I write. Writing Content
    [Blogger, Examples] Can You Build Community Around Life Streams?
    He notes how bloggers like Robert Scoble and others are much more focused on the real-time web, while seemingly putting their blogs on the back burner or shutting them down altogether.  It’s a great read and I encourage you to go over the Jeremiah’s blog and take it all in. Through your book 18 Rules of Community Engagement book, and the way you’re not only teaching others, but you’re you’re also providing an excellent example of the success principles involved in online community building. like the constant stream of fresh new content coming in.
    [Blogger, Examples] Don’t Ever Write Without this Writer’s Warm-up
    From what I know they start their “training” by eating a modest one kilo of grapes… Why is it, then, that most bloggers start writing their posts without any kind of warm-up ? I see four reasons: Up until today they didn’t know about such a thing. So, every day (or whenever you’re doing your writing), start your writing session by firing up your personal journal ( Penzu , for example is a great online journal tool) and jotting down whatever is in your mind. Writing Content blogger productivity Bloggers Block content inspiration
    [Blogger, Examples] Behind Every Great Blogger is an Even Greater Voice
    Much is said of the great content that is required to become a great blogger. Great bloggers don’t settle for great content. Great bloggers understand that how you deliver your message is just as important as the message itself. And unfortunately, many bloggers have this down to a fine art. Great bloggers lend identity to their work. Some bloggers have the knack of writing about anything and making it exhilarating on our eyeballs. Great bloggers form a pose! Some of the worst offenders are music bloggers. You have to be memorable.
    [Blogger, Examples] Tip: Cropping (square) and resizing your Picasa/Blogger images.
    Blogger Xpertise. Blogger sites that go beyond the basic template, showing you how to make your Blogger site just as amazing. Blogger Tips. Join us for our free weekly Hangout On Air event called the Friday Request Line, providing Blogger discussion, assistance, and helpful suggestions. Blogger Template: BoyBurnsBlog (free!). Tip: A better automatic thumbnail and summary script for Blogger. Tip: Removing default spacing between images in Blogger. Opinion: 10 reasons why we recommend Blogger instead of Wordpress for most websites.
    [Blogger, Examples] 10 Productive Tasks You Should Be Doing On Google+ Right Now
    Ask them what they think of a particular high-profile blogger’s position on a certain topic. Chris Voss, for example, created a “Commenter” Circle, which is a list of people who have commented on his posts in Google+ but are not connected with him. Social Media blogger productivity engagement NetworkingThis guest post is by Neil Patel of KISSmetrics. Google+ had a hot start, but has since cooled down. For a lot of people, that means ignoring Google+. want to warn you that is a bad idea. And they are the very people who can have a huge impact on your blog and business.
    [Blogger, Examples] Seth Godin on Blogging and Productivity
    Seth’s among the world’s most prolific bloggers , but he’s also a profuse book author and serial entrepreneur. He’s a blogger, he’s a bestselling author of thirteen books including Poke the Box , he’s the inventor of permission marketing, and founder of That’s interesting because I think many bloggers tend to see writing as a creative pursuit that does require shutting yourself away from the world, and having quiet time, getting in the zone, and noodling, as you say. For example, if you were thinking of writing a new book. Pro Blogger Interviews
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
    [Blogger, Examples] The 23 Blogger Breeds—Which Are You?
    This guest post was written by Stephen Guise of Deep Existence. A new blogger is born today! This baby blogger does not know the perils of comment moderation, stalkers, low traffic, and spam that await her. wonder what type of blogger she’ll be. With millions of bloggers out there, there are a certain number of very identifiable qualities that are seen. This blogger aims to cover as many of those qualities, or “breeds,&# as possible. Blogger machines know how to pump out content … like a machine. The Copy Blogger. Enjoy! 1.
    [Blogger, Examples] 3 Things Your Readers Need to Hear Before They’ll Read Your Blog
    However, the disappointing reality for many bloggers is that they don’t have this kind of impact on their reader’s lives. The best bloggers serve in these roles with their readers too. The blogger shares personal insights that help the reader discover answers to their problems. blogger helps the reader break down and overcome their fear so that they can move forward. Sometimes bloggers forget that readers come to their blogs searching for solutions to problems. For example, I am a serious bass fishing addict. The Blogger’s Goal. Guidance. Tools.
    [Blogger, Examples] Burt’s Bees Turns To Social Media Community To Host Global Beeday Celebration
    Featuring happy birthday wishes from the Burt’s Bees community read by company founder Burt “live and in the beard,” the Beeday event offers a good example of how to celebrate milestones with your social media community. Read the whole entry. » Social Media Case Studies bloggers campaign case study celebration community facebook influencers outreach social media twitter To celebrate its 30th birthday, Burt’s Bees  took to Facebook and Twitter on September 17th to host a Global Beeday celebration with its community.
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Set Up an Email Account that Uses Your Domain Name
    In our example, John has an email address with gmail— Kashish Jain is professional blogger from Delhi,INDIA who blogs about blogging, computer tricks,tips and upcoming technology tends. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blogger productivity Email technical adviceThis guest post is written by Kashish Jain of digiupdates. Most of the people who are new to web design and blogging don’t understand the capabilities that come free with their domain, so they don’t take advantage of them. Why not use the domain email which is free with your hosting account?
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Blog In the Moment (or What Acting School Taught Me About Being a Better Blogger)
    When someone says “F*ck you” for example, that has an impact, but you’ve trained yourself to not care. Of course, as a blogger, and more specifically a blogger who talks about marketing, it can not be stated enough how relevant the “If we catch you acting, you suck.” Bloggers like Jon Morrow and Derek Halpern understand this so well that it doesn’t matter if the article is 100 or 3,000 words, you’ll miss appointments to see how it ends. For example, rub your thumb repeatedly in circles around the outside of your knuckle on your index finger. Vulnerable.
    [Blogger, Examples] Set Up Social Media to Give You Great Post Ideas
    Finding articles and ideas for blog posts is an important skill for bloggers to master—and one that can now be leveraged through the power of social media. For example, you can create a List, call it whatever you want, and then add to it all the Twitter accounts that tweet about a particular topic. Social Media Bloggers Block inspiration writing blog postsThis guest post is by Douglas Lim of The 10 Habits of Highly Effective Social Media Marketing People. High-quality content is tweeted, liked, bookmarked, and shared around. Twitter. Facebook. Google+. LinkedIn. Pinterest.
    [Blogger, Examples] The Crafty Way to Use Social Media
    For example, Country Baskets , a leader in floristry supplies and craft materials believe that Pinterest is perfect for their customers. Social Media #SM bloggers craft Facebook Twitter There was a time when a new social media platform would simply replace its predecessor, but at present there are numerous sites all sharing the same user base. This would lead many businesses to believe that they need to be visible on all of them in order to maximise the impressions they leave on their target market. Social Media Sites. Exploiting your Niche. Thumbnail: [link].
    [Blogger, Examples] Easy Goal Setting for Your New Blog
    Ask any success guru out there and they will tell you that the most important part of becoming a successful blogger is to set clear goals. It is good advice for bloggers who know how they want to create content, generate traffic and monetize their blog. Goal setting for new bloggers. On my consumer psychology blog, for example, I don’t know how I want to monetize it. Goal setting for new or confused bloggers. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blog strategy blogger productivityThis guest post is by Aman Basanti of How do we set clear goals?
    [Blogger, Examples] 14 Proven Ways to Simplify Your Blogging and Get More Done
    One of the things I hear a lot of bloggers ranting about is the lack of quality and depth of guest posts, and therefore they won’t consider “opening their blog to submissions.” For example, “What The Swamp Monster Can Teach You About Blogging” or “Why Juicyfruit Gum Is Like Car Maintenance.” I just made those up, and already I’m fighting my creative brain’s desire to come up with reasons why a random monster would be a great blogger. Nick Thacker is a writer, author, and blogger who helps people build profitable blogs and write better. Or something like that.
    [Blogger, Examples] Top 6 Ideas for Incredible Viral Content for Social Media.
    Here are some example lists that totally rock: 135 Completely Free Distance Education Courses 121 Jobs that Don’t Suck Top 10 Ways to Sleep Smarter and Better Online Media God: 400+ Tools for Photographers, Videobloggers, Podcasters & Musicians You don’t have to go all out and make a list with hundreds of items, since the larger lists, while bookmark favorites, are typically harder to consume (and may never even be looked at if too extensive). Some examples follow: What are Your Chances of Surviving a Zombie Apocalypse? Viral content is what people look for.
    [Blogger, Examples] This Post Will Change the Way You Read Blogs. Guaranteed.
    Read the post and take some notes: Jot down interesting ideas that you get from the post (for example, topics for your own blog posts). For instance, if a blogger is saying that using a particular method you can achieve certain results, actually prove it by creating a case study. Even better, you can offer this case study as a guest post for the blogger on his or her blog. For example, you could decide that for 70% of the posts you read on a weekly basis, you will take action on what’s being taught. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blogger productivity inspiration
    [Blogger, Examples] Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them
    Social Media Consultant and Tech Geek at Heart Home About Press Consulting Contact Sitemap Home > Social Media > Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them Analysis of The Top 10 Twitter Users and What We Can Learn From Them by Tamar Weinberg on September 8, 2010 Share The following is a guest post from one of my favorite young bloggers Onibalusi Bamidele (he’s 16!) That’s the model that works best for bloggers, and it works the same for social media too. It is very clear that you can’t automate social media. It is not about that.
    [Blogger, Examples] 4 Key Criteria to Build Your Dream Blog
    the time you need to take reaching out to fellow bloggers and networking with people so they even know you exist. For example, for me, the key tasks that I need to do are: Keyword Research (Google Analytics, Twitter research). For example, I: check email twice a day; once in the morning, once in the evening. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blog strategy blogger productivityThis guest post is by Matthew Setter of The Dreamers Manifesto. Have you wanted to start a blog, a website or an online business, but you’re not sure where to begin? checking email). Have a dream.
    [Blogger, Examples] Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps
    Waxing UnLyrical personal, possibly poetic, musings on public relations, media, communication, and everything in between About Shonali Customize Your Blog’s Error Page in 5 Easy Steps November 4th, 2010 Tweet This is part of the Blogging for Grasshoppers series Here’s how to customize your 404 error page in 5 easy steps which is a wise thing to do for bloggers, grasshoppers or not. Five easy steps to customizing your 404 page, assuming you’re using WordPress (you in Blogger, or something, I ain’t got nothing for you). 1. Fourth?! So they’d leave.
    [Blogger, Examples] How Bloggers Can Profit from the Weight Loss Niche
    Due to the mass of examples and hype surrounding the marketing niche, most new bloggers believe you have to blog about blogging or making money online to succeed as a blogger. But since that niche is popular and competitive in itself, let’s first look at two other examples of niches that you can start a blog in today, and which will probably have more profit potential than a new blog in the blogging or make money online niche. Lead by example. John Smith is an expert weight loss blogger who likes to help others. Wrong! Niche 1. Animal care.
    [Blogger, Examples] Overwhelmed? Put Some Boundaries on Your Blogging
    This week we’ve been looking at some of the numerous issues that bloggers have to deal with on a daily basis —particularly those who are just starting out. It’s little wonder that so many bloggers wind up their blogs so quickly after they start. Even experienced bloggers tend to focus upon certain aspects of blogging, to the detriment of others—I know I do. Over the years, we’ve dealt with issues like blogger burnout , or “ blogger’s malaise ” several times, and looked at burnout in terms of specific issues, like social media.
    [Blogger, Examples] Blog Smarter: 9 Ways to Make Money from WordPress … Without Having a Blog
    Sure, WordPress comes with a couple of stock themes, but they are so basic, few bloggers choose to use them, and the number of serious bloggers or entrepreneurs who will use them is approximately zero. Even in a time when everyone is counting pennies, most serious bloggers don’t question the value of a quality theme. ThemeForest and MojoThemes are just two examples. 2. WPEngine , ZippyKid and are all examples of startups that have been extremely successful in this market. Blogging for Dollars blogger productivity make money blogging wordpress
    [Blogger, Examples] 10 Ways Multi-blog Authors Can Stay Creative and Generate Great Posts
    So often bloggers and freelancers work in isolation—in the ubiquitous PJs, of course. For example, a car: think of wheels, motion, driving, journeys … do these spark any ideas for your subject? Jo Gifford is a designer, writer, blogger, and founder of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Writing Content blogger productivity inspiration writing blog postsThis guest post is by Jo Gifford of Cherry Sorbet Creative. Keeping fresh and creative is key to keeping on top of the game when writing different blogs across various sectors, and for various clients. Dump it! Map it!
    [Blogger, Examples] Falling Behind? 9 Productivity Tips to Supercharge Your Blogging
    I’ve spent 2011 hacking the code to blogging success   Like many bloggers, I’ve watched the Super Bloggers expand their blogs and readership at a steady clip throughout the year. I’ve been obsessed with figuring out how they do it. After hundreds of posts and hours of writing and research, I’ve concluded that growing your blog will get more difficult 2012.  To succeed, you will need to master the tools and the mindset of the professional blogger. First, let’s talk about the professional blogger. The Rise of The Professional Blogger. The Attention Recession.
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Get the Best Return on Your Blog
    This guest post is by Laura Booz of Blogger Behave. At the end of this article, I’ll ask for your input about ways in which we bloggers can grow in our personal lives and in our craft. For example, as a “mommy blogger” I must be vigilant about my time online. For example, I expect my blog to improve my writing skills, develop my voice, and make me a more honest person. You’ll reach out for advice, insights, and opportunities that will help you to grow as a person , not just a blogger-with-a-bank-account. Can you relate? Write a blog vision statement.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, JULY 23, 2010
    [Blogger, Examples] 10 Common Spelling Mistakes That Haunt Bloggers
    Accept means “to receive willingly.&# For example: We visited every landmark except the Eiffel Tower. The most common use of effect is as a noun meaning “something produced by a cause.&# The most common use of affect is as a transitive verb meaning “to act upon.&# For example: The disease had a lasting effect on the child. For example: Walking the dog is an everyday occurrence. For example: The man lost his hat. For example: The past few days have been hectic. For example: We enjoyed the quiet by the lake. accept / except. then / than.
    [Blogger, Examples] A Quick and Dirty Guide to Your First Guest Post
    Or are you looking for somebody to tell you how to actually go about creating a guest post content strategy, finding the right blogs to guest post for, approaching that blogger and actually writing that post? If you choose to go the slow and methodical way, then when it comes to guest posting, it’s helpful if you build your reputation with the blogger you hope to write for before you ask to guest post. Here are some other things you must do: Comments: Start to leave thoughtful comments where you are asking questions and engaging with the blogger on his site. Use them!
    [Blogger, Examples] Is Your Blog Doing Okay?
    Neither of those ideas is necessarily appropriate for every blog, or every blogger. But early in your blogging career, when you may not have a lot of previous results to look at, you’re probably more likely to compare yourself to other bloggers. ” I know, for example, that as a part-time blogger, it’s easy to look at full-time bloggers’ “progress” or “success” and try to push yourself to achieve something similar. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blogger productivity competition inspirationIs your blog doing okay?
    [Blogger, Examples] How You Can Use Native Advertising to Complement Content Marketing
    Instead, social ads and content marketing have started to drive bigger engagement, with  consumers increasingly acting upon ads within the likes of Twitter and Facebook , as well as sponsored blog posts from bloggers promoting a certain brand or product. Yet even these methods of advertising are beginning to be less effective, with reports showing consumers tiring of constant blatant promotion by bloggers, and  confusion around disclosure of a paid/sponsored promotion  via these channels. For example, let’s say you’re a fan of Ford vehicles.
    [Blogger, Examples] Lookin’ Good! A Brief Intro to Inline CSS for Bloggers
    Why can they be the blogger’s best friend? 1. So border:1px solid red;padding:5px; is the style in the example. If you are intrigued about what CSS can do for you, check out the extensive list of examples at w3schools and their entire CSS section. Brief Intro to Inline CSS for Bloggers. This guest post is by Andrew Couch of As a website owner it can be really handy to know a bit of web coding. The HTML editor in most blogging platforms gives you enough power to do a lot of cool things without any risk of screwing up your site.
    [Blogger, Examples] Alexandra Kirsch and the Perfect Blogger Pitch
    One of them was by Gini Dietrich and looked at how the PR industry is letting itself down when it comes to blogger outreach programs. Today, I want to share an example of a great blogger outreach program – perhaps one of the best I’ve seen. Knowing the Blogger. Alexandra was reaching out to bloggers about the upcoming Greg Verdino book, microMARKETING: Get Big Results by Acting and Thinking Small. couple of examples from Alexandra’s email: Hi Danny, I’m working with Aaron Strout and Greg Verdino from Powered, Inc. Why is it so good?
    [Blogger, Examples] 872 Subscribers in 24 Hours?!
    Here’s what I mean—these are some examples of half-baked ways of doing things: Releasing a book: Outlining and writing it over the course of a month, getting a cover designed, turning it into an ebook, putting it on your site, maybe making it available on Kindle, emailing your list about it, and maybe writing a handful of guest posts. Blogging for Dollars blogger productivity finding readers SubscribersThis guest post is by Danny Iny of Firepole Marketing. Could you get 872 new subscribers in just 24 hours? Have 1,587 subscribers by the third day? And 3,381 within three weeks?
    [Blogger, Examples] 3 Ways to Get Blog Content When You’re Strapped for Time
    To make the content acquisition and publishing process a bit easier for folks who are barely getting any sleep as is, I figured I’d share three tried-and-true ways of securing quality content for your company blog without breaking the bank: IN-HOUSE BLOGGER / FREELANCE WRITER. If I was ever looking to hire guest bloggers, I’d pay the $50 for a ProBlogger posting. GUEST BLOGGERS. There’s you, the business owner looking for blog content, and there’s the blogger, looking connect with new audiences and earn an inbound link pointing back to his or her website.
    [Blogger, Examples] 3 Ways to Get Blog Content When You’re Strapped for Time
    To make the content acquisition and publishing process a bit easier for folks who are barely getting any sleep as is, I figured I’d share three tried-and-true ways of securing quality content for your company blog without breaking the bank: IN-HOUSE BLOGGER / FREELANCE WRITER. If I was ever looking to hire guest bloggers, I’d pay the $50 for a ProBlogger posting. GUEST BLOGGERS. There’s you, the business owner looking for blog content, and there’s the blogger, looking connect with new audiences and earn an inbound link pointing back to his or her website.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
    [Blogger, Examples] 3 Ways to Repurpose Old Content to Create New Premium Products
    One of the biggest questions many bloggers ask is how to monetize their blog. Search for that on Google, for example, and you’ll get over four million results. From having advertisements on your blog to selling affiliate links (or your own product), it’s clear that bloggers want to be able to make money from blogging – it’s just a matter of how (and without upsetting your readers). By being a blogger, you’re already a writer (unless you’re a video blogger or podcaster) – so why not sell books too? Create a Premium Ebook. Create an Educational Video Download.
    [Blogger, Examples] Influence Marketing Vendors Are Letting Influencers and Clients Down
    Instead, it was up to the blogger or “social influencer” to decide whether to disclose or not. Bloggers would be safe from this kind of fine (for now, at least). the Advertising Standards Agency (ASA) is less forgiving, and sees bloggers equally as responsible as the brands they’re working for. If a blogger is found to have promoted sponsored content without disclosure, there are various sanctions they may face. Compared to the costs involved with a Klout Perks campaign, this is a far more attractive proposition for both brand and blogger.
    [Blogger, Examples] Blog Comments, Digital Universes, and the Future of Social Conversations
    This led to a few direct results: The blogger would be seen as an “authority figure”, since the ability to spark conversation meant his or her thoughts were worth listening to and debating; Commenters could share their thoughts and, by adding extra value to the conversation, potentially increase awareness and interest in their own blogs or social footprints. The domain of the blogger was no longer the domain of the conversation. For bloggers, this was seen as a major problem – just Google has social media killed blog comments to see how much concern there is.
    [Blogger, Examples] If We Lose the Right to Opinion, We Lose More Than Just Page Views
    It also showed the growing gap between bloggers and journalists, and why content consumers turned to blogs as opposed to print journalism. French fashion and literature blogger Caroline Doudet wrote a scathing review of her experience with the Il Giardino restaurant in the south west of France. Much like any blogger worth their salt, Doudet optimized the post title and content to rank in Google’s search algorithm. What is perverse, is that we look for bloggers who are influential, but only if they are nice about people. Ridiculous, right? Or worse. Source.
    [Blogger, Examples] Kickstart Your Stalled Blog Content, Part 2: Make Writing Work For You
    If you can write texts or emails on your phone, you can get down the bare bones of a paragraph or two (in Evernote , for example) while you’re on the commuter train in the morning. Writing Content blogger productivity blogger's blog inspirationOn the weekend we looked at a little exercise for kickstarting stalled content on your blog. This approach can be useful for reviving a long-neglected blog or just for reinvigorating your blogging when you’re struggling to keep up a regular posting routine. But life can get in the way of blogging—believe me, I know!
    [Blogger, Examples] 25 Ways to Use the Web to Find Content for Your Blog
    This post originally appeared over at our blog resource centre, For Bloggers By Bloggers. Feel free to pop on over and check the rest of For Bloggers By Bloggers out! As a blogger, you know that sometimes the hardest thing to do is come up with content for your blog. We use CommentLuv on For Bloggers By Bloggers. 2. As #1 points out, CommentLuv is great for sharing the most recent post of a blogger, but not every blog uses it. While some have called blogrolls out of date, many bloggers still use them to share what they’re reading.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
    [Blogger, Examples] Blog Better by Slowing Down
    Nor have I had time to study, do more research, or truly connect with other bloggers. There are many big bloggers who don’t follow a daily blog post pattern, and they’re still doing well! One scary word keeps most of the bloggers working the same way they always have: fear. They are also afraid of missing something crucial if they don’t follow to the letter what the gurus are teaching (advice that so many other bloggers are following). Connect with other bloggers and ask them to write guest posts for your blog. Create more. Engage more.
    [Blogger, Examples] Revealed: The Super Powers James Clear Used to Become a Full Time Blogger in 6-Months
    Because of this strength, he’s able to, for example, interview 70+ people for a single post. Revealed: The Super Powers James Clear Used to Become a Full Time Blogger in 6-Months. This guest post is by TT Fong of James Clear runs the blog , which generates a full-time income. It took him only six-months to reach that point. After studying his site, listening to several interviews he’s done, and talking with him live , I uncovered one of the secrets to his success. This secret? James certainly uses those that worked well for him.
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Sell Retail Products (Even Boring Ones) With Your Blog
    Retail bloggers, professionals who use social media to sell physical goods, are at a disadvantage. The Retailer’s Challenge: Retail bloggers have a specific subject to speak about — their product. As a retail blogger it’s difficult to deviate from the spec-sheet and fill your blog with broad topics. Solving this challenge requires the professional blogger to creatively turn their physical product into Product Stories that are better suited for blog posts. For example: Hiking boots are used by hikers to comfortably navigate difficult terrain. Honor that.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  FRIDAY, JULY 10, 2015
    [Blogger, Examples] What Turns a Blog Reader Into a Blog Subscriber?
    Yet one that comes at the top of most blogger’s lists is subscribers – not just the amount of subscribers, but actually turning readers and visitors into subscribers. Subscribing, though, is another level of commitment by a reader, and validation for a blogger that their content is meaningful. Everyone talks about blogs and bloggers needing to offer value. The three quotes above are quite telling, in that you’d think they’d be so obvious that every blogger is already doing them. After all, anyone can read or share or comment on a post.
    [Blogger, Examples] Feeling Lost? Let a Blogging Roadmap Lead You to Success
    Recognizing the problem most new bloggers face. Every new blogger who does any amount of research on how to gain blogging knowledge has certainly found themselves here at ProBlogger; the problem is that it’s too good a resource! For example, if you want an ebook ready to be published by Q3 of this year, you’d better start the final draft by the end of Q2, and the pre-marketing campaign sometime in early Q3. John Davenport is an avid amateur photographer and blogger. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blog strategy blogger productivityWe create a roadmap.
    [Blogger, Examples] The 5 Traits of Extremely Successful Blog Marketers
    The 5 traits I’m about to share can be found in every top blogger personality, vision, and day-to-day game plan. In fact, the best bloggers consciously establish habits that strengthen these traits. Here are the 5 Traits of Successful Bloggers Trait #1: Curiosity Blogging requires a river of interesting and relevant information. Some bloggers attack this problem by setting up automated online curation systems to feed them idea starters. curious bloggers asks: Why does this work?, For example, I have a system for promoting my blog posts.
    [Blogger, Examples] Why Influencers Deserve To – And Should – Be Paid by Brands
    There’s much more to a blog post than just stringing some words together (or images and sounds, if you’re a video blogger or podcaster). And that’s just one post, where the blogger knows the topic inside out and can create content on the fly. There’s no amount of dollar value you can pay to erode the trust that’s built between a blogger and his or her community. generic target by score –  “this blogger has a score of 72 in women’s products, they’re perfect!”  – will immediately reduce your brand’s success rate. Time is Money. 10 minutes? 30 minutes? An hour? Um…  NO.
    [Blogger, Examples] Why IFTTT Could Be the Best Blogging Tool Ever
    Bloggers are busy folks.  We shoehorn post writing, promotion, and networking in between day jobs, family time, and sleep (sometimes). For example, IFTTT can watch an RSS feed for a specific keyword and perform a task when it is triggered. You can click on the recipe link to see an example view and use the task on IFTTT. There are dozens of little tasks that bloggers have to check off. That’s why I get all warm and fuzzy when I discover a time saving tool that works as advertised. In this section, I will describe the “If This Then That task.
    [Blogger, Examples] Why IFTTT Could Be the Best Blogging Tool Ever
    Bloggers are busy folks.  We shoehorn post writing, promotion, and networking in between day jobs, family time, and sleep (sometimes). For example, IFTTT can watch an RSS feed for a specific keyword and perform a task when it is triggered. You can click on the recipe link to see an example view and use the task on IFTTT. There are dozens of little tasks that bloggers have to check off. That’s why I get all warm and fuzzy when I discover a time saving tool that works as advertised. In this section, I will describe the “If This Then That task.
    [Blogger, Examples] Are You Setting the Right Goals For Your Blog?
    Pushing Social Bloggers need to be mentally tough to succeed. For example, “I want my new blog to average 10 comments per post during its first month”. This means that the blogger is setting themselves up for failure from the start. Even the most gung-ho professional blogger would tell you that this is an aggressive (read unrealistic) goal. In my experience, bad goals are set when a blogger doesn’t understand their blog’s lifecycle. Often this misunderstanding motivates the blogger to set the wrong goals too early or the right goals too late.
    [Blogger, Examples] 13 Great Guides to Growing Your Blog Audience
    ” Survey of 1000+ Bloggers: How to Be in the Top 5% by Orbit Media Studios. Andy Crestodina reports on findings from the Department of Blogger Labor Survey , which asked 11 questions of more than 1,000 bloggers. Among the results: 37% of bloggers spend, on average, 1-2 hours writing each post. But nearly half—46%—spend on average 2 hours or more. 5% of bloggers spend more than 6 hours, on average, on each post they write. Andy Crestodina (again) observes that some bloggers “get way more shares than you. Simple—but not easy. Email?
    [Blogger, Examples] How to Be An Expert Even If You Don’t Feel Like One
    For example, a prominent blogger is promoting a new comprehensive blogging course. Their salesletter shows a variety of blogs that were launched using the blogger’s “system.” Under examination, I realize that the blogs look amazing but were not stellar examples of the results I was looking for. As a result, I doubted the prominent blogger’s expertise. This blogger may have been better off relying on another powerful indicator of expertise. Blogger’s play three expert roles: 1) The Results-Maker: This blogger experiments and records their results.
    [Blogger, Examples] Top 20 UK marketing blogs (numbers 11-20)
    PR Blogger - Written by Stephen Davies MD of 3W PR, an online PR agency. Whilst many bloggers just report on things they have seen, Mark always tries to go deeper on understanding why things are happening. They cover blogger tools and general internet news and analysis. For example check out 10 How to Wow Tips. We’re celebrating over here at FreshNetworks because, according to AdvertisingAge, we’ve just made it into the top 20 UK blogs for media and marketing. Woo Hoo. A big thank you and well done to Matt Rhodes who writes the majority of our posts.
    [Blogger, Examples] Get Creative About Your Content … Consistently
    This is where most bloggers give up. And since it’s very difficult for an individual blogger to come across a breaking news story before anybody else, most bloggers end up publishing well written and completely redundant material. In one example demonstrating just the opposite, Alice Isen and others tested the impact of mood on people’s ability to solve a creative problem, called the candle problem. As a simple example: When you can’t read: brainstorm. Writing Content Bloggers Block inspirationYou’ve heard it a thousand times.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  MONDAY, JULY 30, 2012
    [Blogger, Examples] 10 Fresh Tips for Finding Time to Blog
    For example, did you know you can embed a YouTube video in the body of your WordPress blog by simply pasting in the URL of the video? Maybe it’s the former journalist in me, but I still use an old-fashioned reporter’s notepad to jot down quick notes and sketch out illustrations when I’m not in front of a computer (during my commute, for example). And that, my fellow bloggers, would be a waste of everyone’s time. Brian Milne is founder of the BlogHyped Network of sites, where bloggers vote up posts and receive valuable links and exposure for their blog. School.
    [Blogger, Examples] The Post-writing Rules I Always Break. Do You?
    So let me be a voice for all those bloggers who, like me, are ostracised in this cruel grammatically correct, rule-driven world. Compare, for example: “They don’t have a leg to stand on” with “They don’t have a leg upon which to stand.” Writing Content Bloggers Block inspirationThis guest post is by Kate Toon Copywriter. have an admission; I suffer from several deep-rooted blog-writing afflictions. For years I thought it was just me, that I was the only one. Lately, though, I’ve realised that I’m not alone. have no excuses. How it all began. Do You?
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
    [Blogger, Examples] Of Blog Design Changes and Looking to the Future
    Whereas it was originally a straightforward social media-led blog, I’d like to think it’s grown into something more as I’ve grown as a blogger. And, from speaking with colleagues and watching the analytics of this blog, many bloggers are moving to a site framework versus a blog one. There are supporters for both arguments – respected bloggers Marcus Sheridan is a fan of the image approach, while Gini Dietrich is more of the name/company look and feel. Sometimes, I feel as if I should stay away from vacations and personal downtime completely.
  • DANNY BROWN  |  MONDAY, JUNE 18, 2012
    [Blogger, Examples] Should You Care About Losing Blog Subscribers?
    After all, as bloggers, we’re more often than not told that “it’s all about the list”. Additionally, I’m going to talk about subscribers to your blog, as opposed to subscribers to your newsletter, as there is a difference and for many bloggers, their blog subscription list is the only one they’ll have. They’re saying they prefer you over the millions of other bloggers out there. The best bloggers (at least for me) are the ones that polarize opinion and question everything. Maybe. It depends. know – crappy answer, right? Let’s dig in. So, let your subscriber go.
    [Blogger, Examples] Sixteen Ways to Use Pinterest for PR
    Rather than talk to the room from slides, I had written down 16 ways to use Pinterest for PR and I walked around the room asking for examples for each. An example we discussed yesterday is the Department of Transportation. Blogs and websites you admire. I’m going to use Frank and Eileen as the example here again because I think my team does a nice job with this. They’ve pinned bloggers they love , based on the industry. So, for instance, they don’t have technology or social media bloggers pinned. So I remind you of the same. Just do it.
    [Blogger, Examples] I Am Not a Blogger, I Am a Human Being!
    think I’m turning into a blogger! rolled back in my chair, lifted my hands to my face and screamed in anguish, “I am not a blogger! I am a human being! Being a blogger can feel inhuman at times—an existence that’s indifferent to even the most basic of bodily functions, like walking, sleeping, eating, and peeing. But the human being has to emerge again. I’m going to be a mother, a wife, a filmmaker, a vegan, a runner, a motivator, an organizer, a camper, a volunteer, a writer and then a blogger. I am all of these things. The best bloggers already have.
  • PROBLOGGER  |  SUNDAY, JULY 15, 2012
    [Blogger, Examples] 5 Sleep Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making (And How They’re Hurting Your Blog)
    As bloggers, we love to squeeze every second out of the day that we can. It’s what drives us as bloggers. As a blogger who wants to be productive and conquer the blogging world, you’ve got to let go of the habits that are keeping you tired and run down. For example, brush your teeth, put on your jammies, do some stretches, then lie down for some breathing exercises. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blogger health ProductivityThis guest post is by Tania Dakka of Fit Freelancer. And it’s only 3:18am! Woohoo! Unfortunately, so did the quality of your work. Content crazy.
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