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Self-Publishing vs. Publisher: Why You Should Do Both

Spin Sucks

He and I were talking to Bob Reed about the book publishing process – Mark having just published Return On Influence  and Geoff Livingston and me having just published Marketing in the Round. Because a competitor is publishing a Twitter book and they want to beat them to the punch. Is Publishing Dead? If I publish this blog post by 7 a.m. full year.

The State of the Blogosphere 2010

www.briansolis.com

Brian Solis Home Articles Business – Marketing PR 2.0 – New Communications Social Media Speaking Books Appearances About The State of the Blogosphere 2010 December 13, 2010 View Comments The question we ask ourselves when examining the state of the blogosphere is whether or not the cup is half full or half empty? The State of the Blogosphere 2010briansolis.com [.]

Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability

ProBlogger

Proofread carefully before you publish. Everyone makes mistakes (mentioning typos in a post always scares me because that’s inevitably when something sneaks past you), but endeavor to make as few as possible because once you hit publish, your errors stick around on the internet. Blogosphere Trends + Improving Readability. Hello again, fellow bloggers! Last month, we talked about how to find and interpret your blog’s readability score. If you weren’t happy with what you found, don’t worry: there are plenty of ways to improve readability and we’ll look at a few today.

5 Essential Elements of a Successful Self-published Book

ProBlogger

Self-publishing is a hot trend.  The most successful self published authors treat their books as if they’re working with a publisher. While it’s easier than ever to publish something to Amazon, the low barrier to entry has flooded the Kindle store with less than stellar content. Have you ever self-published a book? Content. Editing. Platform. Design.

Super list of 50 social media links - Koka Sexton dot Com

Koka Sexton

have collected a Super Link List from around the blogosphere for you to be all that you can be online! just published on Social Influence Marketing which might make interesting reading too (if I may add myself!)[link] From Blogs to Twitter and everywhere in between. The “Middleman” of Social Media is Your Friend The Next Evolution of Social Media… You can’t handle the truth! Thanks.

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Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips

ProBlogger

As always, the weekly blogosphere trends have been provided by Regator.com. 1.  Try a brief, polite email or phone call first, detailing what you’d like to talk about, the amount of time you expect it to take, why you are interested in talking with that individual in particular, and when/where the piece will be published. 3.  Blogosphere Trends + Interview Tips. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts) – Darren. Think again. People are interesting if you give them a chance. 5.  Share This.

An introduction to blogging: Making your mark on the blogosphere

Gemma Went

Skip to content The Cube Home About us Speaking/Training Contact us Pitch us Subscribe An introduction to blogging: Making your mark on the blogosphere 09/02/2010 tags: architecture blogging , blog strategy , blogging , construction blogs , Content Marketing by Gemma Went I spoke at the Construction Marketing training event last week about blogging and how to introduce it into your business. The presentation is here. If you have any questions, pop them in the comments and I’ll respond there. Angela Reply Will Corry permalink 17/02/2010 12:00 pm Gemma, This is good stuff!

Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts

ProBlogger

You have three options: (a) Publish it as is and risk having distractible readers (that’s almost all of them) get click happy and leave your blog (b) Break it up into a series (c) use some of the methods below to make the post more scannable and digestible. Blogosphere Trends + Handling High Word Counts. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Writing short is actually considerably more difficult than writing long because every word has to truly pull its weight. There is no room for filler.

It’s Our Birthday!

Spin Sucks

Heck, there wasn’t even a consistent publishing schedule. It was published at 11:35 p.m. Today we have: 3,269 published blog posts. And we still  have one of the most engaged communities in the blogosphere today. All from hanging out on this little blog that published its first post at 11:35 p.m. By Gini Dietrich. Our goal? We had no idea what we were doing.

Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge

ProBlogger

Thanks for joining me for another edition of the weekly blogosphere trends, provided by Regator.com. Consider each then choose the best one before publishing. Blogosphere Trends + A Challenge. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world's best blog posts) - Darren. Hi-dee-hoo, fellow bloggers! Click any trend to see posts about it.) Then share a link to your post in the comments. Let’s take a look at this week’s most popular stories…and your challenges: 1.  Ground Zero Mosque. Star Wars.

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

He does write, “There’s no doubt that the blogosphere remains strong, at least for now. When will part 272 be published? It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.”

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Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting

ProBlogger

When you pitch a post or idea, it should be something that has not been published on your blog or any other blog. Lesson: Once your post is published, your work is not finished. Finding New Readers for Your Blog With Guest Posting ”. “ 9 Ways to Become and Exceptional Guest Poster ”. “ How to Use Guest Blogging to Grow Your Blog Exponentially ”. “ How NOT To Get A Guest Post Published On A Blog ”. Blogosphere Trends + Guest Posting. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren.

Eight Common Blogging Mistakes

Spin Sucks

There are content “farms” whose sole job is to move throughout the blogosphere and scrape (or steal) content they then publish on their own sites/blogs. This also creates a link that tells people where the content was first published, which makes the duplicate content OK in the eyes of Google. Was. A. Disaster. And figure it out we did! Komen PR Disaster.”

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Twitter Search or Instagram Search: Which is Better for Business?

Diva Marketing Blog

Recently I was chatting with long time BBF, Paul Chaney , about the changes in social media from the days when we began in what was then called The Blogosphere. Paul Paul wondered if search on Twitter or Instagram could be a good business tool. He kindly offered to share his views and research on Diva Marketing. How How could I say no to such a generous offer? Hope you enjoy Paul's post.

Take the Easy Route. Everyone Is Doing It.

Spin Sucks

This past weekend, Danny Brown , Geoff Livingston , and I had an email conversation about the sameness of the blogosphere. Yet some of the best writing around was being published, since the attention span didn’t have to be geared towards 140-characters or compete with a thousand social networks. Tools such as Storify quickly aggregates content, without having to create it. And paper.li

Blogosphere Trends + Humour

ProBlogger

Before you use a video in your post, like the one in this example, or hit publish on a comical (or supposedly comical) post, watch the video or read the post aloud. Blogosphere Trends + Humour. This column is written by Kimberly Turner from Regator (a great tool that gathers and organizes the world’s best blog posts). Darren. Once again, we’re taking a look at the stories bloggers have been writing about the most during the last seven days (list provided by Regator ). This week, we’ll be using posts about those hot stories to look at one of the toughest forms of writing: humour.

Restraint of Tongue and Pen

Geoff Livingston

That meditative pause before you press publish can make or break you. Every time I’ve published posts in the form of rants, call-outs or thinly veiled commentary, I’ve regretted it. Why publish this particular post? I’ve seen an uptick in criticism for being too nice online recently. Save it for someone else’s corner of the blogosphere.

What Every Business Blogger Can Learn from SaaStr

Spin Sucks

My world of PR in the last decade largely revolved around the blogosphere. When I was running a PR agency, we quickly discovered the fastest way to get our clients into Forbes was to have them write a thoughtful contributed article that gets published. The results were published articles that really didn’t say much of anything. By Aly Saxe. SaaStr Groupie. Every. Single.

What’s More Important? The Steak Or The Sizzle?

Jason Yormark

As of this writing, Jon claims to have received over 1,700 subscribers, 1,000 Twitter followers and 600 likes/comments on Facebook prior to even writing a single post and only publishing his movie style trailer promoting his upcoming blog launch. You can check out the trailer here. Now I’m totally on board with this idea. My first reaction was, “Well of course he did” Why?

What’s More Important? The Steak Or The Sizzle?

Jason Yormark

As of this writing, Jon claims to have received over 1,700 subscribers, 1,000 Twitter followers and 600 likes/comments on Facebook prior to even writing a single post and only publishing his movie style trailer promoting his upcoming blog launch. You can check out the trailer here. Now I’m totally on board with this idea. My first reaction was, “Well of course he did” Why?

5 Marketing Myths

Geoff Livingston

Myths and misconceptions are abound in the marketing blogosphere. Write a great blog post and publish it with no visual media assets at all. Publish a great photo (which takes as much time to shoot and produce, by the way), video or infographic without words. Sometimes I can’t help but think that we have a pseudo religion about the way the industry is. Disappointing.

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How To Become An Ethical Blogger

Kikolani

The Blogosphere is a common ground where bloggers from different cultures, nations, and religions meet. Not good, I know. a) If you are publishing any information in part or full from any other site, you should credit it within your post in words or/and with a backlink to the source. b) Even the images that you use may require attribution. Blogging is growing at an unprecedented rate.

PIN’s: The Future of Private Link Building

Viper Chill

This isn’t some “SEO is Dead” article you see go viral in the SEO blogosphere every six months, but a genuine prediction based on how Google search results have evolved over the last few years. ” If you follow the SEO blogosphere, you’ll undoubtedly know who he is. It’s certainly not going to end up on the homepage of Inbound.org. ” Why?

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Blogger: Redirecting

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Push-Button Publishing You're about to be redirected The blog that used to be here is now at [link] Do you wish to be redirected? This blog is not hosted by Blogger and has not been checked for spam, viruses and other forms of malware. Yes No Home | Features | About | Buzz | Help | Discuss | Language | Developers | Gear Terms of Service | Privacy | Content Policy | Copyright © 1999 – 2010 Google

24 (of the) Best Business Blogging Guides, Tips and Tools of 2011

Webbiquity SMM

But as the blogosphere continues to expand (as noted by Diana Adams below), it becomes more difficult to stand out and be heard above the noise.  For more on this topic, see also Eight Factors to Consider When Launching a Business Blog previously published here.). How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Write great blog post headlines? Guidance for New Bloggers.

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Remain Teachable

Geoff Livingston

And I did better than I ever had, but did I conquer? I had an agency of 8, not 800, yet I walked around the blogosphere like I mattered. It’s also one of the reasons I look forward to self-publishing. Image by Dustin Holmes. There’s nothing worse than someone who knows it all. Online and in real life I meet and interact with many micro-pundits. Remaining teachable.

Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

In 2004, I stepped into the blogosphere with Diva Marketing and soon after began developing workshops for the American Marketing Association on a national and local chapter level. Easy to maintain, update & publish website. 3. Plus 1 Bonus : If you do nothing else – read blogs & monitor the blogosphere. Of course I was honored by their requests.

IBM Social Computing Guidelines

Buzz Marketing for Technology

These guidelines aimed to provide helpful, practical advice—and also to protect both IBM bloggers and IBM itself, as the company sought to embrace the blogosphere. Whether or not an IBMer chooses to create or participate in a blog, wiki, online social network or any other form of online publishing or discussion is his or her own decision. In 2005, the company made a strategic decision to embrace the blogosphere and to encourage IBMers to participate. Be mindful that what you publish will be public for a long time—protect your privacy. Skip to main content.

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

He does write, “There’s no doubt that the blogosphere remains strong, at least for now. When will part 272 be published? It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. Editors talk. Verne Kopytoff wrote a sensationalist headline in the New York Times in February 2011 entitled, “ Blogs Wane as the Young Drift to Sites Like Twitter.”

8 Deep Questions to Define Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

According to HubSpot’s Rick Burnes , one of the worst things you can do is to “start a consistent dialogue with your customers and then stop.” An equally dangerous mistake is to start publishing without knowing exactly what we’re doing… The technical aspect of blogging is certainly important to your success. How saturated is the blogosphere in your industry?

The Importance of Guest Blogging

Ari Herzog

Want to discover a whole new dimension to yourself and the way you write/publish content? 3: Advertise yourself. Some bloggers that I met on the blogosphere have a fantastic and unique style, and it’s often through guest posts that I find their blogs. Photo credit: kakisky. This Feature Friday article is written by Christopher Roberts. Why does anyone bother guest blogging?

Does your brand take bloggers seriously?

Sherrilynne Starkie

Technorati is not the voice of blogging authority that it once was, but each year the advertising network publishes a report that is required reading for internet marketers. Formerly known as The State of the Blogosphere the report has been renamed the 2013 Digital Influence Report because it takes a look at the broader social Internet as well as blogs and bloggers. Brands are flocking to Facebook but are overlooking the significant opportunities and value that bloggers bring to digital marketing initiatives, according to the T echnorati 2013 Digital Influence Report.

A Startup’s Struggles and Successes in Influencer Outreach: How to Set Up Your First Blogger Campaigns

Techipedia: Tamar Weinberg

Epiphany #3 : Don’t go for the “Kim Kardashians” of the blogosphere. Finding this elusive 2nd-tier group of bloggers was quite a bit more challenging than scanning “top 50 lists.” No one was publishing lists of up-and-comers. As many of you know, I’m working with influencer marketing platform, The Shelf. This article is authored by Lauren Jung, co-founder of The Shelf. Short.

What ComScore Data Tells Us About Google+

Geoff Livingston

While perceived to be dominant in this corner of the blogosphere, they represent just one small part of the Google+ community. Per the advisory, published here and on Danny Brown’s blog , businesses should experiment informally. comScore released a report on Friday examining the demographics of the first 20 million people to join Google+. based. Update on Google+ for Business.

Google Reader Alternatives: 3 Web Based RSS Readers to Manage Your Subscriptions

Kikolani

At the bottom, you can also see results from the blogosphere. They seem to have a lot of great features, including the ability to save stories and even publish your favorites quickly to your own Blurblog. If you follow my writing, you probably know how much I love Google Reader. As you can imagine, this stopped me in my tracks. That’s right. 242 subscriptions to be exact.

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Get and Keep Readers

Geoff Livingston

And of course, those “running away” posts never do as well as the real me. I do the best I can with this. I can’t wait to publish the, “If I was CEO, my office would have no chairs” post! The blogosphere is dominated by an established leadership of individuals and media companies that own a majority of the market. We live in an attention economy.

The PRWeek Guide to Required Reading | Spin Sucks

Spin Sucks

Technology/digital media blogs EC=MC (Every Company is a Media Company) everycompanyisamediacompany.com Former Financial Times reporter and publisher of Silicon Valley Watcher Tom Foremski has been tracking the shifting media landscape for more than a quarter-century. “ Required reading – a definitive guide to PR blogs &# begins with, “Everybody has an opinion. daily.”)

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