The Blogosphere is Thriving

Mindjumpers

Tweet Blogging is here to stay. According to Technorati , people spend more and more time and resources on maintaining blogs. People today speak of the blogosphere as a collective term of bloggers. According to BlogPulse there are around 150 million blogs registered.

The Blogosphere in 2010

Social Media Marketing

I just found the State of the Blogosphere in 2010 report over at BlogHerald. It's chock full of lots of data about blogs and the bloggers who blog them, taken from the BlogPulse survey that includes over 150,000,000 blogs. Tags: study blogs news blogging

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The State of the Blogosphere 2010

www.briansolis.com

Blogging appeared passé as many individuals opted for microblogging, investing in the art of the short form. After all, the blogosphere at one point seemed to succumb to the allure of the statusphere and the effortlessness and trendiness of rapid-fire, micro publishing.

7 Ways To Build Your Brand In The Blogosphere

ProBlogger

It’s a great way to connect with potential customers – the blogosphere gives you a ready-made audience who are already interested in your type of product or service. If you’re wondering how to turbocharge your brand in the blogosphere, here are seven ways to get you started.

Blogosphere Trends + Using Infographics

ProBlogger

They add visual interest to your blog and are passed around more often than ordinary images or text. Promote your blog. If you do make your own infographics, rather than keeping them solely for yourself, use them as an opportunity to spread your blog’s brand by tagging them with your logo and allowing them to be embedded around the web, preferably with an embed code that leads back to your site. Before hosting an infographic on your blog, be sure you have the rights to do so.

10 Blogosphere Trends + 34 Handy Grammar Tips

ProBlogger

Because the same principles hold true on your blog. Good grammar can do more than just help you avoid admonishment in the comments; it can also help your blog build trust and authority. Take our grammar quiz to see whether you’re guilty of some of the most common blogging errors. Check out the Apostrophe Abuse blog for grammar-nerd amusement. There is an entire blog devoted to the misuse of this word. Tip: Banish “anyways” from your blog.

Blogosphere Trends + Effective Calls to Action

ProBlogger

Making money from your blog, growing your business, and getting readers to interact will be next to impossible if you can’t effectively motivate your audience to take action. His latest video on making money online encourages bloggers to build products, and for good reason: according to his blogging income breakdown , 40% of his February income came from ebooks and another 9% from membership sites such as Third Tribe Marketing and ProBlogger.com. Post from: ProBlogger Blog Tips.

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

Webbiquity SMM

Despite any recent recent rants you may have seen about how blogging is dead or blogs are passé , the fact of the matter is that business blogging is now more important than ever. How can a company launch (or relaunch) a new blog properly? Write great blog post headlines?

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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 went so far as instructing them how to leverage RSS feeds, do social listening and more to get ideas for new blog content.

Ten steps to building a community blog that rocks!

SocialFish

It was a simple case study, using associationTECH to look at why we created the blog, what considerations were involved in setting up moderation policies etc, how we connected it to the wider tech blogosphere, and how we measured success.

Tips for Using Keywords When Writing Blog Post

Kikolani

Are there any common keywords you’ve used regularly throughout your blog posts? When you’re focused on developing a top-notch blog post, you can start thinking about the best places for your keywords. Of course you need a keyword in the headline of your blog post. Blogging

Blogging or bust!

SocialFish

We strongly believe that building a blog is the single most important and effective thing you can do to move your association into the social age. As can your fellow association social media practitioners … Here are three great examples of association blogs to inspire you.

Is Blogging Dead or Are Companies Not Trying Hard Enough?

spinsucks.com

But the stat I want to talk about today is the number of blogs on the Internet. According to Technorati , there are 158 million blogs floating around, which is partly why I’m so surprised to keep reading that blogging is dead. And the blog fails.

3 Tips For Effective Blogger Outreach

Mindjumpers

Working with social media PR a lot of good publicity can be gained from getting the right mention of a large blog. Bloggers will only respond to you, if your topic is relevant to their blog, so make sure to have your research in order.

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.

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.

The Importance of Guest Blogging

Ari Herzog

Why does anyone bother guest blogging? Guest blogging is very important for both the blogger and the blog they are guest blogging on. Many bloggers don’t see the point in guest blogging and it baffles me! 1: Guest blogging gives you a new perspective.

5 Visual Content Curation Ideas to Ramp Up Your Blog and Social Strategy

Waxing UnLyrical

Social media and blogs require a certain frequency of posting to remain “viable” and effective. When searching for an image for a social media or blog post, search with emotive or action words instead of simply using keywords that you might use for SEO.

8 Deep Questions to Define Your Blogging Strategy

Writtent Blog

The majority of blogs aren’t a success. Anyone can launch and maintain a legendary business blog, provided they have sufficient dedication and direction. You’ve got to have a firm grasp on the rules of grammar, know the basics of SEO, and understand a little bit about blogging metrics.

7 Blogging Mistakes to Avoid in 2017

ProBlogger

However, one of the best ways to save time and money in your blogging is to learn from the mistakes of others. After all, the blogosphere is really a community – and we’re all in it together. Here are my top picks for the seven blogging mistakes you should avoid in the year ahead.

Best New B2B Marketing Blogs – The Blog Tree (Infographic)

Webbiquity SMM

The best B2B marketing blogs are once again creatively presented by marketing automation provider Eloqua and JESS3 in this year’s Blog Tree. As Joe Chernov explains in his blog tree post , “All gene pools benefit from healthy DNA, and if the blogosphere is going to continue to evolve, it’s important that new voices are heard.

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7 Writing Strategies to Boost Traffic on Your Blog

Writtent Blog

Every blogger wants to boost traffic on their blog, but not everyone has the right online writing strategies. Contrary to what newcomers to the blogosphere believe, blogging can be tough. New blogs pop up every day. Want to increase traffic to your blog?

5 Things You Can’t Blog Successfully Without

Writtent Blog

Blog successfully and you cam smile all the way to the bank. In order to achieve success, there are things every blogger must have – things you can’t blog without. If you’re just starting out with blogging, hopefully you will find this useful. What is the purpose of your blog?

What we can learn from blog firestorms.

Akamai Marketing

Its easy to imagine that the social sphere or your blog are simply just an adult playground of cool people. It isn’t worth giving up the benefits of free speech for the alternative and so it is with blogging and social media. It might be hard, but that blog post too shall pass.

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

Koka Sexton

From Blogs to Twitter and everywhere in between. I have collected a Super Link List from around the blogosphere for you to be all that you can be online! Mr. Javo’s last blog post. Pai Paisano’s last blog post. Jim Spencer’s last blog post.

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20 Killer Facts About Business Blogging

Writtent Blog

About two-thirds of marketers say their company blog is “critical” or “important” to their business. Part of the reason is that blogs are a great way to engage your visitors. ( U.addresstwo ) Still not sure whether you need to have a blog?

The Death of Blogging: Part 271

Ari Herzog

It seems that every month there is a newspaper article about the death of blogging. 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.” The Importance of Guest Blogging.

5 Essential Qualities of Growing Your Blog Quickly in a Crowded Niche

Kikolani

We all want our blogs to grow. Not only did he produce 2-3 great articles each week on his own blog, but he also managed to land more guest posts in one year than anyone I’ve ever seen… by a landslide. Learn to Post Powerful and Effective Blog Titles. Blogging

Marketing Beyond The Blog Buzz

Diva Marketing Blog

Within the past week three people from three different industries (advertising, internal branding and higher education) asked me to contribute to posts they were writing about blogs. . I wondered how different my point of view about blogs was back in the day versus today.

10 Best Time Saving Apps and Plugins To Optimize Your Blog

Kikolani

Building a blog that matters is a full-time gig these days, especially if you want to stay ahead of close to 200 million other competing blogs – which you do, right? 3 Time Saving Apps For You And Your Blog. Simply Backup Your Blog. Blogging

How to Get Traction with Your New Blog

ProBlogger

You’ve been tossing up the idea of starting a new blog for ages now. You read blogs, you love the idea of blogging, you may even want to earn some extra cash on the side, and you’ve thought “I could totally do that!” How to get traction with your new blog.

10 Unexpected Places to Find Business Blogging Inspiration

Writtent Blog

Great content creators learn to find inspiration in unexpected and surprising places, regardless of whether they’re in business blogging or composing music. Before business blogging existed, personal bloggers spent years publishing unique content to the web. Blogging

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“Reclaim Blogging”: Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook

gapingvoid.com

Home Buy Art Here Stormhoek Winer(y) Hughs Book Daily Cartoon Email About Contact/Connect Home Hugh MacLeod Cartoons drawn on the back of business cards August 19, 2011 (3 days ago) “Reclaim Blogging&# : Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook. With a blog you have to think.

How to Blog About Trending Topics

Kikolani

It is easy to forget that a blog is out there for everyone to read, when you’re writing it from the protection of your desk in your own home (or parents basement if we want to perpetuate stereotypes). Foodie Blogs. Camping and the Outdoor Blogs. Travel Blogs. Event Blogs.

20 Tips for Better Business Blogging: How to Use Blogging to Generate Leads

ProBlogger

Blogging can be an effective lead generation strategy, if done correctly. The majority of companies that hope to use content marketing to grow their businesses all understand that blogging is one of the most effective ways to go about it. Blog from Your Business Website.

How to Grow Your Blog by Interviewing Influencers

ProBlogger

Regardless of your particular industry, you likely created a blog in order to draw attention and traffic to your brand. A blog is one layer in a broad spectrum of inbound marketing techniques used to build momentum for a business. Your next interview guest in the blogging niche?

Can Communities Serve As Perfect Add-On For Your Blog?

Mindjumpers

There are several community building tools for blog promotion. Below, I have listed a few good things that a forum can do for your blog: Promote your blog/URL: Start a forum on any leading forum application like Forums or Ning with your blog name.

The Future of Blogging: I Had to Tell You This

Viper Chill

This is an important blog post, because it makes a prediction. A prediction about the future of blogging; a platform actively used by over 181 million people (Nielsen data for October 2011). What Steve Kamb did to build a six-figure blog in the overly saturated health niche.

Women in Blogging: 125 Fearless Female Bloggers

Kikolani

This list includes female bloggers that cover a huge variety of topics in the blogosphere. So without further ado, here are the fearless females in blogging, organized alphabetically by first name (as a few in the list go by pen name or don’t publicize their last name).

Blog World LA 2011 Recap – Session Notes and Experiences from #BWELA

Kikolani

Because I decided the night before, until 2:30am in the morning, was a great time to update my blog with new pages for my favorite subjects ( blogging , business , SEO , and social media ) and my new services. Do more than just a blog post for a product review.