| || |
PROBLOGGER Ignore the A-list Bloggers
| MONDAY, JULY 4, 2011
But I believe I need to get the message out to all newbie bloggers. 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! He presents a fascinating look at the Long Tail theory, how it pertains to your blog, backs it up with clear examples and graphs. Don’t forget to thank me when you join the ranks of the A-list bloggers! Ignore the A-list Bloggers. struggled mightily myself when I first started. almost quit blogging altogether. Income. Metrics.
PROBLOGGER Why Kissing a Digital Baby is Better than Back-scratching a Super-famous Blogger
| WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 1, 2012
By now, it’s been engraved into every bloggers mind that relationships are the foundation of building a successful blog. Then, there is this “hush hush” unwritten law, “You should build strong relationships with established pro bloggers or blogosphere influences! This post is not a rebel rant against pro bloggers. Yes, it’s true that one tweet or Facebook Like from these super famous bloggers can flood your blog with visitors. However, there are so many newbie bloggers trying to get the attention of such bloggers. ” you ask.
PROBLOGGER Top 20 iPhone Apps for Bloggers
| TUESDAY, JUNE 21, 2011
Just recently, the app was updated to version 8, bringing one essential feature suited for mobile bloggers: the ability to post photos that you’ve taken using your iPhone’s camera. Literature on being a successful blogger will always tell you to be organized with your thoughts and to keep notes for your ideas. PayPal is a must-have for bloggers and online entrepreneurs. mean, being a blogger, I’m sure you do a lot of web surfing using your iPhone. If PayPal is the official financial service of bloggers, Twitter is the official microblogging service.
EXTANZ Sparkling feedback on #wbc10 blog influence rank- The sequel
| TUESDAY, JULY 13, 2010
Home What We Do Awe-inspiring Clients About Contact Us Sparkling feedback on #wbc10 blog influence rank- The sequel 13 07 2010 A few weeks ago, we did a study trying to understand and measure the influence of those going to the Wine Blogger Conference. If you are an online journal or aggregator for example, we decided that you were not playing in the same league/space as regular, independent (and sometimes solo) bloggers. So here’s a question for everyone in the industry: Do you think there is a consolidation of bloggers toward journals or magazines? Thoughts?
MINDJUMPERS Why Zappos.com Stands Out As a Best Practice
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 14, 2010
Social media is a social tool So what does Zappo’s social media usage make them stand out as a best practice example? By the way – this is not a review of the book – you can read my little less than traditional review here. Zappos.com basically stands out because of two main focus areas: customer service and company culture. Customer service is first priority The core of the entire company is bringing happiness and delivering a wow-effect to all everyone that gets in contact with Zappos.com. This sounds almost to simple, but it absolutely isn’t! It takes time and involvement.
PROBLOGGER The 3 Emails You Must Send During a Launch … and a Fresh Alternative for Bloggers
| FRIDAY, MARCH 1, 2013
You’ll get to see this topic through the lens of known bloggers and marketers, but I’ll also reveal my own use of each one of these strategies and concepts. Blogger to launcher basics. Many bloggers who have never created and sold their own products wonder how to make the leap and start offering something for sale. Here’s how to make the switch from blogger to blogger with a business: Give plenty of lead time. For example, in this post he talks about lessons he learned during the launch of Fizzle , an online training membership site.
WAXING UNLYRICAL Customize Your Blog's Error Page in 5 Easy Steps
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2010
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). Fourth?! Yikes. So they’d leave.
PROBLOGGER Lookin’ Good! A Brief Intro to Inline CSS for Bloggers
| FRIDAY, DECEMBER 14, 2012
Why can they be the blogger’s best friend? 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 Learningwebbasics.com. 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. Pretty easy!
PROBLOGGER What Blog Tasks are You Embarrassed to Admit You’ve Overlooked?
| THURSDAY, MAY 17, 2012
An example was pointed out by Ed Boyhan on my Google + post. Miscellaneous Blog Tips blogger productivityOver the last few days we’ve been talking about taking your blog to the often-elusive “ next level.” ” We’ve seen tips for developing your voice and message , creating stronger calls to action , and increasing traffic. know I do this myself—I’ll get an idea like the QLD blogging challenge and throw myself into making it happen. That’s great—one of the best things about blogging is that it lets us pursue our passions!—but Whoops!
BLOGGER XPERTISE Tip: Creating a newspaper layout in Blogger with the first image.
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 25, 2012
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.
PROBLOGGER Link-building Tips and Tools for Bloggers in a Post-Panda and Penguin World
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15, 2012
So you might be asking what more can be written about link building for bloggers? Bloggers have an advantage that static and retail websites don’t. Link-building strategies for bloggers. Guest blogging is really the best way bloggers can build links to their website that will not only count for search rankings (99% of the time) but will also lead to increased traffic generation. If you know a blogger who writes a lot of guest posts, search for their name and Google+ on Google. See the first paragraph of this post as an example. For example….
TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG How Young is Too Young?
| THURSDAY, JUNE 10, 2010
Today, there are young bloggers who have their own websites and blogs. contacted a handful of young bloggers, all under the age of 17, to get an idea of whether they see their age as a hurdle and what advice they would give to new bloggers. resident of Western New York, he’s not just a blogger but a podcaster. Also pictured (center) is mom Ciaran Blumenfeld, who is also a blogger. And he’s been compared to some hugely popular bloggers. keep hearing about 13 year old bloggers, 10 year old entrepreneurs, the younger the more impressive.
PROBLOGGER How Bloggers Can Profit from the Weight Loss Niche
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 17, 2012
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. What are the set of beliefs that guide your existence, especially as a blogger? Lead by example. Wrong! Niche 1. Niche 2.
PROBLOGGER Easy Content Scheduling for Bloggers
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2010
So, for example, Darren wants to include WordPress tips in our content, but the categories we have set up for the blog’s content don’t currently include WordPress. tip that explained how to apply a new theme to your blog would appear in the existing Blog Design category, for example. I know what you’re thinking: a content schedule? How hard can it be? Get a calendar, drop a blog post onto each day, and you’re done. Right? Well, sort of. But that kind of scattergun approach can be less than appropriate. Step 2: Category mapping. We have two options.
PROBLOGGER Is Your Blog Doing Okay?
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2012
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?
PROBLOGGER The Systematic Blogger’s Manifesto
| MONDAY, APRIL 9, 2012
Most bloggers work hard the entire time they have the blog. And any successful blogger will tell you that for the vast majority of blogging experiences, the work never really stops—it just changes form. Those who understand that blogging is about finding repeatable systems are the most succesful bloggers on the Internet today. It’s all about learning how to create the right design, the right headline, the right path to success—those are systems that generally work regardless of who the blogger is. The Systematic Blogger’s Manifesto. Absolutely not.
LAUREL PAPWORTH Mainstream editors will get articles from bloggers with audience
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 28, 2009
Why traditional media editors will turn to bloggers for articles in the future. bigger example than what I was thinking of, but it works just the same. Mainstream editors will get articles from bloggers with audience is a post from: Laurel Papworth- Social Network Strategy. Social media = content PLUS audience. If you are managing a newspaper or TV station or radio, will you contract out work to a freelance journalist… or will you ask a known expert that blogs to write the article? From Inquisitr which will probably do a similar deal soon). Pronto. Oh ok. guess so.
PROBLOGGER The 23 Blogger Breeds—Which Are You?
| FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2011
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. While there may be some purebreds out there, 99.832% of bloggers will be mutts, possessing a combination of these traits. Name-droppers mention other bloggers very frequently.
CITIZEN MARKETER 2.1 Six Questions for RecreateMyNight CEO, Tej Bhatia
| WEDNESDAY, JUNE 2, 2010
HOME | ABOUT ME | MY COMPANY | @AARONSTROUT | QND PODCAST | 5 MINS OF ME | FLICKR Wednesday, June 2, 2010 Six Questions for RecreateMyNight CEO, Tej Bhatia I rarely respond to blogger pitches these days but an interesting one came across my gmail account last week. For example, with Facebook, our site encourages more uploading, sharing and friending on Facebook itself. Which leaders/writers/bloggers give you your inspiration? day ago Critt Jarvis No human being is illegal: Immigrandia - 1 day ago Scobleizer -- Tech geek blogger Venture Capital’s “Mr.
PROBLOGGER Easy Goal Setting for Your New Blog
| TUESDAY, DECEMBER 13, 2011
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 ageofmarketing.com. How do we set clear goals?
PROBLOGGER 4 Things to Expect When You Become an A-List Blogger
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 17, 2010
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. Public Criticism.
BLOGGER XPERTISE Tip: A grid of post thumbnails for index/listing pages : Blogger Xpertise
| TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2012
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.
TWIST IMAGE Watching Me Blog
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 4, 2012
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. 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!) Only me.
PROBLOGGER Blog Better by Slowing Down
| FRIDAY, MAY 18, 2012
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.
PROBLOGGER I Am Not a Blogger, I Am a Human Being!
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
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! 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. 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. The best bloggers already have. Take Darren Rowse, for example. Am Not a Blogger, I Am a Human Being! need help.
PROBLOGGER The Commonsense Approach to Fresh Post Ideas
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 6, 2012
If you’re a long-time blogger, you, at some point, have inevitably looked at a blank document on a computer screen and thought to yourself, “I have no idea what I’m going to write about.”. And if you’ve never been a blogger, it’s likely you haven’t even fathomed the idea of, you know, sharing your thoughts with all of “those” people on the internet, let alone knowing what to write about. That simple exchange, followed by what came to mind for me, is a great example of how we constantly take knowledge and our life experiences for granted. What to write about. Common sense.
PROBLOGGER 7 Self-doubts New Bloggers Can Beat
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2010
Perhaps you’re a more experienced blogger who still remembers when you questioned what on Earth you were doing and whether you were any good. Self-doubt and the New Blogger. This got me thinking about the specific doubts new bloggers come up against, and the ways in which a lack of self-belief can negatively affect our blogging activities. Feelings of self-doubt have little to do with how good a blogger you really are—they’re about how not-so-good you perceive yourself to be. What could a newbie like you possibly have to offer a big-name blogger?
TRENDS SPOTTING What Goes Viral? Digital Storytelling
| MONDAY, JULY 19, 2010
Storytelling needs not only a well written memorable tale, but also a catchy title which is instructive “How to use and is directly connected to needs ( a product intro ), an effective distribution channel (Alltop is one good example) and of course, a well respected teller (or ambassador in this case, which can bridge between different cultures- business, marketing and digital). I happened to be involved in an interesting case study on “Digital Storytelling. Last week, I was discussing storytelling with Guy for one of the chapters in his book.
SOCIAL MEDIA CITIZENS Why augmented reality will change the world as we know it?
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2010
There were not too many bloggers who hadn’t identified augmented reality as a top subject in their trend lists of 2010 and there is a simple reason for it – it is (or will be) the world-changing trend. Consumer behavior I’ve been browsing through the case studies and examples of augmented reality and it looks really amazing – bands playing live on you PC screen , journals and even buildings interacting with you (fool list at the end of the article). January 13th, 2010 by Giedrius Ivanauskas Leave a reply » Share Augmented reality is clearly the buzz word of 2010.
PROBLOGGER The Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing – 31 Steps to a Profitable Blog
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 30, 2011
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. This essential guide retails for $99.99 and many more.
TWIST IMAGE The Question Of Quora
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 8, 2011
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.
WAXING UNLYRICAL Walking the Social Talk
| MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010
This is because the contributing bloggers are all remarkable women, and I am truly lucky to be able to see life through their eyes. For example, are you responding to other people’s tweets with your own thoughts on a particular issue? find that even though I am busy, I meet really great people who get it on blogs that have active bloggers who are passionate about life and whatever content they are expert in. And my guest bloggers, both frequent and infrequent. Even with the extremely high quality of posts I’m lucky to edit, one really stood out to me last week.
PROBLOGGER How to Avoid Legal Trouble, Income Tax Fines, and Penalties as a Blogger
| SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 27, 2011
These are some of the most financially impactful in terms of fines, penalties, liability exposure, and money left on the table, yet they’re ones that are most commonly overlooked by bloggers and internet marketers. For example, when you claim a $600 business deduction, that is $600 less the government can tax you with. For example, if you made $40,000 working in a job and lost $2,000 in your online business due to expenses such as paying someone to design a website, domain, hosting, email newsletters, etc., This guest post is by Sunil of Extra Money Blog. Conclusion.
PROBLOGGER How Bloggers Can Make Money from Brands
| WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2011
Bloggers everywhere need to rethink their approaches: display advertising needs reinvention: who’s it working for? As a blogger, you need to make some serious strategic calls on where to put your focus because content-making is heavy going. Most recently, I’ve been working with Kleenex Mums to help build a blogger-centric online community. was on a panel recently at the Aussie Bloggers Conference. One of the questions that Sarah Pietrzak asked was, “What should brands expect of bloggers and where do you see this relationship going?”. Old models are struggling.
PROBLOGGER Blogger Correspondant Great Barrier Reef Itinerary: #QldBlog
| TUESDAY, APRIL 10, 2012
Ten of the world’s most imaginative bloggers arrive in Cairns, the gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and our northern-most frontier city. I’ll do a little teaching (based a survey of the winning bloggers’ needs) and we’ll also spend some time workshopping the winners’ blogs together. It will be one of the most exotic locations for a blogger training workshop the world has ever seen! This trip is open to all bloggers over the age of 18 from around the globe (including Australia). We are looking for bloggers in all kinds of niches.
PROBLOGGER 50% Discount Ends in 36 Hours on the Blogger’s Guide to Online Marketing Kit
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2011
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.
PROBLOGGER 20+ More Bloggers to Watch: The Readers’ Choice
| FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15, 2013
It’s been nearly a month since Bloggers to Watch in 2013 was published. Image courtesy stock.xchng user saavem This post presents all the bloggers that people have highlighted over the past few weeks. If you want to read a genuinely very funny Dad blogger then you can’t beat Mark Richards. One blogger I really enjoy is Katie from Wellness Mama. She’s a health and nutrition blogger, but does a great job of getting readers involved with her posts. “An older blogger who is an accomplished and wise writer. bloggers aged over 60.
PROBLOGGER Guess what? Bloggers – You and Me – Are Publishers, and We Should Act Like It. (So Let’s Not Be Jerks when Someone Sends Us A Guest Post!)
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 7, 2010
In the ancient world of print publications – for example, in any academic or professional journal – when you send an article to the editor, you receive an acknowledgment of receipt. We all know people who’ve submitted pieces to another blogger and heard nothing. Do this, instead: write a piece *encouraging* bloggers to create guest-post submission channels with less friction. As bloggers, we graze on both sides of the fence – we accept guest posts for our blogs, and we guest post on other blogs. To the other blogger. Scratch that.
PROBLOGGER Accepting the Blogger’s Social Responsibility
| SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2011
On a daily basis we bloggers are bombarded posts about so-called unique methods of making money, getting new advertisement opportunities, and how to increase revenue streams. It becomes so deeply ingrained in our minds that the end goal, if we care about monetizing our blog, is to become the next millionaire blogger. But based on the inherent characteristic that bloggers enjoy helping each other, shouldn’t we bloggers have a social responsibility to give back to society? Partner with other bloggers for a specific purposes (e.g. Here are a few examples.
MINDJUMPERS Howdy From SXSW in Austin, Texas!
| TUESDAY, MARCH 15, 2011
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!
PROBLOGGER Curing the Dreaded Blogger’s Malaise
| SUNDAY, MAY 22, 2011
could come up with a catchy name for this malaise, like the “blog-bonic plague , but “Blogger’s Burnout” is now practically an industry term, being written up in the medical journals as I type, so we’ll stick with that. Signs you’ve caught the dreaded Blogger’s Malaise (or Blogger’s Burnout, or Blog-bonic plague): You haven’t posted in a couple of weeks. And so you go out and eat a pony instead (this is a hypothetical example). If you really, truly want to be a serious blogger, you have to keep going through the malaise.
DIVA MARKETING BLOG On Being A "Pro Blogger" -- Interview With Jane Genova
| MONDAY, JANUARY 17, 2011
That's what was returned on a Google search for "pro blogger jobs.". Soon blog ad networks became the rage offering bloggers and advertising more control and greater targeting. Enter stage right B5Media created by three successful bloggers Jeremy Wright, Darren Rowse and Duncan Riley. also have been an unpaid guest blogger for Pointoflaw.com and a site for Harvard Law School. In addition, I've worked as a paid blogger in diverse settings ranging from ghostwriting content on attorney blogs to producing bylined content for brandname players in social media. .
MINDJUMPERS Defining a Strategy To Use Content In B2B Marketing
| THURSDAY, JULY 1, 2010
Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Improve Organizational Efficiency via Social Media-Part II Roskilde Festival is on Foursquare » Defining a Strategy To Use Content In B2B Marketing Posted by admin Jul 1st, 2010 Tweet Mindjumpers collaborates with bloggers associated with the Social Marketing Forum. This guest blog is written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced interactive marketing journalist and blogger. What is often missing in B2B content marketing is a strategy.
PROBLOGGER How to Get the Best Return on Your Blog
| THURSDAY, DECEMBER 8, 2011
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 Time Management for Travel Bloggers … and Others
| WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 26, 2011
some point you’re going to need to find a way to balance work and travel if you want to be a successful travel blogger. For example, Monday is my writing day, Tuesday is photo day, Wednesday is a random task day. This guest post is written by Matthew Kepnes of Nomadic Matt’s Travel Site. While I hate the name, I am, to some degree, a digital nomad. spend my time traveling the world and working as I go. By that very definition, I’m a digital nomad. But unlike most other digital nomads, I don’t move to a city for a few months, live and work there. Check email once a day.
GAURAVONOMICS Why the Web Went Wrong: From Self-Organized Swarms to Unruly Flash.
| THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 9, 2010
Mary Joyce recently wondered if most examples of “bad practices in digital activism consist of governments and corporations compromising personal privacy via surveillance, cookies and intrusive messaging or distorting public opinion via disinformation, astroturfing and plain old paid propaganda. White the Western media focuses on China’s human flesh search engines as an example of online mob behavior, such behavior seems to be at the heart of American internet culture. Take for example the FAIL fad on the Internet. The question is: how well will we choose?
JEFF KORHAN How to Start a Blog - Jeff Korhan
| SUNDAY, AUGUST 29, 2010
» August 25, 2010 How to Start a Blog Despite the millions of blogs in the blogosphere, it is still a fact that the percentage of small business bloggers in any industry other than technology is less than 10%, and probably much closer to 1%. Common Blogging Challenges While the percentage of bloggers is small, it is not for lack of desire. For example, instead of writing, just posting an image or a short video with a small caption solves the challenge of time and writing skill. Strategic is a good example. Strategic is a good example.
MINDJUMPERS Successful Ways To Create User Involvement | Mindjumpers
| MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 27, 2010
Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Why You Need a Blog: Blogs Are The Websites of The Social Media World ‘Jumo’ – The New Social Networking Site For Non-profit Organisations » Successful Ways To Create User Involvement Posted by Anne Herngaard Sep 27th, 2010 Tweet Communication today is all about creating engagement and involvement and to create experiences for the individual user or receiver. Lately, there has been several examples of campaigns that have been good at involving the users. and how you can achieve this.
PROBLOGGER How to Get Paid to Double Your Blog Traffic: a Technique 99% of Bloggers Won’t Dare Try
| FRIDAY, JANUARY 11, 2013
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.
KIKOLANI Simple On-Page Tag Optimization for Bloggers
| MONDAY, JUNE 7, 2010
This is a guest post by Tola Famakinwa, SEO Blogger. Most content management systems like Wordpress give you free reign over a lot of your tags, but others (like Blogger) do not. So if you have the TweetMeme plugin, for example, when people click retweet, your post’s title tag will go out in the tweet. Blogger is notorious for not letting you do this! If you are using Blogger, this is how you can create dynamic meta tags for your posts. One great example is how commenters can use the KeywordLuv plugin to create great anchor text for their commenting URL.
PROBLOGGER Bloggers, Think for Yourselves: Reject the SEO Rumor-Mongers!
| SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 2013
This is a perfect example of a reactionary, irrational response on both sides of the aisle. In order to appease bloggers, panic-stricken lemmings of the SEO world have recently been purporting the value of “link earning” rather than link building. Rather than trying to set bloggers’ minds at ease by changing the name of an industry, SEO professionals should be concerned with generating quality content that bloggers actually want. Google knows this; bloggers should know this as well. Bloggers, Think for Yourselves: Reject the SEO Rumor-Mongers! Spammer!
DANNY BROWN The 7 Day Blog Challenge - Danny Brown
| WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 2010
Instead of sharing the usual suspects when it comes to bloggers and their latest posts, let’s widen our arc. So let’s encourage each other to diversify a bit, and really help other bloggers get the recognition they deserve. Rinse and repeat for another 6 new bloggers (so one a day). Bloggers We are who we are because of our readers. Add their blog to your blogroll (if you have one) or post a round-up at the end of the week of the great new bloggers you’ve found. Ive been looking to connect with new bloggers. Interested? Bravo! Lets go.
PROBLOGGER The Benefits of Being a Transparent Blogger [Case Study]
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2012
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.
PROBLOGGER The Blogger’s Ultimate Guide to YouTube Success
| WEDNESDAY, JULY 6, 2011
YouTube is an excellent platform for bloggers to build a brand, connect, and provide value to millions of people at once. After knowing all the stats and the potential, why don’t bloggers use YouTube more to build our blogs and to reach out to millions of people, free? It’s because most blogger are afraid to get behind a camera and show their faces, and share their voices with such a big audience. Most bloggers are afraid to create videos because of the fear of rejection—the fear that people will not like your video or think its not good enough. Step 1. Step 2.
GEOFF LIVINGSTON Differentiating in a Sea of Sameness
| SUNDAY, JANUARY 2, 2011
The organization focuses on one piece of the puzzle only, for example Flip camera’s sole focus on low-end handheld video cameras. Marketing Reality social media bloggers blogosphere brand cancer Danny Brown differentiation iPad Jennifer Strauss marketing positioning Ries same sameness stale WTF Lung CancerMaturation in social media marketing has created a sea of sameness, where conversations revolve around listening, responding, strategy, ROI, influence, etc. Differentiation distinguishes ideas, services and products. Differentiation gets back to basic product marketing.
PROBLOGGER Talking Funny: What Can Bloggers Learn from Comedians?
| MONDAY, AUGUST 22, 2011
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.
PROBLOGGER How Many Posts Should a Blogger Post? [Pros and Cons of Daily Posting]
| MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013
I’ve had a variety of approaches to blogging frequency over the years and I have to say that getting into a daily blogging frequency has helped ME, as a blogger, make writing part of my daily workflow. For example if you’re tweeting every day, answering comments every day and answering emails every day then this will certainly increase engagement. For example, here on ProBlogger today I’m publishing our 7001st post! However there are also some costs including: Blogger Burnout. Ultimately you need to decide what is right for you as a blogger.
MINDJUMPERS Why And How Your Employees And Business Can Become Trusted Influencers
| MONDAY, JULY 12, 2010
Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Youtube Makes User-generated Feature Film: Life In A Day 5 Great Infographics About Social Media » Why And How Your Employees And Business Can Become Trusted Influencers Posted by admin Jul 12th, 2010 Tweet This guest blog is written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced interactive marketing journalist and blogger. Let me give you an example from the viewpoint of an integrated social media and e-mail marketing strategy. Like Mindjumpers, he is associated with Social Marketing Forum.
THE WAY OF THE WEB Good blogger outreach and is Worky worth trying?
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 14, 2010
Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Newsflash: The world is constantly changing, so don’t panic… Google’s Inside Adsense home for spam comments → Good blogger outreach and is Worky worth trying? have to admit, I haven’t quite found the features that make it stand out as yet, but the founder is interesting serial entrepreneur , and it seems to do reasonably well in search results, for example. And generally they use email templates headed ‘Dear Sir’ or ‘Dear TheWayoftheWeb’, and it’s about something completely irrelevant to the topics I blog about.
PROBLOGGER Bloggers Don’t Predict the Future
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2011
As a blogger (or hopeful blogger), you need to realize that attempting to see what your future business has in store is a waste of time and effort. Bloggers don’t predict: they pace the future. just gave you your first example of what future pacing is. For example, the five general topics I have for blogging are: Systems, Profit Equation, Instant Massive Action, Pacing, and Content Generating. Bloggers are meant to deliver information that’s not only informative, but useful. Bloggers Don’t Predict the Future. Never blog it all at once.
PROBLOGGER Don’t Go It Alone: Relationship-building for Bloggers
| THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2011
follow as role models/examples. Reach out to growing bloggers and to those bloggers who are in the same stage as you in their blogging journey. Your first friend will be the blogger, of course. Here’s what you can do after that: Communicate personally with the blogger. have also gained new subscribers and friends who are friends of those buddy bloggers. Caution: Don’t be tempted to get dirty and disagree with popular bloggers just to gain attention. Don’t Go It Alone: Relationship-building for Bloggers. share things with.
PROBLOGGER Stop Being a Lazy Guest Blogger in 3 Steps
| TUESDAY, JULY 10, 2012
Guest bloggers who can take it just as well as they can dish it out are golden. great example of this is an article one of my company’s clients, which was published on Under 30 CEO. And what’s more appealing to a guest blogger than another opportunity to blog? Stop Being a Lazy Guest Blogger in 3 Steps. This guest post is by Kelsey Meyer of Digital Talent Agents. You’ve finally made it big! The Washington Post or SocialTimes has picked up your well-crafted, thought-provoking article, and you see your name in shining lights (or at least in the author byline). No way.
DANNY BROWN Think Bigger Than You - Danny Brown
| SATURDAY, AUGUST 28, 2010
Share Save A marketer and blogger I really admire, Mark W. If we’re not setting the example, how can we expect our kids to? Home About Me Charities 12for12k Kiva Work With Me About This Blog Disclosure Comment Policy Headway Archives Contact Me Great Blogs Think Bigger Than You August 28, 2010 8 voices share yours! Schaefer , wrote an excellent post about leadership the other day. In it, he told the story of how he was inspired by George Bergeron, the Group President of one of the companies Mark worked for. And it made me think. We swear; they swear. We smoke; they smoke.
CONVINCE & CONVERT Is Starbucks the Most Dangerous Competitor to Facebook? | E.
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 25, 2010
August 25th, 2010 |Written By: Jay Baer | View Comments Tweet Today’s post is a collaboration with Clinton Bonner , community connectivity expert, futurist, and blogger at Everything to Everything. And that example is just scratching the surface. Starbucks is not only offering free Wi-Fi in all stores come this fall, but also unveiling their Starbucks Digital Network that all in-store web and mobile users will have the opportunity to enjoy (it’s a partnership with Yahoo!). Why would Starbucks need their own digital network? Plenty. What’s Next (Potentially)?
DANNY BROWN Why Arkayne is Good for Your Blog and Business - Danny Brown
| SUNDAY, JULY 25, 2010
Share 1 save For any blogger (especially if you’re using your blog for your business), Arkayne is a pretty solid platform that you might want to check out. Two of the most asked questions by bloggers is how to get more traffic and how to monetize it. To grow and monetize your blog you need readers but, as any blogger will tell you, finding those readers initially can be tough. For example, if you link your Twitter and/or Facebook account to Arkayne, you can post an update from within your dashboard to your profile. Simple. Arkayne can help with all three.
PROBLOGGER What I Learned From Liars and Journalists, and How it Made Me a Better Blogger
| THURSDAY, AUGUST 30, 2012
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.
THE WAY OF THE WEB The best social games on any platform…
| SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2010
Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Should PR and Marketing pay bloggers to post? Google Buzz proves problems with single online identities → The best social games on any platform… February 22nd, 2010 · View Comments Social Gaming is one of the trends of the moment, and the best examples of the genre are Farmville , which has reached 80 million users via Facebook, and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox, which has topped $1 billion in sales since November 2009. Image by Flyinace2000 on Flickr , used under CC Licence.
SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGERY An Interview with Blogger Bob From TSA's Evolution of Security.
| TUESDAY, MARCH 10, 2009
Development Social Media An Interview with Blogger Bob From TSA’s Evolution of Security Blog Tue, Mar 10, 2009 Best Of , Government 2.0 Because sometimes all it takes is one blog , one wiki , or one presentation to inspire someone else, I wanted to interview one of TSA’s bloggers, Blogger Bob , to find out what made TSA take a risk like this in the first place, how it’s been working out for them, and what we can look forward to in the future. How did you identify the bloggers for the “Evolution of Security blog? Government 2.0 Not at all.
ENGAGING BRAND How to Optimize Your Resume with Social Media
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 7, 2012
For example, if you are hoping to get into real estate, you may want to add a link to your Active Rain profile. Careers Social Media finding jobs social media job hunting lior levin optimise for search social media profiles blogger wordpress marketing consultantThere are two things we know for certain about today’s economy. 1) Finding jobs is getting more and more difficult, for both college educated and non-college educated people. 2) Social media has made job hunting and job candidate hunting trickier. Link Up to LinkedIn LinkedIn is a massive professional social network.
PROBLOGGER Become a Playful Blogger and Inject Some Energy into Your Blogging
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 24, 2010
Perhaps it is time to become a bit more playful as a blogger. Watch the full sized version at Become a Playful Blogger. Become a Playful Blogger Transcript. For example, I’ve done a few rants on my blogs. Become a Playful Blogger and Inject Some Energy into Your Blogging. Is your blogging getting a little dry? One of the things that I’ve learned over the years is that the more I ‘play’ and experiment with my blog the more I learn that helps me to make my blog better. Notes. The transcription provided by The Transcription People. Share This.
PROBLOGGER Four Tips for Bloggers Who Want to Work with the Travel Industry
| TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 15, 2011
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. 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.
WWW.MIZZINFORMATION.COM The Slippery Slope of Association Blogger Outreach
| WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2010
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. But actually this is a post Ive been meaning to write for a while about a topic that I am sort of torn about: associations doing blogger outreach campaigns. Plus theres the "feel good" factor of bloggers being compensated to get out the message of a nonprofit.its dicey at best.
PROBLOGGER Why Bloggers Should Pay Attention to the New Affiliate Tax Laws
| TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, 2011
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 5 Ways Facebook’s Discussions App Will Make You a Better Blogger
| MONDAY, JANUARY 24, 2011
So let’s say for example you publish a status update that, for one reason or another gets a ton of feedback. This guest post is by Tommy Walker, Online Marketing Strategist and owner of Tommy.ismy.name. Build a community.” You hear it all the time. Comment on other people’s articles, guest post, and join the conversation.. One of the problems with the way most online communications systems are set up is that they’re top-down in nature. You’re building a successful broadcasting platform—sure—but broadcasting to a bunch of people is not community. Field questions.
PROBLOGGER Why Bloggers Should Care About Google Suggest and Online Reputation Management
| SUNDAY, JULY 11, 2010
It also has the potential to produce headaches for bloggers and business owners. What’s scary for bloggers is the search tool’s potential to become a negative echo chamber. For example, Copyblogger is one of the best run and most respected sites on the web (full disclosure: I’ve written for them). Bloggers aren’t likely to curtail their use of words or crack down on reader commentary for the sake of the search engines. Bloggers who sell info products or provide other commercial services should be quick to respond to consumer problems aired in public.
DANNY BROWN Email or RSS – Feeding the Inbox - Danny Brown
| FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, 2010
Share 1 save If you’re a blogger, how easy are you making it for people to subscribe to you? If you’re a blogger that doesn’t currently use an email option, think of it this way. personally use both options when following a blogger, I miss reading a lot of my RSS feeds, but I miss very few emails. realize, of course, that I may be missing out on some good reads; the blogger is missing me as a subscriber.Cheers. You make a valid point about the blogger losing a reader, for the sake of not switching on one more option. But here’s the thing. If so, why?
PROBLOGGER How to Blog In the Moment (or What Acting School Taught Me About Being a Better Blogger)
| MONDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 2012
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.
PROBLOGGER How to Make Getting Sidetracked Work for You as a Blogger
| TUESDAY, AUGUST 9, 2011
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
DANNY BROWN 25 Ways to Use the Web to Find Content for Your Blog
| FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2010
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. 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 Revealed: The Super Powers James Clear Used to Become a Full Time Blogger in 6-Months
| THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 22, 2012
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 SpikingStrengths.com. James Clear runs the blog PassivePanda.com , 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.
VIPER CHILL VIP Access: The VIPerchill Business Plan
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 4, 2010
You are here: ViperChill » ViperChill » VIP Access: The VIPerchill Business Plan VIP Access: The VIPerchill Business Plan Written by Glen, this post has 108 Comments It’s never a good sign when a blogger disappears for weeks, “neglecting their readers and doesn’t take the time to give a reason why. It’s also very common for bloggers who apologise for their infrequent posting to quickly find themselves at a stage where their blog does not get updated at all. In fact, I would love to know what most bloggers are getting up to. Cheers!
THE WAY OF THE WEB Lessons to learn from Blekko and T-Shirt marketing
| THURSDAY, APRIL 7, 2011
They’re not necessarily A-list bloggers, and they’re chuffed enough to post an article with a link to Blekko and Blekko gear. That’s 50 blog posts, and links – depending on the site, paid links can be somewhere between $50 and $200 judging by the going rate on various sponsored post and linkbuying services and the enquiries I regular see being pitched to a variety of bloggers (And in sponsored posts etc, those links are meant to be ‘nofollowed’ – the voluntary ones to Blekko are ‘Dofollowed’, which is handy). as well! million.
ALMOST SAVVY Creating Evangelists: Social Media the Cirque du Soleil Way
| SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009
Again, an example of marketing at its finest – create interest up front and then blow their socks off by delivering beyond expectations. Have you seen examples of brands using social media well or others missing the mark? With six completely different Cirque shows in Las Vegas, choosing just one proved a daunting task, but I eventually selected LOVE. It is hard to imagine any theatrical experience topping the feast for the senses that is LOVE, Cirque’s tribute to The Beatles. It’s as if LOVE? This strategy was definitely in play here. Yes, absolutely. You bet.
MINDJUMPERS Five Digital Channels For Word of Mouth Marketing
| WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 11, 2010
Blog About Clients Cases Tribesourcing Video People & Contact Bloggers « Viral Video Ad Update: Hip Hop Hamsters Closing In On Old Spice 5 Tips for E-mail Marketing Deliverability » Five Digital Channels For Word of Mouth Marketing Posted by admin Aug 11th, 2010 Tweet This guest blog is written by J-P De Clerck , who is an experienced interactive marketing journalist and blogger. Demonstrate your know-how for example and share valuable content and teasers. Like Mindjumpers, he is associated with Social Marketing Forum. Participate in these discussions.
PUSHING SOCIAL 3 Things Your Readers Need to Hear Before They’ll Read Your Blog
| MONDAY, JANUARY 2, 2012
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.
PROBLOGGER Tomorrow We Triple the Price on Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers Grab a Copy Today for just $9.97
| MONDAY, AUGUST 30, 2010
Almost two weeks ago we launched the brand new ProBlogger eBook – the Copywriting Scorecard for Bloggers. Written by SEO specialist copywriter Glenn Murray it’s an eBook designed to help bloggers get their posts optimized for readers and search engines so that their posts reach their potential (you can read all about it here in more detail). One of the pieces of feedback that we got about version 1 was that it would be more useful with a working example that illustrated how to use the Scorecard. We are about to Triple the Price! this week. was too cheap too.
PUSHING SOCIAL How to Be An Expert Even If You Don’t Feel Like One
| MONDAY, JANUARY 23, 2012
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.
TECHIPEDIA: TAMAR WEINBERG 11 Characteristics of Highly Influential Blog(ger)s
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2010
There are at least ten characteristics off the top of my head that make blogs and bloggers successful. Here are some key ideas and takeways — as well as inspirational bloggers you might want to follow — who can help you realize that dream. Bloggers like Valeria Maltoni of Conversation Agent , who don’t have a team of bloggers at arm’s length, offer content on a very regular basis (in Valeria’s case, 6 days a week). Eloquence My three favorite bloggers are Brian Solis , Lisa Barone , and Adam Singer. Sometimes bloggers don’t.
PUSHING SOCIAL Why IFTTT Could Be the Best Blogging Tool Ever
| TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2012
Bloggers are busy folks. 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. We shoehorn post writing, promotion, and networking in between day jobs, family time, and sleep (sometimes). That’s why I get all warm and fuzzy when I discover a time saving tool that works as advertised. IFTTT is incredibly powerful. am an IFTTT addict. Twitter is voracious.
THE WAY OF THE WEB Content farms will eat themselves
| MONDAY, AUGUST 9, 2010
Web Strategy Wikinomics Rankings ← Google Wave fails to cause a splash Augmented Reality needs to jump the shark → Content farms will eat themselves August 9th, 2010 · View Comments The leading example of web publishing dubbed ‘content farms’ is Demand Media , which has just publicly filed registration for an IPO, and as a result has made it’s financial records public for the first time. Partly this is because it’s easy – relative to establishing a successful blog in a niche and achieving the same level of earnings for example. So what can content farms do?
DANNY BROWN 3 Ways to Repurpose Old Content to Create New Premium Products
| MONDAY, APRIL 23, 2012
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.
PUSHING SOCIAL The Fascinate Book Review
| FRIDAY, AUGUST 13, 2010
enjoyed Sally’s book because she’s combined sharp writing, with awesome examples, and practical tips that you can apply in your life and business. How to Grow Your Blog by Breaking the Rules Why You May Need a Mohawk to Be a Spectacular Blogger Affiliate Disclosure From time to time, the articles posted here will contain affiliate links. Home About Pushing Social #FF Gratitude Journal 4 My Tweeps Archives Contact Subscribe Pushing Social The Fascinate Book Review by Stanford on August 13, 2010 Spread it! Take a look at this video book review (my first so be kind!)
DIVA MARKETING BLOG Bloggers Flash Back to 2006 and Flash Forward to 2009
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 2009
As December 2005 drew to a close, I asked a few bloggers what their wish list was for the new year. Twitter found its way into the 2009 blogger wishes as did more ways to collaborate. What makes this list interesting is that all of the bloggers have been around in the social media space from at least 2005 which provides some additional perspective. Twitter is another example. Yvonne DiVita , Lip-sticking 2006 MORE Smart Women Bloggers. think too many bloggers take themselves far too seriously. would like to see more business bloggers. More humor.
SPIN SUCKS Sixteen Ways to Use Pinterest for PR
| WEDNESDAY, MAY 9, 2012
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. 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. They’ve pinned only fashion and clothing bloggers. Just do it.
DANNY BROWN Of Blog Design Changes and Looking to the Future
| MONDAY, MAY 7, 2012
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 Your 10 Point Checklist to Help You Grow Your Blog
| FRIDAY, JULY 6, 2012
For many bloggers, there are a variety of blogging goals – growing your blog, monetizing your blog , attracting more readers and more. Things get in the way, like life, work and more, and even the most intent blogger can soon let their goal slide. The good news for bloggers is that stamina can be replaced by a blog schedule or maintenance calendar. Every blogger has goals when they first start out. These vary depending on the blogger. So, for example, if it’s monetizing your blog, you may want to look at affiliate products. Evaluate Your Blog. it’s not.
ADAM COHEN The Content Convergence Dilemma: Where’s the Content Department?
| THURSDAY, OCTOBER 27, 2011
Conversational content is managed across many organizations who touch social media functions – PR, marketing and customer service, for example. Integration requires each department to be candid about their objectives (example: blogger outreach vs. strategic messaging) and to be willing to give and take around a content plan and calendar. By now most companies have figured out that good content is critical in a digital presence. That content can take many forms – user-generated, interactive, structured (data), marketing, conversational, and others.
PUSHING SOCIAL How to Sell Retail Products (Even Boring Ones) With Your Blog
| MONDAY, JANUARY 9, 2012
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.
VERY OFFICIAL BLOG Why Relevance Trumps Influence in Every Type of Media (Not Just Social)
| SUNDAY, JUNE 27, 2010
Cindy Sheehan and Michael Moore are all examples of individuals who were basically nobodies without a relevant message, whether or not you agree with their position or politics. Little Bloggers Grow Up Fast. Despite so much noise about how social media has radically changed the rules of PR and marketing, the fascination with social media influencers is proof of a persistent desire in our industry to take the same old shotgun approach to publicity and dress it up in a new media veneer. Doesn’t this dance sound familiar? Stop Schmoozing and Find People Who Actually Care.
ARI HERZOG Feature Friday: How to Choose the Best Comment System for Your Blog
| THURSDAY, JANUARY 20, 2011
Depending on how encouraging the blogger is to foster open discussion, the comments can take the original post in a whole new direction. From challenging the post itself to debating the thoughts left by other commenters, a blog’s comments can extend the life of a post infinitely (unless the blogger switches comments off after a certain period of time). Add in that vanilla comment systems are for more mobile-friendly than third-party systems, and you can see why so many bloggers prefer staying with their blog’s built-in comment system. image: ilmungo. Native Comments.
Social Media Informer can personalize the content based on your interests, your LinkedIn profile, what you share on Twitter and LinkedIn, and what content people similar to you are sharing. More on Content Personalization
Sign-in using your social networks so we can begin to personalize your experience.
We need your email and password to allow you to log into your personalization features.
Enter your email address to reset your password. A temporary password will be e-mailed to you so that you may log in.