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

Viper Chill

Some of the biggest news in the blogging world over the last week was without a doubt Google’s announcement that on June 1st, they’re closing Google Reader. Let’s look at some other big blogs: SmartPassiveIncome: 8,425. Usually [link] yourblog.com/feed/.

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Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. You may be asking yourself, “How does he stay current with all of those blogs?” How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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What the Best Bloggers Do Right

Convince & Convert

million blog posts were written today. So what are the qualities or distinct characteristics that mark these super bloggers, setting them on a plane higher than us lesser mortals? Being regular and keeping that blog fresh is one thing that nearly every successful blogger did.

The End Of Blogging?

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It's time for bloggers to take a deep breath, look in the mirror and admit that something (dramatic) is going on here. The other week, I celebrated 12 years of blogging (not a typo). I have posted anywhere from four to seven items a week, over on my Six Pixels of Separation blog , every week. To know me, is to know that I am still deeply passionate about my blog, writing and the digital publishing experience. Suddenly, you didn't have to have a blog to be a blogger.

How To Get Results From Your Blogger Outreach Campaign

SocialFish

Bloggers are a unique breed. This is precisely why conducting a blogger outreach campaign can be the most difficult type of social media campaign. Part of the strategy included reaching out to bloggers in the nonprofit space in hopes that they’d write a blog post about the grant.

Creating a Custom RSS Feed for Guest Posts

Kikolani

Figuring out how to do this with particular systems might pose a specific challenge, especially if those networks only allow you to import one RSS feed. Creating a Custom RSS Feed. Ok, not from scratch, but using the base elements from another RSS feed. The Custom Feed Results.

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

Adam Sherk

Blogger and influencer outreach is an area with strong crossover between PR, audience development and link building. Finding Bloggers and Influencers. Just search on something like “fashion blogger,” “foodie” or whatever topic you need and you’re on your way.

The Changing State Of Blogs

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

HootSuite for Blogging – Twitter Management for Bloggers

Kikolani

HootSuite offers many great features that can aid bloggers in managing their Twitter accounts for blogging uses including promotion, monitoring, keyword tracking, reputation management and more. Inside Kikolani’s Twitter Management for Blogging in HootSuite.

Feature Friday: How iGoogle is My RSS Feed HQ

Ari Herzog

The following is a guest blog article by Chris Apple. I don’t know about you, but as a real estate blogger, I tend to read a lot of blogs during my workday. You may be asking yourself, “How does he stay current with all of those blogs?” How to add RSS feeds to iGoogle.

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The Secret to Feeding Your Family with a Blog

ProBlogger

It’s every blogger’s dream: to take something you created and generate enough money to take care of your obligations. And it becomes tough to know where to spend your time as a blogger. And … I launched my blog. It said: “FEED THE PEANUT&#.

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Watching Me Blog

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Blogs are one of the most valuable marketing tools ever created. I 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. The morning of the conference, we had breakfast and our conversation sparked a blog post (this one: Where Do Ideas Come From? ). To my surprise, Chris blogged about me blogging (how meta!)

Twitterfeed, HootSuite RSS Feeds, and Blog Posting Schedules

Kikolani

Are there blogs that you read regularly that you find so good that you end up sharing every post on Twitter? Twitterfeed and HootSuite offer the ability to take a RSS feed from any site and update it to your Twitter account automatically when new feed items are found.

How To Start A Blog In 2012

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

Martha Stewart’s Blogger Blunder

Proactive Report

And that Martha herself doesn’t quite get social media and blogging. Martha had some strong comments about bloggers, yet her PR folk pitch bloggers in an attempt to tap into their influence with their audience. Is every blogger an expert at what they write about?

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

Kikolani

It’s hard enough to build a successful and profitable blog when you have all day and night to devote to it. But when you’re a part time blogger working around a full time job, taking care of the kids and/or your elderly parents, success can seem like it’s a mile away. The fact is, if you want to succeed as a part time blogger, you’d better bring your “A game” at all times. You simply cannot afford to be wasting time in the few hours you have to devote to blogging each day.

6 Tools That Help Bloggers Manage and Monitor Their Online Reputation

Kikolani

As a blogger, your name stands for the quality and authenticity of your posts, apart from your personal and professional interest in having a “clean and positive” online reputation. ” Twitter Search RSS Feeds. BloggingThis is a guest post by Per Schmitz.

Fetching Friday – Resources Mashup & Baby Blogger on Board

Kikolani

This post is part of a weekly series, Fetching Friday, featuring the best posts of the week in blogging, business, freelancing, SEO, and social media on kikolani.com. Blogging / Writing. Are You Just Another Dumb Blogger? I’ve Got a Baby Blogger on Board!

LinkedIn for Bloggers – Branding, Authority and Traffic

Kikolani

When it comes to connecting with bloggers, I usually have no problem finding their Twitter, Facebook, StumbleUpon, and even YouTube channels. If those don’t impress you, how about the number of people who have the following in their profile: 43,112 results for blogger.

Was Eleven Years Of Relentless Blogging Worth It?

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I started blogging eleven years ago yesterday. When blogging first became something (it later become "a thing," but it just started out as something), I could feel the cloud parts and the fresh air enter my lungs. As a marketing professional, I used blogging as a gateway to share my ideas. I still believe, to this day, that we take blogging for granted. Blogging has become the gateway drug for not just breaking news, but everyone''s opinion on it.

Why Bloggers Need to Build a Subscriber List

Kikolani

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

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Time to Rethink Your Blog Strategy? Writing Epic, Incredible Blog Posts

Pam Moore

I recently saw a video and blog post from a leader in the social marketing space offering tips to generate new ideas for content blog writing. They instructed bloggers to daily “borrow” ideas and themes from other leading bloggers and influencers in their industry.

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A Dying Breed

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With each passing day, the blogger - as we have known them to date - is fading. . How many blogs do you subscribe to? If the full text is not on LinkedIn or Facebook or Medium , do you head over to a blogger's page as some form of destination that pulls you away from where you were? Before blogging existed (I started this one thirteen years ago!), Blogging really flipped that model upside down. With that, the blogs that most of us used to follow changed.

23 Outstanding Social PR Guides

Webbiquity SMM

Is blogger outreach still an effective PR strategy? Why PR Agencies Should be Great at Social Marketing, But So Few Are by SocialSteve’s Blog. You Know You Are in PR When… by B2B PR Sense Blog. ** 5 STARS. Guides to Influencer and Blogger Outreach.

How to Write a Great Business Blog Post

SocialFish

Seems that everyone’s churning out content these days – but that doesn’t mean that everyone knows how to write a really good blog post that grabs interest and keeps it. Here are just a few tips that might just help your blog writing stand out from the crowd. Think like a blogger.

Blogger Burnout

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

5,867 Words on Becoming a Conversion Machine: A Guide for Bloggers

Viper Chill

June was the first time in the history of this site where the blog gained over 1,000 subscribers in a month. Even though I’m posting as infrequently as I ever have, traffic levels are at their highest, and the blog is converting visitors into subscribers better than ever before.

Bloggers: This Is How Long Your Posts Should Be

Viper Chill

When I wrote the most important blogging analysis ever , I found that the average length of popular posts was 1,600 words. I’m not a blogger who will guess numbers and just throw stats out there, so I decided to do an in-depth analysis. This is really a valuable post for bloggers.

Successful Blogging for Small and Medium Businesses

Akamai Marketing

Blogs for business are an outstanding tool for business, they can build community, be the backbone of your social media program, and drive traffic to your website, just for starters. Welcome to blogging, the place where you try to suck less. Blog regularly 1-3X minimum per week.

How to Write a Blog Post Your Audience Can’t Resist Sharing

Sprout Social

One of the best places to create content to share is your blog. Not every blog post will resonate on social media. Here’s how to write a blog post your audience can’t resist sharing: Find Out What Your Audience Wants to Read. The next step is to write the blog post.

The TOP 25 Must-Read Internet Marketing Blogs

Writtent Blog

Thanks to the growing number of blogs popping up online, digging through the abundance of content to find resources that consistently provide value is challenging. With the TOP 25 internet marketing blog list in your Feedly account – you’ll have everything you need at your fingertips.

32 Experts Share Their Best Blog Post Promotion Tips

Kikolani

In celebration of the launch of my first premium training course on how to promote your content , I asked some of the top blogging, content marketing, and online marketing experts to answer one important question. Link out to bloggers with large followings.

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Blogger Outreach is Media Relations

blog.journalistics.com

Journalistics Home About Subscribe Blogger Outreach vs. Media Relations by Jeremy Porter on September 30, 2010 I’ve seen a lot of buzz for blogger outreach lately. Is blogger outreach really a new service offering? Where is the best place to research blogs?

Top 10 Social Media Time Saving Tips for the Busy Blogger

Kikolani

What are you doing with your blog? Focus on Your Twitter Lists, Not the Home Feed. When you start following over one hundred people on Twitter, the Home Feed becomes useless pretty quickly. Reach out to other bloggers and try to run a promotion for their audience.

Google Hangouts: Turning Bloggers into Broadcasters

ProBlogger

Blogging no longer has to be a text based conversation. Google+ has allowed bloggers to become broadcasters , adding a visual component to each blog post, and all you need to become a “Blogcaster” is a webcam, an internet connection, and Google+. Blog Promotion Social Media

Gene Carr's Patron Technology Blog

Buzz Marketing for Technology

Gene Carrs Patron Technology Blog. Subscribe to this blogs feed. And lets also assume that the competition for arts patrons attention online will increase, as high-quality blogs and independent cultural sites like www.showup.com proliferate.

Etsy's PR Nightmare: Greeting Cards Making Light Of Rape

Waxing UnLyrical

Walking the transparency talk I WAS going to write about something to do with online integrity, but, like many well-meaning bloggers, I got side-tracked by my Twitter feed. Join the Grymm & Epic community for creative entrepreneurs, or read her heavy metal blog on Steff Metal.

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

Writtent Blog

Writing a great blog involves doing many different things well. We wanted to know exactly what it takes to write a great blog, so we reached out to 29 experts and asked them this question: What are your top 3 must-follow rules for blog writing? Blogging

Maximize Blog Traffic with Top 27 SEO Plugins

Writtent Blog

Want to maximize your blog traffic? Today, I list 27 of the best search engine optimization plugins available for those looking to get more traffic to their blogs. As the name suggests, All in One SEO Pack gives you everything you’ll need to maximize blog traffic.

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Guest Blogging: The Ultimate Guide

Viper Chill

Why Guest Blog? of guest blogging then they’re going to be covered here. To begin with, let’s explain what guest blogging actually is. writes content for another website and this act makes you a ‘guest blogger.’ I am a new blogger myself.